Friday, 27 March 2015

E-Newsletter for Friday, 27 March 2015


Assemblies for Next Week
No Assemblies next week.
 
 

Drama Exam Audience
Mrs Whyte would like to thank the pupils who were part of the audience for the N5 and Higher Drama performance exams.  The behaviour and general conduct was impeccable, allowing the smooth running of the exam day.  The actors have commented on the fantastic support the audience gave them.  Thank you!
Mrs Whyte

 
Alton Towers
Money and EE2s to Mrs Valentine ASAP.
Mrs Valentine
 
 
Summer Ball
All outstanding money and contracts must be returned to Miss Taylor (ICT) before the Easter holiday. Your place and money paid to date may be lost if you do not pay in full.
Ms Taylor
 
 
 
Drama Committee
The Monday lunchtime Drama Committee meetings resume next week – 30th March.  The meeting is held in the Drama Classroom (Art corridor).  Please attend if you would like a say about what we do next term. 
Mrs Whyte
 
 
 
LGBT Diversity
The group are meeting this Tuesday lunchtime (Tuesday 31st March).  Please attend if you can – lots to plan!  New members welcome.  The meeting is held in the Drama Classroom (Art corridor).
Mrs Whyte
 
 
Senior Theatre Trip
See Mrs Whyte if you are interested in attending ‘Hedda Gabler’ at the Lyceum Theatre on Wednesday 1st April, 7:30pm.  Free tickets are available – first come, first served basis! 
Mrs Whyte
 
 
 
Arrangements for Thursday, 2 April 2015
Normal classes p 1-5 with the exception of the opt in Easter service @10am
Period 6 end of term celebration assembly in the hall .
Pupils are reminded that it is not dress down day and there will be no tutor challenge.
Classes will be called down to the dining hall by tannoy once the hall has been set up.
We are very aware that this is a very important time of year for seniors.   The senior school is focused on their final course work and want to keep disruption to the minimum and support them to be successful.
Ms Sinclair
 
 
 
OPT in Easter service 10 am Thursday 2 April 2015
Forgiveness is easier said than done!
This will be held by the chaplaincy team in the drama studio.   The theme is Forgiveness is easier said than done!
Everyone is welcome but pupils wishing to attend will be required to sign up for this at registration during Monday to Wednesday and a list will be circulated to staff on the Thursday am.  If your name is not on the list you will not be allowed out of class to attend.  If for any reason you have not applied to go having missed registration you must see Mrs Sinclair before 9.15am on the Thursday to ask for a permission slip from me.
Ms Sinclair
 
 
 
 
Dress Down Day Cancelled
In light of the fact that seniors have exams coming up in the next few weeks and full concentration in classes is essential, we have taken the decision to cancel the dress down day on the last day of term.  ALL pupils should come to school in full uniform with the necessary equipment they require for their classes.  However, watch this space for other exciting fundraising activities/dress downs days we have planned for later in the school year!
Charities Committee
 
 
Expressive Arts Show
The Expressive Arts Show is taking place on Thursday 23rd April at 7.00pm.  It will include an exhibition of pupils work, plus music, dance and drama performances.
 
Tickets are on sale now from Mrs Brown in the Library and at break time in the dining area.
Adults £3
Concessions £1.50
Ms Brown


ESOL at Drummond High School 2015-2016
Edinburgh College are now taking applications for Nat 3, 4, 5 and Higher ESOL.
Mrs Hutchinson and Mrs Kelso (EAL Teachers) will be coming to speak to students who receive EAL Support.
If you do not receive EAL Support but would like to apply, please speak to your Guidance Teacher.
The deadline for applications is 15 May 2015.
Joy Hutchison
 
 
Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
Please hand any vouchers into the PE department.
Mr Else
 
 
 
Outdoor Learning Easter Programme 2015
The City of Edinburgh Council, Sports and Outdoor Learning Unit has a full programme of outdoor and adventurous activities taking place this Easter in Edinburgh. The programme starts on Monday 6th April and runs until Friday 17th April 2015.  Sessions include:
Mountain Biking
Indoor Climbing
Archery
Kayaking
Canoeing
Hill walking
The programme is open to pupils from P6 – S4 and most sessions run from 10:00 – 16:00.  You can book individual days or a full week’s progressive programme. You may also be able to work towards outdoor skills awards.
For more information and to book your place, please go to https://www.joininedinburgh.org/Sports-Unit or if you need additional information please contact Lynne Crawford on Lynne.Crawford@edinburgh.gov.uk
Please come to the school office to pick up a flyer.
Mr Hunter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, 20 March 2015

E-newsletter for Friday, 20 March 2015


Assemblies for Next Week

Assemblies will be led by the Chaplaincy team.

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Thursday – Lewis

Friday - Tiree



Pupil Council
There will be NO Pupil Council meeting today.  The next meeting will be held on Friday 27 March in SOC 3.
Miss Livingston



Career Academy
All pupils involved should meet with Mr Gregor in PE during period 4 today.
Mr Gregor

 

Teenage Booster and Meningitis C Immunisation Forms
Please can any pupils who have not returned their Teenage Booster or Meningitis C Immunisation forms yet, hand them into the school office by Monday, 23 March 2015.  Any pupils who do not hand in their form will not be given the vaccine on the day.
Office Team


 

DRAMA EXAMS
Pupils are reminded that the Higher Drama Performance exams are next Wednesday (25th March).  These exams take place in the Drama Studio and Drama Classroom (Art corridor).  Please be extremely quiet as you pass these areas on Wednesday so that the exam is not disturbed.
Mrs Whyte
 
 
 
Modern Languages
It is that time of year again for N5 and Higher Modern Languages SQA Speaking Exams. All pupils involved should be preparing thoroughly at home, in GASS and in lessons for those important exams.  Those marks go to your final grades so it is very important that you achieve the highest score possible. If you do not prepare for those exams you risk getting a weaker overall score in August and you may not reach your Target Grade! So, get revising! Bon courage! Los!”

·         Higher German 24th March

·         N5 French 25th March
Mrs Towers




Water Sports Trip            
A reminder that all passports and European Health Insurance Cards should be brought in for photocopying by next Friday 27th March.   Any issues with this please speak to Mr Gregor ASAP.
Mr Gregor


Outward Bound Trip News

 
Final Payments & Return of Forms
A reminder that the latest date for any remaining final payments is Friday 27th March. Outward Bound forms & EE2 consent forms should also be returned. Please hand in payments and forms to the school office in an envelope marked both with your names and the words ‘Outward Bound’.
Mr Wyllie



Pre-trip Information Evening
There will be a parent/carer information evening on Wednesday 25th March from 5.30 - 6.00pm. This is an opportunity to find out more about the trip and for participants and their parents/carers to ask questions or to pass on additional information they feel is important for me to know.
Mr Wyllie

 
Interest in extra places
I will contact those pupils who have expressed interest in extra places at the start of next week.
Mr Wyllie

 
JET Applications for 2015
There will be an Information Evening on Thursday 26 March 2015

All pupils who have declared an interest on their course choice forms to do JET to come to ICT3 to get information about the night and to collect a note of interest sheet.
Mrs Valentine



Expressive Arts Show
The Expressive Arts Show is taking place on Thursday 23rd April at 7.00pm.  It will include an exhibition of pupils work, plus music, dance and drama performances.

Tickets are on sale now from Mrs Brown in the Library and at break time in the dining area.

Adults £3

Concessions £1.50
Ms Brown



Expressive Arts Show - Performers
Anyone performing in the Expressive Arts show, please see Miss Grisdale with their mixed music by Friday 27th March 2015.
Miss Grisdale



Dress Down Day Cancelled
In light of the fact that seniors have exams coming up in the next few weeks and full concentration in classes is essential, we have taken the decision to cancel the dress down day on the last day of term.  ALL pupils should come to school in full uniform with the necessary equipment they require for their classes.  However, watch this space for other exciting fundraising activities/dress downs days we have planned for later in the school year!
Charities Committee



Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
The PE Department are collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers. These vouchers will be used to get new sports equipment for the PE department.

Please hand any vouchers into the PE department.
Mr Else




Outdoor Learning Easter Programme 2015
The City of Edinburgh Council, Sports and Outdoor Learning Unit has a full programme of outdoor and adventurous activities taking place this Easter in Edinburgh. The programme starts on Monday 6th April and runs until Friday 17th April 2015.  Sessions include:

 
Mountain Biking

Indoor Climbing

Archery

Kayaking

Canoeing

Hill walking


The programme is open to pupils from P6 – S4 and most sessions run from 10:00 – 16:00.  You can book individual days or a full week’s progressive programme. You may also be able to work towards outdoor skills awards.

 
For more information and to book your place, please go to https://www.joininedinburgh.org/Sports-Unit or if you need additional information please contact Lynne Crawford on Lynne.Crawford@edinburgh.gov.uk

 
Please come to the school office to pick up a flyer.
Mr Hunter







 

Friday, 13 March 2015

E-Newsletter for Friday, 13 March 2015


Assemblies for Next Week

Assemblies next week will focus on Ogwini.

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Thursday – Tiree

Friday - Lewis



Pupil Council Meeting
There will be a Pupil Council meeting today during period 2 in SOC 3.
Miss Livingston




Focus Fortnight /Wow Class
Congratulations to the following pupils who have won the positive behaviour awards focus fortnight for Following Instructions:

Martin Ng – 3L3 – nominated by Dr.Burt

Cameron Love – 1S5 – nominated by Mrs.France

Louise Hume – 2S4 – nominated by social studies

Annalise Mckinnon – nominated by Mrs. France

 
Please see Mr.Gregor to collect your reward.


Wow class for this period was Mr. Mckenzie’s National 5 Biology (Thanks to Mrs.Valentine for being our independent adjudicator!)


The next focus fortnight is E for Equipment – Have all your “tools for school”.  Appropriate use of phones iPads and other technology.

 
Please catch the pupils being good and keep the nominations coming!
Mr Gregor




Water Sports Trip
All pupils who are going on the water sports trip should attend a meeting in PE during Monday break.
Mr Gregor





Drama Exams
Pupils are reminded that the N5 Practical Drama exams are next Wednesday, (18th March).
These exams take place in the Drama Studio and Drama Classroom (Art corridor).  Please be extremely quiet as you pass these areas on Wednesday so that the exam is not disturbed.
Mrs Whyte

 
 

Modern Languages
It is that time of year again for N5 and Higher Modern Languages SQA Speaking Exams. All pupils involved should be preparing thoroughly at home, in GASS and in lessons for those important exams.  Those marks go to your final grades so it is very important that you achieve the highest score possible. If you do not prepare for those exams you risk getting a weaker overall score in August and you may not reach your Target Grade! So, get revising! Bon courage! Los!”

·         Higher French/Spanish and N5 Spanish : 19th March
·         Higher German 24th March
·         N5 French 25th March
Mrs Towers
 
 
 
Outward Bound Trip – Final Payment & Important Information Required
All Pupils going on this year’s trip should have now received a large A4 envelope this week containing information about the Outward Bound Trip, if not see your Group Tutor.  Please complete all forms inside and return any remaining payments no later than Friday, 27th March 2015.  Payments and forms should be handed into the school office.

 
There will also be a Parent/Carer information evening on Wednesday, 25th March from 5.30pm – 6.00 pm.  This is an opportunity to find out more about the trip, if you have not been before and for participants and their Parents/Carers to ask questions or to pass on additional information they feel is important for me to know.
Mr Wyllie
 

 

S2 Junior Award Scheme – Return of EE2 Consent Form
Could all S2 pupils please hand in their EE2 consent forms for the Me and My World section of the JASS award, by Wednesday (18th March) morning.  Please hand into the school office or directly to Mr Wyllie.
Mr Wyllie
 
 
 
Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
Please hand any vouchers into the PE department.
Mr Else
 

 
Teenage Booster and Meningitis C Immunisation Forms
Please can any pupils who have not returned their Teenage Booster or Meningitis C Immunisation forms yet, hand them into the school office as soon as possible.  Any pupils who do not hand in their form will not be given the vaccine on the day.
Office Team
 

 
 
Outdoor Learning Easter Programme 2015
The City of Edinburgh Council, Sports and Outdoor Learning Unit has a full programme of outdoor and adventurous activities taking place this Easter in Edinburgh. The programme starts on Monday 6th April and runs until Friday 17th April 2015.  Sessions include:
 
Mountain Biking
Indoor Climbing
Archery
Kayaking
Canoeing
Hill walking
 
The programme is open to pupils from P6 – S4 and most sessions run from 10:00 – 16:00.  You can book individual days or a full week’s progressive programme. You may also be able to work towards outdoor skills awards.
 
For more information and to book your place, please go to https://www.joininedinburgh.org/Sports-Unit or if you need additional information please contact Lynne Crawford on Lynne.Crawford@edinburgh.gov.uk
 
Please come to the school office to pick up a flyer.
Mr Hunter