Two special assemblies will take place this morning, to celebrate the return of our Malawi Group and the arrival of two staff plus a further two students from Namadzi Community Day Secondary School. Our visitors are Mr Duncan Zikagwa, Ms Neema Niyrenda, Innocent Banda & Wanangwa Phiri. An S2/S3 Assembly will take place from 8:40-9:05am in the Assembly Hall, followed by S4-S6 from 9:10-9:35am.
RETURN OF LOCKER KEYS
All locker keys should be returned this week. Please ensure you have removed all your belongings then bring your key to the office at breaktime on the following days to collect your deposit:
New S5/S6 – Tuesday 18 June
New S4 – Wednesday 19 June
New S3 – Thursday 20 June
New S2 – Friday 21 June
Thank you to everyone who applied and interviewed for the role of Young Ambassador for Sport. The standard of application this year was really high – it’s great to see so many pupils passionate about sport in school.
Well done to the successful candidates. Next term, they will represent Penicuik HS at the Regional Young Ambassador Conference at Murrayfield and already have lots of great ideas for next year!
Active Schools Coordinator
EMA – S4-S6
If you were born between 1 March 2000 and 28 February 2004 you may be eligible to receive EMA. Please see pamphlets distributed by your register teacher. Application forms ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE – it will be announced in this newsletter when they come in. Thank you.
CROSS COUNTRY TUESDAY 18 JUNE
Pupils who have signed up for the cross country event should come directly to PE after lunch on Tuesday 18 June. Please bring PE kit with suitable footwear (the ground is likely to be wet!) and a water bottle. Pupils participating will be out of class periods 5 and 6.
REMINDER – ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW
Open to all S4/S5/S6 students – if you fancy a trip to the Royal Highland Show on Thursday 20 June, see Miss Gungui in the Home Economics department AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The trip is a great opportunity to taste for free products from the Scottish larder, learn about farming life, food production, jobs in the food industry and have a fun day out. It costs £8, we leave at 8.30am and come back to school at 3.30pm. If you want to know more just ask!
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION
7 films from Penicuik High School students have been chosen for the final round of the Edinburgh and Lothians school film competition. The chosen films will be screened at the Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh on Wednesday 19 June. Congratulations to the filmmakers and good luck in the competition!
Mr M Smith
REMINDER – ITALY TRIP PUPIL MEETING
Can all the pupils going on the Italy trip please meet for an important final meeting on Tuesday 18 June at 1.10pm in Miss Docherty’s room. Thanks.
REMINDER – RESPECT FOR THE COMMUNITY
All students are reminded that whether you are in school or out in Penicuik, you are representing your school and should show respect for the community and for property. There should be no littering in the streets, please put your litter in bins provided or in your bag.
REMINDER – ‘GETTING INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL’ INFORMATION DAY
SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019, 9.30AM – 4PM
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is hosting the above information day for all students in S4 – S6 who are interested in a career in medicine. Representatives from Scottish medical schools, Doctors, Surgeons and medical students will speak to students about making a successful application and options available to them beyond this. If you are interested in attending this event, please see Mrs Brandie as soon as possible.