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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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S3 Geography Field Trip to Stirling

On Wednesday 1st June, S3 Standard Grade Geography pupils took part in the annual field trip to Stirling. Two buses of pupils and six staff participated in a number of activities throughout the day. The weather as always was a bit wet, but good fun was had by all.


Stirling and the surrounding area are a perfect location to bring to life many concepts studied in Standard Grade Geography. For example, the River Forth, industrial estates, the new farmers market and Stirling itself, as an example of a market town. This year, for the first time we had the opportunity to watch a live cattle auction, which the pupils really enjoyed!

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