The October edition of Hawick High Herald is now online. You can view the newsletter by downloading the following file: HHSHeraldOct2014
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.
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:
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:
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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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
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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Hawick High News’s end of term episode.
Cornets Visit 2014
Scottish Independence Debate
House Changes explained
End of term message from Mr McClory
The School, in consultation with Staff, Pupil and Parent Council’s, has agreed the following changes for session 2014-15: The Asymmetric Week – the new school day, School Uniform, and the new Pupil Support Structure
Attached is further information on each of these topics.
If you have any questions regarding any of the changes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
For the latest up-to-date information on Hawick High School. Please see our Information sheet below.
Includes new house structure and uniform information.
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The Scottish Textiles Skills Partnership are running a Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week beginning May 19th 2014 .
The Scottish Textiles Skills Partnership would like to raise awareness of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities within HawickHigh school. Four textile companies in the Borders area have agreed to offer a factory tour to a group of up to 10 pupils who will be transported to the factory and back to school again via private bus. Ideally these pupils will be entering 3rd or 4th year and considering leaving school within the next couple of years.
The factory tour will be followed by an open evening on Wednesday 21st May involving a Q&A session with industry leaders and Modern Apprentices. Students, careers or guidance teachers and parents will be invited to attend alongside supporting government bodies such as Skills Development Scotland and local government officials. The event will be held in the Textile Towerhouse where there is currently an exhibition from 5th and 6th years at SelkirkHigh School.
Jim Renwick is recognised as having been one of Scotland’s best ever rugby players.
Born in Hawick on 12th February 1952, he became a pupil of HawickHigh School after spending his primary years at Drumlanrig Primary School.
Jim was a successful junior swimmer, winning the Scottish under 14’s 100yards freestyle title in 1966.
He decided to focus on rugby and trained hard. His PE teacher was the late Bill McLaren who Jim feels had the greatest impact on him at school as a teacher.
“He was a great PE teacher I always enjoyed his lessons.” Jim Renwick 2012
Jim played stand-off for Hawick High, PSA and Hawick Harlequins gaining his first cap for Hawick age 17. He says his best achievement was playing for Hawick for 17 years.
Jim gained 52 caps for Scotlandas centre and became a British Lion.
His advice to young players is to work hard, maybe need some luck, but if you think you’re good, stick in.
by Ewan Chelley