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.
S5/6 HIGHER GEOGRAPHY REVISION CLASS
On Wednesday afternoons, from today onwards, we will be offering a Higher and (Senior) N5 revision class in Room 23, 3.30 – 4.15pm. All Geographers welcome!
REMINDER – CHRISTMAS FOOD TASTING COMPETITION
Come along to the Assembly Hall on Monday 4 December at 1pm to watch your S6 House Captains be blindfolded and then guess the food.
Megan and Caitlin
S6 Sports House Captains
URGENT – VACCINATION FORMS
Pupils in S3-S6 (who received a vaccination form last week) are reminded to have it signed by a parent/carer and return it to the school office by Friday 1 December at the latest. Thank you.
MIDLOTHIAN SPELLING MASTERS
Congratulations to our S2 girls who came a wonderful 2nd place in the Midlothian Spelling Masters. Well done!
DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Could the named people come along to Mr Beard’s room TODAY for map-work. Please come promptly 1pm. Thanks.
S4 NATIONAL PE
The named pupils will be assessed in a game of football on the astro during period 5 and 6 on Thursday 30 November. Pupils should arrive at PE promptly after lunch with appropriate kit. The assessment will last the full two periods.
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
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.
Outdoor Learning Technician
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
The Guidance Team
The following items have been found. If you think any of them may be yours, please come to the school office at breaktime/lunchtime.
Pair glasses Umbrella 1 Keyring Ring 2 Earrings
CHANGE TO S4 PRELIM TIMETABLE
TODAY – 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.
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.
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.