Biology study support is cancelled this week.

S1 – S6: Maths Lunchtime Supported Study: Anyone needing a little extra help with maths, pop into G12 Wednesdays from 1.10pm for extra practise. Feel free to bring your lunch along.

Christmas Carol Concert:   The concert will take place on Monday 19th December at 7pm in the concourse.  Tickets are now on sale from the school office at £5 each.

S1-S6 Christmas Carol Concert: Rehearsal for the concert begin on Tuesday 13th December.  Please check the music department for your rehearsal times

Interested in a career in Business?

If you’re looking to build a successful career in business, our school leaver programmes could be the perfect catalyst. You could earn while you learn, both on-the-job and whilst studying for a professional qualification. Working at KPMG means visiting clients, helping them meet their business goals, identifying improvements, mitigating risks, and adding real, tangible value to their business.

Our KPMG360° apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to work across a range of different areas within our organisation, for example Audit, Tax, Advisory and Technology. KPMG360° offers you depth and breadth of practical experience in work, coupled with study towards a professional qualification. You can choose to step off KPMG360° after three years and remain with the firm, or progress within the business area you like the most, and aim to transition to Assistant Manager grade after six years on the programme.

Meet Ann-Marie – Ann-Marie is realising her career aspirations with us. She joined as a KPMG360° apprentice last year, and is enjoying the flexibility and early responsibility that’s inherent in the programme. Read more about her experiences here.

‘Our Deal’ –We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential.

Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From a highly competitive salary, 25 days’ annual leave and an extra day off on your birthday, to a smartphone and laptop to help deliver work, a daily lunch allowance, preferential banking and more, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

To learn more about our School and College Leaver Programmes, please see our upcoming events where you can also register for one of our interactive Live Chats and ask questions to our recruitment team, and our trainees and apprentices!

Don’t wait to get ahead. Find out more and apply for our 2017 programmes today.

For further information, see Mr Ferguson in the Guidance Base.

Foundation/Modern Apprenticeships:   Edinburgh College is offering excellent Foundation/Modern Apprenticeships in the following sectors:

  1. Business Skills
  2. Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Financial Services
  5. Software Development
  6. Social Services & Healthcare

These courses can lead you to gaining further qualifications as well as accompanying work placement experience – ultimately resulting in an apprenticeship, employment and/or entry into university.


THE CHILDCARE ACADEMY IS AN EMPLOYABILITY FUND STAGE 3 PROGRAMME WHICH WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO: Undertake free training requiring attendance of up to 30 hours weekly within a safe, friendly environment.

Gain significant experience of working with children by undertaking a quality supported work experience placement within an early years care and education setting or an out of school care setting

Gain 2 Accredited SQA Units from the Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ Level 2 Award

Gain employment in the childcare sector

Access a Young Persons Allowance of £55 per week for eligible 16 to 18 year olds (for a max of 26 weeks)

Access various Progression Routes upon successful completion

If you are aged 16+, unemployed and would like to find out more, please contact Barbara Webster (our Training Co-Ordinator) on 0131 311 6926 or e-mail

Think you could be a good childcare worker?

The Childcare Academy could be for you!

North Edinburgh Childcare, 18b Ferry Road Avenue Edinburgh EH4 4BL

0131 332 8001

Childcare: Anyone interested in Childcare-related career should see Mr Ferguson in the Guidance Base.

Chemistry Study Support:   This will be on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Thursday’s focus will be Higher Chemistry, Excess Calculations.

Candy Canes: It is that time of year again! Cockburn Candy Canes are back! We will be selling them every break at the team Jak fundraising reception until the Christmas holiday. The candy canes will cost 50p or 3 for £1 and will be delivered every PSP lesson. All proceeds made will be donated to Jaks Den. Merry Christmas.

Jak’s Den Christmas Advent: Hi all, hope you’re all excited for Christmas and are looking forward to a well deserved break. This year we are looking to support Jack’s Den by giving back any spare change every day for the month of December. S6 Pupils will be standing at every entrance to the school from 8:15 am till first period and at lunch times with buckets for your money. Every day we will put the daily total of what we have raised on the Christmas Advent Tree down in the reception area. We hope you all give a small donation each day for the entire month to support Jak’s Den- a little means a lot! Many Thanks.

1st Year Classes: On Friday 2nd and Friday 9th December 1C1 will be going round all 1st year classes in period 1 to collect books for the Hungry for Books Project. 1 in 5 children in poverty leave school not knowing how to read. Please can you give some fairly new books in as a Christmas present for one of these children. Thank you.