Friday bulletin

1 All Years – International Men’s Day

Have you ever stopped and considered the men in your life who inspire and support you?  Well, on Monday 20th November, you will have the chance to do just that!  International Men’s Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate men who make the world a better, fairer, safer, more equal, vibrant and diverse place.  Look on classroom doors to see the men who inspire your teachers.  Also look out for the very powerful and thought-provoking posters made by the wonderful S5 MVP members.  Most importantly, take the time to talk about and perhaps thank the men and boys who make your life better!









2 All Classes – House Points competition

We are looking for donations for the tombola stall for this year’s Christmas Fayre. You can earn 10 house points per Tutor Group when 10 or more people in your Tutor Group bring in one item for the Tombola stall

BONUS 10 POINTS – if everyone in your Tutor Group brings in at least one item

S1’s – we are looking for sweet things – from chocolates to desserts

S2’s – Any toiletry items

S3’s – Christmas decorations

S4’s – Non-alcoholic bottles of anything

S5 and S6 – you can bring in any of the type of items above.

So bring along your donations to registration and start earning those House Points












3 All Classes – To all Tutor Group TeachersProcess for pupils to follow if they are ill at school

1.      Any pupil that feels unwell at school should speak to their teacher in the first instance and the teacher will decide if they should be sent to the Welfare Room. No pupil should call or text home during class time or between classes (unless it is break-time or lunchtime) as per school policy.

2.      If a pupil feels unwell during break or lunch they can go straight to the Welfare Room.

3.      The Pupil Support Assistant in the Welfare Room is a qualified First Aider and will assess a pupil to determine if a parent/carer needs to be called to discuss a pupils condition and if they need to go home. Please ensure all parent/carer contact details are kept up to date at all times.

4.      Pupils under 16 will only be allowed home if they are collected from school by a parent/carer. Pupils over 16 will only be allowed to go home once the school has obtained permission from the parent/carer.

5.      It is extremely important that no pupil who is ill should leave school without having followed this process. This is because –

A.     If an illness were to rapidly get worse the safety of the pupil would be at risk.

B.     If an emergency situation were to happen at school such as a fire alarm, and attendance records show a pupil is in school but not part of the school evacuation they will be deemed as still being in the building. In this circumstance the emergency services may enter a dangerous situation to look for the pupil and put themselves in danger for no reason.






















4 All Classes – Dolphin Café Servers and Server Area

The servers and server area within the Dolphin Café are completely out of bounds to all pupils.

Electrical equipment used to operate the servers are a potential danger and must not be tampered with at any time. Warning signs are in place.






Please return your JASS slips to the school office by Friday if you intend to take part in the JASS award. Replacement letters can be found in a plastic wallet outside of Mrs Robertson’s classroom.




6 S2 Dynamic Earth Students

A reminder that all pupils going to Dynamic Earth on Monday are expected to be in FULL school uniform, including footwear. You will need to bring classroom materials for P1-3 on Monday. You will need to bring a packed lunch – there will be no opportunity to buy food at Dynamic Earth.

Make your way to the foyer for 11:15am where you will be registered before getting on the coach.






7 S4, S5,S6 pupils

Are you serious about becoming a professional dancer, choreographer or dance teacher?  Dance for All College have our college Open Day on 28th November and our first round of Auditions on 4th December.  These are not open to all – registration is required for both events, which are only suitable for young people with a talent for dance who want to study full-time to become a professional dancer.  Please see the posters on the Drama notice board if you require further information about registration”








8 Edinburgh & Midlothian Schools Swimming Championships 2017

The event is taking place on Sunday 19th November 2016 at Ainslie Park Leisure Centre, 92 Pilton Drive, Edinburgh EH5 2HF. The timings for each session are as undernoted.

Registration etc.

When they arrive at Ainslie Park Leisure Centre, prior to the warm up starting, they should

1.  report to the desk in the foyer,

2.  notify us of any withdrawals from your school’s team

3.  notify us of any changes to your school’s provisional relay team lines, if applicable



Please note that swimmers are only required to be there for the session(s) they are swimming in. In addition, due to Health and Safety rules at Ainslie Park, there will only be 100 chairs on poolside so please encourage swimmers to sit on the floor or stay off poolside once they have finished their race(s).


Session 2: Secondary Schools Individual & Relay Events

Warm-up: 13:00

Start: 13:45


Session 3: Secondary Schools Individual Events

Warm-up: 16:00

Start: 16.30























Head Teacher