YEAR OF KINDNESS
Smile at everyone you see today. A warm smile is the universal language of happiness.
YEAR GROUP ASSEMBLIES
This week the year group assemblies will be in a slightly different order:
TODAY – S1&2 together
Wednesday – S3
Thursday – S5/6
(S4s are on work experience)
HORRIBLE HISTORIES LUNCHTIME CLUB
Horrible Histories will be on at lunchtime today in Room 25. Come along at 1pm to read/ draw/ watch and create your own Horrible History!
S1-S2 PUSHKIN PRIZE FOR CREATIVE WRITING
The final meeting for the Pushkin Prize creative writing competition takes place next Wednesday 13 December at 1.15pm in room 45 when we will be filling in entry forms.
Pupils must bring their final pieces of writing with them or hand them in before this date.
S6 PHOTOS + SOME EXTRAS
S6 photos (group and individual) will be taken in the Assembly Hall TOMORROW 6 December. All S6 pupils should report to the hall at 1.35pm where a register will be taken.
Some additional pupils do not have a photo on their school record. These pupils are asked to attend at 1.30pm (before they register period 5) to have their photo taken. Thank you.
URGENT – VACCINATION FORMS
Pupils in S3-S6 (who received a vaccination form) 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 last week, but there are still a lot of forms outstanding. Please return them this week. Thank you.
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.
Calling all past members of the ukulele group! Could you come to a rehearsal for the upcoming Christmas concert TODAY 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!
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
SENIOR PUPILS – ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT ARRANGEMENTS INTERVIEWS TODAY
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.
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!
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
EDINBURGH COLLEGE PROSPECTUSES
Please see online links to Edinburgh College’s 2018-19 prospectuses. These are handy when looking at all the courses available in each curricular area – both full and part time – and includes SCP courses.
Pupils can apply online now for January start courses. For courses starting in August 2018 they can apply from 22 January 2018.
College visits on 12 December (Milton Road) and 14 December (Sighthill) – pupils should highlight which Open Day they wish to attend in case they cannot attend both. Forms can be collected from the Guidance base and need to be returned by the end of this week – Friday 8 December so we have an idea of numbers!
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