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New and More Prizes in the NBHS PTA Monthly Prize Draw!

The Prize Draw is getting better. This year, instead of one prize every month, there’s going to be two – £50 and £25 – doubling your chance of winning and (almost) doubling the prize money! Over the last two years the Prize Draw has raised £6,500 to refurbish and re-stock the School Library. This year we’re focusing on new visual equipment (projector and associated kit) for the School Hall and Mental Health Initiatives to benefit all pupils. So, if you’re not already signed up to the Prize Draw, there’s no time like the present. To join, click on this link and follow the instructions on the form: http://bit.ly/PDApplication You can find the Rules for the Prize Draw at: http://bit.ly/PDRules

Academy of Music & Sound

Are you looking to get more involved with music software, meet like-minded individuals, fine crafting your technical abilities or are you just seeking something new and interesting to involve yourselves with. We can help.

Our Sound Production courses are back and applications are now open to everyone aged sixteen plus. Our Sound Production Course is free and is fully funded by our partnership with Fife College.

To find out more information please click on the following link:

Academy of Music & Sound

North Berwick High School 2017 Exam Results

Remarkable Success in our North Berwick High School 2017 Exam Results

Our exam results represent hundreds of individual stories of hard work, success and sometimes disappointment. We both celebrate those individual successes at events such as the school prize-giving, and also work with the small number of disappointed pupils to ensure they find positive ways forward.

As a school, we also pay close attention to the performance of whole year-groups. This year we have seen remarkable improvements. I put this down to our restructured senior-phase curriculum, and to the hard work of our pupils, teachers, parents and other partners. I would like to think that the work we have done with senior phase pupils on effective study strategies has also played some small part!

The graphs below summarise the improvements we have seen in S4 and S5 since 2015, the last set of results in our old curriculum structure.

In particular, I am delighted by the increase in the percentage of S5 pupils gaining 5 Highers, and the number of those gaining 5 A grades. I am also delighted that the percentage of S4 pupils gaining at least 4 National 5 awards has risen from 65% to 79%. I have studied school attainment statistics for many years, and I can honestly say this is an unprecedented scale of improvement. I cannot wait to see how our new S5 build on their successes this year!

Mr Jones

 

 

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers

The PSYV East Lothian group is recruiting now for new members and is looking for youths aged 13-15.

What we do:

Youth volunteers are mentored through a training programme (which includes activities, team building, fun sessions, guest speakers) that provides a practical understanding of policing and opportunities to participate positively within the community. By volunteering within the community, volunteer awards can be achieved.

Examples of volunteer work and events that the group could be involved in are:

Locally – gala days, air shows, fun runs, issuing crime prevention advice, fundraising.

Nationally – Edinburgh Tattoo, marathon events, PSYV competitions. Continue reading Police Scotland Youth Volunteers