School Photos Monday 5 November

School photos are taking place on Monday 5th November. Full school uniform should be worn. The timings for the photos are listed below:

1Go1 8.45am 

1Go2 9.00am

1Go3 9.15am 

1Gr1 9.30am 

1Gr2 9.45am 

1Se1 10.00am

1Se2 10.15am

3Go1  10.30am 


3Go2 11.00am 

3Gr1 11.15am

3Gr2 11.30am 

3Se1 11.45am

3Se2 12.00pm

3Se3 12.15pm

S6 group photo with SMT will be taken at 12.30pm SHARP.

12.50pm Senior Team and House Captains.

6Go1 1.45pm 

6Go2/3 2.00pm

6Gr1 2.15pm 

6Gr2  2.30pm 

6Se1/2 2.45pm

New immunisation programme against meningitis

Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian were distributed to pupils in S3 to S6 on Tuesday 1 December.

Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.

In addition this year all S3 – S6 pupils are recommended a meningitis vaccine (ACWY). This is to protect against the W strain of meningitis which is on the increase across the UK.

Please read the letter, discuss the vaccinations and return completed and signed consent forms to school by Friday 11 December.injections

Respectful Relationships Focus Groups

The Quality Relationships in Learning Project is having a focus group meeting on Wednesday 29th of April at 1.10pm in Mr Kelly’s room upstairs in Science.

Any pupils in S1 to S3 are invited to come along and share their views. In this focus group questions about learning at PL will be asked.

Drinks and snacks will be provided but feel free to bring your lunch!

Work Experience 2015

All S3 students have a week of work experience in June.

3go1, 3Gr1, 3Se1 go in the week 8-12 June 2015
3Go2, 3Gr2, 3Se2 go in the week 15-19 June 2015

Students can find their own work placement but they must have the paperwork for this completed by their planned employer and return it to their guidance teacher by the 31st of March to enable it to be health and safety checked and processed in time for June.
We find that students are often most satisfied in their work experience when they choose their own employer, rather than relying on the limited number and variety of places we will have available on the database in the summer term.

The letter and self-found form are below should you wish to print it out yourself.
Printed copies are being issued by students’ guidance teachers and are also available in the guidance office.

Please note that the letter of understanding needs to be given to the employer as well as the self-found form, but only the self-found form needs to be returned to school (completed by the employer) by your child/guardian and it is this we need before the end of term if we are to try to have your choice of work experience approved.

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Dan Smith – Thursday 25th September

brothers_secretDan Smith is coming to PL today!
All S3s are due to attend the event, periods 3 & 4. Please go to your normal period 3 class for registration, then make your way down to the hall asap!

Dan will chat about about writing and about where ideas come from. He will also talk a bit about himself, his childhood and some of his experiences living in Brazil – a few stories about some of the interesting people he met and things he did – and how he collected ideas for some of his books.

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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My Place Photography Competition

The My Place Photography Competition is a built environment photographic project run by the Scottish Civic Trust for primary and secondary school-aged children throughout Scotland.  It aims to provide young people with the opportunity to express their thoughts, experiences and perspectives on the heritage, buildings and archaeology around them.

All entries will be placed in an online gallery, displayed in a public exhibition and recognised with a certificate.

Two winners will be selected by a panel of judges and these will go on to represent Scotland in a worldwide exhibition and catalogue.

Competition deadline: 31 JANUARY 2014

If you would like to enter this competition or would like more information please see Mr Lanyon

S3 Girls in Physics Event at George Watson’s College on 31 October 2013

If you have an interest in Physics and think you may want to pursue this in the future then this is for you. We have an opportunity for fifteen S3 girls to attend the day event at George Watson’s College on Thursday 31 October. This event is a great way for you to find out more about careers and further studies in physics.  The day is full of hands on activities run by the observatory, army and various universities and companies who employ physicists. It is attended by schools from all over Scotland so it a fantastic way to develop team building and communication skills. It’s a fun and informative day with lunch being provided. Spaces are limited so if you are interested please give your name to Mrs Cargill Lab 1 (Mon – Wed)  before 13 September it will be first come first served.

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Photography Club

Interested in Photography?
Want to find out how to take better pictures?
Fancy joining a new club?

Come along and see Mr Lanyon on Wednesday 4th September at 1.15pm for more information. You do not need to have your own camera to join this club.

Year Group Assemblies – Friday 7 June

Year Group Assemblies will take place on Friday 7 June:

S1           8.50 am

S2           9.30 am

S3           11.05 am

Once started, they will only take 10 minutes. Although this is a second Friday assembly, I have moved the year groups around to spread the disruption.

REMINDER – Course Choice forms (S3-5 Students)

Could all current S3 students who have not yet returned their preliminary course choice form please do so as a matter of urgency. 

Could all current S4/5 students who have not yet returned their preliminary/final course choice form please do so as a matter of urgency.

Thanks for your help.