S6 Pupils -Can all S6 pupils please ensure that they are in PSP (Period 3 on Monday or Period 5 on Tuesday) in order to complete a survey being issued by the Senior Pupil Team at these times. The only exception to this is MVP and CCC pupils who will complete their survey at a later date.

S6 Prefect Meeting – There will be a prefect meeting for those who are helping at the S1 parents evening today at 10.15am in F09. Attendance is essential.

S4 Prelim Exams: – Can all S4 pupils who are taking exams next week please ensure they know their seat number before they enter the Drama Studio.This information will be available in the concourse, outside the canteen and at the reception area at the base of the stairs to Music the day before each exam.
Good luck!

All Pupils: – Please be aware the S4 Prelims will be taking place in the Drama Studio and F29 from Monday 25th November to Wednesday 6th December. Can you please be quite as you move around these areas of the school over the next 10 days.Thank you.

Naples, Italy trip: Could any pupil who is interested in going on the Naples trip, please return their permission slip ASAP to Mrs O’Donnell. ParentPay is now up and running for deposits to be made.

School Show Audition – There will be auditions held in the SMALL GYM from 1pm on Tuesday 28th November for S1 & S2 pupils for next year’s production of “Annie”. Singers, actors and dancers of all standards very welcome.

If you are interested in competing for the school at next year’s Giant Heptathlon give your names to Mr McKenna in the PE department by Friday the 1st of December. This event involves a range of athletics-based activities that encompass sprinting, hurdling, endurance, long jump, triple jump, step up and chest push. 7 boys and 7 girls make up a team and if there are too many entered, names will be drawn.

UCAS – A reminder to all pupils that the deadline for applications to be sent to your Personal Support Leader is 27th November. Please also pick up a predicted grade form from the LRC and bring back the filled form to your PSL as soon as possible. We will then be able to write your reference.
Thanks for hitting the deadlines!

All Pupils – With now one in 4 children in Scotland living in poverty, for many families Christmas this year is a luxury they cannot afford. We have pledged to help those living in poverty in our communities by becoming a drop off point for Cash For Kids’ Mission Christmas initiative. If you can, please drop off at the downstairs Reception a new gift, unwrapped, for a boy or girl from 0-18. Please do not include food items.
Together we can make a difference to children living in poverty.

All Year Groups: Maths Revision Club – Come along every Tuesday for extra help with Maths. Brush up on those exam techniques, catch up on anything you’ve missed, practise that topic you’ve been finding tough. Lunch club starts at 1.10pm in G12.

S1 & S2 Readers’ Group – Could all pupils involved please remember to bring their novels – Tuesday 28th November for S1; Thursday 30th November for S2.

Planning on finding a job as soon as you leave school? -If you are thinking about leaving school to find employment, or you would like to get a job as soon as you leave school next year, Skills Development Scotland is planning an event to help you with searching and applying for jobs. Should you be interested/ require further info, please see Mr Ferguson in the Guidance Base.

The ‘Phoenix’ Table Tennis Club (S1 – 6 Monday Lunch) – Just to reiterate that this is a table tennis club so no other games / sports should be happening in the games hall when the club is on: Balls and bats are being broken when playing ‘squash’ against walls.
Also, pupils are continuing to wear outdoor shoes in the hall (honest guv, they’re my indoor ones!). This will not be allowed going forward!
I will check that you have TWO PAIRS of shoes when you come along (one outdoor pair and one indoor pair to change into). I will ask to see BOTH before you can play.
Any seniors willing to help run this revived club please come and see Mr Hamilton in F47. It could add to your CV.

Book Week Scotland – Classroom Door Challenge – The class with the best decorated door, inspired by their chosen book, by Friday 1st December will win a trip out of school before Christmas! There will also be a quiz based on questions about the books which will be part of every door design – details coming soon.
Happy decorating!

Pathway to Mixed Martial Arts – Held at Currie High School for Currie and Balerno from 4pm until after 5pm on Thursdays in the end sports hall. All welcome. Any sports kit. For the fun, fitness and the long game.

S1 – 6 Table Tennis club on Monday lunchtimes – Make sure you eat before you arrive (no food in the games hall) and bring INDOOR trainers (I will check and without them you will not be able to play!).
S6’s please come and see me if you can help run this club in ANY way, either before lunch (period 5 setup), during the club or after lunch (period 6 tidy up). Any assistance would be much appreciated and could be used for your CV.

Wednesday Lunchtime Biology Study Drop In
Any biology students who want to attend a revision drop in session can come along to GFB from 1.15pm on Wednesday.