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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call on 01620 894661.
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.
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!
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!
Training is to be held at Luffness Mains, Aberlady from 10am- 1pm approx.
16/11/14 – Competition Gleneagles
14/12/14 – Christmas Competition
Thanks Miss Grant
Battle of the Bands Final – Thursday 30 October, 7.00 pm
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
Vacancies and Open Evening sessions with KPMG, Selex and Scottish Government have been post at: edubuzz.org/careers
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.