P7 to S1 Induction Days 2022

We look forward to meeting our new S1 pupils for their full induction days on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th June 2022.  In preparation for these days we would like to pass on some information which will help to answer any questions and/or concerns you may have.

Pupils should arrive at school at or before 8.40am. For rural pupils we have informed the bus providers that there will be increased demand on the two days. Pupils will not need any form of pass to gain entry to the bus. However, because of the increase in numbers it may be preferable for parents/carers to take their own form of transport to school on these days to avoid issues with capacity.

From arrival at school they will be asked to report to the Dance Studio where they will be welcomed by members of SMT, Guidance and their registration teacher. Pupils will know which register class they are part of before this time as they will have been informed of their class by their primary school on Friday 10th June as well as being issued with their timetable on Monday 13th June in their primary school class. Once they have been registered, they will follow their timetable.

The only exception to this will be when pupils are given the opportunity to put money in to their ‘cashless’ canteen account so that they can purchase refreshments at morning interval and lunchtime. Again, because of the numbers involved in this process it may be advisable to have your child take a morning snack and packed lunch so that they are able to eat without delay. 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 1.10 pm and return to classes at 1.55pm.  Pupils will be released from classes at 3.20 pm to make their way home or to catch transport home in good time.

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 activities for pupils to take part in. In order to participate effectively could we therefore ask those interested in taking part to wear clothing suitable for sporting activity. Suitable shoes should also be worn; high heels or heavy industrial footwear will not be suitable.

In addition to this, on the second induction day, pupils will have a period with our award-winning 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. For pupils who have PE (Physical Education) on their transition days we ask that they bring suitable sports clothing with them, as detailed above. A copy of our dress code is available HERE.

It is advised to all parents/carers of pupils living in rural areas to make sure that you have applied successfully for a bus pass in plenty of time before we return in August. This can be done by clicking HERE.

Finally, there will be a Parent/Carer Information Evening at 7pm in the school on Tuesday 14th June for all parents/carers of our new S1 pupils. At this event you will be able to learn more about the S1 curriculum from Acting Rector Mr Sandecki as well as receiving information from Depute Rector, Mr Mackenzie, on how the school supports your child in their transition. Faculty Heads and Guidance staff will also be in attendance should you have any subject or pastoral support questions to ask.

We look forward to meeting you and your children during these days.