HT Weekly Update: Week-ending Friday 24th May 2024

Friday 24th May 2024

This concise weekly HT Update is generally published every Friday afternoon.   It’s a simple opportunity for you to also feedback/ask questions via the link at the bottom of each Update.  Feedback received, where appropriate, will be responded to and published on Monday on the school website.  

Key messages from this week  

Calendar:  Significant calendar events next week;  SQA exams conclude in the middle of next week with Senior Phase Induction at the end of the week; on Tuesday we have the last Parent Council Meeting of the session, on Thursday our S1 Boys Football Team are in Kilsyth for the final of the Scottish Plate; and on Friday it’s our May Dress Down Day.

Staffing:   Another quiet week re staffing,  no major news. 

Timetable 2024/2025:  Students received their course choice confirmation this Wednesday.  This was emailed to the students’ school email,  with parents also emailed. Our new S2-4 students will receive their timetables next Wednesday during Maths, with new S5-6 receiving them on Thursday during their induction. We change our timetable on Monday 3rd June.  If students believe there is an administrative error on their timetable they should see Miss Petrie.

Parent Council Meeting:  Our final meeting of the session will be held in-person on Tuesday from 7.00pm,  details on the website, click here.

School Day Timings:  A reminder that our school day will begin at 8.40am each day from Monday 3rd June.  We’ll finish at 3.25pm (no change) on Monday through Thursday and at 12.15pm on Friday.  This is part of the work through Midlothian where all secondary schools are aligning their school day and Senior Phase timetables.  Please also note that we’ll retain split breaks and lunches on Monday through Thursday but will trial a combined break on Fridays.  Full details are on our website, click here.   

School UniformBE UNIFORMS – FURTHER REDUCED PRICE ORDERING WINDOW.  BE Uniforms have a further reduction in price for any 1/4 Zip Top orders received before 30th May 24.  Any orders placed between these dates will be at the reduced price of £25.30. After this time they will increase to £28.  If you intend to order 1/4 Zip Tops for the 2024/2025 school session please take advantage of this offer before prices increase on the 1st June.  For ordering information and details, click here

School Leavers:  Any S4-6 student who is leaving in June needs to return their Chromebooks.  They can retain them for the exam period and we understand many will want to do that. After that students need to return their Chromebook to school. Students can bring them in at any time but we’ll have a dedicated return slot on 31st May from 9:30 -11:30am as well. We’ll send a reminder about this.  Click here to access a poster attached to support students in preparing their Chromebook for return. 

Midlothian Parent/Carer Bulletin:  Gail Currie, Midlothian’s, Parental & Learner Liaison Officer has asked us to share this bulletin,  Parent and Carer Bulletin – May 2024

 

If you have any feedback/questions relating to this update please submit them via the link below

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Take Care

Campbell Hornell,  Head Teacher

 

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