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(webpage updated 25/5/16)

May Newsletter

Weekly Newsletter wk beg 16 May 2016

Parent Council April Minutes

Open Forum - June Reminder . . . .

As a school we consider we have a very inclusive and open door policy with regard to communication on any school related issues. We are in a period of significant change at present and I know there is a huge degree of trust placed on us to do our best in terms of maximising both attainment and achievement for all pupils at Biggar High.

In addition to the above general availability, it is my intention to set aside specific time once per month after school as I know parents/ carers can sometimes find it difficult to manage to school during daytime hours. This open forum will run from five o’clock until six o’clock. If there is an issue or area of school life where you require further information or want to share your views please let me know and I will be happy to meet with you to discuss further at this time.

The next drop in is planned for June 7th 2016, from 5pm to 6pm.

Robert Stewart - Headteacher

Rights Respecting Schools Award level 2

Biggar High School have been awarded the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools level 2 award. This is an amazing achievement and the first secondary school in South Lanarkshire, as well as only a few across the whole of Scotland, to achieve this prodigious award. At Biggar High we are doing our own level best to support rights and to continue to develop our rights based approach to make school life, personal development and the desire to go out and promote these rights and articles, to our families and to our community, at the heart of what we do in shaping our young citizens. Many thanks to the steering group pupils seen in the photo Fin Laing, Coll McCail, Susan Aitken, Aaron Thomson, Kirsty Carruthers, Struan Stevenson, Marcus Jones, Seonaid Wilson, Andrew Lacey, Eilidh Stewart, Jennifer Bell & Nadia Keteb as well as the community members Aileen Campbell, Mike Fucella, Anwyn Noble, Lynne Walker, Sue Pacey and Hayley Gibney.  Please click here to read full RRS Level 2 Report.

Click on links to view photographs: Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4

National Improvement Framework

Parent Council March Minutes

S4/5/6 SQA Exam Timetable and Study Leave

Dear Parent/Carer,

S4/5/6 Pupils sitting National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher exams were issued with a personal exam timetable on 14.03.16. Pupils have been asked to check that their contact details are correct. The name and address shown on the timetable is the name and address that SQA certificates will be posted to. Pupils have also been asked to let me know immediately if any subject/s they are sitting are missing from their timetable or are  incorrect. There have been a number of changes recently, some of which are still in transmission. Final timetables will be issued after the Spring Break.

Pupils were also given an SQA publication called ‘your coursework 2016’ This booklet contains details regarding SQA exams and a SQA Scottish Candidate Card. Scottish Candidate Numbers will be issued at PSE this week. Pupils have been asked to keep this card safe for use during the SQA exam diet and to read the leaflet carefully.

School exam start and finish times may differ from SQA times to fit with the start of our school day and bus times. Pupils must use their own timetable for accurate information and check the SQA notice board each day they have an exam.

Special Transport arrangements will be issued to pupils after the Spring Break. This will give information about pick up and drop off times should your child have an exam on a Public Holiday or an exam on a Friday which finishes after the end of our normal school day.

Pupils were also issued with a letter detailing Study Leave arrangements. A link to access this letter is posted below.

Finally pupils were given a leaflet with instructions  to follow should they wish to receive their SQA results by Text Message or E-mail.

Please click HERE for a copy of the letter issued to pupils about Study Leave.

Please click HERE for a copy of the SQA presentation used at the assembly. The page numbers refer the SQA booklet ‘your coursework 2016’

Please do not hesitate to contact for further information or help.

Yours sincerely, Annette Rose

February Newsletter 1

February Newsletter 2

Open Forum - May Reminder . . . .

As a school we consider we have a very inclusive and open door policy with regard to communication on any school related issues. We are in a period of significant change at present and I know there is a huge degree of trust placed on us to do our best in terms of maximising both attainment and achievement for all pupils at Biggar High.

In addition to the above general availability, it is my intention to set aside specific time once per month after school as I know parents/ carers can sometimes find it difficult to manage to school during daytime hours. This open forum will run from five o’clock until six o’clock. If there is an issue or area of school life where you require further information or want to share your views please let me know and I will be happy to meet with you to discuss further at this time.

The next drop in is planned for Tuesday, 3 May 2016, from 5pm to 6pm.

Robert Stewart - Headteacher

School Holidays

School Holiday dates for 2016/17 are now available on the South Lanarkshire Council website www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk.

January Newsletter 2

January Newsletter 1

December Newsletter 2

Adverse Weather Letter and Forms

Lunch Clubs and After School Activities

The school offers a range of lunch clubs and after school activities.  Please click here for details.  Please note - If your child attends an after school club and would normally travel home by school bus you are asked to make alternative transport arrangements.

Online Safety Leaflet

Student Access to RM Portico

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