I hope that you and your family have had a lovely summer but that like us you are now ready for the new school session. We were delighted to see all our students for the start of a new and exciting year. As you know, we are growing school and we were very pleased to see not only our largest cohort begin in S1, but a waiting list now for S2 and S3.
We were very pleased to see our examination results continue to improve, with many of these increases leading to our best results ever. This is down to a lot of hard work on the part of both our students and staff and I welcomed the opportunity to congratulate them all this week. I would also like to thank you for all the encouragement and support you provide for your child, their learning, and our school, which is essential for their success.
To continue reading the letter in full with information on improving attainment measures, the positives destinations of our school leavers, breakfast club, new staff and dates for the diary please click or tap here.
For those students sitting SQA exams, your Scottish Qualification Certificate will arrive by first class post on Tuesday 7 August 2018. If you don’t want to wait for the post, you can sign up to MySQA to get your results sent by e-mail or text from 8am on results day.
If you select this service your results will arrive from 8am on Tuesday August 2017. You need to sign up to MySQA by 5pm on 18 July, and activate your account by 5pm on 19 July.
Registration is simple. You need your Scottish Candidate Number (SCN) and an e-mail address.
Tap or click here to register for MySQA
Once registered, you can keep track of your future awards and see all of your past results.
Remember, if you have any questions about SQA qualifications, you can Ask Sam using Twitter, Facebook or The Student Room.
As ever, this part of the school session is a busy and important one for our senior phase students, with SQA exams and Meaningful May both beginning on Monday 30 April.
Each student has received an individualised timetable detailing their day-to-day arrangements from 30 April until 4 June. For those sitting SQA exams, there is also an SQA exam timetable, and details of special arrangements as appropriate. Do bear in mind that there is lots of information to support students in the Study Skills and SQA sections of our website.
Please look over these documents with your son or daughter, and become familiar with the important dates and timings for your family. Be sure to contact us here at school should you require any further clarification or advice. We wish our students the very best with their exams.
We also look forward to working with those who will be attending Meaningful May, our bespoke and exciting programme for those in S4 and S5 who are sitting three or fewer Nat 5 exams. The programme begins at 9.30am on Monday 30 April, and students should arrive in good time, and with iPads ready. Meaningful May runs from 9-30 – 2.30pm Mondays to Thursdays, and 9-11am on Fridays until Thursday 31 May. Please note that all students must continue to wear school uniform.
Students who are returning to S5 or S6 will return to school on Friday 1 June to participate in our Induction Programme – further details to follow.
In regard to our S6 students who will be leaving us, we look forward to the S6 Prom which takes place on Friday 22 June.
I’m sure we all anticipate a very happy and successful summer term for our senior phase students. SQA exam results will be published on Tuesday 7 August.
Depute Head Teacher S4-6