Calling all ex-pupils of Ullapool High School who left in 2000 or later
We are asking as many former pupils as we can to tell us a little bit about what they have done since leaving school and, to make it as painless as possible, we’ve drawn up a friendly wee form for you to complete.
Pupils are often unsure of what lies ahead of them after UHS; they can be afraid of making a wrong decision or not aware of all the potential choices out there and it would be really positive and helpful for them, their parents and staff to see the wide-ranging and sometimes unexpected career paths that our former pupils have chosen in their lives.
Also, as we head towards 21 years since UHS moved into the new building on Mill Street, it would be really interesting to have a ‘Where Are They Now?’ addition to our archive.
The template for completion can be downloaded from this link
and should be returned to school by email if possible
Thank you for your help with this project –without your input it won’t be possible! We would also really appreciate it if, as well as sending us your spiel, you could pass this on to any of your former school friends who might like to take part.
Any questions, please contact the School Office – 01854 612078
DEVELOPING THE YOUNG WORKFORCE - APPRENTICE SHOWCASE
Please find below link provided by DYW to their website page which shows the advantages of being an apprentice.
IS YOUR CHILD HOPING TO STUDY AT UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE IN 2020?
The UCAS Parent Guide 2020 is designed to give guidance to anyone supporting a young person applying to study at a university or college in 2020.
Parents can sign up to receive emails, download the guide, and get top tips at www.ucas.com/parents.
FUNDRAISING FOR CHARITY
Ullapool High School has always put a lot of effort into fundraising for charity and good causes and 2017-18 has been no different. Overall a total of just above £4,500 was raised although, given the scale of the school trips this year, some fundraising events were directly targeted to help make those projects less costly. As last year, school pupils raised money through Children in Need (£75), Save The Children’s Xmas Jumper appeal (£52) and Jeans for Genes (£212) while the second running of the Million Metre Challenge raised £940 for Cycling Without Age Scotland, an exciting new charity that is setting up locally and which school pupils are keen to support.
Other worthy causes supported during the year include, World Aids Day, Wayback Wednesday (for dementia charities) and The Teenage Cancer Trust while we re-introduced a Copper Challenge, pitting register classes against each other to raise the most coins. The annual S2-led Chefs Adopt A School Dinner (commonly known as Chez Roux) raised £1,350 and the school’s Charity Committee, which consists primarily of S6 pupils, organised their Winter Charity Event, raising £1,010, which contributed towards various charities including the sponsorship of 3 children through Action Aid – an 11- year old boy in China, an 8-year old girl in Sierra Leone and a 14 year old boy in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The guidance team are happy to take calls or emails at any time of the year, on any issue.
Active Schools Link
Ben Bruce, our active schools co-ordinator, has set up a Facebook page to keep you up to date with opportunities in the area.
And here is a link to the Ullapool Community Sport Hub
Youth achievement drop in every Wed over lunch in Yvonne’s office in the High School.