Student Newsletter 27 November 2017

YEAR OF KINDNESS

Have a good look through your clothes, books and old toys and see if you can donate something to a charity shop.

Mrs Murphy

 

EDINBURGH COLLEGE OPEN DAYS FOR S4/S5/S6

Edinburgh College are hosting a range of Open Days inviting pupils to visit one or more of their campuses.  This should give them the opportunity to explore the range of options on offer, find out more about life at College and support their future choices.  As a school we have organised visits to take pupils to two out of the three campuses.  There are also open sessions on each date at each of the three campuses from 4:00pm-6.30pm should any pupil wish to attend with their parents or guardians.

The Open Days are taking place as follows:

Date                                           Campus                        Times   

Thursday 7 December             Granton                        Open Evening 4-6pm

Tuesday 12 December             Milton Road                School visit leaving at 10am –       returning to school for 12.30pm

Thursday 14 December           Sighthill                        School visit leaving at 10am  –     returning to school for 12.30pm

Each campus will have information points for pupils to discuss their areas of interest as well as presentations and tours of the facilities.  Any pupil in S4/S5/S6 who is considering applying to Edinburgh College and therefore interested in going on one of these visits should collect a permission form from the guidance base, one of the guidance team or Careers Advisors.  We will be limited to one coach load of pupils and staff per visit so you will need to get your permission form completed and returned as soon as possible to secure your place.  Please make sure you indicate which of the two visits you would like to go on.  If there is availability for you to attend both campuses, we will allow this but please state your preference.  There are also January start courses for anyone in S5 or 6 who is considering leaving after Christmas.

For more information see:       http://www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Thanks.

The Guidance Team

SCHOLAR

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Homework Sessions are:

Higher Biology                                                Wednesday, 29 Nov @ 6:00 pm

Higher Maths                                                  Thursday, 30 Nov @ 6:00 pm

For more information on how to take part in our Online Sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit:SCHOLAR’s Live Online Sessions

Dr Alder

 

REMINDER – PREP FOR EMPLOYMENT GROUP 

Ross will be back in school TODAY so the group will resume.  A reminder that 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).

Mrs McLennan

 

 

 

LOST PROPERTY – OUTDOOR LEARNING

We have accumulated a fair amount of Lost Property, during the course of the year.  Should you be aware you may have lost something whilst on an Outdoor Learning activity, please let office staff know and they will check with us.  I intend to dispose of the property by the end of term should there be no claimants.

Mike Brooks

Outdoor Learning Technician

 

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

 

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.

Mr Chisholm

 

LOST PROPERTY

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

Mrs Razavi

 

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.

Mrs Edge-Loake

 

YOUNG AMBASSADORS

The next Young Ambassador meeting will be on Thursday 7 December at lunchtime in the PE classroom.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

SPORTS COUNCIL

The next Sports Council meeting will be on Thursday 18 January 2018 at lunchtime in the PE classroom.

Kate Murray

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.

Mrs Edge-Loake

 

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