Weekly update 19 May 2017

Football League Cup Champions

A huge congratulations to all of our football teams who have had a fantastic year! While school football is primarily about participation and enjoyment, victories and success are always exciting and we have certainly enjoyed them this year.

As previously reported, our U16 team won the Lothian Schools League title last month, carrying on from their U15 Division 2 win last year. Since then our S1-3 teams have had a lot of success. Following on from last week’s U13 League Cup final win, 4-1 v Firrhill HS, both our U14s and U15s teams won their League Cup finals on Saturday. Our U14s won a rematch of last year’s S1 final to win the cup for the second year in a row, defeating league winners Queensferry HS 2-1 after extra time in what was a fantastic game of football! Whilst our U14s were still celebrating their success our U15s went on to beat Craigmount HS 2-0 after a very impressive display from our boys. They controlled the match throughout and were worthy winners, completing the hat-trick of trophies for Portobello.

We were informed by representatives from the league on Saturday that is the first time since 1960 that one school has won all 3 League Cups in the Edinburgh Secondary Schools FA – a quite remarkable achievement!

A huge well done to all of our players and coaches and a massive thank you to all our parents & carers who have supported us this year, making this one of our most successful seasons in a quite some time.

Local Heroes

Ms Julie Nisbet was very honoured to be the recipient of the Health Champion Local Hero Award as part of the Edinburgh Evening News Local Hero Awards. The award, in recognition of Ms Nisbet’s work in introducing Clubbercise to Edinburgh, was presented by local MSP Ash Denham. Appropriately enough for a Modern Studies teacher, a Parliamentary Motion of congratulations was lodged by Ms Denham!

We would also like to pass on our congratulations to our friends at Brunstane Primary School, which was named School of the Year!


City of Edinburgh Council are introducing this new system to enable parents to make online payments. Click HERE to read a letter introducing this system. A further letter will be emailed home next week to give activation details.

Suspended Timetable

Suspended timetable activity letters will be coming home with your child today. The envelope will include permission slip and EE2 form as well as information and cost of your child’s activity.


Portobello’s annual cabaret night returns for another year this summer. It will take place on Friday 16th June; starting at 7pm. Tickets will be on sale from Thursday 25th May and will cost £5, of which £1 will be donated directly to the School Inclusion Fund. Tickets will be available from the school office and there are only 120 available so be quick! The event will be BYOB but small snacks will be provided as part of the ticket price. Please come out and support this night to round off a big year of music for Portobello High School.

The Great Porty Bake Off

On Wednesday this week Porty had its very own Comic Relief Bake Off. Funds were raised for Comic Relief through a staff inter-house baking competition.  Teachers from each house entered their best bakes to be judges by S3 National 4 Hospitality Students. There was also a show stopper round for the DHT from each house, judged by Mrs McKay.

Results were:

1st Miss Willis for Abercorn – 200 house points to them
2nd Miss Yeoman for Brunstane
3rd Miss Taylor for Duddingston.

A Grand Total of £100.00 was collected for Comic Relief.

The SLT Show Stopper round was won by Miss Fotheringham for Brunstane – she celebrated her win with some loud cheering and a bit of dancing!

Here are some images of the cakes – they tasted every bit as good as they looked.