Kingussie High School

EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL CALENDAR 2017 – 2018

School Closes

School Opens

SUMMER HOLIDAY 2017

Friday

30

June

Monday

Tuesday

14

15

August 2017 (Staff)

August 2017 (pupils)

OCTOBER HOLIDAY

Friday

6

October

Monday

23

October (All)

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

Friday

22

December

Monday

8

January 2018 (All)

FEBRUARY MID TERM

Monday

Tuesday

19

20

February

February

Wednesday

Thursday

21

22

February (Staff)

February (Pupils)

EASTER HOLIDAY

Wednesday

28

March

Monday

16

April (all)

SUMMER HOLIDAY 2018

Friday

29

June

Monday

Tuesday

13

14

August (Staff)

August (Pupils)

In-Service Days for Teachers (holidays for pupils)                                    Monday 14 August 2017

In-Service Days

Monday 18th /Tuesday 19th September 2017

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Monday 4th June 2018

Additional Holidays (Staff and Pupils):                               May Day Holiday Monday 7th May 2018

Restriction on pupil and staff planned absence from school. All planned activities must be discussed with, and approved by the HT well in advance of the proposed date.

TERM 1: AUGUST – OCTOBER 2017

Week

DAY

ACTIVITY & SUBJECT ASSESSMENT DEADLINES

1

Monday 14 August

New Session INSET Day

Initial Target Grades Updated

Tuesday 15 August

Pupils return for the new session

Wednesday 16 August

2

Monday 21 August

Initial Departmental Results Analysis

Wednesday 23 August

Edinburgh Festival Trip (Library)

Initial Departmental Results Analysis

Thursday 24 August

Scottish Universities Tour (P6)

Initial Departmental Results Analysis

Friday 25 August

3

Monday 28 August

N4 AVU History & Modern Studies

Wednesday 30 August

Friday 1 September

Final Day for Course Choice Changes and Electives

Tempest Photography

S2 SPP Tracking Data Submitted   •

4

Monday 4 September

SLT Learning Observations begin (Phase 1)

Listen Well Training (S5)

N4 AVU History & Modern Studies

Tuesday 5 September

Listen Well Training (S5)

Parent Council Meeting 1

Wednesday 6 September

Focus on S2 Learning dialogues (PST)

Thursday 7 September

P6/7 UCAS Workshops (S5*/6) – Applicants (Guid)

Friday 8 September

Senior Phase Tracking 1

5

Monday 11 September

S2/3 Rota Class Change 1

Geography Fieldwork Day – N4/5

AH Biology Skills Day (S6)

Tuesday 12 September

Wednesday 13 September

Connecting Young Carers Presentation (Senior Assembly)

Focus on S2 Learning dialogues (PST)

Thursday 14 September

P6/7 - St Andrews Uni. Presentation (S5/6)

P6/7 – Inverness College Presentation (S5/6)

Friday 15 September

DOE Silver and Gold Training - 2016/2017 (15th-17th)-TBC

S1 SPP Tracking Data Submitted   •

6

Monday 18 September

INSET DAY – Regional Day

Tuesday 19 September

INSET DAY – KHS Day

Wednesday 20 September

Focus on S1 Learning dialogues (PST)

Thursday 21 September

DOE S&G Assessment  - 2017/2018 (21st-24th)- TBC

SDS UCAS/Non UCAS Prep Event – P6/7

Training Sessions as appropriate

Friday 22 September

Dept. Improvement Plan Deadline  ☑

7

Monday 25 September

HOD’s Trio Insight Meetings (TBC)

Tuesday 26 September

HOD’s Trio Insight Meetings (TBC)

European Day of Languages

Wednesday 27 September

HOD’s Trio Insight Meetings (TBC)

S1 Parents’ Evening  

Focus on S1 Learning dialogues (PST)

S1 Parents’ Evening  

Thursday 28 September

S4 Pupil Interview – Follow Ups – SLT/Gu

National Poetry Day (Library - Lunchtime)

UHI Presentation?

Friday 29 September

S4 Pupil Interview – Follow Ups – SLT/Gu

S3 SPP Tracking Data Submitted   •

8

Monday 2 October

A9 Academy Training (for S3)

Tuesday 3 October

UCAS Convention (S5) – P1-P5 (UHI)

A9 Academy (Primary 5 - with S3 helpers)

Parent Council Meeting AGM 2

Wednesday 4 October

Focus on S3 Learning dialogues (PST)

Thursday 5 October

Geography Fieldwork Day – Higher (Geobus) – All Day

Friday 6 October

End of Term House Rewards Event 1

School closes at 3.30pm for October break

*15th October – UCAS Deadline for Oxford, Cambridge and for Medicine, Vet Medicine and Dentistry - Aptitude Test also required

TERM 2: OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017

Week

DAY

ACTIVITY & SUBJECT ASSESSMENT DEADLINES

9

Monday 23 October

School re-opens for new term – All

Wednesday 25 October

16+ Meeting – Guidance (TBC)

Focus on S3 Learning dialogues (PST)

Friday 27 October

S2 SPP Tracking Data Submitted  

10

Monday 30 October

Halloween Disco

Wednesday 1 November

Focus on S2 Learning dialogues (PST)

Thursday 2 November

P6/7 SDS Workshops for Winter Leavers

Friday 3 November

School deadline for applications to be sent to referee (Guidance Teacher) – UCAS

11

Monday 6 November

Visit of Medical Students (Week 1) – TBC

N5 History & Modern Studies Assessment

Tuesday 7 November

UKMT Senior Challenge (Maths)

Wednesday 8 November

S2 Parents’ Evening  

Focus on S2 Learning dialogues (PST)

Friday 10 November

Senior Phase Tracking 2

12

Monday 13 November

Visit of Medical Students (Week 2)

S1-3 / S4-6 Dance Tickets on sale

N5 History & Modern Studies Assessment

Tuesday 14 November

Parent Council Meeting 3

Wednesday 15 November

Thursday 16 November

P6/7 Health Workshops (S5/6)

Friday 17 November

Children in Need Day

13

Monday 20 November

S2/3 Rota Class Change 2

Wednesday 22 November

Thursday 23 November

Friday 24 November

Final date for AAA for SQA to MD

S1 SPP Tracking Data Submitted  

14

Monday 27 November

Wednesday 29 November

Focus on S1 Learning dialogues (PST)

S4-6 Fe/Gy Parents’ Evening 

Thursday 30 November

Geography – Geobus: S3 – P1-3

Geography – Geobus: S5/6 – P6/7

Lifestyle Choices S5/6 – TBC – P6/7

Friday 1 December

15

Monday 4 December

Tuesday 5 December

Focus on S1 Learning dialogues (PST)

Wednesday 6 December

S4-6 Sp/Tr Parents’ Evening  

Thursday 7 December

P6/7 Social Dance (S5/6)

Psychology Conference Trip (N5) - Edinburgh

Psychology Class Trip (MD leading)

Friday 8 December

S3 Reports submitted  • +SPP Tracking Data    

16

Monday 11 December

Pupil Intention Forms issued – S4-6

Wednesday 13 December

Focus on S3 Learning dialogues (PST)

Thursday 14 December

P6/7 Social Dance (S5/6)

Christmas Concert Evening (provisional)

Friday 15 December

Leaver Intention Data Collection (IA)

17

Monday 18 December

Junior Dance S1-3     7–10pm *

Wednesday 20 December

Senior Dance S4-6    7.30-10.30pm *

Focus on S3 Learning dialogues (PST)

Thursday 21 December

End of Term House Rewards Event 2?

Friday 22 December

Santa Fun Run Event

School closes for Christmas Holiday at 12.30pm

TERM 3: JANUARY TO EASTER 2018

Week

DAY

ACTIVITY & SUBJECT ASSESSMENT DEADLINES

18

Monday 8 January

School re-opens for new term – All

19

Monday 15 January

S4-6 Prelim Exams start

Wednesday 17 January

20

Monday 22 January

Wednesday 24 January

Friday 26 January        

S4-6 Prelim exams end

21

Monday 29 January

S2/3 Rota Class Change 3

Tuesday 30 January

Wednesday 31 January

Teach the Parents Event

Thursday 1 February

SDS Presentation (Non-UCAS applicants) – P6/7

UKMT Intermediate Challenge (Maths)

Friday 2 February

S2 SPP Tracking Data Submitted  •

22

Monday 5 February

Tuesday 6 February

SDS S4 Event (9-10am – TT+P1*)

Wednesday 7 February

Focus on S2 Learning dialogues (PST)

Senior Phase Tracking 3 (Comment)

Friday 9 February

23

Monday 12 February

Parent Council Meeting 4

Tuesday 13 February

Wednesday 14 February

Focus on S2 Learning dialogues (PST)

Friday 16 February

School closes at 12.30pm for February break

S3 SPP Tracking Data Submitted   •

24

Mon/Tues 19/20 February

School closed - February Break

Wednesday 21 February

Staff INSET Day – school closed to pupils

Thursday 22 February

School re-opens for pupils

Senior Option Information Evening (7pm)

Friday 23 February

Senior Option Process for new S4-S6 begins

25

Monday 26 February

Tuesday 27 February

DTP inoculation

Wednesday 28 February

S4 UHI Presentation – 9.30am - TBC

S3 Parents’ Evening 

Focus on S3 Learning dialogues (PST)

Thursday 1 March

World Book Day Event - TBC

P6/7 Get Ready for Work Event – (S5/6) – TBC

Friday 2 March

26

Monday 5 March

N5 Write-ups in all 3 Social Subjects

Wednesday 7 March

S3 Pupil/Parent Interview – SLT / Guidance

Focus on S3 Learning dialogues (PST)

Friday 9 March

S3 Pupil/Parent Interview – SLT / Guidance

S4-5 Targeted Pupil Interviews - SLT

Completion of Senior Option Process

S1 SPP Tracking Data Submitted  

27

Monday 12 March

Music Festival Week

Hospitality Practical Exams – TBC

N5 Write-ups in all 3 Social Subjects

Wednesday 14 March

Pi Day Event (Maths)

Focus on S1 Learning dialogues (PST)

Thursday 15 March

Friday 16 March

Senior Phase Tracking 4

28

Monday 19 March

FINAL DATE FOR SQA PRESENTATION LEVEL CHANGES, SUBMISSION OF ESTIMATES TO MRS GOW

Wednesday 21 March

Focus on S1 Learning dialogues (PST)

Friday 23 March

29

Monday 26 March

S2/3 Rota Class Change 4

Wednesday 28 March

School Closes for Easter holiday at 3.55pm

End of Term House Rewards Event 3

TERM 4: EASTER TO SUMMER 2018

Week

DAY

ACTIVITY & SUBJECT ASSESSMENT DEADLINES

30

Monday 16 April

School re-opens for all / SOSCA (AfE) Testing Period (S2)

Tuesday 17 April

Whole School Photograph

Wednesday 18 April

Thursday 19 April

P6/7 Leavers Interviews (TBC)

31

Monday 23 April

PRD process begins: HoD’s > Teaching Staff

Tuesday 24 April

Prize Lists issued to departments

Wednesday 25 April

Thursday 26 April

UKMT Junior Challenge (Maths)

Friday 27 April

S2 Reports submitted   + SPP Tracking Data

32

Monday 30 April

Exam Leave for Seniors begins

SQA Exams Begin

Start of S3 Subject Focus for Profiles

Tuesday 1 May

SLT Learning Observations begin (Phase 2)

Wednesday 2 May

S2 Learning Dialogues completed (PST)

Thursday 3 May

SFL Requests to MD for new TT 2018/2019

33

Monday 7 May

May Holiday

S2 London Trip (Mon–Fri) / S3 Trip (Sat-Sat)

S3 Subject Focus for Profiles cont.

Tuesday 8 May

Wednesday 9 May

S2 Learning Dialogues completed (PST)

Friday 11 May

HoDs return Prize-lists to Guidance

34

Monday 14 May

S3 DOE Bronze Training – (8-11 May ) - TBC

S3 Subject Focus for Profiles cont.

Wednesday 16 May

Friday 18 May

Calendar Group Meeting

S1 Reports submitted   + SPP Tracking Data

35

Monday 21 May

S3 Profiles completed

Tuesday 22 May

Parent Council Meeting 5

Wednesday 23 May

S1 Learning Dialogues completed (PST)

Friday 25 May

36

Monday 28 May

S1 Badaguish Trip (Mon–Fri)

DOE Bronze Assessment – (21–24 May) - TBC

PRD process continues: SLT > HoD’s

Wednesday 30 May

S3 – BGE Completion Assembly

S1 Learning Dialogues completed (PST)

Thursday 31 May

S1 Class Lists issued to Departments

Friday 1 June

SQA Exams End

Calendar Group Meeting continues (P3/4) - TBC

37

Monday 4 June

Staff INSET Day – school closed to pupils

Tuesday 5 June

First week of New Timetable

S4-6 - Expectations Assembly (P6)

S6 – Extended Assembly (P7)

Wednesday 6 June

Prize-giving/Leavers’ Graduation Evening

Friday 9 June

38

Monday 11 June

Tuesday 12 June

Access to Higher Education Evening - TBC

Friday 15 June

39

Monday 18 June

Tuesday 19 June

P7 (new S1) Visit Day 1

Wednesday 20 June

P7 (new S1) Visit Day 2 + Parents Visit (pm)

Thursday 21 June

School Sports Day

40

Monday 25 June

DOE Silver and Gold Assessment (2017/2018)  - 25th–27th

Thursday 28 June

End of Term House Rewards Event 4

CPD Plan to be completed by all staff

Friday 29 June

School closes for Summer Holiday