Monday, 13 March 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 13 March 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


FAO Ogwini Trip Pupils
There will be a short meeting at break time on Tuesday 14th March in the PE classroom to discuss our upcoming assembly.  Attendance is compulsory!!
Miss Greig

Vaccinations on Wednesday, 15 March 2017
The vaccinations will take place on Wednesday, 15 March.  Any pupils still to return their form should hand them into the school office ASAP.
Office Team

Art Folios for Senior Pupils
A reminder that seniors only have three weeks to complete art folios.  GASS is offered every night after school.
Ms Grisdale


S1-S3 Art Club
S1-3 Art Club will be cancelled for the next few weeks and will resume in May when the senior art folios have been submitted to the SQA.
Miss McCreadie


Alton Towers Trip – 16th June
A reminder that letters for this trip can be collected from the PE Base.  Total cost is £45 and selection is dependent on your effort across school this year.
Mr Gregor


S4 & S5 Pupils
Do you have interest in a career in Law?  Are you the first generation in your family to think about attending University?  If you have answered yes to both questions a Royal Bank of Scotland work experience week would be ideal for you!

For one week, the legal team at RBS are offering pupils the opportunity to experience life as a lawyer. Throughout the week pupils will get the opportunity to participate in lots of interactive workshops and experiences.  They will sit in on a real live court case, take part in a mock trial, take part in exercises to help increase presentation skills, public speaking, confidence and team-working, spend an afternoon in a large central Edinburgh law firm, and find out about career paths and routes into the profession.

When and where is it?

 Monday 19 June to Friday 23 June 2017 - It is in term time, so permission to attend will be required from the school as well as a parent / guardian.

Location – RBS Gogarburn office (by the airport). Travel costs will be reimbursed and lunch provided daily.  Students will be required to make their own way to and from the venue.

See Mrs O’Connell if you would like to apply for this fantastic opportunity.
Mrs O’Connell

The Health Opportunities Team Gilmeron Health Drop In
The Health Opportunities Team Gilmerton health Drop-in is on every Wednesday evening between 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Gilmerton Community Centre. The Drop in is a free and confidential service, where young people aged 12-25 can access advice, support and information on all health issues, including sexual health.  Pop in to say hi, join in the activities or stay to get some 1 to 1 advice – it’s your choice.
Eilidh MacIver, Project Worker

S6 Pupils

LEAPS Summer School

For LEAPS-eligible students who are holding one or more UCAS offers and would like to strengthen their chances of university entry and experience university study.

Key Dates:

Summer School will run from Friday 2 June – Friday 21 July 2017 at various locations throughout Edinburgh.

Deadline for registering interest: 5pm Friday 17 March 2017

(Registering interest form open online now – students who register interest will be contacted when applications open online in mid-March.)

Deadline for completed applications: 5pm Friday 31 March 2017

(Full application form will open online in mid-March.)

S5 Pupils
LEAPS S5 Conference
For LEAPS-eligible S5 students who are aiming for university or college.
Wednesday 22 March 2017 5-8pm at the University of Edinburgh
Information is available online now and registration will open in mid-February.
If you any questions about either of these events, please see Mrs O’Connell.
Mrs O’Connell

Careers Advisor
The Careers Adviser Kay Hannah will be available in the school library at lunch-time on Tuesdays - no appointment necessary. Kay can support you:
·         To work out which career is a good match for you
·         Support you with College and University applications
·         Support you to develop a high-quality CV, job applications and interview skills
Kay Hannah

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

Breakfast Club
Breakfast club is now up and running every day, fuel your learning - come along to HFT fabric room from 8am. 
Mr Gregor

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