Student Newsletter 14 February 2018

YEAR OF KINDNESS

Join a new club to see if you can discover a new skill or interest. If you’re already a member of a club why not invite a friend along with you?

Mrs Murphy

 

SPECIAL ASSEMBLEY

There will be a special Assembly for S4-S6 students TODAY, period 5, immediately after lunch.  Pupils should go to class to be registered and then go straight to the Hall with teachers. Everyone will return to class immediately after the Assembly.

Mr Jamieson

 

VACCINATIONS – WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY

Please see the timetable below for the vaccinations next Wednesday.  Please allow pupils out of your lesson at the correct time for their register class – pupils should make their way quietly to the Assembly Hall. Everyone is reminded to have a breakfast before school that day, and girls are advised to wear a vest top under their school blouse.  Anyone who hasn’t handed back their form yet should do so on Monday.

TIME CLASS
09.00 – 09.45 3C1
09.45 – 10.30 3L4
Break

10.40 – 10.55

 

 

10.55 – 11.40 3L2
11.40 – 12.15 3L3
12.15 – 12.50 3C5

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catch-ups

Mrs Davidson

 

DUKE OF EDINBURGH BRONZE

Meeting as usual today.  Please be prompt as I want you to look at Stoves today.

Dr Alder

 

LOST/FOUND

A little soft toy was found lying in the main corridor.  Please see staff in the school office.

Mrs Razavi

 

RMPS S5 & S6 REVISION

From Wednesday 14 February the RMPS department will be running weekly lunchtime revision sessions.  These will run each Wednesday in room 27 and will focus on the 20 mark essay question.  The sessions will start at 1pm.  Please bring your lunch.

Miss Lyon

 

EDINBURGH COLLEGE FEBRUARY OPEN DAYS

Edinburgh College are holding two twilight open days to give pupils and parents/carers another opportunity to talk directly to curriculum staff about course options, entry requirements and progression pathways.

20 February        Milton Road       4-7pm
22 February        Granton             4-7pm

These sessions are open to anyone interested in applying for a full time course starting August 2018.  More information can be found on their website:

Edinburgh College – School College Provision courses for 2018/19

SCP Course Applications open  1-30 May
SCP courses will be available for online application from 1 March to 30 May 2018.  A live link to the SCP application system will be sent to school guidance teams and careers advisors prior to applications opening. (PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED).

SCP Transition WC 4 June 2018
An Induction & pre-enrolment programme for pupils attending 2018/19 SCP courses will commence at timetable changeover in June. Full details will be provided.

For 2018/19 Edinburgh College will offer Foundation Apprenticeships in the following areas:

 Accountancy  – NEW Financial Services
 Business Food and Drink Technology – NEW
Civil Engineering IT- Software
Creative Digital Media Scientific Technologies – NEW
Engineering

Please speak to your guidance teacher or one of the Careers Advisors if you are interested in one of these courses.

Mrs McLennan

 

ACHIEVEMENT BOX – LAUNCHING ON MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY

Penicuik HS Sports Council would like to celebrate pupils sporting achievements both in school but also out with and have introduced an achievement box.

Why?  The Sports Council feel that there are a lot of pupils who have sporting achievements but other pupils, staff and parents aren’t aware of these.

What?  Pupils can put in their own sporting achievements, friends sporting achievements or staff can put in pupil achievements.  We would also encourage parents to email (School email / kate.murray@midlothian.gov.uk) with any sporting achievements that they would like to let us know about and we will put these into the achievement box. The Sports Council will collate the information on a termly basis and the information will be included in the pupil bulletin and school newsletter.  The only information we need is the pupil name and their achievement.  We don’t need to know who put the information in the box.

Where?  There will be a box outside the PE department and a box at the school office.

When?  Boxes will be ready to use from Monday 19 February.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

HIGHER HISTORY REVISION CLASSES

Higher History pupils are reminded that revision sessions take place on a Wednesday from 3.30pm in room 24. We would strongly advise all Higher History pupils to take advantage of these sessions if they are able. The next session will be TODAY.

Mrs Forbes

 

S1 BANNOCKBURN TRIP

S1 pupils are reminded that they MUST hand in their permission slip and £6 TODAY to the school office at BREAK time and LUNCH time only. It is essential that we have all permission slips handed in as you will not be able to go out of school without it.

Mrs Forbes/Miss Docherty/Miss McCord

 

S3 YPI FINALISTS

The following groups have progressed to our YPI final – congratulations!

3C1 Midlothian People’s Equality Group

3L2 MYPASS Group

3L3 Lothian Bipolar Group and Costorphine Dementia Group

3L4 Bliss Scotland Group and Health in Mind Group

3C5 Health in Mind Group

Well done to everyone who took part; there were some excellent presentations this year!  Finalists will all make presentations at our YPI final on the afternoon of 20 February.  Between now and then you can update your presentations.  You should also make contact with your charity and invite them to attend the final.  They are welcome to bring a stand/display and should arrive at the school for 1pm.

Miss Lyon

 

MALAWI PARTNERSHIP

We are looking to organise a partnership visit to Malawi in June 2019. This will be open to pupils who are currently in S3 or S4. If you are interested in visiting our partner school, please give your name to either Mr Murphy or Mrs Andrew by Wednesday 28 February.

Mrs Andrew

 

REMINDER – HANDBALL COMPETITION

When? – TODAY 1pm-lunch

Who? – S1-S3 Liddell v Clerk Maxwell

Where? – Games Hall

We hope to see you there – please wear appropriate shoes!

S6 Sports Committee

 

REMINDER – LATENESS

All pupils are responsible for getting to school on time as lateness undermines good quality learning and teaching. Pupils who are late are reminded that they must attend a breaktime detention in the Assembly Hall.  Failure to attend breaktime detention is being monitored and will result in further sanctions being imposed.

Mrs Yule

 

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