Bulletin – Wednesday 11th May

Focus of the week – Inclusion: Our commitment to the school values is shown by wearing the correct uniform so we feel part of the Balerno community.

S1 Cockburn Epic Day – Bonaly Outdoor Centre:

All Cockburn S1 pupil are going to Bonaly on Monday 16th May.

You should go to tutor on Monday morning and then meet you group in the concourse at the start of period 1.

Tutors will let you know which group you are in on Monday morning.

Top tips from Bavelaw pupils who went this week:

  • Bring a refillable water bottle
  • Bring a rucksack for your stuff
  • Bring a waterproof jacket (and trousers if you have your own)
  • A packed lunch and plenty of snacks to last the day
  • Change of joggers in case you get wet
  • Layers e.g. fleece, jumper in case it gets cold
  • Pairs of spare socks in case your feet get week
  • Trainers you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Any inhalers or medicines you normally carry yourself

Check the S1 Assembly Team for all information

LRC – closure: Due to the SQA examinations the LRC is closed for the month of May.

This is during class periods, breaks and lunch.

Eco Project: Todays class for litter picking is 2M1 French with L McMichael.

HFT Kitchen Garden Club: HFT are creating a kitchen garden to grow and cook vegetables and herbs – and some fruit too. If you would like to be involved, then please come along to G35 on Wednesday (today) breaktime. We look forward to seeing you then. 

Young Writers competition: Congratulations to Hamish Grant 1M2, Lexi Henderson 1M2, Morven Cooper 1B1, and Lucas McLaren Hankin 2M1 on their entries for the Young Writers competition being selected for publication. There were over 10,000 entries from all over the country, so this is an amazing effort, well done! Please see Ms Brown in F32 for information if you have not already done so.

Project Dandelion – Wednesday lunchtime: All welcome to come to GFB to give us a hand planting potatoes – and see developments in the hydroponic cube, where seeds are sprouting without soil!!


Craft Club: This is instead of meeting in F29, until the end of May.

3G Thursday 12th May: The 3G will be closed from lunchtime onwards for essential maintenance work.

Ceilidh Band:  Will be on Thursday, 12 May in Miss Brownhill’s room at lunchtime.  All new members welcome.

Current S3- Duke of Edinburgh Award: Applications are now open for the Duke of Edinburgh Award for any current S3 who would like to take part. Please drop by F45 to collect an application form or have a look at assignments on the Information Teams page. All applications must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday 13/5/22. Any questions, let Miss Templeton know. 

Scottish Schools Secondary Track & Field Athletics Championships:  This event takes place on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June at Grangemouth Stadium.  If you would like to enter please see Mr Russell (Active Schools) in PE base for an entry pack.  Please note there are strict qualifying standards for this event, and you will need to meet the standards to be able to enter.  Closing date for entries is Friday 13th May.