Student Newsletter Wednesday 6 November 2019

S4 ASSEMBLY

There will be an S4 Assembly on Thursday morning, 7 November, to prepare you for your Prelim diet.  Please register with your period 1 teacher who will then bring you down to the Assembly Hall.  Thank you.

Mr Jamieson

 

REMEMBRANCE ASSEMBLY FRIDAY 8/11/19

Please note that these will now occur as HOUSE Assemblies this Friday 8/11/19

8:30 am – 9:00 am              Clerk Maxwell

9:00 am – 9:30 am               Liddell

This is a special assembly that requires respect and maturity. Please take the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made.

Mr Biddick

 

MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS CAKE AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

OPEN TO S4-S6 AND STAFF

It will last about 4 weeks starting Tuesday 19/11/19 3.30pm (for about an hour)

week 1 make cake 19/11

week 2 feed cake (you can at lunch time or break for this week)

week 3 add marzipan to cake 3/12

Week 4 add white sugar paste and decorate 10/12

If interested come see Miss Gungui for more information at lunch time 1pm Tuesday 12/11/19 room 15

Ms Gungui

 

S1 SCHOOL PHOTOS

Can the named pupils please collect their school photo TODAY at breaktime.  Thank you.

Mrs Davidson

 

YOUNG PEOPLE INVITED TO MIDLOTHIAN CAREERS EVENT

WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER

See link below for details – or the notice further down this newsletter.
https://www.midlothianadvertiser.co.uk/news/people/young-people-invited-to-midlothian-careers-event-1-5033138

Mrs Burgess

 

DUKE OF EDINBURGH – BRONZE

The Bronze group will meet EVERY THURSDAY lunchtime in Mr Beards’ room.  We have lots of training to do – for our expedition and for your other three sections. Please bring your lunch and arrive straight away. See you on Thursday.

Dr Alder/Mr Merson

 

 

BARCELONA TRIP S4-S5

Calling all S4-S5 pupils! A trip will be running from 15-18 June 2020 to Barcelona.  The trip will be for 4 days and 3 nights and will be flying from Edinburgh to Barcelona.  We’ll be visiting the ancient Gothic Quarter of Barcelona and will have an opportunity to visit Las Ramblas and enjoy traditional Spanish tapas. We will be also have a guided tour of Camp Nou, visit Gaudi’s Park Guell and Sagrada Familia. To top off the trip, we will visit Port Adventura Water/Theme Park. The trip will cost £625 in total.  Letters will be handed out in registration so if you are interested, take a letter and have your deposit and permission form in by Wednesday 27 November. There are only 35 spaces available.

Miss Tavakoli

 

S3 REPORTS

If you did not get your report on Friday, please collect it from the office at breaktime today.

Mr Jamieson

 

POPPIES

Senior pupils will be selling poppies around school this week, so please bring in your donation for this good cause.

Senior Management

 

THE ROTARY CLUB OF PENICUIK- YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER COMPETITION

Would you like to take part in The Rotary Club of Penicuik photograph competition?

You need to produce a portfolio of 3 photographs (colour or black and white) based upon the theme “Through My Eyes”. Print should be submitted separately and each print (including any mount) should not be larger than A4 size – you don’t need to have a camera as mobile phones may be used.  Closing date is fast approaching – 28 November 2019– so get snapping those shots!  If interested please see the Art Department for more information…  Many thanks.

Ms Dixon

 

MIDLOTHIAN CAREERS EVENT

Young people in Midlothian and their families are being invited to a special event to find out more about opportunities in the construction and engineering industry.

The Midlothian Industry Insight Event is being held on Wednesday, November 20, at Newbattle Community Campus, 4.30-6.30pm. It is aimed at young people from S3 and above who have an interest in or want to find out more about construction and engineering.

The event has been organised by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) and Midlothian Council, and is also open to parents and educational staff.

A whole range of occupations come under the term ‘construction and engineering’ including: engineer, joiner, electrician, stone mason, architect, CAD technician and plant operator.

Cllr Jim Muirhead (Lab), cabinet member for education, said: “I would urge young people and their parents to come along to this event and find out more about the variety of jobs and careers that exist in construction and engineering.

“This is a growing sector in Scotland so it is crucial our young people are prepared to take advantage of this.”

Transport can be provided if required to and from the school the young person attends. Arrangements can also be made for their parents or carers to travel with them if desired.

For more information on this event, contact the regional DYW team by email at DYW@edinburghchamber.co.uk or by calling 0131 221 2999 (Option 9).

 

WANT TO BE A VET?

See entrance TV for details.

 

EDINBURGH COLLEGE OPEN EVENINGS FOR S3-6

There are three Edinburgh College Open Evenings coming up which you may be interested in attending. These are targeted at 3 distinct groups as follows:

  • S4-S6 Leavers who are interested in college either as a preferred destination or back up pathway to University and may wish to attend with parents/carers
  • S3/S4 pupils who may benefit from earlier engagement with college through their SCP (School College Partnership) Programme
  • S3-S5 pupils who want to explore SCP & FA (Foundation Apprenticeship) pathways.

These events are open to all pupils, parents & carers on the following dates:

  • Thursday 28/11/19 at Sighthill Campus from 4pm-6.30pm
  • Tuesday 03/12/19 at Granton Campus from 4pm-6.30pm
  • Thursday 30/01/20 at Milton Road Campus from 4pm-6.30pm

On the day you should expect tailored presentations from College staff on their curriculum & pathways as well as information sessions with curriculum and campus tours on request.  Current SCP/FA students should already be on campus on each of these dates and are welcome to attend the open evening events to explore options after their SCP course finishes (transport permitting).

NB Please let Ms McLennan know if you plan to stay on and therefore DO NOT wish to get your usual taxi back to Penicuik after your course finishes.  Please go along if you are interested in finding out more about college.

The Guidance Team

 

 

 

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