NBHS Careers Fair – 6-8pm, Wednesday 17th September

This event is for all of our pupils and parents/guardians. We look forward to seeing you there!

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North Berwick High School Parent Council AGM

Tuesday 16 September 2014, 7.00 pm, School Hall

**   Are you interested in being more directly involved in the work of NBHS?   **

**   Are you keen to support the school and promote partnerships?   **

**   Do you enjoy discussing educational issues?   **

**   Could you help to gather the views of the wider parent forum on school issues?   **

**   Can you give up a couple of hours twice a term to attend meetings in school?   ** Continue reading

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Top of the Class Bulb Fund-Raising Competition

Buy some bulbs and rejuvenate our gardens!

This term North Berwick High School is taking part in a competition to raise funds for our school garden.  Last year our tool hut was destroyed in the gales, so we are hoping to raise enough funds to replace the old hut with a sturdier one and carry out some renovation work in the Social Area vegetable garden.

You can help us by buying some bulbs from the catalogue your child will be bringing home this week.  Simply put in your order on the form at the back, write a cheque to East Lothian Council or put the required amount of cash into a sealed envelope along with the order form and return to Dr McKendrick (Biology) or the school office by 16 September.  Bulbs will be delivered in October. Continue reading

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Development of the Curriculum at North Berwick High School

If you are interested in how the curriculum is changing in Scottish schools, and here at NBHS in particular, an upcoming event will be of interest to you. Keep your diary free on Monday 22 September for a Curriculum Information Evening, at 7.00 pm in the School Hall. Carol McDonald, HMI and Lead Officer Secondary Inspections, will be speaking about the national picture. Also attending will be Fiona Robertson, HMI, Darrin Nightingale, Head of Education in East Lothian, and David Scott, our Quality Improvement Officer. The discussion will be of relevance to parents of pupils in S1, S2 and S3 but all parents are welcome to attend.

For more details on how the Senior Phase curriculum is developing at NBHS, have a look at our information booklet, attached here. This includes some ‘frequently asked questions’ and also invites parents to share their views with us.

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Parents – September dates for your diary

Parent Council AGM  -  Tuesday 16 September, 7.00 pm

Careers Fair  -  Wednesday 17 September

Curriculum Information Evening  -  Monday 22 September, 7.00 pm

S1 Open Afternoon  -  Friday 26 September, 1.00 – 3.00 pm

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The New National Qualifications

The Scottish Government set up a working group to review the first year of the National Qualifications.  You can access the report of the working group here.

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Highers in a Nutshell

The National Parent Forum of Scotland have produced a very helpful set of leaflets on the new Highers in the same “Nutshells” model as the previous “Nationals in a Nutshell” series.  Please use the following link to find out more about this fantastic new resource:  www.npfs.org.uk/highers-in-a-nutshell

The downloaded PDFs of the  “Nationals in a Nutshell” and “Assessment in a Nutshell” series can both be found within the school information – curriculum section of the website.

New Highers Nutshells – Head Teacher Letter August 2014

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Modern Language Oral Exam Policy

With the N4 AVU Units due for completion in September by all S4 pupils of Spanish, French and German, can I draw your attention to the International Education Faculty Policy on Oral Exams? Letters will be posted home shortly detailing the date and time that your child is due to sit this integral part of their N4 qualification.

Thank you for your attention to this matter,

Miss S Ritchie

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S1 and S2 Football

All pupils in S1 and S2 are invited along to football training with the new coach, Mr Jack every Monday from 4pm-5.15pm. All abilities are welcome. The training session takes place at the new astro at the rugby club. Please get changed at the PE department school before going to the astro. Only boots with metal, plastic or moulded studs should be used on the 3G. Trainers and Astros should not be used, as they flatten the artificial grass and shorten its life.

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Fantasy Football League

NBHS Fantasy Football League are looking for new members, if you are interested in joining please click on the link below to find out more info:

NBHS Fantasy Football League

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Modern Languages – Welcome Back and Lunch-Time Drop-Ins

Hi everyone!

I hope you had a great holiday and are feeling really refreshed and looking forward to the new school year!

Just to let you know that, for this session, Language Drop-In sessions will be help on Wednesday lunchtimes in the Modern Languages Department. These are for ALL levels. Your resident experts are:

French – Miss Smith and Mrs Gordon
Spanish – Mrs Higginbottom
German – Miss Ritchie

Some of these names are new to you at present, but that won’t last long and I know you’ll make our new teachers feel really welcome :)

So, please, never be stuck, never wonder about a point that you couldn’t ask about in class. Just rouse us from our coffee break and we’ll be delighted to help!

See you soon!

Miss Ritchie

Please click on the following link to view the poster

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