Careers Convention seeks to spark new opportunities at Eyemouth High School

Eyemouth and District Rotary in conjunction with Eyemouth High School Parent Council would like to invite the wider community to view stalls from a variety of employers and local organisations on Wednesday 15th June from 4pm until 6pm. The whole school will down tools on the afternoon so that all pupils can benefit from this amazing opportunity. This is a fantastic opportunity to seek new study and career avenues.
For more information about the Careers Convention, please get in touch with Margaret.hodgkins@scotborders.gov.uk or like the official Eyemouth High School Facebook Page or visit our website (www.eyemouthhigh.org.uk).

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Parent Council Coffee Morning

Eyemouth High School’s parent council held a coffee morning and tabletop sale in Coldingham Village Hall on Saturday 9th April. They were also joined by some teachers, parents and students from the school who helped out on the day. The event was a great success, both in terms of fundraising with the total raised a fantastic £283.90, and in raising awareness of what the parent council do in the community.IMG_2923

There was a wide variety of local produce on sale, from the Roadhouse Gallery to Avon, Candles by Roxanne to jewelry from ‘Susa’, and all manner of things in between. The parent council managed their own plant sale, raffle and cake and candy stalls and served out teas, coffees and scones to the visitors. The whole atmosphere was great and had a real buzz about it, partly due to the great venue. Student Abby Lannagan added a bit of background piano music to the mix.

The event had been well-publicised and was well-attended on the day. Parent Council Chair, Rieke Hettrick said “I’m really grateful for the support the community gave us in visiting our coffee morning and I’m proud of our students coming, mucking in and helping out. They are great ambassadors for their school”. Members of the school Head Team and Hiymooth Eye attended, as well as other students. It was brilliant to see that the whole community was involved.

The Parent Council are brilliant in the school as they support and encourage many students’ endeavours into the wider world and fund a variety of activities to enhance students’ educational and wider experiences. They have helped with a huge range of causes in the past, from school trips to raspberry pi computers and continue to provide much-appreciated support within the school community.

Everyone said they were pleased with both the funds raised and the turnout on the day. The Parent Council would like to thank everyone who attended for their help and support and they hope to see more events like this in the future.

Eyemouth Showcases Talent!

DSC_0494“Inspirational, committed and hard working young people”; just some of the words to describe the talent and amazing work on display as Eyemouth High School held their annual Showcase before the Christmas Holidays. The Showcase was planned in partnership with the Parent Council and multiple organisations from the local community, and built on the successful Technologies Showcase the year before. It is estimated over 500 people attended the event – a great community turnout.
There were a large variety of stalls and activities taking place throughout the evening; from Gymnastics to Heart Start training. “The students and staff are incredibly proud of the achievements of all of its pupils and this evening was all about demonstrating that”, Rory Fairbairn Depute Head Boy. Also on show was the 80ft long community art mural, produced by secondary and primary students, along with many other local people.

Come of the organisations contributing to the event included; The Eyemouth and District Rotary Club, Eyemouth Lifeboat, Ocean Youth Trust, Giacopazzi’s donated some fabulous ice cream, St Abbs Lifeboat sold their fundraising merchandise, Reston Concert Band, Army Cadets and many more.
Parent and teacher, Mrs Emily Bewsey interviewed on the night said, “I’ve just walked through the technology department – a stunning display of work. I’m so proud of my son’s contribution. He loves technology lessons. The standard of work is so high – just fantastic”.
It was a truly remarkable opportunity for the students and the community to work together for a great cause. Mrs Maggie Hodgkins, Depute Head Teacher at Eyemouth High School with the responsibility for Partnerships told us that; “There is a huge sense of privilege and new beginnings for Eyemouth in the air. Eyemouth High School looks forward to linking further with the community in the future. We have an amazing team of parents who support this school and without them this event would have been so much the poorer”. Mrs Hodgkins worked closely with Eyemouth Parent Council to organise the event and free catering on the evening was supplied by the Parent Council.
While demonstrating the skills and techniques learnt and performed for the evening, there was also SQA Exam work on display for all to see. As everyone made their way throughout the High School viewing all that was on offer, there was a true buzz to the atmosphere. This evening not only demonstrated the hard work of the students, but it also provided an opportunity for young and old to share thoughts, views and admiration for all Eyemouth has to offer. The Student Leadership Team was on hand to offer assistance throughout the evening, as well as many younger students too.
On behalf of Eyemouth High School we would like to thank everyone for visiting the Showcase.
Further information can be accessed by finding Eyemouth High School on Facebook.

 

Parents Information Evening

All parents should have received a letter of invitation to attend our Information Evening which is taking place on Tuesday 22nd September from 7pm – 8.30pm in Eyemouth High School. We encourage all to attend this event, in particular parents of students who are in S4 – 6. The evening will showcase a full variety of practical strategies to assist your son or daughter in their learning. We believe that the information delivered at our Information Evening will make a difference to your child’s success.

Teachers will guide you on finding your way around the New National Qualifications as well as our Senior Management Team who will also be available to ask any questions you may have.

In addition, the Parents Council will be holding their AGM from 6.30pm in the High School, of which you are very welcome to attend prior to the evening.

We all look forward to seeing you. Our Student Leadership Team will also be present to assist you throughout the evening.

Eyemouth High School Parent Council

Eyemouth High School Parent Council

is selling

 teas, coffees and cakes

Sunday 17th May 1pm – 4pm

  Mason’s Hall, Eyemouth

At the Festival of Museums Event

 Kirk Square & Eyemouth Museum

Please come and support us.

Donations of baking welcomed

If it’s cold there will be home made soup and focaccia too!

It will be good to see you there.

PS for more info on the event:

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheFortEyemouth

Donations of baking welcomed.

fSDC Parental engagement: For parents of children with any additional support needs

The Parent Council have asked us to draw your attention to the following event: fSDC flyer

It takes place at 10am-1pm (with lunch included after) on 4 March 2015 at The Focus Centre, Galashiels.

The event will ask parents to tell us about:

– how engaged they feel in making decisions that affect them and their children;

– what they think of the facilities and services available to them locally.

A report will then be produced which will go to the Scottish Government, and can be shared with anyone who took part.

Bookings can be made through this website, by email or calling 0131 313 8828.