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on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 10:59


Things continue to be busy at Speyside High School.  This week started with a real treat.  Brodie, our reading dog, was joined by her friend Barney on Monday lunchtime.  Barney and Brodie, along with their owners, spent lunchtime in the Library.  They are part of stress relief activities for both staff and those pupils sitting exams.  Brodie and Barney, who represent ‘Paws Against Stress’ will be back in the Library next Monday 22 May.  Thanks to Canine Concern Scotland for helping us organise this event.



Monday 15 May also saw the final visit of our engineering action group.  This time they visited a local biomass unit – again lots of exciting experiences for the young people.



A group of fifteen S3 Chemistry pupils visited Highland Galvanisers in Elgin on the morning of Tuesday 16 May.  A huge thank you to Mr Graeme Morrison and staff for explaining the processes involved in the use of steel and zinc making the work done by the pupils in class, on alloys, real.




On Wednesday 17 May a Kwik Cricket Competition was held on the playing fields at Speyside High School.  Pupils from most of the associated primaries were there.  There were lots of happy faces and great teamwork.



Plans are well on their way for our two 40th Anniversary events in June.  Friday 23 June will be a ‘Back To The 70s Day’ – teachers are looking out their bell-bottomed trousers.  Wednesday 28 June is our ‘Big Birthday Bash’.  Thanks to local businesses who have already offered to help.  We are hoping to have a bouncy castle, face painting, barbecue and lots of other activities.  Our S2 pupils will be running a charity fair and there will be afternoon teas being served in the school.



This is a shorter teaching week – with Thursday 18 May and Friday 19 May being In-Service days.  Colleagues will be working together on implementing Show My Homework, Tracking & Monitoring, Feedback and use of Insight & Profiling.

On the Friday all staff from across the Speyside Associated School Group will be working together on aspects of Moderation & Assessment.



Following the success of YPI [Youth Philanthropy Initiative] we had a debriefing and the way forward meeting.  Thanks to Jill Armitt and her team from Walkers and Jonathan Christie from Wood Group Foundation for their support in this our first year of YPI at Speyside High School.