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Possible involvement of students in the Global Day of Action on Climate Change – Friday 15th March 2019.

We understand that some young people attending East Lothian schools may wish to take part in this global event on Friday 15th March 2019 which includes a rally in Glasgow. We want to  support our young people as global citizens to have their voice and to be able to express their views on important matters such as climate change. The safety and wellbeing of our young people is of paramount importance to us. We would therefore ask that any young person who wishes to attend this event first discusses it with their parent or carer before notifying the HT of the intention to be absent from school on this date.  Given that the young person will not be on school premises at this time, and therefore not the responsibility of school staff,  they will be marked as having had an unauthorised absence. Please note that an unauthorised absence will have implications for payment of the Education Maintenance Allowance for this day.

Helpful Links for Subjects


BBC Bite size

Mod studs

BBC Bitesize

westminister parliament website

Mock court case project


UNCRC- child rights

The week junior





BBC Bitesize

Cool Geography- physical- GCSE




BBC Bitesize

Mr Marr



Nat 5 Business –

Higher Business –

Touch typing for admin –

News Articles:


Nat 5- Higher Business –

Nat 3 and 4 Business –






Google Classroom (notes etc)

SQA Website

SQLZoo (SQL query practise)

Quizlet for terminology practise

W3Schools (HTML practise)



FCT – 

This website contains posters, information and games for kids to learn about food and health etc



Modern Languages:


National 4 –

National 5 –

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All levels chemistry – Miss Adams YouTube Channel



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If I Were Provost… a competition for the Year of Young People

Young people in East Lothian are being asked to get creative and share their ideas on how to make the county a better place for young people, for a competition held as part of the Year of Young People.

The council has launched If I Were Provost – a competition that asks young people what would they do if they were ‘in charge’, how they would improve life for young people in the region, what new policies they might introduce and why.

You may wish to convey your ideas in:

  • A short story
  • A letter to our Provost John McMillan
  • A poem
  • A diary entry or blog
  • A graphic comic strip
  • Or any creative approach that you think is best!

There are two categories:

  • category 1 (ages 8 – 13)
  • category 2 (ages 14 – 18).

One winner from each category will be invited to act as a Young Provost alongside Provost John McMillan at a number of events throughout 2018. The winners will also receive a goody bag of gifts from East Lothian tourist attractions. The winning entries, plus a selection of entries received, will be on display at libraries throughout the county during the summer of 2018.

For more information, go to

The closing date for entries is Friday 11 May 2018.

Consultation on the Draft School Session Dates 2019/2020

The consultation on School Session Dates for 2019/2020 will be open on the Council’s Consultation Hub from Tuesday 27 March 2018 until Friday 4 May 2018.  The consultation on the draft school session dates for 2019/2020 is to seek stakeholder views.  Our neighbouring authorities, City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Council have set, or are in the process of setting, their session dates and these dates are available on the respective websites.  The East Lothian Council draft dates for 2019/2020 have taken cognises of our neighbouring authority dates and very much align with City of Edinburgh Council dates.

A copy of the draft dates are attached.

Draft School Dates 2019-2020 – calendar format

Draft School dates 2019-2020 word format

The link to the consultation hub is –

School Extension – Proposed Plans Consultation Evening

You may be aware that Ross High School is due to increase in pupil number over the next few years.


To ensure we have the space and facilities to continue to deliver a high quality of learning and teaching a school extension is planned.


The extension work is currently scheduled to start in July 2019 and so we would like to invite you to come along to view the proposed drawings.  All feedback and questions on the night will be welcomed.


I will go through the drawings and rationale behind them on Tuesday 27th March from 7-8pm in the Main Hall.  All parents and carers are welcome to attend.


This invitation is also open to parents and carers of our catchment primary schools.


The Parent Council meeting, scheduled for the same night, will continue afterwards from 8-9pm.


I hope to see you there.


Mr Reynolds