Daily Announcement 12 Jan 2018

THE NICOLSON INSTITUTE

ANNOUNCEMENT SHEET – Friday 12 January 2018

 

Today’s Canteen Menu

Starter:  Leek & Potato Soup

Main Course: Fish, Chips & Peas;  Sausages, Beans & Chips;  Sausage Roll, Beans & Chips; Jacket Potato & Filling

 

FILM G:  The S6 Advanced Higher Gaidhlig FilmG entry has been nominated for Best Film, Best Gaelic and Gillian Maclean has been nominated for Best Actress. 

Please go to Film G on   http://filmg.co.uk/en/films/filmg2018/winners-shortlists/youth/  and get voting!   Staff, pupils and parents please vote for our school in all the 3 categories.  (Mrs Macmillan, Gaelic)

 

S2 GIRLS – CYBERFIRST COMPETITION – We are looking for teams of 4, to complete challenges and compete against schools from around the UK.  If you make it to the final then you would get a trip to London and other prizes!  Let Mr Rigg in Room 66 know by Tuesday 16th January.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Drop-in Sessions Monday & Thursday Lunchtimes:  Every Monday & Thursday lunchtimes in R17, from 1.15-1.45pm.  This is open to all DofE Participants and the sessions are to help you get registered on eDofE and help with any queries you may have about your sections or about your Award in general.  These sessions will run until the end of the term. (Mrs A Murray, DofE Co-ordinator)

SUMMER SCHOOL AT UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS – SUMMER 2018

Sutton Trust Summer School at St Andrews: - 1 – 6 July 2018

The university of St Andrews is one of ten UK universities which facilitates the Sutton Trust Summer School: a unique summer programme for S5 pupils, provided free of charge.
As a participant, pupils will gain an insight into life as a first-year undergraduate through attending academic subject strands taught by leading experts. Subject strands often combine two or more areas, allowing pupils the chance to explore a range of possible courses and develop key academic skills before committing to university study. Pupils will also receive valuable advice on making UCAS applications, as well as on finance, careers and accommodation options. 
It’s not all hard work, though! They’ll live in a hall of residence with students from all over the country - just like a first-year undergraduate - and take part in a wide range of social activities and opportunities to learn new skills.

For more information please visit: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/non-degree/summer/sutton-trust/

Applications will open on Tuesday 9 January and close on Thursday 8 March 2018.

University of St Andrews S4 Summer School – Sunday 10 to Wednesday 13 June 2018

Open to S4 pupils, this residential programme is intended to give pupils, in rural areas of Scotland, an insight into university life and inspire them to remain dedicated at school and aim for high achievement in their S5 year and beyond.  The programme will include a number of academic taster sessions as well as workshops designed to equip pupils with the necessary skills to progress successfully into higher education.  Pupil travel expenses to and from the University of St Andrews will be covered and the pupils will only be required to bring spending money for lunches and their personal use. 

Applications will open in March 2018. 

We appreciate that term time can be very busy, but if this is something you are interested in, we would be very glad to hear from you. Please contact us on 01334 462250 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " target="_blank" style="color:rgb(149, 79, 114)"> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to arrange a suitable time between October and the end of February for a visit.

(T Gordon, PT Guidance)

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AFTER-SCHOOL STUDY SUPPORT – JANUARY 2018:

- National 5 Drama - Thursday after School - Miss S Macleod, Room 30 3.45 - 4.45pm;

- National 5 English - all aspects - Ms A MacDonald, Room 28, Thursday 3.45 - 4.45pm.

- Higher English - Critical Essay & Scottish Text - Ms L Sutherland, Room 33, Thursday 3.45 - 4.45pm.

- National 5 or Higher English - any aspect - own classes plus friends - days/times/focus agreed week by week - Ms S Sargent, Room 32 - pupils should check with Ms Sargent themselves.

- Own senior English classes by individual arrangement - Ms D McIntyre, Room 34, and Miss A Johnston, Room 29 - pupils should check with either Ms McIntyre or Miss Johnston themselves. (Mrs Sutherland)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE STUDY SUPPORT:  After school study support will begin on Thursday 11 January.  There will be two classes running and are as follows.  Monday’s (beginning 15 January) will be in Mrs Minion’s room 3.45 – 4.45 and will cover knowledge and understanding questions.  Thursday’s will be in Miss Campbell’s room 3.45 – 4.45 and will cover problem solving questions.  (J Campbell)

 

PHYSICS STUDY SUPPORT CLASSES:

National 5: Mondays (Mr Macleod - Room 59) and Thursdays (Mr Gillies - Room 60)

Higher: Tuesdays and Thursdays (Dr McArthur- Room 57) 

All S4/5/6 pupils are welcome to attend. 3:45pm -4:45pm. Bus passes will be available. (A Macleod, Physics)

MATHS STUDY SUPPORT CLASSES: Classes are now running on a Tuesday at N5 (Mr MacKay - R6) and Higher (Mr Graham - R10) levels. All S4/5/6 pupils are welcome to attend. 3:45pm -4:45pm. Bus passes are available. (A Mackay, PT Maths)

N5 MUSIC REVISION:  National 5 Music revision Mondays 3.45-4.45 in Room 3. (Miss T Gordon)

ART & DESIGN:   Could all the pupils and staff who ordered an Art and Design Calendar please collect and/or pay for this item from Mrs Maynard in the Art Department (today, Wednesday (10th January).  Many thanks.  (Mrs Maynard)

 

KNIT N CHAT - Thursday lunchtimes in Room 35 (SfL dept). We are going to knit bonding squares for St Thomas's Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. All welcome - pupils and staff. If anyone would like to knit or crochet the bonding squares but are not able to come on a Thursday please get in touch for more details. (Mrs A Macdonald, SfL)

 
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