Sutton Trust Summer School 28 June to 3 July 2020

The Sutton Trust Summer School at the University of St Andrews is held each year in order to give pupils in S5 the chance to experience a week in the life of a university student. It has been proven that this experience, aimed at pupils who fulfil most of the criteria set out in the information material, is of great benefit when applying to competitive universities.

The residential week includes study within academic areas of interest, social activities and advice on UCAS related topics. The week is free of charge and pupils are only required to bring spending money for their personal use.

Applications are now open, and I would encourage your pupils to apply early. Applications close on 3 March 2020.

Further information can be found online at: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/access/projects/sutton-trust

If you have any questions about the Sutton Trust Summer School, please do not hesitate to contact us by email schools.access@st-andrews.ac.uk or by calling 01334 462315.

Running Club – Get fit in 2020!

We are looking for pupils from S1-6 to join our weekly running group, regardless of fitness, ability or stamina!

Come along to PE at 3.50pm every Monday with Mrs Malamos and the runners.

Starts back Monday 13th January – looking forward to seeing you there!

Pupil Winter skills weekends in March – spaces still available.

Great opportunity for pupils in 3, 4, 5 and 6th year who could benefit from a challenge/residential experience in the Scottish mountain wonderland this winter.

All they should need to know is here … https://www.edubuzz.org/eloes/2019/12/12/winter-adventure-residential-weekends-in-the-cairngorms/

Parents can book on directly – all PC1 info and payment is online via BookingLive at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/outdoorlearningbookings

More than welcome to accommodate any teachers/volunteers who want to help , and gain experience.

Need any more info?  drop an email – or outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk

School Photographs

Please find below times for Senior student photos taking place this Monday 2nd December.

6Go1 9am

6Go2 9.15am

6Gr1 9.30am

9.45am This will be for all S6 students and SMT

6Gr2 10am

6Gr3 10.15am

6Se1 10.30

6Se2 10.30/11am

Senior teams/House captains 11am.  Sports teams 11.15.

Times may alter slightly on Monday.

Foundation Apprenticeships

East Lothian Works’ Foundation Apprenticeship leaflet for 2020-2022 has been released! This leaflet displays the frameworks on offer for students, and identifies the pathways available for young Foundation Apprenticeship pupils. This year’s leaflet is particularly special as it features some of our current Foundation Apprenticeship students either at their workplace, or in the classroom. East Lothian Works would like to extend a huge thank you to these young people for being a part of this leaflet.

Foundation Apprenticeships are fantastic opportunities to gain knowledge in a certain subject while also gaining invaluable work experience. This provides students with a competitive edge when applying for jobs, Modern/Graduate Apprenticeships, Universities, and/or Colleges. They also boost confidence, self-esteem, and can provide pupils with a clear sense of direction once they leave school.

Foundation Apprenticeships are available to Senior Phase students. If you are interested in doing a Foundation Apprenticeship please speak to your Guidance Teacher.