MALAWI FACT OF THE DAY:
Malawi is often called the Warm Heart of Africa. This is because the people are very kind, in fact it has been selected as one of the kindest countries in the world to strangers. This small landlocked country is also one of the safest places in Africa.
There will be three assemblies THIS MORNING.
S5/6 registration -8.55am
S3 and S4 -9am -9.15am
S1 and S2 9.20-9.40 am
GIRLS’ JUNIOR NETBALL
Junior Netball will not be running the first day back after the holidays (Tuesday 23 October). It will return as normal the following week (Tuesday 30 October).
S2 MIDLOTHIAN SCHOOLS’ SPELLING BEE
The next round for this year’s spelling competition takes place TODAY at 1.05 pm in room 45. Bring your lunch with you.
ITALY TRIP- DEPOSIT
A reminder to all those who wish to go on the Italy trip next June to please hand in their initial deposit to the office by Wednesday 24 October
MALAWI PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATION DAY
TOMORROW we have a dress down day for our Malawi Partnership Celebration event. We want to try out a ‘Pay It Forward,’ approach where all students should bring in a minimum donation of £1 to dress down, but if you would like to contribute more than this to support our partnership with Namadzi it would be much appreciated. We are currently raising money which will allow staff and students from Namadzi to visit Penicuik next June, and also to help fund solar power for Namadzi as they often have no electricity. There will also be a bake sale as part of a celebration in the assembly hall at breaktime where a musician from Malawi will provide live music.
SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Tutor Sessions are:
For more information on how to take part in upcoming sessions, please visit SCHOLAR’s Online Tutor Sessions.
REMINDER – GIRLS’ FOOTBALL
Girls’ football will be back on as normal TODAY.
LAST CHANCE – S1 PHOTOS + NEC APPLICATIONS
Orders for S1 photos should be returned to the school office TOMORROW. Please ensure your order is placed in the envelope provided, with full payment, and that your details are filled in on the front. The order will be sent off during the October break so this is your last chance.
REMINDER – 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 TOMORROW.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH
If you have not delivered a presentation on the aim of your expedition to will need to come and see to arrange a time so that you can get this section signed off. This can be as an individual if the rest of your group has already given theirs
If you wish to take part in your Bronze or Silver award this year you need to collect a form from me and return it with the £21 registration fee. If you are interested in the Gold award please come and discuss this with me.
The first meetings will be after the October holiday – watch this space for details.
S1/S2 PUSHKIN PRIZE FOR CREATIVE WRITING
The next meeting for the Pushkin Prize will take place in room 45 on Wednesday 31 October at 1.10pm. Please bring your next piece of writing with you.