SCOTTISH SPACE SCHOOL @ STRATHCLYDE 2018 – Closing date for applications 21 January

FAO all S5 Students

SCOTTISH SPACE SCHOOL @ STRATHCLYDE 2018

The 2018 Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 10-15 June 2018 and applications are now being invited via the online application system.

Now in its 15th year at the University, the Scottish Space School continues to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and is aimed at S5 pupils in Scotland currently studying Maths and Science subjects at Higher level.

Applications must be made online and further information and the online application form is available at:
http://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/scottishspaceschool/

If you would like further information or have any questions regarding the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at: scottishspaceschool@strath.ac.uk

Skills Scotland Event Morning Thursday 9 November

Students who intend on leaving school in 2018 (June or December) should attend this event to help plan their destination and/or back up plans B and C.

£4 is required to cover the cost of transport plus a completed consent form. Please return this to Mrs Wilson or Miss Patterson in the guidance office to secure a place.
(If you are over 16 you can complete the consent form yourself).

Website: http://www.skillsscotlandedinburgh.co.uk/site/23/Welcome.html

Higher Education Convention 2016

Higher Education Convention

Edinburgh Corn Exchange

Wednesday 7th September 2016 12.00 – 3.30

All S5 or S6 students intending or considering University should attend this event.

It is being run on the Wednesday afternoon to minimise disruption as students will only need to miss one academic lesson.
The cost will be £4.00 per student to cover the cost of the coach there and back.

There are only 66 places available strictly on a first come first served basis.

Consent form and £4.00 must be handed in to Mrs Wilson in the guidance office to secure a place. (See below)

Once all places have been allocated and a place confirmed Miss Patterson will arrange for those going on the trip to register for a ticket with her during SE at the start of next term.

S@S Accelerate 2016

S@S Accelerate offer two summer programmes, which are held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, for pupils at the end of S4, S5 and thinking about going to University. It aims to provide a targeted focus on the pupils’ chosen area of academic interest, giving them a head start on the road to their chosen career.

In 2016, there are ten areas pupils can choose from, depending on their career aspirations:

S@S Accelerate 1 (Monday 20th  – Friday 24th June 2016)

  • Mini Space Academy (Electronic & Electrical Engineering)
  • Psychology
  • Product Design
  • Sport

S@S Accelerate 2 (Monday 25th – Friday 29th July 2016)

  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Physics

The cost of S@S Accelerate is £125 and the programme it is non-residential.

Please visit our website for further information: http://www.strath.ac.uk/sees/wideningaccess/

New immunisation programme against meningitis

Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian were distributed to pupils in S3 to S6 on Tuesday 1 December.

Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.

In addition this year all S3 – S6 pupils are recommended a meningitis vaccine (ACWY). This is to protect against the W strain of meningitis which is on the increase across the UK.

Please read the letter, discuss the vaccinations and return completed and signed consent forms to school by Friday 11 December.injections

Exam Timetables

If you are in S4-6 and are due to be sitting SQA exams shortly and have NOT yet received your examination timetable, please contact the school office as a matter of urgency.  Many thanks.

Exam Leave 2015

Please see below letter that was recently distributed to all S4-6 students. Further copies can be obtained from the office or downloaded. The exam leave sheet should be returned to the school office no later than Tuesday 31 March.