It has been a really good week this week.
We’ve had pupils all over Europe and East Central Scotland learning and enjoying time away from the normal timetable. I’ve had tweets from Barcelona and Venice, alongside those from the Cycling Group and Climbers out at Ratho. It looks like everyone has been having a ball (despite multiple punctures for the cyclists early in the week). In school, the S1s have been visiting various attractions – The National Museum of Scotland and Blair Drummond Safari Park to name but two. On Tuesday, I had the real pleasure of judging one of the enterprise group’s work on board games. The effort that they had put into developing, branding and advertising their games was superb. The adverts were particularly good; however, the pupils did look askance when I mentioned that we’d keep them to show at their S6 Leaving Ceremony (I suspect I might receive some bribes to get them destroyed before then!) Yesterday, some pupils came to interview me about Activities’ Week and it ended up that our chat ranged from trips to the new timetable that starts on Monday. All in all it has been another really successful week for us and it is completely down to the hard work of Mr Taylor and Mrs Weir (for coordinating the whole week), the staff for organising trips and packages, and the pupils for being engaged and enthusiastic. Thank you all!
As I mentioned, the new timetable starts on Monday. We are in the process of printing off individual timetables for pupils and getting things sorted so everyone can hit the ground running as of 8.56am on Monday. The only people who won’t be here to get started are the new S4 who will be away on work experience. I hope that they have a good week and that they get everything out of it that they need to. Massive thanks to the Guidance Staff for getting this organised (again, ably assisted by Mrs Weir – she will need a lie down in a darkened room by next weekend).
Also, next Friday sees us host a whisky tasting experience at Knox between 7pm and 9pm to raise funds for our new piano. It costs £20 and you get to sample six malts, learn and bit about them and hear some wonderful piano music. If you would like to attend drop me an email via the school email address and I’ll add your name to the list.
Have a great weekend.