Aberdeen University are hosting an event to promote the routes to degree studies through articulation from HNC/D courses.
Aberdeen University have organised a 1 hour presentation and Q&A session for school pupils (in the senior phase) and their parents/guardians that will focus on Articulation – how it works and the opportunities that are available. This session will take place between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday the 25th of November.
Below is the link to the Book Week Scotland author line-up of virtual pre-recorded talks. This year the Library Service has decided to focus on crime authors (2 of which are journalists – non-fiction and fictions writers) as this is our most borrowed genre (over 150k titles borrowed in the last 18 months).
The link provides a brief introduction to the authors, their careers, links to their social media should anyone wish to follow etc. along with members of the library team reading excerpts from their books (these can be accessed now).
The actual talks will be released daily from Monday 16th November at 2.30pm each day on the Live Life at Home link (as per below). Starting off with local author Eric R Davidson on the Monday, followed by Jane Eddie, SG MacLean, Douglas Skelton, Theresa Talbot and Carol Ramsay. We also have local storyteller Jackie Ross telling 2 legends, these will be released on Sunday 22nd.
The talks will be remaining on the web page for the week of BWS and the following week too.
It is vital that all students who will be submitting coursework this session are familiar whit he contents of this guide and understand the declaration that they are required to make when submitting work.
Printed copies of this are available to collect from Mr Gardner.
This year’s National Poetry Day focus was on vision. Last Thursday we set as many pupils and staff as possible the challenge of writing their own vision haikus. The effort put in was incredible so please enjoy a small selection for now, more to follow next term…
S1 parents – we have launched our personal reading programme for S1 – Book Bingo. We’re asking learners to complete at least one task by the end of term & submit via their Google Classroom (it will be assigned to them on there). This will be their only piece of homework / home learning across the school this first term as we ease them back in #literacy
S4 Pupils : Any pupils in S4 not studying French/Spanish this year but wishing to collect their S3 folder/jotter from the Modern Languages Faculty should see their S3 languages teacher at some point this week. Any jotters/folders not collected by the end of this week (Friday 28th) will be disposed of.
The schools lockers have now been cleared, cleaned and sanitized for pupils to begin using them again from Monday of next week.
It is important that parents do not request a locker on behalf of their child. You are welcome to support them in applying, but it must be the pupil who accepts the conditions of use. It also prevents both parent and child both requesting lockers!
We will continue to use the paperless request system we piloted last year.
We recommend that S5/6 pupils request top row lockers, and S1/2 pupils request bottom row lockers.
The SDS (Skills Development Scotland) Results Helpline service, originally scheduled to close on 12 August, will remain open until 28 August.
The helpline will continue to offer support to young people (including school leavers) and their parents and carers for this extended period. Our expert advisers can provide reassurance as well as information and advice on Confirmation and Clearing as well as other options available.
The SDS Results Helpline service is now open until 28 August. Whatever your results, pupils, school leavers and parents and carers can speak to expert advisers about options. Call 0808 100 8000, 9am-5pm weekdays or visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk .
You can also speak to your Skills Development Scotland school careers adviser about your next steps. Contact Inverurie Centre on 01467 623623, Peterhead Centre on 01779 479345 and Aberdeen Centre on 01224 285200