Third and fourth year Enterprise groups recently took part in a trip to Scotkart in Cambuslang. They have worked hard throughout the year to make products and provide services to raise money to fund the trip. They made and sold Halloween products and provided a stall at the Christmas market selling Christmas crafts. They also organised tuck shops for school events, this resulted in them raising £340. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day as a reward for all their efforts.
Ms Kelly organised her Chick Café by popular demand on Friday 10th February. Staff, pupils and parents got involved by bringing in baking and buying cakes. An excellent total of £235 was raised which helps pay for the eggs to hatch over the next few days. Thanks to Ms Kelly for organising the event and everyone who contributed to make it a success.
Subject Choice Information Evening
On Monday 6th February we held our Subject Choice Information Evening. The evening was a huge success with over 200 parents and carers attending. Senior staff delivered presentations on careers, and subject choice for parents and carers from S1 to S6. Over the coming weeks, pupils will have the opportunity to meet with their Pupil Support teacher to discuss their own learner journey and decide on the subjects which they feel will give them the best opportunity to achieve their career goals. We would like to thank our parents and carers for supporting the event and encourage them to speak to a member of the Pupil Support team for further information on subject and career choices. Pupils will be looking at this during PSE and Health and wellbeing classes throughout the rest of the term.
Our senior students have now completed their prelim examinations and have received their results from their class teachers. Reports will be issued to parents on 23rd February. Thanks again to our parents and carers for supporting and encouraging our senior students throughout the examination period. Our supported study programme continues this term and we would encourage as many students as possible to attend. We will also be holding an Easter Revision School and further details will be provided by Miss Ainslie.
University of Glasgow’s Early Secondary Programme
The University of Glasgow’s Early Secondary Programme is a widening participation programme aimed at S1-S3 school pupils. The early engagement programme is aimed at raising aspirations and pupils’ awareness of their future options and highlighting the link between secondary education and the future. On Monday 6th Feb our S1-S3 pupils participated in a variety of activities which encouraged them to think about their future; the skills and qualities they gain through different school subjects and address any misconceptions the pupils might have about higher education. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the visit and gave a lot of position feedback about the sessions.
S4 Careers Fair
On Wednesday 8th February, a careers fair was held for all pupils in S4 providing them with information about their options upon leaving school. Stalls from various colleges and universities were set up to provide pupils with information about applying to further education. A number of well-known companies also came to speak pupils about applying for jobs. Further visits were made by the local police and the army. Pupils had access to a wealth of information and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon with lots of positive feedback. Many of the guests also commented on the excellent behaviour of the pupils. The event was organised by Miss Ainslie and Yvonne MacBean and was a great success.
Mr Snelling’s Eco Group have been taking part in various activities over the past few months. They worked together to create a video about the Sensory Garden they are planning to build in the school. They have sent the video into a number of competitions to raise money for the garden. The group have also put in an application to Tesco’s Bag for Change to raise more money to help fund the sensory garden. Alongside this, they also collected and recycled 6, 645 Christmas cards in the month of January. These have been donated to charity via Marks and Spencers.
Ms Boyd in the music department has been working hard over the past month to raise money for Cancer Prevention charities. An open-mic session was arranged on Wednesday 22nd February to raise money for this cause. Pupils from S1-S4 took the stage to perform popular songs to raise money for Cancer Research. Well done to all pupils involved and Ms Boyd for organising the event.
Art and Design News
Twenty Art and Design works produced by our Pupils have been selected to be included in the Annual Youth Arts Festival. The Exhibition takes place in Greenfaulds High School from Monday 27th Feb-Wednesday 1st March. This is an excellent achievement for all pupils involved.