Monday, 27 March 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 27 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 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


A reminder that if you want to come on the Water sports trip to Spain, a £100 deposit needs to be handed in to Miss Davies or Mr Gregor by the end of the week to secure your place.
Mr Gregor/Ms Davies

Senior Phase Modern Languages Pupils
Spanish SQA N5/N4/Higher Speaking Exams are on Monday 27th March and Higher French is on Tuesday 28th March. All candidates must ensure they come prepared with their 40 words and have revised thoroughly. All SQA German pupils in S3 are reminded that they must complete all outstanding tests by Thursday 30th March.

Good luck!
Mrs Towers


Girls Rugby
There will be a girls touch rugby game against Liberton High School this Thursday after school. Can the girls rugby team please let Miss Cox know if you are able to play or not.
Ms Cox

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 one week 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


S5 pupils
Thinking about going to University next year?  Do you have a University in mind and would like to go for a visit?  There is a poster in the office window (underneath the TV) that has a list of Open Day dates for every University in Scotland.   
Or, if you prefer to have your own copy you can click on the link below:
and then click on:
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.)

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

Last Day of Term – Friday, 31 March
Friday 31st March – Dress down day and raffle. £1 suggested donation in aid of Cancer Research.  Senior pupils will be going round register classes all this week selling raffle tickets - £1 a strip.
S5/6 Volunteering Class