Student Newsletter Thursday 6 February 2020

S1/S2 ASSEMBLY

TODAY there will be an assembly for S1/S2.  Please report to the Assembly Hall at 8.30am where you will be registered.

Mrs Burgess

 

ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD

Any student in S5/S6 who is interested in the Rotary Youth Leadership Award – please see Mr Biddick for more information – by the end of this week.

Mr Biddick

 

S4 – S6 BUSINESS BREAKFAST ON FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY Period 1 (8.45 -9.30am) 

Could all those who have put their names down for the Business Breakfast report to CLD Room 2 at the end of registration on Friday.  Anyone who plans to come along but has not yet signed up should see Mrs Brandie as soon as possible.

Mrs Brandie

 

BRIDGES PROJECT GROUPS MONDAYS P1 AND 2

Ross will not be in school to deliver these groups on Monday 17 February.  He will be back in school to continue with the group work on Monday 24 February.  Pupils involved should attend timetabled classes P1 and 2 on Monday 17 February. Thanks.

Ms McLennan and Ross MacPherson, Bridges

 

INTRO TO COLLEGE GROUP 2 – TUESDAYS P1 AND 2

Jasmine will be in school to deliver the 4th out of 6 sessions of this group work in Room 23 on Tuesday 18 February.  Pupils involved should attend this session on this date as agreed. The next trip to Midlothian Campus will take place the following Tuesday 25 February.  Pupils should check in with their teachers about what has been missed.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you in advance for your support with this.

The trip to Midlothian campus on Tuesday 25 February will run as follows;

Pupils should meet at 9.20am at bottom of the main stairs. Pupils should attend P1 classes until then.

  • We will leave school by 9.30am
  • We will get the 140 bus from Angle Park at 9.38am
  • We will get off the bus opposite Tesco at Hardengreen roundabout and cut through to the college past Tesco via the railway bridge
  • We will meet Jasmine at reception at 10.25am
  • Tour of the campus until 11.10am
  • Leave campus 11.10am and walk back to bus stop on main road by Tesco heading back towards Penicuik
  • Get 140 bus at 11.20am Approx
  • Back at school by 12noon ideally to return to P4 classes. (If the first bus is too tight time-wise there is another 140 leaving college campus to get bus at 11.38 getting back to Penicuik for 12.22)

Any questions or concerns, please see me.

Ms McLennan

 

 

S3 THEATRE PERFORMANCE FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY PERIOD 3

As part of the PSE programme all S3 students will attend a theatre performance “Trust Me” period 3 on Friday 7 February. Students should register first and then come down to the Assembly Hall with their teacher.

Mrs Brandie

 

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY FOR S5 AND S6 PUPILS

Are you interested in volunteering to work in Glencorse Café?  If so, please see Caroline Steele (SDS Advisor) or Mrs Edge-Loake as soon as possible.

Mrs Edge-Loake

 

BLUEBELL TRAIL RUN

See entrance TV for details

 

BARCELONA TRIP PAYMENT (S4/S5 PUPILS) 

For those on the Barcelona Trip, a reminder that the next instalment needs to be paid by Thursday 13 February. This can be done via Parent Pay or by handing money into the school office. Any questions come and see Miss Tavakoli.

Miss Tavakoli

 

LGBT HISTORY MONTH

The month of February is LGBT history month.  LGBT history month is an annual celebration that provides education and insight into the issues that the LGBT+ community faces.  The aim of LGBT history month is to primarily teach young people about the history of the gay rights movement and to promote an inclusive society.  If you support equal rights for all and want to help make our school a fully inclusive society, come along to the LGBT+ and Allies group every Wednesday lunchtime in room 28.

Miss Graham

 

VALENTINE’S DRESS DOWN DAY

On Friday 7 February pupils and staff are invited to wear an outfit that links to Valentine’s Day or (for the less creative!) wear something red or pink.  At break time there will be Valentine treats on offer in the link corridor for those who have participated in the theme.  Anyone who wishes to participate and dress down in pink/red/valentine theme are requested to contribute £1.  This will be collected during registration.  A donation will also be made to our Malawi Partnership.

S6 Social Committee

 

REMINDER – S1 VACCINATIONS

Signed vaccination forms should be returned to the school office by Friday 7 February please.

Mrs Davidson

 

RAG BAG COLLECTION 

We will be having a Rag Bag collection on Tuesday 18 February.  Over the holiday week please look out clothes/shoes/belts/handbags that you are finished with, put them in a bag and bring it in with you on Monday 17 February.  Bags will be collected near the janitors’ office (opposite Room 2).  All donations are welcome and you will help raise funds for your school.  Thank you.      Mrs MacFadyen

 

YOUTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME

See entrance TV for details

 

EDINBURGH COLLEGE APPLICATIONS AND OPEN DAYS

Applications for Full Time courses at Edinburgh College are now open!  

You can apply online but please be aware that when a course is full, it will close so it is really important you get your application in as soon as possible!  If you need help with this you can ask your guidance teacher or to see a Careers Advisor.  If you are interested in starting a course at Edinburgh College in 2020 you can come along to the campus open days.

At an open day you can:

  • Make your application
  • Tour the campuses and facilities
  • Meet student ambassadors
  • Watch presentations about courses

Open Day Dates and Times

Thursday 30 January 4.00pm – 7.00pm – Milton Road Campus

Saturday 1 February 10.00am – 2.00pm – Granton Campus

Saturday 22 February 10.00am – 2.00pm – Sighthill Campus

Saturday 29 February 10.00am – 2.00pm – Midlothian Campus

The schedule for each Open Day can be found further down the page.  For more information about our courses contact courseinfo@edinburghcollege.ac.uk or call 0131 669 4400.

Register your interest for the Open Days online at: http://www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk/newsandevents/edinburgh-college-open-days/

School College Partnership Courses (SCP) 

Applications for School College Partnership Courses (SCP) will open on 17 February and will remain open until 30 March.  Again, you can apply online and if you need help with your application, please speak to your guidance teacher or Careers Advisor.

Ms McLennan

 

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