Category Archives: School News

New Pupil E-Mail System Launched

Closure of Edukit Pupil e-mail systemEdukit

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

Edubuzz.org

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

username@www.edubuzz.org     (e.g. “pl02blogj@www.edubuzz.org”)

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

TESS: “Digging up yesterday’s rubbish”

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”

S2 Course Choice Information Evening: 3rd Feb 2009

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).

School – Weather Information: 2nd – 3rd Feb 2009

Updated at 3.45pm: Monday 2nd Feb 2009:

Open for business

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.

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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

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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.

S4 Lagganlia Weekend Jan 2009

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.Lagganlia Centre

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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Tickets on Sale: Burns Supper – 29th Jan 2009

We are holding our annual Burns Supper and Ceilidh on Thursday 29th January at 6.30 pm. Robert Burns

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.

Programme

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
 
Trifle
 
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)
 
Ceilidh

Raffle will be drawn during break-(Parent Council)

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)