Student Newsletter Monday 2 December 2019

ASSEMBLIES THIS WEEK

There will be assemblies on the following days.  Please report to the Assembly Hall at 8.30am where you will be registered.  Thank you.

TODAY – S1

Thursday 5 December – S1/S2

Friday 6 December – S3/S5/S6

Mrs Burgess

 

JOB VACANCY

Mechanical & Electrical Fixings Ltd in Loanhead is looking to employ a full time store man.  If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please see Mrs Brandie as soon as possible.

Mrs Brandie

 

LIBRARY

Just a reminder that library provision has returned to normal now the S4 prelims are over. Break, lunch, study and class use all resuming from TODAY. Also, our student led book club will restart, every Thursday lunchtime, just pop in and take/swap/read/discuss a book (not part of our usual library stock) from a selection provided by “Books for All”.

Mr N Smith

 

SILVER DofE

We will not have a meeting this Wednesday as I will be enjoying my Christmas lunch in the Home Economics department!  Feel free to come to Mr Beards’ room if you wish to access the computers for your eDofE.

Mr Merson

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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 Tuesday 26 November 2019

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

 

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

 

BANNOCKBURN TRIP S1

A reminder to all S1 pupils that the deadline for handing in permission slips and money is Friday 29 November.  Please make sure these are handed into the office with your name and class clearly marked on any envelopes that contain forms and money.

Social Studies

 

BARCELONA TRIP

A reminder that all forms and deposits for the Barcelona Trip should be in by TOMORROW – WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER. If you need another letter, please see Miss Tavakoli in Room 26.

Miss Tavakoli

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Student Newsletter Monday 25 November 2019

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

 

S3 VACCINATIONS + CATCH UPS

Please return forms, signed by your parent/carer, to the school office as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Can the named pupils please collect their forms from the office, thank you.

Mrs Davidson

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