S2 PARENTS’ EVENING

Parents’ Evening for S2 pupils takes place on Tuesday 7th February from 5pm – 7.30pm.

The online appointment booking system allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. You can either choose to print your appointment sheet off at home or bring your mobile device to see your appointments electronically.

Appointments can be made from Tuesday 31st January and will close the day before the Parents’ Evening at 12pm ...

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Online Sessions Higher Physics and N5 English

Next week’s SCHOLAR online sessions will be:

Higher Physics                   Monday, 30 January 6:00pm

National 5 English             Tuesday, 31 January 6:00pm

 Full details can be found on the SCHOLAR website:

The worksheet can be accessed from the schedule page:
http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/Resources/Live_Online_Sessions/

 

 

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BRIGHTEST WATTS SUMMER WEEK S5

Heriot Watt University is providing a summer school event for new S5 pupils in June 2017.

The Brightest Watts Summer Week is to provide pupils entering S5, an insight into university life with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Business subjects (STEM). You can meet new people, learn new skills and boost your confidence.

This event is open to all students interested in going to university. Students can take part in a number of workshops, explore the campus and gain ...

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Cycle Friendly Secondary School

The James Young High School, was one of two secondary schools in West Lothian to receive Cycle Friendly Secondary School status from Cycling Scotland. The national Cycle Friendly Secondary School Award recognises secondary schools, teachers and volunteers who are committed to increasing cycling at school. The award has been developed with the aim of promoting cycling to school as a pleasant, healthy and economical travel choice.

 

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S1 – S3 pupils invited to take part in National Drawing Competition

Budding young artists, from P4 to S3, are being urged to enter the third annual John Byrne Drawing Competition, in partnership with Education Scotland. John Byrne, along with a selection panel, will choose the overall winners and runners-up, whose work will then be exhibited at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery on Friday 17 March. The closing date for entries is Friday 3 March 2017. Competition rules and information about submitting entries are available here.

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Confucius Hub – Chinese New Year

We are very lucky at the James Young High School to have the Confucius hub based here in our school. The hub concept promotes joint planning of cultural activities, sharing ideas and resources to stimulate the learning and teaching of Chinese language and culture.

As part of this our Mandarin teachers have been working hard to organise activities across the school to celebrate Chinese New Year. These activities will be taking place from the 25th to 27th January, including

  • S2 cooking Chinese ...
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Twilight Classes (S4, S5, S6)

To support JYHS senior students as much as possible and to help them achieve their target grades in the SQA exams we have put together a programme of twilight classes in a number of National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher subjects. A copy of this programme is attached.  Pupil Twilight Timetable Jan 2017

These twilight classes will be run by JYHS teaching staff and will revise and reinforce the course work covered in class and will give additional practice to exam ...

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Success for Jamie Sinclair

Jamie was one of 13 pupils who recently took part in a new West Lothian Programme  in conjunction with Mitsubushi and BLES Training in Blackburn.

This intensive training programme involved 7am starts and a work placement at Mitsubushi. Jamie excelled and was one of 6 successful candidates who have now been offered a full time post with Mitsubushi,  he is now just waiting on his start date!

This is a fantastic example of business and school partnership working and a well deserved ...

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Higgs Prize Winner 2016 – Daniel Johnstone

Huge congratulations to Daniel Johnstone, a former pupil of JYHS, who was announced as one of two winners of the Higgs Prize for physics by Scotland’s Science Minister Shirley-Anne Somerville on Wednesday 11 January 2017.  Daniel is now in 1st year at the University of St Andrews, studying Medicine.

The Higgs Prize was established by the Scottish Government in recognition of the Nobel Physics Prize winner Professor Peter Higgs. Its purpose is to reward and inspire Scotland’s best young school physicists ...

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