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ParentPay - Our New ONline School Payment Service

Our school will go live with ParentPay on Friday 13 May 2016.  The system is easy to use and offers parents the choice to make online payments by credit/debit card whenever and wherever they like 24/7.

Parents will be sent individual letters detailing the account activation procedure nearer the time and user guides will be available online.

Can parents who have not already done so, please email st-pauls@dundeecity.gov.uk to advise us of our email address by Wednesday 11 May 2016.

More details will follow but in the meantime, if you want to find out more about ParentPay system, to to www.parentpay.com.

We will of course continue to accept cash and cheque payments as necessary but we do hope that parents will use the new online facility.  Less time spent in school on cash handling means more time is available to support the smooth running of the school.

Internet Safety game

S1 pupil Matthew Duncan creates an Internet Safety quiz game using Scratch
Internet Safety game

Matthew demonstrating his game

Well done to S1 pupil Matthew Duncan who has created a fun Internet Safety quiz game using Scratch. Matthew has been working on the game in his spare time at lunch and interval in the Computing department as part of our work on the Childnet Internet Safety initiative. Try it here.

Trip to University of Dundee and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Trip to University of Dundee and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
Trip to University of Dundee and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Snapshots of the visit

On Thursday 4th February 2016 a group of S3 pupils were invited down to Dundee University by Dr David McGloin - STEM Ambassador, Reader & Associate Dean of Research at the Electronic Engineering and Physics department.  The pupils were lucky enough to get tours of the Schools of Engineering and Physics and a to get a look at the Maker lab at Duncan of Jordanstone. The pupils saw a wide range of applications for 3D printing and laser cutting from bearings to earrings and were able to see some of the fascinating work David’s department are doing in the field of micromanipulation. The visit gave the pupils food for thought about the wide range of possibilities open to those studying Science as they make their S4 course choices. More pictures and details can be found on the Twitter page.

PARENTAL NEWSLETTER - CHRISTMAS 2015

Now available under the school tab.

Parental Newsletter - October 2015

Now available under School Tab.

CDT visit to Forth Replacement Crossing

On 23rd September ten pupils following the engineering science course in CDT visited the education centre at the forth replacement crossing.  They were given a presentation explaining how the new bridge is being put together which was followed by a practical activity where they had work as a team to construct their own bridge. The trip was finished off with a quick visit to North Queensferry to view the existing road and rail bridges from below.

STEM Ambassador Visit to CDT

STEM Ambassador Visit to CDT

On the 17th September the CDT department was visted by Andrew Minto who is both a STEM Ambassador and former pupil of St Paul's Academy. STEM Ambassadors 'use their enthusiasm and commitment to encourage young people to enjoy STEM subjects. They open the doors to a world of opportunities and possibilities which come from pursuing STEM subjects and careers.'

Mr Minto gave a presentation to senior pupils studying engineering science and graphic communication that focussed on his journey from St Paul's Academy to Abertay University where he is currently following a PhD course in Civil Engineering. He elaborated on his industrial placements and the strong employment opportunities within engineering before answering a number of questions raised by pupils.

SENIOR PHASE WORKSHOP EVENING - THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 7:00 TO 9:00 PM

Do you want to help your child get the best out of their school experience in the Senior Phase? If so, you are invited to come along to a fact-filled and innovative evening on Thursday 24 September 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Each workshop will last 20 minutes. You can choose the presentations you wish to attend from the following: Study Skills, University Applications, College Applications, Skills Development Scotland (Careers), Exercise and Brain Power (Dundee Academy of Sport), Use of Scholar and School Websites, Growth Mindset, Assessment Arrangements, Developing Scotland's Young Work Force, Careers Opportunities in Dundee and Worldwide.

Do you want to help your child get the best out of their school  experience in the Senior Phase? If so, you are invited to come along to a fact-filled and innovative evening on Thursday 24 September 2015  from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Each workshop will last 20 minutes.  You can choose the presentations you wish to attend from the following:  Study Skills, University Applications, College Applications, Skills Development Scotland (Careers), Exercise and Brain Power (Dundee Academy of Sport),  Use of Scholar and School Websites,  Growth Mindset, Assessment Arrangements, Developing Scotland's Young Work Force, Careers Opportunities in Dundee and Worldwide.

You will also be able to speak individually to senior school staff or the representatives from College, University or Skills Development Scotland about  your individual child. 

There will be tea and coffee will also be available. 

All S4, S5 and S6 pupils were given letters to take home last week with information about our Senior Phase Workshop Evening  If your child did not receive one please ask your child to collect an information pack from the school office if you wish to attend.  Please complete the reply slip and return it as soon as possible.  

WORKSHOPS
 

SPE Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition

SPE Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition

Five pupils form third year and five from the senior phase attended this event on Wednesday and Thursday last week. The pupils listened to presentations from key figures in the oil industry and were given the opportunity discuss future employment roles. They also had time to visit the exhibition where they could learn directly about the companies involved and how to approach them in the future.

Parental Newsletter Summer 2015

Parental Newsletter Summer 2015 is now available under the School tab.
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Upcoming Events
InService Day 5, Tea/Raffle - India Week 27 May, 2016 12:00 - 11:55
Victoria Day Holiday 30 May, 2016 12:00 - 11:55
Work Experience 31 May, 2016 - 03 Jun, 2016
S6 Dalguise 01 Jun, 2016 - 03 Jun, 2016
AMG 01 Jun, 2016 12:00 - 11:55
Upcoming events…