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Poppy Scotland

This week poppies will be on sale to remember and commemorate all those affected by conflict in the run up to Armistice day on the 11th November  The money raised will be given to Poppyscotland who do vital work with those involved with the armed forces, past and present, and their families.  This is from Poppyscotland’s website:

“We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding.  We believe that those who serve or have served, whether regular or reserve, are deserving of our support to live life fully without disadvantage after service.  No veteran should live without the prospect of employment, good health and a home, and we all have a part to play in achieving this.”

Students will be selling poppies all this coming week at tutor time.  There will also be a donation box in the office and staffroom.  Please give generously as this charity does incredible work.  Thank you.

S1 Murrayfield Debut

Our S1 rugby team will be providing the guard of honour at the Pro14 Edinburgh V Dragons match this evening at Murrayfield. They will  also be the half-time entertainment playing in the stadium. We wish the guys all the best in this great opportunity. KO 1945 @ BT Murrayfield. Players should meet at 1830 at the Murrayfield tram steps on Roseburn St.

Girls Football

There will be no training session this afternoon due to the coach being off ill.  Back next week as normal.

Debating – Mr McPake

Friday debating is on this week for junior (S1, S2 and S3) debaters only. It will finish by 3.30pm and take place in room 2/10 (Mr McPake’s).

S2 Festive baking club

If you would like to join Miss Arbuckle for 6 sessions of festive baking please see Miss Arbuckle in G/60 this Wednesday at break time to register your interest.  This after school baking club is for S2 students only and will run once a week beginning Wednesday 13th November until Wednesday 18th December. There will be a maximum of 16 places, if oversubscribed then names will be chosen at random to attend the club. I am looking forward to baking with you!

Sustainability Group

Any students who are interested in joining the Craigmount Sustainability Group please attend a meeting on Tuesday 12th November in room 154 (Science) at 1.30pm (halfway through lunch) and bring you lunch with you. Any questions see Mrs Sanders.

FAO S4, S5 and S6 students!

Exciting trip opportunity to The Royal Highland Centre for the 14th of November: Skills Scotland Edinburgh brings young people face-to- face with employers, training providers, colleges, universities and professional bodies. Free to attend, the event helps young people transition into the world of further study, work or training by identifying their ideal career pathway.  

If you are interested to attend, please register your interest with Ms Tomas in Guidance ASAP as there are limited places.

DoE Silver 2019-20

Those who have signed up to do the DoE Silver award, please attend a meeting in CDT, G47 at 3:45-5:00pm on Thursday 14 November (next week). If you are unable to attend, please see Mr Jamieson or Mr Cheyne at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime, please pay £90 through ParentPay.

S3 Bronze DofE

For anyone who has not gained a place in the Craigmount Group or the Open Award Group in Craigmount, the South Edinburgh Open group are having an enrolment night on November 12th at 7pm in James Gillespie’s High School. This an opportunity to begin your DofE journey and you will be able to get further information about how the group works on the night.