Thanks to immunisation, diseases such as polio have disappeared in the UK. However, these diseases could come back as they are still seen in many countries throughout the world – which is why it’s so important to get your jabs.
Although you were probably immunised against tetanus, diphtheria and polio as a child, and may have some protection, you still need a Teenage booster to complete your routine immunisations and give you longer-term protection.
Please see the attached invitation to our Careers Convention being held on Thursday 27th February.
Our International Links working group has already organised reciprocal visits between staff of Portobello High and Kiurani Secondary, our link school in Kenya. The next stage will be visits with pupils, with 6 Portobello pupils visiting Kenya in June and July, and 2 pupils visiting Portobello in August. In order to raise funds for this exchange, we invite you to a Race Night at Portobello Rugby Club at Cavalry Park at 7pm on Friday 28th February. The night will be run by Brain Quizzes and includes bets on races from a DVD and Kenyan-style food. Please help us offer this opportunity to pupils at both schools in the partnership and join us for some horse-racing fun!
Tickets are £3 each. Please contact Alister Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
There is a parents’ night on Wednesday February 12th for the proposed Ghana trip in June 2015. This will start at 6pm and will outline the details of the trip and the expectations of the pupils. It is not compulsory to attend but due to the nature of the trip we thought a parents’ night was needed especially as some pupils are in S3. Pupils are to collect a form to confirm attendance. Please collect and return forms to Ms Nisbet.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority has produced a short film, Beyond the Exam, which highlights how key parts of the qualifications system work. It is intended to give candidates and their families a clearer insight into the journey of an exam paper, from its creation through to results day.
The film also introduces the new Results Services and explains what happens when candidates are unable to sit an exam or assessment as a result of an illness or if they have not received the mark they expected.
The film was made for SQA by students at City of Glasgow College, as part of their Higher National qualification.
The film can be viewed on the SQA YouTube channel.