Now that we have reached the end of week two routines are well established once again and the senior coursing following exam results is almost complete. Assemblies this week were delivered to S1-3 and focused on the new school values and setting high expectations. Our new S1 continue to impress and no longer need the S6 guides. I have heard from staff that S1 students have been attending many of the clubs on offer and making the most of opportunities. This is a key reason why we want S1 to stay in school in lunchtime until after the October break as outlined in Mrs Coull’s post last week. Our S6 Ambassadors also met today and have agreed some proposals for promoting wider achievement through the House System. I look forward to seeing them develop this vision.
A number of students also attended and participated in events at the book festival this week and I am grateful to our new librarian, Ms Swann for organising the visits with the English Department.
Finally, I received an appreciative letter from the Teenage Cancer Trust thanking the school for raising over £1200 in June in support of the appeal started by Joanna Lamb in S6. Well done to the student team who led on this fantastic fund-raising initiative. Our S6 Charities Group will be developing ideas for the session ahead in the coming weeks.