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.