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** REMINDER ** – SPRING CONCERT – Thursday, 28th April 2016

SPRING CONCERT – Thursday, 28th April 2016

As part of the “Farewell to Porty” celebrations our Spring concert will be held on Thursday, 28th April at 7 p.m.

Come and join in with our

  • Junior & Senior Wind Band
  • “Spurtle” Group
  • Samba Band
  • String Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Ukelele Group
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Cello Ensemble
  • Junior Vocal Group
  • Soloists

Tickets will be on sale from the School Office, from Wednesday, 13th April – £6 adult – £3 concession (OAP and children under 18).  Due to the high demand the tickets will not be reserved for collection on the night.



Myself and Mr Cotter (DHT) attended a YOUNG PERSONS’ JOBS FAIR  in the Assembly Rooms last week. It is an event designed to support “ Developing Scotland’s Young Work Force” . All employers on the attached sheets were recruiting.  We took 17 school leavers with us and several of them completed on-line applications at the event.  It is a new event which will be held every year, hopefully earlier next time !

All the employers are still recruiting. Pupils should look at their websites for more information or see me and I can point them in the right direction.


Miss C Skedd (PSL)

Philip Caveney Author Visit

Author Philip Caveney visited the Library on Friday to speak to S1 and S2 students about his work. Philip recently won the Scottish Children’s Book Award with his novel The Piper, a ghostly tale written under the pen name Danny Weston.  His new book The Calling is set in Edinburgh on an evening when, once a year, all the city’s stautes come to life.  Philip challenged students to name the statues featured in the book before entertaining us with a reading.


Consultation on Changes to the School Day at Portobello HS

Please see attached documentation

Revision to school day Pupil_Parent Presentation

New Timetable from Aug 16

Consultation on Changes to the School Day at Portobello HS

If you wish to make any comment with regard to these proposals, please do so in writing to Ruth McKay, Head Teacher by 3 May 2016.   We would be particularly interested to know what you like about the proposal, any difficulties you foresee and suggestions you have for improvement.

If you would like to submit your views via email, please send them to:

National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland

Michael Watson, an S4 student, has been accepted into the prestigious National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland. It has just been announced that they will be appearing in the Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms season on Friday, 5th August.

If you are in London and would like to go along to hear the cream of Scottish jazz along with soloists like Iain Ballamy saxophone and Liane Carroll piano/vocals as well as our own Michael Watson, then please follow this link: