Report by Mrs Sinclair
The Upper School Information Evening was held on Wednesday. A number of parents/carers turned out to hear presentations from Mrs Mulholland, Head of Upper School and Mr Martin, Principal Teacher of Pupil Support.
Mrs Mulholland informed the parents about preparation for the exams and the formalities of sitting exams. She also explained about the certification and issued very important dates. Later in the presentation Mrs Mulholland informed the parents of the variety of experiences which are planned for the young people over the next two years and the proposed induction programmes for fifth and sixth year students.
Mr Martin explained about the role of the pupil support staff so far in advising the young people in their options as well as target setting. He talked about study patterns and the importance of planning for study, particularly as the new fifth year students undertake five National Qualifications at Higher, Intermediate II or Intermediate I, next year. He explained how parents could assist with this – not least by ensuring that they get an adequate amount of sleep each night!