All posts by Nikki Collingswood

Additional In-Service Days for Session 2019-20

As part of the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers’ pay negotiations, agreement was reached that two additional in-service days would be granted during schools session 2019/20. Following discussion with the Primary Head Teacher Executive, Secondary Head Teachers, Professional Associations and also with SEIC local authority representatives, it has been agreed that the two additional dates will be as follows:

The first additional day will be Monday 21 October 2019. This date is already in our East Lothian calendar as a local in-service day so this will be moved to Tuesday 22 October 2019, thereby resulting in two consecutive In-service days. The second additional day will be Tuesday 7 January 2020.

Please note an amended school session dates calendar will be issued in due course to reflect these additional days. This will also be posted on the Council website. 

Hosting Request

We have had a request for a host family from the Bolivian family of a former pupil.

Silvana is a 17 year-old girl who attends a German-speaking school in La Paz, Bolivia.

She would like to come to North Berwick High School and stay with a host family from September until December in order to improve her English. Her native languages are Spanish and German.

We have had some wonderful experiences, both past and present, with visiting pupils and it is evident that the benefits of such a visit are not one-sided – hosting pupils in school and at home can lead to lasting friendships and provide a window to cultures and countries beyond our shores.

Should you wish to signal an interest in hosting Silvana, or if you would like to ask ay questions, please contact me and I will put you in touch with her.

Many thanks and have a wonderful summer,

Suzanne Ritchie
PT Modern Languages

P7 to S1 Transition Information

Welcome to our next S1 group as they join us for their transition days from Monday to Wednesday this week.

You can view all the information about the transition days by following the links below:

Transition letter to parents 2019
Timings and Transport Information 2019

P7 pupils have had the chance to look through the P7 welcome pack with their class teacher.  This has lots of information about what to expect on the transition days and be viewed by clicking on the link below:

P7 Welcome Booklet

We have also developed a parents’ guide with FAQs about starting at NBHS:

The Parent and Carer’s Survival Guide

Lockers are allocated on a first come, first served basis and keys will be distributed when pupils return to school in August.  Locker applications can be handed in to the school office or at the parents’ information evening on Tuesday 18 June.

Locker letter

Finally, please see forms below regarding medication.

Administration of medication procedures
Use of emergency inhaler
Long term prescribed medication
Self administered medication