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wednesday 23 may 


S2 OPTIONS:  S1 pupils must return their S2 Options Choice form to their Pastoral Teacher today – Wednesday 23 May.


DUKE OF EDINBURGH:  Those participating must attend a training session after school on Thursday 24th May in room 118.  This will include practicing map  reading, compass skills and putting tents up.  Mr McKay


BADMINTON CLUB:  There will be no more badminton club this term.  It will restart after the summer.  Keep an eye on the DIS for a starting date.  Mr Jeffries.


TENNIS CLUB: The tennis club is on every Monday after school - 3.45 till 5pm.  All ages are welcome, and all abilities.  Mixture of drills, games and competitions so something for everyone.  


PE SUMMER EXTRA-CURRICULAR TIMETABLE:  Monday lunchtime  - 1st Year Hockey & 1st Year Table Tennis.  Monday after school  - Tennis (all ages).  Tuesday  after school  - Athletics.  Wednesday lunchtime  - Girls Rugby (all ages) & 2nd Year Table Tennis. Wednesday after school  - Girls Biking Club.  Thursday lunchtime  - Relay practice & Athletics.  Friday after school  - Biking Club.


THE SCHOOL NURSE DROP-IN CLINIC:  will be postponed until the new Health Zone is available.  Meanwhile, students can access Jill, School Nurse, by text on 07717 630 453 or via their Pastoral Teacher or another member of staff who will contact Jill on their behalf.  Students can be seen individually by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Extension building room E9.


EXAMS: There are  exams on in the extension building so all pupils must be in the main playground at break and lunch. You cannot be near the extension at these times. Only go to the extension when the bell goes.


WHOLE SCHOOL PHOTO 2018:  : If you would like to purchase a copy of this photo, please collect an order form at reception, once completed please return to reception asap.

  SQA Exam leave from Mon 30 April to Fri 1 June


  We appreciate minimum noise when the exams are on. This is an extremely important time for our senior pupils and we appreciate your support and understanding. Please bear this in mind, particularly during movement between classes.


  The new corridor (now known as the SQA Link corridor) is open for Senior Pupils only and SQA timetables will be displayed there from next week.

  S1 – S3 Pupils going to PE should continue to use the first floor music corridor. When leaving PE pupils should only pass the Assembly Hall (very quietly) if they are going to the extension. Otherwise, pupils should access the main building via the Music stairs.


  As per prelims, period 5 becomes lunchtime and lunchtime becomes period 5. The tuck shop will be located during all break times (including Fridays) on the ground floor outside the Pastoral base. The canteen will be closed except at lunch time.


  The area around the extension building is out of bounds during break and lunchtimes, due to exams on in the extension building. Pupils should have their breaks in the main building and not go to the extension until the bell has gone.


  Thank you very much for your co-operation.


  Mr Changleng, Mrs King and Mrs Anderson