The School community is shocked and saddened by the tragic and untimely death of one of our S6 pupils, Calum Veitch.
Calum was an able student and an extremely talented sportsman. He will be remembered for his kindness and his warm and open personality, which made him an extremely popular and respected young man here at Portobello High School.
The school and the local community have lost a very special person. We are deeply saddened by this loss. Our thoughts are with his family.
As part of our commitment towards improving communications between all in the learning partnership, we would like to invite parents/carers of S1 pupils to share their views on the recently issued reports. Please click on the link below to access the short survey which should not take more than 5-10 minutes to complete. Your contributions will allow us to improve future reports.
S1 Reports Survey
We are delighted to announce that Isla McEwan, Kyra Skellett and Freya Hesse have been accepted for places at the Junior Academy of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. This will involve them travelling to Glasgow every Saturday for music tuition, ensemble work and theory classes.
Congratulations also to Michael McGeary in S6, who took part in the RSAMD junior department guitar competition and was awarded 1st place. As part of his prize, he has been offered a free place to study with the world renowned Croatian guitarist Ana Vidovic at the 3rd Classical Guitar Retreat at the Cathedral of the Isles on the island of Cumbrae.
There has been a recent increase in the numbers of measles cases in Scotland and the rest of the UK, mainly affecting teenagers and younger adults. Many of the cases have been associated with recent travel abroad especially to France. A number of current measles outbreaks have been reported from France, Belgium and Switzerland.
Measles is highly infectious and can be a dangerous illness. It spreads easily in schools, universities and summer camps. Those who are not fully immunised with two doses of MMR are most at risk of developing measles.
The City of Edinburgh Council is urgently looking for more foster carers. We need people to care for children for a few days or months and some will need caring for all of their childhood. Some will be adopted and become part of their new family for life. A carer can have a huge impact on a child’s life, improving their confidence and helping them towards a happy future.
Our current campaign, Foster Me, Foster Us, is running across the city and includes billboards, buses, taxis and press advertising as well as sponsoring Grant Stott’s radio show on Forth One. Follow the links to find out more.