September Newsletter

The first newsletter of the 2014-2015 session is available by clicking here:

 EA Newsletter Sep 2014

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European Day of Languages – Friday 26 September

Meine Damen und Herren, Mesdames et Messieurs, Ladies and Gentlemen! Guten Abend, bonsoir, wie geht’s? Comment ca va? Do you feel good? We bet you do when you read this! Several activities and events have been planned for next Friday:

  • Posters on Doors : S1 pupils are making posters explaining why we should learn a foreign language. These will be displayed on classroom doors next Friday.
  • Speak To Me – Staff will wear badges asking pupils to speak to them in a foreign language.  If pupils can speak French, German or Spanish, please collect a sticker from the library any time next week and wear it with pride next Friday. For each pupil who speaks in the foreign language, staff will sign the date in their planner. There will be a European prize for the pupil who speaks to the most teachers and collects the most signatures.
  • European food and music in the canteen at lunchtime and breaktime.

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AND……..Eurovision Contest in the Library at Lunchtime with Euro singers: 4 fabulous singers competing for the top prize.

  • Judges will be Mr Davidson, Mr MacWhirter, Mrs Watson and Miss Macphail.
  • Compere will be Mr Clark.
  • Do Not miss this EuroFun event, full of fantastic music, costumes and prizes.

 Willkomen, bienvenue, welcome to a fabulous European Day of Languages.

 

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Jeans for Genes – Friday 19 September 2014

All students are invited to wear jeans to school on Friday 19 September 2014, Jeans for Genes Day. Apart from jeans, normal school uniform must be worn. All those choosing to wear jeans are asked to make a donation of £1, which will be donated to Genetic Disorders UK, with money collected during registration on Friday.

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Extra-Curricular Sporting and Fitness Opportunities

Please click the link below to see the wide range of sporting and fitness activities available to our students:

Active Schools Extra-Curricular Activities

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S1 CfE Information Evening

A large number of parents of S1 students participated in a very successful Information Evening on Monday 15 September, a key part of our overall transition process. They heard about the principles of Curriculum for Excellence, and then had the opportunity to both experience  as ‘students’ some lessons in Science, English, Art, PE and Social Subjects, and to take part in workshops where they were able to ask questions of students in S4 and S5 who have had the full “CfE Experience”. In addition, they were able to hear about new qualifications, and to find our more about “Show My Homework”. The evening was very highly evaluated by parents.

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Letter to parents

An update on various matters was sent out by the Head Teacher last week. A copy may be downloaded below,

Letter to all Parents-10.9.14 (pdf format)

Letter to all Parents-10.9.14 (Word .doc format)

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