Merry Christmas!

Wishing all pupils, parents and staff of North Berwick High School a very happy Christmas and a restful festive break. See you on Tuesday 6 January!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

S4, S5, S6 Prelims

The prelim diet will commence on Wednesday 14th January and run until Wednesday 4th February inclusive. Please note that some prelims finish after 3:50pm and will necessitate later transport arrangements.  Pupils with a bus pass can pick up a late bus slip from the Invigilators at the close of an exam; those who do not travel by bus will need to make their own arrangements.  There are also some exams on Friday afternoons – it has always been necessary to use a full day on Fridays to ensure the prelim diet is as efficient as possible.  Pupils should make sure to note times and days of their exams using the timetable on the website here and plan accordingly.  Pupils with any questions should see Mrs Moore, who wishes all senior pupils the very best of luck with their forthcoming exams.  Thank you.


Posted in News | Comments Off

East Lothian Outdoor Learning – Winter Skills Weekends

Would you like to hone your outdoor skills? Learn how to cope with winter conditions on the hills and learn about checking for avalanches? Then this is for you!


East Lothian Outdoor Learning run a Winter Skills course for pupils, and one for staff, each winter. This time, the dates are:

Pupil Winter Skills: Fri 27th Mar – Sun 29th Mar 2015 – £95

Staff Winter Skills: Fri 27th Feb – Sun 1st Mar 2015


And for the bargain price of £95 (which includes transport, accommodation, training, equipment and food), it’s a great way to start your new year challenges!


For more information, please click here (

Posted in Events | Comments Off

S2 Enhancements

The S2 enhancements have been a fantastic success again this year, with the first block ending at Christmas. S2 pupils now need to make choices for the second block which starts in January.  The following link will take them to a form to do this (they will have to log into their Edubuzz account first).  See Mr Jones if you have any technical problems.

Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum | Comments Off

Prelims 2015

S4, S5 and S6 pupils will have prelims throughout the period of 14th January until 4th February inclusive. East Lothian Council secondary schools will not have study leave for prelims this year.  Pupils are expected to attend classes as normal other than when they are in an exam.  You can find the prelim timetable here.

Some National 5 subjects are taken by S4 pupils only.  These will take place from Wednesday 14th January until Friday 16th January.  S4 pupils will go on work experience from Monday 19th – Friday 23rd January inclusive.  A small number of National 5 prelims will then take place throughout the period of Wednesday 28th January until Wednesday 4th February – these subjects are taken by S5 and S6 pupils, as well as S4. Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum | Comments Off


Laptops for Malawi!Malaptop

Malaptop is a charitable organisation in Scotland that collects used and now unwanted laptops and sends them to schools in Malawi. There are students at North Berwick High who are involved in the programme. They will be collecting the laptops from the public, installing a new opeating system and will also be the fundraising for the shipping of the laptops.

Once the laptops are collected the drives are wiped to a Department of Defence level by the Malaptop organisation and then we install Lubuntu a version of Linux’s Ubuntu. The laptops are then shipped to Malawi and hopefully some will end up with our partner school Katunguwiri Community Day Secondary School. Anyone who donates a laptop will be told which school in Malawi their laptop has gone to.

Laptops can be dropped off at North Berwick High School office or if the laptops need collected call Mr Roderick on 01620 894661.

For more information on the Mlaptop organisation visit their website at

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Horseriding Club – Training and Competition Dates

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


Thanks Miss Grant

Posted in News | Comments Off

NBHS PTA 100 Club – November and December Winners!

Congratulations go to Sara Chalmers, whose number (34) was drawn for our November prize, and also to Martyn Ritchie whose number (17) was drawn for our December prize. Just in time for Christmas! Remember the monthly prize is £40 and it’s only £18 for the annual subscription. Do join us in our club and help support the school. For further information, please contact Anne Whiteside at or check the PTA page on the school website for the application form.

Posted in PTA | Comments Off

Edinburgh Rugby visit NBHS

NBHS S1,S2 and S3 rugby players were lucky enough to have a visit from Edinburgh Rugby stars Tom Brown, Chris Dean and Dougie Fife. Both Tom and Chris grew up in North Berwick, playing for the mini rugby section of North Berwick Rugby Club.

The boys were put through their paces by the professionals on the pitch, and then finished with a question and answer session.

Ed Rugby 2014

Thank you to Edinburgh Rugby for this great opportunity.

Posted in Sport | Comments Off

Scottish Schools’ Athletics Indoor Championships

Any pupils interested in entering the Scottish Schools’ Athletics Indoor Championships should see Miss Parry, in the P.E. Department before the Christmas break, or email

Posted in Sport | Comments Off

Adverse Weather/Breakdown Procedure

To view the Home to School Transport Travel Adverse Weather/Breakdown Procedure please click on the following links

Home to School Transport Travel Adverse Weather-Breakdown Procedure

Public Bus Travel Adverse Weather-Breakdown Procedure

Posted in News | Comments Off

Email and website communication

Emails  -  Gradually, our email contact list of parents/carers is being updated and we hope to have this completed by the Christmas break. We increasingly use email to communicate with families so we are keen to ensure that our contact list is accurate. Please note that our system, SEEMIS, only accepts one main email contact per family. If you wish to change that main contact please let us know.

Website  -  The school website is updated daily so please do check it regularly. Even better, subscribe to the site via the link on the home page: you will then receive an email to let you know what has been posted so you won’t miss any items which may be of interest to you. One such item is the daily pupil bulletin. This bulletin is read out in registration each day and is put on noticeboards around the school. It is an important medium for passing on to pupils information regarding meetings, events, opportunities, deadlines etc. You can access this bulletin via a link at the right hand side of the home screen.

If you have suggestions on how we might further improve communication between school and parents/carers, please do share them with me via email:

Posted in News | Comments Off

Salon Stylist of the Month Award

The Salon stylist of the month award was given to Sarah Rigby this month for her exceptional work. Sarah creates new and on trend styles, using techniques that she has both self – taught and learned in the salon. Sarah is a fantastic team player and is always willing to help others in her class.

Sarah’s theory work is always a high standard and she has a great knowledge of all of the units she is working towards completing. We have high hopes for Sarah and a bright future in the hair industry.

Posted in Events | Comments Off

Head Teacher’s Update to Parents

Please click on the following link to view the Head Teacher’s Update to Parents for November 2014

Head Teacher’s Update for Parents November 2014

Posted in News | Comments Off