December 2018

Published: 19 December 2018

Thanks to everyone who brought in empty glass jars for an upcoming Eco Committee project! We now have enough jars. Please recycle or reuse your jars instead!

We are still looking for empty and clean spray bottles - from household cleaning products and from body sprays. We'll only take spray bottles that have a removable lid and nozzle! Bring your donations to Miss Laudi's room. Thanks and happy holidays!

Published: 19 December 2018

Our final Eco Tip before the holiday break is a great one: bring your own reusable cup when you want to buy take away hot drinks! If you think ahead and put your reusable cup in your bag before leaving home, you'll save unnecessary waste from going to landfill. A few stats...

  1. Paper cups ARE NOT recyclable due to a wax lining that prevents the liquid from seeping through.
  2. In just 2 minutes, 10 000 paper cups are thrown away in the United Kingdom.
  3. 2.5 billion paper cups are thrown away in the United Kingdom each year.
  4. More than 7 million paper cups are used in the UK each day.

This is a HUGE amount of waste that we can all make an effort to avoid! The next time you go to a local coffee shop for your tea, hot chocolate or coffee, please please please say NO to that disposable cup! You might even want to make it your New Year Resolution to get a Keep Cup and to refuse paper cups!

Published: 18 December 2018

Could My World of Work pupil ambassadors please meet briefly with Mr Flood at his Office at the start of morning interval today, Wednesday?

Published: 18 December 2018

We are holding our annual Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 20 December.  Please come adorned in any festive items (within reason).

A donation of £1 would be very much appreciated.  Thanks

Published: 18 December 2018

Thank you to all Tutor Groups who made the effort to make and fill a Christmas Box.

The results are

  • Overall Winner - Meadowpark - Esk Class
  • Garleton Winner - 1G1 Miss Smith/MrWatson
  • Lammerlaw Winner - 2L3 Mr Moncrieff
  • Traprain Winner - 5C Mr Redford
  • Highly Commended - 6B Miss Reynolds

What a wonderful effort. Social Work, The Day Centre and Bield Housing at the Butts will be delighted.

Published: 17 December 2018

East Lothian Council are recruiting two Modern Apprentices in the following roles:

Licensing, Admin & Democratic Services

You will have a minimum of SVQ1/Standard Grade General level English/Maths or National 4 English/Maths or Literacy/Numeracy or Intermediate 1 Communication/Numeracy and/or relevant experience of working in an office environment. 

Opportunity information and to apply click here

Revenues & Welfare Support

You will have a minimum of SVQ1/Standard Grade General level English/Maths or National 4 English/Maths or Literacy/Numeracy or Intermediate 1 Communication/Numeracy and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

Opportunity information and to apply click here


Published: 17 December 2018

A reminder to all S3 pupils that your electronic Profile should be completed for Wednesday 9th January 2019. All the pupils who did not begin the profile last Wednesday should attend a session in Mr Mc Swan’s room, during Period 3 on Tuesday 18th December 2018. Your teacher does know you need to attend.   Mrs Falconer

Published: 17 December 2018

For all those involved in the Christmas Concert, please see the rehearsal schedule below.


  • Period 1 Wind Band
  • Period 2 Piano Duet/Cello Solo/Guitar Group
  • Period 3 Jazz Band
  • Period 4 Orchestra
  • Period 5 Choir
  • Period 6 S4 Band & Choir


  • Period 1 Orchestra
  • Period 2 String Orchestra
  • Period 3 Goats Toes
  • Period 4 Staff Band
  • Period 5 Matinee performance
  • Period 6 Matinee performance
Published: 17 December 2018

Christmas Dance photographs will be put on display today, orders can be taken from Tuesday 18 December 2018 - see Mrs Ball for further details.

Published: 14 December 2018

The Library will be closed at the following times during the last week of term:

  • Monday Break: Pupil Librarian Meeting
  • Monday Lunch: Craft Corner
  • Tuesday Lunch: Pipe Band Warm Up for the Christmas Concert
  • Wednesday Lunch until Lunchtime Thursday: Mr Plain out of school.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

B. Plain

Published: 14 December 2018

Pupil Librarians,  please attend a meeting in the library at break TODAY, Monday 17th December 2018.

Published: 14 December 2018

The latest newsletter of training and employment opportunities from East Lothian Works can be viewed here.