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Support for Learning/Chemistry Teacher at Preston Lodge High School

Important Battlefields meeting – all prospective participants please attend

On Tuesday December 18th at 1.15pm, in Ms Armstrong’s room, there will be an important meeting for all pupils who have expressed an intention or interest in travelling to Belgium and France in June 2013. This includes all members of the school Pipes and Drums who are eligible to take advantage of the financial support for this trip from the ELPDT. Lee has spoken to a number of the band, who have indicated that they would like to be part of this trip however, it is important that we have an opportunity to discuss things as a group on Tuesday – so please join us for this meeting.

It is extremely important that everyone who is interested in travelling to Battlefields turns up to the meeting as there is news to be disseminated before the holidays and vital paperwork to be distributed. Non-attendance at the meeting is not an option unless there is very good, evidenced reasons for not being able to make it. Reminders will be placed in register bags on Tuesday morning.


See you tomorrow!

Mrs Binnie, Ms Armstrong and Lee Moore








Battlefields 2013 is currently recruiting and still has some spaces up for grabs  should any pupil or recent former pupil be interested in joining us on this excellent trip with Mercat Tours.

More information can be obtained from Mrs Binnie or Miss Armstrong – but be quick as places will be issued on a first come, first served basis. If your own original trip is no longer running but think it is too late to sign up to another one, it’s not the case . Any parent interested in the trip can also contact the same members of staff for more details.

Significant financial subsidies are available to members of the school pipes and drums and other sources of finance can be obtained for those on lower icomes from a variety of bodies. Again, the staff running the trip will help with this process.


House Champions 2011-12 crowned!

Team Grange have been declared the winners of this year’s House Competition. Having won the contest for the first time in over a decade last session, the House Captains for 2011-12 were absolutely determined to deliver a similar result this time around.

Jenna Stevens, Blair Robertson, Callum Price and Kathryn Berg (featured above) brought an infectious combination of brains, beauty and brawn allied with a competitive instinct that meant they were not going to let anything or anyone get in their way.

Grange won a number of whole school competitions including House Rugby, House Tug of War (Boys), Children in Need Dress Up Event, Hallowe’en Dress Up Day event and the Moonwalk Pink Day competition.

In addition to this a number of individual pupils hit the heights representing their county, region or country in a range of sports and creative activities. Music plays a huge role in the life of Grange pupils and the talented school pipes and drums band are very obviously smattered with more than their fair share of Grange pupils. Meanwhile, a number of youngsters have been at the forefront of delivering musical contributions in the community.

A full run down of individual contributions of significant note will appear in this publication in the new session.

Congratulations also go to all of our excellent house captains this year – each house was proudly represented by a fabulous set of young people. The number and range of events this year surpassed previous competitions and much of this is down to the commitment and enthusiasm of our talented house captains. Well done to you all!

The House Trophy will be presented to Grange at the School Prizegiving on the 19th June 2012.


Final points totals













Final Battlefields meeting – all pupils must attend!


The final meeting before our Battlefields trip will be held on Tuesday June 19th at 1.15pm in Ms Armstrong’s room.

All pupils who are travelling with us to Belgium on June 23rd must attend this meeting.


If there is any reason why you cannot make the meeting it is important that you let Mrs Binnie or Ms Armstrong know as soon as possible.

Any pupil to still hand in their Euros for the trip should also do this by the meeting at the very latest.






Battlefields Meeting – all pupils on trip MUST attend!

A meeting for all S2/S3 and S5 pupils travelling to the Battlefields this summer will be held in Ms Armstrong’s room at 1.15pm on Thursday April 26th. It is absolutely essential that all pupils attend. Please mark this in your planners.

S4 pupils go on exam leave from April 24th at 3.45pm, meaning S4 Battlefields pupils will not be in school on the 26th. Please can S4 pupils come and see Mrs Binnie and Ms Armstrong for a short chat on Tuesday 24th April at 1.15pm in Ms Armstrong’s room.

  • We must have ALL paperwork, photographs and passports submitted to us by the end of next week (27th April).
  • We would like payment plans to be up to date by April 30th – please bring any outstanding monies in as soon as is practicable.
  • We will be discussing room options, dietary requirements, spending money, tuck provision and other important matters that need dealt with. It is essential that all attend.

Thank you

Mrs Binnie, Miss Armstrong, Lee Moore and Mr Kelly

House Football Trailer goes viral…

A House Football event will be taking place next week at lunch time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A promotional video has been made by your House Captains to give staff and pupils alike more information about this popular event.

Captains will be round register classes towards the end of the week to ensure teams are selected properly but the dates you need to remember for your diary are:

  • Monday S1/S2 competition
  • Tuesday S3/4 competition
  • Wednesday Seniors competition

Who will win? Not even Keiran Mullen knows!

The House Team

House Captains Meeting today – important update for S6 Captains

As school was closed to pupils yesterday, the Monday Lunchtime House Captains’ Meeting happened with only Mr Thomas, Mrs Binnie and Mr Orr able to attend. It was therefore decided that we should reschedule yesterday’s meeting for today.

Can all House Captains please make their way to the PE staff base at 1pm for a meeting about Thursday’s Dance Off and the remaining assemblies this week.

Thank you!

Mr T, Mrs B and Mr O