Closure of Edukit Pupil e-mail system
From the end of March the existing pupil e-mail system provided by Edukit will be closed.
If you have any important e-mail or information stored on the site www.prestonlodge.e-lothian.sch.uk you must remove or you will lose it!
New Pupil e-mail system
During the next few days we will be registering all pupils with a new system for pupil e-mail. The new system is hosted by Google and works just like a Google Mail account, it is called eduBuzz.org.
Your new e-mail address is
firstname.lastname@example.org (e.g. “email@example.com”)
Your username is the same as your Network log-in username.
Your e-mail password
This is the same as your Network password, but you must change this when you log-in.
Pupil e-mail system :http://mail.www.edubuzz.org
More information on the Pupil E-mail system can be found on the “Pupil e-mail” tab of the Daily Notices
A snap shot of PrestonLodge.net on the 17th March 2009
Created at www.wordle.net
Preston Lodge High School made the papers yet again – this time in TESS: the Times’ Educational Supplement in Scotland on Friday 6th March. The article features news of the recent archaeological project that a group of S1 history pupils participated in, investigating the Battle of Prestonpans. You can read the article here, or below:
Digging up yesterday’s rubbish
History is brought to life via archaeology and artefacts found on a famous battleground
In groups of two, the first-year pupils examine the artefacts, writing down size, shape and colour. They say what the objects feel like, and what they could possibly be. This may not be a real archaeological dig, but for the youngsters at Preston Lodge High in Prestonpans, it is the next best thing, re-enacting what happens and discovering what an archaeologist does.
The East Lothian school lies on part of the site where Bonnie Prince Charlie fought and won the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745 – his day of triumph before he Continue reading TESS: “Digging up yesterday’s rubbish”
Thanks to everyone who was able to attend this information evening.
A copy of the presentations and the Course Choice Booklet can be viewed below.
Mr.Stewart Mr.Bell Gill Pert (Careers Scotland)
S2-S3 Course Choice Booklet 2009-10 (Yellow Booklet)
TIMELINE OF IMPORTANT DATES
W/B Monday 26 January
Preliminary PINK course choice sheet issued to pupils during SE lesson
Tuesday 3 February
Information Evening for Parent (7.00 – 8.00 pm) (Hall)
Wednesday 18 February
Return of PINK course choice form to Guidance Teacher
Friday 27 March
S2 report and final BLUE course choice form issued
Wednesday 1 April
Parents Evening (consultation with subject teachers) 4.30 – 6.30 pm (Hall)
Thursday 2 April
Return of BLUE confirmation form by pupils to Guidance Teacher
Once the blue final choice forms are returned, we will inform pupils if we are unable to provide a match to their 1 – 5 choice plus reserve. These pupils will have to choose an alternative subject(s).
We have recently updated our Behaviour Management Policy in the school.
Information for Parents / Carers and Pupils is available on the “School Info” tab above.
Updated at 3.45pm: Monday 2nd Feb 2009:
There is a severe weather warning issued by East Lothian Council.
Preston Lodge High School intends to OPEN tomorrow – Tues 3 February 2009 as normal.
However – as a precaution – all pupils should be aware of where they will go – i.e. neighbour/friend/relative should it be necessary to close the school early.
Parents should be alert to all text messages sent by the school throughout the day.
PrestonLodge.net will be updated as required and information about East Lothian Council school closures will be broadcast on Radio Forth.
Updated at 12.30pm: Monday 2nd Feb 2009:
We have been informed by East Lothian Council Transportation Dept that due to the snow the school buses will departing school at 1pm.
Port Seton, Cockenzie and Longniddry pupils will be leaving school at 1pm.
The school will remain open for all pupils who do not travel by bus.
The S5/6 Art & Design prelim scheduled for this afternoon has also been cancelled. Pupils involved in this should contact their Art teacher to confirm the revised arrangements
We will post more information here as we receive it
Updated at 8.30am: Monday 2nd Feb 2009
Severe Weather Warning Information
There is a severe weather warning issued by East Lothian Council.
Preston Lodge High School intends to open as normal. However – as a precaution – all pupils should be aware of where they will go – i.e. neighbour/friend/relative should it be necessary to close the school early. Parents should be alert to all text messages sent by the school throughout the day.
East Lothian Council will broadcast information to parents via Radio Forth.
For the latest weather reports click here.
For more information about East Lothian Council procedures for severe weather events visit the Council website.
A group of S4 pupils accompanied by staff spent the weekend of the 9th January at one of the Self-Catering Lodges in the grounds of the Lagganlia Outdoor Centre near Aviemore.
In the freezing cold (see the pictures of a frozen Loch Morlich) they took part in a number of activities and had great fun.
We have a couple of videos from the weekend.
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Just before the Christmas Holiday a group of pupils and staff spent the weekend at the Benmore Outdoor Centre in Argyle. They took part in the a variety of activities including Caving and Kayaking.
Here is a short photo show of their weekend.
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We are holding our annual Burns Supper and Ceilidh on Thursday 29th January at 6.30 pm.
This fantastic evening of Scottish food, fun, music & dance is open to S6 pupils, staff, parents and members of the local community.
If you wish to attend, tickets are priced £10 (includes a welcome drink and 3 course meal).
Tickets are available from the school office. (tel 01875 811170)
Proceeds from this event will be used to support school funds.
Welcome-William Galbraith (Head Teacher)
Quick Burns Quiz-Parent Council
Selkirk Grace– Mhairi Gilroy(Depute Head Girl)
Cock-a-Leekie Soup with crusty roll
Address To A Haggis–Robbie McLeod (S6)
Haggis, Neeps and Tatties
Coffee & Shortbread
Immortal Memory – Ian McLeod (Parent)
Toast To The Lassies – Calum McCombs (Head Boy)
Reply from The Lassies – Rosie Smith (Head Girl)
‘Death and Doctor Hornbook’ -
Gordon Kidd (Teacher) & Billy Horne (Parent)
Raffle will be drawn during break-(Parent Council)
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)