Monday, 9 October 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 9 October 2017

Assemblies for This Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday – Lewis

Wednesday – Skye

Thursday – Tiree


Values Focus Week
This week we will be focusing on Optimism - We maintain a positive attitude to learning and life. We see challenges as opportunities and we are confident about the future.
Mr Hunter


Eco Committee
There is a meeting today at lunch time in Mr. Mackenzie’s room (Lab 4). All new members welcome.
Mr Mackenzie


French Study
There is French study on every Wednesday in Mrs Towers’ room. This is mainly for Senior pupils but if any Juniors wish to come along they are always welcome. You can also get help with homework.
Mrs Towers


Watersports Meeting
There will be a Watersports meeting, after school in Miss Davies’ room on Wednesday 11th October.  Please see Miss Davies or Mr Gregor if you cannot attend.
Ms Davies/Mr Gregor

S1 Pupils - Outward Bound Trip 2018
This is a reminder that, because of the October week holiday, there are only just 10 school days left for you to return the tear of slips part of your letters, to get your name on the list for the Outward Bound Trip in August.
Tear off slips should be returned either to Mr Wyllie, in Social Subjects, or the school office as soon as possible.  You then have until Wednesday 31st October to use ParentPay to pay your £55 deposit.

Spare Outward Bound letters are available from Mr Wyllie.  Parents and carers with questions about using ParentPay should contact the school office staff.
Mr Wyllie

S5 Pupils – MVP Mentor
A reminder to S5 pupils if they want to sign up to be an MVP mentor to see Miss Davies or Mrs Ellis.
Miss Davies/Miss Ellis

Muay Thai Kickboxing Club
Due to a lack of pupils attending the Muay Thai club Mr Whale is going to have to cancel this until further notice. Please keep an eye on the newsletter to find out when the club will start again.
Mr Whale

Bake Sale
There will be a Halloween themed Bake Sale at break time in the dining hall on Tuesday, 24 October 2017.  All proceeds will go towards the school’s chosen charity.

Gymnastic Club
Still spaces in the after school gymnastics club, Tuesdays, 3.30 to 5pm in the small gym.  All welcome, no talent necessary just lots of enthusiasm and willingness to work hard. 
Come and speak to us in Science if you would like more information.
Mrs Edwards & Ms McDonald

The Expressive Arts Show 2018 Coming Soon
This will include any type of performances related to Expressive Arts.  Examples are singing, dancing, drama, gymnastics, photography and film etc.
It will also include a photography slideshow and a fashion show to display Nat 4/5 and Higher fashion pieces.
Auditions will be held On Wednesday, 8 November.
A sign-up sheet will be provided by Miss Grisdale.  Come to her room at any time.
Ms Grisdale
The school is now live on ParentPay and activation letters have been sent out to open individual accounts.  Wherever possible, payments should now be made via ParentPay.  If you are unable to make payments online, the School can provide a barcode letter linked to the payment which can be used to pay at any outlet with a PayPoint logo. 
Our aim is to become a cashless school and we welcome your support in this initiative.
Mr Mackenzie, Business Manager

S5/S6 Pupils
Career Events

The University of Edinburgh will be holding a series of careers events during October and November for and S5 or S6 pupils who are considering a career in the following professions: Engineer, Vet, Biomedical Scientist, Lawyer, Social Worker or a Nurse.
University Open Days
Heriot Watt: Friday 27th October 10am – 4pm
University of Glasgow: Saturday 21st October
Mrs O'Connell

The Health Opportunities Team Gilmeron Health Drop In
The Health Opportunities Team Gilmerton health Drop-in is on every Wednesday evening between 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Gilmerton Community Centre. The Drop in is a free and confidential service, where young people aged 12-25 can access advice, support and information on all health issues, including sexual health.  Pop in to say hi, join in the activities or stay to get some 1 to 1 advice – it’s your choice.
Eilidh MacIver, Project Worker

To All S3-S6 Students
A reminder that all S3-S6 students should be bringing their iPads in charged.  Above 50% should be sufficient to see you through the day.
Please continue to take care of your iPad and do not play games on them during lesson time.  Remember that there is a complete ban on Snapchat and if students continue to use Facebook Messenger in lessons, there may well be a complete ban on that app too!
If you do not have your iPad because it is being repaired, then it is your responsibility to speak to your teacher for any paper copies of theory notes and homework exercises etc. in the meantime.
Mr Whyte

Maths Club
Banging your head against a Mathematical wall?  Come to Maths club to find ways of going around or over it.  Puzzles and (mathsy) games also available.  Tuesday lunchtime Maths Room 3.
Mr Davidson

LGBT Group Meeting
LGBT group meeting will take place on Tuesday lunchtimes in science 5.  Old and new members welcome.
Ms McDonald