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ScotXed – Pupil Details – Update Forms

ScotXed Pupil Update Forms have now been issued to all Parent / Carers.  Please could you return these to the Admin Office by Friday, 19th June in order that we can keep all Pupil records up-to-date.  Please return all forms even if they have no corrections.


May 2015 – Our New Portobello High School

Parents / Carers and Pupils may be interested to see these.

This is the Art (top), Social subjects (middle) and CDT (bottom) Wing from the Golf Course and then a side view.

Amazing to see windows in.







S2 Visit Site of new Forth Road Bridge

image2 imageOn Thursday 28th May Mrs Whittington’s S2 class enjoyed an excellent visit to the site of the new Forth road bridge.

The Forth Replacement Crossing, officially named the Queensferry Crossing, is the largest engineering project to take place in Scotland in a generation. It provides a vivid demonstration of engineering and its related disciplines. The site of the new bridge is unique – nowhere else in the world can you see 3 iconic bridges spanning 3 centuries of construction.

The class were treated to a presentation about the construction of the new bridge by Elaine Barrie of The Forth Replacement Crossing Education Centre.  We were very grateful to Elaine for her expert input throughout the day. After the presentation the class tried their hand at building their own bridge.  Through working as a team with a self-appointed Project Manager they successfully completed an impressive structure which stood 2 metres tall and 10 metres long. To finish the day off they walked to the centre of the existing Forth Road Bridge where they were able to take in the wonder of all 3 Forth crossings up close.

2CD1 also made their mark on the Forth Bridges web site where you can see a photograph of their day out – go to and enter “Portobello” into the search box.

Well done to the class – we may just have found some budding engineers in our midst.







Please can you ensure that all Pupil text books are returned to the appropriate departments as soon as possible.


S5 / S6 Induction – Tuesday, 2nd June 2015

We look forward to welcoming the our new 5th and 6th year pupils back to school after their examinations and Meaningful May experiences.

S5 / S6 pupils should return to school for the start of the new timetable on Tuesday, 2nd June 2015.

S5 pupils should arrive at school at 9 am and report to the school assembly hall for their fifth year induction programme.

S6 pupils should arrive at school at 9.45 am and report to the school assembly hall for their sixth year induction programme.

Alison Fotheringham, Depute Head Teacher