Student Newsletter Friday 11 October 2019

GREEN FLAG

Good news we have just received our fifth Green Flag so it’s time to make up our new Eco-schools action plan for the next two years. Are you a Climate Change Activist or Extinction Rebel or would you simply like to have a say in how we can make Penicuik High School more eco-friendly? Come along to Room 53 (Mrs MacFadyen’s room) at 1.10pm on Monday 28 October for the first meeting of our new Eco-committee. All years welcome. See you there.

Eco-schools Captains

 

DUKE OF EDINBURGH

The first meeting for the Bronze award will be on Thursday 24 October (first Thursday back after the holiday).This will be at lunchtime in Mr Beards’ room – please bring your lunch and get there as soon as possible.

The first meeting for the Silver award will be on Wednesday 30 October at lunchtime and again in Mr Beards’ room.

If you wish to be a part of the DofE award but haven’t yet returned a form and the registration fee, please do so as soon as possible. If you haven’t got the letter and form or you have any questions, please see me.  If the cost is the only issue preventing you from signing up there may be funding available to help out.

Mr Merson

 

S1 & S2 MODERN LANGUAGES

Could all S1 & S2 pupils please pay for the French play as soon as possible.  The cost is £2.50 and should be paid directly to the school office at lunch or break times.  Any questions or concerns please see Mrs McEvoy.  Thank you.

Mrs McEvoy

 

S6 2 x FREE STUDY PERIODS

This arrangement is now in placeCompleted forms should be returned to Mrs Davidson in the office.  Students are reminded to sign out at the office for their free period, and sign back in on their return. NB – There is a separate sheet to sign out for these periods.  Thank you.

Mr Biddick

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Student Newsletter Wednesday 9 October 2019

YOUTH AMBASSADORS’ MEETING

There is a Youth Ambassador meeting in the PE classroom TODAY at 1:00pm.

Mr Witton

 

S6 2 x FREE STUDY PERIODS

This arrangement is now in placeCompleted forms should be returned to Mrs Davidson in the office.  Students are reminded to sign out at the office for their free period, and sign back in on their return.

Mr Biddick

 

HORRIBLE HISTORIES CLUB

Come along at lunchtime today for Horrible Histories Club in Room 25. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Miss Docherty

 

SENIOR STUDENT HELPERS

A number of S6 students have indicated that they would like to support younger pupils in the school.  If you are interested, please come to Club 55 – the room at the end of the Art Corridor – this Thursday P5.

Mrs Edge-Loake

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Student Newsletter Tuesday 8 October 2019

HOUSE ASSEMBLIES THIS WEEK

There are House Assemblies as follows:

TODAY – LIDDELL

Please report to the Assembly Hall at 8.30am where you will be registered.

Mrs Burgess

 

MESSAGE FROM HEAD TEACHER

On the whole behaviour this term has been respectful and constructive and many of you are keen to engage and learn. Thank you for you positive contributions to the ethos of the school.

Would students also please note the following:

  1. Punctuality to school still remains a problem for some and a small number of students are failing to complete the detentions given on a Friday for arriving late before school or after lunch. From return after the October break failure to do a late detention will result in it doubling for the next Friday. If that is not completed a SMT detention for an hour after school will be given and a letter will be sent home.
  2. Out of class: Students who are sent out of class must complete their detention on the Friday of that week unless they have a reasonable excuse and a confirmation from parents. From return after the October break, failure to complete the detention will see an SMT detention issued for one hour after school and a letter sent home.
  3. In any situation where a student fails to do a SMT detention given for failure to complete a normal Friday detention more serious sanctions may follow and will be discussed with Parents.
  4. Uniform – the vast majority of students are in correct uniform but a small minority of students are still wearing leggings or non-uniform items without bringing a note from home and obtaining a uniform note from the office. A few students have been excused for some items for specific health reasons.

There will be a uniform blitz after the October break and from then on students who fail to bring a note from home or obtain a uniform note from the office will receive a Friday detention for 15 minutes

Uniform issues are recorded by the office and continual disobedience over uniform will result in contact with parents.

Thanks you for your cooperation on these matters.

Mr Biddick

 

S2 SPELLERS

The named S2 pupils are reminded to please attend a meeting on Wednesday 9 October at lunchtime.  Thank you.

Mr Milligen

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Student Newsletter Monday 7 October 2019

HOUSE ASSEMBLIES THIS WEEK

There are House Assemblies as follows:

TODAY – CLERK MAXWELL

TUESDAY – LIDDELL

Please report to the Assembly Hall at 8.30am where you will be registered.

Mrs Burgess

 

S1 REPORTS

If you did not get your report on Friday, please collect it from the office today at breaktime.

Mr Jamieson

 

TO THE OFFICE

Can the named pupils please come to the school office at breaktime today.

Mrs Davidson

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Student Newsletter Friday 4 October 2019

S6 2 x STUDY PERIODS

S6 pupils are reminded to complete the necessary form (available from Mr Jamieson) if they wish to have 2 periods outside school. This should be handed in to the office as soon as possible.

This arrangement starts week commencing Monday 7 October.  Pupils are reminded they must sign out at the office, and sign back in on their return.

Mr Biddick

 

VOLUNTEERING

Senior students who go out volunteering to primaries, etc, must remember to complete the necessary form (available from school office).  This should then be returned to Mrs Davidson in the office.  Thank you.

Guidance Staff

 

STUDENT LEADERS

Could the student leaders and depute student leaders come to a short meeting at break time TODAY in Room 25.

Miss Docherty

 

BAKE SALE

TODAY in the link corridor at break time!  There will be Rocky Road, Millionaire Shortbread, Cupcakes, Truffles and Vanilla & Chocolate Marble cake on offer at very reasonable prices.  Please come along and support your friends.

S2 Enrichment (Mrs Van Aswegen)

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