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PTA AGM – Thursday 26 September

The PTA will be holding their AGM on Thursday, 26th September, 6.45pm for a 7pm start, in the High School conference room. All are welcome, including anyone who would like to become a committee member. Not all committee members have roles, however there is one vacancy at the moment, the role of “communications co-ordinator”. If you are interested in that role, or just want to help out, please get in touch with the PTA either by emailing or by messaging us via the Facebook page, NBHSPTA. Full support will be provided by a really fabulous team. We look forward to seeing some new faces at the AGM, and would be delighted to welcome any new S1 parents too.


The Brunton Theatre Auditions for Cinderella

The Brunton Pantomime Chorus Auditions for Cinderella

Friday 30 August, 1.30-3.30pm at The Brunton, Musselburgh

Each year a chorus of local performers support The Brunton’s professional pantomime cast. Working in rotation, these groups play a crucial role in the show.

Successful performers must commit to ALL rehearsals on a Monday and Tuesday from September (times to be confirmed on audition date), October holidays, dress rehearsal dates from w/c November 18th and show dates from 26 November 2019 – 4 January 2020.

Who can audition? Young people in P4-S4, resident in East Lothian who can sing, dance and act.

Audition places must be booked on 0131 665 9900 / by Thursday 29 August at 4pm, leaving the participant’s name, DOB, address, telephone number and school.

Summary of 2020 Curriculum Structure & Feedback from Information Evening

Summary of 2020 Curriculum Structure, with Feedback from Information Evening

Having consulted with pupils, parents and teachers, and having looked outward at the curriculum structures of a range of successful schools, we have now agreed the S1 to S6 structure for our new curriculum from June 2020. This is just the beginning of our work on curriculum, as it simply lays out the number of 50 minute periods allocated to each area of the curriculum in each year. We will work during school session 2019-20 on planning to deliver the curriculum in 50 minute periods.

Parents and carers attended an information evening earlier on 30 May, at which we talked through the proposals for the new senior-phase (S4 to S6) curriculum structure, and sought feedback. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and the small number of concerns expressed will help us to ensure we manage the change effectively. Feedback regarding the East Lothian Common School Day was more mixed, but again we will reflect on the concerns in order to mitigate any possible issues. We greatly appreciate the support of the parents and carers who were able to attend.

Please click on the links below to view a summary of the new structure from S1 to S6, along with a collation of feedback from the information evening and our responses.

NBHS 2020 curriculum flow chart

Information Evening Feedback and Responses