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Dear Parents/Carers

I hope you remain safe and well, and have now received the detailed update email from our three Depute Head Teachers sent yesterday afternoon. This email contained details of the wellbeing initiatives being co-ordinated by our House Teams and the latest information from Mrs Urquhart on the change of time-table next week. I want to acknowledge all the hard work that has gone into this process by the many staff involved. Planning and implementing this major change without access to the usual school administrative tools and face-to-face conversations with our students has been a considerable challenge. The faculty teams are now preparing tasks for the seniors to start the new courses which should offer a boost to seniors who would normally be on exam leave at this time. House teams are also supporting leavers though the month of May when they would normally be on the May Programme.

Faculty updates

S1 & S2 Maths Competition: Famous Mathematicians

“Entrants were required to research a famous mathematician and present their findings to educate others on how the work of mathematicians, both past and present, has affected the world we live in. We were very impressed by the quality and quantity of the presentations, which demonstrated a very high level of literacy and digital skills. Congratulations to K Dimitrov, our overall winner. Well done!
We would also like to give praise to the following entrants:

Runners up: Y Bao and O Yin

Special commendations for entrants who also stood out: P Fairhurst, N Fairhurst, Nicole Garrett, P Mwiinga, M Digman and M Kimber

Well done and thank you to all the students who took part.”

Mrs Blair (CL Maths)

Food Consumer Technology/Health and Wellbeing

“We have added an optional task on Teams for our S1 & S3 FCT classes to complete this week ahead of VE Day on Friday. This task challenges students to bake some of the wartime recipes given. We thought this apt at a time when we might not have plentiful supplies of ingredients ourselves. We have also added this to the Wellbeing Wednesday for staff to be involved too. The task is summarised below.

VE Day Cookery Challenge 

May Day is traditionally held on a Monday but will be put back to Friday 8 May 2020. VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when war came to an end in Europe. The holiday will form part of a three-day weekend of commemorative events. 

Advice given to students: To commemorate this we have created a cookery challenge that you may wish to be involved in. Please see the information on the PowerPoint on Teams. This task could be done as part of Wellbeing Wednesday, be sure to post your picture here to share with your teachers.

Ms Arbuckle ( CL FCT)

Please speak to your son/daughter about the VE Day cookery project. You may even want to do the cookery challenge as a family if this is possible. I am of course aware circumstances can vary considerably across our school community.

In the meantime, I wish you all a relaxing and safe May holiday. Our online school activities will resume on Monday 11th May.

Mr T Rae

Head Teacher