Student Newsletter Friday 22 March 2019

SCOTTISH YOUTH PARLIAMENT ELECTION

Pupils will vote in the Assembly Hall at the following times:

Friday Registration     –     S5/S6 during registration

Friday Period 4            –     S4 will come down from PE at the start of the period

S2 will be brought down by Maths teachers

Mrs Burgess

 

LRC SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

We will be running a small book fair 26/3/19-1/4/19. Any purchases you make can help the library get new books. Come along and have a look.

Mr N Smith

 

LRC AUTHOR COMPETITION

The winner of the Pop Vinyl has been announced, well done.

Mr N Smith

 

COMIC RELIEF

Thank you to everyone who donated to Friday’s collections for Comic Relief.  The grand total of £457.82 was raised – (Bake Sale £87.08 and dress down collection £370.74).

 

 

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Student Newsletter Thursday 21 March 2019

EDINBURGH COLLEGE

Due to national industrial action, classes are cancelled at Edinburgh College TODAY.  All pupils should remain in school and attend normal classes. Thank you.

Mrs McLennan

 

COMIC RELIEF

Thank you to everyone who donated to Friday’s collections for Comic Relief.  The grand total of £457.82 was raised – (Bake Sale £87.08 and dress down collection £370.74).

 

TRAINEE PROJECT ENGINEER ROLE

WITH SERVEST ARTHUR MCKAY, LOANHEAD

Servest Arthur McKay has an exciting job opportunity suitable for S5 or S6 leavers.  This is an entry level Trainee Project Engineer role and the trainee will predominantly be working on projects in Design and Estimating.  There will also be an opportunity to undertake a HNC in Building Services Engineering. Entry requirements are Higher Maths, Higher English and Higher Physics.  If you would like further information, please see Mrs Brandie.

Mrs Brandie

 

SENIOR COURSE CHOICE SHEETS

A number of students in S4 & S5 have not yet returned Course Choice Sheets. Students are unlikely to get their first choice subjects unless these are returned immediately.  Also, we need to know the names of those thinking about a Foundation Apprenticeship or Schools’-College partnership course (Highers etc.) which close at the start of the Easter Break.  It is extremely important that Course Choice sheets are returned immediately and if anyone is interested in an apprenticeship programme, let us know as quickly as possible. Names, on Course Choice sheets, to the Office and Mr Jamieson (and Mrs Steele) as quickly as possible, and no later than Friday 22 March.

Mr Jamieson

 

S2 SPECIALISATION & CHOICE – REMINDER 

Pupils are free to approach class teachers and Guidance teachers, and to ask for signatures for the courses they wish to take in S3 & S4. Please feel free to ask for as much advice as you need.  The return date for S2 choice forms is TOMORROW.  Thank you.

Mr Jamieson 

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

Additional exam preparation support for National 5 and Higher Business Management learners will be available with Mr Connolly in Room 32 from this week.  Sessions will focus on exam technique, on Wednesdays for National 5 and Thursdays for Highers.  Both sessions start at 3.30pm and finish at 4.05 pm.  These will run up to and after Easter.

Mr Connolly

 

REMINDER – ITALY 2019

A reminder to those going on the Italy trip that the final payment of £250 is due by Wednesday 27 March. Please speak to Miss Docherty if there are any problems.

Miss Docherty

 

SCOTLAND NETBALL

Continuing their preparation for the Netball World Cup taking place this July in Liverpool, Scottish Thistles will play a one day Test Match against Gibraltar at Oriam on Saturday 23 March. Turn up and support the players and management team on their #RoadToLiverpool campaign.

Scottish Thistles v Gibraltar

📆 Saturday 23 March

⌚ Match Start time- 1PM

⌚ Doors Open- 12PM

📍 Oriam, Edinburgh

Adult tickets- £10

Child Tickets- £7

Tickets can be booked at https://netballscotland.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=0191D6F3FF35095B67D2B617F0A9467702B9DA9C

Miss Campbell 

 

FINISH FOLIO FRIDAY

The Art Department are offering an opportunity for all S4, S5 and S6 students to participate in a marathon supported study session next Friday afternoon from 12.30-4pm.  Miss Hardie, Mrs McLennan and Miss Dixon are happy to welcome all those who have not yet completed their folio.   All coursework needs to be completed by Friday 29 March, so please take advantage of this opportunity!

The Art Department

 

VIKS NURSING INSIGHT DAY, SATURDAY 30 MARCH

WESTERN GENERAL HOSPITAL

An insight day will be held on Saturday 30 March, 9.15am – 2.30pm, at the Western General Hospital for all those interested in a career in nursing. This is aimed at all students from S4-S6 who wish to gain further knowledge of opportunities in this field.  If you are interested in attending this event, please see Mrs Brandie as soon as possible.

Mrs Brandie

 

 

 

 

Student Newsletter Wednesday 20 March 2019

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

Additional exam preparation support for National 5 and Higher Business Management learners will be available with Mr Connolly in Room 32 from this week.  Sessions will focus on exam technique, on Wednesdays for National 5 and Thursdays for Highers.  Both sessions start at 3.30pm and finish at 4.05 pm.  These will run up to and after Easter.

Mr Connolly

 

SCOTLAND NETBALL

Continuing their preparation for the Netball World Cup taking place this July in Liverpool, Scottish Thistles will play a one day Test Match against Gibraltar at Oriam on Saturday 23 March. Turn up and support the players and management team on their #RoadToLiverpool campaign.

Scottish Thistles v Gibraltar

📆 Saturday 23 March

⌚ Match Start time- 1PM

⌚ Doors Open- 12PM

📍 Oriam, Edinburgh

Adult tickets- £10

Child Tickets- £7

Tickets can be booked at https://netballscotland.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=0191D6F3FF35095B67D2B617F0A9467702B9DA9C

Miss Campbell 

 

FINISH FOLIO FRIDAY

The Art Department are offering an opportunity for all S4, S5 and S6 students to participate in a marathon supported study session next Friday afternoon from 12.30-4pm.  Miss Hardie, Mrs McLennan and Miss Dixon are happy to welcome all those who have not yet completed their folio.   All coursework needs to be completed by Friday 29 March, so please take advantage of this opportunity!

The Art Department

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Student Newsletter Tuesday 19 March 2019

HOUSE ASSEMBLIES THIS WEEK

TODAY – Liddell House Assembly

Please report to the Assembly Hall for 8.30am. Thank you.

Mrs Burgess

 

FINISH FOLIO FRIDAY

The Art Department are offering an opportunity for all S4, S5 and S6 students to participate in a marathon supported study session next Friday afternoon from 12.30-4pm.  Miss Hardie, Mrs McLennan and Miss Dixon are happy to welcome all those who have not yet completed their folio.   All coursework needs to be completed by Friday 29 March, so please take advantage of this opportunity!

The Art Department

 

PLEASE NOTE – FOR HEALTH  SAFETY REASONS

NO STUDENT should go near the taped off brick wall in the area at the back of the BiteSite as it is dangerous and unstable. It will be repaired as soon as possible.
Mr Biddick

Acting HT

 

DOOR SECURITY

The new door security system has been in place for some months now, but can I please remind everyone that the centre door at the front of school is the main entrance and all pupils and visitors must enter the building there.  It has come to my attention that staff and pupils are opening other doors and allowing people into the building. This is not acceptable and breaches our security procedures.

Mr Biddick

Acting HT

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Student Newsletter Monday 18 March 2019

HOUSE ASSEMBLIES THIS WEEK

TODAY – Clerk Maxwell House Assembly

Tuesday – Liddell House Assembly

Please report to the Assembly Hall for 8.30am. Thank you.

Mrs Burgess

 

REMINDER – SPORTS COUNCIL & YOUNG AMBASSADORS

The next meeting of Sports Council will be TODAY at lunchtime in the PE classroom.  Young Ambassadors should also attend this meeting.  We will be completing the School Sport Award, therefore please ensure that you arrive early and bring your lunch with you.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

FINISH FOLIO FRIDAY

The Art Department are offering an opportunity for all S4, S5 and S6 students to participate in a marathon supported study session next Friday afternoon from 12.30-4pm.  Miss Hardie, Mrs McLennan and Miss Dixon are happy to welcome all those who have not yet completed their folio.   All coursework needs to be completed by Friday 29 March, so please take advantage of this opportunity!

The Art Department

 

PLEASE NOTE – FOR HEALTH  SAFETY REASONS

NO STUDENT should go near the taped off brick wall in the area at the back of the BiteSite as it is dangerous and unstable. It will be repaired as soon as possible.
Mr Biddick

Acting HT

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