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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