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on Thu, 29/06/2017 - 08:39


Friday 23 June saw the 1970s return to Speyside High.  The Pupil Senate coordinated the themed day as part of the school’s 40th Birthday celebrations.  It was a non-uniform day, with pupils and staff expressing themselves in a 70s way.  We had everything from punk and glam rock to flower-power, disco and lots of brown and beige.  Classes also had a 70s feel, with less modern technology and more use of old resources and teaching aids, such as slide projectors, old textbooks and even a slide rule.  A few teachers even displayed their old tawse!  On behalf of the Pupil Senate, thanks to everyone who embraced the spirit of the day.



Pupils receive their results on Tuesday 8 August.  On the first week back after the summer returning S5 and S6 students will have the opportunity to make changes to course choice as appropriate in light of their results.  A letter was sent home earlier this week regarding the post results service and the information is also on the school website.



On Wednesday 28 June, Speyside High School held a party to celebrate its 40th anniversary.  The afternoon was filled with games and events: from stalls organised by pupils to a very competitive and fun It’s A Knockout course.  Pupils were joined by former staff and members of the school community.  Speyside High would like to thank all the local businesses who supported this event.



Tuesday 27 June saw a group of S2 and S3 pupils take part in surfing at Banff beach. The group would like to say a huge thank you to Sean and Chris from the Surf+Sup Centre for some great instruction.  Mr Turner and Mrs Main would like to thank the group for being so enthusiastic in pretty wild conditions.  A big congratulations to those who managed to stand on their boards!



Our house assemblies for Fiddich, Livet and Rinnes took place on Friday 23 June.  We celebrated the successes of our young people, including attainment, sporting and musical achievements both in and out of school.  Over the course of the school year, young people have contributed to the many opportunities on offer through Rights Respecting Schools, Young Enterprise, Youth Philanthropist Initiative, Speyside Expo (Interdisciplinary Learning project), Badaguish residential and Career Ready.  The house assemblies also provided the opportunity for personal successes to be recognised.



On Friday 23 June, a group of Senior Phase pupils, accompanied by Mrs McLauchlan, Miss Wood and Miss Main, travelled to the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh!  Despite the very early start, the group were in high spirits from the outset, singing as we went!  Pupils had all day to venture round the vast show ground photographing stalls and animals as they went, not to mention picking up a few bargains and freebies!  We believe they were even spotted on TV?  Pupils and staff had a great day and still had energy for a sing along on the way home.  As always the pupils were a credit to Speyside High School and we are already looking forward to next year!  Special thanks to the RNCI for funding our bus!