“As parents and carers you will be aware by now that I am heading to Castlebrae High School for a 1 –year secondment. At the end of that secondment (May 2014), I will be returning to Forrester High School. I am able to undertake this short secondment on behalf of the authority because I am confident our school is in an excellent place in terms of the quality of education we deliver, the quality of staff we have, and their commitment to the learning and welfare of our students. (more…)
S3 Business Education students visited the Scottish Parliament to take part in a Financial Speaking Event sponsored by Chick Brodie MSP.
The event gave students an opportunity to improve their public speaking and a chance to interview a member of Parliament. Jonathon Fotheringham, Chloe Fawcett and Chloe Smith were great ambassadors for the school and had an excellent experience.
Alanna Laing, Daniel Kerr, James Chamberlain and Kirsty Tedford represented Forrester High School in the UKMT Team Maths Challenge Scottish Finals. All four of them showed excellent team working and problem solving skills, competing against the best young mathematicians in Scotland.
This was a great experience for the team and well done to all of them.
All S2 pupils will be completing two assessments over the next fortnight.
These follow on from tests which were taken at primary school and aim to track progress in mathematics and reading.
If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mr Alexander, Support for Learning Leader.
The 1-2-1 computing programme for S1 students which started in August is progressing very well. This pilot is generating a lot of interest across the country with visits from others schools who want to share our experience.
We also had a recent visit from STV. Click here to find out more; STV Edinburgh
Forrester High School’s Charity Committee organised various fundraising activities including a dress down day for students and staff and raised a fantastic £544.00 for the charity Dreamz 4 U.
Dreamz 4 U was established in 2007 to help young people across Scotland. They make the dreams come true for children with a various array of illnesses ranging from cystic fibrosis to down syndrome and brain tumors. www.dreamz4u.org/
Well done to the Charity Committee and thanks to staff for helping out.