I am going to say very little by way of introduction to this blog – other than to note it is share information about some of the activities taking place in the school.  Beyond that I will let the actions (extracts from our weekly bulletin) speak for themselves:

BIOLOGY DROP IN Tuesday’s session is open to all pupils studying biology. Come in to ask a question, try some practice papers or finish any outstanding assessment work 12:50-1:25 in C31.

RIGHTS RESPECTING AWARD – Can all Rights respecting ambassadors please attend a meeting on BOTH Monday 20th at Lunchtime and Thursday 3.15 – 4/4.15. Both meetings will be held in A33 attendance is essential in preparation for the upcoming event.

NEW EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Nelson is going to start a social running club for ALL abilities and ALL ages. The first session will take place on Thursday the 23rd of November after school, please bring suitable footwear and clothing for running outside.

INTERHOUSE S1 BASKETBALL – FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBERThe next Interhouse will be on Friday 24th November, and is S1 Basketball.  Sports Captain’s will be collecting names for teams, all forms must be returned to the PE Department by Thursday.

SENIOR BASKETBALL Training on today after school in the games hall. Next game in Monday 4th December away to Bucksburn

JUNIOR BASKETBALL Practice is on Wednesday lunchtime.  S2/3 tournament Thursday 23rd November at Harlaw. S1 festival is Monday 27th November after school at Beacon Leisure Centre.

 SHOEBOX APPEAL I am looking for any donations for this appeal. Shoeboxes, Christmas wrapping paper, stationary, toiletries, socks, scarves, gloves, small games and toys.  All S2 pupils are taking part in this during PSE.  All items gratefully accepted. Boxes to be completed by first week in December.

S3 COMPETITION “OUR WORLD” – Modern Languages, Thursday 23rd November – Could all pupils mentioned in the list get registered first to their Period 5 class on Thursday 23rd November before being taken to the Hall.

S1-S3 BADMINTON LEAGUE  Any pupils from S1-S3 who would be interested in representing Harlaw at the Active Schools Regional Badminton Qualifiers on 27 November from 4pm-6pm at Cults Academy please see Vicki in PE Dept. at break today or Mr Connor at Badminton Club at lunchtime.

READERS & WRITERS CLUB  If you love reading and writing, come along to the library on Thursday at 12.50pm to find out about the latest writing competitions and how you can take part in the Grampian Children’s book awards.  Pupils are welcome to come and read or study quietly.  The computers will be available for homework only – please book in advance.  Sorry, but no games.  Doors closed from 1pm.

FRIDAY FILMCLUB  On Friday we’re watching comedy gem, “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray, 12.30-1.25pm.  Don’t miss it!  Bring your packed lunch – but no hot food.  Doors close at 12.40pm.

GAMING CLUB   This weeks’ gaming club will be for S1 pupils only! All welcome. Friday lunchtime in B36

DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD  Inchgarth Community Centre are looking for volunteers to help with a new youth group starting on the 19th January.  Anyone still looking for Volunteering for their DofE award should get information from Mrs Cooper or Mr Whyte.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD  Pupils registered for Gold should come to a meeting on Monday 27th November at 12.45p.m. in B6. A full attendance would be appreciated

SCRIPTURE UNION   Scripture Union Friday lunchtime C41 1pm, all welcome

INDOOR ROWING  Congratulations to all those that took part in the indoor rowing competition. Harlaw came 16th out of 32 schools in Scotland. A particular mention to the following pupils who placed well in the competition:

  • Darren Barbour (1V1) who placed 28th out of 345 S1 boys in Scotland
  • Sadie McTamney (2W1) who placed 23rd out of 146 S2 girls in Scotland
  • Chris Bardas (4V2) who placed 2nd and Jakub Zbikowski (4C1) placed 6th out of 139 S4 Boys in Scotland.

MODERN LANGUAGES IN THE ARMY   All S3 pupils will be taken to the Assembly Hall during their French lesson on Friday morning in order to attend a presentation given by Sergeant Clare Stoddart. This will give pupils an excellent opportunity to ask questions and know more about army jobs and the relevance of languages.

 LEOS SNOW BALL – 14TH DECEMBER The annual snow ball is being held from 7-9.45pm on 14th December for S5&6 pupils. The Leos are looking for staff to come along to help supervise. Even if it was just for an hour, it would be much appreciated.

DODGEBALL CLUB   The Dodgeball Club is on every Friday lunchtime in the games hall from 12:45 – 1:15pm.  All pupils are welcome.  PE kit must be worn.

It is an impressive list and you can follow more on various school twitter feeds the school uses.  It is also a way of us promoting Children’s Rights and in particular the following articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

  • Article 4 – we need to do all we can to make sure every child enjoys their rights
  • Article 6 – the right to life and to develop to your full potential
  • Article 15 – the right to meet other children and join groups
  • Article 28 – the right to an education
  • Article 29 – to develop talents and interests to the full
  • Article 31 – to relax, play and take part in a range of activities