Galloway Catholic Youth Retreat
Galloway Diocese has planned a retreat for Catholic Youth- all they need now is for the young people to turn up!
At the moment very few young people signed up , so we strongly encourage pupils to go
along. There are different activities for under 16 and over and it is open to S1 –S6 . The
retreat day will feature a fantastic guest speaker in Paschal Uche from Youth 2000 London and it will be a really interesting and fun day. Please see Mr McGuire for further details.
Revision Material for Nationals
The BBC Bitesize has now been revised to cover the National Qualifications.
The link is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z6gw2hv
Some subjects only have video clips however they are working on providing materials.
My World of Work is Scotland’s careers information and advice web service.
At school and right through to retirement, My World of Workhelps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:
Subject choices– understand your strengths and make better choices about your
subject choices and future care
find a career that interests you and understand the skills you
need to get the job you want
Exam results– straight into a job or onto further learning? Whatever your
grades find help in planning your next
Preparing for a job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for
jobs, build your CV and practice for
Modern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn. Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work
Get the help you need for the career you want.
The school careers adviser, Vincent Wright, is available in school every Wednesday & Thursday
in the Careers Room (next to Mr.Campbell’s History class). You can also request an appointment via your guidance teacher.
Listed below are the dates when Mr Yule intends to speak to individual year groups at their assemblies about option choices together with an indication as to when option interviews will take place.
S2 into S3
Option choices - Year group assembly Monday 17 February P.3. Envelopes containing option choice booklets, option forms and a covering letter will be distributed at the end of the assembly.Option interviews – Week
beginning Monday 24 February
S3 into S4
Option choices - Year group assembly Friday 14 March P.4.Envelopes containing option choice booklets, option forms and a covering letter will be distributed at the end of the assembly.Option interviews – Week beginning Monday 24 March
S4/5 into S5/6
Option choices – S4 Year group assembly Wednesday 26 February P.1. Envelopes containing option choice booklets, option forms and a covering letter will be distributed at the end of the assembly.Option choices – S5 Year group assembly Wednesday 26 February P.6. Envelopes containing option choice booklets, option forms and a covering letter will be distributed at the end of the assembly.
Option interviews – Week beginning Monday 3 March
The dates above have been designed to link in with parents evenings/information evenings and pupil reports.
Caitlyn McVittie 6Q1
Good News for Caitlyn. She has been selected along with 500 Air Force cadets from around the world who will join in an exchange programme involving 20 countries. She will be going to Hong Kong.
It's an International Air Cadet Exchange Programme (IACE) that takes place every year where Air Cadets from all over the world exchange in a different country. First of all Caitlyn had to fill out a written application, then was invited to attend a wing interview for them to get to know her and to see how much Caitlyn knew about RAF, ATC, IACE, etc. She passed that and was then put forward to a regional board with the Group
Captain and Assistant Regional Commandant (which Cirlyn says was particulalry scary) where she was up against all the other wings in Scotland and Northern Ireland. That was the last stage. Caitlyn was then allowed to
choose from two coutries to visit. We wish her Good Luck!
Hunterston Power Station
Recently a group of S3 pupils accompanied by Mrs Malakoty, Mr Devlin, Mr McMurdo and Mr Nimmo visited Hunterston B nuclear power station. The trip was focussed around the nuclear mechanics of the power station. This afforded the pupils an opportunity to see
how their learning within the Design and Manufacture course is used in the world of work with regards to how the powerstation runs and how all of the parts of the turbines and generators are engineered and manufactured. It also let them see the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Throughout the powerstation health and safety was paramount with various signs regarding noise
warnings from the turbines, nuclear warnings from the reactors, IP signs upon entering the main building and cautionary signs at each lift and stairwell the pupils were able to recognise and understand these because of their work in Graphic Communication.
The trip began in the visitor centre where the pupils were given a talk about health and safety inside
Hunterston. They were then issued with a hard hat and a security pass in order to allow them access to the building and to conform to the health and safety regulations.
They were then escorted in small groups to the drum feeders, four massive water wheels which sifted through
110 million litres of sea water per hour. They were then shown the control room which was on floor ten, which was about level with the top of the reactors just to give you a sense of the scale of the buildings.
Pupils were then given a look at the turbines of which there were five and generators of which there were many (3 separate back up ones) and finally they got to see the scale of each of the two reactors which were encased in 6
meters worth of concrete.
QMA in the National News- Arnie Chot