Student Newsletter 14 June 2018


All locker keys must be returned next week before Activities Week begins.  Can you please ensure all your belongings are removed from your locker and bring your key to the office AT BREAKTIME/LUNCHTIME on the following days to get your deposit back:

New S4 – Monday 18 June

New S5 – Tuesday 19 June

New S6 – Wednesday 20 June

New S2 – Thursday 21 June

New S3 – Friday 22 June

Mrs Razavi


Congratulations to the new Young Ambassadors for Sport in Penicuik HS, Ruby & Ross   – they will work closely with the Ambassador’s for last year, Anna & Hannah to promote & improve sport & physical activity in school and the wider community.  A huge well done to the other applicants who didn’t make the decision easy! The standard was so high that the following pupils have been invited on to Penicuik HS Sports Council – Daniel (Chairperson), Zoe, Murray & Matthew.  We look forward to another successful year of sport in Penicuik High School!
Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator



All those who are doing Murder Mystery during Activities Week please attend an important but short meeting in Room 49 at 1.10pm on Wednesday 20 June. Thank you.

Mr Stacey



Could the named students please collect their Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate from Home Economics as soon as possible.


Thank you

Miss Mitchelmore



Final meeting of term will be Tuesday lunchtime. Please could all come along to discuss expedition and next steps to achieve your award.

Dr Alder/Mr Merson/Miss Keir



Senior pupils wishing to attend Open Days should collect the appropriate form from Guidance and return to the school office once completed.  Thank you.

Mrs Yule



Any pupils who are submitting work for the Prince’s Trust final deadline must hand in their completed units – Personal Development and/or Career Planning and Work Experience by the end of registration today. You have each been submitted in last Friday’s (8 June) portal meaning that your work will be selected to be marked and needs to be sent to London by next Tuesday (19 June) the latest. Before your work can be sent off it needs to be marked by me and then changes need to be made. Therefore, this week I am available Tuesday and Wednesday lunch times and Tuesday – Friday after school to work through any units. If you do not hand these units in completed with changes by next Tuesday you will fail the course which is a shame as you have passed everything to date!

Miss McCord



Pupils who have been offered a place at Edinburgh College should consult the noticeboard outside the guidance base for information about their courses, when to attend and how to get there.  They should also be reminded to read the ‘Instructions for All College pupils’ and make sure they follow these rules.  Failure to do so may jeopardise their place.


All School College Partnership courses with places available will remain open to applications until 24 August unless the maximum application number has been reached.  Courses and applications can be accessed online by visiting:

However, we recommend you discuss this with your parents/carers and guidance teacher BEFORE you make an application.



Places are still available on all Foundation Apprenticeships which will remain open for application until 24 August.  Information on the range of opportunities can be found online at


Course SCQF Level Duration Campus
Accountancy​ 6 ​​2 years Sighthill​
Business Skills​ 6 2 years Sighthill
Civil Engineering​ 6 2 years Granton
Creative and Digital Media​ 6 2 years ​ Sighthill or Milton Road
Engineering​ 6 2 years Midlothian
Financial Services​ 6 2 years Sighthill
Food and Drink Technologies​ 6 2 years Milton Road
IT Software Development​ 6 2 years subject to demand
Scientific Technologies​ 6 2 years Sighthill


2017/18 SCP Pupils (YEAR TWO) currently studying Foundation Apprenticeships and Academies Programmes should continue to attend college until the term on June 28th unless advised otherwise.  Non-attendance may impact achievement of qualifications.


Places are still available on the Academies Programme and QMU will continue to offer a formal articulation route for eligible students who wish to apply to University.  Applications should be made online using the links below.


Creative Industries Academy




Health & Social Care Academy



Hospitality & Tourism Academy

For more information on any of the above, please see your guidance teacher or one of the Careers Advisers.  Thank you.

The Guidance Team



Last chance for Foodie Delight – there are a handful of pupils that have not paid.  If payment is not received in full, activities may be limited. See Miss Mitchelmore please.

Miss Mitchelmore


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