PHONES IN SCHOOL
All students are respectfully reminded about the use of phones in school. If phones are used without permission in class then they will be confiscated until the end of your official school day. If you temporarily need your phone it is your responsibility to return it to the office or senior staff member. If you continually abuse the rules we will contact home and request they pick up the phone.
Could I also remind students that it is an offence to film or record people and then share it regardless of the intent. It is our Policy to involve the Police where there is clear misuse of phones or other IT to bully, intimidate or harass any member of or school community. Thanks you for your cooperation in these matters
S1/2 JUNIOR NETBALL
Can those players available for the match next Thursday against Lasswade please come to a short meeting in room 51 at break TODAY to confirm numbers and collect a permission letter.
Thanks, Ms Campbell
On Thursday the 28 of November there will be a winter edition of “find the treasure” game at the link corridor with the prize being a box of strawberry filled laces. The winner from the last treasure hunt was Cody Jones -3L4, winning with square 3B.
S6 – 2 X FREE OUT OF SCHOOL STUDY PERIODS
Senior students who have completed paperwork for 2 Free out of school Study periods, are reminded that they must not leave school without signing out at the office. Should students not comply with these rules, out of school study periods will be withdrawn and they will have to study within school.
A key was found out in Carlops Road – it looks like a house key. If you think it may be yours please come to the school office at morning break.
3C5 YPI FINALISTS – PRESENTATIONS
A reminder that room 27 will be available during lunchtime all of this week for groups to work on their YPI final pitches/presentations.
REMINDER – S1-3 HOMEWORK HELP
Struggling with homework for your subjects? Come along to the Reading Room in English on Wednesday or Thursday lunchtimes for some extra support.
S6 Literacy and Numeracy Committee
S3 VACCINATIONS + CATCH UPS
Please return forms, signed by your parent/carer, to the school office as soon as possible. Thank you.
SCOTTISH SCHOOLS INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
This event takes place on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 February 2020 at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow. Track events include 60m; 200m; 300m/400m; 800m; 1500m; with field events of High Jump; Long Jump; Triple Jump [O/16 only]; Shot Put; Pole Vault. If you are considering entering provide your personal best for the event(s) and note your interest with Miss McShannon in the PE Department no later than Friday 13 December. Thanks.
Active Schools Coordinator
REMINDER – S5 AND S6 CORE PE
Pupils in S5 and S6 who have core PE on a Thursday afternoon will not have PE TODAY, this is due to the National 5 Practical Assessments taking place on these dates. Please make sure you bring work or revision to do with a cover teacher next Thursday.
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