Student Notices 29 November 2019

YPI FINAL
On Monday 2 December 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
On Monday 2 Dec periods 3&4 – Finalists and Hosts should meet Miss Graham in the Assembly Hall at the start of period 3 on Monday morning. 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

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
Mr Biddick

LEAVERS HOODIES
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 Monday 2 December 19. 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

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

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH S1 – S3 ART & DESIGN INORMATION EVENINGThe 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 5th 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

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.
Mr Biddick

KEY FOUND
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.
Mrs Razavi

 

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

 

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.
Scott Montgomery
Active Schools Coordinator

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

Mr Biddick

 

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

 

TREASURE HUNT

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.

Mr Biddick

 

KEY FOUND

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.

Mrs Razavi

 

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.

Miss Lyon

 

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.

Scott Montgomery

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.

PE Department

 

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

 

Student Newsletter – 18 September 2019

 SPEAKERS OF ANOTHER LANGUAGE

The Modern Languages Department is looking for all speakers of any other language apart from English.  If that is you then please come along to Mrs McEvoy’s room any lunchtime this week!

 

Young Adults Hurricane Book Club

Our school has been asked to be part of a trial of book club in Midlothian. It is open to S2 pupils and above. There are 2 books you would read – I Am Thunder By M Khan and Goodbye Perfect By S Bernard . You then review them. In addition, there would then be 2 after school meetings running 4pm to 5pm on the 5 November and the 21 November. So as well as reading the books there is a bit of extra commitment required because of the after school meetings. If anyone is interested please see Mr Smith in the Library. Thanks.

DRAMA CLUB

Our new Drama Club will start next Thursday, 19th September at 12.55 in the Old Gym. No experience necessary. All welcome. See Mr Laydon in Room 44 if you are interested.

S3-S4 BASKETBALL

Basketball Club for S3-S4 pupils will take place on a Thursday after school in the Games Hall (3:30-4:20) beginning again on Thursday 26 September.

Mr Hunter

N5/ HIGHER HISTORY

Can all N5/ Higher pupils from last year please return any textbooks they may have at home ASAP. We are short of a number of resources and would appreciate these being returned.

Miss Docherty

DANCE CLUB 

Any keen dancers? Dance club will be starting Thursday 26 September after school in the old gym. Everyone is welcome, whether you are already a dancer or keen to start. S1 – S6 and boys and girls welcome! If you are interested, see Miss Tavakoli in Rm 26 this week.

Miss Tavakoli

RETURN OF PRACTICAL WORK IN ART AND DESIGN

The deadline for notifying the SQA of which pupils’ Art folios are to be returned is fast approaching (Wednesday 25 September). Could any pupils who wish their Art folio/s returned to them by the SQA please see Ms Dixon in the Art department for a letter. This letter and payment of £5 per folio should be returned to the Art department as soon as possible.  The last day payments will be accepted by the Art department is Friday 20 September.  Many thanks

Ms Dixon

 LOCKERS

Lockers are still available.  Please bring your signed slip + payment to the school office at breaktime.  Thank you.

Mrs Razavi

 

 

Student Newsletter – 13 September 2019

 

DRAMA CLUB

Our new Drama Club will start next Thursday, 19th September at 12.55 in the Old Gym. No experience necessary. All welcome. See Mr Laydon in Room 44 if you are interested.

 

ATTENDANCE AT EDINBURGH COLLEGE COURSES ON TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

Tuesday is a holiday for school pupils in Midlothian.  Edinburgh College have been informed of all of the Midlothian school holiday dates and as such, Midlothian pupils are not expected to attend College next Tuesday 17 September.  However, as the Edinburgh schools do not have this holiday, we believe that the SCP and FA courses are still running on Tuesday. There will be no school buses or taxis arranged on this date but if College pupils still wish to attend their course on Tuesday they can do so but will have to make their own way to and from their campus.  Bus tickets can be provided as usual for those who normally get a public bus to and from their course but these would need to be collected by this Friday!

Any questions or concerns, please see me!

Ms McLennan

 

S3-S4 BASKETBALL

Basketball Club for S3-S4 pupils will take place on a Thursday after school in the Games Hall (3:30-4:20) beginning again on Thursday 26 September.

Mr Hunter

 

N5/ HIGHER HISTORY

Can all N5/ Higher pupils from last year please return any textbooks they may have at home ASAP. We are short of a number of resources and would appreciate these being returned.

Miss Docherty

 

DANCE CLUB 

Any keen dancers? Dance club will be starting Thursday 26 September after school in the old gym. Everyone is welcome, whether you are already a dancer or keen to start. S1 – S6 and boys and girls welcome! If you are interested, see Miss Tavakoli in Rm 26 this week.

Miss Tavakoli

 

RETURN OF PRACTICAL WORK IN ART AND DESIGN

The deadline for notifying the SQA of which pupils’ Art folios are to be returned is fast approaching (Wednesday 25 September). Could any pupils who wish their Art folio/s returned to them by the SQA please see Ms Dixon in the Art department for a letter. This letter and payment of £5 per folio should be returned to the Art department as soon as possible.  The last day payments will be accepted by the Art department is Friday 20 September.  Many thanks

Ms Dixon

 

 

LOCKERS

Lockers are still available.  Please bring your signed slip + payment to the school office at breaktime.  Thank you.

Mrs Razavi

 

 

Student Newsletter 12 Sept 2019

 ATTENDANCE AT EDINBURGH COLLEGE COURSES ON TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

Tuesday is a holiday for school pupils in Midlothian.  Edinburgh College have been informed of all of the Midlothian school holiday dates and as such, Midlothian pupils are not expected to attend College next Tuesday 17 September.  However, as the Edinburgh schools do not have this holiday, we believe that the SCP and FA courses are still running on Tuesday. There will be no school buses or taxis arranged on this date but if College pupils still wish to attend their course on Tuesday they can do so but will have to make their own way to and from their campus.  Bus tickets can be provided as usual for those who normally get a public bus to and from their course but these would need to be collected by this Friday!

Any questions or concerns, please see me!

Ms McLennan

 

S3-S4 BASKETBALL

Basketball Club for S3-S4 pupils will take place on a Thursday after school in the Games Hall (3:30-4:20) beginning again on Thursday 26 September.

Mr Hunter

 

REVISION CLASSES

S4 History Revision Classes

After school revision for History will be held TODAY in Rm 24. It will return to Wednesdays next week. An additional revision class will be held on Tuesday lunchtimes in Rm 25 from 1pm.

Miss Docherty/ Mrs Forbes

 

N5/ HIGHER HISTORY

Can all N5/ Higher pupils from last year please return any textbooks they may have at home ASAP. We are short of a number of resources and would appreciate these being returned.

Miss Docherty

 

DANCE CLUB 

Any keen dancers? Dance club will be starting Thursday 26 September after school in the old gym. Everyone is welcome, whether you are already a dancer or keen to start. S1 – S6 and boys and girls welcome! If you are interested, see Miss Tavakoli in Rm 26 this week.

Miss Tavakoli

 

RETURN OF PRACTICAL WORK IN ART AND DESIGN

The deadline for notifying the SQA of which pupils’ Art folios are to be returned is fast approaching (Wednesday 25 September). Could any pupils who wish their Art folio/s returned to them by the SQA please see Ms Dixon in the Art department for a letter. This letter and payment of £5 per folio should be returned to the Art department as soon as possible.  The last day payments will be accepted by the Art department is Friday 20 September.  Many thanks

Ms Dixon

  

LOCKERS

Lockers are still available.  Please bring your signed slip + payment to the school office at breaktime.  Thank you.

Mrs Razavi

 

EDINBURGH HIGHER EDUCATION CONVENTION 2019

The above convention will take place at the Royal Highland Centre on Tuesday 17 September.  This is for all students in S6 who are applying to university.  All Scottish and some English universities will be represented.  You will have a chance to speak to admission officers about courses and qualifications.  If you plan to attend, please see Mrs Brandie as soon as possible re registering attendance and time slot.

Mrs Brandie

 

DRAMA CLUB

Calling any enthusiastic actors! Are you always creating Drama? Well, here’s your chance to play some games, improvise, perform and learn theatre skills in a brand new Drama Club at Penicuik High. Come and see Mr Laydon in Room 44 at 1 pm on Thursday 12 September for a brief meeting to register your interest and find out more. Open to all students S1-S4.

Mr Laydon