Any pupil S3-S6 interested in joining the Scottish Youth Parliament please come and see Mr Jack during break today.

Yearbooks: Pupils can collect their older sibling’s yearbook from the LRC.

S1- S6 Music Performances out of school:

Pupils involved in performing at Mimi’s today please meet in the music department at 1pm sharp.

Pupils involved in performing at tomorrow’s farmers market in Balerno please meet in the village at 9.45am

Pupils involved in the Light a Light performance at Charlotte Square on Monday evening, please meet in the music department at 4.30pm.

Pupils must ensure they have returned their permission slip to Mrs Anderson

Sports Classes – Finish Dates: The last session of all extra-curricular sports clubs will be next week. Classes will then restart the week beginning 16th January! In the meantime have an active holiday season! 

Lost Property: A reminder to all pupils to check lost property as items are only held for a limited time.  There are still a few jackets and blazers in lost property so please check if you think they may be yours. 

Checking Out Childcare

Taster Course Who is it for?

Checking Out Childcare is a taster course for people who are interested in working with children or young people.

When is it?

The course takes place on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th

February from 10am-12pm

Where will it be held?

This course will be delivered from North Edinburgh Childcare,

18B Ferry Road Avenue, Edinburgh EH4 4BL

What does it cost?

The cost of the course is £40 however for young people still at school and young people who have recently left school the course will be free.

You may be eligible to get up to £200 towards the cost of your learning or training with an SDS

Individual Learning Account. Visit or call 0800 917 8000 to check your eligibility and to request your application pack.

To book a place or for more information please contact Audrey O’Neill on 0131 311 6931 or email  Please visit our website at or like us on Facebook for further information about other short courses we are delivering.

S3 London Trip:   All pupils that have yet to submit a Code of Conduct or EE2B form must do so ASAP.  Please give any outstanding paperwork to Ms. Caddow or Mrs Tosh.

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

Hockey Club: All players must attend the meeting at break today in the drama studio. New members are very welcome. 

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 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.