Strathmore Trophy success
Four young people from S1 (new S2) attended the Strathmore Trophy competition at the university of Dundee, competing against schools from all over Scotland. The team, comprising of Angus Henderson, Cameron Clark, Lily Langman and Connel Laing, were given a challenge to come up with an app to work alongside the FitBit. The team came up with an idea called Smart stress, an app that uses the fitbit to monitor stress levels. They were voted number 1 in their group by their peers and came second overall, winning a trophy for the school. They each individually received a portable phone charger and an amazon voucher worth £75. They were a credit to the department and the school.
75 young people in S5 and S6 who study in the Business and Technologies faculty heard the career stories of 4 local business leaders in our first Founders4Schools event. The young people heard from Craig Clinton from the Accountancy firm Dickson Middleton; Rob Walker an IT consultant from RW Consultants; Andrew Peacock from Peacock Technology Ltd and Scott McFarlane from Trans World Educational Experiences. Each speaker shared their success and challenges and inspired with stories of their different career paths.
SHS Showcase Evening
The Assembly Hall was packed on Wednesday 21st June for an evening of performances by the Cheerleading, Dance, Gymnastics and Musical Theatre Club. The pupils in these extra-curricular clubs have worked very hard throughout the year and showcased their work. In between each performance were short videos showing success pupils have had throughout the year. At the end of the evening there was a standing ovation, showing that the evening was enjoyed by all.
Photographs taken by S5 pupil Rory Semple (photos attached)
A number of staff are leaving us at the end of this school year.
Mrs Thomson, Principal Teacher of Creative, leaves us as does Mrs Candlish, Principal Teacher of Citizenship Faculty. Mrs Mansell, Teacher of English, is also leaving us. Mrs Glover, Teacher of Modern Languages has left us to become Principal Teacher of Modern Languages at Paisley Grammar. We would like to thank these members of staff for the many years of service they have given to our school community.
Mrs Abernethy has been appointed as Principal Teacher of Health and Well-Being for Stirling Council.
We are also saying au revoir to our probationer teachers from this year: Mr Choudhary, Miss Docherty, Miss Faassen, Miss Haston, Miss Kirkwood, Miss Speedie and Mr Sneddon. Good luck and thank you to you all.
Mr Fowler joins us as our new Principal Teacher of our Creative Faculty in August.
Mr Downie our Principal Teacher of Numeracy has been appointed as our new additional Depute Head Teacher.
Mrs Devoy has been appointed as our Principal Teacher of Equity.
Miss Fraser will continue as a Teacher of English.
In the last week of term we plan to appoint a new Principal Teacher of Modern Languages and Confucius Hub, a new Principal Teacher of Social Subjects, a new acting Principal Teacher of Numeracy and a new acting Principal Teacher of PE and Extra-curricular.
If your child has any medication that is stored in Stirling High School please arrange for it to be uplifted on Thursday prior to the school closing for the summer break. Thank you.
We still have a huge amount of unclaimed lost property. Please ensure that your child has all their belongings before the school closed on Friday as any unclaimed lost property will be sent for recycling during the holidays. Thank you for your help with this.
School closes for the summer break at 1.10pm on Friday 30 June 2017. Lunches will be served at 12.30pm and buses will collect pupils from 1.10pm.