Student Newsletter Monday 25 February 2019

S5/S6 REPORTS

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

Mr Jamieson

 

LGBT+ ALLIES FILM AFTERNOON

The LGBT+ Allies group are organising a film showing on Friday 1 March 2019.  They have chosen ‘Everything Everything’ which will begin at 1pm in room 28.  All students are invited to the showing.  Please let Mr Clow know if you intend to join us.

Mr Clow

 

S3 BASKETBALL

Pupils playing in the tournament at Newbattle on Wednesday 27 February should come straight to PE at the end of the day to get changed before we travel.  Please bring a drink and snack with you as we will not be back at Penicuik until approximately 6.30pm.  Please make sure you have returned your permission form to the PE department.

Mr Hunter

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Student Newsletter Friday 22 February 2019

ASSEMBLIES

There is a special assembly re SQA and exams – please report to the Assembly Hall at 8.30am.

TODAY                      S4

There will be House Assemblies next week – dates to be confirmed.

Mrs Burgess  

 

LGBT+ ALLIES FILM AFTERNOON

The LGBT+ Allies group are organising a film showing on Friday 1 March 2019.  They have chosen ‘Everything Everything’ which will begin at 1pm in room 28.  All students are invited to the showing.  Please let Mr Clow know if you intend to join us.

Mr Clow

 

S3 BASKETBALL

Pupils playing in the tournament at Newbattle on Wednesday 27 February should come straight to PE at the end of the day to get changed before we travel.  Please bring a drink and snack with you as we will not be back at Penicuik until approximately 6.30pm.  Please make sure you have returned your permission form to the PE department.

Mr Hunter

 

EMA APPLICATIONS – (S4/S5/S6)

EMA applications – forms are available from the school office.  If your date of birth is between 1 March 1999 and 28 February 2003 you may be eligible. Final closing date for applications is 31 March 2019.

Mrs Davidson

 

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Student Newsletter Thursday 21 February 2019

ASSEMBLIES

There are special assemblies re SQA and exams as follows – please report to the Assembly Hall at 8.30am:

TODAY                      S5/6

Friday 22 February       S4

There will be House Assemblies next week – dates to be confirmed.

Mrs Burgess  

 

S6 TO OFFICE

Can the named S6 pupils please come to the school office today at breaktime, thank you.     

 

Mrs Davidson           

 

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering Midlothian is looking for volunteers for an intergenerational befriending  project taking place at Baldwin Court in Penicuik on Friday afternoons.  It starts at 3pm and ends at 4.30 pm.  This is currently open to any pupil aged 14 years and above. Louis from Volunteering Midlothian is visiting PHS on Friday morning so anyone interested in volunteering in this project, or would like to learn about other volunteering opportunities, should see Mrs Edge-Loake or give their name to Mrs Simpson in the Guidance Base before Friday.

Mrs Edge-Loake

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Student Newsletter Wednesday 20 February 2019

HPV VACCINATION FORMS

Some forms have still to be returned. Can S1 girls (+ a few in S2/S3/S4) please ensure their form is returned to the school office this week.  Thank you.

Mrs Davidson

 

REMINDER – CAREERS CONVENTION – TONIGHT

6.30 – 8.30PM – BEESLACK CHS

The annual Careers Convention will be held at Beeslack CHS this year.  All parents and students, S2 – S6, in the Penicuik area are invited to attend.  Representatives from universities, colleges, the armed forces, apprenticeship providers, service and manufacturing industries, careers service will be available to offer information and answer questions.  Tickets (free of charge) are available from Mrs Brandie in the Guidance Base.

Mrs Brandie

 

REMINDER – S6 PHOTOS

Photo orders have arrived.  Can you please collect from the school office today at breaktime. Some of the orders are incorrect, so please check yours carefully and contact Tempest Photography if there are any errors. Some of you may find a note in the pack explaining why the order is incomplete. Any queries you have should be made directly to Tempest.  Thank you.

Mrs Davidson

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Student Newsletter Tuesday 19 February 2019

VACCINATIONS

Pupils from these classes should report to the Assembly Hall at the following times:

09.15   – 3L2
10.00   – 3C5
11.00   –  3L4
11.45   –  3C1

12.30   – S4/S5/S6 catch-ups
Apologies in advance – The vaccination team are short staffed, so times could over-run slightly.

Mrs Davidson

 

S6 PHOTOS

Photo orders have arrived.  Can you please collect from the school office today at breaktime. Some of the orders are incorrect, so please check yours carefully and contact Tempest Photography if there are any errors. Some of you may find a note in the pack explaining why the order is incomplete. Any queries you have should be made directly to Tempest.  Thank you.

Mrs Davidson

 

LGBT+ DRESS DOWN DAY

The LGBT+ Allies club would like to thank everyone who took part in the dress down day before the February holiday.  We managed to raise £322.48 for LGBT Youth Scotland.  Many thanks to all who participated and showed their support for LGBT+ young people across the school and beyond.

Miss Graham and the LGBT+ Allies club

 

SPORTS COUNCIL

The next meeting of the Sports Council & Young Ambassadors will be Monday 25 February at lunchtime in the PE classroom.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

S1 & S2 BOYS’ FOOTBALL

Reminder that after school (3:30-4:30) football will be starting this THURSDAY. Please give your sports club membership form and money to the PE department if you have not done so already. If you did not attend the meeting held before the February holidays and would like to join then please see Mr Witton for more information.

Mr Witton

 

GLENCORSE GOLF CLUB REQUIRE VOLUNTEER (S4-S6 PUPILS) SUPPORT

In May, Glencorse Golf Club are due to start some coaching sessions to encourage more junior members in to the club.  These coaching sessions for primary aged pupils will run on Sunday afternoons around 3pm.  They require some Penicuik HS pupils to support the coaching sessions and in return for your volunteering, they would like to offer the volunteers a reduced membership or a round of golf.  Ideally, this opportunity is for pupils trained to lead Clubgolf or are a keen golfer – however this is not essential.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

NATIONAL 5 AND HIGHER RMPS REVISION SESSIONS

Revision sessions will run until the Easter holiday at the following times:

  • Monday lunchtime room 28 with Miss Graham
  • Wednesday lunchtime room 27 with Miss Lyon

Please bring your lunch and come with a particular question/topic you need additional support/help with.

Miss Lyon

 

REMINDER – RMPS MOSQUE TRIP

There are still a number of spaces left for the RMPS trip to the mosque on Monday 25 March.  If you are interested please collect a permission slip from either Miss Lyon or Miss Graham.  Permission slips and £3 must be in by Friday 22 February to secure your place on the trip.  Please see Miss Graham if there are any issues with meeting this deadline.

Miss Graham  

 

REMINDER – CAREERS CONVENTION – WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY

6.30 – 8.30PM – BEESLACK CHS

The annual Careers Convention will be held at Beeslack CHS this year.  All parents and students, S2 – S6, in the Penicuik area are invited to attend.  Representatives from universities, colleges, the armed forces, apprenticeship providers, service and manufacturing industries, careers service will be available to offer information and answer questions.  Tickets (free of charge) are available from Mrs Brandie in the Guidance Base.

Mrs Brandie

 

REMINDER – S2 SCIENCE CAREERS TRIP

All of the S2 will be going on a day out to the STEM Careers event (free) at the Museum of Scotland, on Tuesday 26 February. Your science teacher should give you a letter and a permission form, to take home and get signed. PLEASE BRING the permission form back as soon as you can. Thank you.

Dr Alder & Miss Campbell