Balentine’s Day Fundraiser – A massive well done to all those who participated in Bavelaw’s Balentine’s Day Fundraiser. Your donations, spending, baking, etc. helped us to raise an incredible £533 for Jak’s Den. This is an incredible sum of money so a huge thank you from Mr Ferguson and the S6 House Teams.

Spring Concert – Please note the new date for this year’s Spring Concert – Thursday 30th March at 7pm.  More details to follow soon.

RRSA Level 1 Award – We are looking to establish a pupil steering group to drive forward some of the core priorities foe the school relating to our RRSA Level 1 award. This will be a short life working group and look to take forward the key issues that are most important for us a school. If you would like to know more information or like to be part of this group please come and see either Mr Russell or Ms Simpson.

Lunch Time Basketball Festival –The Balerno HS basketball club are holding a S1 & S2 lunch-time basketball festival on Wednesday 22nd Feb from 1-1.45pm in the Sports Hall. If you are interested in trying out basketball please come along! This is free to attend and pupils can come along at any time and participate in fun basketball skill stations which our expert coaches Armando and Struan are organising!

S1 John Muir club – is cancelled this week. It will start back next Tuesday lunch time. Sorry folks!

PE Supported Study – Would you like help and advice with your Nat 5 or Higher PE? Come along to the PE Department on a Wednesday lunchtime if you would like help with your portfolio, exam, preparation for one of your one off performances or anything else!

S2 Football Practice – CANCELLED – Unfortunately due to a lack of numbers the S2 football practice on a Wednesday afternoon will be cancelled. If you are still interested in playing for the team on a Saturday morning please note your name on the Active Schools noticeboard in the PE corridor!

Duke of Edinburgh: If you do Duke of Edinburgh (D of E),and you have a question or a query.To complete the award, and get your reward. It’s Mr Hamilton & Mann you should see.   F47 on Wednesday lunch. Bring some sangers and you can munch. Have some fun,Let’s get this done.   Don’t leave it ’til the last minute crunch! First meeting Wednesday 22nd February.

S1 Photography:   All S1s who are interested in photography and who would like to take part in our photography group – your next task is to take an ACTION SHOT. It can be of anything or anyone!

Bring your photo along to Miss Simpson’s room on Tuesday 21st at 1:20pm. New students are more than welcome!

Balerno goes to the cinema: Balerno Village Screen is hosting a free screening of 80’s classic ‘The Breakfast Club’ for S4/5/6. Tickets are free (though we’d like to take donations for Jak’s Den at the door) but limited. A group of pupils will be coming around PSP classes over the next few weeks if you’d like to get one. The film is on Friday 24th February, St Joseph’s Hall, 7.30-9.30pm.