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.
Spooky stuff Fancy dress fun at school