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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

International Women’s Day

The S6 Library Prefects chose to celebrate International Women’s Day by decorating the Library with pictures and information about their favourite influential women

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U16 Scotland Football Squad

Andy Irving 4D2 has been selected for the U16 Scotland Football Squad, see attached squad letter.

Squad Letter – Serbia – 7-14 March 2016

School Grounds Saturday Surgery – Saturday, 19th March 2016

Each year PHS Eco Committee host a School Grounds Saturday Surgery to help maintain the biodiversity garden and other green areas in the school grounds. This year, we’re asking parents to help us work on the flowerbeds, bark paths and the sensory garden, please!

The surgery will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, 19th March 2016, in the biodiversity garden (accessible from the East entrance to the school).

Eco Committee volunteers will provide free tea / coffee and bacon / veggie butties to parents who come along. We have some gloves, large forks and spades but please bring along other tools or your own gear if preferred!

Please let me know at sophie.coats@portobello.edin.sch.uk if you are able to attend. Looking forward to working with our school community to make the school grounds greener and more pleasant for our pupils!

Sophie Coats, (Eco-Schools Co-ordinator)