Message from the Head Teacher

THS Learning@Home

Dear all,

The weeks are passing quickly as we head towards summer but one thing remains constant, and that is how much we miss you all; our students, our families and our wider community.

Progressing Student’s Learning

This week has seen S1 and S2 move up to the next year of learning sooner than they would have done if they had been in school. It has also seen both these year groups move over to Office 365 Teams for their learning. It’s a huge thank you to all the staff who have undergone training in a very short space of time to make this happen. It is also a massive well done to all the young people and their families who have managed this change. Thank you for all your patience regarding this. Next week will see S3 move up to S4 so please look out for our communications on Tuesday morning.

Course Estimates

This week has also seen our staff continue to work on creating estimates for Nat 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses to be submitted to the SQA by the end of the month. There is a huge amount of work involved in this but our staff are more than capable of the challenge. At this point, however, can I please point out that we are only able to share these estimates with young people or their families once the actual SQA results have been released in August. This is in line with the procedures being adopted by all secondary schools across the country.

A Special Thank You

This week I would also like to say a special thank you to Mrs Yvonne McGregor, our Pupil Support Officer. Every week she works tirelessly liaising with the council, Food Share, Big Hearts and other partners to provide food parcels, a food bank and other support to our families. It is only because of her boundless energy and unfailing commitment to our community that generous donations are added to what we can provide ourselves. So, a huge thank you to Yvonne, her team of volunteer helpers from the BMC and everyone else who supports the really important work that she is doing. Please do remember that we know that circumstances can change for everyone during this very challenging time so please get in touch through our website or contact by email if you think that we can help.

Monday 18th May

Lastly, please do remember that Monday is a holiday, so again, an extra day to re-charge batteries without the additional pressures of school work. I hope that the weather stays warm and dry so that outside exercise is possible for you and your families and I look forward to seeing you all ‘virtually’ on Tuesday.

Until then take care, stay connected and most importantly, stay safe.

Ms H Kinnear