Eco Project – Todays class for litter picking is 3B1 with Mr May.

S4/5/6 Assessments:  S4/5/6 pupils will be sitting exams in the Games Hall and in various rooms on the first floor this week.

Please show your respect by moving around the school quietly. Many thanks.

Reverse Advent Basics Bank

House Teams are organising the collection of non-perishable donations for the Edinburgh City Mission’s Reverse Advent Basics Bank this Christmas.

We will start collecting donations as from Monday 25th November, drop off any items at reception at the start of the school day and donations can also be made on the evening of the Christmas Concert.

Yes please: Sorry, but no thanks:
Tinned meat, fish and vegDried pasta, rice, cerealTea, coffee, sugar, biscuitsFruit juice, diluting juiceJam, crisps, sweetsFestive goodiesDeodorant, toilet rolls, shampoo, toothbrush   Home-made itemsOpened or out-of-date itemsPerishable itemsAlcoholMedicinesSecond-hand items

To S1 Pupils: Ski Trip January 2021: There will be an important  meeting for all 34 pupils going on the January 2021 Ski Trip. The meeting will be in Mr Cheyne’s room (G11) on Thursday at the start of morning break, 11.10am. It is important that everyone attends.

Challenge Week Choices (S1 to S5): Choice emails have now been sent to parents and guardians as of Monday 25th November.

Please ensure that you return both of these emails as per the instructions asap as places will fill up quickly.

Discuss what you plan to do with your friends and make your bookings on a 1st come, 1st served basis.

Don’t leave it ’til lastminute.com !

Any questions? Please come and see me in F47.

 “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.

Dental Mouthguards: A local dentist will be coming into school on Wednesday 27th Nov to fit mouth guards. The cost will be £25 which is great value for the quality of dental mouth guards. If you would like one, please add your name to the sign up sheet in the PE base by Friday 22nd .

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.

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.

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