Dear Parents and Carers
We hope you all have had a positive week. Our senior pupils have now started their national examinations and it’s been lovely to see so many of them in school revising. Mr Ewing has included a full update below.
Our new session timetable starts on 7th June and the week before is a shorter week, owing to the bankholidays on Thursday and Friday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Therefore, the staff are planning to use the 3 days (Monday 30th May – Wednesday 1st June) to have a mini activities ‘week’. Assemblies have taken place today to explain the activities on offer for pupils and there’s a Microsoft form for them to complete by Thursday 5th May. (Pupils will need to sign in to complete the form.) Almost all activities are free of charge and I know the ‘week’ will be a great success. Please ask your child to head to the homepage of our website to sign up.
Today’s update contains 5 notices:
We hope you all have a relaxing weekend,
Miss Claire Meakin
SQA reminders (Mr Ewing)
SQA Exam Update
Exam leave for S4/5 and S6 pupils began on Monday 25th April. The exams started on Tuesday with Higher Politics.
A small number of pupils who are sitting very few exams but will be returning to KGS next session will have arrangements put in place for them during part of study leave.
The Examination Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service (EECCS) supports learners who are either:
There is no charge for this service.
If your child is not able to attend an exam, they should contact Mr Ewing firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible on the day of the exam
If on results day a pupil feels their result is lower than expected, they may be able to appeal that result.
Appeals can be prioritised if pupils have a conditional place at university or college. There is no charge for appeals.
Eligibility criteria for Appeals 2022 are in place to support fairness and to ensure that learners are accessing the service on an equitable basis. Therefore, the following criteria must be met:
The deadlines for submitting all other appeals are:
Support services for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher learners (sqa.org.uk)
The Exam timetable, study support and results day resources can be found here. Pupils were issued with personalised timetable in school earlier this week.
Exam timetable and learner apps - SQA
This year's results day is Tuesday 9th August. Pupils can sign up to get their results by text and details are in the Your Exams link below
Your Exams 2022 (sqa.org.uk)
There will be a series of immersion events during study leave across the school to support pupils in the days leading up to their exams. The immersion timetable has been sent to pupils and is also on the KGS website
Studying in school during exam leave
When a pupil has finished an exam, they should leave school. S1 to S3 pupils are still working in classes so it is important that disruption is kept to a minimum.
We have had quite a few pupils studying in school and pupils are very welcome to do so but can all pupils please:
Wear dress code (top layer)
Sign and out of school only at the following times: start of the day, break and lunch time and at the end of the school day. This will be strictly enforced.
Be prepared to study and not to socialize
Pupils not studying will be asked to go home.
Celebrating success reminder (Mr Harvey and Mrs Watson)
The school is keen to celebrate the successes of pupils both in and out of school. For example, we are aware that pupils are competing in sports finals events across the country. We would like to recognise and celebrate these and other achievements.
Please continue to share the pupils' achievements, so that we can acknowledge and celebrate this in school. Please contact: email@example.com
Reminder about a CLD project about prom dresses
Message from Voluntary Action Orkney
Kirsty Rochford and Brian Cromarty from VAO will be in school for a volunteering drop in on Tuesday 3rd May at lunchtime. They’ll be set up at the theatre doors, and there’s no need to make an appointment. They’d like to see anyone who’d like to get involved in any aspect of volunteering:
If you’re interested but unavailable at that time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Message from Koolskools about uniforms.
Home - Koolskools
The Koolskools primary ethical supply chain benefits everyone involved in it. We start by caring for our planet and the small-scale farmers producing the Fairtrade cotton in developing countries; next the developing country factory employees making the finished garments; then the schools, parents and pupils buying and wearing these uniquely ethical, high quality and affordable clothes.