New prefects

Congratulation to the following S6 Students on their successful selection to Prefect and House Captain.

Today we concluded a long and difficult process during which the high calibre of our PHS students has again become clear.

For those listed below who would like to consider a position on the Senior Student Council applications will be available in the new term.

For those students disappointed at not being successful this time please be reassured that there will be many more leadership opportunities over the next session, which we would encourage you to take on.

Feedback will be available in the new term from House Heads on House captain interviews or from Mr Lee and Mr Fagan on the Prefect selection process.


Niamh Barber
Anna bel Blackwood
Alexander Brophy
Samuel Cartmail
Niamh Carters
Lily Carvalho
Laura Day
Jack Farrand
Abbie Gilmour
Lucy Gray
Darcy Hamilton
Alyssa Heggison
Tom Hope
Maggie Houston
Rachel Isherwood
Allanah Johnson
Tom Kaljee
James Lawson
Bronwyn Lewis
Aimee Logue
Hazel Mason
Anna McGorum Begera
Emily McNeil
Eilidh Naysmith
Martha O’Donnel
Tamzin Park
Hannah Paulin
Amy Rainey
Aidan Reed
Mack Reed
Kirsten Rodwell
Abbey Scrimger
Kirsty Smellie
Rianna Sterricks
Anna Taylor
Sophie Walpole
Freddie Watts
Matthew Whalley
Emily Wright
Ross Young

House Captains


Lewis Copeland Caitlin Williams


Kieran Turnbull Katy Laidlaw


Euan Hood Daragh Ramage

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S1 Hockey essential info


This is a note to help support you if you have a daughter who has signed up to S1 hockey and help you to understand how it all works.

Training and Match availability

Training for S1 students is every Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime. Girls should come immediately after the end of their previous lesson to the sports hall.

On TUESDAYS girls should advise their hockey coach of their availability to play on the Saturday of that week. (Please could you advise your child in advance if that suits your diary too!!?) Occasionally a game may be played on a Friday afternoon if the visiting team require us to do so, girls will be notified usually on a Wednesday or Thursday if that should happen.

A team selection is usually announced on Wednesdays and is posted on the Hockey Noticeboard in the PE department. Girls should pop down and have a look.

Away matches are constrained by the cost of buses and a reduced selection is made but that is not based on ability but rather we will try as best we can to rotate girls around so everyone had an opportunity to play, naturally the more they are available the more likely they will get a chance to play.

Home matches, on the other hand, we do try to play everyone over the course of the game but obviously it means a reduced time on the pitch- but all great hockey training experience.

On Away Matches students normally meet the bus at Peebles Post Office on the High Street on a Saturday morning (usually around 8 am but your daughter should let you know -please advise them to use their homework diary or keep a note on their phone if they have one)

Girls are expected to come on the bus wearing school uniform (except on rare occasions when there are no changing facilities where we are playing)

They can bring their own stick if they choose but if they don’t have one it is the girls’ responsibility to collect one from the PE department on a Friday as we don’t carry spares and also of course they should bring their regular PE kit. Goalies must collect and return their kit for the away games too. Please bring a drink and snack too.

They are expected to represent their school with the highest possible behaviour and we have been fortunate that this is nearly always the case. Normal disciplinary rules do however apply.

Strips and Equipment

In first year we do not expect parents and carers to fully equip students but we would like the following after the October break if at all possible:

  1. Compulsory Mouth guard (£4 from school) or supply your own
  2. Compulsory Shin guards (please supply)
  3. Peebles School Hockey Hoodie (preferred please and available from Brown and Out)
  4. Compulsory Peebles High School Hockey Socks (Again from Brown and Out).
  5. PE top and shorts
  6. Trainers.

Please make sure your daughter is likely to continue with hockey before you invest in this!


please, see the school calendar for fixtures or if you received the recent letter from Mrs Williams you will have a hard copy too.

In inclement weather we aim to communicate via radio, and other forms or media to let you know as soon as possible if the match is cancelled – sometimes we can’t predict things and occasionally there will be a last minute call off – fingers crossed not too often.

In order to fund the hockey team, we ask girls to become members of the hockey club and it is this annual subscription that will ensure that we can play all year. A letter will be handed to girls soon to bring home for you to complete and return.

We hope the girls will experience the pleasure of playing a team sport, meet new friends, get fit and most of all have fun!!

If you would like to be kept up to date on a regular basis about hockey ( and if you are a parent or carer)- please send your details as follows by cutting and pasting the reply below and return to the school email address:

To: Mrs Dewar PE department

Please include me in regular bulletins about S1 hockey-

Child’s name:
Your Name:
Email address:

Best wishes

Mrs Denise Dewar
1st year hockey coach.

Duke of Edinburgh 2015-16

Duke of Edinburgh 2015-16
This year there will be a lunchtime drop in session every Wednesday in M25 with Miss Marsden, this is to afford pupils the opportunity to take ownership of their DofE award. We ask that pupils use only this time to discuss DofE matters. Drop in sessions can be used to collect letters and forms, ask questions about eDofE and how to complete the sections, talk about activities that can be done to complete each section and organise groups and dates for expeditions. A key focus for DofE is that participants are proactive and responsible for their own progress. As a school we are here to support and facilitate this, we will take questions and queries from students, we request parents support this

Sunshine on Leith Auditions


S1 to S2:  Monday 8th June in MR3 at 1.20pm.

S3 to S4: Wednesday 10th June in MR3 at 1.20pm

S5 to S6:  Thursday 11th June in MR3 at 1.20pm.

Acting: Please perform a prepared audition piece of your choice (length one minute) OR collect an audition piece for two characters that you can prepare, from Mrs McAllister.

Singing: You can sing  “Sunshine on Leith”— see the link below, first 2 verses and chorus (takes it up to the violin solo)  OR any song of your own choice.  Mrs. Reed will accompany you on the piano and if you want a run-through beforehand you can go along and see Mrs. Reed.

The song is easily found on YouTube:





Technical and Backstage Crew

I will call a Technical and Backstage Crew meeting after the summer holidays.


A high level of commitment is required for the school show to be successful so please take note of rehearsal commitments and the dates of performance. Rehearsals will be during lunchtimes and after school. Rehearsal dates to follow once the show has been cast.


Please speak to Mrs McAllister if you wish further information.

Starting the new session on a high

We are all very much looking forward to the start of the new term and welcoming our new first years for their first official day at Peebles High School. We have been working incredibly hard over the last few years to ensure that we implement the huge changes in Scottish education successfully and we are now beginning to see the positive results of these changes for all learners. With only a few of the New Highers and New Advanced Highers left to introduce, we are confident that the new curriculum is delivering better results for our young people. This is not only evident in our record breaking examination results but also in the flexibility and innovation of the curriculum for learners at all levels. As we move into an era of stability in the structure of our curriculum, this stability affords us time for pursuing more ambitious outcomes for our young people. This opportunity is very exciting.

We are thrilled with the examination results attained by our young people this August. We are becoming used to setting new records each year but this year we have surpassed our high expectations. I take this opportunity to pass on my sincere congratulations to our young people, parents and staff for their formidable efforts. There is never any substitute for hard work and it is something I am privileged to witness every day at Peebles High School.
See some of our students who were brave enough to open their results in front of the TV cameras:
Every year group surpassed the last this year and our results put us comfortably amongst the top schools…