Exclusive Pictures from Santa’s workshop – Shoebox Appeal

We may still be six weeks away from the big day but today we were able to grab some exclusive pictures of Santa’s Senior Pupil Helpers. 🎄🎅🏼

Senior pupils were involved in the organising and wrapping of shoeboxes for the Blythswood Appeal. Many thanks to everyone for helping out.


Urgent Request for Shoeboxes

Thanks to everyone for donating to the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the pupils however we are now short of shoeboxes. If you have any squirrelled away in the back of cupboards or you go out shopping for new shoes this weekend we would gladly take them.

These can be handed into the Guidance base on Monday as they then need to be packed and delivered to the Blythswood depot by the middle of next week.

Many thanks


UCAS Applications – final phase

We are now entering the final phases of the application process those wishing to apply to university. This is a short reminder to all pupils to have their personal statements handed in to their Guidance teacher for checking as soon as possible.

For those who may feel that they are finished and ready to send please DO NOT do this until you have discussed your application with either Mr Abenheimer or Mrs Knight.

On the day you send your application you must make sure to bring a credit or debit card to pay for your application.  The application fee is £20 if you’re applying to just one course, or £25 for multiple courses.

Finally make sure to nominate which members of staff you wish to make comment about you for you reference using the google form found on the UCAS google classroom site.

Dark o’clock for our cyclists

It’s that time of year for our cyclists going home from school and, very shortly, for coming to school. Lights are needed to be legal and, more importantly, safe. A quick reminder of the Law:

Local bike shops will have a good supply of lights available for anyone cycling to and from school. Don’t wait to put it on your Santa letter.

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal – Dress Down Day – Friday 15th of November

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On Friday we wil be having a dress down day in aid of the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2019. Instead of pupils providing a financial donation they will be asked to provide a donation to go in a shoebox that will be sent to someone less fortunate. In pupils tutor classes on Tuesday the 12th November they will discuss and decide what sort of person they will collect for. A copy of the checklist can be found by clicking the following link:


Can we ask that if you have an old shoeboxes that have a detachable lid could you please donate them to the appeal by handing them into the school office.

University Applications – Deadline

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It is that time of year where many students are preparing their applications for university. Can we ask that pupils endeavour to have sent drafts of their personal statement to either Mr Abenheimer or Mrs Knight. If pupils are having trouble with these please have a look at the guidance documentation on the UCAS Google Classroom or alternatively see a member of the Guidance staff.

All applications should be accompanied by a school reference that is written by a member of the Guidance staff. Pupils are reminded that they should submit a Google Form (found on the UCAS Google Classroom) stating which members of staff they wish to make comment about them for this reference. If a pupil wishes to include a comment from someone from outside the school such as a sports coach or manager from part-time work they are able to do so by having this individual email a comment to the pupil who in turn emails it to the relevant Guidance teacher.

All applications and references should be sent to UCAS before the Christmas break. Pupils will need arrange appointments with their Guidance teacher to do so.

Important Information for anyone wishing to study as a Doctor

NHS Highland has produced information that is vitally important to anyone who may be thinking about applying to study medicine in 2020.

The informaion provided covers such topics as:

  1. Widening Access to Medicine – increasing the opportunities for applicants who are applying from a wider range of backgrounds than those traditionally getting into medicine.
  2. Funding: Can I have help to pay for my university education?
  3. The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT).
  4. Work experience – Doctors at work programme.

A copy of this information can be accessed below: