Eco Project – Todays class for litter picking is 4C1 with S May

Assembly Notice for S5 – During Tutor time on Wednesday 14th November, please go to the Drama studio for a short presentation from the senior pupil team.  Please remember to register first.                                                                                                                                                  

Lost Property – Please can Clara Mapletoft, Clara Watson, Neve Crosbie and Blythe Siddle please come to the print room at break.

S5 CAREER READY STUDENTS – Reminder for all S5 Career Ready students to go to Firrhill High School today for 1.30pm for your masterclass.  You will be signed out from period 5.                                                                                                                                                         

Mini-trials for S4-6 pupils – Any pupils taking part in mini-trials this term, please come to a meeting at lunch time on Thursday in F45.

School Photographs – S1, S3 & S5 – The school photographer will be in school on Tuesday 20st November. He will be taking individual photographs of all S1, S3 & S5 pupils, please ensure that you are in full school uniform wearing a white shirt, school tie and blazer.

Therapets – You may notice on occasion we have had a lovely golden retriever dog called Isla visiting school from Therapets. There are a few rules that Isla’s owner would like everyone to observe to help her stay calm and relaxed if you meet her in the corridors.

  • Please remain calm and quiet around her.
  • You must ask permission from Isla’s owner if you wish to stroke her.
  • If Isla is passing in the corridor and any individual does not like dogs, please stand still and advise the owner “I do not like dogs”
  • Please do not feed her any food other than treats given by her owner.


Chemistry N5 Prelim Homework Help – Drop in session in G44 – Monday- Wednesday lunchtimes (last 30 mins of lunch) from now until prelim.

S4 Assembly – There is a S4 Assembly on Friday in the Drama Studio at tutor time, 11.20am.

The topic is S4 Assessments.

Calling all S3 Girls – Are you interested in Engineering? If you are, there is an Engineering Residential in June 2019 for 1 week at Strathclyde University.  If you are interested, please see Mr Ferguson in the Guidance Base.

Trainee Quantity Surveyor Programme – opportunities in Edinburgh & Glasgow

Thomson Bethune a leading Property & Construction Consultancy has been running a Trainee Quantity Surveyor Recruitment Programme for over 30 years.  We have assisted many individuals achieve their BSc(Hons) in Quantity Surveying with on the job training and support during their time at University.

Due to the ongoing success of the programme, we once again have pleasure in offering school leavers permanent employment whilst they obtain their Quantity Surveying qualifications at either Edinburgh Napier University or Glasgow Caledonian University, our Higher Education partners.  Please see attached letter for further information.

The benefits of this programme are that students would be paid during their University studies and given relevant, practical experience (on and off-site) in the working environment.  They will work alongside other trainees of a similar age and will be involved in some of very prestigious large scale new build and refurbishment projects across Scotland.  Details of our projects and the range of clients we work with can be found on our website –

The successful applicant will be offered a job in either our Edinburgh or Glasgow office and will attend University in line with the curriculum.  They will also be entitled to our company pension scheme and other company benefits.

On completion of their Quantity Surveying degree, we will support them towards their professional examination to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.

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

Calling all Art & Design Students! – Working on a portfolio but not sure what to include?  Edinburgh College Art & Design Team are offering all S5 and S6 pupils a unique portfolio session that will provide all attending with hints and tips in how to put together a successful portfolio.

When:             Thursday 29 November 2018

At:                   3.30-4.30pm

Where:            Granton Campus, Edinburgh College

You will get the chance to view current students portfolios as well as chat to staff and students about our courses, progression and career opportunities within the Creative Industries.

You need to book a place for this event. If you are interested, please see Mr Ferguson in the Guidance Base to book your place.