Monday, 26 March 2018

E-Newsletter for Monday, 26 March 2018


Assemblies for This Week
 
Order of Assembly:

Tuesday– Lewis

Wednesday – Skye

Thursday - Tiree



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

 

S3 – SNSA Standardised Testing
Could all S3 pupils please bring iPads fully charged for the SNSA testing on Monday 26 March.
Mrs Reid
School Support Assistant



History Krakow Trip - Final payments now overdue
I spoke to a number of pupils last week about overdue payments for the History trip to Krakow.  Please ensure that any outstanding money is paid using ParentPay today or you risk losing your place and £200 deposit. If there are any problems making this deadline then you must see Mr Wyllie, immediately.
Mr Wyllie



S1 Outward Bound Trip - Final Payments now overdue
I spoke to a number of pupils and parents/carers last week about overdue payments for S1 Outward Bound Trip. Please ensure that any outstanding money is paid using ParentPay by tomorrow or you risk losing your place and your deposit. If there are any problems making this deadline then you must see Mr Wyllie, immediately.
Mr Wyllie

 

Ogwini 2019
A reminder that the initial deposit of £200 is due by THIS Wednesday (28th March) to secure your place on the trip.
Miss Greig



Art Folios
Final deadline for art folios is Thursday 29th March. Miss Grisdale and Miss McCreadie offer GASS 3:30- 6.30pm every night. Pupils are also welcome to work in the middle room during study periods.
Miss Grisdale

 
Dress Down Day on Thursday, 29 March 2018
This Thursday, 29 March is a dress down day for Lothian Autistic society (no football tops should be worn).  Suggested donation £1 please, but no money refused!
Mrs Fleming


Bake Sale on Thursday, 29 March 2018
There will also be a Bake Sale on Thursday, 29 March at breaktime.
Mrs Fleming


School immunisation Programme
Immunisation helps protect our young people and communities from a wide range of illnesses.
The NHS Lothian Community Vaccination Team carries out an annual immunisation programme, which includes:
 
• The HPV vaccine for girls in S1 and S2 to protect against cervical cancer (and also for any girls in S3-S6 who have not completed)

• If you receive a consent form pack please ensure you read this and discuss it at home. Please make sure the form is returned as soon as possible (within 7 days please), signed by both child and parent.


Library - Lunchtimes
From Monday 12th March - Thursday 29th March the library lunchtime sessions will be for study only. This is to allow S4-S6 pupils to study, finish folio pieces. Any S1-3 pupils who need to use PC's for homework, should speak to Mrs Brown.
Mrs Brown



Pupils who have Prescribed Medication in School
If your child has prescribed medication in School, it is imperative that you keep this medication up to date.  Letters have been sent home and to date there are still nine pupils who have out of date medication.  If your child requires this medication in an emergency, then we cannot give it.  I would be grateful if Parent/Carers who have received these letters would hand in the medication ASAP.  If you child no longer requires medication, you must inform the school in writing.
Mrs Fraser (Welfare)



Pupils who have Non-Prescribed Medication in School
If your child has non-prescribed medication in School, I have sent letters home via the pupils.  I would be grateful if you could complete the forms and return to School ASAP.  We cannot administer any medication without the completion of these forms.
Mrs Fraser (Welfare)

 







 

 

 



 


Monday, 19 March 2018

E-Newsletter for Monday, 19 March 2018


No assemblies for 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

 
 
Attendance Rewards
Congratulations to the following pupils who won the 100% attendance iTunes voucher draw:

S1 Kaitlin Massie, Abigail Hunter, Ross Dykes, Mohamad Alahmad

S2 Mujtaba Sheikh, Elsie Ormiston, Faridha Khan 

S3 Lennon Watson, Zack McGlynn, Scott Horne, Michelle Bahat

S4 Kassie Steadwood, Jake Muir, Abbie McBeath

S5 Bryon Martin, Rouisse Portugal

S6 Jason Binnie

Over 52% of pupils achieved our school target of 95%+ attendance, which is fantastic!
Miss Gordon



S3 – SNSA Standardised Testing
Could all S3 pupils please bring iPads fully charged for the SNSA testing on Monday 19th and Monday 26th March.
Mrs Reid
School Support Assistant

 

Water Sports Trip Meeting
All pupils going on trip must attend a meeting at 1:30pm today in Miss Davies room.
Mr Gregor

 
 
Modern Languages SQA Speaking Exams
These are taking place all this week.

You must be revising and practising thoroughly for those at home and in class. If you do not, you run a high risk of underperforming. There are no resits!

You should attend GASS where it is offered. It has been and will continue to be.
Mrs Towers



Library - Lunchtimes
From Monday 12th March - Thursday 29th March the library lunchtime sessions will be for study only.  This is to allow S4-S6 pupils to study, finish folio pieces.  Any S1-3 pupils who need to use PC's for homework, should speak to Mrs Brown.
Mrs Brown



Pupils who have Prescribed Medication in School
If your child has prescribed medication in School, it is imperative that you keep this medication up to date.  Letters have been sent home and to date there are still nine pupils who have out of date medication.  If your child requires this medication in an emergency, then we cannot give it.  I would be grateful if Parent/Carers who have received these letters would hand in the medication ASAP.  If you child no longer requires medication, you must inform the school in writing.
Mrs Fraser (Welfare)


 

Pupils who have Non-Prescribed Medication in School
If your child has non-prescribed medication in School, I have sent letters home via the pupils.  I would be grateful if you could complete the forms and return to School ASAP.  We cannot administer any medication without the completion of these forms.
Mrs Fraser (Welfare)


F.A.O N4, N5 and Higher Art Pupils
All N4, N5 and higher art folios need to be completed by the Easter break.  GASS is offered on the following days and it is vital that all senior pupils attend:

-          Miss Grisdale: Tuesday and Thursday

-          Miss McCreadie & Miss Martinez: Tuesday and Wednesday

Senior pupils are also welcome to use the middle room during study periods to catch up on exam work but please sign in with your study teacher first.
Miss Grisdale

 






 

Monday, 12 March 2018

E-Newsletter for Monday, 12 March 2018


No assemblies for 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

 

S3 – SNSA Standardised Testing
Could all S3 pupils please bring iPads fully charged for the SNSA testing on Monday 19 and Monday 26 March.
Mrs Reid
School Support Assistant

 

 
S1 Outward Bound Payments
The date for full payment for the S1 Outward Bound trip was Friday 2nd March. Thanks to all who have now fully paid.  Unfortunately, there are still a number of pupils who have yet to make full payment of £175 (£55 deposit plus two additional payments of £60).  In a few cases we have received 3 payments of £55, so this means that you are £10 short, so please check.  It is important that you pay the full £175 by Friday this week, or you risk losing your place.  Please contact the school office if you have any questions regarding payment.
Mr Wyllie



 
Library - Lunchtimes
From Monday 12th March - Thursday 29th March the library lunchtime sessions will be for study only.  This is to allow S4-S6 pupils to study, finish folio pieces.  Any S1-3 pupils who need to use PC's for homework, should speak to Mrs Brown.
Mrs Brown

 

 
Choose Youth Work 2018
Next week, pupils will have the opportunity to vote for youth projects to get extra funding.

They need to select three preferred youth projects in the South East area and three citywide, who will then be allocated the extra funds.

Pupils will need to bring in their Young Scot card number with them in order to vote online. This is the preferred option for voting; however, a paper version is also available.

S1 & S2 pupils will have option to vote during Social Subject periods.

S3-6, please see Mrs Brown for the link to vote via your iPads or if you need to do a paper vote.
Mrs Brown



Pupils who have Prescribed Medication in School
If your child has prescribed medication in School, it is imperative that you keep this medication up to date.  Letters have been sent home and to date there are still nine pupils who have out of date medication.  If your child requires this medication in an emergency, then we cannot give it.  I would be grateful if Parent/Carers who have received these letters would hand in the medication ASAP.  If you child no longer requires medication, you must inform the school in writing.
Mrs Fraser (Welfare)



Pupils who have Non-Prescribed Medication in School
If your child has non-prescribed medication in School, I have sent letters home via the pupils.  I would be grateful if you could complete the forms and return to School ASAP.  We cannot administer any medication without the completion of these forms.
Mrs Fraser (Welfare)



F.A.O N4, N5 and Higher Art Pupils
All N4, N5 and higher art folios need to be completed by the Easter break.  GASS is offered on the following days and it is vital that all senior pupils attend:

-          Miss Grisdale: Tuesday and Thursday

-          Miss McCreadie & Miss Martinez: Tuesday and Wednesday

Senior pupils are also welcome to use the middle room during study periods to catch up on exam work but please sign in with your study teacher first.
Miss Grisdale