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It’s not too late to protect your child against Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

It’s not too late to protect your child against Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

NHS Lothian is running a catch-up campaign for young people aged 10 to 17 years who have not received two doses of MMR vaccine.

Some young people missed out on the MMR vaccination when they were younger. Two doses of the vaccine are required to ensure protection.

Information has been sent to parents and guardians of children who are 10 to 17 years old whose health records show they may not have completed the full course of MMR vaccination. NHS Lothian is encouraging parents and guardians of these children to contact their General Practice to arrange MMR vaccination for their child. 

To find out more, visit immunisationscotland.org.uk or contact your GP.

S6 Induction – 11 and 12 June

S6 INDUCTION – TUESDAY 11 AND WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE

We are looking forward to welcoming back our senior students on Monday 10 June – bright eyed and bushy tailed after their exams.

A reminder that on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June new S6 students will be involved in a residential induction programme at Broomlee Outdoor Centre in West Linton.

Students will be involved in a number of activities which will give them the opportunity to find out more about the challenges of S6, work together on problem solving tasks and fun outdoor activities.

I will meet with students on Monday morning to confirm the final arrangements with them but they should bring:

• Casual clothes (which may get wet and muddy – although I have booked sunshine for the 2 days)
• Trainers
• Sun cream
• Insect repellent
• Towel
• Toiletries
• A positive attitude!

We will leave school after registration on Tuesday 11 June and will return to school at approximately 4.45 pm on Wednesday 12 June.

Please be aware that the building is a no smoking zone and, of course, there can be no
alcohol in the course of the 2 days.

If you have not handed in your baby photo you should bring this with you.

Leavers Forms

Reminder for all S4 and S5 students that are leaving school, could they please return any textbooks and complete a leavers form which can be obtained from the school office as soon as possible after your exams are finished. Please note that this also applies to S6 students.

Easter Revision

A number of teachers run revision sessions in school during the holiday period and will advise students in classes should a session be available.

However, it is important to note that all students receive everything they need to support effective revision within regularly timetabled classes.  Students enter the Easter holidays well aware of what they need to do and how to do it.  I would ask all parents and carers to check their child’s understanding of what they need to be working on and to support them through the Easter holiday.  The key factor affecting student success in examinations will be the focus that they give to revision at home.

Please do contact your child’s guidance teacher if you would like any individual advice about specific subjects.