Student Newsletter 7 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 – S5/6

Miss Adamson

 

NETBALL

If you attend school netball training can you please come to a short meeting in the PE classroom TODAY during morning interval.

Miss McShannon

 

URGENT – VACCINATION FORMS

The named pupils have still to return their vaccination forms to the school office.  Please do so tomorrow or first thing next week.  Thank you.

Mrs Davidson

 

REMINDER – GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING COMPETITION

The annual Gingerbread House Decorating Competition is taking place on Monday 11 December at 1pm in the Assembly Hall.  Come along and support your House.

Megan and Caitlin

Sports House Captains

 

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 TODAY at lunchtime in the PE classroom.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

 

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

 

 

GREEN PLAN IT! COMPETITION

Congratulations to our fantastic S2 students Matthew Gallacher, Finlay Robertson, Lewis Johnstone, Maddie Fraser, Andrea Suarez and Megan McGreevy who won the Green it Plan it Challenge at the Botanical Gardens on 4 December.  The competition was judged by the Royal Horticultural Society and they were impressed by the delivery and concept of their project which was to develop a much needed recreational and outside dining area for the school. During enrichment in Home Economics the students have been supported by Mrs Van Aswegen and a mentor from Pentland Plants, Matt Henton, over a 10 week period. Their commitment and hard work is to be commended and PHS now has £250 in gardening vouchers that can lay the foundation of the projects next steps. Many thanks to the art department for resources and advice, a great result #PRIDE!

Miss Mitchelmore

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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