Update 16th June 2017

School Show

This year’s School Show is We Will Rock You on 19th, 20th, 21st June at 7.30pm.  Tickets are available from the school office: adults £8, concessions £6.  Selling out fast!!


Presented by permission of www.schoolswillrockyou.com

New S1 Visit

We have had our new S1s visiting the school today, meeting with their new classmates and some Register and Guidance Teachers.  We look forward to welcoming them back on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th June when students will experience their new timetable.  Students to arrive for 8.35am for registration in the Games Hall on both days.  Students will be dismissed at 3.50pm.

Congratulations to Castle – Winners of the Interhouse Competition!

Details of the prize will be sent out next week.





Roving Reporters

Milly Boyle, Amy McHardy and Heather Cameron and were given the incredible opportunity to be “Roving Reporters” for the GTCS National Probationers Event. This involved interviewing the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, as well as interviewing NQTs, mentors, and other attendees. We have produced a report on the event and filmed it too.


Results and Post-Results Service

A letter will be given out to all new S5 and S6 students next week regarding SQA results and the post-results service.

DGS Morocco

The DGS Morocco expedition heads off next Saturday 24th June for two weeks in North Africa. While there, they will be working in a remote primary school on the edge of the Sahara for five days to improve the school’s facilities. They will also be trekking in the Atlas Mountains for several days including climbing Mt Toubkal which, at 4,167m is the highest mountain in the region, before heading off for some well-earned R&R on the beach at Essouira and in the souks of Marrakech. You can follow the group live on twitter during the buildup and during the expedition itself – @DGSMorocco17.

PTA Afternoon Tea with Prosecco and Promises

  • Sat 9th September 3pm-5pm
  • Belhaven Parish Church Hall
  • £10 ticket    over 18s only

This very popular fun event is back.  An enjoyable way to raise funds to enhance the learning experience of our children in the school while catching up with your friends after the long holidays.  Please come and buy your tickets from the school office as soon as possible.

Out of Cardiac Arrest Young Scot Media Campaign

Students Eilidh and Harry Newton were invited to the press release and launch of the Out of Cardiac Arrest Young Scot media campaign this week in Edinburgh.

Their family has been committed to helping improve the outcomes of people who suffer a cardiac arrest in the community.  Eilidh and Harry were instrumental in helping save their father’s life in 2014 and have taken part in many events promoting CPR and defibrillator locations.

They were invited to take part in the Young Scot Campaign and also the Chest Heart and Stroke online resource initiatives.

Young Scot has produced an interactive app which features Eilidh and Harry and they have also produced a video showing Eilidh’s call to 999, remaining calm and being instructed on what to do.

This was a big honour for Eilidh and Harry, well done!

Well Done to Dancers 

A group of students competed in the Dublin Open Feis last weekend and achieved fantastic results.  Well done to all dancers: Niamh Drever, Kirsty McKenzie, Maille Ross, Chloe Hood and Bethany Webster.



Cheerleading Transition is a Roaring Success

Active Schools worked with Miss Stalker, Technologies Teacher, to deliver cheerleading to the Dunbar Cluster Schools. Full report can be read here: http://www.activeeastlothian.co.uk/news/cheerleading-transition-is-a-roaring-success-1879

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Students going to the Edinburgh Book Festival have all been issued with letters, and should hand their consent forms in before 23 June, please:


Please find below a link to an interview with Callum Cruickshank, a former NBHS pupil who has just qualified as a doctor and who manages the You Can Be A Doctor website. Very useful resources for anyone thinking or applying for medicine:

Local Information:

East Lothian Council Arts Service

East Lothian Council Arts Service have put together a fantastic programme of summer holiday activities for young people, across the County.

These include: multi art camps, streetdance, musical theatre, stagecraft, computer animation, outdoor theatre and more!

To find out more click on this link http://www.thebrunton.co.uk/thebrunton/downloads/download/48/summer_holiday_arts_activities_2017 or go to http://www.thebrunton.co.uk and click on Summer Holiday Arts Activities on the homepage.

Activities can be booked online at www.eastlothian.bookinglive.com/summer-activities.

Dates for Your Diary

P7 Visit to DGS 19th Mon-Tues 20th June
We Will Rock You! 19th, 20th, 21st June
DofE Bronze Trip 2 22nd- 23rd June
Morocco Expedition 24th June – 7th July
House Trip Wed 28th June
Last Day of Term Fri 30th June

Awards Evening Trophies

If you received a cup or a shield in recognition of your achievements at the Awards Evening last September – it is now time to return it to the school office.  No need to polish it!

New S6 Lockers

Now is the time to return your locker key to the school office. Return by 21st June to claim your £5 deposit back.

School Uniform

Order forms can be collected from the school office or downloaded from here:

The deadline for orders is Friday 16th June.  Collection will be from 1.30pm on Monday 14th August 2017 from the school office.  Please note that any students not wearing uniform should carry a note from their parent/carer.

Blazers for S5s and S6s

Students who already have an unbraided blazer and will be applying to be a Prefect in S5 or S6 can have braiding added to the blazer for £12.  Please speak to Mrs Leigh Leslie in the school office as soon as possible.

Please also see Information Sheets for our most up-to-date Information Sheet including updates on lunchtime and after-school clubs and:

  • Marine Litter Month
  • Badminton Club
  • Scottish Youth Parliament
  • School Mock Court Senior Competition
  • Vacancies