Student Newsletter Friday 6 September 2019

DRAMA CLUB

Calling any enthusiastic actors! Are you always creating Drama? Well, here’s your chance to play some games, improvise, perform and learn theatre skills in a brand new Drama Club at Penicuik High. Come and see Mr Laydon in Room 44 at 1 pm on Thursday 12 September for a brief meeting to register your interest and find out more. Open to all students S1-S4.

Mr Laydon

 

S6 PUPILS TO OFFICE

Can the named pupils please see Mrs Davidson in the office TODAY, thank you.

Mrs Davidson

 

VOCAL GROUP

Vocal Group will start back up on Monday 9 September 3.30-4pm in room 4. We are starting our rehearsals for the concert in December and it would be great to see some new faces – all are welcome from S1-S6.  Looking forward to seeing you all then!

Mrs McIntosh

 

DATA CHECK FORMS

A number of you have still to return your forms and they are due TODAY.  Pupils should return their data check forms to the school office now. Thank you.

Mrs Razavi

 

FINAL CALL/CONFIRMED PLACES –  S5/6 PUPILS – HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONAL TRUST’S LESSONS FROM AUSCHWITZ PROJECT

We have had 2 places confirmed (we are no longer a reserve school) for two senior pupils (you must be aged 16-18 to take part) from Penicuik High School to take part in the project this year.

The four parts of the project are:

  • Tuesday 24 September 3-7pm (Edinburgh) An introductory seminar (hear a Holocaust survivor speak, learn about pre-war Jewish life and prepare for the visit)
  • Thursday 3 October (flying from Edinburgh) A one day visit (flying from Edinburgh) to the former Nazi concentration and death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland
  • Sunday 6 October 1-4:30pm (Edinburgh) A follow-up seminar (to reflect on the visit and the contemporary relevance of the lessons of the Holocaust)
  • Sharing your experience with other pupils at PHS and the community (likely to be assemblies) (Submission Monday 18 November)

Requirements:

  • You must be able to attend all sessions (including travelling to the Edinburgh

venue and to/from Edinburgh airport).

  • The total cost is £59 – the school will partially fund this.
  • You require a valid passport.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please explain in no more than 300 words why you think you would be the ideal pupil to represent Penicuik High school at the Lessons from Auschwitz Project.

Returns should be given to Miss Lyon no later than Wednesday 11 September.

Miss Lyon

 

EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS FREE SCHOOL LECTURES (S4 – S6)

Thinking of becoming a doctor?  The Edinburgh College of Physicians is holding free lectures, geared towards S4 – S6 students considering a career in medicine.  Current medical students and newly qualified doctors will focus on how to prepare best for application to medical school, including personal statements and work experience opportunities.  For further information about attending these lectures please see Mrs Brandie.

Mrs Brandie

 

EDINBURGH HIGHER EDUCATION CONVENTION 2019

The above convention will take place at the Royal Highland Centre on Tuesday 17 September.  This is for all students in S6 who are applying to university.  All Scottish and some English universities will be represented.  You will have a chance to speak to admission officers about courses and qualifications.  If you plan to attend, please see Mrs Brandie as soon as possible re registering attendance and time slot.

Mrs Brandie

 

S2 ENRICHMENT CHANGES FROM THIS THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

 Block 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
J Dixon 2p1 2p5 2p2 2p6 2p3 2p7 2p4
C Simpson 2p2 2p6 2p3 2p7 2p4 2p1 2p5
M Smith 2p3 2p7 2p4 2p1 2p5 2p2 2p6
S Van Aswegen 2p4 2p1 2p5 2p2 2p6 2p3 2p7
S Blake 2p5 2p2 2p6 2p3 2p7 2p4 2p1
M Murphy 2p6 2p3 2p7 2p4 2p1 2p5 2p2
C Redford 2p7 2p4 2p1 2p5 2p2 2p6 2p3

Mr Jamieson

 

AFTER SCHOOL GIRLS NETBALL

Netball club will start back on the following dates;

Junior (S1 &S2) Monday 9 September 3.30-4.30pm in the Games Hall

Senior (S3-S6) Tuesday 10 September 3.30-4.30pm in the Games Hall

All previous and new players welcome. Please collect a Sports Club form from the PE department if interested.

Miss McShannon

PE Department

 

LOCKERS

Anyone wishing to get a locker, who missed their year group day this week, should bring their form and payment to the school office today.

Mrs Razavi

 

S1 AND S2 AFTER SCHOOL CODING CLUB

Are there any S1 and S2 pupils who want to learn to write computer games and create web pages? Do you want to learn how to write programs using Scratch, Kodu, HTML & Javascript and potentially play with Raspberry Pis. If so, come along to room 36 after school from 3.30 – 4.30pm starting on Monday 9 September.

Mrs McGovern & Georgie Black (S4)

 

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