Monday, 8 October 2018

E-Newsletter for Monday, 8 October 2018


Assemblies for This Week
Monday – S1 Assembly
Tuesday – S2 Assembly
Wednesday – S3 Assembly
Thursday – S4 Assembly
Friday – S5/S6 Assembly



Values Focus Week
This week we will be focusing on Instilling Resilience – “We persevere when faced with challenge. We know that when we make mistakes we are encouraged to learn from them”.
Mr Hunter



S6 pupils who attended Young Drivers Event
Can all pupils who attended the Young Drivers Event at the Corn Exchange last Tuesday, please complete the following survey monkey link. The organisers are keen to get the views of young people so that they can improve the event each year.

Mrs Ellis



S4- S6 Pupils – Important Dates for your Diary!

Interested in starting a course at Edinburgh College in 2019? Come along to the following Edinburgh campus open days in November and December to speak to teaching staff about the courses they offer, entry requirements, application advice and finding the right course for you.
22 November at Midlothian Campus
27 November at Sighthill Campus
29 November at Granton Campus
4 December at Milton Road Campus
3 – 7 pm

Staff will be on hand to give you guidance on funding, fees and student support during your time at college. You will also be invited to take a tour of the campus, including classrooms, workshops, libraries and social areas, giving you an idea of what it’s really like to be a student at Edinburgh College.
Mrs O’Connell


Ogwini Team
There will be a meeting at lunchtime today (Monday 8th October 2018) for all pupils going to Ogwini in Feb 2019. Please arrive promptly for 1.15pm.
Miss Greig


Theatre Trips
Please have money paid in for Macbeth and The Unreturning theatre trips with the Drama department by TOMORROW to secure your place. Payment to be made by ParentPay (see office if you need help with this.)
Mrs Whyte



Alton Towers 2019
This trip is open to all S4-S6 with attendance over 85% and will take place on Friday 14th June 2019.  40 spaces are available, if there is more demand, then a selection process will take place.

Please see Mr Gregor for a letter and permission form.
Mr Gregor



S1 Pupils Medical Forms and Medication
Any S1 pupils who have received medical forms please return them with any medication ASAP to Mrs Fraser (Welfare). If your child has a medical condition that requires medication for example Asthma, it is imperative that the appropriate medication /forms are handed into school.
Mrs Fraser



S2 HFT Revision Session
There will be a revision session for the S2 HFT assessment on Monday lunchtime at 1.25pm
HFT Department



STEM Club
Thursday lunchtime in Science 3
Mr Wallis



Physics Club
Tuesday lunchtime in Science 1
Mr Wallis



Expressive Arts Show
Do you have a talent? Are you a dancer, singer, in a band, good at drama? Auditions for the Expressive Arts show are on Wednesday 24th October at 3.30pm in the drama studio. Please speak to Miss Grisdale or Miss McCreadie for more information.
Miss Grisdale/Miss McCreadie



Drama Careers Advice
Wednesdays after-school (3:35-4:05pm) in ICT3.
This new group ran by S3 student, Shawny Baillie, will have a different focus every week
e.g. drama schools, audition technique, careers advice.
Mrs Whyte



Music Department

Edinburgh Schools Central Choir
Anyone in S3 or above with an interest in singing is invited to attend rehearsals at St Thomas of Aquinas on Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30.

Senior GASS
Tuesdays after school in the music department.

Music Clubs
Keyboard Club – Monday lunchtime
Rock Band – Monday after school
Guitar Group – Wednesday lunchtime

All Instrumental Pupils
Please make sure to check the notice board each week for lesson times. If you cannot make a lesson for any reason, speak to someone in the music department.
Mr Kilday