We were delighted to welcome the band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland to NBHS yesterday. Some of our woodwind, brass and percussion pupils were lucky enough to spend the whole morning with the band, and they had an amazing experience preparing a concert to present to the S1s later in the day.
The band, ably supported by our pupils, played rousing renditions of film favourites, including Jurassic Park, Captain America, Chicken Run and Hairspray. They sounded fantastic and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone watching.
We are very grateful to the band for visiting NBHS – it truly was an unforgettable experience for many of our talented music pupils.
Following an initial consultation on how East Lothian should take forward anti-bullying, a draft East Lothian Anti-bullying Policy ‘Respect For All’ has been produced. We are now seeking parents’ views on the draft policy and would very much appreciate it if you shared your views before we finalise the policy. You can view and comment on the draft policy at
Anti-bullying Policy Working Group
There is an increasing number of girls wearing leggings/jeggings/black jeans to school. As you know, these are not permitted under our Dress Code as they are deemed to be much too casual for school. Quite a few boys are also wearing jeans. Pupils are being reminded of the Dress Code in assemblies this week, and through a message in register folders.
I appreciate that some of you may not agree with our approach, but the Dress Code was agreed by pupils, parents and staff following a consultation some years ago. It has been adapted since then with the addition of black shirts, as requested by the Pupil Council. I am seeking the support of all our parents in ensuring that every pupil follows the Dress Code. That way, clothing ceases to be an issue and our conversations in school can focus on what really matters – learning!
Many thanks in anticipation of your support
Lauren Rodger, Head Teacher