P7 to S1 Transition Arrangements 2019

We look forward to meeting our new S1 pupils for their full induction days on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th June 2019.  In preparation for these days we would like to pass on some information which hopefully will answer any questions and/or concerns you may have.

Pupils should arrive in school at 8.40 and make their way to the Main Hall where they will be met by members of the Senior Management team, Guidance teachers and Registration teachers. Pupils will be issued with their timetables for the two induction days and will be guided around the school by S6 pupils and/or members of the school’s Pupil Council throughout their visit.

At lunchtime on both days they will be expected to stay in school unless parents have informed us that they wish their child to come home for lunch.  They will have an early lunch at 1.00 pm and return to the Main Hall at 1.50 pm.  Pupils will be released from classes at 3.20 pm to make their way home or to catch school buses in good time. We have informed the bus companies of the increase in pupil numbers for the two days.

To give pupils a taste of the wider opportunities on offer when they return in August we will be running some Health & Wellbeing activities during the lunchtimes of both days which are being organised by the PE department. There will be a choice of one indoor and one outdoor activity (weather permitting) for pupils to take part in. In order to participate effectively could we therefore ask those interested in taking part to bring with them PE kit: indoor trainers and a change of top and bottoms (shorts/leggings/tracksuit). In addition to this, on the second induction day, pupils will have a period with our youth work team, Step Forward Wick Youth, who will show the pupils some of the exciting activities that they are welcome to be a part of during the summer holidays and when they return to our school in August.

As regards what to wear for timetabled lessons, a choice of their Primary School uniform/sweatshirt or anything close to our dress code of plain black/white clothing is acceptable.  There should be no football tops or any garment with slogans.  A copy of our dress code is available HERE.

Finally, there will be a Parent’s Information Evening on Tuesday, 18 June at 7.00 pm in the school’s main hall when parents will have the opportunity to meet with staff and ask questions on any concerns they may have. Senior Management Team, Guidance teachers and some Faculty Heads will be in attendance during this evening.

Please check our dedicated P7 Transition Page of this website for the latest documentation.

We look forward to meeting both parents and children during these days.

If you have any questions regarding transition arrangements please email Mr Mackenzie, Depute Rector: grant.mackenzie@highland.gov.uk