Eco Project – Todays class for litter picking is 3C1 with Mr Ferguson.

School Photograph – S1, S3 & S5 – The school photographer will be in school today.  Please ensure that full school uniform is worn, a white shirt, school tie and blazer. 

To All S1 Pupils: Ski Trip January 2021: Wednesday 20th November at 3.30pm is the deadline if you would like to get your name down for a ski trip to France or Italy in January 2021. Don’t miss out on this fantastic trip. Speak to Mr Cheyne (G11) if you require further information.

S2 Ski Trip January 2020: All S2 pupils going on the January 2020 ski trip must attend a meeting in Mr Cheyne’s room (G11) on Thursday 21st November at 1.30pm.

It is important that everyone attends. We are going to be discussing rooming arrangements.

Hockey Super Series: On Friday 29th Nov the hockey club are taking a trip to Glasgow Green to watch the best hockey in Scotland. We will be leaving at 3:30pm and returning around 10:30pm. All pupils are welcome to come along, it will be first come first served. For any pupils wanting to attend, there is a sign up sheet in the PE base. The cost will be £3.

S5/S6 Pupils: The Sutton Trust have opened applications for USA Study for 2020. Any S5 or S6 students who would like the opportunity to apply to study at one of the USA’s top universities then please see Mr Jack in F44. Application deadline is 19th January 2020.

Book Week Scotland 18 – 24 November: This week is Book Week, which means there will lots of challenges and activities across the school, celebrating books, reading, and the pleasure they bring.

DEAR (Drop Everything And Read)

  • All S1-S3 pupils should bring in personal reading books every day next week, and be prepared to drop whatever you’re doing and read something you genuinely enjoy.

Book Cover Door Challenge

  • As part of our celebration of our love of reading, and the chance to win huge prizes, your KAT class can decorate your teacher’s classroom door with a book cover of your choice – the more extravagant and imaginative, the better.
  • The winning class will get a trip to the cinema, and the winning teacher will have an afternoon off for Christmas shopping. 

Make sure you get involved!

Top Reader Competition: Mrs Timoney will run a ‘Top Reader’ competition and the person who borrows and reads the most in the month between launch of Book Week Scotland and 18th December will win a prize.

Palm Oil Free Bake Sale – Tuesday Break: The Zoology Club are holding a bake sale today (19 November) in the Concourse. It is to help raise awareness of the issue of palm oil in everyday products. All proceeds will go towards the Orangutan Foundation – a charity focussed on raising awareness about the farming practices around palm oil.

Look out for more Palm Oil Awareness Events next week!

Palm Oil Awareness Week: This week the Zoology Club are raising awareness about the issue of Palm Oil. Palm oil is found in many food and cosmetic products.   In order to produce palm oil, rainforests are being destroyed all over the world, putting animals, plants and indigenous communities at great risk.

Around the school you will see posters about palm oil. During Friday’s Tutor time there will be a Palm Oil awareness quiz which will contribute to House Points. Make sure you check out the posters to increase your chances of gaining points!

Ask your tutor teacher to show you Iceland’s banned 2018 Christmas Advert “Rang-tan: the story of dirty palm oil” YouTube clip before Friday (its 1.5 mins long!) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdpspllWI2o

3G Pitch: Please note that the 3G pitch will be out of action to Balerno High pupils all day on Wednesday 20th November due to external events.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

 “Applying to University”: Unsure what to study?  Come along to the drop in careers clinic today at  lunchtime in the PSE classroom next to the LRC.

S1 – S6 Edinburgh Schools Badminton Championships: If you are interested to participate in this year’s Edinburgh Schools Badminton Championships please could you attend a meeting at the following time:

Wednesday, 20th November at the beginning of breaktime in the Sports Hall.

New Developing the Young Workforce Twitter Page: Balerno has a new Twitter page dedicated to job opportunities, volunteering, modern apprenticeships, college courses and uni advice.

Please follow https://twitter.com/BalernoDYW ffffffff