The process for pupils to choose their options for 2017/18 is now underway. We like to think about this process as “Reviewing Pathways” rather than “Course Choice” as the options open to pupils now are far wider than they were when most of us were at school.
We have good links with the college and other partners and can offer some very interesting opportunities for pupils to build their skill set in a way which will prepare them very well for entering the job market. Even if your child is intending staying on until the end of S6, many of the options open to our pupils can be taken alongside a more traditional set of courses.
Click HERE for more details.
Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian have been issued to pupils in S3 (and in S4 – S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations).
Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio. Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.
In addition to the Teenage Booster vaccination, all S3 pupils are recommended to have a meningitis vaccine (ACWY). This protects against several strains including the W strain of meningitis which is on the increase across the UK. Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.
Please read the letter, discuss the vaccinations and return completed and signed consent forms to school by Friday 10th February.
Immunisation takes place in school on Wednesday 1st March.
Brunstane Primary School are hosting Raising Children with Confidence course, starting on Wednesday the 1st of February. They would be delighted to welcome parents from Portobello High School to apply. Please see the flyer below and if you are interested get in touch with Lorna Hoy on 661 6834 or call Brunstane Primary school office on 669 4498.
Brunstane RCWC Flyer
We would like to reassure parents who have heard reports of the accident on Milton Road this morning that no pupils were involved.
The following presentation is information to help any individuals who are looking to apply for courses at Edinburgh College for courses to start in August 2017. The information consists of details about Open Days, choosing courses & how to apply using the online application on the Edinburgh College website. If any individual is hoping to apply for a course that is not at Edinburgh College and would still like some help with this, they can speak to the School Careers Advisers Martin Brynes & Joyce McAree, who are based in the Careers Interview Room in the School Library.
See below for the presention.
Applying to College 2017