Gaming Conference, 11th March 2015, Edinburgh

London Student Conferences with the Game Masters Exhibition (Edinburgh)

proudly presents

‘So you want a career in Computer Games?’

On Wednesday 11th March 2015

@ Augustine United Church, Edinburgh(near National Museum of Scotland)

A unique event to combine a visit to the GAME MASTERS Exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland with expert lectures, aimed at school leavers, from leading professionals in the Games Industry.

Computer Game Design Specialists will talk to your students about the skill set, knowledge and academic background involved in creating a computer game PLUS students will be able to visit to the Game Masters Exhibition (2 minutes away). There they will be able view and play on games created over the last few decades. We aim to ignite curiosity and bring a measure of reality for students who are considering a career in one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

Student Ticket Prices: £23 (includes entry ticket to Game Masters Exhibition)

(All Students must be accompanied by a Teacher – Teacher Place per Student Group is Free)

Game Masters Exhibition Entry Time Slots Available in the morning or afternoon

Expert Lecture Zone: 12-2pm

To learn more and book your places visit

www.londonstudentconferences.co.uk

or contact Anjana@londonstudentconferences.co.uk

Book now as places are limited!

Coda Octapus Apprenticeship opportunities

Please find below information about Coda Octapus excellent Apprenticeship opportunities within Edinburgh.

This company designs, manufactures, sells and supports, systems and software for the marine‐survey, construction and security industries.  You must have an interest in Software Engineering and ideally you will have some foundation experience of software development gained either during your education, or perhaps in pursuit of your outside interests.

Training Period: 12 – 14 months
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Start date: February 2015
Salary: £130 per week
Closing date: February 12th 2015

Requirements:
Minimum of 5 Scottish Nationals (Standard grades) A-C including English and Maths or on track to achieve 5 grades A-C in subjects including English and Maths. It would be desirable but not essential to have achieved Highers or equivalent by September 2015.

To see more and to apply for this position, please view this link http://www.apprenticeshipsinscotland.com/jobs/apprentice-it-software-developer/

Network Rail Apprenticeships

Network Rail start recruiting for Advanced Engineering Apprenticeships on 27th January.   Anyone who is interested can register now and Network Rail will contact them on 27th January to remind them recruitment is now open.   The start date for successful applicants won’t be until Sept 2015.

Details are now on the office information links

http://www.networkrail.co.uk/careers/schemes/students-and-graduates/advanced-apprenticeship-scheme/

HPV Vaccinations – Thursday 15 January

The HPV Vaccinations will take place in school tomorrow (Thursday 15 January).  Could all students involved please make sure that they have breakfast and that they wear a short sleeved shirt or vest top.  Could teachers please ensure that all students report to the assembly hall promptly.

Start at 0930 am

0930 am   1GO1

0945 am   1GO2

0955 am   1GR1

1005 am   1GR2

1015 am   1GR3

1025 am   1SE1

Break  1045-1100

1100 am  1SE2

1110 am  2GO1

1120 am  2GO2

1130 am  2GO3

1140 am  2GR1

1155 am  2GR2

1210 pm 2SE1

1220 pm 2SE2

1230 pm recalls and any pupils who have handed in their forms late IF there are any vaccines left.

Rome Trip

The-Colosseum-(Rome,-Italy)There will be a meeting for those going on the Rome trip in Mr Lanyon’s room during break (10.45am) on Thursday 15th January.

Full attendance is required as we will be going over the following information:

  • Flight details
  • Itinerary
  • EHIC
  • Passport info
  • Travel arrangements

If you are unable to attend you must let Mr Lanyon or Ms Monaco know.

A reminder that second deposits are now required.

Sky Finance Apprenticeship Programme 2015

Please find below information about Sky’s brand new, excellent Apprenticeship opportunities within Livingston.

Sky Finance Apprenticeship Programme 2015

Training Period: Two years
Location: Livingston, Scotland
Start date: September 2015
Salary: £15,600 per annum
Closing date: January 12th 2015

Requirements:
Minimum of 5 Scottish Nationals (Standard grades) A-C including English and Maths or on track to achieve 5 grades A-C in subjects including English and Maths. It would be desirable but not essential to have achieved Highers or equivalent by September 2015.

To see more and to apply for this position, please view this link http://www.apprenticeshipsinscotland.com/jobs/sky-finance-apprenticeship-programme-livingston/ 

New York 2015

The November and December payments (£150 each) for the above trip are now due.  Please could pupils ensure that these payments are paid to Mr McNeil as soon as possible.  The next payment is February as there is no January payment.shopping-new-york_1126095c

Girls in Physics and Engineering.

Preston Lodge will be holding the above event on Wednesday 11 February for S3 girls. The purpose of this event is to provide information on further studies and careers for women involving Physics and Engineering. There will be lots of fun and interesting workshops run by various companies and universities. The event will last most of the day and will involve girls from other schools. A packed lunch will be provided.

If you are interested please give your name to you science teacher or come an see Mrs Cargill in Lab 1 as soon as possible.

Over 20 girls from PLHS attended last year, it was a great fun.( see photos in the science corridor)