CHRISTMAS MESSAGE – EBOLA APPEAL

All of you will be aware of the terrible ebola virus affecting parts of West Africa. Some of you won’t be aware that we have a partner school in Freetown, Sierra Leone, More »

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Hawick High News | November 2014

The latest episode of Hawick High News is now online. You can watch it below: More »

Meet the Frackers: A Geological Perspective on UK Shale Gas?

27 November, 2014 7pm, Hawick High School, Buccleuch Road, Hawick, Scottish Borders, TD9 OEG Speaker: Professor Iain Stewart, School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth. The exploration and extraction More »

Draft Dyslexia Policy

Scottish Borders Council draft dyslexia Policy is now available on the council website: http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/directory_record/32901/dyslexia_policy We are inviting parents to give us their views on the draft policy via the online survey. Closing More »

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE – EBOLA APPEAL

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All of you will be aware of the terrible ebola virus affecting parts of West Africa. Some of you won’t be aware that we have a partner school in Freetown, Sierra Leone, which is now badly affected by the crisis. HHS has taken two visits to the school, the first in 2009 (with Mrs Williamson & Mr Cockburn) and then last year (Mr MacIver & Mrs Nelson). Also last September pupils and teachers from Sierra Leone visited here. There are photos of the visits up in Social. The school in Freetown has been closed since July when the outbreak of the illness started to become really serious.

Since then the area of the city where the school is, has been in quarantine. Although we cannot help the pupils and teachers directly we wanted to contribute something toward the DEC appeal, the money from which will go to aid agencies working in Sierra Leone. Some teachers have already contributed to this appeal. If pupils would like to put a Christmas message on to our school screens for friends, classes or the school in general, then for a minimum donation of 50p we will organise it to go up during December. You don’t have to write about Ebola in your message. It can be what you would write on a Christmas card. You need to write your message on a piece of paper and give that, with your 50p donation, to either Mrs Williamson (D1), Mr MacIver (D7), Mrs Nelson (Pupil Office), or Mr Cockburn (Guidance Base). Thanks in advance for your support.

  

Sandy Kerr PhD

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Dr Sandy Kerr is a Lecturer in Environmental Management with the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot Watt University. Sandy was brought up in the Borders where he still has strong family ties.

Based at Heriot Watt’s Orkney campus since 1993 he has a particular interest in the sustainable development of small island communities and how energy and renewable energy in particular can facilitate this. Sandy is also a Lecturer on the MSc Programme in Renewable Energy from Heriot Watt University.

Keith Kerr BSc, MB, ChB, FRCPath, FRCPE

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Keith Kerr graduated BSc with first class honours in Pathology in 1978, MB ChB in 1981, followed by post-graduate training in Pathology at Edinburgh University Medical School and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He obtained MRCPath in 1988, FRCPath in 1998 and was elected Honorary FRCP(Ed) in 2006. He has been a Consultant Pathologist in Aberdeen since 1989. He was awarded an Honorary Chair in Pulmonary Pathology by the University of Aberdeen in 2006.

He has had a career long interest in lung cancer for over 35 years and has research interests in pulmonary pre-neoplasia and carcinogenesis, in lung tumour diagnosis and classification and in the identification of predictors of therapy response.

Throughout his career, he has worked in diagnostic histopathology with a special interest in Thoracic Pathology, but has always maintained close links with the clinical practice of thoracic medicine, especially thoracic oncology. He has maintained an active research interest in his own laboratory as well as through national and international collaboration. He enjoys his ongoing commitments to under- and postgraduate teaching.

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Hawick High News | November 2014

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The latest episode of Hawick High News is now online. You can watch it below:

  

Meet the Frackers: A Geological Perspective on UK Shale Gas?

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27 November, 2014
7pm, Hawick High School, Buccleuch Road, Hawick, Scottish Borders, TD9 OEG

Speaker: Professor Iain Stewart, School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth.

The exploration and extraction of UK shale gas is being touted by our politicians as a potential energy game changer and yet the prospect of its development here has met with widespread public concern and intense community hostility. Whether it be the central plains of Midlothian and the Scottish Borders, the upland spine of northern England, or the leafy commuter hinterland of London, a new energy frontier lurks beneath our feet. But is it a resource that we can or should exploit?

Refreshments from 6.30pm

Book now for Meet the Frackers: A Geological Perspective on UK Shale Gas?

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Draft Dyslexia Policy

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Scottish Borders Council draft dyslexia Policy is now available on the council website: http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/directory_record/32901/dyslexia_policy We are inviting parents to give us their views on the draft policy via the online survey. Closing date is 19th December.

Please take time to read either the summary document or the policy itself and feedback your thoughts. We are also looking for parent volunteers to work on creating some parent friendly resources to support the policy. If you are interested please contact Lisa Anderson on 01835 824000 ext 8855 or e-mail lisa.anderson@scotborders.gov.uk by the end of November

  

PARENTS EVENINGS FOR STUDENTS IN YEARS 4, 5 & 6

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You are invited to a parents evening in the High School on:

Wednesday 26 November- For parents of students in S4
Thursday 4 December – For parents of students in S5/6

between 5.00 and 7.30 pm.   You will have an opportunity to meet Principal Teachers and class teachers in order to up-date you in the progress of your son or daughter.   We are again using an appointment system.

It would be hugely supportive and appreciated if you could attend, preferably with your son/daughter.  This will greatly assist us in our efforts to ensure that each individual student gets the most out of their education at Hawick High School.  An effective partnership between the school and home relies heavily on clear and open channels of communication.

Careers personnel will also be on hand to give advice.

Pastoral/Guidance Staff will be available on the evening to offer advice on positive destinations and/or senior course choices for next session.   Please make an appointment via your son/daughter.

Yours faithfully,

KEVIN McCLORY
Headteacher

PARENTS EVENINGS FOR STUDENTS IN YEARS 4, 5 & 6

 

You are invited to a parents evening in the High School on:

 

Wednesday 26 November- For parents of students in S4

Thursday 4 December - For parents of students in S5/6

 

between 5.00 and 7.30 pm.   You will have an opportunity to meet Principal Teachers and class teachers in order to up-date you in the progress of your son or daughter.   We are again using an appointment system.

 

It would be hugely supportive and appreciated if you could attend, preferably with your son/daughter.  This will greatly assist us in our efforts to ensure that each individual student gets the most out of their education at HawickHigh School.  An effective partnership between the school and home relies heavily on clear and open channels of communication. 

 

Careers personnel will also be on hand to give advice.  

 

Pastoral/Guidance Staff will be available on the evening to offer advice on positive destinations and/or senior course choices for next session.   Please make an appointment via your son/daughter.

 

                                                                        Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

                                                                        KEVIN McCLORY

                                                                        Headteacher

  

Hawick High Herald – October 2014

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The October edition of Hawick High Herald is now online. You can view the newsletter by downloading the following file: HHSHeraldOct2014

  

NON UNIFORM DAY

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Friday 10th October is a Non-Uniform Day. This year the S6 Charity Committee are fundraising for two local charities, Hawick Food Bank and Borders Children’s Charity. Please bring £1 to school on Friday which will be collected period 1 by S6 pupils.

There will also be a bake sale on Friday at interval in the Link, so please come along and help with our fundraising.

  

Uniform Policy – Thank You

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Mr McClory, Headteacher at Hawick High School would like to thank all parents and pupils for their cooperation during the recent school uniform changes. Here is his message:

  

A new era for the Hawick High News team

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Hawick High Schools news team, Hawick High News, have just launched a brand new look with a new set of graphics, music and an updated presenter lineup. The team produce regular updates about the latest news and achievements which happen within H.H.S. They upload a roundup of all the months news to their Youtube channel which has a total number of views over 25,000. You can watch the latest episode of Hawick High News below:

  

Archaelogy Scotland

Last week all of S1 went to Stobs Camp to learn about the site, and the work of an archaeologist. They followed up this week with a group of reps from each class going up to the Museum to look at artefacts recovered from the site.

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New highers in a nutshell

The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) has been developing resources to help parents understand what Curriculum for Excellence means for their child. We have been working with Scottish Government, SQA and Education Scotland to ensure that parents get the information they need and want, at the right time. We have created additional resources for the new Higher qualifications as part of our popular Nutshell series. The resources provide a summary of the qualifications, with the aim of helping parents and pupils understand more about what is involved. Highers in a Nutshell are clear, concise guides which summarise each subject, outlining the key skills learners can expect to gain and providing links to further information. To access the Highers in a Nutshell resources, please visit our website: here

  

Parent Forum of Scotland

This year’s Scottish Learning Festival will feature Parents Connect – its first ever stand dedicated to parents and parental involvement.

Organised by SPTC and the National Parent Forum of Scotland, Parents Connect has a programme of informal Speakeasy sessions, displays and lots more to interest parents and teachers.

  • NPFS Qualifications in a Nutshell
  • Supporting Literacy & Numeracy
  • Getting Parents Involved in Schools
  • What is a Parent Council?

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