Dear teacher, NPFS is holding a focus group next Tuesday, and we would be grateful if you could publicise the details to your parents.The discussion is open to all, but are particularly interested in hearing from parents or carers of pupils in S4, S5 or S6. The topic is parents’ views on how the Nationals and new Higher qualifications have gone this year.
The purpose of the focus group is to gather parents’ reflections on the 2014/15 session and any suggestions for ways that could help the progression for the next year of pupils sitting N4, N5 and Higher qualifications. The NPFS will in turn feedback this parental perspective, at a national level, to the CfE Management Board, members of which include Scottish Government, Education Scotland and the SQA.
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The May episode of Hawick High News is now online! Watch for all the highlights from the Graduation Ceremony and the Music Department Concert, as well as all the latest news from the School. As well as that, we have all the latest sport from the school which includes the Ivan Laing Hockey Match.
Tuesday 23 June 2015 is National Women in Engineering Day, and to celebrate, Plexus is considering hosting an event that school students can attend to understand better what it is that Plexus do, and what sorts of Engineering roles there are. While this event is to have a focus on getting girls talking about Engineering as a potential career, Plexus aren’t limiting attendance to just girls.
More information on National Women in Engineering Day can be found here: http://www.wes.org.uk/NWED
We would like to know how many pupils would be interested (and parents too) to go along, listen to a bit of a talk about what Plexus do, and go on a site tour?
Could anyone who interested in attending please give their name to Mrs Richardson in Guidance?
Hawick High School’s annual graduation will take place on Thursday 23rd April 2015 at Hawick Town Hall from 4-6pm. This year the Hawick High News Team are broadcasting the ceremony live with a new app they are trying out called Periscope. The app is currently only available on the Apple App Store, however you will be able to watch it on the Hawick High News website from 4pm on the day.
If you are able to download the app, make sure to follow @hawickhighnews and enable notifications so you know when we are live!
Hawick High News’ latest monthly episode has just been released. Included in this months episode is footage from the recent General Election Debate, a look at technology in Hawick High School, we speak to pupils walking for charity, as well as taking a look at all the latest sports news. You can watch our news episode below but don’t forget to share on FaceBook and Twitter.
Recently, the Hawick High News Team took a trip to Holyrood to interview Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The interview was filmed by the BBC and was published on the BBC website. However, the full interview wasn’t shown so the team have put together this video of their trip to Edinburgh. It includes the full interview as well as lots of behind the scenes shots.
Senior Course Choice event is scheduled to take place w/c 23rd March 2015 for all S3, S4 & S5 pupils. The event will take place in the Assembly Hall.
**IF S3/4/5 PUPILS WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT THEIR COURSE CHOICE APPOINTMENT PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com WITH THE SUBJECT ‘Senior Course Choice’ AS WELL AS YOUR NAME AND CLASS. YOU COULD ALSO MESSAGE HAWICK HIGH NEWS ON FACEBOOK**
Members of the Hawick High News Team, with help from the Schools Newspaper group, took part in Thursdays BBC News School Report. The young people covered stories from around the world, as well as producing their own sport and weather reports.
You can watch their news bulletin below:
Hawick High School’s online news team ‘Hawick High News’ recently launched their new website and they are looking for your opinions on it. The survey will take less than a minute to fill out, click here to do it. You can visit their website at www.hawickhighnews.co.uk for all the latest updates, as well as more information about their interview with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.