The accountancy and audit company EY are running an event on the 13th of February; “Discover EY”. This is a half-day insight programme, where young people interested in a career in business or finance will learn more about EY, what they do and the employment programmes they offer. They’ll also have a chance to network and chat with EY people, including current apprentices, to learn about their journey, and take part in workshops which will develop key skills for a career within business, finance or technology. I would add that this is a programme young people can highlight that they’ve taken part in as part of UCAS forms and job applications.
See Mr. Foster to book a place.
There have been a number of reports across Aberdeen City Council that an app called “Houseparty” is being used by teenagers. This app involves accepting friend requests from people who they do not know. This then can lead to inappropriate contact from adults.
The following information is useful guidance for pupils and parents. This is available online at http://www.abernet.org/2018/01/19/keep-safe-online-what-pupils-need-to-know/
Keep Safe Online: What pupils need to know.
We all need to keep safe online: on our computers, devices, game consoles and on our mobile phones. This is a quick list of what you need to know to stay safe.
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
- Think carefully before posting pictures, videos or live streaming of yourself. Once you’ve put content of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
- Never give out your passwords
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
- Think carefully about what you say before you share something online
- Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the service or app, turn off your device and talk to a trusted adult. If anyone contacts you online in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult.
S3 into S4 Learner Pathways Evening
On Thursday 11th January 2018 pupils and parents were warmly invited to our S3 into S4 Learner Pathways evening.
The key goal is for our pupils to enjoy learning in the Senior Phase and achieve a strong set of examination results. Central to this is selecting the right courses in the first place. With this in mind, the event was restructured from the traditional course choice evening to a much more interactive event. Our S3 into S4 Learner Pathways evening allowed pupils and parents to talk with employers, teachers, further and higher education providers and ask any specific questions.
We also had two presentations on the evening one form Ernst Young and the other was a STEM activity called ‘People like me’ aimed at Girls run by STEM ambassadors.
The World Challenge group who are planning a trip to Sub-Saharan Africa provided teas/coffees/cakes in the dining hall with Music will provided by AGS pupils.
Artwork from pupils in the Junior Phase was also on display.
Overall the event was very successful with positive feedback from all involved.
Happy New Year to you all from the PTA (Fundraising) Committee
Aberdeen Grammar School PTA (Fundraising) are having a Race Night on Saturday 24th March 2018 at the Ashvale at 7pm. The tickets are £15 each (this includes your supper). The funds raised will go towards the ongoing refurbishment of the Library, the social areas for pupils and other projects identified by the school staff that will benefit your child’s education and school experience.
If you cannot manage to make the night itself, please support us by sponsoring a horse at this event (you name a horse and you are the owner) and if your horse wins that race you win a prize. There are 8 Races with 8 Horses per Race, so 64 Horses to sponsor in total at £5 per horse.
There are also 8 Races to sponsor which are £25 each. This would be good promotion for anyone who has their own business. The Race is named after your business and your business name is printed on every Race Sheet issued at the event. Everyone who sponsors a Race gets a prize.
Finally, we are holding a raffle on the night and are looking for raffle prizes. Any donations would be welcomed.
If you wish to purchase tickets for the Race Night or to sponsor a Race or Horse or donate a Raffle Prize could you please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the PTA will get back to you with more information.
Thank very much for all your support.
The Estimate Timetable has been issued to all senior pupils and can be downloaded here. Pupils with additional arrangements have been issued with a separate sheet. Please note that pupils attending college or city campus courses in other schools should continue to do so throughout study leave unless they have an examination at the time.