Calling all Spanish and French Pupils!

Miss Gairdner and Mrs Zulaica are very kindly offering revision sessions in Spanish and French from 4pm on Mondays after school. These revision sessions will start after the Easter break and will be on offer until the end of the language exams.

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Scottish Youth Railcard Changes

We are pleased to inform you of changes which will make it easier for 16,17 and 18 year olds to access discounted rail fares.

From today, young people in this age group will be able to access concessionary fares (50% of weekly and monthly tickets and 1/3 discount on off-peak single or return journeys), simply by showing their existing Young Scot National Entitlement Card when buying a ticket.

This new process removes the need for the young person to apply for and present a rail voucher in exchange for a railcard.  Continue reading

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Top Tips on Maths Revision


for Top Tips on Maths Revision from one of the Scholar on-line Discussion Board Tutors – you can either listen on-line or download as an mp3 file for later listening.

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Picking up from School

Could we please remind parents that vehicles are not allowed to park outside the designated bays on the access road outside the entrance to the school. There has been an increase in this recently, especially with parents picking up pupils at the end of the day and, unfortunately, it has caused problems for access. There is ample parking in the car parks by the school playing fields. Many thanks.

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S4/5/6 Study Leave

S4 learners who are studying 4 or more National 5 courses will have study leave from 29th April – 30th May inclusive.  S4 learners who are studying fewer than 4 National 5 courses will not have study leave but will follow an alternative programme. Any S4 learner studying fewer than 4 National 5 courses will have the opportunity to study at home the day before each timetabled exam but should otherwise be in school or at an ELC centrally organised event.  The events programme is still to be finalised but we will share this information here on the website as soon as we can.

S5/6 learners will have study leave from 29th April – 30th May inclusive.

The new timetable commences on Monday 2nd June. Continue reading

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S4-S5 Students interested in pursuing a career in Medicine

Are you an S4-S5 student interested in pursuing a career in medicine?  If so the Medic Insight Day Event will be on Saturday 26th April at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh. Medic Insight is a unique platform run by medical students at the University of Edinburgh with the support of NHS Lothian doctors, which aims to give school pupils a real insight into a career in medicine and life as a medical student. Our day event is an interesting and highly informative event, involving a series of talks from guest speakers followed by workshops for hands-on experience. The registration form is now OPEN and can be accessed via under the heading of “Edinburgh Day Registration”. Registration is advised as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

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Study Support

Many subjects across the school offer supported study sessions for senior pupils (S4-6) at lunchtimes or after school.  Please click here to access a useful list of times and days for curricular areas across the school.

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I have posted several vacancies and some information on Modern Apprenticeships at

Mick Burns
Careers Adviser
: mickburns2

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College Open Days

Please click on the link to view college open days:

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Careers Update

Edinburgh College have Open Day events and you can find more details here:

Mick Burns
Careers Adviser
: mick.burns2

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Calling all golfers!

The details of the Secondary Golf Order of Merit 2014 are –

Fri 28th March 2014 – Craigielaw Golf Club
Fri 25th April 2014 - Kilspindie Golf Club  (Scottish Schools Qualifying)
Fri 2nd May 2014 – Venue TBC
Fri 9th May 2014 – Whitekirk Golf Club

If you are interested in taking part, or have any questions, please see Miss Parry, in the P.E. Department, or email

Secondary Order of Merit Format

·         Schools can initially enter up to 5 players per event

·         If schools have more than 5 players interested in playing the extras will be placed on a waiting list

·         If other schools enter less than 5 players then those on the waiting list will be offered a place.

·         There will be 3 competition divisions – Individual Scratch, Individual Handicap and Team (3 net scores count to team total)

·         Format:  Strokeplay Stableford

·         Players must have an official handicap

East Lothian v Edinburgh Secondary Schools Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup competition format to raise awareness of the Ryder Cup being held at Gleneagles 26th – 28th Sept 2014.

The final top 16 players in our Secondary Order of Merit

Venue:  Edinburgh TBC

Date:  W/B 8th Sept 2014

Proposed format:  8 x scratch singles matches and 4 x 2 ball foursomes matches

Selection: Top 8 players in the scratch order of merit and top 8 players in the handicap order of merit

First tee time:  1000 therefore players will need permission to play and represent the school

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