XPRESSIONS APP INFORMATION

HAVE YOU GOT THE ‘XPRESSIONS’ APP YET? 

STEP 1—Download the app from the app store – just search for XPRESSIONS—its FREE

STEP 2—Log in. All you require is your email address and mobile number – these must be the contact information held by the school. A third security check must be completed (it’s straight forward) then you will be asked to set up a password to log in with, and you will be all signed up.

WHY SIGN UP?

  • This will become our main mode of communication to parents/carers so if you do not sign up you will not know what’s happening at the school.
  • This App connects directly with the school so when any communication is sent out from CCHS you will automatically receive a notification in the APP.
  • This will also save the school money as we can use this instead of texting.

Please sign up by 11th May 2018.

If you would like more information please see the following link http://parents.groupcall.com/faqs/

And please let us know if you have any problems.

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S1 Parents – Dalguise trip

Please find attached the link to the PowerPoint presentation for the Dalguise trip.

A letter with further details will be given to pupils to pass onto parents next week.

Rob Greenaway

Dalguise 2018

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SQA FINAL EXAMINATION: PUPIL TIMETABLES & ARRANGEMENTS

Dear Parent/Carer and Candidate,

Scottish Qualifications Authority national examinations: 2018 diet.

Individualised Timetables

Further to our previous communication detailing study leave arrangements, please find an individual candidate exam timetable with this letter.  There are a number of action points for you:

  • Check that this agrees with you and the teacher’s idea of what exams are supposed to be taken. If they do not match the expectation, the candidate should take their timetable to Mr Pache immediately, even if this means missing a few minutes of a class.
  • Check your address. This is the address your SQA certificate will be sent to.  If you have changed your address or are about to change it, please inform Mr Pache immediately.
  • Candidates should have seats allocated for all their exams, this includes candidates with extra time.  Those candidates with either Additional Arrangements (AAs) or the use of PCs will receive their own customised arrangements from Ms Wilson (Support for Learning Leader).
  • French or German Writing exam seats are the same as those in Reading.

Personal organisation

As a reminder, with appropriate parental guidance it is the responsibility of each candidate:

  • to be aware of the dates, times and accommodation for all their own exams (including their own Additional Arrangements).
  • to be aware of regulations relating to their SQA exams – see SQA booklet Your Exams 2018, and the attached summary.
  • to ensure transport arrangements are in place to reach school in good time for the exam.
  •  to make themselves aware of the location of the exam and their seat number well before the start of the exam. (These are posted in advance and in the foyer before each exam.  AAs accommodation will be notified separately).
  • to attend the exams in school dress code – there is no relaxation of this.
  • to leave the premises at the end of the exam.

 NB If late, candidates are not guaranteed entry into any exam, and in some circumstances candidates cannot be permitted entry by the SQA Invigilator.  Phone the school immediately you are aware that a candidate will be late for an exam.

Emergencies during the exam diet

If there is a medical or similar genuine emergency which will prevent a candidate from attending an exam, or impact significantly on their performance, please call the school as soon as possible to let Mr Pache and the Pupil Support Leader (Guidance) teacher know.  The conditions which allow us to apply for Exceptional Circumstances are strictly defined and do not include mild common aliments or issues around normal ‘exam nerves’, trouble sleeping etc.

SQA regulations will not permit a candidate to sit the exam they missed at another time as each exam has a nationally fixed slot.

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact Mr Pache.

Study Leave Arrangements

 Study leave arrangements have been previously confirmed with all pupils.

SQA Post-Results Service

Please note there are no longer such things as ‘appeals’ in Scottish education. After the results are published in August the only grounds on which a school is permitted to ask the SQA to review exam scripts is if we have evidence which leads us to believe that there has either been a clerical error or marking errors.  We are not permitted to speculatively ask for checks because a result is borderline or because a candidate performed well in the Prelim, nor because a parent requests it. This may appear hard on some candidates compared to in the past, but it is out of the school’s control.

Best wishes to all the candidates with their exams!

Phill Pache

Business Manager & SQA Coordinator

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New S6 Induction Day visit to Heriot-Watt University – Tuesday 5th June

This is information for current S5 pupils who will be returning to school in June as S6.

Induction Day letter for new S6

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Parents in Partnership (PiP) Meeting – Monday 23rd April 2018

Reminder that the Parents in Partnership meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday 23rd April in the Library (LRC) within our High School.

All Students Parents/Carers and Staff are welcome attend.

Our Agenda will be out shortly but we will continue to discuss ‘The School Review’ and get an update from the working group for this, as well as the ongoing property issues the school has.

Hope to see you on Monday.

Naomi and Kirsty (PiP Chairs)

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CCHS Easter 2018 Newsletter

The Easter 2018 newsletter has just been published, please see link below

Easter Newsletter 2018

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Message from PiP Re Currie High School property maintenance

As you will be aware PiP and CCHS have been asking the council to undertake maintenance on our buildings. At last we can advise that the following is expected to take place over the Easter Holidays –

  • Inspection of all suspended ceilings and light fittings and completion of any repairs (weeks 1 & 2).
  • Re-carpeting of classrooms as per the attached programme (weeks 1 & 2).
  • Replacement of one third of the main foyer lino up to the main front doors (week 1).
  • Fitment of safety handrails within the quadrangle.
  • Refurbishment of the C Block girls and boys toilets.
  • Repairs to various damaged stair tread lino.
  • Monoblock and slabbing repairs at the front of the school.
  • Re-lining of car parks, main entrance and zebra crossing.
  • Redecoration of PE changing room.

In  addition to this Corporate Property (council) are to prepare a refurbishment specification for both HFT classrooms in readiness for works during the summer break.

Although this has taken a significant amount of time to obtain it is fantastic that work will now be taking place.

Well done to the PiP Property team, members of PiP and CCHS Business Manager and Head Teacher who have pushing for these refurbishments for a number of years.

 

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P7 and S1 Parents/ Carers – CCHS Modern Languages Evening – Tonight 6.45pm

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Easter Study 2018 – sign up with teachers on Monday and Tuesday – timetables available from Group Tutors and school office

Easter Study 2018 – Copy

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S3 PUPILS CHOOSING JET: PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING

A representative from JET (Job/Education/Training) will be coming in to school on THURSDAY 15th MARCH at 6PM for a brief meeting to give parents more information about the JET programme and what it offers. Please come along if your daughter or son has chosen JET as an option in S4.

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