Student Newsletter 6 December 2017

YEAR OF KINDNESS

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

Mrs Murphy

 

YEAR GROUP ASSEMBLIES 

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

TODAY – S3

Thursday – S5/6

(S4s are on work experience)

Miss Adamson

 

HOCKEY CLUB

Hockey Club will not run this week (7/12/17) or the last 2 weeks of term. Have a great Christmas and we will see you after the Christmas Holidays.

Mrs Cochrane and Miss McCord

 

YOUNG AMBASSADORS  – REMINDER

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

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

REMINDER – S6 PHOTOS + SOME EXTRAS

S6 photos (group and individual) will be taken in the Assembly Hall TODAY 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.

Miss Adamson

 

THE SCOTTISH SCHOOLS’ ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS  – EMIRATES ARENA, GLASGOW G40 3HY

WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY AND THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2018

Any pupils who would like to enter the above event, please give your name, date of birth, event(s) you would like to enter and pb to the PE department, no later than Monday 11 December.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

REMINDER – JUST DANCE COMPETITION

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

Megan and Caitlin

S6 Sports House Captains

 

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.

Mrs Davidson

 

GREEN PLAN IT! COMPETITION

Congratulations to the S2 pupils who did an outstanding job of winning this wonderful competition.  They worked hard as a team and delivered an excellent presentation to walk away with the top prize.  I am very proud of each and every one of you guys!!

 

Well done!

Mrs V

 

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.

Ms Cairney

 

 

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

 

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

 

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 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!

Mrs McLennan

 

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

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