SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES CANCELLED
The special assemblies are cancelled – please report to register class as normal. Thank you.
S1-3 GIRLS FOOTBALL
Any girls in S1-S3 interested in playing in a game against Beeslack, please see Mr Milligen as soon as possible and definitely by Monday 1 April.
MEETING WITH MR BIDDICK
Can the named pupils please meet with Mr Biddick in the Head Teacher’s office, period 1 TODAY.
We have received cards for the named pupils. Please collect from the school office at breaktime TODAY.
STUDENTS IN S4
Can all students in S4 who wish to request extended study leave please submit parental request letters by Wednesday 3 April. Students who do not request additional leave will be expected to participate in the Alternative May Programme during the exam leave period. For students sitting National 4 courses only – if you are interested in arranging an additional work experience placement through the month of May please see Mrs Brandie AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to complete the necessary arrangements.
MIDLOTHIAN YOUNG PEOPLE AWARDS 2019
Midlothian is looking for nominations for the above awards. It is a great way to recognise and celebrate the achievements of some of our young people in the community. More information is available on your school website.
L Cairns, Midlothian Council
PUSHKIN PRIZE CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
Congratulations to our S2 pupil who is one of 12 winners from throughout Scotland of this year’s Pushkin Prize for Creative Writing. She had to submit three pieces of creative writing for the competition, and will now spend a week at Moniack Mhor writers’ centre with the other prize winners, including two from Russia.
EDINBURGH COLLEGE – INTRO TO COLLEGE IN SCHOOLS GROUPS
The S3 ‘Intro to College in Schools’ group are now approaching the last week of their 4 week block. The last week of this group will involve a trip to Midlothian Campus. Pupils involved should meet me at the bottom of the main stairs at 11.45am on Tuesday 2 April, in uniform and with their packed lunch ready to go. The bus gets us back to Angle Park at 15.27 – please let me know if this presents a problem for anyone. The last group (a mixture of S3-6) start their 6 week block from Tuesday 23 April. Names of those involved to follow. Please ensure the pupils listed above are out of class on time to meet me on Tuesday. Thanks.
REMINDER – LRC SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
We will be running a small book fair 26/3/19-1/4/19. Any purchases you make can help the library get new books. Come along and have a look.
Mr N Smith
S3 PSE/RE ROTA CHANGE
From Monday 1 April your PSE/RE classes will change to the following:
|3C1 Thursday 2||H. Lyon RMPS||M. Brandie PSE room 11|
|3C5 Monday 6||L. Graham RMPS||M. Murphy PSE room 3|
|3L4 Wednesday 4||L. Graham RMPS||M. Brandie PSE room 11|
|3L2 Monday 6||M. Murphy PSE||L. Graham RMPS room 28|
THE CHEYNES HAIRDRESSING EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME
Cheynes, an Edinburgh based Hairdressers, provides an extended work experience placement and a traineeship for students interested in a career in hairdressing. The above programme is designed for students in S4 who are planning to leave school. If you are interested in applying or would like further information, please see Mrs Brandie as soon as possible.
TRAINEE PROJECT ENGINEER ROLE
WITH SERVEST ARTHUR MCKAY, LOANHEAD
Servest Arthur McKay has an exciting job opportunity suitable for S5 or S6 leavers. This is an entry level Trainee Project Engineer role and the trainee will predominantly be working on projects in Design and Estimating. There will also be an opportunity to undertake a HNC in Building Services Engineering. Entry requirements are Higher Maths, Higher English and Higher Physics. If you would like further information, please see Mrs Brandie.
ATTENTION S5 PUPILS – YOUNG APPLICANTS IN SCHOOLS SCHEME (YASS)
What is it? This is run by Open University where they can study university Level 1 (Advanced Higher level) modules in school alongside their other subjects. YASS gives S6 students in Scotland the unique opportunity to study a range of university level modules in school alongside their other studies. YASS is designed to bridge the gap between school and university, college or employment and helps motivated students stand out from the crowd. It encourages independent learning and builds confidence. Key skills like time management and accessing electronic resources are developed.
Modules are based on the following areas – Arts, Business & Management, Engineering, computing & Technology, Health & Social Care, Languages, Law, Maths, Science, Social Science, Sport and Exercise. If you are interested in this or if you need more information, go to
http://www.open.ac.uk/scotland/study/young-applicants-schools or speak to Mr Saffhill.