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S2 Information and Parents' Evening is Tuesday 13 January 2015

Appointment cards and letters will be given out to pupils on Wednesday 7 January 2015. Information session 1 starts at 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Information session 2 starts at 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Appointments with teachers start at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Please ensure you child makes appointments with all their teachers and we look forward to seeing you at St. Paul's on Tuesday 13 January 2015.

Iain Smart from Hacksoc

Iain Smart from Hacksoc

Iain delivering his talk

Today we were lucky to get a visit from Iain Smart a third year Ethical Hacking student at Abertay and a member of the Ethical Hacking society Hacksoc. Iain explained to our S4 National 5 students what Ethical Hacking is, what the course involved and what the career prospects were like for graduates from the course. Iain also took the students through some basic programming in a language called Python.

Dr Rachel Menzies visits St Paul’s

Dr Rachel Menzies visits St Paul’s

Dr Menzies helps Darren and Abbie with their Super Mario tune

St Paul’s Computing department was lucky to have a visit from Dr Rachel Menzies, a lecturer at Dundee University School of Computing.  Dr Menzies worked with the pupils using our programmable Arduino boards. Pupils got to try out wiring up and programming LEDS and some even got round to programming their own tunes through speakers that they wired up to the boards.

Digital Commonwealth / Young Scot Legacy Event

Three of our Digital Commonwealth team - Cari Wilde, Evan Robertson and DJ Bradley were invited down to The Shore to share their experiences of this project. The pupils got a chance to offer their ideas on how to engage young people over the themed events planned in Scotland over the next four years starting with the Year of Food and Drink in 2015 and culminating in Scotland’s Year of Young People in 2018. The pupils also received a Young Scot goody bag for taking part.

P6/7 Open Evening Scratch programming taster

P6/7 Open Evening Scratch programming taster

Ali helping our visitors with their game.

Parents and pupils from our feeder primary schools took part in Scratch programming workshops, ably assisted by two S3 Computing pupils John and Ali. Parents and pupils alike did a great job of programming a character that moved around the screen.

S3 Computing trip - Get with the Programme: meet the expert

S3 Computing trip -  Get with the Programme: meet the expert

Ali building a Server

A group of our S3 Computing pupils visited the Science Centre today to take part in three workshops aimed at showing pupils a selection of the wide variety of opportunities available to them in the field of Computing Science. Pupils learned about Sound Engineering, Robotics and Networking. The workshops were hosted by Perth College, St Andrews University and local technology firm Brightsolid. One of the highlights was a demonstration of the Nao robot performing some tai chi.

 

National 5 Computing Science visit to Dundee University

National 5 Computing Science visit to Dundee University

Pupils in the swish new Life Science building

Some of our National 5 Computing Science pupils visited the School of Computing to take part in a practical workshop - wiring and programming Arduino boards. The pupils also received a talk at the new Life Sciences building about editing Wikipedia pages. The class behaved impeccable and were a credit to the school.

Advanced Higher and Higher Computing trip to Dundee University

Advanced Higher and Higher Computing trip to Dundee University

Ewan and Declan wiring up a speaker

On Monday 3rd November the Computing Science class were invited to Dundee University to take part in a workshop using Arduino technology. Students wired up and programmed a variety of projects including traffic lights, speakers playing music and a joystick.

Homelearning for the Chemistry Community EXTRA

Homeworks for the S3, Nation 4, National 5 and CfE Higher courses. Higher Unit 1 Glossary and now with a fillable pdf - Unit 1 Higher Glossary Ext
Homelearning for the Chemistry Community EXTRA

Think of a Solution

Just uploaded the Homeworks for the S3, Nation 4, National 5 and CfE Higher courses. You all have hard copies and you ALL have homework to complete.
Nothing to stop you doing that bit extra.
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as requested Higher Unit 1 Glossary
 
Extra
Download the Ext version of the file and you can fill in the blank on the computer - Try to avoid cut and paste.
 
Just a reminder that there is also the Chemistry Dictionary.

THE BIG BIG DEBATE

Senior Modern Studies pupils travelled to Glasgow to take part in the Debate televised on BBC one on 11 September 2014.
THE BIG BIG DEBATE

Higher Modern Studies pupils enroute to Big Big Debate

The Senior pupils were amongst 8000 pupils representing schools all over Scotland.  In the opening credits of the programme Amina Ibrahim and Alyx McIntosh were interviewed and asked their views on the Referendum Debate.  The platform representing both sides consisting of Patrick Harvie, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson and George Galloway were certainly put through their paces.  The atmosphere in the arena was electric and the pupils of St Paul's had a fantastic day.

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