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USA 2017

This is the latest letter for the West Coast USA trip in June 2017.  A reminder too of the payment dates (unless you have informed me that you are paying it as a lump sum in February/March):

June 2015                   £200

30th Sept 2015           £200

30th Nov 2015             £200

29th Feb 2016              £200

31st April 2016             £200

30th June 2016            £200

30th Sept 2016             £200

30th Nov 2016             £200

31st Jan 2017              £200

Mid March 2017          £200

november-2016-letter

Please get in touch if you have any questions

R. McNaughton (Party Leader)

Course Choices

S2 Course Choices

Please use the documents below to help with course choices for S2 pupils going in to S3.

S2-3 Course Preference Sheet

S3 Enrichment

All S2 parents will be invited to attend a coursing interview at Ross High School between Wednesday 20th January and Monday 8th February. Parents and pupils will be able to ask questions and seek advice from Guidance, Support for Learning, The 16+ Team and Senior Managers. Interview will be 10 minutes long and will take place in the Social Area. Please contact Guidance Support if you wish to discuss your appointment.

 

Senior Course Choices (S3-5)

Please use the documents below to help with course choices for S3-5 pupils going into senior classes.

Senior Course Choice Booklet 2016

Senior Course Choice Form 2016

In response to parental feedback and in an attempt to further improve our communication with families attending Ross High School, we have made some improvements to our coursing systems. This year we hope to meet with all the parents and pupils of S3, S4 and S5 to discuss course choice. Interviews will be available between Monday 29th February and Wednesday 16th March. Parents and pupils will be able to ask questions and seek advice from Guidance, Support for Learning, The 16+ Team and Senior Managers. Interviews will be 10 minutes long and will take place in the Social Area. Please contact Guidance Support if you wish to discuss your appointment.

S3 Enrichment Choices

All S3 pupils will choose their next enrichment course (which will start after Christmas) during period 6 on Wednesday 9th December. Click here to download the course choice booklet.

If you require any assistance please contact your guidance teacher.

 

The courses that will be running are as follows:

  1. The Animator’s Toolbox
  2. The Business Apprentice
  3. CSI Ross High
  4. Fashion Design and Textiles
  5. First Aid and Heart Start
  6. Holiday Spanish
  7. Human Anatomy
  8. Jewellery Design
  9. Photography
  10. The Science of Sports Performance
  11. Travel and Tourism

National Qualifications on Planit

Gateway has launched a great new National Qualifications area on Planit, just in time for the busy Options Choice season. The exciting new design and structure makes it even easier for teachers, pupils and parents to explore information on NQ subjects and courses.

Each course description includes links to potential progression routes in: school, further study, training and employment. Two new features mean that:

  • pupils can link directly to the Subject/Careers lists for each subject
  • parents can link to the relevant Nationals in a Nutshell leaflet produced by the National Parent Forum ((NPFS).

Visit the new ‘Nationals’ section it now at www.planitplus.net/Nationals to see what’s on offer.

We’d also welcome your feedback and suggestions for further improvements to this area.

Use the online Feedback Form on Planit’s home page at https://www.planitplus.net. You’ll find it just under the Teachers’ Area. Thank you for your ongoing support.

National Poetry Day 2015

light

This year’s theme is LIGHT, marking the UN International Year of Light 2015. The following poem by Margaret Tait considers what light is:

Did you say it’s made of waves?

Yes, that’s it.

I wonder what the waves are made of.

Oh, waves are made of waves.

Waves are what they are,

Shimmeringness,

Oscillation,

Rhythmical movement which is the inherent essence of all things.

Ultimately, there’s only movement,

Nothing else.

The movement that light is

Comes out of the sun

And it’s so gorgeous a thing

That nothing else is ever anything unless lit by it.

Why not share your favourite #LightLyrics on Twitter?

“Lights will guuuuuuide you home” from Coldplay is a definite favourite!