HPV Injections and Assemblies

HPV Injections will be taking place on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th March.

See the programme below.

Please be at the Assembly Hall on time to ensure that the nurses are able to keep to the tight timescale.

There will be NO ASSEMBLIES next week

Monday 9th March Tuesday 10th March
2Se3 9.15 5Go3 9.20
2Go1 9.45 5Gr1 9.30
2Go2 10.00 5Gr2 9.40
2Gr1 10.15 5Se1 9.50
2Se1 11.00 5Se2 10.00
2Gr2 11.15 5Se3 10.15
2Se2 11.30 6Go 11.00
5Go1 11.45 6Gr 11.15
5Go2 12.00 6Se 11.30

‘The Guid Cause’

This was a slogan used by Scottish women 100 years ago as they campaigned for the right to vote. This Saturday (7th March)  a series of free events will take place at Port Seton Centre , South Seton Park from 10am to 2pm.

The aim is to remember the part played by women Suffragettes in East Lothian in the struggle for the vote. There will be a range of  free activities- banner making, finding out about the part local women played in the campaign, looking at historical objects from the time and  various discussion/information groups .

So, if you want to learn more about how women in this area played their part to improve your lives – go along !

S3 Business Dynamics Conference – Thursday 26 February

Could all S3 pupils check on the Noticeboard in the Business Education Department to see whether they have been selected to take part in the one day conference on Thursday?  All participants should note their group and go to the Hall for 0910 hours on Thursday.  Pupils should go to their first period class initially.  The aim of the Conference is for students to develop their enterprise skills by working with professionals from the world of work.

Preston Doodle High School: National Doodle Day

Nationa Doodle Day

Doodle Day Logo

Get doodling for fun and charity.

Next week pupils in the Art Department will have the chance to make their contribution to the Doodling world. You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy doodling, if you don’t go to the Art department you can still be involved, just get doodling.

About Doodle Day

National Doodle Day is about having fun while raising funds to help people whose lives are affected by epilepsy and neurofibromatosis. Since the very first National Doodle Day in 2004 over £120,000 has been raised to help support the work of two charities, Epilepsy Action and the Neurofibromatosis Association.

This money has been raised by schools, by companies and individuals who have put pen to paper and simply doodled!

See some examples of doodles submitted by Celebrities and the National Doodle Day winners from last year. Click the links below.

We will make a collection for the charities on Doodle Day (Fri 27th) – bring along a pound.

Celebrity Doodle

Hall of Fame




Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Hope you are all well on the way to starting or arranging to start your three sections of the award.

For anyone without a service organised, don’t panic, we can help.

Come to Mr Kiernan’s lab after school (3:45) on Wednesday 25th February.


For last years’ Bronze groups please see Mr Kiernan, Mr Kidd, Mr Frost or Miss Carson with a date for your presentation. The sooner these are done, the sooner you can get your log book signed off!

Early Bus departure: Monday 2 Feb

We have been informed by ELC Transportation Dept, that due to snow, the school buses will be leaving at 1.00pm today (Monday 2nd Feb).

Pupils who travel by bus should make their way to the bus stop at the end of Period 4.

The school will remain open for all other pupis this afternoon.

Please check back here for more info.

East Lothian’s Got Talent

Have you got talent?

Would you like the opportunity to perform?

Last Chance to enter – Closing Date 28 February

Auditions – March / April 2009.

Final to take place in The Corn Exchange, Haddington Sat 30th May 2009

1st Prize: £500 2nd Prize: £200 3rd Prize: £100

In conjunction with The Haddington Festival

Open to competitors aged 12 and over. Performers must be amateur, acts to be no more than 3 minutes.
Auditions to be judged by a panel of 4, final to be judged by audience vote.

Get your entry from School Office or Mr. Bishop (Music Dept)

House Points – December

The House Point Total from December are as follows:

Thank you to all the PT’s & departments that have taken the time to set up and run their points system – and thanks to those who are in the process of doing the same! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

There’s been change at the top! With the departure of one of the Grange House Captains at Christmas, one of the vice captains had to be promoted to captainship. Because the decision was extremely difficult to make, both the vice captains are now captains, and so now stands as:

Gosford House Captains – Gosford Vice Captains

Scott Grant & Alister Guiney – Alison Coull & Hannah Thomson

Seton House Captains – Seton Vice Captains

Euan Doidge & Catriona Oliver – Laurie Tait & Dale Gordon

Grange House Captains

Robbie McLeod, Jill Bonthron & Rhianna Adams

Senior Dance Photos for Sale

Photobox Galleries

A new service is available from PrestonLodge.net.

We are now able to offer for sale, prints and photo gifts of various school activities. The first collection we are able to offer are those taken at the Senior Dance 2008.

To use this service visit our PhotoBox Gallery.

The prices are very reasonable and the small profit will go to school funds. Enjoy.

To see the price list for prints click here (remember they will also be a Postage and Package fee)

Kayak lessons and water polo training

Fancy learning a new skill? Want to take up a new sport? We can offer 12 pupils the chance to learn kayak skills and then take things further and get a water polo team together. If this sounds like your idea of  fun, collect a letter and further information from Mr Kiernan (Science department). Competition for places is likely to be intense and places will be offered on a first come-first served basis. Collect letters from Friday 12th December (break and lunchtime). Returns must be by Wednesday 17th December as the sessions start on Friday 9th January. From absolute beginners to Olympic paddlers, all levels of experience welcome.