Change of Date for next Parent Council Meeting

The next Parent Council meeting has been changed from Tuesday 7th October 2014 to Monday 6th October 2014.

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Parent Council AGM – 16th September 2014

At the recent PC meeting, our Council for the session 2014-15 was elected as follows:

Liz Noar (Chair)
Evelyn Watson (Vice Chair)
Laura Burnside
Eddie Clark
Laura Cram
Pam Floyd
Pete Higgins
Mark Holling
Mike Ingram
Alistair Leckie
Nina Thain
Anne Whiteside
Tom Heaphy (Associate Member)
Jeff Knight (Associate Member)
Penny Lochhead (Associate Member)
Sharon Street (Associate Member)
Joanne Bloomfield (Staff Member)
Claire Prete (Staff Member) Continue reading

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Lessons from Auschwitz

Please click on the following link for more information on Lessons from Auschwitz by Ciaran Carr, 6G1, and Lucy Francis, 6L1.

Lessons From Auschwitz

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Curriculum Information Evening

If you were unable to attend our Curriculum Information Evening for S1, S2 and S3 parents on Monday 22 September, you can find out about it here.  The Head Teacher’s presentation is now available and we will add the HMI presentation slides and notes from the question/answer session shortly. For further information, please refer to our Senior Phase Information Booklet, available here. Paper copies of the booklet will be available at the S1 Open Afternoon. There will be further information evenings for specific year groups over the course of the session so please do look out for details via emails and on the school website, twitter and facebook.

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Higher/Advanced Higher Drama Performance – 2nd October 2014

The Higher/ Advanced Higher Drama pupils cordially invite you to their performance evening next Thursday 2nd October, 7.00-8.30pm. This year looks particularly exciting as we have a fairy-tale, promenade performance, entitled Curiouser and Curiouser and a traverse theatre performance of Steven Selby’s comedy drama, The Motley Crew. Refreshments will be served at the interval by the Performing Arts Committee. Hope to see you there!

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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.


Battle of the Bands 2014

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S3 Activities Week

11th – 15th May 2015

Once again we are planning an Activities Week for all our third year pupils.  We will suspend the timetable for S3 and organise a range of opportunities and experiences that will enrich every pupil’s education.  Every S3 pupil received a paper copy of the information letter today, a copy of which is attached.

S3 activities 2015 initial letter

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Curriculum for Excellence Survey

A summary of the results of the Curriculum for Excellence survey carried out by the Parent Council in June 2014 can be found here. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. More information can be found in the Senior Phase Information Booklet in the Curriculum section of the website.

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SQA Post-Results Service

Following correspondence with the Post-Results Service team, SQA have stated that all results of clerical check and marking review requests will now be available on 30th September.  The results come through a portal called SQA Connect which the school has access to and checks on a daily basis.  Should any results come through earlier than this new date, pupils will be informed.

Thank you for your patience at this time.

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Fun Run

The bi-annual NBHS Fun Run will take place on the morning of Friday 10th October.

The route, which has been approved by the local police, will be from the High School to Kingston and back – a distance of approximately four miles. The money raised through sponsorship will be divided between the school’s nominated charities and the School Fund.

The Fun Run will conclude with a variety of fun activities on the school playing field, including games and stalls.  Students will not be required to adhere to the dress code on the day but they must wear clothes and footwear which are appropriate for the activity. They may wear fancy dress if they wish, and most do!

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East Lothian Golf Order of Merit – Friday 26 September – postponed

This event has been postponed, due to the Ryder Cup. I will let golfers know the re-arranged date as soon as it is scheduled.
Miss Parry
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