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
Please get in touch if you have any questions
R. McNaughton (Party Leader)
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
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.
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:
- The Animator’s Toolbox
- The Business Apprentice
- CSI Ross High
- Fashion Design and Textiles
- First Aid and Heart Start
- Holiday Spanish
- Human Anatomy
- Jewellery Design
- The Science of Sports Performance
- Travel and Tourism
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.
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,
Rhythmical movement which is the inherent essence of all things.
Ultimately, there’s only movement,
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!