Ukulele Group will NOW be on Thursdays from 1 – 1.30 p.m.
All welcome, staff and pupils, and we have spare instruments for those without
Welcome to Portobello High School’s website. We are pleased to provide those visiting our site with information about the school and aspects of our work. Good communication is important to us as a school and we regard our relationship with parents/carers and the wider community as crucial to the success of the school.
Here at Portobello High School we are committed to providing a challenging and rewarding educational experience. We are a non-denominational, six year comprehensive based in the East of Edinburgh. Our school roll is over 1300 pupils and despite being the largest school in Edinburgh, the House System we operate and our policies and procedures ensure that every pupil is welcome, known and supported.
We pride ourselves in being an inclusive school which offers many and varied opportunities, both within and outwith the classroom, for the growth and development of pupils in our care.
Please contact the school if you require more information.
Ruth McKay, Head Teacher
See the attached document on the Volkswagen Apprenticeship days
We are collecting Active Kids vouchers (from Sainsbury’s) – could students bring these in to either registration or the PE department
A box will be located in the staff room for these to be collected
Thanks to all “volunteers” so far – there is a meeting for all those who are interested in finding out more on Thursday (28th January) lunchtime in D9 : bring your lunch.
Anyone who would like to help out with hair, make up, costumes, refreshments, tickets, the shop, etc. is welcome to come along. Dates etc will be discussed at this point. Hope to see you there.
Any pupil considering applying to Edinburgh College this year must attend a meeting in Abercorn during Key Adult on Wednesday 27/1/16.
Zigi Shipper, a survivor of the Holocaust will be sharing his experiences with S3 on Friday 29 January periods 3 and 4.
All S3 pupils should go directly to the Hall after break at 10.45. Pupils MUST sit in their P3 classes so that they can be registered – rows will be labelled with the name of their P3 teacher.
There will be an S2 History trip to The Real Mary King’s Close next month.
Come and explore one of Edinburgh’s most famous and most haunted closes. Find out what it was like to live in Old Edinburgh during the time of the plague. Will you spot the ghosts who fell victim to disease?
Consent forms are available from any of your Social Subjects teachers. First come first served – there are only 50 spaces available! So be quick.
You will only be confirmed on the trip once you have returned your money AND EE2 form to Mr Mackenzie in Room 8.05
When? – Thursday 4th February 2016 – 1 p.m – 3.30 p.m (approx.)
How much? – £10 per pupil
Please complete and return your HPV immunisation form to school by
Friday, 5th February 2016
These classes are open to pupils in S4 who are sitting National 5 or 4 this year. You can come along to practise reading, writing, listening and talking, or to catch up on any assessments you may have missed.
French (National 5/4) – Thursday – after school in room 219
Spanish (National 5/4) – Monday – after school in room 214
Higher revision classes will also take place after school on Mondays for both French and Spanish.