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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

Parent Council meeting

The next Parent Council meeting is on 25th May at 7pm in the school.

Parent Council meetings are open to all parents and guardians/carers and we would encourage you to come along and support the school and our children’s education. 

 

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.

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.

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
 

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Upcoming Events
Senior Learning Observations 25 Sep, 2017 - 29 Sep, 2017
S3/S4 DHL Outward Bound Course (36 pupils) 25 Sep, 2017 - 29 Sep, 2017
DAS S2 Numeracy Project 25 Sep, 2017 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
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Attainment Reviews 25 Sep, 2017 - 29 Sep, 2017
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