27 Nov

Please find below today’s bulletin. Thank you.

Please make sure that you do not leave belongings in the concourse during prelims. This is to ensure the safety and whereabouts of your belongings.

 Mr L Millar

Advanced Higher Drama Showcase – This evening, the Advanced Higher Drama students will be presenting their self-written and directed pieces of Drama. The performances explore a wide range of themes and issue through a variety of different genres and practitioner styles. Each drama is different and unique and very entertaining. These performances are free so come along for an evening of thought-provoking drama! However, this is only open to an audience of strictly over 16’s due to some of the themes explored.

Ms Sigsworth

All Pupils – Creative writing club is on in room 4.5, Wednesday lunchtime, at 1.40. You can bring along anything you have been writing at home, or just to try something new.

Mrs Fraser

CHOIR – Full attendance.  Wednesday 1.30pm.  G19

Mr Kelman

Netball – S1 non SC and Senior S4/5/6 have friendlies on Wednesday the 4th at Bells. If you would like to be considered to play please see Miss Hardie ASAP. There will only be one team for each so this is based on a first come first served basis.

Miss Hardie

S6 Pupils – I am looking for some S6 pupils who may have a couple of free periods (P4&P5), 1 day per week who could help deliver some sports activity/table tennis to S1 & S2 pupils at Bertha Park. This is a fantastic opportunity to do some volunteering & to be able to add this to your c.v. If you are interested in helping please see Miss Cook in the Active Schools Office. First room on the left in the new PE facility.

Miss Cook

All Pupils – We are missing a number of school strips and we are having a ‘Kit Amnesty’. If you have a running vest, school football strip, hockey strip etc please return them to PE as soon as possible. In particular, over 6 pairs of black shorts that accompany the red strips have not been returned since the S4 boys match a couple of weeks ago and we really need them back. In some instances it is reaching the point we no longer have complete strips.

If you feel embarrassed about having held on to kit for so long then you can leave it in the PE classroom or in the room beside the classroom. We just need them back otherwise we will need to send teams out to play matches in bibs and we would rather pupils had nice kit/strips to wear at fixtures.

Miss Cook

All Pupils – At one of our Sports Ambassador drop in sessions pupils were keen to get a handball club going. If you would be interested in a handball club please put your name on the list outside my office door, which is the room on the left as you enter the new PE facility.

Miss Cook

SIGN CLUB is on in the Library at lunchtime today.  Please come along at 1.45 to take part.  Note: the Library will be open for Sign Club or silent reading/study only.

Mrs Burns

ALL:-  Pilot Careers Event – Saturday 30 November 11am – 1.30pm, Tayside Aviation Ltd, Riverside Drive, Dundee, DD2 1UH:  Find out more about future career options as a commercial pilot. There are many routes and options available, at this event you will be able to ask the team any questions you may have, and have a tour of the facilities at Dundee Airport. The event will start at 11am with a talk detailing the BSc (Hons) Degree Course and pilot placement scheme. Tickets are free but must be booked on Eventbrite at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pilot-careers-event-november-tickets-52665244163

Mrs Martin

S4/S5 – Automotive opportunities (Vehicle mechanics and vehicle body repair at Perth College): a limited number of places will be available from January year for pupils interested in either vehicle mechanics or body repair to attend Perth College for a number of weeks to experience one or other of these courses, subject to individual timetables. This is a final opportunity to speak to Mrs Martin If you are interested. If you are interested and have NOT already given your name to Mrs Martin, please let her know asap.

Christmas Leavers – Automotive: if you are interested in apprenticeships in the automotive industry and maybe thinking of leaving school at Christmas, Perth College have spaces in their three day a week access course from January. From the access course students can enrol on full time courses and progress into work placements/apprenticeships through industry links with the College. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please give your name to Mrs Martin.

Mrs Martin

S5/S6:  Career insight day – Occupational Therapy. Ninewells Hospital, Monday 09 December, 10am – 3pm. If you are considering a career as an Occupational Therapist this is an opportunity to learn about studying the course (RGU) and speak to professionals who practice in the local area. This workshop aims to:

•Tell you more about occupational therapy as a career and what professionals do in their day to day routine

•Discuss the key skills required to succeed as an Occupational Therapist 

•Explore the diversity of occupational therapy practice

•Give you more information about the Master of Occupational Therapy course at RGU

•Allow you to experience a taster day as an RGU student (at Ninewells Teaching Hospital)                 

The event is being held within the teaching unit of Ninewells Hospital and will give a sense of the teaching environment you will access at RGU on the course. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Occupational Therapy department of the hospital.

Spaces are limited so please book your place and you must register and book a place at https://www.rgu.ac.uk/events/events-2019/1434-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-occupational-therapist-dundee

Mrs Martin

Futsal – There will be a schools futsal tournament taking place in December at Bells Sports Centre.  PHS will be entering and S1 team, an S2 team and a S1/2/3 girls team.  If you would be interested in playing please attend a meeting in the new PE department classroom on Friday at break time


Mr Robinson

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

SU Austria Snowsports Trip, Easter 2020 – If anyone would be interested in going on a ski and snowboard holiday organised by Scripture Union Scotland, please speak to Dr Jones (Room 2.18).

Dates: 4th – 13th Apr 2019

Cost: £599

The cost of the trip includes travel from Glasgow by bus and ferry, half board accommodation, 5 day ski pass, ski hire, ski instruction and insurance. There are some part funded places available if the cost is too much. Please see Dr Jones for more information.

Dr Jones