Marr College Newsletter 05 - Page 2

Issue Number 05 | January 2020 Head Teacher’s Welcome Dear Parent/Carer, Inside this issue: Children in Need #DigiInventors Challenge Award Ceremony School Show Auditions Mental Health Ambassadors South Ayrshire Youth Forum Awards Malawi Partnership Jewellery Club Photography Club IDEA Award Fundraising PwC School Visit And much more! The new term is well underway at Marr College and I am delighted to share with you the many news items and achievements contained within this newsletter. Particular mention must be given to the whole school fundraising efforts during the festive period, including the fantastic work of our S2 Micro-Tyco and S6 Leadership groups. I am pleased to see that almost all young people are wearing school uniform and, importantly, are wearing their school tie. This continues to be a focus throughout the term and we greatly appreciate your ongoing support. As I write this introduction, our senior students are coming to the end of their prelim exams and I would like to congratulate them on their excellent conduct throughout this time. Lots of hard work and commitment will be required in the coming weeks and months to ensure everyone is prepared to achieve their best in the final SQA exams. Supported Study timetables will be issued soon and I strongly recommend that students take up this offer as much as possible. Last term, over 120 students helped to review our school vision and values during a student conference and we have now gathered the views of staff and young people on the values that are important to them. Our next steps this term will be to consult with parents and 1 and community partners, agree our shared vision and values for the school and launch these in the summer term. A group of young people and staff will also visit a local design studio to create a range of graphics to promote our vision and values. S1 and S2 classes continue to help keep their local community tidy by participating in weekly litter picks around the school. The groups complete a weekly survey and have noticed an increase in litter around the paths to and from some of the local shops. I would appreciate your support in encouraging your child to dispose of their litter in the bins provided, particularly if they purchase lunch out with school. Our catering team continue to provide healthy, tasty lunches for all – take a look at their weekly menu here. I hope you enjoy reading our newsletter. Regular updates on school activities can be found on our Twitter feed @MarrColOfficial and in the local press. Best wishes. George Docherty Head Teacher