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Dear Parents/Carers

It’s been another very busy week with senior assessments continuing. Pupils are working well in classes and we are all focused on ensuring that pupils benefit from a rich learning experience. Thank you for continuing to remind your child to bring a face covering to school each day.

Lateral Flow Tests

S1-S3 pupils will have the opportunity to receive lateral flow tests next week. A reminder that parental consent must be given if your child is under 16. Senior pupils have been given a supply to last through until the summer break.

Holy Rood Election Fever!

Each year our Modern Studies department liaise with the Electoral Commission to register our pupils to vote. Yesterday many of our pupils voted for the first time in the Scottish Parliament elections. In class, many Modern Studies pupils got the chance to study election leaflets to help them decide who to vote for. Our staff and pupils also shared their voting selfies to encourage others to vote.

Lenten Fundraising

We raised £600 for SCIAF during Lent this year! This is remarkable considering that for the most part we remained in Lockdown and restrictions meant that our normal fundraising activities weren’t able to go ahead. This money will be match funded by the government and so becomes £1200. A huge well done and thank you to all who were able to contribute in any way.

Sports Ambassadors

Three of our senior pupils, Cara Gormley (S6), Jessica Jordan-Packwood (S5) and Angelina Yim (S4) have supported Active Schools with their virtual P6 Games @ the Hub event. These Young Ambassadors have been involved in creating information videos to motivate and inspire the pupils taking part. Well done to all three girls who are participating in the Leadership Academy and Mentoring Young Leaders Programme.

Police Scotland Information

Please find attached important information regarding underage drinking. Alcohol consumption often leads to acts of vandalism and other antisocial behaviour, but primarily exposes young people to various risks of harm, both physical and emotional. Working along with the Community Alcohol Partnership, Licensing, Youth clubs, Off Licence stores and many other institutions, our community police officers wish to help educate young people on the risks of drinking alcohol and to help parents to address this issue with their children. We hope you will find this information helpful in opening up the dialogue with your child.

Police Scotland Information

Wishing our families an enjoyable weekend.

Yours sincerely

Joan Daly
Head Teacher