HT Update: Week Ending 16th December 2022

Friday 16th December 2022

This concise weekly HT Update will be published every Friday afternoon with a simple opportunity for you to also feedback/ask questions via the link at the bottom of each Update.  Feedback received, where appropriate, will be responded to and published on Monday afternoons on the school website link. 

Key messages from this week

Calendar: Next week’s key events include:  a series of Christmas Assemblies for all year groups on Monday,  please also note we break up on Tuesday with school finishing at it’s normal time 3.25pm,  Students return to school on Thursday 5th January 2023.  

Staffing Update: Congratulations to Jeff Meechan on his successful appointment as Teacher of History.  Mr Meechan has been with us for a few weeks on a temporary basis but is now a permanent member of our staff.  

S1/2 Disco:  Unfortunately this event, scheduled for Monday 19th December,  has been cancelled.

Chromebooks: We have carried out an audit of all chromebooks in school and updated our internal school procedures.  The key thing for all students is that they are expected to bring their Chromebook, fully charged, every day. We ask that parents/carers encourage this practice to become an established habit.  

Communities Lifelong Learning & Employability (CLLE):  Please click here to access a list of the courses that will be starting in the New Year and facilitated through CLLE.  In addition, ‘Making Work Work – for Midlothian Mums’  is a course that aims to support mums in Midlothian looking to step back into the workplace or progress in work following a career break. If you would like more information about this  programme it can be found here: https://www.makingworkwork.scot/midlothian    The sign up link is here: https://www.makingworkwork.scot/events

SQA 2023:  SQA have reviewed the 2023 Exam Timetable to take account of the public holiday marking the King’s coronation on 8 May. The revised version of the 2023 timetable is now available here on the SQA website. They’ve moved the exams that were scheduled for this date to alternative dates.  This affects German and Design and Manufacture exams at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher. Please note we produce our Lasswade SQA 2023 Timetable which is issued to students.  Exams dates will not change but timings sometimes do to accommodate school transport.

School Panto:  A sincere thank you to all parents/carers and friends of the school who attended our Christmas Panto, Snow White, on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th December.   The students and staff involved produced outstanding evenings of entertainment.  Their dedication and commitment, never mind their talent,  was a treat to witness.  Congratulations.  We cannot wait to see Sunshine on Leith in the Summer Term.    

Season’s Greetings: This is the final HT Weekly update of 2022.  Best wishes to all of you from all of us at Lasswade for the Christmas and New Year Period.  Thank you to all parents/carers for your support over this year.  It’s hugely appreciated.   Enjoy your break and as always, Be Good.

If you have any feedback/questions relating to this update please submit them via the link below

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Take Care

Campbell Hornell and Ali Mitchell,  Head Teachers

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