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Please note that Pupils start back on WEDNESDAY, 21st OCTOBER 2015

Save the Children

The charity committee raised nearly £560.90 for “Save the Children” with an afternoon tea for staff before the October break.  All money raised is going to their campaign in Syria to help vulnerable children.

We raised half the amount through ticket sales and Santander in Dunfermline will match what we made. This gives a grand total of £1121.80.  A huge thank you to Darren Rose the Branch Director.

A huge thank you to the pupils in S5 / S6 who worked so hard to make it possible. The event was such a success, staff have asked for monthly tea parties!  A great day, for a great cause.

AMAZING! Thanks to everyone who supported! The kids LOVED doing it and seeing it all come together.

Ms Nisbet and Mr MacKenzie


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As you will be aware Duddingston Road outside Portobello High has a number of traffic calming measures and is therefore quite a narrow road. We are experiencing problems due to the number of cars parked outside the school at the beginning and end of the school day which is making it very difficult for coaches to drop off and pick up pupils. Due to our lack of onsite sports facilities, we use coaches to transport pupils to and from various sporting venues throughout the school day. I would therefore ask for your support in encouraging your children to walk to school.

Thank you for your help in the above matter.

Alison Fotheringham, Acting Head Teacher

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HPV jags have now been moved by the Health Service until March 2016, Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th.  Originally in calendar for February 2016