Balerno High School Dance Club – Annual Dance Show
As you know we are fast approaching the dance show and pupils are working extremely hard to finish pieces and tidy them up for the show. We will have our full dress rehearsal on Saturday 18th March from 11.00am- 3.00pm in the drama studio and performances on Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd March. Could I please ask you to note the following:
- Tickets will go on sale for the Wednesday and Thursday night from the school reception on Wednesday 8th March and will be priced at £5 for adults and £3 for under 18’s. Tuesday night will be a ‘practise night’ where we will run it as a final performance for a donation on the door.
- As there is no cost associated with the dance club and the only way we make funds is through the annual show, I would ask all pupils to contribute to the bake sale at the interval. All pupils whose tutor ends in a 1, e.g. 1M1, 2C1 etc bake for the Wednesday night and pupils whose tutor ends in a 2 e.g. 3B2, 1M2 bake for the Thursday night.
- Pupils should be there sharp on Saturday for an 11.00am start and should be in school on the show nights for 6.00pm.
- Please ensure your child has with them all costumes, a snack and plenty of water. All pupils will be required to wear their black dance t-shirt or a plain black top and black leggings / trackies for the finale.
I would appreciate any support parents can offer in terms of supervising pupils backstage, helping at the interval or general help back stage. Please let me know if you are able to help on any of the nights.
Thanks as ever for your support of the dance club, I look forward to seeing you during the show week.
Vaila Wright, Support for Pupils Leader / Dance Club Coordinator
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.