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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

 

St. Paul's Music Department Summer Showcase

This is being held at the Verdant Works on Wednesday 29 June at 7:30 pm. Staff, parents/carers and pupils are warmly welcomed to attend. Tickets are available from St. Paul's Music Department, £3/£2 concession. Come along and support us.

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.

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

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stpaulsdundee : RT @VerdantWorks: The inimitable Sheena Wellington with @StPauls_Music choir singing The Jute Mill song in the High Mill- stunning. https:/…
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stpaulsdundee : RT @VerdantWorks: The @StPauls_Music school choirs' stunning rendition of True Colours. https://t.co/oISLaRnLBr
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