Hockey Club: All players must attend the meeting at break today in the drama studio. New members are very welcome. M Mayes

Foreign Film Club: There will be a foreign film club starting after the October break on Thursday lunchtimes in G07. We will be showing films from around the world, not only French and Spanish. Please come along and bring your lunch. The first film will be ‘Les Choristes’ (The Chorus). Trailer available online if you want to get an idea of what it is about. See you on Thursday 27th October. L. McMichael

Modern Languages Homework Club: Every Monday lunchtime in G07 with Mrs McMichael. If you need some extra help with your homework or some advice as you prepare for assessments you are very welcome to pop in. L McMichael

To all pupils: The Riverside Café will continue to take cash only until the October break. Please ensure you have a card thereafter. S1’s that do not have a card yet should ensure they have one ordered. L Parkes

For senior pupils:   The Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools and our Chinese partners, the Tianjin Education Commission and the Tianjin International Chinese College, are delighted to offer selected Scottish pupils a one-year scholarship to learn Chinese in Tianjin for the academic year 2017-2018. If anyone is interested in applying for this study opportunity in China could you please see Ms Hastie in G01 for more details. C Hastie

Update of Science study support:   Chemistry Tuesday lunchtimes in the GFB, Physics Wednesday lunchtimes in G29 and Biology Thursday after school in the GFB” Our Science department is on twitter! Follow us for regular updates of the goings on in our Science department@BalernoScience” E Ford

Coach Education Courses – October Holidays:

During the October Holidays Active Schools are running a coach education course week. This includes:

  • hockey leaders & hockey youth umpiring,
  • basketball refereeing & basketball ‘getting started’
  • handball introductory award,
  • netball umpiring, netball ‘make it real’,
  • badminton basics course.

All these courses are being offered at a discounted cost! If you are interested in attending any of these courses or are looking for more information please see Lindsay (Active Schools) on Monday or Friday. Alternatively details of the courses are displayed on the Active Schools noticeboard in the PE corridor. The deadline for sign ups is 10th October! L Campbell

The Balerno Busk 2016: Singers, Musicians and other Talented People to perform at The Balerno Busk 2016. CASH PRIZES to be won at the Balerno Farmers Market on Saturday 8th October. For more information see the Balerno Village Trust Website or speak to Mr Coulson. J Coulson

Dance Club Reminder: Due to staff and seniors being away on S1 residential there will be no dance club w/b 10th October. We will resume first day back after the October holidays. Thanks. V Wright