Student Newsletter 4 December 2017

YEAR OF KINDNESS

Smile at everyone you see today. A warm smile is the universal language of happiness.

Mrs Murphy

 

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.

Mrs Andrew

 

UKULELE GROUP

Calling all past members of the ukulele group! Could you come to a rehearsal for the upcoming Christmas concert on Tuesday 5 December from 3.30-4pm? We have a lovely new piece of music to learn. You can pick up this music from Mrs McIntosh in the music department. Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

Mrs McIntosh

 

S1 JOHN MUIR DAYS OUT

Can the S1 pupils going tomorrow (Tuesday 5 December) make sure you have brought the permission form and money into the office.  You cannot go if these are not brought in.

Mr Johnston

 

 

 

YEAR GROUP ASSEMBLIES 

This week the year group assemblies will be in a slightly different order:

Tuesday – S1&2 together

Wednesday – S3

Thursday – S5/6

(S4s are on work experience)

Miss Adamson

 

 

ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Well done to the named S2 pupils for completing their ‘Green Plan It’ project with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.  They have worked very hard as a team in this competition and I would like to wish them all the best with their presentation on Monday 4 December.

 

Mrs Van Aswegen     

 

 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.  We had hoped to have the majority back by today, but there are still a lot of forms outstanding.  Please return them this week. Thank you.

Mrs Davidson

 

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

 

REMINDER – JUST DANCE COMPETITION

Come along to the BiteSite at 1pm on Wednesday 6 December to support your house in the wii Just Dance Competition.  Who will win?……

Megan and Caitlin

S6 Sports House Captains

 

S6 PHOTOS

S6 photos (group and individual) will be taken in the Assembly Hall next Wednesday 6 December.  All S6 pupils should report to the hall at 1.35pm where a register will be taken.

Some additional pupils (who do not have photo on their school record) will be asked to attend later in the afternoon to have their photo taken.  Thank you.

Miss Adamson

 

SENIOR PUPILS – ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT ARRANGEMENTS INTERVIEWS ON TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER

See your S5/S6 register teacher for the attached list and please ensure that you come to the meeting at the time given.  Anyone who is not on the list, but is going to use IT for typing their examination scripts, should see Mrs Edge-Loake as soon as possible.

Mrs Edge-Loake

 

S5/6 HIGHER GEOGRAPHY REVISION CLASS
On Wednesday afternoons we will be offering a Higher and (Senior) N5 revision class in Room 23, 3.30 – 4.15pm. All Geographers welcome!

Mrs Duguid

 

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

 

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

 

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

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