S1/2 Pupil Dashboards for Gradebook now live

We have shared a Gradebook Dashboard with each pupil in S1 and now S2. As teachers input assessment, effort and behaviour information into their department gradebooks, this will be instantly reflected in the pupils’ dashboards.

These are only viewable using each pupil’s Google log in and cannot be shared to other users. For parental access, ask your son/daughter to show you their dashboard and you can have a chat about the different information shown.

There is a video explaining how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW6ssd7mCRc&feature=youtu.be

S3 coming soon once Mr McCrow finishes making them!

School Photographs

The school photographs will be taken on Wednesday 30 September this year.  All students will have individual photographs taken. 

We expect all students to be in school uniform for the photographs. We particularly request that senior students wear white shirts and ties. 

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are unfortunately unable to have group/family photos taken this year. This is due to restrictions around visitors to the school which affect both the photographer and family members from primary schools.  We are aware that many families often purchase these sibling/group photographs and we are sorry that this is unable to happen. We are hopeful, however, that the photographer will be able to return later in the year to take these class, group and sibling photos.

If you require any further information regarding the school photographs, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school. 

University of Glasgow – 2021 Open Day Friday 2 October & other virtual events

Virtual Open Day

Our next Virtual Open Day is Friday 2 Octobermore information on the schedule for the day will be available very soon at www.glasgow.ac.uk/explore/visit/undergraduateevents/opendays – students can register their interest in attending at this link too. 

Virtual Fairs

While we are currently not able to meet with you and your students in person we will be attending lots virtual fairs throughout 2020, and would be delighted to chat to your students (and parents and teachers) there, and answer any questions they may have about studying/applying to UofG.

You can find a full list of the virtual fairs we are attending here www.glasgow.ac.uk/explore/visit/undergraduateevents/exhibitionswebinarsschoolvisits

We look forward to chatting to you there.

CyberFirst Girls Competition

Great opportunity for any budding spies!:

It all seem like such a long time ago now but following the successful Girls Competition in March we offered the opportunity for the girls to attend the CyberFirst Girls Development Day. Due to these turbulent last few months we have turned this FREE course into a virtual event running over two half days. 

We still have some spaces left so would appreciate it if you could inform the girls of this fantastic opportunity and encourage them to take part. The course dates that are still available are 12th, 19th and 22nd October. No teacher input is needed as the girls will need to apply via the Smallpeice Trust

Urgent Reminder

Pupils were issued with their Annual Data Update Form in August and we would like to remind Parents and Guardians to return these forms urgently to the school office, even if there are no changes. It is essential that the information we hold is up to date and we can contact you in the event of an emergency or your child should fall ill. If you need a second form, please call the school on 01479 872649

SCHOLAR Support

A reminder that all Senior Pupils have access to support materials in courses covered by Scholar.  It’s not every subject at every level but a significant number of courses are really well supported with tasks, notes, assessments, online tutorials and live broadcasts.

The message with Scholar is simple:  Use it.  It’s great!

S1 Pupil Gradebooks

We have created Pupil Gradebooks as a quick and easy way to share assessment data with pupils. Each Pupil Gradebook updates in real-time from Department Gradebooks, so pupils and parents can see progress all year long. The first tab is a Dashboard that summarises progress in each subject. Curriculum Area tabs show more detail.

S1 pupils have been emailed links to their individual Gradebook. Due to data protection we cannot share these with other users, but if parents want to see them, they can be viewed on pupils’ Chromebooks or any device supporting Chrome, which is a good opportunity to discuss their learning!

Build your Highland Career

Join DYW West Highland for a careers webinar showcasing the construction industry.

Wednesday 30 September 2020 from 14.30 – 15.30

Find out more and ask questions to industry about construction, an industry which is forecasted to be a priority sector for the Highlands and Islands over the next 10 years.

You will be joined by representatives from:

  • Global Infrastructure
  • CITB Construction
  • Bam Nuttall
  • Robertson Construction
  • DMD Construction, and,
  • West Highland College UHI

These speakers will be showcasing their career stories, expertise and advice on why they love their industry and how young people can join one of the greatest growth sectors for careers in the Highland and Islands.

This event is ideally aimed at young people up to the age of 25, with participants being offered a CITB Construction mock interview afterwards.

Parents, carers and teachers are also welcome to join to find out about college, apprenticeship and job opportunities in the industry.

Sign up today via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dyw-west-highland-presents-build-your-highland-career-tickets-119615636589?fbclid=IwAR36ZZJmah4fUp-CHZSqU4_sXWZjMkt5eMaZMRV4CE8r-jiJrQFbeYUUeTk

Police Scotland – “Country Lines”

What is County Lines?

County Lines is the police term used for the criminal exploitation of children and young people. It is where urban gangs use children and young people to move drugs and money across the country using dedicated mobile phone ‘deal lines’. It comes with the associated harms to the young person such as sexual exploitation, violence and human trafficking.

What happens?

Gangs establish a base in a particular location, typically by taking over the homes of local vulnerable adults by force or coercion in a practice referred to as ‘cuckooing’. They then target young people to become involved in selling drugs through a process of grooming. Once the young person is involved it is difficult to escape.

We know that county lines exploitation is widespread, with gangs from big cities including London, Manchester and Liverpool operating throughout England, Wales and Scotland. Gangs are known to target vulnerable children and adults.

If you have any information you can contact 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111