The first point of contact is always your child’s guidance /pastoral care teacher. (Ask your child for their name or check the timetable).
Email to email@example.com or phone before 10am (or you will get a text saying your child is absent).
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There are three Houses; Cademuir, Dunrig and Meldon with each House comprising a Head of House, Principal Teachers and Form Tutors. Allocation depends on... Harry Potter's hat, or...?
A Head of House is invariably a sixth form student who forms the liaison point for students on all house matters. They also act as motivator for house competition.
Dress code/ uniform
Traditional black shoes
White shirt or blouse and tie worn appropriately and modestly
Black sweatshirt with school crest
Black trousers and skirts (of a length that is appropriate for modesty)
White school polo shirts in s1-s4 with crest
PE kit black shorts and plain white t shirt with no logos
ALL hats and caps must be removed in school
All coats and jackets removed in class.
Any pupil who is not wearing school uniform will be issued with a demerit. If a pupil accrues three or more demerits they will have privileges removed including attending school trips and social events.
Modest jewellery allowed but must be removed at PE. No responsibility for losses can be taken but stolen goods must be taken up with the school via the office.
We request make up is restrained and is minimal.
Ties, polo tops with logos and school sweatshirts can be ordered all year via the office, forms available on school website.
School team kit for Rugby and hockey can be purchased at PE department
Team socks are available from the Castle Warehouse.
Yes but only if the bus is not running back in the afternoon, just double check at the office when you drop off your child in the morning. If the bus has taken the child to school then it is the bus company’s responsibility to bring the child home.
Firstly the bus company.
First Bus : 01896 758116
Munro's : 01835 862253
SBC Bus : 01835 825123
McKendry : 0131 440 1013
Allan's : 01875 820377
Firstly the guidance teacher and if not happy can follow up with the senior management team.
Passes will not normally be issued for travel on other contract buses unless the pupil has had a change of address that requires a change of bus pass. However, the child can travel on any service bus from the school if they wish to pay. If the parent wishes a change due to other circumstances, then they should put it in writing to the school, with a reason for the request. They can also contact Passenger Transport at SBC who actually need to authorise any changes requested in any event.
Unfortunately, the school does not issue bus passes to children for after-school activities. It is therefore up to the child to find their own way home.
Lost property is sent initially to the office for a period of two weeks. Any named items are returned, while non-named items of uniform are washed and retained. Non-uniform items are kept by the office and then sold to support funds. (If property lost on the bus, see school buses, above).
Tickets for events usuallly go on sale via the school office and occassionally one of the shops in the town will also sell them. An alert will come via email. If you are not signed up for email you can do so here.
A form is given in P7 to purchase one and allocated in the first few weeks of S1 by the school janitor, although it can take longer! You can choose to take a locker for one year or all the way up to sixth year.
The LRC catalogue can be accessed from any PC, at home or school. It offers search options, access to your personal record, and allows you to renew items, see what you have out on loan, and place reservations. See more here ...
There are a variety of trips available throughout and vary per year but in the past there are several in s1 including an "all s1" residential and optional foreign trips. Later on school trips are offered in relation to specific subjects and also for sporting experiences. These are not guaranteed and you will get letters home via your child when they are offered. They are mainly funded by parents/carers. Places go quickly on popular trips, so pupils need to remain aware and respond quickly to announcements.
This is set up by parents for parents and the school is not allowed access via SBC rules. At the moment it is organised by the chair of the PTA and all parent group leaders can post information on it.