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Prelim Timetable – 2016

Monday 11th to Friday 22nd January

A few points:

There are no prelims for subjects at National 3 and 4 levels although there may be internal assessments carried out during this time.


  • There is no exam leave this year. You must attend classes as normal except on the day of an exam. You do not need to attend classes on the day of an exam.
  • You must wear school uniform during the prelims.
  • The invigilators will be running the exams. These are the people who will be responsible for your SQA exams in May. They are experienced and helpful. You must treat invigilators with respect and follow their instructions.
  • Please be outside the exam room at least 10 minutes before the exam starts.
  • You must follow the instructions regarding mobile phones and any other electronic devices.
  • You must stay in the examination room until the end of the exam.
  • Please come fully equipped for the exam.
  • Pencil cases, hats, scarves etc are not allowed in the exam room.
  • Water is permitted in the exam room.
  • When there is a clash of exams, sit the exam with the asterisk * and make arrangements with the teacher of the other subject for an alternative time.
  • Those pupils with AA arrangements have been informed of any variations in the timing / place of exams by Mr McAllister.
  • The exam timetable will be posted on the school website.

Good luck!

Timetable is here :

Pupil Version – Draft 3


Due to a technical problem the RME core report and RMPS reports were not included in the recent S4 reports issued.  These reports are being issued separately through pupils teacher.


Porty Does Strictly – Voting!

Please click the link below to continue to the voting site!

Click here to vote!

Best of luck to all the couples!


#### Please note, voting will not start until all the dancers have performed tonight! ####

Mary’s Meals Collection

Mary’s meals collection should be taking place just now in school.  Last year we had an amazing 120 bag packs collected!! Our pupils are keen to bring something in.  This list gives an idea of items we are looking for (Items do not need to be brand new – second hand items of clothing, back packs, etc would be appreciated) :

  • backpack
  • notepad
  • pencils
  • pens
  • crayons
  • eraser
  • ruler
  • sharpener
  • pencil case
  • towel
  • shorts or skirt
  • t-shirt or dress
  • flip-flops or sandals
  •  small ball e.g. tennis ball
  •  soap
  •  toothbrush
  •  toothpaste
  •  spoon

These bags are being sent to children in Africa and and it is a whole school appeal.  Please send all items to Miss Nisbet, Modern Studies, Room, 706.  The charity group will put the bags together, so please donate what you can.

Deadline for items will be Tuesday 22nd December 2015.


S2 – S6 Pupils – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

S2 – S6 Pupils – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Absent Friends is an annual festival of storytelling and remembrance about loved ones who have passed away or are no longer in touch, but whose stories still live on.

In our S2 Enrichment time, we worked as part of a class to contribute to the festival.  We started by working with writer Diana Hendry. After thinking about the theme of the project, we went to Spring Gardens Care Home. There we interviewed some of the elderly people about their absent friends. We then created pieces of writing, stories and poems, about loved ones who we miss.

 Inspired by these stories, we worked with musicians from the RSNO, and some senior S6 pupils, to compose an original piece of music. The workshop process was documented by the senior pupils from the Media course, who filmed us performing, practising or talking about the project.

On the Thursday the 29th of October 2015, we travelled to Glasgow to perform our piece of music with musicians from the RSNO at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.  Four other groups also performed as part of the event: Craigie High School from Dundee, the RSNO Junior Chorus from Glasgow, Walker Road Primary School from Aberdeen and Balfron High School from Stirlingshire. It was a really successful trip and everyone enjoyed it.  Then on the 6th of November we performed our piece of music at the Usher Hall.  Performing with professional musicians was a fantastic experience that we loved.

Towards the end of the project, we recorded the music one last time, and created animations and pictures to go with it. This booklet provides a record of our experience, and of our memories of absent friends.

Orla Troup

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Photos by David P Scott Photography


S1 Christmas Disco – 22 December

S1 Christmas disco will take place on Tuesday, 22nd December 2015 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Tickets cost £3 and can be bought from  S3 Business Management students during break.  Abercorn and Brunstane should purchase from Room 204 and Crichton and Duddingston should purchase from Room 202.

John Muir Discovery Award

The S2 Enrichment unit on the John Muir Discovery Award went well this term, with lucky pupils completing their expedition from Aberlady to Gullane in clear skies and sunshine! On the way they saw marsh birds, sand dunes, brittle stars, WW2 submarines and a fossilised beach! This optional Enrichment unit runs twice a year and gives pupils the chance to explore and conserve their nearby wilderness.

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WEDNESDAY, 16th December 2015 (7 p.m)

Tickets now on sale from the School office

£5.00 (Concession £3) – Includes a free drink


Please see undernoted regarding the carriageway re-surfacing work that is being carried out around the school.

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Bikes must be parked in the Bike Shed

NO bikes to be parked at the front of the School

Bike sheds will be open from :

  • 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
  • 5 minutes before the lunch bell rings
  • 10 minutes after the lunch bell rings
  • From end of Period 6 until 4 – 4:15 p.m.

Pupils must take responsibility for the safety and security of their bikes and must provide a secure lock even inside the bike sheds.