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
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