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 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