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Young Consumers of the Year

Once again a team from Portobello High School made it to the Edinburgh final of the Young Consumers of the Year competition.


Chloe Anderson, Claire Gilchrist, Greg Wilson and Ellen Earl Morton (Captain) bravely fought against teams from George Heriot’s, Boroughmuir, and Tynecastle High School but were beaten into third place.


Boroughmuir High School will now go forward to the Scottish Final to be held in the Scottish Parliament building in March.


Change to S4 Prelims

There has been a change to the schedule of S4 prelims that were due to run on Thursday 8th December due to the school closure at 12pm.


Religious Studies will now run on Tuesday 13th at the following times:

Foundation, 11.00 – 12.15, Room: A9
Credit, 11.00 – 12.45, Room: A9


Spanish will now run on Tuesday 13th at the following times:
Int 1 reading, 1.30 – 2.15, Room: A9
Int 1 writing, 2.30 – 3.00, Room: A9
Int 2 reading, 1.30 – 2.40, Room: A10
Int 2 writing, 2.55 – 3.35, Room: A10


S4 pupils who have these exams should come to school for these exams only.  They do not need to attend their other classes on that day.  For S4 pupils who do not have these prelims they must report to school as normal. If there are problems please speak to Mr Saddler.

All schools to shut from noon today

All Edinburgh schools will be closed today from noon because of the high winds forecast and the expected disruption to travel. School transport has been arranged to collect children at 12pm.


See the council website or Twitter feed for more information.

SQA Information on New Qualifications

Have you seen the new parent and carer section of our website?


It has a range of resources, including our new parent and carer leaflet, to help parents and carers to understand the changes to national qualifications.  Our Mythbuster videos answer some of the most common questions.
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Disruptive Technologies

‘Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.’ Steve Jobs.


There is no doubt that the prospect of building a new school attracts a lot of attention and can present unique opportunities. You never know when a conversation might take place which results in an idea passing through a chain of people to lead to unforeseen outcomes. It’s an example of chaos theory and in this case a conversation outside school led to a group of three graduate students of architecture coming in and working with pupils in Art, CDT, Computing, Home Economics and Music, from January to May 2011.

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