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STEM CLUB SUCCESS

STEM CLUB SUCCESS

 

On Thursday, 5th June 2014 five pupils from Portobello High School STEM club went to Murrayfield Stadium to represent the school in the annual Celebration of Engineering and Science. They competed against other schools from across Scotland in different challenges.

 

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NOTIFICATION OF LATE START – Wednesday, 18th June 2014

WEDNESDAY, 18th June 2014

 

This year Primary 7 pupils will visit the High School on Wednesday, 18th June 2014 and Thursday 19th June 2014.

 

To help us settle them in, all pupils in S2 – S6 should report at 9:25 a.m for the start of Period 2 on Wednesday 18th June 2014.

 

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Edinburgh Schools Athletics Results

Just a short message to publicise results from the Edinburgh Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships held yesterday at Meadowbank Stadium;

 

Kate Johnstone (new S3) won the girls U-15 – 100M (beating the Scottish no 1 in the process) – an amazing result.

 

Michael Swinton (new S4) won the U-15 boys – 1500M and also took bronze in the 80M hurdles.

 

Leo Robertson-Walker (new S4) took silver in the U-17 – 400M

 

Andrew Taylor (new S5) also took silver in the U-17 – 800M

 

Congratulations to all

 

P Macarthur

6TH GREEN FLAG FOR PORTOBELLO HIGH SCHOOL

Portobello High School can proudly announce we have been awarded a 6th Green Flag Award from Eco-Schools’ Scotland. The Eco Committee and subject departments have maintained Green Flag status since 2002 through whole-school activities, awareness campaigns and course content in pupils’ day-to-day learning. Particular commendation goes to the pupils who put effort each week into the work of the Eco Team and motivate school staff; without these pupils, no planning or delivery would be possible.

 

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FREE UK EXHIBITION FOR CHILDREN

Kidz Scotland 2014 is one of the largest, FREE UK exhibitions dedicated to children and young adults and its coming to Edinburgh on Thursday, 11th September 2014.  Please see their advertising poster:

 

http://www.disabledliving.co.uk/DISLIV/media/Kidz-Posters/KidzScotland2014Poster.pdf

S4 / S5 / S6 – RETURN OF SCHOOL TEXT BOOKS

Please can all S4 / S5 / S6 pupils return all School Text Books and Library Books to the school by the end of the day on Tuesday, 3rd June 2014

iPad Chargers

We are very aware that so many devices require charging on a daily basis and that many people have a different number of charges for different devices.

 

It is important to use the correct charger for the correct device as can be seen in the BBC video below:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27515446

 

If you have a school iPad please ensure you use the charger which is supplied.  If you have lost the charger and wish to replace it you will need to buy an official Apple Charger.

Portobello in the First World War

The BBC L.A.B team held a two day media skills workshop with students on the theme of the First World War.  Some of the students created an audio of their interview with local historian Margaret Munro about Portobello in the First World War.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01yn60f

 

Portobello Park Private Bill – Consideration Stage Report Published

Please note that the Consideration Stage Report regarding the Private Bill has now been published.  You will find the link below. I have outlined the concluding statements. This is an important step forward.

 

Peigi Macarthur

Head Teacher

 

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SAINSBURY’S MEADOWBANK SUPPORT KENYA 2014 EXCHANGE TRIPS

Pupils, parents / carers and staff involved with the exchange trip planned this year to PHS’ link school in Kenya raised money for the link in April by bag-packing at Sainsbury’s. Continue reading