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Wednesday 1st
Exam: ABRSM (all day)
ABRSM Exams (all day)
Primary Ski Races Finals, Glenshee. Return 7pm
Heads/Deputy Heads of Houses Meeting – Conference Room
Service Activities/CCF/F2 Games/UCAS
Thursday 2nd
World Book Day
World Book Day – Dress as favourite book character
Choir
Independent Senior Schools’ Fair at Craigclowan Prep School
Friday 3rd
Exam: ABRSM Theory (all day)
Cambridge University admissions conference for F5 and L6 - James Gillespie's High School
Whole Senior School Singing - Chapel
Saturday 4th
Parents’ Association Meeting – Conference Room
Full Cast and Dance Rehearsal “Grease”
Activities Programme
Early Years Saturday Morning Music School
Life Skills
Sunday 5th
Whole Senior School Service: David B McMurray, Loretto 1945-56, Headmaster 1976-84 Chapel Plaque Dedication, The Bishop of Edinburgh and thereafter Confirmation – Chapel, Kilts
Loretto Pipe Band: Solo and Band Competition – George Watson’s (4pm Return)
Monday 6th
Charity Own Clothes Day and Cake Sale
Dip Tep Polio Menacwy Vaccinations
Science themed week
Prefects’ Meeting, Mr Bidgood – Old Library
Housemasters/Housemistresses Meeting – Old Library
Calendar Review Meeting – Conference Room (NCB)
Tuesday 7th
DOUBLE: Headmaster – Chapel
Mavor Lecture: Mike Mackie – A brief History of Economics
Wednesday 8th
Heads/Deputy Heads of Houses Meeting – Conference Room
CCF Navy Section –Visit to HMS Archer (on board14:20), Port of Leith.
Service Activities/CCF/F2 Games/UCAS
International Women's Day Seminar: 'The Importance of Women',Dr Catherine Calderwood, Scottish Government – Chief Medical Officer. University of Edinburgh
Lecture: Dead for a Living, Robin Mitchell Writer, Producer and Co-founder of Edinburgh’s ‘Caddies and Witchery Tours’ – Pinkie House. The event is now full.
Loretto Lecture, Pinkie House “Robin Mitchell: Dead for a Living” RSVP – jhewat@loretto.com All welcome
Thursday 9th
French Exchange – French pupils from Lycée Jean Macé (Rennes) arrive, depart 16 March
Team Maths Challenge – Edinburgh University, starts 9:00
IAPS Debating Competition at Cargilfield return 6pm
Choir
Durham Chorister School Senior Schools’ Forum (ends 20:00)
Friday 10th
Spring Reports Published (U6)
Model United Nations’ Conference – George Watson’s College (ending Sunday 12 March)
F3 Parent Meeting
·          Refreshments – Old Library
·          Headmaster’s Forum – Concert Hall
Overnight Leave
School closes and buses depart
·          Parents meet with Staff – Dining Room
Overnight Leave
Loretto Pipe Band: Nippers Band to play outside The Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh (ends 16:15)
Loretto Pipe Band : Senior Pipe Band play on diving platforms at The Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh (ends16:35)
The Lorettonian Society Annual Dinner preceded by Central Committee Meeting at 5pm and AGM– Middle Temple, London
Saturday 11th
Model United Nations’ Conference – George Watson’s College - all day and evening
No Activities
Early Years Saturday Morning Music School
Loretto Pipe Band: Nippers Band to play outside The Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh (ends 16:15)
Loretto Pipe Band : Senior Pipe Band play on diving platforms at The Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh (ends 16:35)
Sunday 12th
Model United Nations’ Conference – George Watson’s College
The Scottish all School’s Pipes and Drums Competition. Debut Pipe Band Section – Broughton High School
Loretto Pipe Band: All Schools Competition – Broughton High School, leave 11:00 then travel to Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh
Loretto Pipe Band : Senior Pipe Band play on diving platforms at The Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh (ends 16:15)
Art Department Open for GCSE Art Candidates to set up
All Boarding Pupils return
Monday 13th
Standardised Assessments (all week)
All Day Pupils return
Exam: GCSE Art
Prefects’ Meeting, Mr Bidgood – Old Library
Housemasters/Housemistresses Meeting – Conference Room
Business Studies Lecture by Simon Raynor (OL), Concert Hall
Tuesday 14th
ARTiculation Final – University of Stirling
Nursery – Year 7 Parents meeting - details to follow
DOUBLE: Headmaster – Chapel
Wednesday 15th
Exam: GCSE Art
Heads/Deputy Heads of Houses Meeting – Conference Room
Service Activities/CCF/F2 Games/UCAS
6th form Biology Lecture at Queen’s Medical Research Institute
Thursday 16th
Nursery – Year 7 Parents meeting - details to follow
French Exchange pupils depart
Choir
Friday 17th
Spring Reports Published (F5)
Exam: GSCE Art
British Boarding Schools Show, Dubai (Ending 18 March)
Loretto at the Terrington Hall Preparatory School Senior Schools’ Fair, Yorkshire
Under 15 XI Boys’ Hockey Plate Final. Glasgow National Hockey Centre. All welcome.
Whole Senior School Service: Anna Robinson, Senior Fundraising Officer, The Yard - Chapel, Kilts
1st XI Boys’ Hockey Final. Glasgow National Hockey Centre. All welcome.
Saturday 18th
James Waterhouse Piano Competition in Association with Steinway and Sons - Concert Hall and Chapel
James Waterhouse Piano Competition and Masterclasses
Full Cast and Dance Rehearsal “Grease”
Activities Programme
Saturday Morning Music School
Life Skills - What is humanitarianism?
James Waterhouse Piano Competition Finals. Chapel. All welcome.
Monday 20th
Business Studies: Tutor2U Grade Booster Conference for AQA Business Studies - Gateshead
4th form GCSE Geography Fieldwork Group 1, Innerleithen- Meet after registration in the Geography department. Change into red and grey at lunch ready for afternoon classes.
Prefects’ Meeting, Mr Bidgood – Old Library
4th form GCSE Geography Fieldwork Group 2, Innerleithen - Meet in Bursar’s Yard. Change at lunch into warm, waterproof clothes.
Housemasters/Housemistresses Meeting – Conference Room
EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) Presentation evening in Pinkie. All Lower Sixth to attend.
Tuesday 21st
DOUBLE: Headmaster – Chapel
Gold Duke of Edinburgh Route Planning Session
Year 6 short plays - Nipper Hall  (parents welcome)
Wednesday 22nd
Heads/Deputy Heads of Houses Meeting – Conference Room
Service Activities/CCF/F2 Games/UCAS
Thursday 23rd
Exam: ESL oral – Room 17
School Council Meeting – Conference Room
Choir
Borealis Society Lecture, Ronald Graham Suite, Pinkie. Dr Dave McGarvie – Geology of Iceland. Compulsory for Borealis Society members (Iceland Expedition 2017) and Sixth Form Geographers.
Friday 24th
Exam: ESL oral – Room 17
Board of Governors' meeting – Conference Room
Whole Senior School Service: Rev. Andy Reid, Rector St Peter’s Musselburgh – Chapel, Kilts
Saturday 25th
Senior Debaters at Durham Schools’ Debating Competition – Durham, leave 06:00, return 26 March 20:00
Full Cast and Dance Rehearsal “Grease”
Activities Programme
Early Years Saturday Morning Music School
Life Skills
Sunday 26th
Gold Duke of Edinburgh Training Day at Loretto (finish 16:30)
Silver Duke of Edinburgh Training Day at Loretto (finish 16:30)
Footloose: full day technical rehearsal
Senior Debaters return from Durham
Monday 27th
Geography: U6 Magical Mystery Tour – Edinburgh and East Lothian
Year 6 trip to Edinburgh Zoo for Life Cycle workshop return 4pm
Prefects’ Meeting, Mr Bidgood – Old Library
Footloose: full cast rehearsal
Footloose: full cast sing/play through with band
Sixth Form Lecture: Prof Chris Read. Sixth Form History pupils – Pinkie: Ronald Graham Suite
Tuesday 28th
DOUBLE: Headmaster – Chapel
Nipper Songfest – Senior School Chapel (parents welcome – finish 3.30pm
Silver Duke of Edinburgh Route Planning Session
Footloose: first dress rehearsal
Wednesday 29th
Y7/F2 Italy Classical Civilization trip, meet Edinburgh Airport 4am, return Sunday 2nd April 13:25
Heads/Deputy Heads of Houses Meeting – Conference Room
Footloose: final dress rehearsal (No CCF for cast)
Service Activities/CCF/F2 Games/UCAS
Footloose: Performance 1 - Theatre (All welcome. Place reservations – tickets@loretto.com)
Thursday 30th
French Exchange: Loretto pupils depart for Lycée Jean Macé (Rennes) return 6 April
Year 7/F2 Classical Civilisation Trip to Italy departs (returns 3rd April)
F2/F3 English – Live Schools’ streamed performance, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Tempest (HD/JP)
Year 7 (remaining) Tempest Live Streaming all morning – Senior School
DOUBLE: School Singing – Chapel
Footloose: Performance 2 – Theatre (All welcome. Place reservations – tickets@loretto.com)
Choir
Footloose: Performance 3 – Theatre (All welcome. Place reservations – tickets@loretto.com)
Friday 31st
Spring end of term Assessments Published (F2-4 and L6)
Ski Trip depart, return 5 April (detail to follow)