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The City of Edinburgh Council, Sports and Outdoor Learning Unit

The City of Edinburgh Council, Sports and Outdoor Learning Unit are launching their Summer 2015 school holiday programme.  Five weeks of outdoor and adventurous activities are available to pupils P6 – S4.

All sessions start in Edinburgh and activities include –

  • Archery
  • Bushcraft
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Dragon Boating
  • Elie Chain Walk
  • Geocaching
  • Gorge Walking
  • Hill Walking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Multi Activity Days

Detailed session information and booking detail are online. I have attached an electronic flyer for information.

E-Flyer – Summer Outdoor Learning Programme 2015

Edinburgh City Libraries Online Membership

Edinburgh City Libraries Online Membership

Edinburgh City Libraries have launched a digital service called Library2go that offers members free e-books, e-magazines and e-resources.

We feel that Library2go could be of great benefit to our pupils but individuals must be a member of Edinburgh City Libraries to access the service.  S2 – S6 students have already been signed up and we would now like S1 students to join.  This will enable them to access resources which will support them in their studies. We would like to forward the names and date of births of all S1 students to Edinburgh City Libraries to clarify which students are already members. Those that are not members will then be signed up via the school Library.

If you do not want your youngster’s details passed on, please let the School Librarian, Miss Thow, know by Friday 8th May 2015


IMG_4050 (3)I’m devastated to pass on the sad news that Lynn Kerr our Administration Officer passed away following a sudden illness, on Sunday, 19th April 2015.

Lynn was an extremely popular colleague and news of her death has shocked the school community.

Our thoughts are with her extended family.

Peigi Macarthur, Head Teacher

National Parent Forum’s Revision in a Nutshell guides for the new Highers

Please find below materials which have been produced by the National Parent Forum which may be of help.

Below are the links to the National Parent Forum’s Revision in a Nutshell guides for the new Highers (20 subjects) and updated Revision guides for National 5s (20 subjects).

Tina Woolnough, the Edinburgh representative on the National Parent Forum of Scotland and co-creator of the Curriculum for Excellence in a Nutshell guides for parents, has asked us to highlight the new Nutshell guides.  The original ones were well received two years ago when the nationals were first being introduced and we hope you will find these equally helpful.

The revision guides contain direct links to SQA specimen question papers, exemplar question papers plus past question papers, where appropriate.  They are designed as digital resources and work well on IPads or other tablets.

The guides advise learners to check with their teachers to make sure that material is relevant.  They are primarily intended to provide the SQA direct links by subject in one place, and to give some additional revision opportunities (if relevant) including web-links to school pages or to the websites of subject-relevant organisations.
20 Revision Guides for the new Higher qualifications

20 Updated Revision Guides for the National 5 Qualifications

The following may also be of interest:

Assessment in the Senior Phase in a Nutshell
This is a summary of the types of assessment in the new National Qualifications

Learning Pathways in a Nutshell for the Senior Phase and beyond

The National Parent Forum of Scotland’s publications guide


Thank you from the parent council for supporting our fashion show and raffle.

150305-195944-223-Edit-LClick here to share in the fashion show fun and spot three brave  S4’s modelling outfits they’ve designed and made alongside S6s modelling their Higher Art creations. Work out the jobs our S6s do, the sports they enjoy and which decades they feature in their interpretation of fashion through the ages;  as well as the  prom  dresses from Pretty Woman and kilts from Top Hat they prefer and get a glimpse of  the Strictly Come Dancing finalists performing their winning dance.  It was a great night – and we raised £850 .

Thanks also for supporting our raffle which raised just over £700 – we will be identifying the items  most needed by teachers at the next parent council meeting.

From The PHS Parent Council