Student Newsletter Monday 2 December 2019


There will be assemblies on the following days.  Please report to the Assembly Hall at 8.30am where you will be registered.  Thank you.


Thursday 5 December – S1/S2

Friday 6 December – S3/S5/S6

Mrs Burgess



Mechanical & Electrical Fixings Ltd in Loanhead is looking to employ a full time store man.  If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please see Mrs Brandie as soon as possible.

Mrs Brandie



Just a reminder that library provision has returned to normal now the S4 prelims are over. Break, lunch, study and class use all resuming from TODAY. Also, our student led book club will restart, every Thursday lunchtime, just pop in and take/swap/read/discuss a book (not part of our usual library stock) from a selection provided by “Books for All”.

Mr N Smith



We will not have a meeting this Wednesday as I will be enjoying my Christmas lunch in the Home Economics department!  Feel free to come to Mr Beards’ room if you wish to access the computers for your eDofE.

Mr Merson



TODAY periods 5&6 – all S2 and S3 pupils will be the audience for our YPI final.  Please go to your period 5 class after lunch (unless you are in 2L2 or 3C3 – 2L2/3C3 pupils should go straight to the Assembly Hall after lunch –  Miss Lyon and Miss Graham will meet you there) .  Your teacher will register you and then take you to the Assembly Hall.  You will be in the hall until approx 3pm but remember to bring your jotters etc. for your period 6 class as you will may be back there for the second half of the lesson.

Miss Lyon


YPI Final Rehearsal

TODAY periods 3&4 – Finalists and Hosts should meet Miss Graham in the Assembly Hall at the start of period 3.  Hosts need to bring their scripts and finalists need to have their final presentations ready to transfer onto the laptop in the hall.

Miss Lyon



2P1    From Mrs Redford go to Mr Smith

2P2   From Ms Dixon go to Ms Van- Answegen

2P3   From Ms Simpson to Ms Blake

2P4   From Mr Smith to Mrs Murphy

2P5   From Ms Van-Aswegen to Mrs Redford

2P6   From Ms Blake to Mrs Dixon

2P7   From Mrs Murphy to Ms Simpson



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

Mr Biddick



Would all S6 please note- it was agreed with the senior student leaders last week that Leavers Hoodies will be worn in school toward the end of session, nearer your point of leaving school in April/May. Therefore I would respectfully request they are not worn to school/ in class as uniform as from TODAY. Please be advised that if they are worn you will be asked to remove them and continual refusal to cooperate with staff over this matter will be referred to SMT.

Mr Biddick



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.

Scott Montgomery

Active Schools Coordinator



The University of Edinburgh is holding its first Art & Design information evening for S1- S3 pupils who wish to find out more about studying an art of design-based subject at University.

The evening will take place on Thursday 5 December from 19.00 – 20.30 at Edinburgh College of Art (74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh) and will:-

  • Provide realistic, first-hand insight into studying these subjects at the University
  • Discuss careers within the visual creative industries
  • Provide up-to-date information about current admissions requirements
  • Provide an opportunity for pupils and parent to ask questions about admissions, studying art/design subjects at university and career pathways.

Please see the posters in the Art Department corridor for more information and booking for this free event.

Ms Dixon



Please return forms, signed by your parent/carer, to the school office as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Can the named pupils please collect their forms from the office, thank you.

Mrs Davidson


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