Broughton High School Careers Fair  Friday 22 November 2019 – 9.00am to 1.00pm

On Friday morning, S3, S4, S5 and S6 pupils will attend the annual Broughton Works Careers Fair, and S1 and S2 pupils will be welcome to visit if they choose after 12pm. The event will:

  • operate during class time; pupils will be released from lessons

  • have over 40 small & large employers, and further education institutions present

  • be a great opportunity to network and find out valuable information about career and subject choices.

What can pupils do to prepare?

  • Reflect on the career areas that they are interested in

  • Prepare some questions that they could ask

  • Practise starting a conversation so that they get used to the idea of speaking to unfamiliar adults!

We are hugely grateful to all the individuals and organisations giving up their time to support our pupils by participating in this event.  It would be most appreciated if you can encourage your children to make the very most of this opportunity, and to actively engage with our guests; thank you.

Parents & Carers Welcome:

From 12.00 – 1.00, parents and carers are welcome to attend, please sign in at reception when you arrive.

Parent & Carer Volunteers Needed: Please let us know if you can volunteer to help at the event, from 8.30 am until 1.00pm. Email the clerk if you can help – clerk.bhspc@broughtonhighpc.org

Careers Fair 2019 Participants

           Childcare 

  • North Edinburgh Childcare

           Construction & Engineering 

  • Construction: 
    Keir Construction
    Thomas Johnstone Ltd
    Robertson Construction
  • Chartered Surveyors: Bell Ingram
  • Engineering:
    Technip
    Leonardo
    Aecom

           Creative Industries 

  • Art – National Galleries of Scotland
  • Advertising – The Leith Agency
  • Dance – Biodanza
  • Journalism – The Times Scotland
  • Film post-production – Freakworks
  • Media – Sky Media
  • Theatre – Festival Theatre

           Emergency Services 

  • Police Scotland
  • Ambulance Service

           Environment & Energy

  • Renewable Energy – Red Rock Power
  • Association for Geographic Information
  • Historic Environment Scotland

           Financial Services 

  • Lloyds, Bank of Scotland
  • HSBC
  • Accountancy – Johnston Carmichael

           Further Education / Careers 

  • Academy of Music & Sound
  • Cambridge University
  • Edinburgh College
  • Edinburgh University
  • Heriot Watt University
  • Napier University
  • QA Training – Employment agency
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
  • Scottish Government – Modern apprenticeships
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Tech Academy Scotland

           Hair & Beauty 

  • Hairdressing – Charlie Miller

           Health & Wellbeing 

  • Edinburgh Leisure
  • Medicine – “You can be a Doctor”
  • NHS Lothian
  • Osteopathy – Glynis Smith
  • Pharmacy – Sean MacBride-Stewart
  • QMRI Proteus
  • Research – Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine IGMM
  • Social Care – Oluwatoyin Adejoke
  • Spartans Football Academy
  • Veterinary Medicine – Dundas Veterinary Group           

           Horticulture 

  • Corylus Horticulture

           Hospitality, Catering & Retail 

  • Hotel – Apex
  • Mitchells & Butlers (Hectors)

           Languages 

  • Translator – Jan McNeillie

           Law 

  • Addleshaw Goddard

           Public Sector & Scottish Government 

  • National Library of Scotland
  • Registers of Scotland
  • Scottish Government

November 200 Club draw

This month’s lucky winners are listed below – enjoy your winnings and thank you for supporting the 200 Club!

This charity lottery is a simple and very effective way to support the school – from just £5 per month you can join in and maybe you’ll be a winner next month!  For more information or to join the club, contact Colin Gilbert at: 200Club@broughtonhighpc.org .

Thanks to our witnesses: Jenny (a longstanding helper), Anna (back for her second month) and new recruit Nick!

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November diary dates

A reminder of some upcoming events towards the end of November:

Thursday 21st NovemberBroughton Association meeting and social, 7.30pm at The Raeburn.  All welcome – come along to meet the team!

Friday 22nd NovemberBroWorks Careers Fair, 9 a.m. – 1p.m at the school.   Parent volunteers welcome to help out on the day.  Contact Aletta at: clerk.bhspc@broughtonhighpc.org for more information.

Sunday 24th November Fundraising Chess Café –  10 – 4pm at the school.  Volunteers welcome to help out for an hour or so.  These cafés are a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for the Broughton Association.  Contact Lesley at: bhsassociation@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

Tuesday 26th November: Parent Council meeting, 6pm in the school staff room.  All parents/carers welcome to attend all or part of the meeting. This is the last meeting of the term.

We hope to see you soon!

200 Club draw

Congratulations to the lucky winners in the 200 Club September and October draws, both done last night.  What will you spend your winnings on?

Remember, you can join the 200 Club fundraising lottery from only £5 per month and you could be one of the winners next time!   Proceeds go to the Broughton High School Association or Friends of Stockbridge Primary – you can nominate your school when you join.  Last year the 200 Club raised a whopping £1385 for the Broughton Association!

For more information contact Colin Gilbert, e-mail : 200Club@broughtonhighpc.org .

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Finally, many thanks to our witnesses – Claire, who has been involved for several years, and Anna, who witnessed a draw for the first time!  We are still looking for another witness to let Claire move on – the only commitment required is an hour or so once per month.

Parent Council meeting, Tuesday 29th October, 6pm

Our regular PC meeting will take place on Tuesday 29th October in the school staffroom (up the hub stairs and on the right).  Meeting starts at 6pm, but there is no problem with arriving late or leaving early!  We welcome all parents and carers.  Tea and coffee provided.

On this month’s agenda:

  • visit from PC Collins to discuss substance misuse amongst young people
  • discussion of the SQA plan to remove Recognising Positive Achievement
  • S1 parents evening
  • Updates from Headteacher and PC subgroups

If you have any queries, please e-mail: clerk.bhspc@broughtonhighpc.org .

Reminders – PC meeting and Quiz Night

A reminder that the first regular Parent Council meeting of the session will be on TUESDAY 24th September, 6pm in the school staff room.  All parents and carers are most welcome to attend for part or all of the meeting.

On Thursday 26th September we have the Broughton High School Association’s Quiz Night, from 7.30pm at the Dean Bowling Club, Comely Bank.  A  fun event for parents, staff and pupils.  Tickets are available online from:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/broughton-high-school-association-fundraising-quiz-night-2019-tickets-70815223239

For more information e-mail: bhsassociation@gmail.com

Change of Parent Council meeting dates

Please note that the Parent Council meeting dates for this academic year have been changed from Wednesday to Tuesday evenings.

This year’s dates are now:

Tuesday 24th September
Tuesday 29th October
Tuesday 26th November
Tuesday 21st January
Tuesday 17th March
Tuesday 26th May

All meetings are held in the school staff room (upstairs from the hub and on the right) and start at 6p.m.

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