TO HEAD TEACHER PLEASE
Would the named students please see Mr Biddick straight after Registration.
We’re delighted to confirm t our elected Student Leaders for session 2019-20 and Depute Student Leaders. Our thanks go to all who helped in this democratic process and we wish every success to the SL team.
Any girl in S1 to S6 wanting to play for the Girls’ Football Team in friendlies and in Scottish Cup games should come to a meeting in Room 48 on Wednesday 11 September at 1.20pm.
The student film-making club will meet on Wednesdays at 3.30 – 4.20pm in Mr Smith’s room (room 43). New members welcome – no previous film-making experience necessary!
Any keen dancers? Dance club will be starting Thursday 26 September after school in the old gym. Everyone is welcome, whether you are already a dancer or keen to start. S1 – S6 and boys and girls welcome! If you are interested, see Miss Tavakoli in Rm 26 this week.
RETURN OF PRACTICAL WORK IN ART AND DESIGN
The deadline for notifying the SQA of which pupils’ Art folios are to be returned is fast approaching (Wednesday 25 September). Could any pupils who wish their Art folio/s returned to them by the SQA please see Ms Dixon in the Art department for a letter. This letter and payment of £5 per folio should be returned to the Art department as soon as possible. The last day payments will be accepted by the Art department is Friday 20 September. Many thanks
S1 SCIENCE CLUB
S1 Science Club is starting up on Thursday 5 September from 1.10pm. Please eat your lunch before you arrive and meet us in the link between English and Art. Fun experiments like jelly worms; Elephant’s toothpaste; Van der Graaf generator; Screaming jelly babies. We look forward to seeing you there!”
Lockers are still available. Please bring your signed slip + payment to the school office at breaktime. Thank you.
S1 photos will be taken in the Assembly Hall this Wednesday morning 11 September. Please come down to the hall at the following times:
S1 AND S2 AFTER SCHOOL CODING CLUB
Mrs McGovern & Georgie Black (S4)
Vocal Group will start back up TODAY 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
S2 ENRICHMENT CHANGES FROM THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER
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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)
- 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.