Friday, 26 February 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 26 February 2016

Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Wednesday – Lewis

Thursday – Tiree


Purple Friday
Thank you to everyone who has managed to wear something purple today – your support for LGBT equality is greatly appreciated.  We would love it if you could pop up to the Drama Classroom at the end of the school day for a quick #purpleselfie which we will post on twitter.  A limited number of purple pins are still available from Mrs Whyte – minimum £1 donation, monies goes towards LGBT Youth Scotland.
The LGBT Group

S1 Outward Bound Trip - 2nd Payment Now Due
A reminder to S1’s that your 2nd Outward Bound payment (£50) is due on Monday! Please hand in your money to the school office. If there are any problems meeting this payment deadline then please could you get a parent or carer to write me a brief note and pass this to me on Monday.
Mr Wyllie

Nice Trip Meeting
There will be an important meeting for the Nice Trip 2016 in Ms Davies’ classroom at break on Tuesday 1st March at 10.40am. Full attendance is required since you will receive important documents.
Ms Davies


EE2 Forms - Gallery
German pupils going to the Gallery on Thursday, 3rd March 2016 must bring in their EE2s by Wednesday 2nd March at the latest.
Mrs Towers

Visitors on Thursday, 3 March 2016
On Thursday 3rd March we will be hosting 8 teachers from Panama. They will be around our school and perhaps in your classes. Thank you for making them welcome.
Mrs Towers


S2 Parents Meeting on Thursday 3 March 2016
A reminder to all S2 pupils that there is an opportunity for their parents to come along to hear how well you are doing in classes.  The parent consultation evening is next Thursday at 4.30 – 6.30pm.  Please encourage your parents to come along.  Don’t forget that the course choice form for next year’s S3 should then be completed and returned by Monday March 7 at the latest.
Ms Sinclair

A Quiet Space for Pupils
Any pupil who wishes to pray or have a quiet space for reflection at lunch time or after school should come to the reflection room between the DHT offices.  If it is busy another room in the purple corridor will be available. 
For further information please contact Mohammed Tariq or Ms Sinclair.
Ms Sinclair

World Book Day Thursday, 3 March 2016

There are a number of activities for pupils to take part in over the next week in the Library

1.  S1/2 quizzes and competitions during Library time 

2.  World Book Day Tokens

Each pupil is entitled to a £1 Book Token. Ask your Registration Teacher for one.

The token can be used to either swap it for a special £1 World Book Day Book (see the titles below) or get £1 off a book costing £2.99 or more.  The £1 World Book Day Books are available at WH Smith. Waterstones, Blackwells and at some ASDA and Tesco stores.  If pupils want to, they can get a copy of the £1 books and donate them to the library once they have read them.

3.     Inter-house Literary Quiz

If you know your Wimpy Kid from your Tom Gates; your Harry Potter from your Alex Rider, then sign up for the Inter-house Literary Quiz.  Please sign up for either Lewis, Skye or Tiree in the Library next week.  The Quiz will be held the week beginning 7th March.

4. Teen Fest - meet the authors

 On Wednesday, 2nd March 6pm - 8pm, there will be an opportunity to contact some of your favourite authors via social media. 



Terri Terry at 6.10pm

Darren Shan at 6.40pm

Joss Stirling at 7.10pm

Rainbow Rowell at 7.40pm


Non Pratt at 6.10pm

Philip Reeve at 6.40pm

Lucy Saxton at 7.10pm

Ally Carter at 7.40pm

This will be an evening event, so please see Mrs Brown for more details.

A reminder to all Senior Artists
It is four weeks until the deadline for all practical work to be completed.  GASS is running every night after school.
Miss 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.