Student Newsletter 4 October 2018

GIRLS’ FOOTBALL

Girls’ football will not be on today but will be back on as normal next Thursday 11 October.

Mr Milligen

 

LIBRARIES WEEK

Libraries Week takes place between 8–13 October to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries.
This year, with a focus on wellbeing, libraries across the country will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health.  It’s not just public libraries – libraries of all kinds in schools, workplaces and universities have amazing services that improve our wellbeing.

To do our bit in PHS we have a display of leaflets which highlight the paths to help for a variety of things that can effect wellbeing such as Anger, Depression, Self Harm, Bereavement etc.  In addition we also have information on “Healthy Reading Midlothian” which is a free and confidential service that provides people who are affected by mild to moderate mental health problems and their carers to access effective resources such as books, booklets, DVD’s.

Pupils and staff are welcome to pop along and have a look!

Mrs Ewart/Mr Smith

 

SCHOLAR ONLINE STUDY SESSIONS

Higher Biology and Higher Human Biology session:

TODAY 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

 

S2 MIDLOTHIAN SPELLING COMPETITION

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

Miss Cairney

 

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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