Student Newsletter Monday 17 June 2019

SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES

Two special assemblies will take place this morning, to celebrate the return of our Malawi Group and the arrival of two staff plus a further two students from Namadzi Community Day Secondary School.  Our visitors are Mr Duncan Zikagwa, Ms Neema Niyrenda, Innocent Banda & Wanangwa Phiri.  An S2/S3 Assembly will take place from 8:40-9:05am in the Assembly Hall, followed by S4-S6 from 9:10-9:35am.

Mr Jamieson

 

RETURN OF LOCKER KEYS

All locker keys should be returned this week.  Please ensure you have removed all your belongings then bring your key to the office at breaktime on the following days to collect your deposit:

New S5/S6 – Tuesday 18 June

New S4 – Wednesday 19 June

New S3 – Thursday 20 June

New S2 – Friday 21 June

Mrs Razavi

 

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Student Newsletter 12 June 2019

STUDY PERIOD REGISTRATION

When the library is closed and senior students are asked to sign in at the office, can you please ensure you sign your name and where you will be studying.  Thank you.

Senior Management Team

 

Cross Country

Any pupil who wishes to participate in our Cross Country event on Tuesday 18 June (periods 5 and 6) must sign up with the PE department by this Thursday (13 June).

Mr Hunter

 

REGENERATION PROJECT

The Penicuik Town Hall regeneration Project wants to engage with a group of young people from Penicuik High School next week in order to set up a steering group of Young people from the Penicuik area.  This would involve you giving input into the future of the Town Hall and how it may benefit young people in the town.  I am calling for up to 8 students from S1-S6 who would like to be involved initially next week in an hour long engagement session. If you are interested in Architecture or related fields then this would be a good opportunity for you.  If you are interested please meet Mr Biddick this morning straight after Registration in the Head Teacher’s office.  Thanks.

Mr Biddick

 

EDINBURGH COLLEGE SCP/FA PUPILS

Most courses are now underway as part of the College’s June transition programme and pupils should continue to attend on Tues/Thu of this week; June 11 and 13.

College pupils should be encouraged to check the noticeboard outside the guidance base regularly for information about their courses and a reminder of college contacts for each campus if required.

Unfortunately there were a few teething problems last week where a number of pupils decided to make up their own rules about when to leave school to attend college or that is was acceptable to attend school without uniform.  This is not acceptable and the pupils involved will be spoken to and warned.  A reminder that the arrangements for attending college were made clear in your introduction letter and a signed parental permission form was returned to support attendance.  Failure to comply with the arrangements put in place to support your college placement may lead to disciplinary action being taken, parents/carers contacted and your college placement being withdrawn.  The opportunity to attend college is a fantastic one and should not be jeapordised by poor organisation.  However, if you do experience any unforeseen issues with sustaining your college placement, please come and discuss these with me so we can work to resolve them.

On behalf of the guidance team, I hope all of the pupils involved will enjoy and benefit from the college experience.

Ms McLennan 

 

RESPECT FOR THE COMMUNITY

All students are reminded that whether you are in school or out in Penicuik, you are representing your school and should show respect for the community and for property.  There should be no littering in the streets, please put your litter in bins provided or in your bag.

Thank you.

Mr Biddick 

 

  

ART WORK

Can all students in S3 that had Miss Hardie for Art, please make sure you come and clear out your art folders and take any work home that you wish to keep, otherwise it will be going to recycling at the end of this week.  Thank you.

Miss Hardie

 

STUDENT LEADERS – PUPIL PANEL

We are looking for enthusiastic students in S2 to S5 (1 from each year group) to be part of a student and teacher panel for interviewing candidates for Student Leader positions in school.  If you are interested, please see Mr Milligen in room 48.

Mr Milligen

 

STUDENT LEADER

Penicuik High School Student Leader Application Forms are available in the school office.

Mrs Burgess

 

 ‘GETTING INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL’ INFORMATION DAY

SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019, 9.30AM – 4PM

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is hosting the above information day for all students in S4 – S6 who are interested in a career in medicine.  Representatives from Scottish medical schools, Doctors, Surgeons and medical students will speak to students about making a successful application and options available to them beyond this.  If you are interested in attending this event, please see Mrs Brandie as soon as possible.

Mrs Brandie

 

 

 

 

Student Newsletter Tuesday 11 June 2019

PRIZE GIVING REHEARSALS

Pupils invited to this evening’s Awards Ceremony should attend rehearsals this afternoon periods 5 and 6. Please report to the Assembly Hall at 1.35pm where you will be registered.  Thank you.

Mr Biddick

 

REGENERATION PROJECT

The Penicuik Town Hall regeneration Project wants to engage with a group of young people from Penicuik High School next week in order to set up a steering group of Young people from the Penicuik area.  This would involve you giving input into the future of the Town Hall and how it may benefit young people in the town.  I am calling for up to 8 students from S1-S6 who would like to be involved initially next week in an hour long engagement session. If you are interested in Architecture or related fields then this would be a good opportunity for you.  If you are interested please meet Mr Biddick this morning straight after Registration in the Head Teacher’s office.  Thanks.

Mr Biddick

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MEASLES ALERT – PLEASE READ

You may be aware from media coverage that these measles outbreaks are continuing and that 72 people died from measles in Europe last year.

Fortunately in Scotland, unlike England, we have generally high vaccination coverage and have had very few measles cases. We want to keep it that way.

Measles is the most infectious of our infectious diseases. In an unimmunised population, one person with measles will spread it, on average, to another 15. Only 15 minutes in the same room or a face to face conversation is enough to infect someone else. Furthermore, a person with measles is infectious for a total of 10 days. This includes 5 days before the rash appears and the person realises they are ill, and is when it can so easily spread.

The introduction of measles into a school after the summer holidays could severely incapacitate a school. Not just due to individual students being off but due to quarantining of close contacts for up to 21 days.

Two doses of MMR vaccine are 99% effective in preventing measles. NHS Lothian is writing to parents (at their home address) of all secondary school pupils who, according to our data, have not had MMR. We are inviting those pupils to clinics in June and early July. We would obviously be grateful for your support of this initiative. I would advise parents to make appointments in good time before travelling on holiday.

Dr Lorna Willocks
Consultant in Public Health Medicine/Immunisation Co-ordinator

Student Newsletter Monday 10 June 2019

RESPECT FOR THE COMMUNITY

All students are reminded that whether you are in school or out in Penicuik, you are representing your school and should show respect for the community and for property.  There should be no littering in the streets, please put your litter in bins provided or in your bag.  Thank you.

Mr Biddick 

 

ART WORK

Can all students in S3 that had Miss Hardie for Art, please make sure you come and clear out your art folders and take any work home that you wish to keep, otherwise it will be going to recycling at the end of this week.  Thank you.

Miss Hardie

 

STUDENT LEADERS – PUPIL PANEL

We are looking for enthusiastic students in S2 to S5 (1 from each year group) to be part of a student and teacher panel for interviewing candidates for Student Leader positions in school.  If you are interested, please see Mr Milligen in room 48.

Mr Milligen

 

STUDENT LEADER

Penicuik High School Student Leader Application Forms are available in the school office.

Mrs Burgess

 

YOUNG AMBASSADORS

Interviews for pupils that have handed in Young Ambassador applications, will be held at lunchtime in the PE classroom TODAY.  If you have handed in an application, please come to the PE classroom at the start of lunchtime and bring your lunch with you.  Current Young Ambassadors, please also come to the PE classroom at the start of lunchtime.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

‘GETTING INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL’ INFORMATION DAY

SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019, 9.30AM – 4PM

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is hosting the above information day for all students in S4 – S6 who are interested in a career in medicine.  Representatives from Scottish medical schools, Doctors, Surgeons and medical students will speak to students about making a successful application and options available to them beyond this.  If you are interested in attending this event, please see Mrs Brandie as soon as possible.

Mrs Brandie