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Theatre Trip

Eight Higher Drama pupils went to see ‘Men Should Weep’ by Ena Lamont Stewart at The King’s Theatre on Thursday 10th November.


This was a wonderful production enjoyed by all and will be invaluable in the pupils’ appreciation of contemporary Scottish Theatre.

Queen’s Diamond Jublilee

At City of Edinburgh Council’s Policy and Strategy Committee on 8 November 2011, in respect of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it was agreed to grant a fixed one-off additional holiday on Tuesday 5 June 2012. Schools will be therefore be closed to pupils and staff on 5 June 2012. Victoria Day will remain as 21 May and the fifth In Service Day will remain as Tuesday 22 May. Revised Session Dates 2011/12 can be accessed as follows:

Parent Council – Girls’ Night Out!

Book your ticket now for a fun Girls’ Night Out with a twist. Enjoy good music and good company. Get yourself a new (to you) outfit and make room in your wardrobe all at the same time. Join us on Friday 25th November 2011, Portobello High School, 7.30pm – 9.30pm.


For more details, open this flyer (PDF).

S1 Homework Support Evening

S1 parents/carers are invited to a Homework Support Evening on Tuesday 22nd November. This will take place in the main hall at Portobello High School, starting at 7pm and finishing at approximately 8pm.


Click the link below to see the letter sent home with more details of this event.


S1 Homework Support Letter (PDF)

S2 Business Enterprise

On 25th October, a group of S2 pupils had a really interesting visit to State Street in Edinburgh who hosted an S2 business enterprise project for us.


The pupils were split into groups of 6-8. They were given limited materials to create towers. They had to first design a tower and make their towers using only what was on the table. They then took them through to another ‘buyers’ room who examined and offered them a price for their towers and paid them accordingly. They were then instructed to make more towers. They had to use the money they made to purchase more implements to build their towers, making sure they made a profit.

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