New S5 and S6 Induction June 2017

We look forward to welcoming all new S5 and S6 students who are returning to school for session 2017-18. Our S5/6 Induction takes place on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 June with arrangements as follows:

New S5:
Monday 5 June   9.15am – 12.45pm
Tuesday 6 June   8.30am – 3.30pm

New S6:
Monday 5 June   9.15am – 2.30pm
Tuesday 6 June   9.15am – 3.30pm

Please note that full school uniform must be worn, and students should have with them school iPads, charged and ready to use.

New timetables will be issued on the afternoon of Monday 5 June, and normal classes begin on Wednesday 7 June.

Easter School Programme 2017

Our Easter School Programme for 2017 has now been published. Please tap or click on the image on the right to view the programme and save to your device. All senior students are encouraged to attend.

Please note – Ms McGill will not be in on Wednesday 12th April for Mathematics Nat 5 and above, but instead will be in on Wednesday 5th April from 9.30am to 1pm for Mathematics Nat 5 and above.


S5 and S6 Course Choice Information 2017-18

Dear Parents / Carers,

In the next few weeks students in S4 and S5 will be making their course choices in our Senior Phase for the session 2017-2018. The course choice booklet is available here. A separate course choice sheet has been issued to students in S4 and S5 (and you can see a copy here).

The course choice booklet contains descriptions of courses available at National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher. The National Parent Forum of Scotland has produced excellent resources that describe these SQA courses, their content and assessment requirements in jargon free detail and these can be found on the ‘For Parents’ section on their website – information on National Qualifications can be found here, information on Higher Qualifications can be found here.

In addition to these courses we also have a range of vocational experiences and opportunities for wider achievement designed to develop the skills essential for successful employment. Many of these courses are certificated through the SQA and other bodies. Details of these opportunities can also be found in our course choice booklet.

On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons we also offer access to a range of courses at Edinburgh College. Details of these courses can be found here.

Throughout this course choice process our young people will be supported by Support for Pupils Leaders and our Careers Advisor.

Please read through these documents and spend time discussing next steps with your son or daughter. Of course, please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any concerns or queries.
Angela Bell
Depute Head Teacher