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I’m a Panner – Get Me Out of Here!

I’m a Panner – Get Me Out of Here!

Today at lunchtime your house representatives will be indulging in their own version of a Bushtucker Trial in an attempt to win much valued HOUSE POINTS!

Staff, House Captains and a range of year group pupils will take part on your behalf.

Come down to PE to cheer on your Grange, Gosford and Seton house representatives as they put pride before common sense…

1st Battalion of the Preston Lodge Pals meet for reunion…


Battlefields 2011 Reunion

The Battlefields 2011 trip held its reunion on Monday October 3rd 2011 and spent a lunchtime remembering the many fun, interesting and thought provoking activities, sights and experiences the Pals Battalion had shared in Belgium and France last summer.

Led by Col Clark, who is going AWOL next summer, the officers and the pals enjoyed watching video clips and photographs of their campaign accompanied by some of the music that very much framed the expedition. The sounds of the Preston Lodge Pipes and Drums provided a backdrop to vivid memories of the Menin Gate Ceremony, exploring the battlefields of Flanders and the Somme – whilst Willie McBride by The Corries evoked memories of some of the more moving moments experienced by all whom were in the 1st Battalion of Pals.

It was a time for reflection but it was also a moment to stop and remember the many fun things that happened! Nobody will forget Col Clark pretending he had nut-megged Logan during a game of football, nor the planking undertaken by those in our number. We will all look back with fondness at the many celebrations undertaken for Ms Duthie’s birthday whilst we were in Ypres or the looks on the locals’ faces when, in restaurants, we raised our glasses in our nightly toast.  Chocolate shops, chips and pool tables will feature in a number of Pals’ memories. As will the fountain in the square when the weather got too hot…Some will think back to minor dalliances and the leg pulling that went with that. Others will remember our singing…oh, yes.

Thank you to each and every one of the Pals Battalion of 2011. We are rightly proud of the trip and every member played their part in it being such a fantastic experience. The Officers and Pals may have slept for a month after our return…but it was worth it!

Battlefields 2012 is recruiting now. Information can be obtained from Ms Armstrong (CDT) or Mrs Binnie (SFL/Science). They will be joined on the trip by Mr Kelly (Science) and Lee Moore (Pipe Instructor).



Prize Giving finale for end of term…tonight!




 Tuesday 21st June 2011

at 7.30pm

Running Order

Welcome and Address – Mr G Clark, Head Teacher

   Preston Lodge Pipe Band

 S1 Academic Prizes

 Meghan Collins, Morven Daly, John Devine, Andrew Dobie, Arran Lawson, Claire McGovern,

 Morgan McKinlay, Kirsten Provan, Michael Ward


 S2 Academic Prizes

 Bruce Dickson, Beth Edwards, Roseanna Gaffney, Ruairi Mason, Alexa McCraw, Ciara McCumiskey,

Kirsten Moore, Kieran Murphy


 S3 Academic Prizes

 Kristina Burns, Julia Gribbin, Nicholas Lynch, Craig Munro, Ashton Ritchie, Sarah Robertson,

Jenny Tran, Jason Wood



 For Outstanding Performance

 Rebecca Murdoch          Fraser Johnston

 Special Sporting Awards

 Arran Lawson, Claire McGovern, Jamie Purves, Danielle Edmond, Liam Storrie, Katie Cochrane


Senior Item – “Bridge over Troubled Water”


S4 Academic Prizes and Certificates of Distinction

 Louise Bain, Scott Naylor

 S4 Academic Prizes

 Cameron McSorley, Clara Owen, Paul Smith

 S4 Certificates of Distinction

 Vanessa Bartie, Lindsey Black, Caley Cairns, Chloe Carson, Anna Devine, Jodie Dickson, Natalie Edmond,

 Kirsty Edwards, Laura Gibbons, Rhona Henderson, Thomas Johnston, Daniel Jordinson, David Lang,

Alanna MacFarlane, Amy MacFarlane, David Martin, Megan McDonald, Thea McDougall Andrew Morgan,

David Noon, Cara Ross, Ryan Samson, Emma Scott, Amy White, Luke Wilson, Emmelie Young

  Dux of S4

  Amy Kerr

  Rebecca Muir

                                                                  Brodie Sandilands                                                                

Advanced Higher Class – “One and Only

Guest Speaker

 Norman Drummond


 S5 Academic Prizes and Certificates of Distinction

 Rachel Connachan, Emma Cullen, Sean Gaffney, Michael McKirdy, Rachel Murdoch, Kate Wilson


 S5 Certificates of Distinction

 Rebecca Atkins, Kathryn Berg, Paul Berg, Iona Campbell, Oda Dahle, Stephanie Harkes, Callum Johnston,

Fraser Johnston, Hendrikje Lange, Jack Longmuir, Morgan MacColl, Gerard O’Brien, Sneha Peters,

 Scott Robertson, Heidi Schott, Megan Spence, Ben Stewart, Jennifer Tait, Kerry Torley, Katie White

S6 Prizes for Academic Excellence and Certificates of Distinction

Brian Dickson, Andrew O’Brien, Jennifer Walker, Ellen Whillans


 S6 Academic  Prizes

 Vaila Cameron, Nicole Walsh


 S6 Certificates of Distinction

 Lauren Boyle, Kirstin Brown, Louise Dobie, Bethany Eeles, Stephen Huish, Kirsty McLeod, Neil Moyes,

Kayleigh O’Hara, Christie Sinclair, Aaron Steedman, Laurie Turner


     Special Awards

 Beith Bequest for Service to the School

 Neil Moyes           Jennifer Walker


Service to the Library

Bethany O’Neill          Richard Winter


     Peter Ford Award

 Rikki McNeil

Alex Valenzuela

Bethany O’Neill


House Trophy Presentation

GRANGE HOUSE – Louise Dobie


The Fraser Keirnan Memorial Award

 Yvonne Meek

Contribution to the Music Department & Parent Council Award for Musical Excellence  

Glen Muir



Taylor McKillop


Preston Lodge opens its doors and welcomes the community to the Sixties!

Preston Lodge High School opens its doors again to the community on Wednesday June 1st as it showcases the Whole School Project for 2010-11 “The 1960s”.

 All year, pupils have been studying aspects of the 1960s across the entire curriculum including:

  • 1960s artists in Art
  • 1960s Space Race in Science and a journey round the Solar System
  • 1960s menus in Home Economics
  • 1960s based musicals and plays in Drama
  • Constructing a 3D Yellow Submarine in CDT (for use in our Beatles Museum and performance)
  • Exploring the sporting breakthroughs of the era
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis with the History Club
  • 1960s television, past times and fashions
  • 1960s cars, sweets and holiday destinations
  • Construction a 1960s living room in the S6 Common Room in conjunction with a local Arts Council visiting artist.
  • Creating our own Cavern Club using resources and research gained when studying the Beatles

The Open Day will show case this and so much more. On the afternoon of the 1st June there will be displays of all this work, performances of Hairspray the Musical by our S1 Drama Club and our Enhanced Learning Provision pupils, a market place where people can buy local produce, a 1960s menu on sale in the school canteen at lunch time. There will also be the opportunity to visit the Octopus’ Garden in the shade!

The afternoon session runs from 2-4pm and all members of the community are welcome.

In the evening, there is a 1960s concert being provided by our talented Music Department and people are invited to come along and enjoy our medley of 60s hits. From the Beach Boys to the Beatles and back again…tickets for this performance can be bought on the night. (See news from Music Dept on this site elsewhere)

Inter House Football next week!

The Inter House Football Competition takes place in the week beginning March 21st. The games will take place at lunchtime with the following schedule in place:

  • SENIORS on Tuesday 22nd March
  • S3/4 on Wednesday 23rd March
  • S1/2 on Thursday 24th March

Please see Mr Thomas, Mrs Binnie, your register teacher or House Captain if you want to take part. We would like to be able to field strong sides for all houses so please get your boots looked out and join in!

See you at the astro all next week!

House Committee Meeting March 14th 2011…


A reminder to all House Captains and interested staff that there will be the weekly meeting of the House Committee today at lunch time in Learning Zone 5 (Mrs B’s room).

Thanks to those who turned up last week, especially Mr T 😉

Items on the agenda include

  • feedback from captains assemblies
  • House tie?
  • next lunchtime sports competition
  • notice boards – update
  • prizes
  • any other business

Red Nose week of events!

Our House Captains have announced the following range of events to take place this week in aid of Comic Relief. Don’t forget it is Red Nose Lunch in the school canteen on Thursday too!

  • Monday : Football card fundraiser. Sheets will come round classes. Mrs Christie will sell squares in the staffroom. £1 per square. £10 prize and £40 to Comic Relief on each card
  • Tuesday: Bake sale in front foyer – bring money for a cake at break!
  • Wednesday: Dance mat competition over lunch. 50p to enter and fantastic prizes to be won.
  • Thursday: Charity football match over lunchtime  on astoturf.  Donation to play or spectate.
  • Friday: Dress up in red with £1 to be collected in register classes. A RAVE (!) IN THE ASSEMBLY HALL during break. You even get your own glow stick…

Open Day Italiano!


May 26th 2010.


 Open Doors Afternoon 2pm-4pm

Evening Concert @7pm.


  • Visit the display of work in the school hall and foyer areas
  • Our HE dept have organised a variety of stalls in the market place
  • Taste our Italian ice cream, pizza, fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, baking, bread
  • Visit our Italian cafe
  • Bask in the sunshine in the Italian garden created by our pupils in the Learning Zone
  • Listen to the music rehearsals in the hall
  • Join us at 7pm for a master recital of Italian musical pieces by our exceptionally talented school musicians and singers