Ukulele Group has now moved to :-
Every Monday after school – Mrs Karpa’s room – 3.30 p.m to 4.15 p.m.
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
Any pupil who enjoys playing a wide variety of games please feel free to attend Games Club. It takes place every Wednesday and Thursday at lunchtime in room 311.
EXECUTIVE PUPIL COUNCIL
There will be a meeting of the EXECUTIVE pupil council on Thursday, 28th January 2016 at lunchtime in room 104 (please note change of room).
A full meeting of the pupil council will be held shortly – information will go out through Key Adults.
A letter was sent to Parents / Carers in S3 / S4 / S5 / S6 with a tear of slip to be signed, dated and returned. To date we have had a poor response to this letter which was issued in November 2015. We urgently request that you return the tear of section to us as soon as possible to acknowledge that you have read the letter.
Warm congratulations to Michael Watson (S4) who after audition has gained a place in the prestigious National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland.
Michael will work with the Jazz Orchestra in April and in the summer, visiting places as far afield as Skye, London, Manchester, Bradford-upon-Avon and Glasgow.
Instrumental Parents’ Evening takes place on Thursday, 28th January from 4.15 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.
Please make an appointment in advance by completing the form issued in December 2015 or by telephoning the Music Department
INC brings together Edinburgh’s brightest and boldest charities and child care companies (The Action Group, Kidzcare, Lothian Autistic Society) to provide holiday playschemes and residential opportunities for children with disabilities from across the city.
Each year they run a play scheme during the School holidays for children with additional support needs. This is staffed by a mixture of experienced paid workers and volunteers.
This is voluntary work opportunities for students aged 16 – 18 and provide excellent experience in childcare and further individuals’ interpersonal and leadership skills. They’re also a lot of fun!
The scheme is based at various venues in Edinburgh and the Easter playscheme 2016 will run between 29th March – 8th April 2016, Mon – Fri, daytime hours in Edinburgh.
Volunteers will need to commit to working 9 – 4pm, but are under no obligation to do the whole scheme. Training week begins on 21st March 2016.
The closing date for Easter applications is Monday 22nd February 2016. All applicants along with the volunteers will need to attend interview, undergo reference and PVG checks, and complete a health questionnaire before working on the play scheme.
Please note that because of insurance reasons, we are not able to accept volunteers under the age of sixteen.