Scottish Space School at Strathclyde 2018 – The 2018 Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 10-15 June 2018 and applications are now being invited via the online application system. Now in its 15th year at the University, the Scottish Space School continues to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and is aimed at S5 pupils in Scotland currently studying Maths and Science subjects at Higher level. You can apply for Space School. Applications must be made online and further information and the online application form is available at:
http://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/scottishspaceschool/ If you would like further information or have any questions regarding the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at: scottishspaceschool@strath.ac.uk .

S1/S2 Arabian Nights Theatre Trip – Calling all S1/S2 coming on this trip. Please see Miss Davie in Room 33 at 13.20 on Monday 11th of December. It is very important that all attending come to this meeting for important information.

2M2 Teenage Cancer Trust Fundraising Event – There are two events coming up which all are welcome to participate in. All money raised will go straight to support the work of Teenage Cancer Trust. 2M2 have worked really hard to prepare for this event so please support them!
Tuesday 12th December- beat the goalie, basketball and hockey shoot outs in the PE department. 50p a turn or £1 for up to 7 shots. Starting at 1.10pm in the PE department.
Wednesday 13th December- a variety of stalls including home baking, treasure hunts, guess the Elf’s birthday, quizzes and more ranging in price from 20p. There may even be some senior boys leg waxing…!!! From 1pm-1.45pm.
Thanks for your support of our school charity.

S1 Pupils – Pupils helping with the Balerno Christmas Tree Competition should make sure they have returned their letters to the office by tomorrow latest. We will meet at 1.30 at the Huts and walk up to decorate our house trees. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Folio Returns – Could all pupils hoping to receive back their Nat5/Higher Art & Design folios from last session please ensure that they have paid their £10 per folio and picked up their work from the Art Department by Friday 22nd December.
Cockburn Candy Canes – are now up running! Come and buy a candy cane from reception to send to your friends (with a message) and the Cockburn house team will deliver them. 50p for 1 or 3 for £1. All money made goes towards Teenage Cancer Trust!

Sleep in the Park – Please wish the following pupils good luck this weekend as they participate in Edinburgh’s sponsored ‘Sleep in the Park’ on Saturday. They have raised over £1200 (and rising!) towards preventing homelessness. Their willingness to experience sleeping out in the depths of winter, as the homeless do every night, is inspiring for us all.

Jordan Mitchell
Esther Molleson
Jack Lamb
Thomas Lawson
Ciara McCulloch

S5/6 Ceilidh – The S6’s are organizing a Ceilidh for all S5/6 pupils on Wednesday 20th December periods 6 and 7. The Ceilidh is free but if you wish to dress down for the afternoon, we would like you to donate £1 to Teenage Cancer Trust.

S1 pupils at lunchtime
If you are going to the village at lunchtimes can you please sit in the Riverside on your return instead of standing in the concourse.
Staff will be asking all S1 who are standing to do this.
However if you sitting on a bench you are welcome to stay in concourse area.

Italy Trip – ParentPay is now up and running and deposits have to be paid by Friday, 8th December. If you can no longer make the trip, please let Mrs O’Donnell know ASAP please.

PE – This is a quick reminder that pupils must bring a change of kit for PE which includes a change of shoes. Scottish Social Dance – As all Core PE classes are now taking part in Scottish Social Dance all pupils should be bringing a full PE kit which must include a change of shoes. Pupils should already be doing this for indoor lessons but many pupils seem to be wearing the same shoes to school and to take part in PE. This is a real worry at this time of year with cold and wet weather. Dirty shoes worn outside then indoors bring in mud and grit which is very unpleasant when classes sit on the floor and can cause damage to flooring. Pupils without a change of shoes will need to dance in bare feet if they forget to bring a change.
Thank you for your co-operation.

Bring a Coin Advent Challenge- As part of our fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust we are asking all pupils, where possible, to bring in a coin a day for Advent- a reverse advent calendar! Any coin from 1p will be gratefully received and contribute to the work of this excellent charity. Malleny House Team & some helpers will be on each of the doors from 8.15 as you enter the school. Thank you.

The ‘Phoenix’ Table Tennis Club (S1 – 6 Monday Lunch)
This is a table tennis club so no other games should be happening in the games hall when the club is on: Equipment is getting damaged.
Also, pupils are continuing to wear outdoor shoes in the hall. Please ensure that you bring an indoor pair to change into.
Any seniors willing to help run this revived club please come and see Mr Hamilton in F47. It could add to your CV.