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‘Dreams Come True’ Dress-Up Day 2011

Dreams Come True‘ is a UK-wide organisation that gives young children with serious long-term or terminal illnesses the chance to make their dream come true!  It could be anything from meeting a celebrity hero to visiting family abroad.  ‘Dreams Come True’ also helps by partly or fully paying for equipment that will make dealing with an illness easier, such as wheelchairs and specialised bicycles.  But ‘Dreams Come True’ can’t provide these fantastic opportunities on its own.

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Stress Control Classes

Open to adults of all ages, NHS Lothian staff are offering a series of six free classes in Portobello High School on stress control . Click the link below to find out more.


Stress Control Classes (PDF)

Information Evenings for S5 and P7 Parents/Carers

There will be an information evening for parents/carers of S5 pupils on Tuesday 30th August, from 6.30 – 7.30pm. Full details of the event can be found in this letter.


There will be also be an open evening for parents/carers of P7 pupils in our cluster primaries on Thursday 15th September, from 6.30 – 8.50pm. Full details of the event can be found in this letter.

Adult Education Programme 2011


There’s lots of choice in the exciting new adult education programme.    Have a go at computing, art, languages, fitness, genealogy, crafts, wine appreciation, gardening or stress management. New classes include – Urdu, philosophy, wind band, mobile phone applications and song writing.


Also on offer are Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) courses at Higher and Unit levels, run by Stevenson College Edinburgh and Edinburgh’s Telford College.  Day, evening and weekend courses are available starting in September.

Be Punctual at Portobello High School

At Portobello High School we are committed to creating a positive learning environment for all our pupils, allowing them to reach their full potential. We believe that each day needs to start well and that means arriving on time for school.


School starts at 8.30am. A rota has been drawn up where senior staff will be on duty speaking to pupils who arrive late to school over the month of August. The issue of punctuality will also be highlighted in House Assemblies over the coming week. We want to send a very clear message to pupils that we expect them all to arrive on time. After August if a pupil arrives late into school and is spoken to by a senior member of staff they will be issued with a detention.

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