S3 Girls in Physics Event at George Watson’s College on 31 October 2013

If you have an interest in Physics and think you may want to pursue this in the future then this is for you. We have an opportunity for fifteen S3 girls to attend the day event at George Watson’s College on Thursday 31 October. This event is a great way for you to find out more about careers and further studies in physics.  The day is full of hands on activities run by the observatory, army and various universities and companies who employ physicists. It is attended by schools from all over Scotland so it a fantastic way to develop team building and communication skills. It’s a fun and informative day with lunch being provided. Spaces are limited so if you are interested please give your name to Mrs Cargill Lab 1 (Mon – Wed)  before 13 September it will be first come first served.

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Photography Club

Interested in Photography?
Want to find out how to take better pictures?
Fancy joining a new club?

Come along and see Mr Lanyon on Wednesday 4th September at 1.15pm for more information. You do not need to have your own camera to join this club.

Year Group Assemblies – Friday 7 June

Year Group Assemblies will take place on Friday 7 June:

S1           8.50 am

S2           9.30 am

S3           11.05 am

Once started, they will only take 10 minutes. Although this is a second Friday assembly, I have moved the year groups around to spread the disruption.

REMINDER – Course Choice forms (S3-5 Students)

Could all current S3 students who have not yet returned their preliminary course choice form please do so as a matter of urgency. 

Could all current S4/5 students who have not yet returned their preliminary/final course choice form please do so as a matter of urgency.

Thanks for your help.

Activities Week

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.


Course Choice Forms – REMINDER

Reminder all S3 into S4 course choice forms should be handed in by tomorrow (Thursday 21 March).

All preliminary S4 and S5 course choice forms should have been handed in by now.  Final course choice forms should be handed to your Guidance Teacher at latest Friday 22 March.

USA 2013

Following the success of our trip to South West USA in February this year we are looking to make a return visit in October 2013. This trip is open to those who will be in S3 – S5 from August 2012. Letters can be collected from Mr Lanyon.

Current S3 – Work Experience

All current S3 students will be given the opportunity to go out on Work Experience next September. Gr1, Go1 and Se1 will be on placement the week beginning 17th Sept and all other classes will be on placement week beginning 24th Sept. Over the next two months S3 students will be encouraged by their Guidance Teacher to find a placement themselves – the deadline for submission of this ‘self found placement’ is Friday 22nd June. This deadline cannot be extended for any circumstance and self found placement forms will not be accepted after this date.

A self found placement will allow the student to work in an environment of their choosing and ensure that a placement is attained. Self – found placement forms will be issued through Social Education lessons at the beginning of May and must be completed and handed back by 22nd June.

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Activities Week

Pupil options form
Letter to parents

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.


Adventure Camp 2012 – Last chance!

This is the last call for those wanting to sign up for Adventure Camp 2012 which is open to all pupils currently in S1 – S6. This year it will be held at the Lochgoilhead Centre, Lochgoilhead, Argyll. With a full activity program including, sailing, kayaking, climbing, gorge running, archery, abseiling, jacobs ladder plus many more its one not to miss.  Staying in dorms & lodges. The approximate cost is £200 which includes transport, food, activities, a personal chef, dish washer and a commemorative t-shirt. Letters can be collected from Mr Lanyon, Ms Douglas or Ms Young. If you need any more information please speak to Mr Lanyon or have a look at the centre website by clicking the link above.

The closing date for the return of deposits is Friday 18th November.