30 Oct

Please find below today’s bulletin.  Thank you.

All girls who put their name down for playing in the girls football S1-S3 cup game please meet at break today (Wednesday) for more information. If you have not spoken to me personally please come and confirm you can play at this meeting. We have so many players so a squad will be picked, if you have not come to me and said you will not be considered for the squad. S3’s especially must come and say as currently only 1 person from S3 is currently on the list.

Miss Armstrong


Interhouse Top of the Bench – The Chemistry Department Interhouse “Top of the Bench” competition will take place on Wed (30th) and Thu (31st) lunchtime this week. The competition will be based around a practical experiment and will take place in room 2.16 from 1:40-2:10pm.

The teams need to comprise of one S2, two S3’s and one S4. Preferably we would have one team per house, but could accommodate two per house max (just in terms of the experiment/classroom size). If you would like to be part of a team, please speak to your class captain, house captain,

Mrs Smith or Dr Jones. As always there are points for doing well, and points for taking part.

Dr Jones


Dodgeball Club – Dodgeball club is on Wednesday lunchtime from 1:30 – 2pm in the old games hall.  All pupils are welcome, PE kit must be worn.

Mr Bell


Debating Club meets Thursdays in room 4.17 English with Miss Milne at 1.35pm. Topics we are debating this term include religion as part of the school ethos, anonymity in law cases, euthanasia and media representation of minorities. Come along and contribute your opinion or listen to others debate!

Dr Jennifer Milne


Perth and Kinross Badminton Championships – Could any pupil who is interested in competing in the about tournament, please see Miss Taylor to register your names – the tournament will take place on the 8th of November. There are singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches so, if you would like to play doubles, please register with a partner.

Miss Taylor


NYC 2020 – There are still 2 spaces left on the New York 2020 trip. If you are interested, please see Mrs Fairlie in room 2.22 before the end of the week for more information.

Mrs Fairlie


Netball – S1 Team 2 (captain Skye) – 4.30pm game at Bells. See Miss Hardie for a dress.

NO NETBALL TRAINING S3/4/5/6 – due to staff absence

Miss Hardie/Miss Allan


CHOIR – The choir meets as normal TODAY at 1.30 in G19.  Come along and bring your lunch.

See you all there.

Mr Kelman


S6Modern Apprentice in elearning and Multimedia – NHS Tayside (Kings Cross Hospital, Dundee: This opportunity is open to age 16 – 24 years as part of the NHS Tayside Youth Employment Agenda. Applicants must hold a minimum of 2 Highers (and must include Higher English). Closing date for applications is 08 November. Job details and information on https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/ or ask Mrs Martin.

Mrs Martin


Maths Club – Maths Club will be running this lunchtime in Rm 1.5.  All year groups are welcome, with study support for all levels, including Advanced Higher.  As well as a less school focused theme, with problem solving topics and practical activities.

Mrs Wright


All Staff & Pupils – “Why not fill a shoe box for someone in need and bring a smile this Christmas”.  Please pass in anything suitable for the SHOE BOX APPEAL.  Leaflet of what can be included in todays pouch (except Kinfauns who already have them).  Any contributions please hand to Mr Kelman G19.

Kinfauns House Team


SIGN CLUB is on in the Library this lunchtime, from 1.45pm.  Come along and learn British Sign Language!  (Please note, the library will be open for Sign Club only).

Mrs Burns


Interhouse Update

The current interhouse scores are:

Balmanno Elcho Huntingtower Kinfauns Pitheavlis Participants
Overall Total 202 167 152 79 125 343


Congratulations to Mrs Carcary and Mr Fraser of Balmanno house who won the first ever staff only interhouse competition last week when they won a badminton doubles tournament against other staff members.  Mr Mackie and Miss Barnett of Huntingtower house took second place.


Interhouse Football begins next week! S1/2 football takes place the week beginning 4th November with the S3/4 football competition the week after (S5/6 tbc).  These competitions are open to boys and girls and will be 11 aside fixtures taking place over lunchtimes.  On Mondays two randomly drawn teams will participate in a qualifying match.  On Tuesdays two semi-finals take place to win a space in Wednesday’s final.  Games will kick off at 13:30.  You can sign up to these activities by speaking with your class captains.

S1/2 Fixtures

Monday 4th – Balmanno v Elcho (qualifying match)

Tuesday 5th – Qualifier v Huntingtower & Pitheavlis v Kinfauns

Wednesday 6th – Final


S3/4 Fixtures

Monday 11th – Kinfauns v Huntingtower (qualifying match)

Tuesday 12th – Qualifier v Pitheavlis & Elcho v Balmanno

Wednesday 13th – Final


Mr Robinson