German Pupil Looking for Host Family

German Pupil looking for host family for two months We have had a request from a German girl called Annika Schneider to visit North Berwick High School for two months in order to improve her English. Ideally, she would like to come to us in the summer term. Please see below her attached Letter of Introduction. If you feel that you would like to host Annika within your family, or to find out more, please contact her father, Roman Schneider, directly by email at: schneider@ids-mannheim.de.

Private exchanges can be a great way to learn about other countries, languages and customs and offer opportunities for personal growth. Please note, however, that such exchanges are entirely a private arrangement between the two participating families.

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Miss Ritchie
PT Modern Languages

Maths Resources – National 5 and Higher pupils

All Higher and National 5 pupils are now around 75% of the way through the course, and at this stage should be using past papers to improve exam technique and identify weak areas that need more intensive revision.  Teachers will soon be issuing homework entirely from past papers – if they have not already.

The SQA website keeps papers on a rolling basis for the most recent five years.  However the maths department have downloaded appropriate papers going back to 2001 along with the official marking schemes.  We are very happy to copy on to a memory stick for any pupil who brings one in, and this is by far the most efficient way to collect all the resources in one fell swoop.

We have nagged and cajoled since before Christmas but most students forget.  We would be very grateful if you could remind your son/daughter to bring in a memory stick if this is possible.  We understand this might not be feasible for all families and we can make other arrangements where necessary.

We Need Foster Carers Now

We urgently need new foster carers in East Lothian.  Fostering with East Lothian Council means great support, great training and a good financial package. More importantly, as part of our fostering team, you’ll be doing something fantastic, helping children and young people from East Lothian to stay in East Lothian, close to the people that are important to them – helping them to feel safe, loved and nurtured in your home.  Do this for East Lothian children in need. Foster East Lothian!

To find out more phone us on 01620 827 643 or visit East Lothian Council’s fostering web site at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/fostering

Boosters & Vaccinations

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations

Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian are out now for pupils in S3 (and in S4-S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations).

Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.  Any pupils in S4-S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

In addition to the Teenage Booster vaccination, all S3 pupils are recommended to have a meningitis vaccine (ACWY).  This protects against several strains including the W strain of meningitis which is on the increase across the UK.  Any pupils in S4-S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

Please read the letter, discuss the vaccinations and return completed and signed consent forms to school by 8th February 2017.  Vaccinations will take place on Monday 20th March 2017.

HPV Vaccinations and Boosters

These apply to S1 & S2 girls and those girls in S3 – S5 who have not yet have both injections.  They will take place on Monday 6th February 2017.

Should you have any queries please call the school on 01620 894661 and ask for Mrs Cunningham or email communications@northberwickhigh.elcschool.org.uk