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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Newsletter – 11 September 2019

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 on Thursday this week in Rm 26. 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

 

GIRLS’ FOOTBALL

Any girl in S1 to S6 wanting to play for the Girls’ Football Team in friendlies and in Scottish Cup games should come to a meeting in Room 48 TODAY at 1.20pm.

Mr Milligen

 

FILM CLUB

The student film-making club will meet on Wednesdays at 3.30 – 4.20pm in Mr Smith’s room (room 43). New members welcome – no previous film-making experience necessary!

Mr Smith

 

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

S1 PHOTOS

S1 photos will be taken in the Assembly Hall this Wednesday morning 11 September.  Please come down to the hall at the following times:

1C1 9.00am

1L2 9.20am

1C3 9.40am

1L4 10:00am

1C5 10.20am

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Newsletter – 9 September 2019

REVISION CLASSES

S4 History Revision Classes

After school revision for History will be held on Thursday this week in Rm 26. 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

 

GIRLS’ FOOTBALL

Any girl in S1 to S6 wanting to play for the Girls’ Football Team in friendlies and in Scottish Cup games should come to a meeting in Room 48 on Wednesday 11 September at 1.20pm.

Mr Milligen

 

FILM CLUB

The student film-making club will meet on Wednesdays at 3.30 – 4.20pm in Mr Smith’s room (room 43). New members welcome – no previous film-making experience necessary!

Mr Smith

 

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

 

 S1 SCIENCE CLUB

S1 Science Club is starting up on Thursday 5 September from 1.10pm. Please eat your lunch before you arrive and meet us in the link between English and Art.  Fun experiments like jelly worms; Elephant’s toothpaste; Van der Graaf generator; Screaming jelly babies.  We look forward to seeing you there!”

S6 Scientists

 

LOCKERS

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

Mrs Razavi

 

S1 PHOTOS

S1 photos will be taken in the Assembly Hall this Wednesday morning 11 September.  Please come down to the hall at the following times:

1C1 9.00am

1L2 9.15am

1C3 9.30am

1L4 9.45am

1C5 10.00am

Mrs Razavi

 

 

 

 

EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS FREE SCHOOL LECTURES (S4 – S6)

Thinking of becoming a doctor?  The Edinburgh College of Physicians is holding free lectures, geared towards S4 – S6 students considering a career in medicine.  Current medical students and newly qualified doctors will focus on how to prepare best for application to medical school, including personal statements and work experience opportunities.  For further information about attending these lectures please see Mrs Brandie.

Mrs Brandie

  

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

 

FINAL CALL/CONFIRMED PLACES –  S5/6 PUPILS – HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONAL TRUST’S LESSONS FROM AUSCHWITZ PROJECT

We have had 2 places confirmed (we are no longer a reserve school) for two senior pupils (you must be aged 16-18 to take part) from Penicuik High School to take part in the project this year.

The four parts of the project are:

  • Tuesday 24 September 3-7pm (Edinburgh) An introductory seminar (hear a Holocaust survivor speak, learn about pre-war Jewish life and prepare for the visit)
  • Thursday 3 October (flying from Edinburgh) A one day visit (flying from Edinburgh) to the former Nazi concentration and death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland
  • Sunday 6 October 1-4:30pm (Edinburgh) A follow-up seminar (to reflect on the visit and the contemporary relevance of the lessons of the Holocaust)
  • Sharing your experience with other pupils at PHS and the community (likely to be assemblies) (Submission Monday 18 November)

Requirements:

  • You must be able to attend all sessions (including travelling to the Edinburgh

venue and to/from Edinburgh airport).

  • The total cost is £59 – the school will partially fund this.
  • You require a valid passport.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please explain in no more than 300 words why you think you would be the ideal pupil to represent Penicuik High school at the Lessons from Auschwitz Project.

Returns should be given to Miss Lyon no later than Wednesday 11 September.

Miss Lyon

 

AFTER SCHOOL GIRLS NETBALL

Netball club will start back on the following dates;

Junior (S1 &S2) Monday 9 September 3.30-4.30pm in the Games Hall

Senior (S3-S6) Tuesday 10 September 3.30-4.30pm in the Games Hall

All previous and new players welcome. Please collect a Sports Club form from the PE department if interested.

Miss McShannon

PE Department