April Edition of the Firrhill News

Welcome to the April edition of the Firrhill News. It covers a wide range of school activities and news including:

  • U16s Football
  • The Badminton Club
  • The Basketball Club
  • Visit to the CMS Law Offices
  • Urban Flora Project
  • Nest Boxes
  • Vision Aid Overseas
  • Firrhill PTA Quiz Night
  • The Milestone Shed Project at Waverley Care
  • Farewell to Ros Nixon

March Edition of the Firrhill News

The March edition of the Firrhill News is now available and covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Holocoaust Memorial Day with guest speaker Harry Bibring
  • S6 Pupils and University Open Days
  • Bird Boxes
  • Hockey with the Firrhill Seniors
  • S1 & S2 Rugby
  • World Book Day
  • Earth Hour 2017 in March
  • Tobacco-Free Generation

February Edition of the Firrhill News

The February Edition of the Firrhill News is now available. In this months edition there are updates and new photos and articles on a wide range of topics including:

  • Winning the Green Flag Award
  • Hyacinth Bulb Planting
  • The introduction of new bird feeders
  • Update on the School Meadow
  • Request for help on Picnic Benches
  • The Book Swap event
  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition
  • The Christmas Concert
  • Schools’ Fashion Event
  • Oxgangs Chanter and Drumming Club
  • Drum Kit Exam Success

Note that the Environment Group has a meeting on Monday 6th February at 7.00pm in the school library – all are welcome.

January Edition of the Firrhill News

The first Firrhill News of 2017 is now available to view here. As ever it is full of photos and articles including:

  • Fashion Gallery and Dovecot Studios
  • Kayaking at the Forth Canoe Club
  • Young Sports Ambassadors
  • School of Tennis Slam
  • Card and Bus Stop Poster Design Winner
  • Daffodil Bulb Planting
  • Fanfare Concert 2016

Green Flag Success

The Eco Group are delighted to announce that Firrhill High School has been awarded Green Flag status on 14 November. It recognises our achievement towards a sustainable lifestyle.

• Recycling plastic bottles (Community Project with Milestone)
• Part of Small Steps Energy Awareness Campaign
• Increased bio-diversity by planting of the Meadow and other plants in the school grounds.
• Transport Survey
• Bike Sheds
• Feeding birds to encourage bio-diversity and help local wildlife

This is a very prestigious award and a huge achievement for us. We would like to thank all members past and present and all the staff, parents and partners who have worked with us. A lot of very hard work has gone on over many years to reach this point and this is now acknowledged officially. Our formal Flag Raising Event will take place on a date to be confirmed when the weather is better!

Well done everyone!

From Eco Group



December Edition of the Firrhill News

Welcome to the December edition of the Firrhill News which has many photographs, events and updates including:

  • Out and about with the S3 Science Class
  • Grand Opening of the Hair Salon
  • The Sports Information Evening
  • Senior Hockey Update
  • S2 Bulb Planting
  • Football: Firrhill Seniors vs Musselburgh

November Firrhill News

The November edition of the Firrhill News is full of exciting news, interviews and photos including:

  • Our European Karate Champion
  • An Inteview with the new Head Teacher
  • The Bockarie Sonnah Memorial Game
  • The School of Tennis and Tennis on the Road
  • Senior Hockey
  • The PTA and Parent Council AGM

October Firrhill News

The October issue of the Firrhill News is now available with updates and features including:

  • Swimming Success from the Scottish Youth Squad
  • Iceland Trip 2017
  • Clarsach & Harp Tuition
  • Chanter and Snare Drumming
  • Rugby and Athletics
  • Gordon Jenkins Retires
  • The New Zealand Army Band

September edition of the Firrhill News

The September Firrhill News is now available. As ever, it is stuffed with exciting news, articles and pictures including:

  • Pupils work on the Pond
  • Sixth Year Highlights
  • The Anne Frank Garden
  • The S5/6 Vietnam 2018 Trip for current S4/S5 Pupils
  • The Cambodia Trip by SMESU Scouts
  • The trip to Wimbledon Tennis

August Edition of the Firrhill News

Welcome to the jam-packed August Edition of the Firrhill News! It covers many events and articles including:

  • The Sixth Annual Job Fair
  • The S1 Paris Trip from May
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award Achievements
  • The Trip S1 trip to the Museum of Flight
  • East Lothian Beach Clean Up
  • The PTA Thrift Shop
  • Feeding Wild Birds
  • The New Picnic Table provided by the Parent Council
  • Dancing at “A Brew and A Blether”