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Calling all friends and supporters of PHS!

Calling all friends and supporters of PHS!

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online you could be raising a free donation for Portobello High School Council – Edinburgh?

There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline, and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s really simple, all you have to do is:

  1. Join – Head to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/portobellohighsc and sign up for free.
  2. Shop – Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
  3. Raise – After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

Please help us – there are no catches or hidden charges and Portobello High School Council – Edinburgh will be really grateful for your donations.

We currently have just 43 easyfundraising supporters and have raised around £150 in the last few months – think what we can do with your help as well!

Thank you for your support.

PHS Parent Council

EDINBURGH COLLEGE INFORMATION DAY ( Tuesday 19th January )

EDINBURGH COLLEGE INFORMATION DAY  ( Tuesday 19th January )

Granton Campus

Any S4, S5, S6 pupil intending to make an application to college this year would benefit from attending this event. It will run all day until 6 pm. School had planned to take a group of pupils by bus but this is proving very difficult to organise given that the prelims are on . Pupils can therefore visit the college themselves at any time during that day  provided it is not when they have a prelim.  Please make their PSL aware so that they can amend their attendance.

Competition win!

The S6 Library Prefects were delighted with the new Library books won by the School Librarian at a recent conference

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Mary’s Meals

We managed to collect over 100 rucksacks with a lot of extra items that we will send on to Mary’s Meals. The S3 class carefully selected a bag and filled it with items they thought the children would love. The kids enjoyed sorting through the clothes to piece outfits together and even tried to match toothbrushes with toothpaste!!  It was lovely to see them take such care.

I wonder where the bags will end up??!

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NEW SCHOOL

The new school is going up quickly.  The design of the lower ground floor was a very exciting project leading to the development of several interesting social spaces for pupils.  Pupils have continued to be involved in various projects such as wayfinding and signage, again led by Space Strategy, food tasting, where 2 pupils from every year took part in a taste test for various new catering options and voted on their likes and dislikes.  They were  even involved in choosing what colour their toilets should be!!

Three pupils got a tour of the new building in September and fed back to the other pupils on the signage group on what they had seen.

The Parent Council were updated with a presentation at their November meeting and a tour for them will be organised shortly.

Most of the Senior Leadership team have visited and there are tours arranged for the Leaderships team and Senior Support colleagues this month.

There are plans to brief pupils and parent / carers further in the near future.

There are also plans underway on how to celebrate the current school building with a variety of suggestions being considered. Formers pupils will play a part in this along with current pupils and staff.

A few photos are included to show progress to date

dining looking to assembly games hall technologies classrooms view from art terrace