Civil Engineering Apprenticeships

Amey are currently offering Civil Engineering employment opportunities for individuals looking to combine progressing academic studies whilst launching a professional career.

Not only it is a real alternative to going to university full time but they will be working alongside technical specialists gaining practical work experience, whilst earning a salary.

More details at:

Mick Burns
Careers Adviser


Parent School Partnership Constitution – Update January 2016

All members of the Parent Forum were informed last term of a proposed change to the Parent School Partnership constitution. This followed on from our Parent Council AGM on 15 September 2015, when a new proposed Constitution was approved by the members of the Parent Forum present at the meeting. At that meeting, the Parent Forum accepted a slight change in the wording of one point in the proposed Constitution (paragraph 18 change ‘Council’ to ‘Forum’) and agreed that the name of the Parent Council should be changed to the Parent School Partnership. To ratify these changes, the proposed Constitution had to go to all members of the Parent Forum and the change then had to be agreed at the AGM or at an extraordinary meeting. An extraordinary meeting was therefore held immediately before the Parent School Partnership meeting on Tuesday 19 January 2016. At that meeting, the proposed changes to the Constitution were approved. The new, agreed Constitution can be read by clicking here.

“Music for Youth” event

Hosted by BBC Radio Scotland presenter Vic Galloway, Exchange is the unmissable event for any young person passionate about music .star.  CRAIG ARMSTRONG: Scotland’s highly respected and in-demand composer and performer in the film and music industry is confirmed as this year’s keynote speaker. More speakers and workshop leaders to be announced soon.

The main highlights will be:-

  • Be heard by professional musicians
  • Perform live and gain feedback from professionals
  • Connect with inspirational speakers
  • Learn new skills and explore new opportunities
  • Get ahead in your music
  • Get advice and put your questions to music experts

Exchange provides a unique festival feel combining live performance with hands on music workshops and practical sessions for young acts.  From jazz to Gaelic, indie to folk, choral to classical, Exchange is open to all musicians. Last year’s event saw 33 acts performing all styles of music to 350+ people, from as far afield as Orkney to South Lanarkshire.

Click the link below to find more information on this exciting opportunity:-

Interested in a career in marine biology?

The Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust (HWDT), is a conservation NGO based in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull – one of Scotland’s Inner Hebridean islands.  Every field season, May – October, the trust conducts Cetacean Research Surveys from a fully-equipped yacht, Silurian – welcoming aboard enthusiastic participants to help undertake essential data collection. 

For the past three years, HWDT has facilitated specific Teen Teams for enthusiasts aged 16-17; allowing those who join the opportunity to experience life as a field biologist.  It’s a fantastic learning opportunity for those considering a career in marine biology or field biology – as well as being an awesome experience.  Teens who join a survey will live and work on board Silurian, exploring the Hebrides whilst recording whales, dolphins, porpoises and other environmental variables.  Evenings are spent venturing ashore to explore (often inaccessible islands) and learning through presentations and group discussions provided by our on board scientists.  Please click here for more information.    


S1 Girls – NHS Letters

All S1 girls have received a NHS Scotland envelope this week containing forms regarding HPV injections.  These injections will be taking place on Thursday 21st April at NBHS.  Could you please ensure that you complete and return these forms to school asap.

S2 and S3 girls will also be receiving their HPV injections on that day.