Broughton High School News & Events

ParentPay Information

PARENTPAY

We are pleased to inform you that our school will soon go live with the new online payments system, ParentPay.  It offers a more convenient way to pay for school meals, school ties, fees, excursions, and much more online. 

We plan to go live in August 2017.  You will soon receive a letter and information leaflet telling you more about the system, (they will be included in your parent pack for session 2017/18).  Meantime, if you would like to find out more about the system please visit www.edinburgh.gov.uk/parentpaywww.edinburgh.gov.uk/parentpay 

In August you will receive a letter with an activation code for the system and instructions on how to activate your account.  Following receipt of this letter the system will be live and ready for use.  We are hopeful that we will be a cashless school very soon, thank you for your assistance.

Information Session for Parents/Carers

The next Information and Support Sessions for Parents and Carers who wish more information or are concerned about their pre teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health take place on Friday 16 June.  Anyone wishing to attend should contact:  Jillian Hart, Parent and Carer Support Development Officer on 07860 736129 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Assistance with home to school travel for next session

Please find some information regarding Assistance with home to school travel for next session.

An application form is available from the school reception or can be downloaded: Application Form

Completed application forms must be returned to the school by Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Farewell to S6 Students

On Friday 28th April we bid farewell to our wonderful S6 students. Although they will be back in Broughton for their SQA exams during May they will have reached the end of their school career. Friday will give them an opportunity to say goodbye to each other and to their teachers.

We are holding a fairly informal leavers’ assembly on Friday morning, to share some reflections, some laughs and some memories of the past six years. No doubt most of the S6 will arrive dressed very differently to the way they normally come to school. After the assembly they will move on to other activities in other locations and it is likely that some will be partying well into the wee small hours of Saturday morning.

I would very much like the students to leave us with good positive memories of them. They have collectively been a very responsible year group with a real sense of community and social awareness. It would be a great pity if any individuals spoiled it by doing anything irresponsible on their last day. Unfortunately a very unwelcome American custom of ‘muck up day’ has become a fad in Scottish schools. Antics can actually be quite harmful and destructive. Follow-up action at Broughton would be serious and may involve other agencies if conduct is unacceptable.

I and the staff at Broughton have a sense of humour, but I would emphasise that leavers’ day entertainment must not be gained at the expense of any individuals or groups of people at Broughton HS.

Here’s to the bright (and safe) future of our S6!

John J Wilson

Headteacher

PIN numbers for school lunches

Please be aware that we are changing the way pupils can buy food from the school canteen. From 24th April pupils will be able to use PIN numbers instead of their One card.

This letter has been given to your child to bring home for your information.

Lifeskills Mathematics Research

SQA has commissioned research regarding the title of our Lifeskills Mathematics course. They are looking for 12 – 16 parents of S3 – S6 pupils who would be willing to take part in a group discussion over the telephone. The discussion will only take around 40 minutes and researchers will provide a number for participants to dial into using a landline.

Please note that the young people, whose parents take part, do not have to be studying Lifeskills Mathematics.  If you are interested in taking part, please contact Kerry McMillan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Phase 2 of 20mph Speed Limit Now Live

20mph

Phase 2 of the rollout of a 20miles per hour (mph) speed limitPhase 2 of the rollout of a 20miles per hour (mph) speed limit went live on 28 February 2017.   The second phase is the largest construction phase in the scheme  stretching from Granton to Portobello, Duddingston to Morningside, Gorgie to Murrayfield.

You can find out if your street is changing to 20mph by checking the interactive mapinteractive map.

The introduction of the new 20mph limit relies on signage and road markings alone.  Existing speed humps or other traffic calming will remain unchanged.  Larger 20mph signs will mark the entrance and exit of a 20mph area where the speed limit changes.  These signs will be supplemented by smaller repeater signs or road markings with speed limit roundels.  

While many cities in the UK, Europe and beyond have already brought in 20mph (or 30km), Edinburgh is the first city in Scotland to roll out 20mph limits in this way, with many other areas, including East Lothian, keen to bring in slower speeds. 

Slower speeds bring many benefits to places and people. They help to reduce the risk and severity of collisions, encourage people to walk and cycle and spend more time in an area. The project extends 20mph speed limits to approximately 80% of Edinburgh’s streets, while retaining a network of roads at 30mph and 40mph on key arterial routes.    

Further information is also available on the Council’s website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/20mphwww.edinburgh.gov.uk/20mph and on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/edin20mphwww.facebook.com/edin20mph

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