Some departments have been working to highlight the wide variety of pathways available to pupils within their subject areas. In particular, Music and RMPS have created displays within their departments which promote these careers. With subject choices currently being finalised with our S3s, this is an ideal time to have a look and see where each of your favourite subjects could take you. For more information, The My World of Work Website has more information for pupils and parents….
Asda contacted the school to host CV skills and Mock Interview sessions with our senior pupils back in September. Today, Donna and Anne Frances from Asda delivered the CV Skills workshop with a group of S4 and S5 pupils on how best to present themselves to potential employers. Conversations revolved around highlighting pupils’ skills and promoting the charitable and leadership enhancing programs and initiatives they are currently involved in, both in and out of school.
Taking on board the advice they were given today, pupils will enhance their CVs in preparation for a Mock Interview in January. Thanks very much to Donna and Anne Frances from Asda, for taking the time to pop in today!
Last Thursday saw the return of the Careers Convention with a whole host of employers, training providers and further education establishments getting involved in this careers information evening. Employers were extremely positive with their feedback on the high quality questions they were asked from parents and pupils alike. Also in attendance and promoting the use of The My World of Work platform to parents and pupils were the My WOW Ambassadors. The Ambassadors did an exemplary job of sharing this resource and highlighting its’ benefits. Special thanks must go to The DYW Employability class for their contributions to the set up and running of the event, as well as the S6 Prefect team who ensured all parents and pupils were made to feel welcome and that evaluations were completed on the night.
The BIMA Digital Day took place yesterday in ICT with Hydrogen Ltd running an event to promote Digital Literacy skills. There were 15 pupils involved and they were absolutely fantastic, developing software and presenting their ideas back to the company. The Director of Hydrogen was extremely impressed and keen to offer Internships and Work Experience placements to our pupils. We will forward the teams work on to be judged by BIMA UK- watch this space to see how well our team gets on!
Last week, pupils from S4/ 5 attended the Skills Scotland Event at the SECC. This always prove to be a worthwhile event, with pupils meeting with various education providers and employers to gain an insight into entry requirements and subject choices. Feedback from the event was positive, with many pupils acting with great maturity and independently gathering information relating to their chosen careers. Good luck to all pupils involved in pursuing their chosen careers!
Thursday 8th November
Parents/ Carers and pupils are invited along this Thursday evening to the Annual Careers Convention.
A range of educational establishments, training providers and individual employers have accepted an invitation to attend this careers event and final preparations for as very busy evening are well under way.
This is an ideal opportunity for you and your child to come along and find out more about their chosen career path. Contributors will be able to advise in terms of entry requirements to University or College courses, as well as subject choices for Modern Apprenticeships and World of Work careers. This is always a well- attended event, and we expect this year to be no different.
We have the following talks taking place about key aspects of the Senior Phase:
|7:20pm||Social Area (Drama)||Mr Fullarton||Transition into the Senior Phase||S3 Parents/ pupils|
|7:40pm||Social Area (Drama)||SDS||Helping Your Child Prepare for Subject Choices||S3 Parents/ pupils|
|7:20pm||Open Area (PE)||Mr Heeps||Transition into S5||S4 Parents/ Pupils|
|7:40pm||Open Area (PE)||Ann Brodie||Foundation Apprenticeships||S4 Parents/ Pupils|
|8pm||Open Area (PE)||SDS||Options for Pupils Beyond S4||S4 Parents/ Pupils|
We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday Evening!
Dear Parent/ Carer,
Please find below a “Save the Date” for our upcoming annual Careers Convention.
A range of educational establishments, training providers and individual employers have already accepted an invitation to attend this careers event. This is an ideal opportunity for you and your child to come along and find out more about their chosen career path. Contributors will be able to advise in terms of entry requirements to University or College courses, as well as subject choices for Modern Apprenticeships and World of Work careers. This is always a well- attended event, and we expect this year to be no different.
After the October break, your child will be issued with a letter, detailing a range of talks/workshops which will share information/advice on the transition into the senior phase and a range of other career-based opportunities.
We hope that you will be able to attend this worthwhile careers event. Further details will be issued after the October Break.