Student Newsletter 1 December 2017

 

YEAR OF KINDNESS

Have a good look through your clothes, books and old toys and see if you can donate

something to a charity shop.

Mrs Murphy

  URGENT – VACCINATION FORMS

Pupils in S3-S6 (who received a vaccination form last week) are reminded to have it signed by a parent/carer and return it to the school office.  We had hoped to have the majority back by today, but there are still a lot of forms outstanding.  Please return them next week. Thank you.

Mrs Davidson

       

REMINDER – CHRISTMAS FOOD TASTING COMPETITION

Come along to the Assembly Hall on Monday 4 December at 1pm to watch your S6 House Captains be blindfolded and then guess the food.

S6 Sports House Captains

 

REMINDER – JUST DANCE COMPETITION

Come along to the BiteSite at 1pm on Wednesday 6 December to support your house in the wii Just Dance Competition.  Who will win?……

S6 Sports House Captains

 

S6 PHOTOS

S6 photos (group and individual) will be taken in the Assembly Hall next Wednesday

6 December.  All S6 pupils should report to the hall at 1.35pm where a register will be taken.

Some additional pupils (who do not have photo on their school record) will be asked to attend later in the afternoon to have their photo taken.  Thank you.

Miss Adamson

 YEAR GROUP ASSEMBLIES 

Next week the year group assemblies will be in a slightly different order:

Tuesday – S1&2 together

Wednesday – S3

Thursday – S5/6

(S4s are on work experience)

Miss Adamson

 SENIOR PUPILS – ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT ARRANGEMENTS INTERVIEWS ON TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER

See your S5/S6 register teacher for the attached list and please ensure that you come to the meeting at the time given.  Anyone who is not on the list, but is going to use IT for typing their examination scripts, should see Mrs Edge-Loake as soon as possible.

Mrs Edge-Loake

 

S5/6 HIGHER GEOGRAPHY REVISION CLASS
On Wednesday afternoons we will be offering a Higher and (Senior) N5 revision class in Room 23, 3.30 – 4.15pm. All Geographers welcome!

Mrs Duguid

 EDINBURGH COLLEGE OPEN DAYS FOR S4/S5/S6

Edinburgh College are hosting a range of Open Days inviting pupils to visit one or more of their campuses.  This should give them the opportunity to explore the range of options on offer, find out more about life at College and support their future choices.  As a school we have organised visits to take pupils to two out of the three campuses.  There are also open sessions on each date at each of the three campuses from 4:00pm-6.30pm should any pupil wish to attend with their parents or guardians.

The Open Days are taking place as follows:

Date                                           Campus                        Times   

Thursday 7 December             Granton                         Open Evening 4-6pm

Tuesday 12 December             Milton Road                School visit leaving at 10am –        returning to school for 12.30pm

Thursday 14 December           Sighthill                        School visit leaving at 10am – returning to school for 12.30pm

Each campus will have information points for pupils to discuss their areas of interest as well as presentations and tours of the facilities.  Any pupil in S4/S5/S6 who is considering applying to Edinburgh College and therefore interested in going on one of these visits should collect a permission form from the guidance base, one of the guidance team or Careers Advisors.  We will be limited to one coach load of pupils and staff per visit so you will need to get your permission form completed and returned as soon as possible to secure your place.  Please make sure you indicate which of the two visits you would like to go on.  If there is availability for you to attend both campuses, we will allow this but please state your preference.  There are also January start courses for anyone in S5 or 6 who is considering leaving after Christmas.

For more information see:       http://www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Thanks.

The Guidance Team

 LOST PROPERTY – OUTDOOR LEARNING

We have accumulated a fair amount of Lost Property, during the course of the year.  Should you be aware you may have lost something whilst on an Outdoor Learning activity, please let office staff know and they will check with us.  I intend to dispose of the property by the end of term should there be no claimants.

Mike Brooks

Outdoor Learning Technician

 YOUNG AMBASSADORS

The next Young Ambassador meeting will be on Thursday 7 December at lunchtime in the PE classroom.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

SPORTS COUNCIL

The next Sports Council meeting will be on Thursday 18 January 2018 at lunchtime in the PE classroom.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

 

Student Newsletter 10 November 2017

YEAR OF KINDNESS

Sleep is incredibly important for healthy bodies and mind. Try to take a note of how much sleep you get each night this week. Think about small changes you may make to improve the amount of sleep you get.

Mrs Murphy

 

SCHOLAR SESSIONS

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Sessions will be:

Higher Modern Languages                             Monday, 13 Nov          @ 6.00 pm

Advanced Higher Modern Languages            Monday, 13 Nov          @ 6.45 pm

National 5 English                                          Tuesday, 14 Nov          @ 6.00 pm

Advanced Higher Biology                              Wednesday,15 Nov     @ 6.00 pm

Higher Human Biology                                   Thursday,16 Nov         @ 6.00 pm

For more information on how to take part in our online sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit our Live Online Sessions page. Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.

Dr Alder

 

 

STRAITON B&M STORE – VACANCIES

4 xmas temps, and 1 floor supervisor required as soon as possible, CV to be handed in to the Wendy Benzi, Manager. Store now open.

Miss Adamson

 

MIDLOTHIAN AND EAST LOTHIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS –  TUESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2017 

UNDER 14/16/19 BOYS/GIRLS SINGLES, DOUBLES & MIXED

MEADOWMILL SPORTS CENTRE, EAST LOTHIAN

TIME 9.15am – 4.30pm

Any pupils that would like to enter the above event, please give your name, date of birth and the event you’d like to enter to the PE Dept no later than Friday 10 November.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

YOUNG AMBASSADORS  

The next Young Ambassador meeting will be on Thursday 16 November at lunchtime in the PE classroom.

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

SPORTS COUNCIL

The first meeting of the Sports Council will be on Thursday 23 November at lunchtime in the PE classroom.

 Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator

 

AUDITIONS

Auditions  Friday 10 and Friday 17 November 2017.  Leaflets available from school office.

 

SILVER DUKE OF EDINBURGH

This is a reminder that all those who signed up should be attending the meetings on Thursday lunchtimes. This is part of your training and is therefore compulsory if you wish to achieve the award.  Also you need to be adding information/evidence to your eDofE account for your Silver and completing any missing info for your Bronze award.

Mr Merson

 

FUNDRAISING GIG

There is going to be a fundraising gig on Thursday 16 November to raise money for Social Bite.  There will be a bake sale at the gig. Tickets are £5 and are available from Burnt Out Records members, the Charities Committee or from the Music Staff Base.  This will take place in the Hub, doors open at 7.00pm.  #10yearsofgigging

Charities Committee and Burnt Out Records

 

 

Student Newsletter 29 May 2017

RRSA

Monday 29th May is International Children’s Day. So our RIGHT of the Week this week is quite simply, Article 1: All the rights in the UNCRC are applicable to all children up to the age of 18. Remember, the UNCRC is designed to keep you safe, protect you from harm and ensure you live your life with dignity.

RRSA Group

MONEY FOR BITESITE

Pupils should be checking they have money in their Smartcard account early each day. If your balance is low, please contact a parent/carer to bring money in, or ask the office to phone home for you so it can be handed in and put into your account that day.

Miss Adamson

 VALLEYFIELD TRIP

On the morning of your trip (either Monday or Tuesday) please assemble in Mr Scott’s room. Remember to wear appropriate clothing for outdoor activities and bring a snack. Permission slips that have not yet been returned are now overdue – you must return them to the Science Department as soon as possible.

Mr Scott

 

RAGBAG COLLECTION –  THURSDAY 1 JUNE

There will be a Ragbag collection next Thursday to raise funds for the school.  Please look out any old clothes/shoes/bedding/etc and fill a black bag.  On the collection morning please drop off your bag at the noticeboard opposite room 2.  Thank you.

Mrs MacFadyen

 

Student Newsletter 5 March 2015

HIGHER ENGLISH

Higher English – I will go over the SQA marking criteria for critical essays and look at how to choose the right task in the exam on Monday 9 March at 3.30. I will repeat this on Wednesday 11 March for anyone who wants to come, but can’t make Monday. Ms Adams.

S4 SCOTTISH YOUTH AWARDS

The following pupils are registered with Mr Young for Bronze-level Scottish Youth Awards. Please note that the next clinic with Mr Young will take place on Wednesday 11 March rather than 4 March as previously advertised.

All pupils must give Mr Young with an update about their progress on Wednesday 11 March in order that he can provide the appropriate support and advice.

APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  1. East Coast are offering 2 apprenticeship opportunities in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.  Salary £16,428 PA.
  2. GTG (Training Provider) is offering an apprenticeship opportunity in Business Administration in a range of occupations.
  3. Please see Mrs Brandie as soon as possible if you are interested in either of these opportunities.

Mrs Brandie

SCOTTISH YOUTH PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS

The computers in the library will be available, at the following times, for you to cast your vote for your preferred candidate, (as seen in Assembly,) in the SYP.

Friday 6 March

Wedensday 11 March

Friday 13 March (final day).

Everything you need to vote will be in the library and it shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.

Miss Adamson

MODEL UNITED NATIONS

Can pupils who wish to attend the Model United Nations Conference at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh 13-15 March please hand in form and money no later than Thursday 5 March. There are still spaces available on our delegation. Thanks.

Miss Thores

CAREERS CONVENTION – PENICUIK HIGH SCHOOL

THURSDAY 12 MARCH 2015     6.30PM – 8.30PM

Come along and meet representatives from 30+ colleges/universities/employers.

Mrs Brandie

 VACCINATIONS – THURSDAY 5 MARCH 2015

Pupils are reminded it is advisable to wear a vest top under your school shirt.  The timetable for the vaccinations on Thursday is as follows:

GIRLS from the following classes should make their way to the Assembly Hall at the times shown below.

9.30am            3C1

9.50am            3L2

10.05am          3L4

10.10am          Girl recalls

10.45am          3L3

BOYS from the following classes should make their way to the Assembly Hall at the times shown

Below.

11.00am          3C1

11.15am          3L2

11.20am          3L3

11.45am          3L4

12.30pm          finish

Please allow pupils out of class at these times.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Mrs Davidson