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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

On the week commencing Monday the 14th of October RLSS UK are running their latest National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course. This will take place at the Loch Centre, Tranent and is an opportunity for those aged 16 or over to gain a qualification that can set them on the path to potential employment and career opportunities within the leisure industry.  Details below.

Curriculum Review 2019-please complete by Monday 7 October

Dear Parent/Carer

Curriculum Review 2019

In June 2020 our school, along with all other East Lothian secondary schools, will have adopted the ‘Common School Day’, which sees us move to 33×50 minute periods each week, with accompanying adjustments to the timings of the school day.

I will, of course, be in touch in the New Year with full details of those changes, but this autumn we are looking at every aspect of our school’s curriculum offer, and we will make adjustments to ensure that our new timetable provides the best possible learning pathways for all students.

A key part of our Curriculum Review is to gather the opinions of parents and carers. Everything is up for discussion, from the length of Senior Phase courses, through to the S1-3 experience and the way in which students transfer from the Broad General Education to the Senior Phase.

Do please let us know what you think, by completing a short questionnaire which can be found at

We would also be really grateful if some members of our parent body were able to join us for a short focus group at 1.45pm on Monday 7 October. If you would be interested in having a relaxed conversation about what we offer at Preston Lodge then please pass on your details at the end of the electronic questionnaire.

We very much look forward to hearing our families’ views on the Preston Lodge curriculum, and do get in touch if you would like to have further discussion around this important process.

Yours sincerely

Gavin Clark


Venturing Out CIC – October Holiday Activities

We are an East Lothian based, not for profit organisation that delivers adventurous outdoor activities, in the School Holidays, for children aged 8 to 14. We run these activity programmes in partnership with East Lothian Council’s Outdoor Learning Service.

Activities range from things such as kayaking, canoeing and rock climbing to coasteering, trail cycling and bushcraft. These activities offer the opportunity for children to build confidence, self esteem and resilience. These days also offer a great social setting for young people and a chance to interact with peers in different settings.

We also run an ASN Adventurous Activities provision for children with additional support needs, and their families – this is funded by ELC and enables access to our activities for children who struggle to access mainstream activities. These free sessions run fortnightly at the weekend. More information on this can be found at If you have families that you think may benefit from this provision, please put them in touch.

Lost Property in PE

We have accumulated a considerable amount of ‘Lost Property Clothing’ in our PE department from core PE and Active schools involvement. There are a number of fairly new items along with some which have been worn a bit longer. There are also some items with names /initials on them.

It has all been washed and dried and is now available for anyone to claim.

If you are aware your young person has lost an item or two of clothing in recent months, please ask them to come to the school office and see if it is there to retrieve, or pop in yourself and ask.

This will be available from Monday 9th September to Friday 20th September, after which time the clothing will be donated to a local charity shop.

Hopefully some will be reunited with their own clothing!!