A massive well done to all our S1-3 pupils who continue to strive to gain as many epraise points as possible. Points are given for a range of reasons to recognise positive behaviour and a committed work ethic. At present it is team Telford that are flying high but Burns and Redpath are closely behind. We have a huge amount of talent and dedicated pupils that come to work every day and it is so important our young people are recognised for this hard work. Keep up the good work!!

Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities Bulletin

Please click on the link below to access the latest career opportunities for our young people in Edinburgh. You can keep up to date with all the latest information regarding career opportunities in our Pupil Support Leaders section of the Web Site.


Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

On Sunday 4th December our Gold group joined forces with the Bronze group to pack shopping for customers at Sainsbury’s check-outs. They raised just over £900 which was a fantastic effort. This money will go towards repairing some damaged kit and will help towards running costs for the Bronze and Gold expeditions in the summer term. The students did very well and many customers commented on how polite, helpful and friendly they were.

S4 Work Experience

All S4 have been issued with their final set of instructions regarding work placements for next week. Please discuss this with your son/daughter over the next few days. All pupils have been advised to contact employers and have been given several opportunities to seek support regarding this. All pupils heading out have information regarding their placement clearly noting hours of work, dress code, place of work and employers details. All pupils have been issued with a parental permission form which MUST be returned by Friday at the very latest. Pupils have also been given instructions and support through SE and whole year assemblies regarding what to do should they not make their placement or indeed if they have any concerns. Finally your son/daughter should have all their work from their Social Education class including a a log book which is expected to be completed throughout the week. This MUST all be returned when they head back to school. If you have any queries about work experience then please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Kate MacPhie in school – 0131 334 9262 – kate.macphie@forrester.edin.sch.uk

Advanced Higher Geography Field Trip to the Water of Leith

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The Geography Advanced Higher students recently completed a highly successful field excursion working with the Water of Leith Conservation Trust.

Working in freezing conditions, they surveyed the river from “Source to Sea” learning valuable field techniques, collecting large amounts of data which can now be analysed and used as part of their folio submission. The students worked extremely well, were willing to quite literally be up to their waists in water and were a credit to the school.  On our return, Ruth – the Environmental Education Officer – sent an email to thank the students and to say what a pleasure it had been to work with them.

Heroes & Villains


Huge congratulations to the winner of our Heroes and Villains fancy dress competition. This young lady had us spellbound with her fantastic representation of Hermione Granger, from Harry Potter.

Magical effort – well done!