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Target Setting for S4/5/6

This session we will be making changes to our Target Setting procedures for S5/6 and extending the process into S4. The aim of this initiative is to help pupils to achieve their best possible exam results by helping them to set targets for their learning and advising them as to how best to work towards achieving this.


Target Setting sheets have been inserted into student planners and assemblies will be held for pupils in S4/5/6 on Monday 22nd August to launch the process and explain how it will operate. I would invite you, as parents/carers of S4/5/6, to discuss the process with your son/daughter and look at the Target Setting sheets in the planners.

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Re-coursing of S5/6

There will be an opportunity for S5/6 pupils to come into school to be re-coursed if it is necessary following publication of their SQA results. Mrs Dobson, Depute Head, will be available in school on the dates/times noted below:


  • Wednesday, 10th August, 10.00am – 3.00pm.
  • Thursday, 11th August, 12.30 – 2.30pm.


Cruden Cup 2011

Andrew Thurlow from Daniel Stewarts’ Melville College (seen here receiving the Cruden Cup from Cllr Maureen Child) won the Portobello Schools Open Golf Championship at Craigentinny on Wednesday 15th June with a score of 70.   Craigmount High School claimed the Portobello Shield team trophy with a total of 146.   The event, which is sponsored by Cruden Investments and GL Surveys, and supported by several Portobello High Street traders, has become a regular fixture on the Edinburgh junior calendar.

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Basketball News

Over 75 players represented Portobello High School in our Basketball teams this year.  They trained weekly and their hard work and dedication paid off in the Scottish School Cup with the teams achieving the following results:


  • S1 Girls Scottish Cup Finalists (Runners Up)
  • U15 Girls Scottish Cup Quarter-Finalists
  • Open Girls Scottish Cup Semi-Finalists
  • Open Boys Scottish Cup Finalists (Runners Up)
  • S1 Girls were also worthy winners of the BAA Youth Games in May, well done!

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Biology Visit to the Roslin Institute

Each year in April/May the Advanced Higher Biology class is invited to The Roslin Institute for a Friday afternoon. The visit supports the Cell and Molecular Biology unit of the Advanced Higher Biology course.  During the visit we meet research scientists for an informal chat and have a tour of some of the labs.  The students find out about some of the research projects in those labs. and are encouraged to get a hands on experience and ask questions.  For example the students gain an understanding of the use of modern DNA technology and microscopy in helping us understand more about the development of the embryo.

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