Tuesday bulletin 13/11/18


We will focus on the third two School Values throughout the month of November. Your Year Heads, your PSL’s (Guidance teachers), all your teachers and I will expect to see you showing these values in your attitude, work and behaviour both in and out of school throughout November. I will be speaking to many of you to discuss how you are striving to embrace these values. Think carefully about how each value applies to you.

Our November values are:

·        Initiative

·        Mistakes are okay as long as you learn from them

·        Achieve your own goals through developing skills for life, learning and work

·        Show determination, resilience and ambition

·        Equality

·        Accept all aspects of social and cultural life regardless of personal beliefs and values

·        Treat others as you wish to be treated

·        Show care towards those who may need help

















2 All Classes – CHOIR: S1-6

Rehearsals for Christmas Fair (Sat 24 Nov) – every Tuesday @1pm in Music2.  All welcome.



3 Dress Down Day – 16th November.

Bring £1 and dress down on Friday 16th November. In aid of Dog’s Trust in West Calder and SSPCA in Balerno. As well as our dress down day, we will have collection boxes in the LRC for anybody who would like to donate old blankets and towels, dog and cat food, dog and cat treats, newspaper and dog and cat toys. S4 Achieve Group





4 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 students in a Tutor Group bring in one item for the Tombola stall

AND A BONUS 10 POINTS – if everyone in your Tutor Group brings in one item each

S1’s – Chocolate and sweet items

S2’s – Any Toiletries

S3’s – Any Savoury items

S4’s – Any Christmas themed items

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


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
















5 All Classes: Eco Tip of the Month – Landfill Reduction

Did you know that 50% of our litter could be recycled? In the UK, more than 50 million tonnes of recyclable waste ends up in landfill or is destroyed. Please make correct use of our recycling bins. Yoghurt pots, paper, card, cans, plastic bottles can all be recycled in the recycling bins/bags in classrooms and around the school. Batteries can also be recycled at the LRC. Think of the future of our planet! Thanks, from Currieco.







6 S3 Bronze D of E

Thank you for all your returned forms. As soon as you have handed them into me, you can start on your activities, provided you are already 14. See me if there are any problems.




7 S3-S5 Munich Trip

Meeting for all pupils coming to Munich on Tuesday 13th November at 1pm in ML2. Full attendance necessary.




8 S4 Silver D of E

Thank you for all your returned forms. As soon as you have handed them into me, you can start on your activities, provided you are already 15. See me if there are any problems.




9 S4 DofE – Bronze Presentation Ceremony

There will be a rehearsal for this at the start of p6 on Thurs 15th Nov in the LRC. Please register with your period 6 teacher and then come straight down to the LRC. It shouldn’t take long.

If you haven’t returned your reply slip to me, please do so asap.





10 S4,5,6 signed up for the road trip:

There will be a very short meeting in Geo 2, Mr Wilson’s room in Geography, for the 17 pupils who have signed up to attend the Hospitality industry workshops out of school on Thursday. Attendance is compulsory and you must see Mr Wilson immediately if you cannot attend this vital meeting. If you miss this meeting, you will not be going, sorry!






11 S5/6 – Robert Gordon University

RGU in Aberdeen is holding specific Open Days in November and December for the following courses: Architecture, Engineering, Computing and Occupational Therapy.  If you are interested in attending these, please see the posters on the university notice board beside Modern Studies.





12 Ski Trip 2019

There will be a short meeting at lunchtime on Wednesday (14/11) in History 1.  Please make sure you attend.




13 D of E (all levels)

Stuck for an idea for your volunteering section? The Green Team, based at Tynecastle High School, offers opportunities for environmental volunteering. “Green Volunteers” is open to anyone aged between 12 and 18. “Green Angels” is a girls-only programme for girls aged between 12 and 18.

Interested? Collect a leaflet from outside the ML staff base to find out more.







Head Teacher