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Free Workshop for Parents and Carers of Disabled Children and Children with Additional Support Needs.


The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living are running a workshops for parents on accessing support. If you would like to attend please see the attached flyer.

Calling all Former PHS pupils (1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s)


If you were a pupil here at P.H.S. in the 60s / 70s/ 80s / 90s and you would like your name on the wall of past PHS students – please complete the attached template and return to





Congratulations to this year’s S5 and S6 pupils from the Retailing class. They organised a mini enterprise retail event on Friday, 26th February 2016 which raised a very impressive £405 for the Sick Kids’ Friends’ Foundation. They were responsible for creating and selling cones of brightly coloured sweets at a stall in the foyer during interval. The event proved extremely popular with staff and pupils and we had sold out entirely within the first 5 minutes!!

They also decided to host a ‘dress down’ day for the same morning where they invited pupils and staff to come to school wearing something bright and colourful. All profits raised from both events have gone to a very worthwhile charity.


Miss Skedd has details of a part-time vacancy with the Coffee Drive Thru on Duddingston Park South.

Also the following vacancies:

  • Halfords – Light Vehicle Technician
  • Barrat Homes – Trade Apprenticeship (Brick Laying, carpentry/ Joinery)
  • Peugeot Citroen retail Group –
    • Customer Adviser
    • Sales Administration
    • Finance (All Apprenticeships)


Board Games Wanted

The Library are looking for educational board games for students to use at lunchtime.  In particular we would love some more chess boards and trivia style games.

If you have any games you are no longer using please consider donating them to the Library.   Thanks


PHS has now been awarded with the Fairactive Award

Our Eco team holds a monthly Fairtrade stall, they goe around staff with Fairtrade products such as tea, coffee and biscuits on a regular basis.  They have co-ordinated awareness campaigns across the school, held assemblies to the school about Fairtrade  and raised over £600 for the Fairtrade foundation during Eco week.

Next they will be working towards the Fairachiever award and trying to introduce Fairtrade products to the cafeteria.

Fairactive PHS

HISTORY TRIP – World War One Battlefields Tour – 2017

World War One Battlefields Tour 2017 – Belgium & France – (19th – 24th May)

Walk in the footsteps of the soldiers of The First World

See link below for more information


Re:Portobello Exclusive

Re:Portobello Exclusive

Read all about this session’s Porty Does Strictly.  Behind the scenes access, dancers’ reactions, we’ve got the lot! (only 4 months late)




Official Portobello H.S. Commemorative Goods

Portobello High School Parent Council are commissioning a range of official commemorative items to mark the closure of the current building. All proceeds from the sales of these will come back to Portobello HS to support activities which benefit learners. Further information will be available in due course.

** REMINDER ** – SPRING CONCERT – Thursday, 28th April 2016

SPRING CONCERT – Thursday, 28th April 2016

As part of the “Farewell to Porty” celebrations our Spring concert will be held on Thursday, 28th April at 7 p.m.

Come and join in with our

  • Junior & Senior Wind Band
  • “Spurtle” Group
  • Samba Band
  • String Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Ukelele Group
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Cello Ensemble
  • Junior Vocal Group
  • Soloists

Tickets will be on sale from the School Office, from Wednesday, 13th April – £6 adult – £3 concession (OAP and children under 18).  Due to the high demand the tickets will not be reserved for collection on the night.