Leaving School This Summer
Can I please encourage all school leavers who are looking for apprenticeships, employment or training to check the vacancy file in the Guidance Area on a regular basis.
There are several really good apprenticeships available at present with closing dates in February or March –SO DON’T MISS OUT!
If anyone would like to meet to discuss your post school plans please call into the Careers Room (In the Medical Suite) on a Monday or Wednesday or email me.
You will be invited to a meeting on March 15th to find out how to search for vacancies , who to apply to, prepare a covering letter , CV’s etc – Save the date.
Linda Johnston – Careers Adviser
Mobile number – 07557190081
Work Number – 01467 623623
Email – email@example.com
Please find attached a link to the letter which was issued to pupils earlier in the week inviting all parents of nursery, primary and secondary pupils to one of the informal workshops taking place on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November. We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and share your views on our vision for all our infants, children and young people. tree-of-knowledge-letter-nursery-primary-secondary-21-11-16
This week it is the turn of the Guidance team to share some of the work that we are doing. Our S1’s are working through several units looking at personal safety and wider safety messages.
One topic is on Internet Safety and appropriate online activity. Find out more at:
Thursday 24th March will be a dress up / dress down day to help raise money for local charities. A dedicated group of S5 pupils have been working hard to plan the event along with other mini-fundraisers on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March. This is part of their long-term dedication to supporting social needs in the local area. These pupils have been part of the YPI (Youth Philanthropy Initiative) this academic session and are all keen to make sure that they carry on helping to support local charities.
Through their participation with the YPI programme each year, our S5 pupils have been helping charities receive a £3000 grant to help support the work they do to support those in need. Over £21,000 has been given to local charities over the past 7 years.
Please make sure you do your part and get involved today and tomorrow! There will be a teacher wax-off in DO-69 (Mr McEwan’s teaching room) on Thursday 24th at lunchtime. Come see your teachers in pain!
Computing and IT careers
To promote pathways into careers related to computing, the Scottish Government, E-Skills Uk, Skills Development Scotland and Educaiton Scotland have launched ‘Scotland Big Ambition’. There is a dedicated information site for young people interested in developing careers in Medical Imaging, Gaming, Search engines, Mobile devices, Online distribution and much more. Please visit http://www.bigambitionscotland.com
@UK_SIC (UK Safer Internet Centre) has shared advice for parents thinking about buying internet enabled devices for young people this Christmas. The UKSIC also have a great section with advice for young people, [parents, teachers and a section specifically for foster carers adoptive parents and social workers.
Phone services at Alford Community Campus will be unavailable from 1pm on Friday (Fri, Nov 6th) due to essential phone line maintenance. The work is scheduled to take approximately one hour, during which time there will be no incoming calls to the school or leisure facilities. In case of urgency, the campus can be contacted on 019755 64820 during this time, but please note this will be a limited service.