On Friday 20th May, Mr Hearn and Ms Lamont were able to visit the building site for a guided tour and progress report.
Pupils were issued with a letter from the Head Teacher regarding our move to a 33 period week when our new timetable begins.
In order to support pupils preparing for the SQA exams there will be a period of exam preparation leave, which is explained in this letter. On 20.04.2016 all S4, S5 and S6 pupils were provided with a copy of the letter to take home to parents and carers.
What a lovely sunny day; a great opportunity to get a picture of our new building starting to take shape alongside the new Sidlaw View Primary, with a wee nod to our current building in the foreground.
Our April 2016 Newsletter is now available.
A small group of pupils and 2 members of staff got the chance to spend a couple of days at Dalguise Adventure Centre in Perthshire.
We have been asked by the electoral commission to ensure that any pupils who will be eligible to vote in this years Scottish Parliament election are given the opportunity, if they wish to do so, to register online to vote.
We have added a new area to our website, in the Parents and Carers section, where you can find information about the Growth Mindset initiative that is being championed in school and throughout our community.
Apprenticeships in Scotland have launched resources to promote apprenticeship schemes and opportunities throughout the country.
Our Senior School Modern Studies class were delighted to get an opportunity to meet with the First Minister as part of their trip to the Scottish Parliament. The group also attended First Minister Question time.
Dates for the remaining BAPP meetings have now been set. The meetings are a great opportunity for all parents and carers to become more involved in the life of the school. The Parent Partnership is chaired by Mrs Gillian Brand.
In September a group of 6 S2 pupils signed up to participate in the annual Go4Set engineering challenge as part of the Tayside Hub. The competition is run by EDT and is designed to inspire pupils towards STEM careers.
We’re absolutely delighted that one of our S1 teams in the Art Department has been selected as one of the ‘Top Ten’ to take part in the next stage of the V&A Schools’ Design Challenge on Wednesday 20 January 2016.
The go ahead has now been given by the Scottish Government for Dundee City Council to proceed with the plans for our new school.
School Blazers have proven to be a popular addition to the lower school uniform this year and it is great to see all year groups looking so smart now everyone has the choice to wear the blazer. Blazers can be purchased online at any time.
In August 2015 our school uniform blazer policy has changed so that all pupils, not just our S5 and S6 as it was previously, will have the opportunity to purchase and wear a school blazer.