Student Newsletter Tuesday 12 March 2019

NAT 4, 5 & HIGHER FRENCH AND SPANISH SPEAKING EXAMS

These exams are taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of this week.  Pupils have an allocated 15 minute slot which they have already been given.  This part of their exam counts towards 30% of their final mark so is very important. Absences or no-shows require a doctor’s note.  Please let pupils out a few minute before their allocated time so that they are ready in plenty of time.  There is a copy of the times outside the Modern Languages staff base for any pupil who has forgotten!

Mrs McEvoy

 

WORLD BOOK DAY COMPETITION

The winner of the LRC World Book Day competition is an S6 pupil who gets herself a Wonder Woman graphic novel.

Mr N Smith

 

RMPS MOSQUE TRIP

Could all pupils who are attending the RMPS trip to the mosque please ensure they have paid £3 to the office by this Friday.  Missing this deadline may jeopardize your place on the trip.  If there are any issues with this please see Miss Graham.

Miss Graham

 

S1 & S2 BOYS FOOTBALL

Boys football club is on Thursdays after school on the astro. All experience levels are welcome to come along. Please speak to the PE department for more details.

Mr Witton

 

OPPORTUNITY

Q-Step Centre at the University of Edinburgh is inviting S5/S6 pupils to attend our exciting event ‘Go Figure! Understanding Inequality Through Digital Data’ on using digital data to understand the determinants and consequences of social inequality. This event is open to all S5/S6 pupils but could be particularly useful for those studying higher or advanced higher maths, statistics, geography, modern studies and other social subjects. Teachers and parents are more than welcome, but we’re happy for pupils aged 16 or over to come on their own.  The event will be held on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 16:00-18:00 at the University of Edinburgh (Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD).

Participants will gain:

  • Skills and confidence in data analysis in Excel;
  • An understanding of the range of ways in which digital data can help us answer social and political questions;
  • Hands-on experience of how the application of maths and stats to social situations is fun, useful and interesting;
  • The opportunity to chat with our current undergraduate students and find out how life at university is like.
  • Awareness of the career opportunities open for graduates who combine knowledge of maths and Social and/or Political Science

The number of places is limited so please make sure you register early by speaking to Mr Saffhill as soon as possible

Mr Saffhill

 

 

JUNIOR NETBALL

The last session of junior netball practice this year will be TODAY. Please come along for a mini tournament and last hurrah even if you haven’t been in a while!

Miss Campbell

 

FANCY A CAREER IN MEDICINE?

There is an upcoming information evening aimed at ANY S2/S3 state school pupils who are thinking of pursuing a career in Medicine. The event is being organised by a charity called ‘You can be a Doctor’, which is run by senior medical students and doctors.  Pupils and their parents are invited along to find out more about the unique requirements of applications to medicine, to hear about support on offer and more from current medical students and doctors. Full details are noted below:

Date: Tuesday 2 April 2019

Time: 18:00 – 19:30

Location: Auditorium A, Chancellor’s Building, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SB

If interested , please speak to Mr Saffhill in Guidance.
Mr Saffhill

 

S2 REPORTS

Can the named pupils please collect their report from the school office at breaktime TODAY.

Mr Jamieson

 

S4&S5 COURSE CHOICE 

Students are reminded that the return date for S4&5 Course Choice sheets is this Friday 15 March. By now, students should be speaking with class teachers, Guidance teachers and asking for teacher signatures for their chosen courses.  Remember that there are three Foundation Apprenticeships advertised in Column D. These courses run for two years and take place on a Tuesday & Thursday afternoon at other Midlothian schools or at Penicuik & Beeslack, in the case of the Child Care course.  If you have further questions, please ask.

Mr Jamieson

 

S2 SPECIALISATION & CHOICE – REMINDER 

S2 Report Cards were issued on Friday 8 March. Teachers’ signatures for pupil choices will be available from Monday 11 March, and there is a Parents’ Evening next week, on Wednesday 13 March.   From Monday, pupils are free to approach class teachers and Guidance teachers, and to ask for signatures for the courses they wish to take in S3&S4. Please feel free to ask for as much advice as you need.  The return date for S2 choice forms is Friday 22 March.  Thank you.

Mr Jamieson 

 

REMINDER – BIG ART CLUB

I will be offering Big Art Club 3.30pm till 4.30pm on Wednesdays, all welcome! I have decided to change the day to see if more pupils can hopefully make it! Please come along….

Miss Hardie

 

REMINDER – ITALY 2019

A reminder to those going on the Italy trip that the final payment of £250 is due by Wednesday 27 March. Please speak to Miss Docherty if there are any problems.

Miss Docherty

 

REMINDER – SPORTS COUNCIL & YOUNG AMBASSADORS

The next meeting of Sports Council will be on Monday 18 March at lunchtime in the PE classroom.  Young Ambassadors should also attend this meeting.  We will be completing the School Sport Award, therefore please ensure that you arrive early and bring your lunch with you.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

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