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On Friday the 14th of August staff at Portobello High School worked together looking at our ethos, culture and values. Staff working in groups debated and discussed what happens in a school where it is nurturing, encouraging, there is mutual respect and sense of belonging.

Please see attachment for further information.

Portobello High School -RA V2 Feedback

Alison Fotheringham, Acting Head Teacher



For the past 3 years, PHS has contributed to Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Clean Up Scotland initiative in collaboration with volunteers from the Seafield and Princes St McDonald’s restaurants. The initiative involves a litter pick, cleaning up Figgate Burn and tidying the garden in our local Figgate Park, with valuable support from the council ranger service and local councillors.
This year, the intiative, and the other work these McDonald’s restaurants do in Edinburgh, were rewarded with runner up in the ‘Love Where You Live’ award, introduced to recognise employees’ work towards Keep Britain Tidy’s Love Where You Live campaign. They beat over 1,200 other finalists from across the UK to the position – this photo shows crew member Katelyn Scott receiving the award.

The Figgate Park Clean Up involves S2 pupils and takes place in May – well done to those involved!


External Telephone Fault

We have an ongoing issue with our external telephone lines at the present moment.

Apologies for any inconvenience this is causing.

The Engineers have been called out to repair.


MONDAY, 17th August – 8:30 a.m. – KEY ADULT GROUP

The staff at Portobello High School are looking forward to welcoming back our pupils after the summer break. We hope you have had an enjoyable holiday and are feeling refreshed and relaxed for the start of the new term. On Monday the 17th of August all pupils from S2 – S6 should report to their Key Adult Group at 8.30am, as new timetables will be issued.

The following Key Adult Groups classroom have changed – please see below:

KAG       3D1        please report to room 107

KAG       4A1        please report to room 803

KAG       4D1        please report to room 214

Alison Fotheringham, Head Teacher (Acting)

Re-coursing of New S5 and S6 Pupils

Good luck to our senior pupils as they await the results for their SQA qualifications. Any pupils who require changes to their course options following the publication of the SQA exam results are invited to make an appointment to meet with Ms Hume prior to the start of the new term.

SQA results will be issued to pupils on Tuesday, 4th August 2015 and Ms Hume will be available in school on:

Tuesday, 11th August 2015

Wednesday, 12th August 2015

Appointments can be made by calling the school office (669 2324) from Tuesday, 4th August onwards.

Parents / carers are most welcome to accompany their son / daughter if required.

Course option sheets should be downloaded by following the link below and consideration should be given to the changes that will be requested prior to the appointment.

Please note that some classes may be full at this stage but following the publication of the results there may be some movement. In such cases, a waiting list system would operate.


M Hume, Depute Head Teacher (Acting)

15 S6 option sheet – AUG 15 Version

15 S5 option sheet – AUG 15 Version