Friday, 3 October 2014

E-Newsletter Friday, 3 October 2014

Assemblies for Next Week
Assemblies Lead by: Mr Rodger – Tribute to Robbie McDonald
Order of Assembly: Tuesday – Skye Wednesday - Lewis Thursday – Tiree

Pupil Voice Meeting
There will be a Pupil Voice meeting today period 2 in Miss Livingston's room.
Miss Livingston

Active Girls Day
Please can all S1 – S3 girls come down to the PE department and take part in a GIRLS ONLY fun fitness session in the Games Hall during Period 3. After registering with your Period 3 teacher, please head down to the PE department to get changed. Please bring your kit, come down to PE with a smile on your face and enjoy yourself!
PE Department

Water Sports Trip 2015
A reminder that the next payment is due today, if you have not done so please see Mr Gregor
Also there will be a meeting next Monday break for all pupils going on the trip, please come to the Gym Hall.

Mr Gregor

Senior Basketball
First game against North Berwick on Wednesday. Remember to return your EE2 if you wish to play.
Mr Gregor

Winners of the Focus Fortnight
The winners of the Focus Fortnight draw are:
Amy Darling Hafsah Hussain Jamie Goldie Leanne Selkirk
Please see Ms Pretswell for you prize.

Ms Pretswell

WOW Class
The winners of the Wow class is Dr Burt’s 1LY class. Congratulations!
Ms Pretswell

Summer Ball
Contracts can now be collected from Miss Taylor (ICT). Contract and £15 deposit should be returned to Miss Taylor by the October break.
Ms L Taylor

S1-S5 Outward Bound Trip 2015
This year's Outward Bound trip will be from 18th to 22nd of May. The trip is open to all S1-S3 pupils and those S4 - S5 pupils who do not have National 5 or Higher exams during this period. Thanks to generous support we have been able to cap the cost of the 2015, 5 day, four night trip to no more than £158 for everyone. In additional we have been offered additional support for up to 12 pupils who meet Outward Bound eligibility criteria. The total number of places currently limited to 36 pupils. In order to secure a place please collect an Outward Bound application letter from either your register teacher, school office or Mr Wyllie. You must then return a completed tear off slip at the bottom of the letter together with a deposit of £28, to the office, in an envelope clearly marked Outward Bound 2015. The deadline for applications is Friday 31st October. Those pupils eligible for additional financial support will be contacted after this date.
Mr Wyllie

Alton Towers 2015
Mrs Valentine is now taking names of pupils interested in going to Alton Towers on Friday 12 June 2015. Open to pupils S4-6.
Cost TBC approx. £47
Names to Mrs Valentine ASAP.

Mrs Valentine

Dining tables –please take care!
A number of the seats attached to the dining tables are becoming damaged by pupils. A damaged seat results in the whole table being put out of action as it becomes unsafe. Currently 5 tables are unable to be used and at this rate there will be little seating left. Pupils may have to stand over break or be asked to go outside. Replacement seats can be ordered but are very expensive. Any pupil found to be damaging or mistreating a seat intentionally will be charged with the replacement. The issue of pupils throwing objects around the dining hall and leaving litter lying continues to be a problem from a small number of pupils. Everybody needs to work together to solve this issue and keep your dining hall a safe and pleasant place to socialise with friends. Please take more care of your dining hall you know it makes sense!
Ms Sinclair

Coffee Morning Tynecastle FC Colt’s 2002 - Fundraising for Tournament in Berlin May 2015
Tynecastle FC Colt’s 2002 are now in their first season as a team playing 11 a side football and this will be their first opportunity, not only to play in an 11 a side tournament but will also be able to represent Tynecastle and Scotland in a tournament in Europe.
Please come along and support us on the day. There will be various stalls including a tombola, Cake Bake and a raffle in which there are many prizes.
All proceeds will go towards the trip to Berlin.

Date: Saturday, 18th October 2014
Time: 10.30 am to 1.30 pm
Location: Gate 55, 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4PB
Entry Fee: - £1 for Adults to include a tea or coffee and biscuits. 50p for Children to include juice and biscuits.