Tuesday, 22 December 2015

School Clubs update for 2016

Fun 5’z - Tuesdays
Mrs D will be restarting the Fun 5’z Club which will run again on Tuesdays starting on 5th January.

First Aid Club - Mondays
Mrs Evans will again run her First Aid Club for Primary and Secondary pupils on Mondays on the following dates:
  • Monday 11th January
  • Monday 18th January
  • Monday 25th January
  • Monday 1st Feb
  • Monday 8th Feb
  • Monday 15th Feb
Please can you confirm if you child wishes to attend this club.  The primary athletics will run for the last 4 weeks of the term but we will remind you again nearer the time about that one.

STEM Club – Alternate Tuesdays
Mrs Rose will be continuing with STEM club on alternate Tuesdays for secondary pupils starting on Tuesday 12th January.

Film Club 
We will let you know at the start of next term.

If your child is not going to Club for any reason, please us know in the morning.  It is important we know of any changes.

Thank you

Aims and Ethos "wordle"

The students and staff of Stronsay School have studied the school's aims and key words. They then put forward the names of the students who they believe most exhibit these attributes. The larger the name on the "wordle" the more people felt this person displayed attributes which as a school we value greatly.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Practical Cake Craft

During this term Sonya, Erynn and Charlie in S3 have been practising some cake baking and decorating skills, in line with the National 5 qualification, culminating in decorating Christmas cakes for teachers. After laying a base of marzipan on each cake, the girls then covered each one with white sugar paste. Individual designs were created by each student on the cakes and the results were stunning and quite professional.


Thursday, 17 December 2015

"Wirdsmit" - Amber Connolly's visit (14th December)

On Monday December 14th , Amber Connolly from the George Mackay Brown Fellowship visited our school. She came to present each of our secondary pupils with a book containing poetry they had written earlier in the year with Orkney poet, Yvonne Gray. This was part of a project called Wirdsmit which aims to promote creative writing amongst young people throughout the Orkney Islands.
We have some extra  copies of "Spring Wark" available for £5, if you need a last minute stocking filler for proud grandparents. Please ask your son or daughter to contact Ms Deavin.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Support Our School - Bag printing

Members of the SOS ( Support Our School) Committee have produced 'Peedie Shopping Bags'. Pupils at Stronsay Junior High School designed them and Steve Weaver our janitor, made a block print of the school's ethos,'Proud to Belong, Proud to be a Limpet'
We hope to produce bags for different occasions throughout the coming year. Thank you and well done everyone for your hard work.
 Orders for the bags can be placed with Sarah Evans or Gaynor Smith. Bags are £3 each.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Career Management Skills

On the 25th of October 2015, Gemma Mackay, Careers Adviser from Skills Development Scotland, visited Stronsay School to speak to all of the secondary pupils, mainly the S4s, about careers and the future.  Skills Development Scotland can help with subject choices, career options, interview skills, CVs, applications, job search, student finances and courses and entry requirements. We focused on the area of Career Management Skills which includes:

  • Self: knowing who you are
  • Strengths:  knowing what you are good at
  • Horizons: knowing what I out there and
  • Networks: knowing who can help you

We focused on Horizons where we thought about job roles, discussed our opinions on different options after school, looked at different possible routes we could take after school and learnt what each other thought of the future options.
She held group sessions and is coming back to Stronsay in 2 weeks to have one-to-one appointments with the S4s. She spoke to us about our options after school such as college, University, work and apprenticeships. To get us thinking about our options we each had to write positive and negative sides to each of the available routes after school. We then participated in an activity where we had to guess what job was being described by the skills needed.
We all found the session really helpful as we now have a clearer idea of what future options are available to us. It has also helped us to prepare for our work experience placements.

By Molly, S4 

Children in Need in "The Orcadian"