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PARENTS’ INFORMATION EVENING FOR S6 STUDENTS AND PARENTS/CARERS

PARENTS’ INFORMATION EVENING FOR S6 STUDENTS AND PARENTS/CARERS

UCAS APPLICATIONS AND GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR S6

MONDAY 27 AUGUST – 7.30 PM – SCHOOL ASSEMBLY HALL

S6 students have received a letter giving details of the information evening next Monday.  If your daughter/son is considering applying to Higher Education it is essential you attend.  Students should also come along to the meeting. 

A representative from the University of Edinburgh will give an input to the presentation, after which there will be time for questions and refreshments.

Please return the tear-off slip by Friday 24 August if you are able to attend.

Scottish Media Academy Summer School

The Scottish Media Academy’s summer school is now taking bookings for July and August. The five day course covers radio, television, online and print, including journalism, production and presenting techniques. It is designed and delivered by qualified university academics and media professionals. Courses run from radio stations including Forth One in Edinburgh and Clyde 1 in Glasgow.

The summer school is specifically designed for students in 4th, 5th and 6th year with a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism or the media.  The minimum age is 15 and we will guarantee the early bird discount to your students. (They should quote TALENT when booking). Please circulate this information to students and parents and visit www.scottishmediaacademy.com for more information.

FRANCE (Dordogne) TRIP UPDATE

Several people have asked us to clarify a few points:

Clothing:

All specialised clothing and equipment will be provided where and when required.  e.g. wetsuits and climbing harnesses etc.

You are likely to get wet (often!)  Please make sure you have plenty changes of clothing, including underwear.  It is likely to be warm (during the day and in the evenings) in France, so lots of shorts and t-shirts.  It might be an idea to bring an old pair of trainers that you don’t mind getting wet during the water based activities – or a pair of “Crocs” are great too.

Casual clothes for the evenings.

Phones/MP3 Players/IPods etc:

You bring these items at your own risk!

We are unsure if you will get a phone reception for your phone at the site.  There are pay phones available.

There is a DVD player on the bus – please feel free to bring some.

Spending Money:

We are recommending a maximum of 70 Euros.  For safekeeping, this should be paid to Miss Walker who will look after it, and dispense it back to you as and when you want it.

Passports:

If you are under 18, you are covered on the school’s collective passport and you do not need to bring your own one.

If you are already 18, or will turn 18 during the trip, you must bring your own.

EHIC Cards:

Please ensure that you hand in your European Health Insurance Card to Mr Kidd now!  This is vital to avoid any medical expenses should anyone need it.

Food and Drink:

Your accommodation is full board.

We are planning to bring a selection of drinks (water and fruit juices) and some snacks for the bus journey.  However, feel free to bring your own preferences.  Not too much though!!!

Bus Times:

We are still waiting on the travel company confirming the time we will be leaving the school on the Friday.  We will post a note here as soon as we know.

Any other questions, please come and see Mr Frost, Mr Kidd or Miss Walker.

S4 – Study Leave

Reminder –  S4 classes that Study Leave does not begin until end of the day on Tuesday (24 April) with the exception of pupils who have a SG Computing exam next Wednesday (25 April).  Those pupils doing the computing exam have permission to be off on exam leave on Tuesday – everyone else should be in on the Tuesday.

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.