The May 2010 Newsletter
is being distributed via pupil post – or you can read it here in full colour!!
On our Publications Page you will find copies of all our recent Newsletters along with a selection of historical documents from our archives.
Have a look!!
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The Annual General Meeting of the Preston Lodge Parent Council will be held on Thursday, 3 June 2010 at 7.00 pm at Preston Lodge High School.
All parents/carers of pupils at the school are invited to attend the AGM.
Invitation Letter: Parent Council Invite – 3rd June 2010
A copy of all the East Lothian Council School Session dates can be downloaded from our “Useful Info” tab. This includes the recently issued dates for Session 2011-12.
All of the important dates for events in the school can be found on our School Calendar tab above.
PLEASE JOIN US TOMORROW!
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
ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WELCOME
YOUR SCHOOL AS PART OF THE THREE HARBOURS FESTIVAL 2010!
Clean out your attics and convert your trash to cash!
The 2011 Ecuador Fundraising Group are holding a Car Boot Sale on Sunday 13th June in the Schaw Road Car Park at the school from 10 am – 2 pm. Cars can arrive from 9.30 am. Cost £10 per car.
To reserve your space please call 07503 162 585.
The serialisation of our historical Log Book continues, with the entries from May 1925
“May Day” or “Labour Day” – school is closed to-day by order of Executive Officer.
Stationery received from Messrs McDougall.
To-day is first day that the school furnace has not been “on”. The school was very warm without it.
Mr Allatt did not attend here to-day as he was required in Edinburgh for the Musical Festival.
Five class-room thermometers received from Messrs McDougall’s Educational Coy. Ltd. This completes requisitions No 650, 651 & 652.
No music classes to-day, as Mr Allatt was attending Edinburgh Music Festival.
James Nicholson Class 1 Secondary, the only pupil in Preston Lodge competing at the Edinburgh Musical Festival this week, tied second place in the juvenile Scots’ song class, gained first place in the juvenile song class, & first for violin playing.
Mr Philip H.M.I. visited the school this morning and inspected the mathematical work of Class 2 (girls), Class 3 & Class 4. The work tested was almost exclusively geometry.
Preston Lodge High School is holding a coffee evening on Thursday 10th June from 5-8pm to celebrate the anniversary of its 85th session. The school’s first session took place in 1924/25.
Tickets cost £1.50 and can be bought from:
- PL’s school office,
- Hall’s Newsagents, High Street, Prestonpans,
- Links Road Garage, Port Seton,
- Nicholson’s General Store, Longniddry.
Tickets include tea, coffee, cake etc; the first viewing of the Preston Lodge High School Reminiscence Film, a new exhibition of old photographs; tours of the school and a chat with faces from the past.
All welcome. Hope to see you there.
You MUST have a ticket to attend!
Numbers are limited so buy soon to avoid disappointment!
email@example.com for more information.
Extra In-Service Day: Wednesday 18th August 2010
East Lothian Council have announced the inclusion of an additional In-Service day for Session 2010-11.
This will be on Wednesday 18th August 2010 consequently pupils will now return to school for the first day of the new session on Thursday 19th August.
There will now be a total of 7 In-Service days in Session 2010-11.
or view our School Calendar for a full list of events and important dates for pupils and parents
Science Engineering and Technology Summer Week:
Monday 26th – Friday 30th July (9.30-3.30 pm)
Going into S6 in August?
Thinking about your options after school and wondering what University would be like? Heriot-Watt University offers a relaxed and informal way for school students to experience University life by taking part in a one week summer programme.
Students take part in a number of workshops to meet new people, try something new, learning new skills and boost their confidence.
The whole week is free even the transport. Interested?
Please complete an application form which can be downloaded here, or collected from the Business Education Noticeboard
If you would like further information or to speak to a S6 pupil who took part last year, please see Mrs Scott.
Do not miss out on this opportunity to explore all your options!
For more information visit the Heriot-Watt website page
The serialisation of our historical Log Book continues, with the entries from April 1925
The attendance for the past week has been very low owing to the prevalence of influenza.
The school closed this afternoon for Easter vacation; reopens Tuesday 21st inst.
Mr Gray off school to-day with leave of absence granted.
School piano received today from Mr Steele, Edinburgh.
To-day was observed as a casual holiday.
Classes recommenced at 9am today. Mr Alexander Ross M.A., transferred from Prestonpans Public School took up duty to-day as assistant in English, Mathematics. Miss Janice Ritchie, who had held this post temporarily did not return to Preston Lodge after the vacation. She was paid up to 9th April inclusive.
Following the letter received from Scottish Education Department to-day,
“Advertising your letter of 19th November last I am directed to return herewith one copy of the scheme of instruction in Science, which is approved for the purpose of Leaving Certificate Examination (Higher Grade) . Department Reference Number 24/E 16096. Mr James A Reid temporary teacher of Classics and English, left school this afternoon.
Mr A. McKenzie M.A. commenced duty to-day as teacher of Classics and English.
Attendance report for month ending 24th April.
Average No. on Roll: 220.66
Average Attendance: 196.8
% Absent: 10.9%
The high percentage of absentee is due to the prevalence of influenza.
In connection with the Day School Certificate (Higher) an examination in Mathematics was held to-day, – 1st Paper 9.15-10.30am, & 2nd Paper 11.50am-12.20pm. The papers were sent down by Mr W. E. Philip H.M.I.
The Authority visited the school to-day.