Access to Tobacco Project

A group of senior pupils are currently involved in an initiative, funded by the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian, entitled the “Young People’s Access to Tobacco via Social Sources Research Project”.  Managed by the North Berwick Youth Project as a community project, it is designed to involve young people in a piece of formal research into how young people access tobacco, with a view to providing information which will ultimately result in a reduction of the number of young people who smoke.  Pupils involved in the project have volunteered due to their interest in this type of research and it is a fantastic learning experience for them.  For their work, they will be entered for a Saltire Award this year.  All pupils in school will shortly be asked to complete a survey designed to capture their views on tobacco use - the survey will be anonymous and when the findings are written up, individuals will not be identified.

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Horseriding Club – Training Session 26/10/14

A somewhat windy but dry start on Sunday morning marked the beginning of the North Berwick High School Riding Club.  Well done to the ladies who braved the elements and came to a showjumping practice at Luffness Mains.  Despite the jumps blowing over and having to be kept in place with sandbags, 5 pupils from S2-S5 turned out.  Jumping from 60cm to 1m we schooled over a course to give some practice before the competition at Gleneagles Equestrian Centre on the 16th of November.  If any of the parents present on Sunday took any photographs I would delighted if they could send them in for the school website and Facebook page.  Thanks to Karis Lonie in S1 who spent her morning helping pick up jumps and droppings to ensure that the session ran smoothly.  If anyone would like to compete at Gleneagles could they please let me know ASAP as entries will need to be sent away very soon.

Miss Grant

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Vacancy – North Berwick High School Parent Council Clerk

We currently require a clerk to support our Parent Council. The duties involved include responsibility for all administration relating to the Parent Council, producing agendas and taking minutes of the regular meetings, arranging training for Parent Council members and ensuring that the Parent Council website is up to date. The clerk is paid a fixed amount for each meeting attended. If you are interested or would like more information, please email the school at northberwick.hs@northberwickhigh.elcschool.org.uk or call on 01620 894661.

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Parents of 1L, 3F1, 4F and 5G2

You will have received a letter this week regarding a request from Ipsos MORI for your child to take part in a survey on Young People in Scotland. For your information, the school has decided that our pupils will not be taking part in this survey.

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Online Shopping?

Raise funds for the school at the same time! We have signed up with easyfundraising.org.uk so simply by shopping online you can help to raise funds for the school. There are over 2,700 retailers registered with easyfundraising. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/nbhspta and nominate the school to receive donations when you shop. This another easy but great way to help. Please tell your family and friends and share this page. Thanks!

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The Annual Senior Council/PTA Swap Shop is Back!

Get your donations ready and prepare for the fun of the Senior Council/PTA Swap Shop.  Donate unwanted good-quality clothes to NBHS, buy a ticket for £3 and attend this wonderful fund-raising event on Thursday 6th November, 6:30-8:30pm here in the hall.  Your ticket price comes with a beverage of your choice and the ability to take away items of clothing that take your fancy at no extra cost!  Raffle and refreshments on the night.

Donations can be handed in to Mrs Moore or to your House Teams.  Tickets can be purchased next week from House Teams.  Look out for the posters and for information in registration folders.  Parents and pupils both welcome!

Come one, come all!  It’s going to be a great night!

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Horseriding Club – Training and Competition Dates

Training is to be held at Luffness Mains, Aberlady from 10am- 1pm approx.

9/11/14
16/11/14 – Competition Gleneagles
30/11/14
14/12/14 – Christmas Competition
18/01/15
15/02/15
8/03/15

Thanks Miss Grant

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October Dates for your Diary

Battle of the Bands Final – Thursday 30 October, 7.00 pm

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Battle of the Bands

This annual competition will be held on October 30th at 7pm. Once again, the winners will walk away with a full day’s recording session at “The Academy of Music & Sound” in Edinburgh.

Click the link below for further information regarding auditions and sign up in the music department for your audition time.  Auditions are on Monday 6th October after school.

GOOD LUCK!

Battle of the Bands 2014

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Careers

Vacancies and Open Evening sessions with KPMG, Selex and Scottish Government have been post at: edubuzz.org/careers

Mick Burns
Careers Adviser#
mick.burns@sds.co.uk
Twitter: mickburns2

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S1 Scottish Cup football

S1 Scottish Cup football vs Portobello

Please find attached the squad list for the S1 game on Friday, 24th October.

U13s vs Portobello

 The squad should meet at the pavilion by the new 4G astro at 1pm sharp.  Remember to have a healthy lunch in preparation for the game!

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Fidra Lions Netherlands Tour

Some of our NBHS keen hockey players recently took part in a successful tour to the Netherlands with the Fidra Lions hockey club. You can read about their tour here.

tea, pic for report

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