YEAR OF KINDNESS
Try to have a conversation with someone you don’t usually speak to.
CHRISTMAS HOUSE COMPETITIONS
4 December – S6 House Captains in ‘Christmas Food Tasting Competition’
6 December – Participate in the ‘wii Just Dance Competition’
11 December – Annual ‘Gingerbread House Competition’
Come along during lunch on these days, at 1pm, to support your House. Location information will follow.
Megan and Caitlin
Sports house Captains
The next Young Ambassador meeting will be on Thursday 7 December at lunchtime in the PE classroom.
Active Schools Coordinator
The next Sports Council meeting will be on Thursday 18 January 2018 at lunchtime in the PE classroom.
Active Schools Coordinator
FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL S5 & S6 PUPILS
I will shortly be meeting with senior pupils to discuss alternative assessment requirements for the preliminary examinations in January. Any senior pupil who DOES NOT use alternative assessment arrangements, but who intends to use IT to complete any examinations, should make a point of contacting Mrs Simpson in either the office or the guidance base. Please give her your name and I will contact you shortly to discuss your requirements.
CHANGE TO S4 PRELIM TIMETABLE
Wednesday 29 November – change to prelim timetable:
Media N5 – 9am to 11am
RMPS N5 – 1.40pm-2.40pm
With RMPS exam now being shorter, changing them around avoids a start during lunchtime which is better for everyone.
The following items have been found. If you think any of them may be yours, please come to the school office at breaktime/lunchtime.
Umbrella 2 Keyrings Ring 2 Earrings Water bottle
EDINBURGH & MIDLOTHIAN SCHOOLS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations and well done to the following swimmers who all represented Penicuik High School at the above event last weekend.
All pupils had fantastic swims competing against pupils from all over Edinburgh & the Lothian’s – great results for Penicuik HS! Special mention must be given to Fraser who came first, winning gold, in 100 fly & 200 fly.
EXAMS – QUIET!
Students are reminded that prelim exams are due to start today so can you please move around the school quietly and respect those students sitting their exams.
Due to prelims taking place, from Thursday 16 November until Friday 24 November detentions will be in room 18. After that they will be back in the Assembly Hall.
REMINDER – PREP FOR EMPLOYMENT GROUP
Ross will be back in school on 27 November so the group will resume then. A reminder that on 27 November you should go to Community room 4 instead of going to the library due to the S4 prelims. You will be back in the library from Monday 4 December (with the exception of S4 who are out on work experience that week).
REMINDER – MALAWI PARTNERSHIP – LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION
A reminder that the logo design competition for our partnership with Namadzi Secondary School in Malawi is open to all pupils in the school. We would like you to come up with a design based on the old Scots idea of the “Common Weal” – a term that denotes friendship and compassion with others. Your logo should be recognisably “Scottish”, but you can use any material to design it. Our partners in Malawi are currently doing the same and we hope to combine the winning designs from the two schools to make a single image. Please hand any designs to Mrs Andrew (Room 12) or Mr Murphy (Music) by Wednesday 20 December.
REMINDER – ESRC (ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL)
‘The Bigger Picture’ Photographic Competition 2017
This year we have again been invited to encourage our pupils to enter the ESRC ‘The Bigger Picture’ photographic competition. This is an opportunity for 14-18 year olds to be creative by using photography to explore the relevance of social science to their life. This year they are inviting social media entries to the competition, allowing you to submit up to a further three photographs via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #esrcphoto. The competition is open until 15 December 2017 and all entries are to be submitted via their online entry form or via social media. If you wish to enter this competition please see Ms Dixon in the Art Dept who will supply you with more information. Best of luck!
The Art Department