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College Application Information for January 22

A message from our SDS Career Advisor, Agata:

Hello and Happy New Year!

I am now back at school and keen to see anyone who wants to APPLY FOR COLLEGES to help you with applications.
I know you’re on exam leave (S4/5/6) but you can contact me by email: agata.swiderska@sds.co.uk or call me direct on: 0141 343 9741. You can also pop in to see me at careers room in pupil support base whenever you’re at school for exams.

Remember, Glasgow colleges (City of Glasgow, Clyde and Kevin) open up their applications on Wed 19th January. They operate on first comes first served basis, so make sure you’re ready to apply ASAP, as places will go very quickly!

South Lanarkshire College courses go live from Thursday 20th Jan.

CONTACT ME TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, DON’T LEAVE IT TILL FEBRUARY!

Agata Swiderska  Career Adviser



S4 – S6 January Programme of Assessment

Our scheduled Assessment Programme runs from Monday, 17th January until Friday, 28th January, and includes allocated times for Nat 4 pupils to work with subject staff in order to prepare for assessments, or to capture assessment evidence.

Learning and Teaching will be paused during this time, however, on days when pupils have no scheduled assessments, their time should be focused on preparation for assessments still to come, or on completion of classwork.  Please contact the school if you do not wish your child to study at home during this time.  There will be a supervised Revision Room available each day for those looking for a quiet space for independent study.

Senior pupils were issued with a draft copy of the Assessment Programme in December (below), and should be revising in preparation to give their best performance.  They have been issued with a paper copy of the finalised Assessment times in school today.  These times are also available on Google Classroom and each student has also been emailed a copy.

This is an important learning experience for all of our senior pupils, and one which we hope will allow them to showcase their best efforts and talents.

May we take this opportunity to wish all of our learners well in their assessments.

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Please see below a letter outlining changes to the structure of the school timetable effective from Monday 17th January.  The letter also contains study leave information in relation to the forthcoming S4 – 6 Assessment period. A hard copy will be issued to all pupils next week.

http://www.trinity.s-lanark.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Two-week-timetable-letter-002.pdf

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Return to School January 2022

Following on from the First Minister’s Statement, our school will open as planned on Wednesday 5th January 2022 at 8.45am.

However please be aware that the following mitigations have still to be adhered to:

  • All are to wear face masks unless exempt.
  • Our young people will continue to use dispensers for sanitisation and must sanitise their hands on arrival in the school and regularly throughout the day. They must keep the 2-metre social distance rule when interacting with any of the adult staff in the building as far as is reasonable and possible to do.
  • Our school day remains the same as will breaks and lunchtime.
  • All pupils are to return to school wearing full school uniform even if they have PE.
  • Pupils will be encouraged to use the outdoor areas before school, during breaks and lunchtimes as much as possible.
  • Ventilation remains a priority with windows being open.
  • All are advised to drop off their son/daughter at a safe and suitable location close to the school, out with the school parking area to promote safe distancing of pupils and parents and reduce congestion.  Young people using school or public transport should wear face mask unless exempt.

Where do I enter the school on my first day back?

To support the recommendations recently announce by the Scottish Government students with the exception of S5/6 students will remain outside the school building until the school bell rings.  S5 may access the street area whilst S6 may access the school library via the main entrance.  Please ensure your young person is suitably attired.

Next Steps

As you are aware this is a fast changing situation and whilst it is our hope to continue as normal in January please note the possibility of a return to remote learning or perhaps some adjustments to our school day.

 

Adjustments to school day

Should there be adjustments necessary to the structure of our school day this information will be given as soon as possible.

 

I hope this information helps you. All the staff look forward to seeing our young people return.

I trust that you, your family, your friends, and your loved ones are safe and well and will enjoy a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year.

With every best wish, please stay safe and take care,

 

Allison Craig (Head Teacher)

On behalf of all the staff of Trinity High School.



Senior Programme of Assessment

SENIOR PROGRAMME OF ASSESSMENT 17TH – 28TH JANUARY 2022

SQA have announced their intention to hold a national exam diet running from the 25th April until the 1st of June 2022, as long as Covid circumstances allow.

In order to ensure that our pupils are prepared for this, we plan to hold an Assessment Programme in January, focused on those pupils preparing for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications.

We have shared this information with pupils and the Parent Council, and we have taken advice on the set-up of arrangements from Scottish Government and South Lanarkshire Council guidelines.

We have shared a Draft timetable with senior pupils, and our planned Assessments are scheduled to run from Monday, 17th January until Friday, 28th January 2022 inclusive.  Learning and Teaching for senior pupils will be paused during the Assessment Programme, and pupils may study from home the day before, and the day of, their scheduled assessments, but may undertake supervised study in school at any time out-with their timetabled assessments.  Those pupils who are preparing for Nat 4 qualifications will also have scheduled sessions within each subject to prepare and/or produce assessment evidence.

Pupils should ensure that they follow the advice of their class teachers in order to prepare thoroughly for their assessments which offer the chance to capture evidence of their performance so far this year.

We will continue to monitor Scottish Government Guidance, and South Lanarkshire Council advice, in order to keep our young people safe while offering the opportunity to evidence their learning and progress this session.

If you require any further information, please feel free to contact me at school.

Yours faithfully,

C MacLeod

DHT (Acting)



Free Bus Travel for Under 22s – Survey

Do you have a child aged 5-16, or are you a young person aged 12-21? If so, please complete our short travel survey for a chance to win up to £250 in Love2Shop vouchers.

The Scottish Government will soon be launching the Free Bus Travel Scheme for young people between the ages of 5 and 21. This aims to encourage greener travel patterns, and increase opportunities for young people to engage in employment, education and social activities and not be excluded due to travel costs. Transport Scotland will monitor the scheme as it progresses to check on use and impact. The first step is to try and understand current travel patterns so that any changes after the scheme is introduced can be identified.

We would be grateful if parents/carers of younger children (i.e. those aged 5-16), or young people aged 12-21 themselves, could complete this short travel survey. The questionnaire asks about current travel behaviour, and your thoughts about bus travel generally and the free bus travel. This should take no more than 10 minutes to do.

Contact Us: If you have any questions about the work or problems completing the questionnaire, please contact our Project Manager, Elaine Wilson-Smith, at elaine@wellsideresearch.co.uk or on 0131 677 5522.

Link for survey: online1.snapsurveys.com/under22travelsurvey

The closing date for all responses is Monday, 24 January 2022.



NASA Space School

Trinity High School was very proud to have a pupil selected to attend the  week long residential summer school at Strathclyde University, which provided an eclectic mix of lectures, labs and workshops all on a space theme, delivered by leading academics and researchers, and supported by NASA astronauts and engineers. Following this week, Thomas Scally (S6) was selected as 1 of 10 students from across Scotland to experience a 7 day Learning Journey to Johnson Space Center in Houston in October, where he was inspired and motivated in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and took part in various experiences developing high quality communication, team-building and problem solving skills.

Below are pictures of Thomas’ experiences in Houston:

Further information can be found on the Scottish Space School website.



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