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Columba 1400 – Paying it Forward

On Tuesday of this week three of our S3 students led the learning for a group of our S6 students who are undertaking a Level 6 SQA Leadership qualification.  I have been teaching the S6 students for a few weeks and thought it would be an ideal opportunity for our some of our Columban graduates to […]

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Battle of the Bands

The music department helped its annual Battle of the Bands competition this week.  Six bands competed on the night, which was judged by three former pupils.  There was some real talent on show on the evening, and a huge well done to all six bands.  The first and second placed bands will now go on […]

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Developing our Leadership Skills

Last week we were delighted to welcome Katie from Columba 1400 in to school to work with our Columban graduates on further developing our leadership skills.  The group is busy with plans to provide leadership opportunities for all S1-3 students.  These plans include: Training staff in the use of journaling to be used with all S1 students […]

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Swimming Gala

PLHS held it’s first ever swimming gala at the Mercat Gait Centre. The event was well attended with 24 swimmers made up of S1-S4 pupils who either swim for a swimming club or participate in the S1 Health and Wellbeing swimming course. This gave the club swimmers an opportunity to compete for selection for the […]

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SQA Level 6 Leadership Award

This year we have introduced an SQA Level 6 Leadership Award which we are delivering to some of our S6 students.  We are really excited that part of this will be delivered by some of our S3 students who took part in the Columba 1400 Leadership Academy.  This week five students worked with staff from Columba 1400 […]

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Back to School

On Friday 4th October we welcomed back former pupils and friends of PL to enjoy an evening of entertainment, reminiscing and reconnecting with old friends.   Preston Lodge Pipe Band welcomed everyone into the school, where they were able to enjoy a refreshment and some delicious stovies (cooked to perfection by Wendy Waldie, Sheena Munro and our […]

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Scottish Learning Festival

We were delighted to be invited to speak at the Scottish Learning Festival in Glasgow about our Columba 1400 Leadership Academy this week. S3 students attended with Julie Lowe, Head of Development, Preston Lodge Learning Foundation and Julia Robertson Deputy Head. The students presented to a large audience and spoke confidently about their experience and […]

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Art Portfolios

The art department is delighted to gift every new S1 pupil this year with a portfolio.  Pupils were issued with an A3 folio, sketching pencil, rubber & sharpener.  This folio will allow them to keep their work safe in class and will be reused in S2 & S3, reducing our use of paper and plastic […]

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Discovering what it means to be a Leader

After a tough selection process, sixteen S2 pupils were chosen to attend the Columba 1400 Leadership Academy in Staffin, Isle of Skye from Sunday 26th-Friday 31st May.  This was to create a culture within Preston Lodge High School where younger students feel much more confident as leaders and to take forward pieces of work which will […]

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Breakfast Cafe

Thursday last week saw the successful launch of our PL Breakfast Cafe.   Thanks to funding from the Preston, Seton, Gosford Area Partnership and Preston Lodge Learning Foundation students are now able to enjoy a healthy breakfast each morning, with a variety of food on offer, including hot and cold drinks, cereal, toast, yoghurts and fresh […]

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