Congratulations to January’s Sports Personality of the Months Jamie Alexander, who was 3rd in the Scottish men’s gymnastics competition and 40th overall in Great Britain.
Dear Parent / Pupil (S1-6)
We would like to invite you to this year’s Careers Convention at Balerno High School which we are running in conjunction with Currie High School.
The event will take place on Tuesday 31 January 2017 in the concourse of Balerno High School from 6.00 – 8.00pm.
The convention is part of the comprehensive careers programme of help and support offered in school. The aim of the evening is to provide guidance and information about the range of opportunities in the world of work, in training and in Further and Higher Education. There will be a wide range of representatives present who will give advice and guidance in their field of expertise. Representatives from a number of colleges and universities will also be present to give details of courses available.
We extend a warm welcome to you and hope you will join us for this event.
N McCallum, Headteacher
Calling all budding S1 Photographers: If you are interested in photography and would like to compete with other like-minded people in your year, please come along to Miss Simpsons room next Tuesday (20th December) at lunch time to find out more.
S1&2: Sumdog Competition: A reminder to all S1 and S2 pupils that the Sumdog maths competition is running this week. Last day for Questions is Thursday, so get online and have go! There are prizes. Answer as many questions as possible, but remember to answer carefully!!!! Most importantly – have fun!
Rugby Training: Last training session before holiday will be this Thursday (15th December). We will have a number of games after Christmas so it would be great to get as many players along as possible – especially S1s but also U16s
Christmas Carol Concert: The concert will take place on Monday 19th December at 7pm in the concourse. Tickets are now on sale from the school office at £5 each.
Candy Canes: It is that time of year again! Cockburn Candy Canes are back! We will be selling them every break at the team Jak fundraising reception until the Christmas holiday. The candy canes will cost 50p or 3 for £1 and will be delivered every PSP lesson. All proceeds made will be donated to Jaks Den. Merry Christmas.
Chemistry Study Support: Wednesday and Thursday this week.
Higher Chemists – Excess Calculations on Thursday.
Dear Parent / Carer
As we fast approach the end of term, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you some of the key events happening this month.
Thursday 8th – S2 Winter Wonderland Project – for S2 Parents 18.30
Thursday 15th – Pupil Christmas Lunch – 2 Courses and a drink for £2.50 -pupils should see the Riverside staff for a ticket.
Monday 19th – Christmas concert – 19.00 – tickets are available from the school office for £5.
Thursday 22nd – The end of term 12.00
Wishing everyone in the Balerno Community High school community a restful and enjoyable festive season.
Collect free donations for Balerno High School PTA every time you do online shopping through
1. Sign in to Easy Fundraising and choose Balerno High School PTA as your cause.
2. Search for retailer on the Easy fundraising web-site .
3. Buy Christmas presents, book holidays, buy insurances etc . as normal and
4. BHS PTA will automatically receive a donation at no extra cost to you.
Download the Easy Fundraising reminder and never miss a donation when you shop online.
Tickets will be on sale from Monday 5th December, price £5.00 available from the school office.
Raffle and refreshments will be provided by our PTA