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October 2016

Destination Information Evening - Thursday 6th October 2016 (7.00 p.m. To 8.30 p.m.)

The purpose of the evening was to provide learners from S4-S6 and their parents/guardians with information regarding post-school opportunities available from: local Colleges and Opportunities for All (Fife Council training providers).  In addition, the school Careers Coach from Skills Development Scotland provided consultation and advice throughout the evening.  

The colleges gave a short presentation to outline options available at their establishment and training providers will outline Modern Apprenticeship opportunities.  

UCAS Reference Forms

Senior pupils have been issued with peach-coloured reference forms in Personal and Social Education classes for completion by subject teachers.


GeoBus (educational outreach project supporting Earth Science learning in schools in the UK)   have established a link with Kazemba in Zambia that focuses on good global citizenship and is integral to CfE.  The partnership is aimed at building connections and collaboration where ideas, activities and information can be shared.  The focus of this particular venture is local geology and fossils.  

The pupils have participated in 3 after school workshops delivered by Geobus and facilitated by Mrs Barbour (Teir2 CL of Social Studies and Citizenship).  

The school kitchen was hired for one evening to bake geology inspired cakes – rocky road, volcano muffins, mudstone cookies and fossil footprint cookies. These were sold at interval the next day to raise funds for equipment for our pupils and the Zambian pupils. In addition to the money raised by the bake sale, Mrs Duncan  in Maths kindly donated £50 in copper coins that herself and her husband collect over the year.  


Lucy, Sophie and Caitlin in action.  Tom delighted with his rockyroad

Charities Group

The Charities Group has been very active this session and have planned further fundraising initiatives for the rest of this year.  The group held a successful Halloween Disco for senior pupils and raised a magnificent £1000 for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

The group plan to raise awareness and funds for the following the charities in the lead up to Christmas - Children in Need, Toy Drive (Fife initiative), Bra Bank, Crisis at Christmas and Cupar Food Bank.

Plans are also in the pipeline to support the work of the RNLI with a Fish Supper event a possibility next term.

Howe Harlequins Win First Home Fixture

The newly formed Howe Harlequins won their first ever home fixture on Sunday 30th October. A very open and well played match saw them run out 34 - 15 winners over a combined Earlston/Linlithgow side. Evenly poised at 15 a piece at half time the Harlequins scored four unanswered tries, with great defence, good forward running, fast rucking and quick hands in the backs.

The team is formed with girls from Bell Baxter, Kinross High School and Madras College.

New players of any ability are always welcomed and training is Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.3 0 p.m. To 8.00 p.m. at Duffus Park.

Parent Council: Rector’s Update

Mr Black updated the Parent Council about P7 visits, results of the S1 survey and staffing in his termly report to the group.  Read Mr Black’s report.