Student Newsletter Thursday 9 January 2020


Dance club will not be on today after school. Dance club will resume next Thursday 16 January, in the old gym 15:30 – 16:30. See you there!

Miss Tavakoli 



A fantastic opportunity has arisen with Sutton Trust Summer School – They are looking for high achieving (at least 5 Bs at National 5) students from less-advantaged backgrounds in state schools – Anyone can apply but they will look more favourably if you are from a less advantaged background.  In general, this means you would be in the first generation of your family to attend university or you have been eligible for free school meals at any point during your secondary education.

If you are wondering if you meet the criteria and want to apply for the Sutton Trust Summer Schools, please see Mr Saffhill.

This year over 2000 students on a Sutton Trust Summer School will experience university life through:

  • spending a week in halls of residence at one of 13 leading UK universities
  • attending academic sessions in one of over 40 different subjects
  • meeting like-minded students from across the UK through social activities

It is completely free of charge for students to attend. All costs including travel, accommodation, food and activities are covered by the Trust and our partners.

Students who take part in a Sutton Trust Summer School:

  • increase in confidence
  • receive application support
  • make informed choices about university
  • gain access to our outstanding alumni community

Mr Saffhill


Library provision break and lunch times during the S5/6 prelims

The library is being used for S5/6 prelims and therefore out of general use until 28 January. To provide a continuity of service during lunch and break times, from Monday 13 January until Monday 27 January a temporary “pop up” library service will be held in Room 33 (the Youth Workers room). If you usually come in during break and lunch, as many of you do, just head up to room 33 where you can return books and take books out as (a selection of our stock will be there) and there will be plenty space for working etc.  Our thanks to Ms Slaney for agreeing to us using the space.

Mr N Smith/Mr Jamieson


There is a meeting in the PE classroom TOMORROW (Friday) at breaktime. This is to provide information for upcoming fixtures.

Mr Witton



A purse has been handed in to the school office.  Please see office staff if you think it may be yours.  Thanks.



Can the named pupils please come to the school office at breaktime TODAY.

Mrs Davidson



Drama Club will resume next week – 14 January. The Old Gym, 3.30-4:15 pm. See you there!

Mr Laydon



Basketball practice will resume next Thursday (16 January) at 3.30pm in the Games Hall.

Mr Hunter




The rota for the S3 minors has been changed, so all S3 students have been issued with new timetables (via Register teachers). Timetables show the new minor class that was your 2nd choice back in August. Affects Wednesday P5 and Thursday P1.

Mrs Razavi



S3 have also changed PSE/Core RE as follows:

Monday Per 5 – 3C3 now have Mrs Murphy for PSE (from Ms Graham in RE)

Friday Per 1 – 3C5 now have Ms McLennan for PSE (from Ms Lyon in RE)

Tuesday Per 6 – 3C1 remain with Ms Graham but now for PSE instead of Core RE

Tuesday Per 6 – 3L4 remain with Mrs Brandie for PSE

Mrs Razavi



Burnt Out Records are looking for new artists!  Auditions will be held on Monday 13 January 2020, after school in the Hub at 3.45pm.  All year groups are welcome to come and audition with an original song (one you have written) – no backing tracks are allowed.  You should be willing to come to our lunchtime meetings on Mondays in the Hub.

Burnt Out Records Crew



There will then be one final session for this group in school on Tuesday 14/1/20 with the exception of anyone sitting a prelim that day.

Group 2  (dates 21/1, 28/1, 4/2, 18/2, 25/2 and 3/3)

Could these pupils please come and see me with their completed paperwork ASAP.

Please let me know if there are any issues with any of this.

Regards, Ms McLennan



Pupils attending Edinburgh College for School College Partnership and FA courses should be aware of the following dates:

  •        Thursday 9 January – SCP and FA classes resume.

     Please Note: It is essential that pupils continue to attend college during prelims.

  • 17 February SCP & FA courses open for applications for session 2020/21

College open days will be open to the public on:

  • 30 January 4.00pm-7.00pm at Milton Road Campus
  • 1 February 10.00am-2.00pm Granton Campus
  • 22 February 10.00am-2.00pm Sighthill Campus
  • 29 February 10.00am-2.00pm – Midlothian Campus

Ms McLennan

PT Guidance


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