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Portobello High School Summer Newsletter 2016

Another year has passed and exams are finally over. The pupils this year have worked extremely hard and have earned the right to enjoy themselves in the sun!

In light of this, we have a newsletter to share with you from our Head Teacher, Ruth McKay. A link to this can be found below.

PHS 2016 Newsletter

Happy Summer!

Winner of Student Critics Competition 2016

A huge congratulations to Aimee Combe for winning the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics Competition!

The school is immensely proud of her achievement and we wish to share her winning review of ‘Away’ with you all.

A link to it can be found here.

As part of winning, she has been offered to become an EIFF programmer for 2017. This is an excellent oppurunity to learn about about film curation, write for the brochure, website and catalogue and host screenings and events during EIFF.

More information about EIFF can be found here:

Come and join us at Holyrood’s ‘Big Day Out’

To mark the official opening of the 5th session of the Scottish Parliament, a host of events will take place at Holyrood on Saturday 2 July 2016.

From 2pm to 6pm: Holyrood’s ‘Big Day Out’ – a fun-packed afternoon for all the family.  The gardens and doors of the Scottish Parliament will be open to everyone to explore.  All events are FREE and there is no need to book – just come along for the afternoon to enjoy and celebrate with us.

Higher Geography in the park!

Higher Geography in the park! Getting some fieldwork practice in.



Scottish Schools Water Polo Championships

The Portobello High School Open Team won the Scottish Schools Water Polo Championships in Stirling on 10th June 2016. The team won a dramatic penalty shoot-out 9 – 8 in the final. 16 teams from across Scotland took part in the competition