News

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


Art and Design Showcase

The annual Art & Design Showcase exhibition will take place on Thursday the 5th of March in the Lasswade High School atrium.

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


NEW STUDY SUPPORT INFORMATION

Please find attached information on the Study Support sessions offered in the school.

Whole School

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

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


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

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

Whole School

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 [...]

Whole School

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 [...]

Whole School

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  [...]

Whole School

01

Jul

2020


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NHS Health Information

Please click on link below to view information from NHS on Winter 2019/20 Respiratory Illness Respiratory Illness update schools 2019

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


POSTER PRIZE WINNERS

Congratulations are extended to the winners of our recent Lasswade Community Chinese Club poster competition winners.

Whole School

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 [...]

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


PRELIM TIMETABLE 2019/20 ( Music Tech Update)

Please see the link below for the Prelim Timetable. Prelim Timetable – Final Timetable 201920 3

Whole School

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 [...]

Whole School

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 [...]

Whole School

12

Dec

2019


CHRISTMAS CONCERT INFORMATION

The Christmas Concert will take place on 19th December at 7pm at the school. Tickets can be purchased from the school reception.

Whole School

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 [...]

Whole School

12

Jun

2019


Mission Christmas Appeal and Food Bank Appeal

Please find attached information on the Mission Christmas Appeal and Food Bank Appeal.

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


Voulunteering Award

Congratulations to Courtney Simpson in S6 who has recently been awarded The Amy Allan Young Volunteer of the Year Award.

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


Modern Linguists Mingling at the University St Andrews

This week, 3 of our Advanced Higher Modern Languages (French  and German) students visited the University of St Andrews for a “meet and mingle” event. It was an opportunity to find out more about what it is like to study languages and study or work abroad from undergraduate students themselves – teachers were made to leave! [...]

Whole School

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 [...]

Whole School

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.

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


HEADSTRONG SURVEY

S1 Parents/carers: it would be much appreciated if you could complete a short survey to evaluate the P7 Headstrong programme which all primary schools participated in

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


Senior Phase Course Choice Presentations

Thank you very much to all the students, parents and carers who attended last week's Senior Phase Careers Fair and Course Choice Evening.

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


S3 Parents Evening Information

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

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


Modern Linguists Representing LHS at Scotland China Education Network Youth Summit

8th Annual SCEN Youth Summit Points the Way Forward Students from nearly 20 schools from Scotland – including a large delegation from Lasswade High School, led by Ms Zhao, Ms Duan and Ms Liu – participated with many visiting students from Hong Kong as part of the Hong Kong Scotland School Improvement Partnership. https://www.scen.info The [...]

Whole School

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 [...]

Whole School

11

Jul

2019


Careers Fair and Course Choice Information Evening for S3-6 students

Our Senior Phase Careers Fair and Course Choice Information Evening for S3-6 students will take place on Thursday 14 November from 5-7pm.

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


Information on School Clubs and Societies

Please find attached brochures on the range of clubs and societies currently offered at Lasswade.

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


Armistice Service Information

Please see the poster below for information about an upcoming Armistice Service. ARMISTICE SERVICE  

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


New DHT Appointed

We are pleased to report that Ms Ali Mitchell was recently appointed as DHT Curriculum.

Whole School

10

Aug

2019


Student Voice

Lasswade’s Student Voice (SV) is now well underway with the students having held their first round of Year Group Council meetings and the first ever School Parliament.

Whole School

10

Apr

2019


P7 Transition Evening Information

Please find below information on the P7 Transition Evening.

Whole School

10

Jan

2019


School of Football

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

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


HEALTHY MINDS CONFERENCE THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2019

Please find attached the programme for the Healthy Minds Conference on Thursday 26th September for S5 students

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


Ni hao, Miss Duan !

The  Modern  Languages  Department  is  delighted  to  announce  the arrival  of  our  new  team  member,  Miss  Duan.  Miss  Duan,  who  is  from  Shanghai, will be  spending  a year  assisting  Miss  Zhao  in Mandarin classes.   We  look forward  to  working with  Miss  Duan !

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


New French Dictionaries

The  Modern  Languages  Department  is  delighted  to  announce  the arrival  of  its  new  French  dictionaries ! There  will  be  a  new  set  in Rooms  214, 212, 210 and 209  next week. They’re  a bit  bigger  and more  clearly  laid-out  than  the  set  we  have  been using  up  to now  and  come  with  free  online  support.  [...]

Whole School

01

Jan

1970


Interhouse Dodgeball

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