Some pupils may be thinking of their next steps and may by thinking of applying for January courses at UHI Inverness for starting in 2020. These are for pupils who are considered to be Christmas Leavers (their 16th birthday falls between 1st October and the last day in February).
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.
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.
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:
Lights and reflectors are required on a cycle between sunset and sunrise.
For a cyclist, the only thing that matters is the sun; the moment it dips below the horizon, our lights are required to be turned on, even though there may be plenty of light to see by for another half hour or so on a clear evening.
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:
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.