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School Grounds Saturday Surgery – 26th April

Parents and community members are cordially invited to PHS’ biodiversity garden from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 26 April for a spring clean of our biodiversity garden. The garden, accessible from the right/East side of the school, beside the CDT department, is a fenced area containing flowerbeds, a bird feeder, grassland and stone and long piles. Pupils in the Eco Team maintain the garden as pat of their responsibilities.


This event, running now for the third year, will see volunteers maintaining the paths and fence, weeding and planting and importantly, being rewarded with hot drinks and bacon/vegetarian rolls! Please come along if you’d like to help – no experience necessary, but bringing gardening tools is appreciated.


For any further information or to let us know to coming along, please contact Sophie Bigg at


Letter to Parents – Liberton HS Incident

Please click the link below to view a .pdf file of the letter sent out to all parents / guardians from Gillian Tee, Director of Children and Families for the City of Edinburgh Council.


Letter to Parents / Guardians

Liberton High School Tragedy – Health and Safety

I feel sure you will be aware of the tragedy which took place at Liberton High School yesterday.  I have sent condolences to the Head Teacher on behalf of our school community.


The City of Edinburgh Council has instructed that emergency inspections are to be carried out on all schools today.  It is worth noting that significant monies have been spent over the last few years to upgrade Portobello High and health and safety checks have been integral to decision making.



P Macarthur

Head Teacher

Easter 2014 – Newsletter

Dear Parents / Carers,


We would like to share the news of the term with you as we head towards the Easter Break.


Easter 2014 Newsletter


This can also be found along with our past newsletters for this academic year on our Newsletter page of the website.

National 5 Examinations

Parents/ Carers

Please find links to revision resources developed by the National Parent Forum of Scotland for pupils sitting National 5 qualifications . This link will also be added to the Curriculum for Excellence section of the website.



Peigi Macarthur

Head Teacher

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