University of Edinburgh research participants needed
Changeworks has partnered with the University of Edinburgh to deliver IDEAL, a cutting edge research project exploring how smart technology can help save energy in the home. They are looking for Edinburgh households (EH1-17) with gas combi boiler heating to participate.
The benefits include:
- Gaining insight into your home energy use
- Receiving a free android tablet used to display energy use information
- Receiving tailored advice from University of Edinburgh experts
- Hopefully saving money on gas and electricity bills
For more information visit changeworks.org.uk/projects/ideal
To get involved email your name, address, and contact details to IDEAL@changeworks.org.uk, or call 0131 539 8610.
You can download the school handbook in PDF format by clicking on the image below:
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Please be advised that we are currently experiencing an intermittent fault that is affecting some of the school telephone lines and answering system. This has been reported and engineers are working to fix as quickly as possible.
If your query is urgent, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This mailbox will be monitored more closely during this time. We thank you for your patience.
Shortly after next term begins, exams in all subjects will take place between Monday 16th and Friday 27th January with most coinciding with the times of the normal school day.
In a small number of subjects ‘exam booster’ sessions have been scheduled before Nat 5 exams, providing an opportunity to re-visit the structure and timings of these exams before entering the exam hall. Exam boosters have proved very successful in other schools, helping students to feel calm and reassured before sitting their exams. Should they be well received by students at Portobello High School, they could be used more widely during the May exam diet.
Click here to view the letter to students.
Click here to view the National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Prelim timetable.
The school’s Christmas Concert will be on Thursday 8th December at 7pm. Tickets are available from the school office and must be purchased in advance. Click on the image below for more information.
See the trailer below!
We are extending our 1:1 Digital Learning approach to our present S3 year group with the issue of iPad minis to all pupils in the year group. The launch for pupils and parents/carers will take place on Thursday 1st December, from 6 – 8pm.
For more information, see the documents below.
Letter – Invitation to launch (PDF)
1:1 FAQs (PDF)
Home School Agreement (PDF)
The next meeting of the Parent Council will be at 7pm on Monday 21st November, in the school library.
Click HERE to see the agenda.
Measles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults.
Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles infection.
The symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red, blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within ten days.
If your child has developed symptoms suggestive of measles, you should keep your child at home and contact your General Practitioner for further advice by phone (or NHS24 if out of hours on tel. 111).
This is very important in order to avoid the spread of measles to other people.
People with measles are infectious from around five days before the rash appears until four days after the rash appears and should self isolate at home during this time.
The best protection against measles is two doses of MMR.
NHS Lothian Health Protection Team October 2016
It’s finally here – the first day of school in the new Portobello High School! Our pupils were welcomed this morning in a series of special assemblies which focussed on key information about our new building and some of the new arrangements which come with it.
Click here to read more!
We are looking forward to welcoming pupils for their first day in our fantastic new building. A reminder of arrangements is below:
In order to allow as smooth a start as possible, start times for pupils on their first day back have been amended
slightly to allow us to get them all in, though a special assembly and settled in an orderly fashion. Please see details
Abercorn House – Pupils to arrive for 8.30 am
Brunstane House – Pupils to arrive for 9.00am
Crichton House – Pupils to arrive for 9.30 am
Duddingston House – Pupils to arrive for 10.00am
Please support us by ensuring that your youngster(s) arrive at school in time for the start time listed and not far in advance of it.
Ruth McKay, Headteacher