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Welcome to Portobello High School’s website. We are pleased to provide those visiting our site with information about the school and aspects of our work. Good communication is important to us as a school and we regard our relationship with parents/carers and the wider community as crucial to the success of the school.
Here at Portobello High School we are committed to providing a challenging and rewarding educational experience. We are a non-denominational, six year comprehensive based in the East of Edinburgh. Our school roll is over 1400 pupils and despite being the largest school in Edinburgh, the House System we operate and our policies and procedures ensure that every pupil is welcome, known and supported.
We pride ourselves in being an inclusive school which offers many and varied opportunities, both within and outwith the classroom, for the growth and development of pupils in our care.
Please contact the school if you require more information.
Ruth McKay, Head Teacher
Please see below, a letter sent out to parents/carers today and a new Distance Learning Timetable for pupils, outlining arrangements for moving learning on from 11 May.
(Additional technical support for remote distance learning available HERE)
Hello to all you musicians! This is a message on behalf of all the Instrumental Music Staff.
Alongside all the other departments across the school, the Instrumental Music Service and its Music Teachers have been working out how to best communicate with their pupils, in order to maintain contact and to encourage and support them in their music-making.
By the end of Friday 24th April, every pupil who receives a music instrumental lesson in school should have been contacted by their instrumental teacher. They will be making weekly contact with their pupils and as far as is possible, they will be doing this on the days that they would usually have been teaching them. It would be very helpful if you could remind your child to check their emails and encourage them to respond to their teachers. It might be helpful to keep a diary of what you are playing and anything you might want some help with.
In times such as we currently find ourselves in, Music has great potential for creating joy and maintaining positive mental health. Keep playing!
If you have any further questions, please just email Anna Beynon – CL Expressive Arts: Anna.Beynon@portobello.edin.sch.uk
Calling all our young Portobello musicians.
This Thursday evening at 8pm there is a mass play and sing along of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ being planned by the Music Education Partnership Group Scotland. It will coincide with the clapping for all our fantastic frontline heroes. You can join in by performing from the safety of your front door or garden. The following link will take you to more information and also the music parts and backing tracks: https://wemakemusicfornhs.weebly.com/
Have fun and support our keyworkers!