August 2020

Published: 31 August 2020

All pupils have now been assigned a questionnaire to complete for PE via. Google Classroom.

The task itself will take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and will allow us to plan moving forward, and also to self-reflect.

It would be asked that you please complete this by Friday 4th September. Please see your PE teacher if you have any questions.

Published: 27 August 2020

As you’ll be aware, the Scottish Government has announced that, from 31 August 2020, face coverings should be worn by young people attending secondary schools when they are moving around the school in corridors and confined communal areas (such as toilets, social areas, PE changing rooms) where physical distancing is particularly difficult to maintain.

Full details are available in a letter from Lesley Brown (Head of Education and Children's Services)

      

Published: 20 August 2020

All pupils who applied for courses and Foundation Apprenticeships at Edinburgh College must go to M1.12 (Mrs Stewart) at the start of Period 6 today, even if you decided not to go ahead or to work from home. Any concerns about this please see Mr Flood or your Guidance teacher as a matter of urgency.

Published: 19 August 2020

Can members of Mr Johntone and Mr Taylor's National 5 Physics classes last session please return their Study Guides (Text Books) this week?  Other pupils need them.  Thanks.

Published: 19 August 2020

The Christmas Dance photos arrived at the start of the Lockdown period and were organised at the Haddington Childrens' Hub ready for collection.

Unless you are in the Business Education Department for classes please ONLY come to COLLECT at BREAK.

Thanks.
Mr D

Published: 17 August 2020

All pupils who have chosen College, Foundation Apprenticeship or Pre-Voc courses, should go to M1.12 (Mrs Stewart's room) at the start of Period 6 on Tuesday (18 August). Any concerns, please see Mr Flood.

Published: 17 August 2020

REMINDER:

All PE classes will continue in the classroom for Monday and Tuesday. Practical classes with resume on Wednesday. Please ensure you come prepared for the following changes:

  • Please follow the one way system  - you should only enter PE if it is on your timetable.
  • Change of kit - this includes a change of footwear and if you wish, an additional jumper/rain jacket.
  • All classes will be outdoors - this is due to the current restrictions we are under: please come prepared! *This includes pupils who are unable to take part temporarily too!
  • Registration spots - some of these have changed, make sure you know where you are to go at the beginning of the period.
  • Changing rooms - your teacher has allocated spaces for you to change in, please make sure you know where this is.

We hope that these are only temporary measures but we've done our best to make this as normal as possible!

Published: 16 August 2020

Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedic Practice is hosting a Midwifery Virtual Insight Afternoon on Thursday, 20th August between 1pm and 5pm. This event, which is highly commended from the Royal College of Midwives, is ideal for any senior students who are considering a career in Midwifery. Interested students will get the chance to learn more about the role and the essential skills of a midwife.

The event will involve a series of interactive workshops ranging from ‘A day in the life of a Student Midwife/Midwife’, ‘What Midwives do’ through to ‘Midwifery Applications: Top Tips’. There are a total of five workshops.

Attendance at this event is free and any interested pupils can apply online.

Alternatively, the event can be reached by googling RGU Midwifery Virtual Event 2020. If you are interested please see Mr Flood.

Published: 16 August 2020

To anyone who is wanting to get involved with the LGBT+ Allies group this year, you can join the Google classroom (wbf572i). You can also follow us on twitter . New members are always welcome and we normally meet every two weeks in M.9 (Miss Stobie's classroom). We won't be meeting just now due to Covid-19 but we will be posting up to date details about our Silver Award journey and how you can get more involved. Our notice board can be found next to Mrs Doig's and Mrs Montgomery's classroom. If you would like to know more you can speak to Miss Stobie (Geography) or Ms Adam (Guidance). The group is very inclusive and every one is welcome!

Thanks,

LGBT+ Allies Group

Published: 16 August 2020

Did you borrow a ChromeBook over the School Closure period?  If you haven't already returned these prior to the summer break, please do so as a matter of urgency.

We will shortly be carrying out a full-school audit of our ChromeBooks.

Published: 10 August 2020

Are you aged between 16 and 19 and considering remaining in education? If so, you may be entitled to an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

If you are aged between 16 and 19 and have left school but are not currently involved in education, employment, training or volunteering, you may be able to take part in an Activity Agreement.

An EMA is a weekly payment of £30 paid directly to eligible young people who are continuing in post-compulsory education (i.e. beyond the age of 16) or have left school and are taking part in an Activity Agreement.

Further details are available on the East Lothian Council Website.

Applications are processed on a 'first come, first served' basis. While payments may be delayed until later in the school year, approved applications will be backdated to the start of the term if they are received by 30 September 2020 (for those eligible for the full year award) or by 28 February 2021 (for those eligible from January 2021).