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UCAS Ap­pli­ca­tions

Sixth-year stu­dents who in­tend to en­ter higher ed­u­ca­tion when they leave school are cur­rently work­ing to­gether with stage head Mr Gerry Mcquaid and other staff to put the fin­ish­ing touches to their per­sonal state­ments in prepa­ra­tion for sub­mis­sion to UCAS. Pupils will also meet with a staff men­tor to of­fer ad­di­tional sup­port and guid­ance through their ap­pli­ca­tion.

The school wish them all the very best with this very im­por­tant next stage in their ca­reers. Higher com­put­ing sci­ence visit

S5/ 6 pupils study­ing the higher com­put­ing sci­ence course took part in a visit to Edge Test­ing. This is a na­tional com­pany who spe­cialise in test­ing com­puter code for other com­pa­nies.

The stu­dents were taken through the process of how Edge Test­ing tests their clients’ com­puter pro­grams and how the re­sults are fed back to their clients.

This was an ex­tremely in­for­ma­tive visit from which the pupils gained a lot and it was good ex­pe­ri­ence to see class­room the­ory put into prac­tice. Hal­loween disco

Last week the sixth year Per­sonal De­vel­op­ment stu­dents or­gan­ised a Hal­loween disco for first year pupils. It was a great suc­cess, and an en­joy­able time was had by all. This event will con­trib­ute to their Higher Per­sonal De­vel­op­ment fo­lio. The sixth years dec­o­rated the hall beau­ti­fully and the team acted as DJS and cater­ers, en­sur­ing that there were enough treats to feast on.

The evening was cap­tured with an ar­ray of pho­to­graphs and these were dis­played around the school TVS show­ing the su­perb ef­forts of all guests.

The school thank Mrs Lorna Brand from the BCT depart­ment and home school part­ner­ship of­fi­cer Ian Mac­far­lane for their con­tin­ued work with this group of young peo­ple. Well done to all in­volved! Mary’s Meals

Re­li­gious Ed­u­ca­tion classes are col­lect­ing ma­te­ri­als for the Mary’s Meals Back­pack ap­peal.

Mary’s Meals pro­vides a meal for children in schools in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries through­out the world.

Through the back­pack ap­peal, they pro­vide the sta­tionery and other ma­te­ri­als which children ur­gently need to sup­port their learn­ing.

Pupils have been given leaflets list­ing the re­sources re­quired. Please en­cour­age them to be as gen­er­ous as pos­si­ble. S4 Mod­ern stud­ies

As part of the na­tional democ­racy in Scot­land unit, fourth year Mod­ern Stud­ies stu­dents vis­ited the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment on Oc­to­ber 25.

They were met by Con­stituency MSP for Ud­dingston and Bell­shill Richard Lyle and his staff, given a tour of the par­lia­ment build­ing and had the op­por­tu­nity to watch a lively First Min­is­ter’s Ques­tion Time.

They even got to meet FM Ni­cola Stur­geon and Deputy FM and Cabi­net Sec­re­tary for Ed­u­ca­tion and Skills John Swin­ney. Richard then took the time to an­swer the ques­tions the pupils had pre­pared for him. It was an ex­cit­ing and in­for­ma­tive day for all.

The school would like to give thanks to the MSPS and the First Min­is­ter and Deputy First Min­is­ter for giv­ing up time from their im­por­tant sched­ules. Holy­day of Obli­ga­tion Mass

A whole school Mass for The Solem­nity of All Saints was cel­e­brated by His Lord­ship Bishop Toal on Thursday, Novem­ber 1. The school are grate­ful for His Lord­ship’s cel­e­bra­tion of Mass, where pupils and staff could re­flect on the lives of their de­ceased rel­a­tives, friends, pupils and mem­bers of staff.

The school’s book of Remembrance is now on dis­play so that prayers may be of­fered for the re­pose of their souls. Diary dates

Tues­day, Novem­ber 13 – S3 Par­ents’ Evening 16.00-18.30

Mon­day, Novem­ber 19– In-ser­vice Day Three (Pupil Hol­i­day)

Thursday, Novem­ber 22 – S5/ 6 Par­ents’ Evening 16.00-18.30

Tues­day, Novem­ber 27 – S4 Progress As­sess­ments com­mence.

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