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S6 Leadership and Team Building Event

Tuesday, 18th August 2015 saw sixty S6 take part in a Business Education Course on team building and leadership skills. A range of facilitators from the world of further education and business led the day offering upfront talks, advice and challenges. Stimulating and challenging activities gave the opportunity for the new S6 to bond together and a competitive spirit was noted as they battled to build the best bridge or create the best presentation or performance of the day. This was seen as a thoroughly enjoyable experience giving a good insight into the World of Work.

Towerbank Consultation

This morning the Council approved the recommendations included in the Outcome of the Consultation report, a copy of which is available on line at

The catchment changes and the sibling guarantee will be effective immediately and will be part of the registration process for August 2016 which is due to commence soon.

World War One Commemoration Event

Portobello High School & Leith Academy

World War One Commemoration Event

WEDNESDAY, 11th November at Portobello High School

Refreshments and exhibition from 6.30 p.m.

Event 7 – 8 p.m.

Portobello High School and Leith Academy will be holding a joint event to commemorate WWI.   There will be an exhibition of student work from Portobello’s WWI Interdisciplinary Learning Week as well as performances from both schools.

This year’s event will focus on Gallipoli following a recent excursion with the Gallipoli Cententery Education Project.

Please rsvp to or telephone 0131 669 2324


We have received information from the NHS on prevention of the spread of “Norovirus” and have been asked to pass this information on to all Parents / Carers.  Please see undernoted link.



Parent Council Meeting – Monday, 26th October 2015

If you would like a chance to influence the running of the school and play a part in supporting our children and young people to meet their full potential at Portobello High School, you are very welcome to attend the Parent Council.

The Parent Council meet about once a month and the next meeting is on Monday 26th October at 7 p.m. in the school library. We discuss many topics for example, academic attainment, staffing, the budget, improvement planning fundraising and the new school building, which is a regular item on our agenda. We look forward to welcoming all new members.