Meeting for Parents on Thursday 28 May at 7pm
Please could parents/carers bring two items to the meeting:
• (1) a current EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) relating to the child
• (2) pocket money of approximately 80 Euros in cash in a sealed envelope labelled with the child’s name and the amount of money enclosed
The letter below was distributed to students recently.
Please see below our new weekly update PLus. If you wish a paper copy please contact the school office.
The following letter is being distributed to our S6 students. Spare copies are available from the school office or can be downloaded from below.
Please see below our Easter newsletter
School year 1976 (1st Year) is having a reunion to celebrate being 50 years old and over on 27th June 2015 at Cockenzie British Legion. Please spread the word.
Anyone interested in attending please contact
Nancy Ross (Clark) on 07738284989 or through the facebook page
Please see below Exam leave letter 2015 that was distributed to S4-6 students recently. Copies can be obtained from the office or downloaded. The exam leave sheet should be returned to the office no later than Tuesday 31 March.
Are you protected?
There is another chance for teenagers to get their MMR and HPV vaccine in the summer term if they have previously missed out.
Ten per cent of secondary school pupils in Lothian have not had the second dose of the MMR vaccine meaning they are at risk from Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
In Lothian there has been a recent outbreak of mumps, a contagious viral infection with symptoms including fever, headache and swelling of one or both cheeks or sides of the jaw. Common complications include inflammation of the testes (1 in 4 adult males) and meningitis (1 in 7 cases) with less common complications including hearing loss and inflammation of the pancreas.
Children with mumps will need to stay off school for at least five days.
The NHS Lothian school nurse team will be sending letters to pupils due to be vaccinated. Please read this and discuss vaccination with you parents, carer or guardian.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, given to girls in S1 and S2, protects against cervical cancer.
This vaccine is designed to protect against the two types of HPV that cause 75% of the cases of cervical cancer, but uptake of this vaccine in Lothian has not been all that high. It is important that you get this protection early enough for it to be effective. So, you should have all the required doses as soon as they are offered at secondary school.
If you receive a consent form, make sure you discuss it with your parents, carer or guardian and return the form to your school.
More information about these vaccinations can be found on the Immunisation Scotland website. Or you can call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88 (8am to 10pm, every day).
PLHS Vs North Berwick HS
Murrayfield Stadium 1st April 5pm KO
Come and support the school 1stXV. Bus Leaves PL at 4.15pm returns to PLRFC at 6.45pm.
£5 per bus ticket. Parents/Staff and Pupils welcome.
Buy tickets from Mr Bennion and Mr Thomas at break time on Friday and Monday in PE.
The Scottish Government is currently consulting on detailed guidance that supports parts of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. This Act is a new law that will give children, young people and their families extra support and will encourage everyone to talk about children’s wellbeing using the same words. The consultation on the guidance is due to run until 1 May, 2015. It is mainly aimed at the people who support your child – including parents’ organisations – but individual parents are welcome to get involved if they wish. You can take part in the consultation via this link: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/02/1851
A short leaflet has been produced about the consultation, inviting parents to get involved if they wish and letting them know a bit more about GIRFEC and the Act.
The leaflet is available as a pdf on The Scottish Government’s website
Link to leaflet pdf: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0046/00469648.pdf
The Scottish Government are planning further information and communications with parents over the next year running up to implementation of the GIRFEC provisions of the Act and we will let you know about these in due course.
Darrin J Nightingale
Head of Education