Skills Development Scotland careers advisers are hosting a webinar for parents and carers of S2 and S3 pupils on 7 Dec at 6:30pm to discuss option choices and the support and resources available from Skills Development Scotland to support both young people and parents and carers at this time.
Parents and carers can register for our session here: https://optionchoiceswebinar.eventbrite.co.uk
Two S6 pupils Emily and Lucy after laying the wreath made by Miss Hinde at the entrance to the new Linwood War Memorial today.
Today was the launch of The Industrial Cadets Bronze Award. Our Team of 6 S2's enjoyed the event and are excited to start working on their project with Dr Morrow and Laurence Heard from Aecom.
Houston, B789 Barrochan Road – end of Phase 1
Our project is progressing well. Phase two will now begin one week ahead of schedule on Monday, 3 October.
We're continuing emergency repairs to upgrade our gas network in the Barrochan Road area of Houston.
Our urgent and essential work will ensure your community receives a continued safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come. This project will cause significant disruption, so please plan ahead and leave extra time for journeys.
In agreement with Renfrewshire Council, our project is being carried out in three phases which began Tuesday 20 September. We originally anticipated a duration of 12 weeks, however our engineers have completed phase one ahead of schedule, the total duration will now be approximately 11 weeks. The B789 Barrochan Road will be closed both ways during the first eight weeks of our project. For the final three weeks, we'll reopen Barrochan Road under 2/3-way temporary traffic lights. You can see a full description of all our phases below.
Phase 1 – approximately two weeks – COMPLETE
This phase began on Tuesday, 20 September and was completed one week ahead of schedule reducing its duration to two weeks.
Phase 2 – approximately three weeks
From Monday 3 October, we will close a section of B789 Barrochan Road from its junction around 50 metres south of its junction with Magnus Road, to 20 metres south of the River Inn car park entrance. During this time the diversion route will be from Deafhillock Roundabout to the A761 Bridge of Weir Road and on to the B790 Houston Road.
Phase 3 – approximately six weeks
From Monday 31 October, we will be closing the section of the B789 Barrochan Road between Deafhillock roundabout, to around 50 metres south of Magnus Road for approximately three weeks. During this time the diversion route will be from Deafhillock roundabout to the A761 Bridge of Weir Road and on to the B790 Houston Road. The final three weeks we'll reopen Barrochan Road under 2/3-way temporary traffic lights.
All businesses in the area will be open as normal during our work. Any small business affected by these works, can find out more about compensation here.
Pedestrian access to homes and businesses will be maintained throughout our project. The Project Manager will also be holding a weekly clinic to answer any question local residents have in the Carrick Community Centre every Friday, from 12 noon until 1pm.
We know this is a busy route and understand that it will have a significant impact on residents, motorists and businesses, so our engineers will be working extended hours, including on weekends, to complete our project as quickly and safely as possible.
We’re also in discussions with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and McGill's Bus Services about the potential of alternative bus services during the road closure in phases two and three.
We’re committed to upgrading our network to ensure we continue to keep homes and businesses safe and warm long into the future.
We'll provide regular updates on completion of every phase.
A new youth health and wellbeing service is being launched by @RenfrewshireHSCP. Young people aged 12-17 or S1-S6 can drop-in and speak to health professionals about anything from emotional health and wellbeing, mental health concerns, drugs and alcohol, healthy eating, sexual health and menstrual cycles. There will also be free condoms and menstrual products available.
“Well done to our new S1/2 Girls Football team who were competing at the Renfrewshire Girls Football League at Renfrew Leisure Centre on Wednesday. Great effort and attitude shown by all the girls who took part and looking forward to the next one in October. Thank you to our former pupil Adam Holley for coaching the girls on the day”.
Juna N Joey visited Linwood High School on a nationwide tour. Our pupils were treated to a brilliant performance from the country duo as they discussed the importance of mental health and positive relationships with our young people.
Applications for free school meals and clothing grants for school session 2022/2023 are now open.
You should apply for free school meals and a clothing grant if you are on a low income and receive a qualifying benefit.
We also make payments in lieu of free school meals during school holidays (spring, summer, October and Christmas). You can only get these if you have applied for free school meals.
If you apply for a clothing grant by Friday 15 July and include all the required supporting documentation, then the council will be able to process your application and make a payment to you before the start of the new school term.
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Our New School Values
Today, as part of Pupil Vision Week, we are announcing our new school values. Five simple words which sum up who we are and what we believe in.
These values came from you and from us. We spoke to pupils in every year group and all the staff, and when we looked at all the responses, these were the words that shone through for everyone.
We hope that we can all value the same things and place our efforts on being true to our values, true to our school and true to ourselves.
Please watch the video and enjoy:
The Pupil Vision Team
Applying for SAAS
Going to study at college or university after summer? Studying for an HNC or above, then you need to apply for SAAS.
There is an online workshop on Monday 13 June @ 6pm to help you fill in the application form. Beforehand please make sure you have registered an account here: https://myportal.saas.gov.uk/saas/login
Link to the meeting on Teams has been posted on S5/6 Teams
Active Communities welcome S1s - S6s to take part in Tourney Tuesdays as part of our 6 week summer programme from our new building Station 7 .It is free and will be limited to 20 spaces ."
Well done to S4 Chemists who attended the Chemistry discovery day at Herriot Watt University as part of Salters science festival. The pupils successfully prepared and analysed their own Aspirin in the labs and found out more about the opportunities that studying chemistry can lead to.
Special thanks goes to Mrs Peters our mini bus driver for the day!! Well done everyone!
Please see the links below for more information on Renfrewshire Council's Active Travel Campaign.
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