NBHS PTA Monthly Prize Draw

The winner in the January draw is Claire Cowie, who receives a cheque for £40. Congratulations Claire! Thank you to all who already support this valuable fundraiser, which has raised £4,000 so far for the Library Project (purchase of new books and furniture). If you’d like to sign up please contact ptanbhs@gmail.com. For an annual sub of just £18 your name gets entered into 12 monthly draws, each for £40.

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.


Miss Ritchie
PT Modern Languages

S3 Girls: Engineering Summer School at the University of Strathclyde

Engineering the Future for Girls @ the University of Strathclyde


19th-23rd June 2017

Engineering the Future for Girls leaflet here.

Engineering the Future for Girls is being delivered in collaboration with BP and BAM Nuttall and is designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The summer school is fully-funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and all student costs, including travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from girls with any range of subject choices at National 5.

The summer school is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the University of Strathclyde campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils during the week. For the pupils’ convenience, we have arranged for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.

Pupils should apply here using the online application form. The deadline for applications is 10 March 2017. A confirmation email is sent upon receipt of application. The selection panel will meet in late March/early April to review the applications received and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 7 April 2017.

If you would like any further information on the Summer School then please email: engineeringthefutureforgirls@strath.ac.uk

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.