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Medical Centre

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Don’t worry. He’s in very safe hands.

Our Medical Centre provides a safe and welcoming environment for your son’s medical and physical needs. We take a proactive role in day to day health care and in promoting mental health and wellbeing. We offer preventative vaccinations, like the Flu Vaccine, and can also can give the appropriate vaccinations for travelling abroad.

Staffed by three registered nurses and a Health Assistant, it is open daily from 7.45am to 7pm. The School doctors hold surgeries in the School Medical Centre twice a week, as does the visiting physiotherapist.

The local GP practice is adjacent to the School, and appointments are always available outside of those clinic times.

If your son is unwell he will be assessed and cared for at the Medical Centre. If he is deemed well enough he can return to his House in the evening. If he requires overnight nursing and cannot go home to you or to a guardian, a nurse becomes resident overnight.

In the event of a serious illness or accident, your son will be accompanied to hospital and you and /or guardians informed immediately by the Medical Centre or Housemaster.

School News

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Student v Merchistonian Shooting Competition

On the morning of Sunday 15 May, 8 students travelled up to Cluny clays in Fife to shoot a clays match against the Merchistonians. During the afternoon the Merchiston small-bore shooting team welcomed the Merchistonians in the Miller Range to compete in the annual competition.

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

Today we were lucky enough to welcome A.F. Steadman, the author of 'Skandar and the Unicorn Thief', to Merchiston for a magical Monday morning.

Sakura Cherry Trees Project  Dedication Ceremony

Today we held a dedication ceremony to mark the donation of three ornamental cherry trees by the Sakura Cherry Trees Project. We were delighted to welcome Mr Tadashi Fujiwara, Japanese Consul General.

Geography Pentlands Fieldtrip

On 28 April all IGCSE Geography pupils visited the Pentland Hills where the source of the Lyne Water is located. This was in order to undertake fieldwork for their coursework which involves measuring many river variables. Shell students Teiyoon K and Adrian W tell us more...



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