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2016 – Spring Newsletter

Letter – APR 2016 – Spring Newsletter RM

 

2016 – Easter Holiday Revision Classes

2016 – Easter Holiday Revision Classes

 

Eco Committee – School Grounds Saturday Surgery

Our Eco Team stalwarts have continued to work hard this term: as well as working on a project focused on transport issues around Portobello, they have run a Car Free / Car Share day, continued to offer a monthly fairtrade stall and enlisted the help of staff and parent / carers to do a makeover on our biodiversity garden on Saturday, 19th March.

These before and after photos show our spruced-up flowerbeds and paths – a big thank you to everyone who came along. We’re keen to have more volunteers to help pot some of our plants after summer in preparation for the move to the new building, so if you’re interested please check the website for updates.

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West view before East view before

 

 

 

 

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West view after East view after

 

 

 

 

PHS also hosted an Edinburgh Eco-Schools training session on Friday, 11th March, sharing good practice with other schools and nurseries looking to apply for Green Flag awards in the authority.

 

SPRING CONCERT – Thursday, 28th April 2016

As part of the “Farewell to Porty” celebrations our Spring concert will be held on Thursday, 28th April at 7 p.m.

Come and join in with our

  • Junior & Senior Wind Band
  • “Spurtle” Group
  • Samba Band
  • String Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Ukelele Group
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Cello Ensemble
  • Junior Vocal Group
  • Soloists

Tickets will be on sale from the School Office, from Wednesday, 13th April £6 adult – £3 concession (OAP and children under 18).  Due to the high demand the tickets will not be reserved for collection on the night.

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NATIONAL 5 – HISTORY (REVISION CLASSES)

Revision classes for all National 5 History pupils are taking place every Tuesday after school until 4.30 p.m. in Room 8.05.

Focus will be exam technique. Come along to improve your grade!

MODERN LANGUAGES – REVISION CLASSES

Classes are open to pupils in S4 who are sitting National 5 or 4 this year.  Come along to practise reading, writing, listening and talking, or to catch up on any assessments you may have missed.

French (National 5/4) –Thursday – after school in room 219

Spanish (National 5/4) – Monday – after school in room 214

Higher revision classes will also take place after school on Mondays for both French and Spanish.

CAREERS READY

As part of Career Ready we are required to demonstrate the skills that we have gained over the 2 year programme. We have decided to have a bake sale to raise money for Edinburgh Cat and Dog home which will go towards sponsoring a kennel or cat pen.

The bake sale will take place this Thursday, 24th March in the assembly hall at break time. Your support in this is greatly appreciated.

S1 Football Team

Our S1 football team are in the semi-final of the League Cup – Saturday, 19th March 2016 against Ross High.  The game takes place at Cavalry Park, with kick off at 9:30 a.m.

The boys would really appreciate any support if anyone fancies coming along to watch

S3 History Trip – New Lanark World Heritage Site

S3 History pupils enjoyed a day out to New Lanark on Tuesday, 15th March to learn more about nineteenth century cotton factories and what life was like for those that lived and worked there. Pupils took a ride on the Annie McLeod Experience, explored a nineteenth century classroom, took a trip into the homes and shops of past New Lanark residents, and saw a cotton mill in action! The pupils were excellent and really engaged. Great day out for all!

Mr Mackenzie (History Teacher)

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Welcome Wall Art Competition

The Welcome Wall Art competition was won by Niamh Mackintosh (1A2) and 2nd prize awarded to Rosie Hunter (2B1) who was a close runner up. Both girls win vouchers.

The standard of entries was excellent.  Well done to all who entered