Dance Club – As we progress towards the show can I please make you aware of the below meetings- full attendance is required.
Monday Break @ Guidance- Can all senior pupils who are currently running or would like to run a dance class come for a quick meeting.
Wednesday Break @ Small Gym- All pupils involved in dance (or who would like to be!) there will be a short meeting to discuss the plan in the run up to the show. Full attendance please.
Can I also remind you all of the importance of being at all rehearsals especially as we are now getting close to show week!

Bake Club Members – Bake Club will restart on Tuesday at 3.30. Please remember to bring your cake container. Look forward to see you there.

Try Boxing taster Session- Any S1 – S6 living in the Ratho area interested in attending a one off Try Boxing session on Monday 22nd January at Ratho Community Centre from 6 – 7pm should sign up at Ratho Library. This session will be led by Rab McEwen who is Head Coach at Clovenstone Boxing Club. It is hoped that if there is enough interest more sessions will be organised.

Prefects Meeting – There is a prefects meeting today (Monday) in F09 at 12.30pm. Attendance is essential

S2 Ski Trip January 2018 – All pupils going on the S2 Ski Trip must attend a meeting during lunchtime, in G11 at 1.20pm on Tuesday 16th January.
It is important that everyone attends.

Senior Prelims: Can all senior pupils please ensure they arrive to the Drama Studio/exam venue 10 minutes before their exam starts. The day before the each exam allocated seat numbers will be posted in the concourse/reception and outside the Drama Studio – you need to know this number before you enter the room. Please remember to bring pens/pencils and any other equipment required and as with final exams all mobile devices and smart watches must remain in your bag at the front to the room.
Any questions please see me asap.Good Luck!

Interested in a career in Finance/ Banking? – HSBC Bank is offering a number of apprenticeships, school leaver opportunites and work experience placements across the country. If any of this is of interest to you, please see Mr Ferguson in the Guidance Base.

Careers and Opportunities – A reminder to senior pupils to check the school website under ‘General Information – Careers and Opportunities’ for up to date information on work experience opportunities, apprenticeships and careers.

Very important, please read to all S5/6 students: Room change for any student with Assessment Arrangements only (not students in the main hall) sitting English prelim on Tuesday 16th: this exam will no longer be in F29 but in the LRC.
Any problems please see Mrs Kujawa in F41

Attention – TO ALL S6’s

Third Louise Duncan Bursary announced
Balerno Parish Church is seeking applications for the second award of the Louise Duncan Busary. This scheme was launched in 2016 to commemorate the life and work of former minister Reverend Louise Duncan, and offers a bursary of £500 to a young person, living in or near Balerno, to help them to meet the cost of travel outwith Scotland to take part in voluntary work for the benefit of disadvantaged communities. The inaugural award was made last year to Annabelle MacDonald, who spent two months teaching young children in Cambodia, between leaving Balerno High School and beginning her course at the Glasgow School of Art and last year the Bursary was awarded to Callum MacDonald and Rachel Hastie.
Applications are now open for the 2018 Bursary, with a deadline of February 23rd. More details of the conditions of the award and the application procedure are available from the Church website (, where an application form can be downloaded. Marion Milne, will be happy to answer any questions about the scheme – she can be contacted by email at