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Miss Kaur’s Biology S3 Class – Parent/Carer Homework Survey

Miss Kaur (Biology department) is carrying out a Scottish Government funded Pilot Course at Master’s level. The course involves carrying out an action research project based on aspects of educational theories that affect pupils and teachers alike. She is focusing on homework and the impact the assessment method used for homework has on attainment. To help further her understanding of current thoughts on homework, the following survey is available for parents/carers of her S3 Biology class.

‘Raising Teens with Confidence’ Course

Please see undernoted details of the ‘Raising Teens with Confidence’ course that we are delighted to be able to offer to parents / carers this term.

The course is delivered by Pattie Santelices, Principal Officer (Mental Health & Wellbeing) and lead member of the City of Edinburgh’s Growing Confidence team.

As a school we have engaged with Pattie and her team to undertake the ‘Teenage Brains and Behaviour’ course for staff and at present around 75% of staff have been trained.

The feedback from staff members has been overwhelmingly positive.  Pupil Support Leaders are about to embark on further training with Pattie’s team to support young people with issues around anxiety.

The course takes place over 6 sessions and details are in the undernoted invite.  Places are limited so please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to attend (contact details are also on the invite).

RTWC Info sheet

RTWC course invite

Mhairi Hume, Acting Depute Head

N5/H/AH 2015 – Prelim Timetable – Pupil Version

Please find attached the Pupil version of the prelim timetable as some pupils appear to have lost the paper version they were given.

Prelims 2015 pupil v3

Paul Saddler, Depute Head Teacher

Special Soulful Jazzy Cabaret Night… Friday, 6th February 2015

Special Soulful Jazzy Cabaret Night…


Reserve a table with friends (or meet new ones there), enjoy a drink from the bar, and settle down for some top class entertainment ranging from the fabulous jazz band and stunning solo artists including Mairi Campbell (your host for the evening).

There’ll be time to talk and enjoy the atmosphere as well as being wowed (and sometimes surprised) by the acts …

If you’d like to reserve a table for your group , let us know by commenting on the Facebook event page  or if you can’t use Facebook you can email (with your name and the number of seats you require) and we’ll sort that for you.


Portobello High School(transformed into a club style venue for the night with licensed bar)


Friday, 6th February 2015


7.30 p.m.– 10.30 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.)

Tickets: £8  (On sale from school office or Popeye’s / Cashbrokers on Portobello High Street)

To get a feel for last year’s fabulous cabaret click on this link to see high quality images of the event

This is a key fundraiser for the parent council to raise money for the school.  To see what a difference it makes visit the school website or


This session’s alcolols are engaged in great work here at the school delivering sessions to pupils from a range of year groups. Here are some photographs from David Aveyard Photography showing them training as facilitators at Queen Margaret University and engaging in an awareness-raising and celebratory event at Queen Margaret University.