Eco Project – Todays class for litter picking is 2.6 with F Duncan

Festive Jumpers – On Friday 21st December, bring in £1 to wear a festive jumper with your school uniform. All money will go to the school charity and will be collected by members of the Bavelaw house team.

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.  We are on day 18 now. Which ones wish Happy New Year instead? Spot prizes for getting those right. 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.

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!


‘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!

S6 – In S6 and looking for advice or help with your personal statement for university? Come to the careers drop in, Tuesday lunchtimes in the LRC