Monday, 20 March 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 20 March 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


Go4SET Pupil’s Choice Award Winners.
Congratulations to our team for their fantastic and well deserved award. What a result!

If you’re interested in learning more about STEM or competing in Go4SET ask in Science.
Mr Wallis


Senior Phase Modern Languages Pupils
All Senior Phase Modern Languages pupils should be preparing thoroughly for their French, German and Spanish forthcoming Speaking Assessments. Please attend the GASS we always offer and please make sure you have practised and prepared well in advance of your exam. Remember those marks go towards your final exam. Make sure you know the time of your exam.
Mrs Towers


Girls Fitness
Girls fitness will start back Wednesday after school. Come along if you fancy some exam de-stress or just a fun workout. Ask Miss Cox for more details.
Miss Cox

Outward Bound Payment Reminder
A reminder to all S1 pupils that all final payments of £65 must be paid into the school office by Friday 31st March.
Mr Wyllie

Art Folios for Senior Pupils
A reminder that seniors only have two 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


LEAPS S5 Conference

For LEAPS-eligible S5 students who are aiming for university or college.

Wednesday 22 March 5-8pm at the University of Edinburgh

Free return buses are available from outlying areas.

Mrs O’Connell


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: 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: Friday 31 March 2017

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

Mrs O'Connell

LEAPS Parents’ Information Evenings
This year we are moving our Parents’ Information Evenings to May:

·         Wednesday 17th May 2017
Heriot-Watt University Scottish Borders Campus, Galashiels, 19.00 - 21.00
·         Wednesday 24th May 2017
Heriot-Watt University Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, 19.00 - 21.00
·         Wednesday 31st May 2017
University of Stirling, Stirling, 19.00 - 21.00

Booking is open online now (if anyone is super keen!):

We’ll send a reminder round after Easter about these, but wanted to let you know the dates well in advance.

Mrs O’Connell


S4-S6 pupils – Are you ready for your Engineering Career to take off?
Any pupils who are interested in Engineering, a fantastic opportunity has come up to apply for an engineering residential week during the summer holidays.  Overview:

       In July 2017, BAE Systems Military Air and Information will be hosting two residential Engineering Taster Weeks.

       This great opportunity is aimed at 16 - 18 year olds, interested in studying a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subject at university, or planning to apply for an apprenticeship programme.

       The weeks will be held at Warton Aerodrome in Lancashire, home to the Eurofighter Typhoon final assembly.

       The Taster Weeks will challenge and engage students through a realistic engineering based project, site tours and product demonstrations.

       Accommodation and food costs are covered by BAE Systems. Students are only required to get themselves to and from Warton at the start and end of the week.

During the week you will be given the opportunity to:  

       Experience a real world engineering challenge with a group project

       Have the rare opportunity to see the facilities used to build some the most advanced military aircraft

For further details and how to apply, see Mrs O’Connell.
Mrs O’Connell

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


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


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