Immunisation Info

HPV – Immunisation

The Community Vaccination Team will be in school on 23rd March 2020 to administer the HPV vaccination to all S1 girls and boys and the second phase vaccination to S2 girls only.

All S1 pupils have received a consent form today. Please can this be completed and returned to the school office no later than Friday 28th February.

S2 girls already completed consent forms last year.

HPV Vaccinations

HPV Vaccination – S1 & S2

The NHS Vaccination Team will be in school on Wednesday 4th April to administer the HPV vaccination. Please can you ensure your daughter is wearing either a short sleeved school shirt or a t-shirt under their school shirt to enable the vaccination team to access their arm easily.

 

 

 

Raising Teens with Confidence

There are places available for parents/guardians of pupils in S1/S2 for the above course starting 21st February 2017 for 6 weeks.

Please email vaila.wright@balernochs.edin.sch.uk for more information or to reserve a place.

Update: Project Wonderland-Thursday 8 December

Please note that pupils taking part in the above event should return to school by 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start in the school concourse.

There will be a classroom made available should your child require to remain in school from 3.30pm however please make ensure they have a snack and a drink. The performance should be finished by approximately 7.30pm and it is the parent’s responsibility to get their child home.

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Project Wonderland

S2 invites you to Project Wonderland on Thursday 8 December at 6.30pm in the school concourse where they will give a creative response to the Royal Lyceum’s Alice in Wonderland. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Supporting your Child in the BGE

Thank you to all the S1 and S2 parents, speakers and school staff who attended this event.  We enjoyed getting to know you better and hope you enjoyed getting to know more about the support team in the school and beyond. Thank you also to the PTA who kept us in caffeine on a fairly dreich evening!  I would like to offer particular thanks to Ryan Gilroy…as he said himself afterwards, he spoke from the heart and his honesty and passion were very well received.  We are incredibly proud of him.

If you have any feedback on the evening that you would like to share with us it would be gratefully received.  Please contact us through admin@balernochs.edin.sch.uk and title your email ‘BGE Feedback.’

If you are interested in participating in a Raising Teens with Confidence course we would be delighted to hear from you.  We plan to run the first course in the October to Christmas term, dates to be confirmed, but it will be in the evening.  Again, please contact us at the admin email above using the title ‘RTWC.’

Fran and Anna provided their email addresses last night.  If you have any questions regarding the ASL provision here is a reminder of their details:

Anna.gray@ea.edin.sch.uk

Fran.platt@ea.edin.sch.uk

Once again, thank you for engaging with us.

Lisa Coffey, Depute Headteacher

 

Inaugural S2 School Spelling Bee

A massive well done to all pupils who participated in our inaugural S2 School Spelling Bee.

Our finalists were:

Ryan Barnett
Cara Ciulla
Sydney Curran
Zara Dalton
Melony Filson
Kate Gibbons
Callum Gourlay
Louis Hartl-Hazette
Martiya Jamiolahmady
Ben McGill
Ella Spittle
Max Van Ee
Ceinlys Williams

After a hard-fought battle during 7 rounds – which included some very tricky words – our overall winner was Ceinlys Williams.  Great stuff, Ceinlys!

Well done also to our Advanced Higher English pupils who organised the event and used the lighting to excellent effect to create a great atmosphere in the Drama Studio.

Thank you to all English teachers for their hard work in making the event possible.

Michelle May

Curriculum Leader English, Media and Drama

Kirknewton Bus Pass Applications

13 April 2016

Dear Parent / Guardian

IMPORTANT – Changes to School Transport Application Process 2016

I write to inform you that there will be changes to the application process for school transport for next session.

Last year, pupils were advised that applications were only required in transition years (P1, S1, S5, S6) and all other pupils were to keep current passes and use them for the following session. This year there will not be a roll-over process and therefore ALL pupils requiring transport should submit an application; this will include pupils that travel in taxis and minibuses as well as school buses.

It is important that pupils/parents are aware of this requirement and submit an application so that they receive new passes and transport information which will differ from previous years. Bus companies will be made aware of the new pass layout so pupils should be aware that previous cards will not be accepted.

In order to improve the application process we have created a new online feature which allows pupils and parents to complete and submit transport applications from the council website making it much easier and quicker to apply for transport. The form can be found at the following web address: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/10045/Free-School-Transport-Application-Form and will be submitted to School Transport direct.

The deadline for application forms to be submitted will be Friday 6th May. This date is earlier than previous years however, in order to ensure service delivery, the deadline must be brought forward. This will mean that, for pupils moving into secondary, P7 visits cannot be used to circulate transport application information as parents will require the necessary information ASAP. Can I please ask that a group call is sent to parents informing them of the new application requirements and emphasising the importance of ensuring applications are submitted prior to the deadline. I have included a proposed group call text at the bottom of this letter.

Should you have any problems or queries please do not hesitate to contact this office on 01506 282322.

Kind regards

Nicola Gill

West Lothian Transport