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NBHS PTA Monthly Prize Draw

The winners in the September draw are Chris Grodynska (first prize £50) and Fiona Michie (second prize: £25). Congratulations to both! Thank you to all who already support this valuable fundraiser. This year we are raising money for new visual equipment for the school hall and Mental Health Initiatives. If you’d like to sign up please contact For an annual sub of just £18 your name gets entered into 12 monthly draws, with £75 of prize money each month!

Author Visits to NBHS

Here is some information about the author visits happening over the next few weeks.

They’ve been funded by the Scottish Book Trust and by money donated by the PTA for the Library Project.

Alan Bissett is coming in tomorrow (16th) to work with a Higher English class on how to create a piece of writing, whether it is a play, poetry or fiction.  Alan has written multiple novels and plays which have been successful at the Edinburgh Festival, and we are really excited to be welcoming him in to work with our pupils!

Next Thursday (23rd) Kate Leiper is coming in to speak to S3 Art pupils about illustration.  Her work is beautiful and detailed, and hopefully will inspire some creativity.

And, finally, during Book Week Scotland on the 29th November Matthew Fitt is coming in to work with another Higher English class on their creative writing.  Matthew uses and is enthusiastic about the Scots language – maybe we can all learn some new words.

We have books to borrow by both authors and those featuring drawings by Kate Leiper in the school library.

Sale of Christmas Dance Tickets

Tickets will be available for sale in the Social Area as follows:

Morning break only – please bring the correct money

Wednesday 22nd November 5th year
Thursday 23rd November 6th year
Friday 24th November 5th & 6th catch up
Wednesday 29th November 2nd year
Friday 1st December 1st year
Tuesday 5th December 1st  & 2nd catch up
Wednesday 6th December 3rd year
Thursday 7th December 4th year
Friday 8th December 3rd & 4th catch up

S1-S4 tickets are priced at £4.00

S5/6 tickets are priced at £8.00 (to include refreshments)

 S5/6 Dance     Thursday 14th December          7.30pm – 11.00pm

S2 Dance         Monday 18th December           7.00pm – 10.00pm

S1 Dance         Tuesday 19th December           7.00pm – 10.00pm

S3/4 Dance     Wednesday 20th December      7.30pm – 10.30 pm