International

International

03

Nov

2020


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Learning Mandarin at LHS

https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/confuciusinstituteforscotlandsschools/newsletters/   Ni hao ! Parents  will  already  be  aware  that  Mandarin  is  now  firmly-established  at the  school. All  pupils  –  beginning  with  their  S2  ‘taster’  course  –  receive  at  least  six  weeks  of  lessons  dealing  with  China’s  main  language  and  its  culture.  Many  choose to continue  and  some of  our  pupils have  passed  through [...]

International

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

International

01

Jan

1970


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

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

International

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 [...]

International

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 [...]

International

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 [...]

International

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

International

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! [...]

International

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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

International

09

Oct

2019


International Stars

Congratulations to four Lasswade High School students who were involved in an international Touch Rugby Championships held in August in Paris.

International

01

Jan

1970


Earth Hour on March 30th

On the 30th of March, Earth Hour takes place across the world.

International

01

Jan

1970


Lasswade Students Receive Volunteer Certificates!

On the 9th of February this year the Usher Hall in Edinburgh hosted the Official Chinese New Year Concert and Reception.

International

01

Jan

1970


Lasswade High School Students perform Dragon Dance

Students from Lasswade High school performed a dragon dance on the 9th of February at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh as part of the 2019 Edinburgh Official Chinese New Year Concert.

International

01

Jan

1970


Christmas wishes from our partner school in Shanghai

Click here to download the video message

International

12

Jul

2018


Edinburgh Castle Project 2018

Lasswade High School has a link with Edinburgh Castle as a business partner through the Midlothian Confucius hub. Each year Mandarin learners at the school get the chance to work on a project to use their Mandarin skills in a course connected to the castle.

International

01

Jan

1970


A Champion of Women in Science

Margaret-Ann Armour, former pupil of Lasswade High School

International

01

Jan

1970


Hong Kong Visitors Enjoy Their Trip

Students and families from Lasswade High School recently hosted students from the Wall Street English School in Hong Kong.

International

01

Jan

1970


Traditional Orchestra of Shandong University perform at Lasswade

The Traditional Orchestra of Shandong University gave an excellent performance of traditional Chinese music at Lasswade High School on October 23rd, 2018.

International

01

Jan

1970


Scottish/Chinese Education Event in Perth

A number of Lasswade High students were involved in a Scottish Chinese Education Network [SCEN] event in Perth recently.

International

10

Jul

2018


Walk The Line

Midlothian's Walk The Line

International

10

Jul

2018


Tianjin Visit

Head Teachers from Tianjin visited Lasswade High School and Hawthornden Primary.

International

01

Jan

1970


Headteacher Visit from Beijing

A conversation with Scotland

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01

Jan

1970


Opera at Edinburgh Castle

Opera Stars from Hong Kong perform at Edinburgh Castle

International

09

Nov

2018


Chinese Opera at Lasswade

Lasswade Welcomes Opera singers from Hong Kong

International

09

Oct

2018


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S2 PUPIL LETTERS REACH OUT TO FRANCE

Pupils from S2 were in communication with students from the College Valmy school in Paris, France in a fun project aimed at improving their French Writing skills. Writing in their best French, Miss Scott-Larsen’s lucky pupils received replies back in English from similar-aged pupils who spoke about their lives and interest from across the Channel. [...]