Sports Personalities of the Year Awards 2008

The evening of Thursday 13th March; 2008 Sports Personalities Awards held in the school.

This is the 2nd year we have staged this event!!
An evening of sporting excellence!!

A big thank you to guest speaker former Hibs and Celtic star Jackie McNamara Snr.


Rugby S1Most Improved Player of the Year Rugby S1Player of the Year Rugby S2Most Improved Player of the Year Rugby S2Player of the Year
Douglas Horne Dean Cunningham Taylor McKillop Jonathan Sked
Rugby S3Most Improved Player of the Year Rugby S3

Player of the Year

BadmintonMost Improved Player of the Year BadmintonPlayer of the Year
Liam Mack Glen Muir Scott Robertson Ross Hamilton
Girls BasketballMost Improved Player of the Year Girls Basketball

Player of the Year

Boys BasketballMost Improved Player of the Year Boys Basketball

Player of the Year

Amy Greig Kirsty Edwards Charlie Leisk David Kerr
S1 HockeyMost Improved Player of the Year S1 Hockey

Player of the Year

S2 HockeyMost Improved Player of the Year S2 Hockey

Player of the Year

Cara Ross Amie Jane Russell Rachael Murdoch Valerie Quinn
Senior HockeyMost Improved Player of the Year Senior Hockey

Player of the Year

Boys HockeyMost Improved Player of the Year Boys HockeyPlayer of the Year
Leah Scott Debbie Brown James Porteous Sandy Nicol
Girls FootballMost Improved Player of the Year Girls FootballPlayer of the Year S1 FootballMost Improved Player of the Year S1 FootballPlayer of the Year
Rachael Murdoch Megan Spence Euan Cameron Michael Spence
S2 FootballMost Improved Player of the Year S2 Football

Player of the Year

Senior Football

Player of the Year

Sports Council Reps
Ben Stewart Declan Quinn Nick Coull Cameron McSorleyFinlay Hughes

Glen Muir

Amy Jane Russell

Rachael Murdoch

Debbie Brown

Ross Hamilton

Grant Barber

Dean Riddle

Nick Coull

Nicole Christie

Jordan Stevenson

Enjoy the photos, and celebrate the success of the sporting talent of Preston Lodge.

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Sports Personality of the Year: Auction

Our prestigious “Sports Personality of the Year” awards ceremony is nearly upon us.

On the evening of Thursday 13th March we will be hosting a night for the very best sporting talent in Preston Lodge High School, and believe me there is plenty to celebrate!

We are in fact having to limit tickets this year due to the great numbers taking part in extra-curricular sport.

You have the opportunity to be involved in our evening too!

We have got a great selection sports items to be auctioned.

  • A signed Manchester United shirt
  • A signed Scotland rugby ball
  • 2 tickets to a Hibernian FC match
  • A round of golf for 4 at Castle Park Golf Club (near Gifford)
  • A round of golf for 4 at Royal Musselburgh Golf Club
  • 2 tickets to Musselburgh Races
  • 2 Hospitality tickets to an Edinburgh Rugby game
  • 2 tickets to an Edinburgh Rugby game

How do I make a bid?

All you do is download and complete the 2008 Sports Personality Award Auction Bidding Form and hand it in to any of the PE dept. (or the school office, clearly marked for PE Staff)

Come on folks, you know you want to!

Happy bidding!

Pre-Vocational College Courses 2008-9

Would your son or daughter be interested in undertaking a vocational course at college next year?  If they are in S2 or S3 at the moment, there are many different courses which could be appropriate.  All S3 courses are on a Friday afternoon, most S4 courses are during school time.  The courses are run by Telford College, Jewel and Esk Valley College, Oatridge College and The Shed vocational centre.  There are a number to choose from:

S3 courses 

Skills for Work (Plumbing,brickwork,carpentry, joinery)

Early education and childcare 

Hair and Beauty 

S4 Courses

Painting and decorating

Rural Skills(Estate Maintenance, Landscaping, Employability skills)

Sport and recreation

Small engines (Motorcycles, Outboard motors, Chainsaws, Lawnmowers, Pumps)

Construction crafts

Engineering Skills


Further information can be obtained from Guidance staff.  Register initial interest before 20th March.

Quality Improvement Officer visit

I just wanted to pass on a big thanks to the pupils and staff who put up with me popping in to their classes and asking questions as part of my ‘evaluation visit’ on Thursday 21st February. I saw some great learning and teaching going on and the pupils I talked to all spoke highly of the support they get from their teachers.

It was a pleasure to be in the school – I look forward to my next visit.

Alison Wishart, Quality Improvement Officer, East Lothian Council.

Course Choice Information Evening for S4 & S5 Parents – 18 Feb 2008

The purpose of the evening was to give students and parents information about the options available and the process to be completed re choices for senior courses. A good number of parents and students attended.

The presentations delivered by Mrs Robertson (DHT) and Gill Pert (Careers Adviser) can be viewed here, as well as information about Education Maintenance Allowance.

EMA Presentation 18 Feb 2008

18 Feb 2008 Julia Robertson Presentation

18 Feb 2008 Gill Pert Presentation

S2 Parent Information Evening 5th Feb 2008

The turnout for the S2 Parent Information Evening was very good. The purpose was to provide Parents/Carers with information about the Subject Choice process.

Mr.Bell gave a short presentation about the pupil programme in SE lessons and the support that can be offered to the young people in making these choices.

Gill Pert (Careers Advisor) also gave a presentation on the the role of Careers Scotland. In this presentation she gives advice and information on various websites that can be accessed for additional help in making these choices.

Mr.Stewart explained how the Options form should be completed DON’T tick the boxes – give your order of preference from 1 to 5 plus a reserve (6).

The presentations delivered can be viewed here:

Mr.Bell 5th Feb 2008 S2 Parents Info Evening

G.Pert (Careers Scotland) 5th Feb 2008 S2 Parent Info Evening

Cook Club – Competition winners

‘On-Our-Doorstep’ cook club held the competition final last night, with fourteen S2 pupils competing. They worked exceptionally hard during the 1 hour 30 minutes allocated to them to produce an exceptionally high standard of finished dish.

They were complimented by the 6 external judges who are all local produce suppliers from within East Lothian.

James Logan – Scotchip

Margaret Grant- Brodies

Mary Darling -Glenkinchie

Pamela Zenati – James Dickson & Son

Hilary Cochran- Knowes Farm Shop

Jane McKirdy- McKirdy Butchers

The winners were

1st Dean Martin 2Se2 ( received a voucher & cook book)

2nd Sean Gaffney 2Se2 & Gordon Flemming 2Gr3( Received cook book)

All participants received a certificate to recognise the enormous effort.

Well done to all concerned!

Preston Lodge High School goes global!