Senior Pupil Team

November 30, 2016 | Uncategorized  |  Leave a Comment

In June, our Head Boy, Head Girl and Deputes were appointed, then in September it was the turn of the House Captain applicants to go through the selection process. I am pleased to say that the members of our Senior Pupil Team have made a positive impact already this session.

Head Boy Adam Whiteside
Head Girl Rowan Baxter
Depute Head Boy Gregor Griffiths
Depute Head Girl Rosie Hamilton


House Captain Siobhan Duff
House Captain Nathan Robertson
Vice Captain Rebekah Gleeson
Vice Captain Siobhan Duff
House Captain Rebecca Hamilton
House Captain Katie Brown
Vice Captain Zoe Kelly
Vice Captain Jack Algeo
House Captain Rebecca Price
House Captain Alec Thompson
Vice Captain Flora Douglas
Vice Captain Rachel Jackson
Vice Captain Matt Pearson
Vice Captain Lauren Renton
House Captain Elliot Glynn
House Captain Rachel Watson
Vice Captain Noah Poole
Vice Captain Gregor Kelly
Vice Captain Milly Hartley
Vice Captain Daisy Penman


The school runs a very wide programme of extra-curricular clubs and activities and we encourage all of our pupils to take part in at least one of these. Pupils are given information about the many opportunities available to them through the daily bulletin and notices around the school. Parents can access both the daily bulletin and the extra-curricular programme on the school website.

I am hugely grateful to all the staff who give up their own time outwith school to run these activities, enabling our pupils to access opportunities for wider achievement.

Rolling Mondays

November 30, 2016 | School Policy  |  Leave a Comment

The school year has seven Monday holidays for pupils, outwith standard holiday weeks. In order to address the loss of teaching time for classes which are taught on a Monday, we have a programme of ‘rolling Mondays’. This means that in some of the weeks when there is a Monday holiday, we run our Monday timetable on the Wednesday or Thursday of that week. The dates of the rolling Mondays are as follows:

Thursday 22 September

Wednesday 26 October

Thursday 23 February

Wednesday 19 April.

In order to ensure that rolling Mondays work smoothly, pupils are given plenty of advance notice so that they can be sure to bring the right books and equipment to school with them on the day.


November 11, 2016 | Staffing  |  Leave a Comment

This session, we welcomed a number of new staff to NBHS and we are delighted that they have settled well into the school:

Principal Teacher of health & wellbeing:  Mr Macdonald

Principal Teacher of humanities:  Mrs Brownlee (maternity cover)

Teacher of business education:  Ms Fox

Teachers of chemistry: Mr Forsyth; Ms Turnbull

Teacher of drama:  Ms Taylor

Teacher of English:  Mrs Nathan

Teacher of health and food technology:  Mrs Cochrane

Teacher of history:  Mr Cameron

Teachers of mathematics:  Mr Richmond; Ms O’Brien

Teacher of modern languages:  Ms Breslin (maternity cover)

Teacher of music:  Ms MacLeod (maternity cover)

Teachers of PE:  Mr Laverty; Mrs McConville; Mr Moffat

Teacher of geography:  Mr Morrison

Teacher of support for learning:  Mrs Munro

Careers Adviser:  Mrs Telford (while Mick Burns is absent)

Not new to school, but with a new name, is Ms Smith in biology. She got married during the summer and is now Mrs Clutton.

We have recently said goodbye to our science technician, Mrs Menzies, who retired at the October break. We wish her a long and happy retirement. Two more members of staff will be leaving us shortly: Mrs Moore, depute head teacher, is leaving at the end of November to take up a post as a Quality Improvement Officer in Edinburgh; Mr Roderick, principal teacher of computing and business studies, is leaving in January to take up a post at James Gillespie’s High School. We are going to miss them both hugely, and we wish them well in their new jobs.



November 11, 2016 | Welcome  |  Leave a Comment



Welcome to the Head Teacher’s Update section of the North Berwick High School website. Here you will find posts on topics which I hope will be of interest to parents and friends of the school.

Mrs Lauren Rodger

Head Teacher




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