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13 November 2018



LOST MEMORY STICK:  Was left in a library computer last Wednesday. See Mrs Mitchell to reclaim.

S1 FOOTBALL & HOCKEY 14TH NOVEMBER:  Please register teams of 7 to Mr Cameron-Lyle by Monday.  Bring boots for football and trainers for hockey.  Register Period 4 before coming down to PE.  Bring water.

PUPIL COUNCIL REMINDER:  Please can all pupils remember to stay on the right when going up and down the stairs to avoid crowding.

S6 HEAD TEAM MEETING THURSDAY 15TH NOVEMBER: Come to Miss Bennett's room in 112 to discuss Christmas concert plans. Miss Bennett 

GRAB AND GO BAGS:  Are available to purchase at morning break and before school.  Simply write your lunch order on the bag, take to the till point to pay and collect from the designated area at lunch time – no queuing, no fuss.

ART WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY - We are looking for 4 pupils (any year group) who would be interested in doing an art workshop at Tweedbank on Saturday 1st December 11-4pm to work with an artist designing a symbol that will be made of wicker to be showcased at Hogmanay in Edinburgh.  You will get to make your own small wicker piece of artwork on the day.  Great opportunity to work with an artist and be involved in a Year of the Young People Nationwide project!  Speak to Mrs Inglis for more details. 


CHRISTMAS DANCE CLOTHING DRIVE:  On Tuesday 27th November we are having a Christmas Dance Clothing Drive.  If you have any formal clothing or accessories (dresses, shirts, skirts, trousers, ties, shoes etc) that you no longer use can you please hand them into reception.  The closing date for handing items in is Friday 23rd November and all clothes should be washed before hand.

The items will be sold on Tuesday 27th November between 3.30pm and 6pm to allow both pupils and parents to come along.  All items will cost £1 with all money being used to purchase goods for the local food bank in Galashiels.  The purpose of this event is to promote environmentally friendly recycling of clothing whilst supporting a local charity.   



HEALTH ZONE:  Confidential support & advice for young people regarding physical, sexual & emotional health.

Jill  Gunter the School nurse is normally in school  Wednesday & Thursday and holds a confidential drop in every Thursday lunchtime in the Health Zone which is now situated in a new room on the main ground floor corridor next to the lift, opposite G9 – come in for a look at break times.  S1 – S6 welcome to attend for drop in  or for a longer appointment either ask Pastoral to refer

or text Jill on 07717 630 453  Monday – Thursday


S5/S6:  Any student who is interested in applying for Medicine, please see Miss Clarkson.