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S1 PARENTS' EVENING AND INFORMATION SESSION - WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2016

A reminder that S1 Parents' Evening and Information session will take place on Wednesday 28 September 2016. The Information session will start at 3:45 pm and finish just before 4:15 pm. Appointments will start at 4:15 pm and end at 6:15 pm. I am sure you will realise that this is an important opportunity for you to discuss your child's progress and next steps with their teachers. We sincerely hope that you are able to attend. On Monday 19 September at House Time your child was given an appointment card to make appointments with teachers on your behalf and a letter to take home with information about the Parents' Evening. Please ensure your child makes appointments for you. We look forward to seeing you at St. Paul's on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

REWARDS PROPOSAL FOR SESSION 2016/2017

Rewards Proposal for session 2016/17

  • There will be a reward each term for S1 – 4 pupils

  • Fundraising will be put in place throughout the year to raise money so minimal cost for pupils

  • Pupils will get the reward if they meet the following criteria

  • >90% attendance (85% in first term due to fewer weeks)

  • <5 Late to Class recorded that term

  • <3 LDs recorded that term

  • <5 lates recorded

  • No exclusions that term

  • <2 negative referrals

Aug – Oct

Reward will be Landmark as replacement M & Ds so will include pupils who had paid for M & Ds (including S5s) - £15 cost.  Fundraising Bingo night 15th Sept to offset this. (7th Oct)

Oct – Dec

Reward will be S1/2 Disco/Party and S3/4 Movie Party 2 consecutive pms.  Both will be held in assembly hall and tied in with non uniform days.  Reward will have no cost to pupils. (20th/21st Dec)

Jan – Apr

Reward will be Cinema/Icerink trip at cost for event to pupils, buses covered by  Non uniform - £5 cost (31st March)

Apr – June

Reward will be BBQ Fri 16 June pm, Non uniform – no cost

THE PATRON'S EYE

Our Pupil Literacy Group have launched St. Paul's newspaper, The Patron's Eye. It has been very well received and many more pupils have expressed an interest to be involved with writing articles, photography and editing. The newspaper is on sale monthly and costs only 30p

TIMETABLE FOR AUGUST 2016

This is the new timetable which will be in operation from August 2016 when pupils return to school. Please note that school finishes at 15:40 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. School finishes at 14:50 on Thursday and Friday. Lunchtime starts at 13:10 for 50 minutes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Lunchtime starts at 12:20 on Thursday and Friday for 50 minutes.

Period Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:45-9:35

1

1

1

1

1

9:35-10:25

2

2

2

2

2

10:25-10:40

Interval

Interval

Interval

Interval

Interval

10:40-11:30

3

3

3

3

3

11:30-12:20

4

4

4

4

4

12:20-13:10

5

5

5

Lunch (50mins)

Lunch (50 mins)

13:10-14:00

Lunch(50 mins)

Lunch(50 mins)

Lunch (50mins)

5

5

14:00- 14:50

6

6

6

6

6

14:50-15:40

7

7

7

 

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Understanding Cinema Project

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Understanding Cinema Project
Edinburgh International Film Festival – Understanding Cinema Project

Cinema Squad

A group of S3 Computing students have been taking part in a national film project this year. The pupils worked with a local filmmaker Sandie Jamieson to devise, script, film and edit their own short film. The project ended with the pupils showcasing their film at the Edinburgh Filmhouse along with 6 other schools from across the country. The pupils took part in a Q&A session and talked confidently and eloquently about the project to a large cinema audience. Click here for more information.

Leonardo UK Robot Games

Leonardo UK Robot Games
Leonardo UK Robot Games

Bartosz, Craig, Mr Gill and the Gourdie Chariot

Two of our S5 pupils Bartosz and Craig (along with Mr Gill for technical support) travelled down to Edinburgh on a dreach Saturday in June to compete in the Annual National Robot Games. The pair took the radio controlled robot chariot, hand built during lunchtimes and free periods and competed in tug of war, obstacle course and football challenges. The boys did well, getting a sub 1 minute time on the obstacle course, scoring a goal in the football match and getting to the quarter finals of the tug of war with the help of some Tate and Lyle. Congratulations to Craig for winning the team flag design competition as well. Thanks also to the Art department who managed to totally transform our chariot at very short notice. It looked fantastic. Find out more at click here

SCDI Young Engineers Showcase

SCDI Young Engineers Showcase
SCDI Young Engineers Showcase

Great Ambassadors for the school

Six of our pupils were invited down to the Glasgow Science Centre to showcase some of the extra-curricular Science and Engineering based projects they have been working on. The projects included a radio controlled robot which was built from scratch by 4 of our S5s (Chris, Bartosz, Kerry and Ben) under the expert guidance of Mr Low and Mr Gill our technicians, and a 3D printed water pump designed by two of our S1s (Daynah and Matthew). The pupils were a credit to the school and had a chance to explore the Glasgow Science Centre exhibits and take part in various STEM based challenges. Find out more at click here

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.

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