Biology Study Support for all levels: Available Thursday afternoons in the GFB from 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm.

S1-S6 Choir:   Choir rehearsal today (Thursday) in F08 at 1.15pm.  Old and new members welcome.  Feel free to bring your lunch. 

S3 London Trip:  Please attend a short meeting in Mrs Tosh’s room (F33) at 1:20 pm to discuss meal options and other important details.  Attendance is mandatory.  Please speak to Ms Caddow or Mrs Tosh if you cannot make it.      

The Balerno Fairtrade Village Group: They are appealing for any old spectacles you have lying around to decorate their Christmas Tree as part of the Christmas Tree Festival.  After the festival is over they will be donating the spectacles to Specsavers Vision Aid Overseas where they are recycled to raise money to help people in developing countries have access to eye care.

This is a great cause and a fantastic reason to rake through your old cupboards and drawers to look for glasses you have kept for years “just in case”.

All donations should be handed in to the reception desk at the main school entrance by Friday 2nd December. 

Jak’s Den Christmas Advent: Hi all, hope you’re all excited for Christmas and are looking forward to a well deserved break. This year we are looking to support Jack’s Den by giving back any spare change every day for the month of December starting today 1st of December. S6 Pupils will be standing at every entrance to the school from 8:15 am till first period and at lunch times with buckets for your money. Every day we will put the daily total of what we have raised on the Christmas Advent Tree down in the reception area. We hope you all give a small donation each day for the entire month to support Jak’s Den- a little means a lot! Many Thanks. 

1st Year Classes: On Friday 2nd and Friday 9th December 1C1 will be going round all 1st year classes in period 1 to collect books for the Hungry for Books Project. 1 in 5 children in poverty leave school not knowing how to read. Please can you give some fairly new books in as a Christmas present for one of these children. Thank you. 

Chemistry Study Support: On Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes in the GFB. All higher chemists welcome. Thursday’s focus will be Molar Volume Calculations. 

Art & Design National 5: Miss Simpson is offering support for all N5 pupils who feel they would like additional help and practice for the critical aspect of the subject. This will be on MONDAY LUNCHTIMES starting next week – 5th December. A reminder too that all lunchtimes can be used to work on practical pieces. 

Currie Rugby Club Tickets: If you would like a free ticket for the Currie v Melrose game at Malleny on Saturday 3rd December please collect from Mr May in the PE base. 

Scottish Schools Indoor Athletic Championships: If you would like to run, jump or throw at the Emirates Arena in February at the Scottish Schools Indoor athletics championships, can you please give your name to Mr McKenna in the PE department by Friday the 2nd of December. 

Christmas Jumper Day: On the 2nd December Cockburn House team are holding a Christmas Jumper day in aid of Jaks Den. Please make a small donation . The money will be collected on the day in first period by your class teacher. Any donations will be very much appreciated. Many thanks.