Monday, 21 August 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 21 August 2017


No Assemblies for this week.



Values Focus Week
This week we will be focusing on Aspiration – “We strive to be the best we can be in all that we do.  We understand that both hard work and effort are key to our success”.
Mr Hunter

 

To all S3-S6 students
A reminder that all S3-S6 students should be bringing their iPads in charged.  Above 50% should be sufficient to see you through the day.

Please continue to take care of your iPad and do not play games on them during lesson time.  Remember that there is a complete ban on Snapchat and if students continue to use Facebook Messenger in lessons, there may well be a complete ban on that app too!

If you do not have your iPad because it is being repaired, then it is your responsibility to speak to your teacher for any paper copies of theory notes and homework exercises etc. in the meantime.
Mr Whyte
 



To All Seniors Who Ordered Blazers
They are now ready for collection – once balances have been paid through Parentpay.
The SSA Team


Maths Club
Banging your head against a Mathematical wall?  Come to Maths club to find ways of going around or over it.  Puzzles and (mathsy) games also available.  Tuesday lunchtime Maths Room 3.
Mr Davidson


LGBT Group Meeting
LGBT group meeting will take place on Tuesday lunchtimes in science 5.  Old and new members welcome.
Ms McDonald

 

Junior and Senior House Captains

S2 – S6 Pupils
Would you like to carry out various roles within the school throughout the year to promote your House?
If you are interested in becoming either a Junior (S2-S3) or Senior (S4-S6) House Captain please pick up an application form from the Guidance office today.
The Guidance Team
 


 

 

Monday, 26 June 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 26 June 2017


No assemblies this week.

 


Values Focus Week
This week we will be focusing on Being Valued – “We care about ourselves and each other.  We understand that everyone matters”.
Mr Hunter

 


Outward Bound Trip Forms
I have now sent off all forms that I’ve received, for the Outward Bound S2 trip in August. However, I have still to receive forms from the following pupils. Could you please get these into me as soon as possible, as they need to be checked over and with Outward Bound before the summer holidays start!

Connie Clark 2T5

Alan Watson 2T6

Aime Cowen 2L1

Diesel Nolan 2S7

Mirishiss Nolan 2S7

Ahmad Siddique 2L4

Codie O’Flaherty 2S3
Mr Wyllie

 


Summer Work Experience (paid) for 16 -18 year olds.

Do you want…

- some enjoyable, paid work experience this summer?

- something different to write on your CV or university application?

- to meet young people from overseas?

Alba English School is looking for study assistants to work with their teachers and students this summer.  The role involves assisting the main English Teacher of Activity Leader with classroom and cultural activities with young people from overseas (mostly aged 14-17) while they are learning English in Edinburgh.  No experience is required as you will be guided by the class teacher.  They are looking for people with a friendly, helpful and enthusiastic approach.

This would be a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is interested in a career in teaching or languages.

See Mrs O’Connell for further details.
Mrs O’Connell

 


Last day of term Arrangements

8.30am – 8.40am – Registration


Period 1 – 8.40am – 9.30am

 
Period 2 – 9.30am – 10.20am

 
Interval – 10.20am – 10.35am

 
Period 3 10.35 – 11.00am – Pupil will report to the hall at 11.00am

 
11.00am – 12noon – School celebration event

12noon – school finishes for summer term.



Senior pupils: Edinburgh College – Important information and dates

·         Drop-in Surgery Post SQA Results – 10 August, Granton Campus, 2 - 6.30pm  

A post exam drop in surgery will be held on 10 August from 2pm-6.30pm at Granton Campus for pupils who may not have had the exam results they expected.  Our team will be on hand to provide information on courses with places available and to support applications on the day for courses starting in August 2017.

If you have any questions about College, please see your Guidance teacher.
Mrs O’Connell

 

Medical Forms to be returned to Mrs Fraser
This is a reminder that any pupils still to hand in Asthma Consent forms (and/or any Medication to be Replenished forms) should submit them to Mrs Fraser ASAP.

Please encourage your child to carry sun tan lotion on sunny days to prevent them from getting sunburnt and if they have any allergies or hay fever please encourage them to bring hay fever tablets into the school for Ms Fraser to administer when required.
Mrs Fraser



Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
The PE department are collecting Active Kids Vouchers again this year.  Please encourage parents/carers to take these when offered if they shop at Sainsbury’s.  Vouchers can be handed to your registration or PE teacher.
Mr Gregor

Monday, 19 June 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 19 June 2017


No assemblies this week.

 

Values Focus Week
This week we will be focusing on Mutual Respect – “We are polite, courteous and caring.  We treat all people with dignity and respect”.
Mr Hunter

 

Artwork to be Collected from Miss Grisdale
Final call for any S1, S2 and S3 pupils who would like to collect their work from Miss Grisdale.
Miss Grisdale

 

S5/6 Pupils v Staff Softball
As a fun end to the school year, the staff are proposing a softball match against a team of S5/6 Pupils on Wednesday 28 June 3.45-5ish.  Any S5/6 pupils that feel like they are up to the challenge of attempting to beat the staff, please let Miss Cox or Miss Greig know so we can get a team together.
Ms Cox




S4-S6 pupils – Edinburgh College: Inspiring Women in Construction Afternoon

Any female pupils who have an interest in Construction this is the event for you!

At the event you will:

- Focus on routes to successful careers in construction
- Network with other female members of the construction sector
- Talk with the college construction experts

See Mrs O’Connell for further information.
Mrs O’Connell

 

S2 Pupils - Reminder to return forms for the Outward Bound Trip
There are still a number of you who have not yet returned your completed forms for the Outward Bound trip in August. These should have been returned by the 6th of June and must now, as a matter of urgency, be returned for sending off and checking by the Outward Bound Trust.  If you do not return your forms, by the end of this week, you risk missing out on the trip!
Mr Wyllie



Senior pupils: Edinburgh College – Important information and dates

·         Drop-in Surgery Post SQA Results – 10 August, Granton Campus, 2 - 6.30pm  
A post exam drop in surgery will be held on 10 August from 2pm-6.30pm at Granton Campus for pupils who may not have had the exam results they expected.  Our team will be on hand to provide information on courses with places available and to support applications on the day for courses starting in August 2017.

If you have any questions about College, please see your Guidance teacher.
Mrs O’Connell

 


Easter Study Revision Deposits
Any student who has not yet collected their Easter Study Revision Deposit, please come to the school office at break, lunch or after school (Monday – Thursday) ONLY to collect your deposit.
Ms Sim

 


Medical Forms to be returned to Mrs Fraser
This is a reminder that any pupils still to hand in Asthma Consent forms (and/or any Medication to be Replenished forms) should submit them to Mrs Fraser ASAP.

Please encourage your child to carry sun tan lotion on sunny days to prevent them from getting sunburnt and if they have any allergies or hay fever please encourage them to bring hay fever tablets into the school for Ms Fraser to administer when required.
Mrs Fraser

 


Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
The PE department are collecting Active Kids Vouchers again this year.  Please encourage parents/carers to take these when offered if they shop at Sainsbury’s.  Vouchers can be handed to your registration or PE teacher.
Mr Gregor

 










 

 

Monday, 12 June 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 12 June 2017


Assemblies for This Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Lewis

Wednesday – Skye

Thursday – Tiree
 
 

 
Values Focus Week
This week we will be focusing on Aspiration – “We strive to be the best we can be in all that we do.  We understand that both hard work and effort are key to our success.
Mr Hunter
 

 
Artwork to be Collected from Miss McCreadie
Please can any of Miss McCreadie’s old S1, S2 or S3 pupils please collect your art work to take home.
Miss McCreadie

 
Return of Outward Bound Forms
A number of S2 pupils have still to return their EE2 parent/carer consent and enrolment forms for the Outward Bound Trip.  If this is you, please ensure that you return these to the school office or direct to Mr Wyllie by this Wednesday at the latest as these need to checked over and the Outward Bound forms need to be sent off very soon.
Mr Wyllie


 
S4 Work Experience
This is a reminder to all S4 pupils that any self-found work experience placement forms must be returned by Friday 16 June.  If the forms are handed in after this date they will not be accepted and a placement will have to be found from the WorkIT website.
Mr Whale




Senior pupils: Edinburgh College – Important information and dates


·         Information and Application Event – 13 June, Sighthill Campus, 3-7pm

Our curriculum and support teams will be on hand to provide information on courses and to assist with applications, funding and all other requirements.


·         Drop-in Surgery Post SQA Results – 10 August, Granton Campus, 2 - 6.30pm  

A post exam drop in surgery will be held on 10 August from 2pm-6.30pm at Granton Campus for pupils who may not have had the exam results they expected.  Our team will be on hand to provide information on courses with places available and to support applications on the day for courses starting in August 2017.

If you have any questions about College, please see your Guidance teacher.
Mrs O'Connell

 

Easter Study Revision Deposits
Any student who has not yet collected their Easter Study Revision Deposit, please come to the school office at break, lunch or after school (Monday – Thursday) ONLY to collect your deposit.
Ms Sim


 
 
Medical Forms to be returned to Mrs Fraser
This is a reminder that any pupils still to hand in Asthma Consent forms (and/or any Medication to be Replenished forms) should submit them to Mrs Fraser ASAP.
Please encourage your child to carry sun tan lotion on sunny days to prevent them from getting sunburnt and if they have any allergies or hay fever please encourage them to bring hay fever tablets and an inhalor into the school for Ms Fraser to administer when required.
Mrs Fraser
 
 
Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
The PE department are collecting Active Kids Vouchers again this year.  Please encourage parents/carers to take these when offered if they shop at Sainsbury’s.  Vouchers can be handed to your registration or PE teacher.
Mr Gregor
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, 5 June 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 5 June 2017


Assemblies for This Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Lewis

Wednesday – Skye

Thursday – Tiree

 

 
Values Focus Week
This week we will be focusing on No Barriers to Successful Learning – “We support each other and ask for help when we need it.  We take responsibility for our learning in order to achieve success.
Mr Hunter

 

 
Artwork to be Collected from Miss McCreadie
Please can any of Miss McCreadie’s old S1, S2 or S3 pupils please collect your art work to take home.
Miss McCreadie

 


Alton Towers Trip
All pupils going on the Alton Towers Trip please attend a meeting in the gym hall at break today (Monday 5th June).
Mr Gregor


 
Outward Bound Trip Information Evening
This Tuesday (6th June) 6.00 - 7.00pm there will be an information evening for all those going on the Outward Bound trip in August. This event will be held in the library and is open to all parents/carers and pupils going on this year’s trip.
Mr Wyllie

 

 
S5/S6 University Trip – Wednesday 7th June
A reminder to all pupils who would like to go on this trip on Wednesday that your EE2’s and £3 for the bus must be handed in no later than Tuesday morning to the Guidance office.  This is fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into University life and the application process.  If you any questions or would like to collect an EE2 form please speak to your Guidance teacher.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Mrs O’Connell

 

 
Sports Day
Sports Day will take place this Friday 9th June.  Any pupil who has missed sign ups please go to the PE Base to do so. On Friday pupils are allowed to attend school in PE kit.  All pupils should make their way to the games hall after registration.
Mr Gregor

 
Hairdressing Opportunity:
Any pupils who would like a career in Hairdressing may be interested in the following opportunity. Gordon Wilson Hairdressing and Beauty are offering apprenticeships to school leavers starting now. The salon is offering full pay for successful applicants that is far higher than the average pay for this type of position. Successful applicants will work 5 days a week but one day will be in the salons hairdressing classroom. If you are interested, please speak to Mr Whale.
Mr Whale

 

 
Easter Study Revision Deposits
Any student who has not yet collected their Easter Study Revision Deposit, please come to the school office at break, lunch or after school (Monday – Thursday) ONLY to collect your deposit.
Ms Sim

 

 
Medical Forms to be returned to Mrs Fraser
This is a reminder that any pupils still to hand in Asthma Consent forms (and/or any Medication to be Replenished forms) should submit them to Mrs Fraser ASAP.

Please encourage your child to carry sun tan lotion on sunny days to prevent them from getting sunburnt and if they have any allergies or hayfever please bring hayfever tablets and an inhalor into the school for Ms Fraser to administer when required.
Mrs Fraser

 
 

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
The PE department are collecting Active Kids Vouchers again this year.  Please encourage parents/carers to take these when offered if they shop at Sainsbury’s.  Vouchers can be handed to your registration or PE teacher.
Mr Gregor

 

 

Monday, 29 May 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 29 May 2017


No Assemblies this week.

 


Values Focus Week
This week we will be focusing on Optimism – “We maintain a positive attitude to learning and life.  We see challenges as opportunities and we are confident about the future.
Mr Hunter

 

 
Artwork to be Collected from Miss Grisdale
Please can any of Miss Grisdale’s S1, S2 or S3 pupils please collect your art work to take home.
Miss Grisdale

 

Outward Bound Trip 2017 – Important Information
If you are going on the Outward Bound trip in August, you need to complete and return both an EE2 form and an Outward Bound form. These were issued to most pupils, with a letter on Friday. The letter also contained details of an information evening for pupils, parents and carers which will be held on the evening of Tuesday 6th June. If you have still to get your letter and forms, then please see Mr Wyllie as soon as possible.
Mr Wyllie

 

 
Hairdressing Opportunity:
Any pupils who would like a career in Hairdressing may be interested in the following opportunity. Gordon Wilson Hairdressing and Beauty are offering apprenticeships to school leavers starting now. The salon is offering full pay for successful applicants that is far higher than the average pay for this type of position. Successful applicants will work 5 days a week but one day will be in the salons hairdressing classroom. If you are interested please speak to Mr Whale.
Mr Whale

 


Easter Study Revision Deposits
Any student who has not yet collected their Easter Study Revision Deposit, please come to the school office at break, lunch or after school (Monday – Thursday) ONLY to collect your deposit.
Ms Sim

 

 

Parent/Carers and Senior Pupils: Career Conversation invitation

 Please see the flyers attached:

Firrhill High School is hosting this event on Tuesday 30th May and Craigmount High School on Tuesday June 6th.  You are invited to either event.

The Career Conversation is aimed at young people, parents/carers, employers, school staff and practitioners and will explore careers, employability, and the increasing importance of creativity skills for young people and for Scotland’s future economic success.

The evening will follow the well-established, highly interactive and engaging ‘Creative Conversation’ format and will include presentations and a panel discussion to facilitate dialogue between parents/carers, schools and colleges and employers.

Refreshments and further conversation will follow until 8.00pm.

Please confirm attendance by emailing Martin.Hutchison@edinburgh.gov.uk
Mrs O’Connell

 

 
Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
The PE department are collecting Active Kids Vouchers again this year.  Please encourage parents/carers to take these when offered if they shop at Sainsbury’s.  Vouchers can be handed to your registration or PE teacher.
Mr Gregor

 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

E-Newsletter for w/c Monday, 22 May 2017


No Assemblies this week.

 

Values Focus Week
This week we will be focusing on Individual Responsibility – “We take responsibility for our thoughts, words and actions.  We are accountable for the choices we make.
Mr Hunter

 

S1 Boys Football
Could all members of the S1 football team please note that football training this Thursday is cancelled.
Mr Feehan and Mr Reid



Easter Study Revision Deposits
Any student who has not yet collected their Easter Study Revision Deposit, please come to the school office at break, lunch or after school (Monday – Thursday) ONLY to collect your deposit.
Ms Sim

 

Rugby Tournament
There is a girls touch rugby tournament which is taking place all day on Thursday 1st of June at Leith Academy.  Please let Miss Cox know if you would like to come along.
Ms Cox



Parent/Carers and Senior Pupils: Career Conversation invitation

Please see the flyers attached:

Firhill High School is hosting this event on Tuesday 30th May and Craigmount High School on Tuesday June 6th.  You are invited to either event.

The Career Conversation is aimed at young people, parents/carers, employers, school staff and practitioners and will explore careers, employability, and the increasing importance of creativity skills for young people and for Scotland’s future economic success.

The evening will follow the well-established, highly interactive and engaging ‘Creative Conversation’ format and will include presentations and a panel discussion to facilitate dialogue between parents/carers, schools and colleges and employers.

Refreshments and further conversation will follow until 8.00pm.

Please confirm attendance by emailing Martin.Hutchison@edinburgh.gov.uk
Mrs O’Connell

 

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
The PE department are collecting Active Kids Vouchers again this year.  Please encourage parents/carers to take these when offered if they shop at Sainsbury’s.  Vouchers can be handed to your registration or PE teacher.
Mr Gregor

 


 

 

 

Monday, 15 May 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 15 May 2017


No Assemblies this week.

 

Values Focus Week
This week we will be focusing on Tolerance and Fairness – “We promote equality, celebrate diversity and value our differences.  We ensure that everyone is treated equally”.
Mr Hunter



Easter Study Revision Deposits
Any student who has not yet collected their Easter Study Revision Deposit, please come to the school office at break, lunch or after school (Monday – Thursday) ONLY to collect your deposit.
Ms Sim

 

Edinburgh Food Social Truck
A total of £134.55 was raised from the Edinburgh food social truck.

Thank you to Amey for donating the full amount to the HFT department.

Also thank you to everyone who supported the S3 group and we hope you enjoyed the food.
Ms Bird

 

Rugby Tournament
There is a girls touch rugby tournament which is taking place all day on Thursday 1st of June at Leith Academy.  Please let Miss Cox know if you would like to come along.
Ms Cox

 

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
The PE department are collecting Active Kids Vouchers again this year.  Please encourage parents/carers to take these when offered if they shop at Sainsbury’s.  Vouchers can be handed to your registration or PE teacher.
Mr Gregor