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Holiday Play Workers

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.

Holiday Play Workers Advert Easter 2016

HPV Immunisation Consent Forms

HPV Immunisation consent forms will be given to S1 girls on Tueday, 18th January 2016. Please complete and return to school by Friday, 5th February 2016


Under 14’s Football Team

The under 14s football team are playing against Denny High School in the last 32 of the Scottish Shield on Friday afternoon. It’s a 2 p.m kick off at Meadowbank Sports Centre. If you’re at a loose end come along and support the boys! They have a very good chance of reaching the last 16.

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 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



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.