Update 1 November 2019

Whole School Photograph

We had the whole school photograph on Tuesday 29 October in the morning. We will let you know when order forms are available for collection.

S1, S4 and S6 School Photographs

S1 and S4 order forms have been distributed. Order forms for S6 photographs were handed out on Tuesday 29 October. We have order forms for the S6 fun group photo in the school office. Please can order forms be handed in to the school office by Friday 8 November.

Message from Tempest

The closing date for FREE postage and delivery for parents/carers is fast approaching for online orders. If you have already placed an order for photographs thank you, if not or you wish to order more photographs, simply enter your image reference number and website access code (found on your original order form) at www.tempest-orders.co.uk

If you need assistance feel free to contact Tempest 01736 751555 (option 3). Many Thanks. Tempest Photography

Belhaven Church Concert

The recordings from our Belhaven Church concert on the 9 October are now up on the school website to listen to.

Lost Property

We have a large amount of lost property at present which will be recycled on Friday 8 November. If you would like to check for items, please speak to the school office to arrange a suitable time to come in.

Poppy Scotland

We are offering poppies to students and staff.  All donations will be gratefully received and passed on to Poppy Scotland.

S2 Activities Week 2020

Students were given letters to take home with details, including payment details: Initial letter – Activities Week.  Returns are now due back.  If you have any queries, please contact Mr Maxton at the school.


The next payment instalment for Battlefields is now due.

Information Update

We still have outstanding PC1s and Annual Data Check forms which are required to be checked by parent/carers, updated as appropriate, signed and returned. Please can they be handed in ASAP.

Assemblies next week

  • Monday –      S1 in Assembly Hall
  • Tuesday –     S2 in Assembly Hall
  • Wednesday – S3 in Assembly Hall
  • Thursday –   S4 in Assembly Hall
  • Friday –          S5/6 in Games Hall

Dates for Your Diary

Geography Trip Fri 1 – Sun 3 Nov
H/AH The Exorcist Drama Trip Wed 6 Nov
N5/H French Trip – La Famille Belier Thurs 7 Nov
S4 Work Experience (4C1-4C3) Mon 11 – Fri 15 Nov
S4 Work Experience (4C4-4C6) Mon 18 – Fri 22 Nov
AH Prison Trip Tues 19 Nov
How to Pass Evening Thurs 21 Nov
PCR Biology Trip Thurs 28 Nov

Also, see our latest information sheet for students: Info Sheet

Change to payments to school – Schoolpay

Thank you to all of you who have already signed up for Schoolpay.

From now, all schools are cashless for all regular payments and if you haven’t already done so, you will need to sign up to use Schoolpay to make payments into school using the link below to register https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210622/schoolpay

The school office will be able to help you to sign up if you need assistance, just ask.  You can also contact the dedicated On Line Payments team on Tel: 01620 827562 or email onlineschoolpayments@eastlothian.gov.uk who will be happy to help you. Please see the attached letter: Letter

Bus Pass Smartcards

Please do not keep your bus pass next to your mobile phone as this can damage the bus pass chip.

 Cycling to School

We are very keen to encourage as many students as possible to walk or cycle to school.  Please encourage all students cycling to school to wear appropriate headgear and clothing.  During the dark winter months, it is particularly recommended to wear reflective clothing and to use bike lights.   It is our school policy that all students must dismount from their bikes once entering school grounds.  There are bike racks in front and at the side of the school, to which bicycles should be padlocked.  The school will investigate any problems, but cannot accept any responsibility for any damage or loss.

Please encourage your son/daughter to give careful consideration as to where and how they ride their bikes and encourage them to be polite to and mindful of pedestrians in the wider community.

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