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Spring Concert

The school’s Spring Concert is on Thursday 23rd March, in the school hall, starting at 7pm. Tickets cost £6 & £3 (concession). 

Participating Groups will include: Wind Band, String Orchestra, Ceilidh Band, Jazz Band, Samba Band, Vocal Ensembles, Small Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, ‘Cello Ensemble and various solo items.

S3 HISTORY TRIP TO NEW LANARK WORLD HERITAGE SITE

This trip is open to all S3 History students. Find out what it was like to work in the mills of New Lanark in the 19th century. Take a trip on the Annie McLeod experience and discover what her life was like; explore the old school room; feast your eyes on the sweets and souvenirs in the original tuck shop.

When: Monday 20th March, all day.

How much: £9

Collect a letter and consent form from your history teacher. Forms should be returned with full payment to Mr Mackenzie by Monday 13th March. SPACES ARE LIMITED. If you are having difficulty meeting the cost of this trip please speak to your teacher ASAP.

History Department

Portobello HS Sports Personality of the Year 2017

After last year’s success we will be holding our SPOTY Awards night on Friday 21st April 2017. We are asking for the support of parents/guardians to ensure that all pupils’ successes can be recognised and ask that either you or your child does the following:

If you have competed in your sport regionally, nationally or internationally – or you have played sport for a professional club – in the last 12 months, we require one of the slips (below) completed and returned to the PE department so that your sporting achievements can be celebrated on the night. The deadline for this is Friday 10th March.

Sports Personality Achievement Slips

S2 Parents’ Consultation Evening, 28 February

Parents will have an opportunity to meet teachers of S2 pupils on Tuesday 28 February 2017 from 4.30 – 7.00pm to discuss progress at this stage of the school year. Please also note, we are introducing a new online booking system for this and all subsequent parents’ evenings.

Click HERE to read more information about the evening and the new booking system. 

S5/6 Pathways

The process for pupils to choose their options for 2017/18 is now underway.  We like to think about this process as “Reviewing Pathways” rather than “Course Choice” as the options open to pupils now are far wider than they were when most of us were at school.

We have good links with the college and other partners and can offer some very interesting opportunities for pupils to build their skill set in a way which will prepare them very well for entering the job market.  Even if your child is intending staying on until the end of S6, many of the options open to our pupils can be taken alongside a more traditional set of courses.

Click HERE for more details. 

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations

Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian have been issued to  pupils in S3 (and in S4 – S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations). 

Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster  to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.   Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

In addition to the Teenage Booster vaccination, all S3 pupils are recommended to have a meningitis vaccine (ACWY).  This protects against several strains including the W strain of meningitis which is on the increase across the UK.  Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

Please read the letter, discuss the vaccinations and return completed and signed consent forms to school by Friday 10th February.

Immunisation takes place in school on Wednesday 1st March.

Raising Children with Confidence

b52a8ea7d99d2b01123c5031d5b21209Brunstane Primary School are hosting Raising Children with Confidence course, starting on Wednesday the 1st of February. They would be delighted to welcome parents from Portobello High School to apply. Please see the flyer below and if you are interested get in touch with Lorna Hoy on 661 6834 or call Brunstane Primary school office on 669 4498.

Brunstane RCWC Flyer

 

Accident on Milton Road

We would like to reassure parents who have heard reports of the accident on Milton Road this morning that no pupils were involved.

Applying to College 2017 Presentation

The following presentation is information to help any individuals who are looking to apply for courses at Edinburgh College for courses to start in August 2017. The information consists of details about Open Days, choosing courses & how to apply using the online application on the Edinburgh College website. If any individual is hoping to apply for a course that is not at Edinburgh College and would still like some help with this, they can speak to the School Careers Advisers Martin Brynes & Joyce McAree, who are based in the Careers Interview Room in the School Library.

See below for the presention.

Applying to College 2017

Home Energy Project

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.

IDEAL Poster

IDEAL Leaflet