Friday bulletin

1 S4 – Medic Insight – For potential Medical students

If you are interested in studying Medicine after S6, you should sign up to attend the Medic Insight Event. The one day event for fourth year pupils will involve talks from a number of medical clinicians and medical students followed by several workshops that will offer students an insight into both medical school and the medical profession. This will take place on Saturday 24th February and applications will open at 5pm on Monday 8th January, places for which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.








2 S4 & S5 – Cambridge University Scotland Seminars

The University of Cambridge will be visiting Scotland in February 2018 to deliver a series of seminars for students in S4 and S5 who may be considering applying to the University of Cambridge. The event will take place on:

·         9th February, Edinburgh (at Tynecastle High School)


If you are considering applying to Cambridge university at the end of S6 and would like to attend this event, please see Mrs Paterson ASAP.









3 S5 – LEAPS-eligible students 

You will hopefully remember we had a talk from LEAPS during PSE a few months ago. This event below may be appropriate for your parents to attend. This has also been added to the school website.

LEAPS S5 Parents’ Information Evening

LEAPS will be holding one Parents’ Information Evening for parents of LEAPS-eligible S5 students.

Tuesday 27 March 2018 19.00-21.00 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus (Riccarton)

If parents wish to attend they should register online:

There will also be an event in March for S5 students to attend – more information to follow about this.










4 S5 – Medic Insight – For potential Medical students

If you are interested in studying Medicine after S6, please be aware of a week-long event you can sign up for in June. The week will be either 18th – 22nd or 25th – 29th June 2018. Applications will be open for one week only from Monday 12th – Sunday 18th February 2018, via a link which will be posted on the Medic Insight Website ( This event is for S5 pupils only. Applications close on Sunday the 18th of February. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.








5 S5/6 Tues & Thurs Edinburgh College (Sighthill Campus)

A reminder that college classes are still continuing throughout prelim leave and you are expected to attend unless it clashes with a prelim.  The bus to college will still run as normal.  If you are not able to make your college class due to a clash with a prelim, please let Mrs Paterson know ASAP so I can inform college.






6 Junior Brass Group

Happy new year to you all. Junior Brass will restart on Thursday 18th January at 12.45pm. Please make sure you are there! Thanks – Mrs Storrar




7 Ski Trip 2018

Could all pupils going on the ski trip please attend a meeting in History 1 on Tuesday, 16/1 at 1pm.  We are going to discuss rooming arrangements so it’s in your interest to be there!





Head Teacher