Student Newsletter Thursday 26 September 2019

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES 2019 

Every year on the 26 September the European Day of Languages is celebrated not just in Europe, but all around the world. Please enjoy today’s powerpoint and video explaining a little more about it!

Mrs McEvoy

 

S4 – S6 BUSINESS BREAKFAST

Could all those who have signed up for the Business Breakfast this Friday come down to CLD Room 2 after registration.  Any questions please see Mrs Brandie.

Mrs Brandie

 

S6 PUPILS – PEACE PROJECT: PEACE ADVOCATES TRAINING SIGN-UP

Following our launch assembly on Tuesday afternoon, any pupils who would like to take part in this project should give their name to Miss Lyon by the end of the day on Tuesday 1 October.  This is a fantastic opportunity and will involve you taking part in a 2 day training programme.  This programme will equip you with skills required to resolve personal conflict, leading to you training our junior pupils with similar valuable life skills.

Miss Lyon

LEAPS INTERVIEWS

Leaps interviews are TODAY. Interviews to take place in the room opposite the Guidance Base.  Please be there 5 minutes early.

Mr Saffhill

 

HORRIBLE HISTORIES LUNCHTIME CLUB – STARTING WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER

If you are in S1 or S2 and enjoy Horrible Histories come along to Room 25 at 1pm on Wednesday lunchtimes to watch, read and create your own Horrible Histories!  Thank you!

Miss Docherty

 

RAG BAG COLLECTION

The next Rag Bag collection will be Thursday 3 October. Can you please start looking out your old (but wearable) clothes/shoes/handbags/belts and help raise some money for your school.  A supply of bags will be handed out to register teachers, they should be brought in on Wednesday 2 October and placed at the collection point opposite Room 2.

Mrs McFadyen

 

S1 PHOTOS

Please follow ordering instructions carefully and return orders to the school office by Friday 4 October.  Thank you.

Mrs Davidson

 

MIDLOTHIAN CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING EVENT – S3 to S6

Email has been sent home to your parents with further details.

Mrs Burgess

 

 

DUKE OF EDINBURGH

EXPEDITION PRESENTATIONS – 3 OCTOBER, LUNCHTIME IN ROOM 39

Dr Alder and I will be waiting expectantly to hear all about the Silver & Bronze expedition aims, we expect to be entertained! Remember this is a requirement to pass your expedition section.

If you are in S3 or above and are interested in taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award this year please come along and listen to the presentations. Sign up letters will be issued at the end.

Could all those currently signed up to the DofE award please upload their evidence and assessors reports to get each of the sections signed off.

Finally I am still missing some gloves and hats from the silver expedition (plus a small stove if anyone comes across it).

Mr Merson

 

S3-S4 BASKETBALL

Basketball Club for S3-S4 pupils will take place on a Thursday after school in the Games Hall (3:30-4:20) beginning again on Thursday 26 September.

Mr Hunter

 

JUNIOR NETBALL – S1 + S2 GIRLS

A reminder that junior netball has already begun. Every Monday after school 3.30 to 4.30. No experience necessary!!! In need of more members to take part in the Midlothian netball competition in a few weeks’ time. Permission forms available from the PE base.

Miss Campbell

 

S4 – S6 BUSINESS BREAKFAST FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 8.45 -9.30AM

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in Business? Come along and hear from an employer about career opportunities in the business and financial services fields. You will be able to gain first-hand knowledge of what employers are looking for and ask questions about qualifications, skills, CVs and interviews.  Breakfast will also be provided!  If you would like to attend, please let your Guidance Teacher know or sign up on the sheet outside the Guidance Base.  If you would like further information, please see Mrs Brandie.

Mrs Brandie

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

  • S3-4 Boys Football – Will be starting this Monday 23 September after school.
  • All years – Racquet sports club – starting this Tuesday 24 September at lunchtime in the games hall (badminton, short tennis & table tennis) open to everyone
  • S1-2 Boys Rugby – Will be starting this Tuesday 24 September after school, come to the PE department at 3.30pm.

Mr Witton

 

N5/ HIGHER HISTORY

Can all N5/ Higher pupils from last year please return any textbooks they may have at home AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We are short of a number of resources and would appreciate these being returned.

Miss Docherty

 

DANCE CLUB 

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.

Miss Tavakoli

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