Winter Fete

Stirling High School’s 2nd annual Community Winter Fete takes place this Saturday 2nd December, 10am until 2pm. There will be craft stalls/vinyl record stalls/books stalls, an Escape Room, SHS Riverside Bakery project will be selling their products and Music performances. We hope to see you there. Entry is free

Christmas Concert

Our hugely popular annual Christmas concert will take place on Monday 18th December at the Church of the Holy Rude, tickets are now on sale from the school, £5 adult & £3 concession

Reports

The S1-S3 behaviour reports will be issued via schoolbag mail this week. S2 full reports will be issued Friday 15th December and S4/S5 & S6 short based reports will be issued Thursday 21st December.

S4 Parents’ Evening

S4 Parents’ Evening will take place on Tuesday 5th December 4.30pm until 7pm, letters with information including booking details were issued to parents via pupils last week, if you do not have yours please contact the school office.

Senior Christmas Dance

The S5/6 Christmas dance will take place on Thursday 7th December at The Albert Halls in Stirling

Digital Champions Learning Community event

The Stirling High Digital Champions recently hosted the Digital Leaders and Heroes from 4 of our 6 learning community primaries.  The event, led entirely by pupils, allowed the high school and primary pupils to get to know each other and learn more about their digital roles in their schools.  Their next step is to collaborate online to develop policies about working online.

S6 Digital Skills winners

Congratulations to Ryan Kennedy and Brandon Clark who competed against other Stirling Council schools and came out on top.  The boys designed a website for a fictitious Stirling Music Festival in response to a challenge set by Codebase and Stirling University (photo attached).

Early Morning Swimming

Early morning lane swimming will start back again on Thursday morning from 7.30. If you are interested, please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the noticeboard in the PE Department. See Mr Durno or Miss O’Reilly Collins for more info.

NEWS RELEASE – Stirling High learning community Digital Innovation hub receives support from the Digital Xtra Fund

Young people in Primary 6 and 7 from each of the Stirling High School learning community primary schools; Allan’s Primary, Borestone Primary, Braehead Primary, Cambusbarron Primary, Gargunnock Primary and St Ninian’s Primary are being invited to attend ten 1 hour workshops in computer basics using Raspberry Pi development kits as part of a project supported by the Digital Xtra Fund. The workshops will be run by Stirling High’s Computing teachers and supported by young people from S1 and S2. The young people who attend the workshops over the 10 weeks will become Coding Champions in their Primary school and will then, in turn, run the same workshops to a group of interested staff and young people back at their primary school, enhancing both their coding and leadership skills.  They will continue to be supported by Stirling High School’s young people in S1 and S2 who will also attend the primary school sessions.

Thomas Downs, teacher at Allan’s Primary said “Our Digital Heroes are enthusiastic about the impact of this project on both the development of their leadership skills and in increasing engagement and experience of coding amongst our pupils and staff. They are particularly excited about the opportunity to work at the high school to become Coding Champions, and working with new kits and technology that they otherwise may not have gained experience of. This is a fantastic way to excite and enthuse children in coding from an early age, and for children to support and learn from each other.”

Paul Cassidy, HT Stirling High said “This project is an excellent example of how we are preparing our young people for their future through developing a range of skills including teamwork, collaboration and digital skills. Our Digital Champions in S1 and S2 are developing their leadership skills by supporting the young people from our primary schools as part of the project. The learning community is excited to be working with Codebase Stirling and we are grateful for the support from the Digital Xtra Fund.”

Janine Matheson, Manager of Codebase Stirling said “CodeBase Stirling are delighted to be part of the Stirling High learning community Digital Innovation hub. A big focus for us in Stirling is to create opportunities for young people to access expertise and develop digital skills, strengthening our talent pipeline and creating a strong foundation to address the skills gap within the tech sector.”

By engaging with young people earlier and by supporting and encouraging success we can increase digital confidence and skills and grow the number of young people pursuing Computing Science in their SQA exams and beyond.  Across Scotland, the digital sector is grossly underrepresented by girls and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.  It is estimated that 12,800 job opportunities exist in the digital sector and the future workforce of Scotland is underprepared to fill those vacancies.  This project aims to address both of these issues.

Additional information:

https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/news-events/2017/april/collective-approach-to-skills-must-continue-as-new-research-shows-digital-economy-growth/

Digital Xtra Fund continues to inspire Scotland’s future digital makers

http://www.thisiscodebase.com/stirling/

 

Stirling High School news – Wednesday 29 November 2017

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