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Our Business Management Retail Class will being selling sweets in the foyer at interval this Friday (26th February 2016) and coming round classes to collect a donation of £1 for the wearing of bright colours. All proceeds going to the Sick Kids Foundation.


Portobello High School Careers Convention 2016

The 2016 Careers convention will take place in the hall on Thursday, 25th February 2016.

During the afternoon all S2, S4, S5 and S6 pupils will have the chance to visit the exhibition, collect information or chat to contributors about possible careers, training or employment opportunities.

Contributors covering a wide range of options will also be available to chat to parents / carers and young people in the evening between 1800 – 19:45 hrs and all are welcome at that time.

The attached booklet gives information on who will be supporting this venture during the course of the day.

Should you require any further information, please contact:

Mrs. J. Ritchie or Mrs. M. Williamson on 669 2324

Careers Covention Brochure 2016


There will be an interact club starting up in Portobello after the February holidays.

Interact is a club for young people that runs and supports projects that help the local and global community. The club is open to the 4th, 5th and 6th years and we are currently looking for people to fill the role of vice president, treasurer and secretary.

There is a meeting at break on Friday 12th in Miss Cavellini’s room (310) for all those interested.

Celebrating the closure of the old Portobello High School

We are looking at ways of celebrating the closure of the old Portobello High School and there has been discussions on how we go ahead with this.

We are planning a couple of open days but in order to do so we need your help.

Can you help with the following:

  • Did you attend Portobello High School ? – send us your name and date of attending – (If female – your maiden name)
  • School Memorabilia
  • School Photos
  • Photos of yourself at school
  • How many generations of your family have attended Portobello High School
  • Do you know of anyone who attended Portobello High School and has gone on to be successful in business or in their career ?
  • Newspaper cuttings
  • Medals / Cups
  • Report Cards

All memorabilia donated for our event will be returned to you.

Please contact for further information or to pass on any documentation, etc. or telephone (0131) 669 2324.

S1 Geography Orienteering Test

Our winning and runner up teams in the S1 Geography orienteering test today!  Good to be outdoors.




Edinburgh Guarantee have sent in their latest vacancies for pupils which can be viewed in the library, in the staffroom or on The Edinburgh Guarantee website under the Current Opportunities section.

This week’s opportunities include apprenticeships SAAS customer services, procurement and plant maintenance.

There are also many more employment and apprenticeship opportunities within accounting, auditing, hospitality and cooking, web development and IT, business/marketing/admin, childcare, hairdressing, retail, mechanics and vehicle parts, engineering and logistics, banking, fire technicians and travel assistants amongst many others.


If you are interested in the JET programme for S4 – please see Ms Fotheringham to collect further information.

Scottish Schools Cross Country Championships

Could any pupil wishing to enter the Scottish Schools Cross Country Championships in Irvine on 9th March 2016 please see Paddy Dearlove in PE on Thursday lunchtime.

The Sick Kids Foundation


On Friday 26th February, at morning break, senior pupils will be organising an event to raise money for The Sick Kids Foundation.

You are invited to come to school wearing something BRIGHT eg, a head band, t-shirt etc. There will be a stall in the foyer at break selling sweets and pupils will come round classes collecting donations for their charity. Remember to bring in a pound!


Congratulations to:

Daniel Torbett-Schofield and Kieran Brown who beat off hot competition to win the instrumental and vocal prizes in the first round of the Portobello Rotary Club Young Musician of the Year competition. They now go forward to the Semi-final at Heriot watt University (Riccarton) on Wednesday, 10th February.  Supporters are welcome; the competition starts at 7 p.m.

Jen Cassidy in S4 who successfully auditioned for Scottish Opera in Glasgow and has been offered a place on their Gateway Course which runs for a week in July.  Jen will work with a range of professionals including composers, conductors, directors, designers, choreographers and singers.