Pizza Hut, Fort Kinnaird, are looking to recruit Guest Servers.

 Wage: Under 25 NMW, 25+ £7.20 per hour plus tips.

Hours: Contracted 8-10 hours per week with the potential to increase as and when required on a weekly basis.

Flexibility is required to work around the hours of 10.30am-11pm.

As a Guest Server, you’ll have that special something, a personality that turns a meal into a really special occasion, a smile that lets our guests know that you are delighted to be looking after them. You will be able to connect and build relationships with your guests which brings their experience to life. You are the memory they will have after they leave Pizza Hut, and you are the reason they’ll want to visit us again and again.

To create that fantastic service you will naturally be a friendly, outgoing, chatty person. You’ll be at ease communicating with the variety of guests who visit our restaurants, whether they’re there for a working lunch, for family time, as groups of friends who want to catch up on the latest gossip, or to celebrate special occasions.

On joining Pizza Hut you can expect to receive world class training, work within a great culture of recognition which genuinely celebrates everyone’s achievements, as well as fantastic opportunities to progress your career further. 

To apply, please email your CV together with a covering letter to :


Customer Service Hosts – Gala Bingo Meadowbank

Are you a multi-tasker on a mission? We need Customer Service Hosts hell bent on making sure that our customers have the very best experience possible! You’ll be a brilliant communicator, a great customer champion and an inspiring team player. You’ll be confident working across all areas of our clubs with one mission in mind: making sure each and  every one of our customers has the best experience at Gala Bingo. You’ll be happy working as part of a dynamic and resourceful team – with the ability to take the initiative and think on your feet. Friendly and outgoing, you’ll relish the idea of creating a great atmosphere in the club. Up for it? Read on…


This is an exciting and varied opportunity; no two days will be the same! Your flexible role will offer you plenty of opportunities – and you’ll be as happy on front of house as you are serving food in the diner, or managing book sales. You’ll have previous experience  of delivering outstanding customer service, a natural ability to talk to and engage with customers,  and a positive, professional attitude. You’ll have a flexible  and enthusiastic approach to work  and will be motivated about all  of the roles and all areas of the clubs. You’ll be dedicated to delivering our customers the  best experience – always. If this is you – we need you on our team!


For our Hosts, Team Gala Benefits include: * Inclusion in My Gala Rewards High Street Discount Scheme * Being part of our generous recognition and reward scheme – Gala Greats * Discretionary Bonus Scheme * 28 days Annual Leave including public holidays * Childcare Vouchers * Pension Scheme



£7.52 after probationary period (£7.42 during probationary period)


      Minimum 20 hours

If interested click on the link below to apply


North W England Trip 2016

Everyone going on the trip should by now have received a slip setting out details of the dates for the final payment, room allocation and parental meeting.  If you did not get this slip, please get in touch with Mrs Campbell, Ms Webster, Mrs Scott or Ms Mathieson as soon as possible.  This is really important information and it is vital that you get it.

 Thank you.   

Ms Mathieson


S1-S3 Hive Careers Trips

Hive event 2016

“Are you interested in a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics? Careers Hive, which is a new flagship project by the Edinburgh International Science Festival, are offering an innovative experience through which young people can engage in thinking about their future. School groups will get stuck in to hands-on workshops, listen to short, inspiring talks by motivational young speakers, and meet early and mid-career professionals from a wide range of companies and enterprises to find out more about what it is like to work in the fields of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

This visit will take place on Wednesday the 2 March 2016 at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh from 1-4pm. If you are in S1-S3 and want to take part or would like more information, please see Dr Walling or Mr Chambers in the science department.”


S6 Induction 2016

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Reminder – If you have chosen to pay for the S6 Induction by instalments the second payment of £17 is now due. Payment can be made online, cheque or cash to the school office.  Thank you.



Talent Show takes place on Friday 18th Dec.

Can you sing, dance juggle etc?

We are looking for acts from all year groups to take part.

If you would like to take part can you see Miss Lugton in Music before Friday 4th Dec.


Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands imageBattle of the Bands competition is taking place on Thursday 26 November at 7pm in the School Hall.  Tickets cost £2, refreshments are included.  All money raised will go to support Teenage Cancer Charity.  Tickets are available from the Music department or from the School Office. Please come along to support this great event!

Nuffield Placement Scheme 2016

Nuffield Placement Scheme 2016

Please see below for information and guidance notes on how to apply for the Nuffield Placement Scheme 2016.

I am happy to announce that the Online Applications for Nuffield Research Placements 2016 opened on 26th October 2015.

Below is a summary of the application process:

The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at the current 5th year students who will be sitting their Highers in 2016 and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) subjects at that level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Geography, Computing, Home Economics/Food Technology, Psychology, Music Technology, Product Design, Technological Studies etc).

Students apply by completing an online application form which can be accessed on the Nuffield Research Placement webpage at

The application form has various sections – personal details, education, personal statement, teacher reference, parent consent, bursary application (if appropriate).

  • Once the students register, they insert an email address of the teacher who is to provide them with a reference.  This automatically initiates an email to that teacher and allows them to log on to the student application, where they can view the various sections and include their reference.
  • After the closing date (Feb 26th 2016), appropriate sections of the application will be forwarded to various supervisors for their consideration – this may then involve an informal interview.
  • If a student and/or teacher has contact details of anyone in local industries/organisations who could offer a placement, they can let us know and include their details on their application. We can then follow this up.
  • If successful, the student agrees start and finishing dates with their supervisor.  The placements normally take place at the end of June, July or early August.  The student will normally be working Mon-Fri (9am-5pm) for 4, 5 or 6 weeks. Students should therefore be made aware that is quite a big commitment.
  • Students will receive all their travel costs to and from their placement. If they fulfil the criteria as set out in the application form, they may also be eligible for an additional bursary.
  • Successful students are required to submit a report at the end of their placement and are also invited to display their work in poster form at a celebration event in the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh (as in a scientific conference). Next year’s event will be on Friday 2nd September 2016.

PLEASE note – there are a limited number of placements available and as such an application does NOT guarantee a Nuffield placement.

The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. It also provides students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CV’s and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers.

More information on the Nuffield Research Placements scheme can be found at

Launch of Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Who   :          Any S4/5/6 pupil!

Where:         Dr Robertson’s Lab in Science

When:           1.15pm on  Thursday 29th October

Come along to the meeting today to find out more information about the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, what’s involved and how to sign up.

The DofE Team