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


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




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 or if you need additional information please contact Lynne Crawford on

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