Bulletin – 25th May

Focus of the week – Excellence: Our commitment to the school values is shown by having all our school equipment and kit with us.

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 1B2 Social with W Loy.

Duke of Edinburgh 2022-23 MEETING TODAY: There will be a meeting for all S3s who put in an application form for Duke of Edinburgh for this year TODAY (Wednesday 25th) Period 7 in F10. Please come straight to F10 at the start of P7 and we will register you there. 

House Athletics Championships 2022

  • Heats for sprints and 800m will take place on Friday 27th May at the following times:

S2s – 8.50 – 9.50am

S3s – 10 – 11am

S1s – 11.30am – 12.30pm

  • These races will be open to all pupils – everyone who competes will earn points for their house and the faster your time the more points you could earn!
  • S1s, S2s and S3s will have heats for the 80m and 800m
  • The 8 fastest times will qualify for the sprint final on our whole school House Championships Finals Day during the last week of term and the 12 fastest 800m times will qualify for the final on Finals Day
  • Throwing events will take place during PE lessons
  • The whole school will be off timetable one day (date to be confirmed) during the last week of term for the finals of the sprints and 800ms in the morning. There will also be other events, competitions and activities taking place on the morning of the Finals Day. Interhouse tug of war and relays will be run in the afternoon of Finals Day.
  • Any questions please speak to the PE department

Bulletin – 24th May

Focus of the week – Excellence: Our commitment to the school values is shown by having all our school equipment and kit with us.

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 1.8 CDT with C Kirk.

Duke of Edinburgh 2022-23: There will be a meeting for all S3s who put in an application form for Duke of Edinburgh for this year on Wednesday (25/6) Period 7 in F10.  Please come straight to F10 at the start of P7 and we will register you there. 

House Athletics Championships 2022

  • Heats for sprints and 800m will take place on Friday 27th May at the following times:

S2s – 8.50 – 9.50am

S3s – 10 – 11am

S1s – 11.30am – 12.30pm

  • These races will be open to all pupils – everyone who competes will earn points for their house and the faster your time the more points you could earn!
  • S1s, S2s and S3s will have heats for the 80m and 800m
  • The 8 fastest times will qualify for the sprint final on our whole school House Championships Finals Day during the last week of term and the 12 fastest 800m times will qualify for the final on Finals Day
  • Throwing events will take place during PE lessons
  • The whole school will be off timetable one day (date to be confirmed) during the last week of term for the finals of the sprints and 800ms in the morning. There will also be other events, competitions and activities taking place on the morning of the Finals Day. Interhouse tug of war and relays will be run in the afternoon of Finals Day.
  • Any questions please speak to the PE department

Bulletin – 23 May

Focus of the week – Excellence: Our commitment to the school values is shown by having all our school equipment and kit with us.

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 1C2 PSE with J Thompson.

Rights Respecting Schools Group: Meetinglunchtime today (Monday 23rd ) in F45 starting at 1.10pm. New members always welcome! If you can’t make a Monday, speak to Miss Templeton or Mr Russell to find out how else you can get involved. 

House Athletics Championships 2022

  • Heats for sprints and 800m will take place on Friday 27th May at the following times:

S2s – 8.50 – 9.50am

S3s – 10 – 11am

S1s – 11.30am – 12.30pm

  • These races will be open to all pupils – everyone who competes will earn points for their house and the faster your time the more points you could earn!
  • S1s, S2s and S3s will have heats for the 80m and 800m
  • The 8 fastest times will qualify for the sprint final on our whole school House Championships Finals Day during the last week of term and the 12 fastest 800m times will qualify for the final on Finals Day
  • Throwing events will take place during PE lessons
  • The whole school will be off timetable one day (date to be confirmed) during the last week of term for the finals of the sprints and 800ms in the morning. There will also be other events, competitions and activities taking place on the morning of the Finals Day. Interhouse tug of war and relays will be run in the afternoon of Finals Day.
  • Any questions please speak to the PE department

Bulletin – 19th May

Focus of the week – Our commitment to the school values is shown by being to class on time.

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 1B2 PSE with R Charters.

Ceilidh Band: Will be on today in Miss Brownhill’s room.  If there’s anyone who plays the bass guitar or drums, please come along!

House Athletics Championships 2022

  • Heats for sprints and 800m will take place on Friday 27th May at the following times:

S2s – 8.50 – 9.50am

S3s – 10 – 11am

S1s – 11.30am – 12.30pm

  • These races will be open to all pupils – everyone who competes will earn points for their house and the faster your time the more points you could earn!
  • S1s, S2s and S3s will have heats for the 80m and 800m
  • The 8 fastest times will qualify for the sprint final on our whole school House Championships Finals Day during the last week of term and the 12 fastest 800m times will qualify for the final on Finals Day
  • Throwing events will take place during PE lessons
  • The whole school will be off timetable one day (date to be confirmed) during the last week of term for the finals of the sprints and 800ms in the morning. There will also be other events, competitions and activities taking place on the morning of the Finals Day. Interhouse tug of war and relays will be run in the afternoon of Finals Day.
  • Any questions please speak to the PE department

Bulletin – 18th May

Focus of the week – Our commitment to the school values is shown by being to class on time.

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 1M2 PSE with V Wright.

Ceilidh Band: Will be on Thursday 19th May in Miss Brownhill’s room.  If there’s anyone who plays the bass guitar or drums, please come along!

Project dandelion: We are continuing our potato growing extravaganza at lunchtime today in the GFB. Please come along to plant some tatties! All welcome, including new members. If you came last week come along to check if your potatoes need any water and if there is any new growth! Please ask Mr Beaven, Mrs Williamson or Miss Beattie for more info.

House Athletics Championships 2022

  • Heats for sprints and 800m will take place on Friday 27th May at the following times:

S2s – 8.50 – 9.50am

S3s – 10 – 11am

S1s – 11.30am – 12.30pm

  • These races will be open to all pupils – everyone who competes will earn points for their house and the faster your time the more points you could earn!
  • S1s, S2s and S3s will have heats for the 80m and 800m
  • The 8 fastest times will qualify for the sprint final on our whole school House Championships Finals Day during the last week of term and the 12 fastest 800m times will qualify for the final on Finals Day
  • Throwing events will take place during PE lessons
  • The whole school will be off timetable one day (date to be confirmed) during the last week of term for the finals of the sprints and 800ms in the morning. There will also be other events, competitions and activities taking place on the morning of the Finals Day. Interhouse tug of war and relays will be run in the afternoon of Finals Day.
  • Any questions please speak to the PE department

Bulletin Tuesday 17th May

Focus of the week – Our commitment to the school values is shown by being to class on time.

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 1.6 Computing with A Laing.

House Athletics Championships 2022

  • Heats for sprints and 800m will take place on Friday 27th May at the following times:

S2s – 8.50 – 9.50am

S3s – 10 – 11am

S1s – 11.30am – 12.30pm

  • These races will be open to all pupils – everyone who competes will earn points for their house and the faster your time the more points you could earn!
  • S1s and S2s will have heats for the 80m and 800m. S3s will have heats for the 100m and 800m
  • The 8 fastest times will qualify for the sprint final on our whole school House Championships Finals Day during the last week of term and the 12 fastest 800m times will qualify for the final on Finals Day
  • Throwing events will take place during PE lessons
  • The whole school will be off timetable one day (date to be confirmed) during the last week of term for the finals of the sprints and 800ms in the morning. There will also be other events, competitions and activities taking place on the morning of the Finals Day. Interhouse tug of war and relays will be run in the afternoon of Finals Day.
  • Any questions please speak to the PE department

Bulletin – Monday 16th May

Focus of the week – Our commitment to the school values is shown by being to class on time.

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 2.7 Music with J Brownhill.

Rights Respecting Schools Groups: We have our first meeting back at lunchtimetoday (Monday 16th ) in F45. New members always welcome! If you can’t make a Monday, speak to Miss Templeton or Mr Russell to find out how else you can get involved. 

Bulletin – Thursday 12th 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 2B1 Social with C Hamilton.

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.

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.

Bulletin – Tuesday 10th 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.

S2/3 Homework Club – Tuesday after school: If you are attending the homework club in May please go to G03 and G04 (Business) at 3.30pm.

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 1.7 Science with T Beaven.

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 not be on today but 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. 

Theatre Trip: A reminder to all S3 pupils attending the theatre trip Tuesday afternoon please ensure they bring a packed lunch as we will be leaving before lunch time. Please meet in the concourse promptly at 12:15 as the coaches will be leaving at 12:30.

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.