The S2 Schools Of programme has now been finalised and S2 students will be making their choices during their Schools of lesson on periods 6&7 on Wednesday 26th. Teachers will go through the description of what is on offer and how to choose.
A description of the Schools on offer is shown below.
Students can make their choices in class on the 26th, or wait and do it at home after discussion with parents and carers. The deadline for completing the Form is the end of the day on Thursday 27th August. Students will find out their allocated School in registration on Tuesday 1st September and start their chosen programme on Wednesday 2nd of September.
There is a very tight turnaround for this to allow us to allocate students and start the programmes as soon as possible. If there is a problem with making choices, or a student is absent, please email Jeni Allan at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to help.
School Of Title
School of Philosophy
Philosophy, Film and Fresh Air
This course will help you to take the time and space to think about and discuss in depth some of the important questions many people ask to help them make sense of life. A variety of films will be used to stimulate discussion on specific issues – for example The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey, might stimulate a discussion about ‘how do we know what is real?’ At times the discussions will be taken outdoors, to walk in the footsteps of such famous thinkers as Aristotle, Plato, Nietzsche and Jobs, who believed that walking helped to generate deep thinking.
School of Investigative Science
This course is aimed at students who have a keen interest in science and wish to hone their investigative and research skills.
You will get the chance to learn about topics not taught in the core curriculum and to improve your problem solving and teamwork skills. There will be an opportunity to develop the numeracy, data handling and data presentation skills that are a crucial part of every scientist’s toolkit. Scientists aren’t afraid to work hard, so you will need a good work ethic to get the most out of this course!
School of Aspiring Mathematicians
Our super-curricular classes are designed to stretch and inspire you in the art and practice of Mathematics. You will broaden your knowledge of Maths, and develop your enjoyment of the subject. We will be solving puzzles, completing problem solving tasks and carrying out investigations, as well as exploring entirely new concepts that you haven’t studied in class. There will be an opportunity to enter the Scottish Mathematical Challenge Junior level where you can receive an award for your entry.
This course is aimed at students who enjoy puzzles, problem solving and… Maths!
School of Arts and Crafts
If you love inventing, creating, drawing and making things you will enjoy School of Arts and Crafts. You will be introduced to new ideas, different techniques and a wide variety of lessons to do with the visual arts. This might include drawing, painting, model-making, collage or photography for example. There is no cost to this course, but we do ask for enthusiasm for arts and crafts and an open-minded attitude. Suitable for beginners and experts alike!
School of Home Economics (HE)
Food Product Development; sustainable practices. Developing new products from a design brief. Enterprise tasks, new business ideas for the food & drink industry.
School of Rugby
You will work towards achieving a Dynamic Youth Award. Building on experiences of S1 SoR to develop skills, knowledge and teamwork. Participating in fitness routines to support personal development.
School of Football
With input from Football ASC, you will work towards achieving a Dynamic Youth Award. Building on experiences of S1 SoF to develop skills, knowledge and teamwork. Participating in fitness routines to support personal development. This School welcomes boys and girls.
S1-S3 Vet Medicine Information Evening – Wednesday 27th November 2019
Vet Medicine Information Evening is aimed at S1-S3 pupils and their parents/guardians and will take place on Wednesday 27th November from 19:00 – 20:30 at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at Easter Bush, Midlothian.
The event aims to give pupils and their guests an idea of what it involves being a vet and a vet student as well as what it takes to become a vet. By the end of the session, pupils and their parents/guardians should be able to:
Identify some of the variety of areas vets can work in once qualified
Discuss some of the main roles/tasks carried out by vets
Discuss the some of the main aspects of a vet medicine degree & student life
List all the universities in the UK that currently offer Vet Medicine degrees
List the main subjects pupils need to take when they get to S4, S5 and S6
Discuss some of the basics of the application & selection process for Vet Medicine
This is an exciting new event we are running for the first time this year. We hope as many pupils as possible will benefit from finding out more about what it takes to become a vet at this early stage in school and help prepare them for what will be require in their later years in school should they want to pursue a career as a vet.
Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls
20 – 21 January 2020 and 23 – 24 January 2020
Applications Now Open!
Following the success of the Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls outreach programme which saw 100 S2 girls take part in a variety of Engineering challenges here at the University of Strathclyde in January 2019, I am delighted to inform you that the programme will be running again in January 2020.
The programme is again being delivered in collaboration with the Weir Group – one of Scotland’s oldest and best-known global engineering companies, with a current workforce of 14,000. Following a successful first year in 2018, the programme was expanded for 2019 to run twice, giving 100 girls the opportunity to take part and we are delighted to be able to run the programme twice in 2020. 50 girls will be invited to attend from 20-21 January 2020 and a second group of 50 girls will be invited to attend from 23-24 January 2020. The information leaflet below provides further information on the 2-day programme.
The programme is fully-funded by the Weir Group and all student costs, including a contribution towards travel costs, will be covered. The programme is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the Strathclyde University Campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils. For the pupils’ convenience, we will arrange for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.
Pupils should apply using the online application form available at the website as detailed in the attached leaflet. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 30 October 2019 and pupils will be sent a confirmation email upon receipt of their application. The selection panel will meet early in November and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application on Friday 15 November 2019. In the application form, pupils are asked to supply the name and contact details for a teacher who can provide a statement in support of their application. Teachers will receive an automated email which will include a designated link to the online application in order to submit their statement. We ask that teacher statements are submitted online by Wednesday 6 November 2019, in order for the application to be considered. Successful applicants will be informed as to which of the dates they have been allocated to attend (either 20-21 January OR 23-24 January 2020). Please note that applicants will be allocated to a specific date by the Young WEIR-WISE organizing committee and this date will be final – changes cannot be made following the allocation.
If you would like any further information on the programme, please contact us by email at
The My Place Photography Competition is a built environment photographic project run by the Scottish Civic Trust for primary and secondary school-aged children throughout Scotland. It aims to provide young people with the opportunity to express their thoughts, experiences and perspectives on the heritage, buildings and archaeology around them.
All entries will be placed in an online gallery, displayed in a public exhibition and recognised with a certificate.
Two winners will be selected by a panel of judges and these will go on to represent Scotland in a worldwide exhibition and catalogue.
Competition deadline: 31 JANUARY 2014
If you would like to enter this competition or would like more information please see Mr Lanyon
Activities Week 2013 will be launched in assemblies this week. From Friday 12th April to Friday 26th April you will be able to make your Activity Options online, a link will be posted on the school website. Everyone must complete the online form.
You will need your edubuzz email and password to log on. If you do not know it please see Mr Stewart or Mr Lanyon.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh is inviting applications for the spring session of Startup Science Masterclasses. These are run in partnership with, and take place at universities across Scotland. The Masterclasses are intended to give young people who have shown interest in science and technology the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience.
Four Masterclasses will take place on successive Saturday mornings and will comprise of a mixture of talks and fun, practical activities with guidance and encouragement from session leaders. Further Information can also be view on our website http://www.rse.org.uk/news/news.php?id=143.
There is no limit to the number of students who apply from one school; however places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Once applications have been received we will correspond with students and parents at their home address.
Activities Week 2012 takes place during the last week of the summer term 25th-29th June. Pupils have been given a list of activities to choose from that they will participate in on the Monday to Thursday. On the Friday we will be holding a whole school event and barbque.
Pupils must return their activity choices form to their register teacher or school office by Wednesday 28th March. Please ensure the PC1 is also completed.
If pupils require more information about any of the activities on offer they should speak to the member of staff responsible for it.
Any other questions they should direct to Mr Lanyon.
House points will be allocated to the first three register classes in each year group to have a 100% return of forms.