Broad General Education (S1-S3)

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


English Study Support and Folio Information.

Information about Study Support sessions and the upcoming folio deadlines in the English Department.

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


Maya and Brooke hard at work in S1 French !

Maya, Brooke and Mrs Pitkethly hard at work in S1 French, designing their own board game which they’ll be using to practise saying what activities they do. ‘Joyeux anniversaire’ to Maya, by the way !   Mr Poots, PT Modern Languages

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


J’adore le sport ! S1 French pupils hard at work …

… describing their favourite sportsmen and sportswomen.   Mr Poots PT Modern Languages

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


(Economic) Reasons For Learning German in S3 and beyond

What’s  the  point  of  Learning  German ?  Here’s  what  the  Scottish  Government  has  to say  about  it … ‘In 2017, Scotland sold £2.3 billion worth of exports to Germany. This is 7.2% of Scotland’s total international exports. Between 2013 and 2017, Scottish exports to Germany increased by an average of 7.4% each year.” Click  on [...]

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


‘We are British German’ – British people making a life for themselves in Germany

As  S2  pupils  consider their  course  choices  for  S3  –  including  which  language  (or  languages)  to  take  –  parents  and  carers  of  pupils  who  are  thinking  about  German as  an  option  might  like  to  share  this  article  with  their  children. It  features  three  British  women  (including a Scottish  baker)  who  have  made  lives  for  themselves [...]

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


French Online Homework

Bonjour ! Our  French  online  homework  (which  is  to  be found at  www.pearsonactivelearn.com)  is  undergoing  some changes. All  pupil  usernames  have  been  changed.  An  ‘-AL’ has  been  added  to  the  existing  usernames. Passwords  remain the same. So, for  example,  let’s  say  you’re  John  Smith.   Your  username  was   JohnSmith   and  your  password  was  ChangeMe1234. Your  new  [...]

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


S2 Modern Linguists at the Beijing Opera

IMG_0399 Xie  Xie  to  Ms  Zhao,  our  Mandarin  teacher, for  organising  a  visit  from  the  Beijing  Opera  as  part  of  China  Week ! The  event  yesterday was  mainly  aimed  at  our  S2  pupils  – who  will  soon be making  their  choices  as  to which  languages  to  continue  and/or  begin  in S3  –  but  was also [...]

Broad General Education

12

Dec

2019


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Going Further With Modern Languages – not able to attend ? Catch up here !

S2  pupils and  parents  who  were  unable  to  attend  last  night’s  information  evening  can  still see  highlights  of  the  event  (as  I  do  believe  we  are  trending on Twitter)  and  find  out  how  continuing  with  at  least  one more  Modern Language  into  S3  and beyond  can  bring  massive rewards  and give you an edge in [...]

Broad General Education

12

Dec

2019


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‘Going Further With Modern Languages’ – S2 parents’ feedback

Eye-opening …  good  to see  how  serious  the school  is  about  MFL.  Very  professional. Inspiring panel of  speakers, thoroughly enjoyed it. Really inspirational.  Need  more  women  on the panel. Big thanks. I thought  putting  it  in the business  context really  worked  –  I work with  a  Pinsents  lawyer  from Glasgow,  currently  based  in  Paris. A [...]

Broad General Education

12

Oct

2019


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PROGRAMME FOR ‘GOING FURTHER WITH MODERN LANGUAGES’ EVENT ON WEDNESDAY EVENING

Going Further With Modern Languages Assembly Hall, Lasswade High School 7 – 8.30 pm, Wednesday 11th December 2019 ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒ Frank Smith, psycholinguist 6.30 pm : next year’s potential linguists / double-linguists and their parents begin to arrive, welcomed [...]

Broad General Education

12

Mar

2019


S2 into S3 Course Choice Information Evening Thursday 5th December

Please find attached information on the S2 into S3 Course Choice Information Evening. S2 into S3 Course Choice Information Evening 5 Dec 2019.  LHS S2 to S3 Prospectus 2020 2021

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


Virtual Reality arrives in Modern Languages

  2G  French  became  the  first  class  at  LHS  to experience  Virtual  Reality  in the  classroom  when they  test-drove  the  VR  kits  currently  on  loan  from  Newbattle  High School. We  were  able  to  visit  Paris,  the  French  Alps  and  Lyon  …  all within a single  period ! Our  young Modern  Linguists  gave  the experience a [...]

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01

Jan

1970


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Headstrong Programme Survey

Our Midlothian Educational Psychologists are undertaking a survey based on the Headstrong Programme which all primary schools participated in last session, 2018/2019.

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


S3 Parents Evening Information

Please find below information on the S3 Parents Evening which will take place on Tuesday 10th December.

Broad General Education

11

Nov

2019


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Going Further With Modern Languages ! An invitation to current S2 parents to find out why your child should stay with Modern Languages in S3.

The Modern Languages Department is convinced that many current S2 pupils will do well in our subjects if they continue to learn at least one language in S3. We would like to invite you to attend an information evening in the Assembly Hall at the school on the evening of Wednesday 11th December. The event [...]

Broad General Education

10

Jan

2019


School of Football

This session has witnessed the launch of our Girls School of Football.

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


Interhouse Dodgeball

This week saw the launch of our Interhouse Programme with Dodgeball in the main Games Hall at lunchtime.

Broad General Education

09

Dec

2019


S1 Welcome Evening

The school was pleased to see many of our new S1 parents/carers at our Welcome Evening on Thursday 12th September.

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


Family Welcome Evening S1. Information Letter.

A link to a letter which provides more information on the Family Welcome Evening for S1.

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


The future’s bright – the future’s French !

S2 Modern Linguists with their reward stickers for a piece of good work (on the near future tense) in French.  Allez, les gars ! Mr Poots, PT Modern Languages

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


S3 German beginners off to a flying start !

The new S3 beginners’ German class is  now  three  weeks  into  their  new  course  and  coping well  with  their    Hausaufgabe   (homework),  if  this  piece  of  work by  Fraser  R  is  anything to go by.  The  task was  to  do  a  bit  of  research and  find  out  the  German names  for  European and non-European countries. If [...]

Broad General Education

06

Oct

2019


Oh là là !!! Primary Sevens About to Teach the Modern Languages Team a Thing or Two ?

The  Primary  Seven  pupils  who  will  be  visiting  ‘the  Big  School’  on  Wednesday,  Thursday  and  Friday  this  week  have  already  made  a  very  good  impression  on  their  future  Modern  Languages  teachers ! Since  April,  P7  classes  at  Bonnyrigg,  Hawthornden,  Lasswade,  Rosewell,  Paradykes  and  Burnbrae  Primary  Schools  have  been  busy  preparing  short  films  and  Powerpoint  presentations [...]

Broad General Education

06

Jul

2019


FIFA Women’s World Cup : Plenty of Teams for Modern Linguists to Support

Learning  a  Modern  Language  has  many  advantages. One  of  them  is  that  you  can always  support  the  team  whose  language  you’re  learning  if  the  Scottish  team  doesn’t  make  it  to  the  final  of  the  FIFA  Women’s  World  Cup  in  France. New  S3  pupils  who  have  continued  learning  French  or  are  just  starting  German or  Mandarin [...]

Broad General Education

06

Jun

2019


Google Classroom Supporting Learning in Modern Languages

The  Modern  Languages  Department  is  beginning  to  use  Google  Classroom. New  S2   French  classes  2D,  2G,  2H  and  2J  will  find  that  a link to the  youtube  clip  used  in class  this  week  to  revise  the French  numbers  1-100  has  been  posted  (just  in case  the  class-members  would  like  to  revise  this  topic  following their  [...]

Broad General Education

06

May

2019


Herzlich willkommen !

‘Hearty  welcomes’  to all  S3  pupils  who  will be having their  first-ever  German  lesson  this  morning. As  the  Germans  say :  Hals  und  Beinbruch   (Break  your  neck  and  leg  =  Good luck) ! Mr  Poots, PT  Modern Languages

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


Lip Sync Battle a Success!

Well done to everyone who participated in Lasswade’s Lip Sync Battle before the Easter Holidays.

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


Into the wild for S2 John Muir Group

Our S2 students - who gained their Gold JASS award last year - were invited to set up their own John Muir award group this year.

Broad General Education

01

Jan

1970


Car Club Quiz 2018

Over the last month, Mr Stewart’s lunchtime Car Club has been working on a fun quiz using their excellent car knowledge. Pictured here are the results of their efforts; two pages of general knowledge questions based on the most famous car brands and a giant chequered-flag word-search with 18 words! Not only was this quiz [...]

Broad General Education

11

Dec

2018


Columba 1400 Group Get Their Cups!

While away on their residential trip to Skye with the Columba 1400 programme, our talented group of S2 students were given the opportunity to make their own cup design as a memory of their time on the Isle.

Broad General Education

11

Dec

2018


Lasswade Set to Celebrate BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND!

Next week at Lasswade High School it is officially Book Week, as part of the National Book Week Scotland celebrations. This festival of all things books and reading will run from Monday 19 – Sunday 25 November. At Lasswade, we will be encouraging students to Drop Everything and Read [DEAR] during registration, giving them the [...]