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Wednesday 24th February 2018

S1 S2 S3
THE PRELIM DIET : starts Monday 15 January for 2 weeks. During the 2 weeks of prelims period 5 and lunch will swop, lunch will be from 12:25 – 1:15 and P5 will start at 1:15. During this period on a Monday to Thursday tuck shop at break will be in the pastoral corridor, on a Friday it will be in canteen as normal.

GUITAR CLUB: Starts next Thursday lunch time, 1.25pm in music room 112. Mr Milligan 
 
BRASS BAND:  Starts next Thursday lunch time in music room 114. Miss Bennett

S3 - DEVELOPING THE YOUNG WORKFORCE EVENT (MODERN LANGUAGES)– EDINBURGH – TUESDAY 30/01 : Reminder: if you are interested in going to the event, return your slip to your Modern Languages teacher before the end of the week.

FILM CLUB. Every Thursday lunchtime (can bring lunch along). Mr McKee's room (English, 207).

IMMUNISATIONS FOR S3 – THURSDAY 1st FEBRUARY. Reminder - Please return any outstanding forms to reception asap. Immunisations will take place in the main Assembly hall on the 1st February.

FANTASY SIX NATIONS COMPETITION : This year's six nations fantasy rugby competition is now up and running. See Mr Gruba for more information on how to enter.

SCOTTISH SCHOOLS AQUATHLON : Any pupil who would like to know more about this competition then please come and see Mr Brown.  Entries will close the beginning of February.

BATTLEFIELDS TRIP 2018 (RESCHEDULED MEETING) : There will be a meeting for all participants of the Battlefields Trip on Wednesday 24th Jan at 12.40pm in rm 111  - Mr Clement's room. It is vital that everyone going on the trip attends this meeting as important information about the trip will be given out. Bring your lunch up to Rm 111 and you can eat while at the meeting. 

BADMINTON - The Border Badminton Secondary School Championship is taking place in Earlston High School on Sunday 28th January.  If you would like to be entered for the tournament see Mr Jeffries ASAP!

SCOTTISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY : Anyone who wishes to enter Scottish School  Cross country Championship on Saturday 3rd March at Hopetoun House Edinburgh Please see Mrs Rome for Further details .

SPRINT AND FITNESS TRAINING : All S1-3 Hockey girls are invited to sprint and fitness training on Friday afternoons from 1.45- 2.45 . Get yourself fit ready for your hockey tournaments.


TEMPEST PHOTOS : S6 Group and Profile pictures are ready to collect at reception.
 
ARTS, MUSIC AND SPORTS GROUPS S1- S6 : All photos ready to be collected from reception.

DIPTHERIA, TETANUS AND POLIO AND MENINGOCOCCAL ACWY - Immunisation Session - Thursday 1st February 2018 - Venue: Assembly Hall. Please remember to have something to eat and drink before you attend the session.
3TY 0930
3TX 1000
3YX 1100
3EX 1130
3AX 1200
3EY 1230
Any 4th, 5th , 6th year at 1405 (if received form).

 

 

S4 S5 S6
THE PRELIM DIET : starts Monday 15 January for 2 weeks. During the 2 weeks of prelims period 5 and lunch will swop, lunch will be from 12:25 – 1:15 and P5 will start at 1:15. During this period on a Monday to Thursday tuck shop at break will be in the pastoral corridor, on a Friday it will be in canteen as normal.
Remember class teachers are available throughout this period for extra help/ revision.

GUITAR CLUB: Starts Thursday lunch time, 1.25pm in music room 112. Mr Milligan 
 
BRASS BAND:  Starts Thursday lunch time in music room 114. Miss Bennett

BORDERS COLLEGE FULL-TIME APPLICATIONS : Students planning to apply for full-time courses at Borders College should apply on-line AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The courses will fill up as applications are received. Speak to your Guidance teacher or Mrs Catto for advice.
 
FILM CLUB. Every Thursday lunchtime (can bring lunch along). Mr McKee's room (English, 207).

BORDER SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY : Any pupil who is interested in competing in the above competition please give your name to Mr Brown.  The school done really well at this last year and we are looking to enter a team in to each age group (S1, S2, S3, Snr).  The race will be on Thursday 15th March.

ARMY WORK EXPERIENCE 19 – 23 February : Could those pupils who have been approached about the Army Youth Outreach programme in February please get their consent forms back to Mrs Catto urgently.
 
 BURNS SUPPER : Galashiels Academy Tanzania group and Prom committee have arranged a Burns Supper for Friday 26th January. S5/6 students and teachers are invited to attend the event which includes a four course meal, live music and the obligatory speeches. Tickets are priced at £15 for students and £18 for adults. For more information see Mr Gruba
 
SCOTTISH SCHOOLS AQUATHLON : Any pupil who would like to know more about this competition then please come and see Mr Brown.  Entries will close the beginning of February.

S3 NATIONAL 4 MUSIC PERFORMANCE PRELIMS: For preparation for the performance prelims on Thursday (25th) there will be after school sessions until 5pm on Monday & Tuesday for students wanting extra help and practice. Miss Bennett  

SCOTTISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY : Anyone who wishes to enter Scottish School  Cross country Championship on Saturday 3rd March at Hopetoun House Edinburgh Please see Mrs Rome for Further details .

PRELIM EXAMINATIONS MISSED DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURE : Exams that were scheduled for Wednesday 17 January and Thursday 18 January are now rescheduled for Monday 29 January and Tuesday 30 January respectively. The exams take place at exactly the same times and in the same venues. Additional exam arrangements are the same. Study leave will continue until Tuesday 30 January.
The current arrangements for the canteen, and changes to the school day, remain the same until Tuesday 30 January. For pupils who have rescheduled exams due to being on ski trip, see Mrs Anderson to confirm times.
 
HNC CHILDHOOD PRACTICE : Interested in an HNC in Social Services/Childhood Practices? Come along to the Information Session at Borders College, 2pm – 3pm on Friday 23rd February. For more info, visit www.borderscollege.ac.uk or speak to Mrs Catto