S6 Induction 10 & 11 June 2014

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We will have a meeting on Monday 9 June with all new S6 students to answer any questions re the Induction programme at West Linton.  Questions you may have:

What should I bring?  

  •  ·        Casual clothes (which may get wet/dirty);
  • ·         Trainers;
  • ·         Sun cream;
  •           Insect repellent;
  •           Baby photo (if not already supplied)
  • ·         Towel;
  • ·         Toiletries;
  • ·         Positive attitude and a big smile!!

What else do I need?

 All students MUST have submitted their PC1 form to enable them to attend

What are the travel arrangements?

We will leave school after registration on Tuesday 10 June and will return to school at approximately 4.45 pm on Wednesday 11 June.  We will travel by coach and minibus.

 Other relevant information

Please be aware that the building is a no smoking zone and, of course, there can be no alcohol in the course of the 2 days.



Alton Towers 2014

There will be a meeting for all students taking part in the Alton Towers trip next Thursday 12th June. Final details for the trip will be provided so it is essential you attend. The meeting will take place in Mr McFarlane’s room in the Music department at 1.20pm.

C Bishop

PL Baguette Bar

PL Baguette Bar

Opening 9 June







Primark Recruitment Morning – Wednesday 4 June

Primark Recruitment Morning – Wednesday 4th June

Primark, Princes Street is holding a Recruitment Morning at the Edinburgh Skills Shop, St James Shopping on Wednesday 4th June from 10am.

You must call 0131 456 3338 or 0131 456 3396 to book a slot for the morning.

There will be a short presentation to let applicants know about the 20 hour Retail Assistant Positions available and to explain the recruitment process.  Primark is recruiting for 5 permanent positions and 10 – 15 temporary 12 week positions for the Fringe.  The majority of positions will be in the evenings (6pm-10pm) so applicants should not go expecting a 9 to 5 job.  Experience is not essential however, if applicants get an interview they will be asked ‘situational judgement’ questions to gauge responses against Primark’s values.  There will be no job interviews at the Recruitment morning.  Interested applicants will then need to apply online.

‘Dress Down, Wear Pink’ – Friday 13 June

The Persian Ladies are organising a ‘Dress Down, Wear Pink’ day on Friday 13th June, when staff and students are asked to wear pink and pay a £1.  There will be prizes for the ‘most pink’ boy, girl, male and female member of staff.  All monies raised will be donated to:  Marie Curie, Rachel House, Kiltwalk, FACE and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

We also have a Father’s Day Hamper raffle – tickets from our main reception desk – 50 p per strip.  This will be drawn on Friday 13th June.

Thank you for your continued support for our charities.Pink 019


Meet the Marines Day

Meet the Marines Day will be held at the Ratho Climbing Centre on 17 and 18 marinesSeptember.

This is a chance for interested young people to enjoy a fun and challenging day out under the guidance of the Royal Marine Commandos .

The day will involve the use of Ratho’s excellent and unique facilities to give participants a chance at experiencing what marines do.  There will be rock climbing, abseiling and several other stances aimed at challenging the participants.

Places are strictly limited (and only available to those who are 15 or older by 17th September) so you need to see a guidance teacher as soon as possible to complete a form for them to email on to the marines to express your interest.

House Assemblies

House assemblies will take place at registration as follows this week:

S1 Wednesday 28 May

S2 Thursday 29 May

S3 Monday 2 June

Register teachers should register their classes in the assembly hall as they would normally.  Signs will clearly indicate where classes should sit, to ensure this can actually happen!

S3 Army Work Experience

The students who have applied for S3 army work experience have all been accepted.

Please collect your joining instructions, kit information and consent form from Miss Patterson in the guidance office as soon as possible.

NB: The army consent forms have to be taken with you to the barracks on the first day of your week there, not returned to school.

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