Friday, 29 January 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 29 January 2016


Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Wednesday – Lewis

Thursday – Tiree



S4 Pupils
Please can all S4 pupils make there to the drama studio straight after registration to attend the Sexual Health conference.
Guidance Team

 
Summer ball
There will be a ball committee meeting in PSE 1 on Monday after school. 

Reminder to all those yet to pay deposits that this must be done before the February holiday. 
Mr Gregor



Running Club
Any s5 or s6 pupils who would be interested in training to enter an event at the Edinburgh marathon festival please see Mr Gregor.
Mr Gregor


 
Outward Bound 2016 – Payment Update
All S1 pupils going on the 2016 Outward Bound trip are asked to collect a letter from Mr Wyllie during registration today. This contains important information about the next payment which must be paid by the end of February at the very latest. Your co-operation in coming to collect your letter and getting your payment in as soon as possible would be much appreciated.Mr Wyllie

 

S4 – S6 Parents Evening
S4 – S6 Parents Evening will take place on Thursday, 4 February from 4.30pm – 6.30 pm.



S5 Pupils
Any pupils who are interested in studying the following at University:

Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computing, Ecological & Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, English Literature, History, Maths, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Religious Studies

There is a fantastic opportunity to attend a FREE RESIDENTIAL summer school at Edinburgh University from the 3rd – 8th July.  It will give you the chance to try out University before you apply and they will provide you with advice and support. 

If you are interested, please see Mrs O’Connell in Guidance for further information.
Mrs O’Connell

 

Expressive Arts Show
Tickets are on sale for the Expressive Arts Show on Wednesday 10th February at 7pm.

Adults £3

Children £1.50

Tickets are available from Mrs Brown in the Library.  They are also available at break time in the dining hall, next to the Drama Studio doors.

The show includes a photography/art exhibition and live dance, music performances as well as a fashion show.

Refreshments will be provided.

Any performers should see Miss Grisdale about rehearsals after school.
Ms Grisdale



School Immunisation Programme
Immunisation helps protect our communities from a wide range of illnesses.  Thanks to immunisation, diseases such as polio have disappeared in the UK. However, these diseases could come back as they are still seen in many countries throughout the world - which is why it’s so important to get your jabs. The NHS Lothian school nurse team carry out an annual immunisation programme. 

HPV vaccinations for girls will be given in spring 2016.  Consent packs are being issued now.  Please discuss the consent pack at home and return it to school as soon as you can.

The HPV vaccination for girls helps to protect against cervical cancer and is designed to protect against the 2 types of HPV that cause 75% of the cases of cervical cancer.  The vaccine also protects against two other types of HPV that cause about 90% of cases of genital warts.
 
 
 

 

Friday, 22 January 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 22 January 2016

Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Wednesday – Lewis

Thursday – Tiree

 
 
Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Immunisations
Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Immunisations will take place on Monday, 25 January for all pupils who have returned their forms to the school office.  Class Teachers will release pupils from class to receive their immunisations.
The Office Team



S3 Parents Evening
S3 Parents Evening will take place on Thursday, 28 January 2016 from 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm.
Mr Hutchison
 


S4-S6 pupils
Any pupils who are considering studying: Law, Architecture, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at University, a project is available for you to join to help you through the process of applying; giving you advice and guidance along the way.  It is called Pathways to the Professions and the project runs at Edinburgh University.  Pupils will be given the opportunity to attend free on-campus events, gain crucial work experience/placements and one-to-one tailored advice.

If you are interested in joining this fantastic project, please give your name to Mrs O’Connell.
Mrs O’Connell


 
YouthTalk - £ead the Change
YouthTalk - £ead the Change... need your votes for projects in the local area which you suggested.

Please can all tutor groups, either as individual pupils or as a group, vote on the following link:


You must vote for all 7 projects using the ranking system. 1 being the thing you think is the best and 7 being the thing you like the least.

Thank you!
The Pupil Council

 
Ogwini February 2017
Any current S4 and S5 pupils who are interested in the South Africa trip to Ogwini High School in February 2017, please note interest with Miss Kennedy by next Wednesday 27 January 2016.  Places are filling up fast! 
Miss Kennedy

 
 
Expressive Art Show 2016
The Expressive Arts Show 2016 will take place on Wednesday 10th February at 7pm.

Tickets are now on sale in the library from Mrs Brown.  Adult tickets are £3, under £17s £1.50. 

The show includes a photography/art exhibition and live dance, music performances as well as a fashion show.

Refreshments will be provided.

Any performers should see Miss Grisdale about rehearsals after school.
Miss Grisdale

 
 
Nice Trip
A reminder to all pupils going on the Nice Trip to please make sure that all payments are up to date.
Thank you!
Ms Davies



Summer Ball      
A reminder that any S5 or S6 pupils wishing to attend this year’s Ball must return their deposits and contract ASAP.   

Please see Miss Greig if there are any issues with this.
Ms Greig

 

Friday, 15 January 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 15 January 2016

Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Wednesday – Lewis

Thursday – Tiree

 
 
 
Blood Brothers/Hairspray Theatre Trips
Can all the students who have paid for ‘Blood Brothers’ and/or ‘Hairspray’ please see Mrs Whyte during registration today to collect their receipt. 
Thank you!
Mrs Whyte

 

Visitors from Spain
On Monday 18th January we are hosting 8, 16 year pupils and their Head Teacher from Cantabria in Spain. 
 
Our Spanish Senior Phase class along with Marti Salip and Tomas Pizarro will be looking after them. We look very much forward to this visit and thank you all for welcoming them.

Try and speak to them at lunchtime!
Modern Languages Department



Information for Parents - Key Dates
18th January – Parent Council meeting – school library at 7pm.

18th January - Senior Phase tracking reports issued.

19th January - S2-5 Course Choice evening – 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Mr Hunter



Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Immunisation Forms
Please can any pupils who have not returned their Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Immunisation Forms, hand them into the school office as soon as possible. 
The Office Team



Edinburgh College Open Day – Thursday 21st January
Any S4-S6 pupils who would like to attend an open day at Edinburgh College on Thursday 21st June please collect an EE2 form from the Guidance office today and return it by Tuesday at the latest. There are 30 places available and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

We will be leaving school at 10.20am and returning at approximately 12.40pm.  This is a fantastic opportunity to find out what courses are available at College and meet the lecturers who deliver these courses and ask them any questions you may have.

Please note that applications for College have already opened (11th January).
Mrs O’Connell



Expressive Art Show 2016
The Expressive Arts Show 2016 will take place on Wednesday 10th February at 7pm.

Tickets are now on sale in the library from Mrs Brown.  Adult tickets are £3, under £17s £1.50. 

The show includes a photography/art exhibition and live dance, music performances as well as a fashion show.

Refreshments will be provided.

Any performers should see Miss Grisdale about rehearsals after school.
Miss Grisdale



Nice Trip
A reminder to all pupils going on the Nice Trip to please make sure that all payments are up to date.

Thank you!
Ms Davies



Summer Ball      
A reminder that any S5 or S6 pupils wishing to attend this year’s Ball must return their deposits and contract ASAP.   

Please see Miss Greig if there are any issues with this.
Ms Greig

 

Friday, 8 January 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 8 January 2016


Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Wednesday – Lewis

Thursday – Tiree



HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL- make this a year to remember – be the best you can be!



S1 WORKSHOPS in the Library
Friday 8 January  p1+2 – All S1 Skye pupils - please go straight to the library after registration.

Friday 8 January   p3+4 – all S1 Tiree pupils - please go straight to the library after break.
Ms Sinclair

 
 
Expressive Art Show Meeting
Any pupils who are performing or helping with the Expressive Arts Show, please attend a short meeting after school on Monday in Miss Grisdale’s room.
Miss Grisdale


 

Senior pupils Considering a Career in Medicine
There is a conference taking place at the University of Stirling on the 30th January for students wanting to pursue a medical career.  There will be 16 different presentations from medical students and doctors talking about different medical specialties and royal colleges.  IF you are interested in attending this conference please see Mrs O’Connell by the end of the day on Monday for further information.
Mrs O’Connell



Information for Parents
A link to the HT’s Open Letter to Parents on Behaviour Policy can be found on the website Homepage.
Mr Hunter