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S2/S4/S5 Learning Pathways Information

Our second, fourth and fifth years are currently involved in choosing their subjects for next session and looking at career pathways. An Information evening was held on Thursday, 25th of February, where Martin Brynes, Careers Advisor with Skills Development Scotland gave a presentation. Please find below his Power Point presentation which gives useful information on career websites and university, college and modern apprenticeship websites.

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S2 Parent / Carer Night

To all S2 Pupils / Parents / Carers :

Parents night is Wednesday, 2 March 4.30 – 7.00 p.m.



Tuesday, 15th March 2016. Find out what it was like to work in the mills and factories of the C19th! Take a trip with Annie McLeod and hear about her life as a child worker.

WHEN:      Tuesday 15th March.

LEAVE SCHOOL:      9.00am

RETURN:      Approx. 3.30pm

COST: £9


Collect a letter and consent form from your History teacher. Forms should be returned with full payment to Mr Mackenzie in Room 8.05 by: Monday 7th March.


Revision classes for all National 5 History pupils are taking place every Tuesday after school until 4.30 p.m. in Room 8.05. Focus will be exam technique.

Come along to improve your grade!



For the Geography unit on globalisation and sustainability, S2 pupils study the different sides of the debate for sustainable palm oil.

Palm oil is in 50% of all the products we buy, from margarine to skincare, and many people don’t realise that this ingredient is often being harvested from plantations where the labourers are poorly paid and native wildlife such as orangutans are chased out or killed if found in their former habitat.

After debating the issue, class 2D decided that the big issue here isn’t that consumers don’t care, but a lack of awareness, so they took to the streets of Porty, with the help of an orangutan friend or two! Although the majority of the people surveyed were aware of the palm oil issue, only 31% of people surveyed guessed that palm oil is in half of our household products.

Please watch our video and have a look at the posters created by members of the class to raise awareness, and look out for sustainable palm oil logos on the products you buy!

Awareness Campaign

Palm oil poster Eilidh G

Palm oil poster Solly M