Student Newsletter 3 October 2018

SCHOLAR ONLINE STUDY SESSIONS

Higher Biology and Higher Human Biology session:

Thursday 4 October 6pm

Higher Biology and Higher Human Biology combined:

DNA and Gene Expression

For more information on how to take part in upcoming sessions, please visit SCHOLAR’s Online Tutor Sessions.

Dr Alder

 

S1/S2 PUSHKIN PRIZE FOR CREATIVE WRITING

The next meeting for this writing competition is TODAY in room 45 at 1.10pm. Please bring any pieces of writing with you.

Miss Cairney

 

S2 MIDLOTHIAN SPELLING COMPETITION

Pupils who have made it to the next round for this competition should attend an elimination round tomorrow in room 45 at 1.05pm. Bring your lunch with you.

Miss Cairney

 

REMINDER – DUKE OF EDINBURGH

EXISTING BRONZE AND SILVER PARTICIPANTS

Bonjour, the date for your presentations is drawing nearer!  I would like to be entertained by your offerings at lunchtime TODAY in room 39. Bring your lunch and be prompt. Remember you must complete this to pass your expedition section.  If you still have kit to return please do so soonest.

Mr Merson

 

S2 EDINBURGH TRIP

S2 pupils are reminded that they should return their permission slips and the £10 payment to the office at BREAK or LUNCHTIMES by Friday 12 October.

Mr Clow

 

REPORT TO OFFICE

Can the named pupils please come to the school office at morning break.  Thank you.

Mrs Davidson

 

S1 PHOTOS + NEC APPLICATIONS

Orders for S1 photos should be returned to the school office no later than Friday 12 October.  Please ensure your order is placed in the envelope provided, with full payment, and that your details are filled in on the front.

If you have not handed back your NEC application form then please do so now or you will not get your card.  Thank you.

Mrs Davidson

 

REMINDER – LGBT+ ALLIES FILM SHOWING

The LGBT+ Allies group has organised a film showing on 5 October 2018.  They have chosen ‘Love Simon’ which will begin at 1pm in room 28.  All students are invited to the showing.  Please let Miss Graham know if you intend to join us.

Miss Graham

 

REMINDER – NEW TO THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD?

If you are in S3 or above and are interested in taking part in the DofE program please come along to listen to the presentations and pick up an application form.  Any members of staff who are interested in helping out (or just interested in hearing about the expeditions) are very welcome to come along too!!

Mr Merson

 

THE ROTARY CLUB OF PENICUIK YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER COMPETITION REMINDER – THEME: “ BEAUTY OF NATURE”

The Task : To produce a portfolio of three photographs in colour or black and white on photographic paper based upon the theme, “Beauty of Nature”.

There are two categories:

Intermediate    —         11 to 13 years old.

Senior               —          14 to 17 years old

Photographs should be printed and submitted to the Art Department BEFORE THE OCTOBER BREAK. We will then send them to the competition organisers.  Each print, including any mount, should be no larger than A4 size. Mobile phones may be used.  In addition, each entrant should provide a brief sentence stating what each photograph represents in relation to the theme.  Remember to include your name and school. Good luck!

The Art Department

 

YOUNG WALTER SCOTT PRIZE CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION

Submit a story set in the past and get the chance to win a first prize of £500 and second prize of £100, along with an invitation to the Borders Book Festival. Entries should be between 800-2000 words long, set in a time before you were born. There are two age categories – 11-15 years and 16-19 years.  Typed entries should be submitted before 20 October, to room 45.

Miss Cairney

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