Student Newsletter – 18 September 2019


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.


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.


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


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


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


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

Mrs Razavi



Penicuik High School is open today (Tuesday 6 March)

Penicuik High School is open to pupils and staff this morning.

All pupils who did not make it into school at 8:30am should report to their period 3 class at 11:00am. If you make it in before that, please make sure you sign in at the school office.

For more information, please visit Midlothian Council’s website.

School to re-open on Monday 5 March

Penicuik High School will re-open to pupils and staff on Monday 5 March.

S3 and S4 have an assembly on Monday morning, during registration, and should report to the hall at 8:30am.

Work is available for pupils by following the links in the menus above and is being updated on an ongoing basis, particularly with work for certificate classes.

Further details about the adverse weather can be found on the council’s twitter account and website.

Student Newsletter 1 December 2017



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

something to a charity shop.

Mrs Murphy


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



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



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 (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


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


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


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 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:


The Guidance Team


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


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

Kate Murray

Active Schools Coordinator



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


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


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


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



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