Eco Project – Todays class for litter picking is 5B2

S2 SKI TRIP JANAURY 2019 – All S2 pupils going on the January 2019 ski trip must attend a final meeting in Mr Cheyne’s room (G11) on Tuesday 18th December at 1.30pm.  Everybody MUST attend.

BOYD ANDERSON SKI RACE – Congratulations to the Balerno Ski Team who gained 3rd place in the Boyd Anderson Ski Race which was held at Hillend on Wednesday 12th December.  Very well done to the team, Peter Gillies(S1), Iona Ballantyne(S1), Ross Gillies(S3) and Bevin Fleming(S3) on gaining their bronze medals following a fantastic result.

National 5 & Higher Art & Design Practical Support – Tuesday after school – 3:30pm – 4:45pm (starting after Christmas) & ALL lunchtimes, Miss Simpson’s room, 12 weeks until hand in!


Modern Languages Department – We are running a little language quiz open to all pupils during Advent.

Each day of Advent there is a different language used to wish you greetings for the festive season on Coffee Break Languages. You can access these via Youtube or via the Modern Language Twitter feed.

Balerno HS Languages@BalernoModLang

All you have to do is tune in every day to find out the language being used that day. There will be a prize for the best entries in each year group. How many will you get right? Greetings will also be displayed on the notice board in the concourse.  Closing date is Friday 21st December, last day of term or first day back of the new term if you are really keen to get all 24. J

Apprenticeships and Jobs – Lots of new apprenticeship and job opportunities out his week. Please see the board outside Guidance or speak to Mr Ferguson.

Christmas Carol Concert – The Christmas Carol Concert will take place on Monday 17th December at 7pm in the concourse.  Tickets will go on sale  Monday 10th December until Friday 14th December from the downstairs reception.  Tickets are priced £5.00.  No tickets can be purchased on the evening of the concert.


Pupils Christmas Dinner – Tuesday 18 December – Buy your Christmas Lunch ticket now at the canteen for £3.00 inc your choice of drink.

‘We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup’

This Christmas, the Cockburn house elves are selling our festive candy canes. We will be selling them on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes in the reception rea. They will cost 50p each but if you’re feeling especially merry you can grab 3 for £1. We will be continuing throughout December, so get yourself down to reception and spread the Christmas cheer by lighting up your special someone’s day with a candy cane!