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NOTICES FOR PUPILS

Thursday 30 June 2016

Sports Photos: A selection of sports photos are now in the school office, please collect as soon as possible. Thank you.
School Office

 
3G Pitch: Over the summer holidays the 3G pitch will be available at certain times for “Free play”. Outwith these times access is not permitted and anyone found breaking into the facility will be reported to the police. Details of the 3G summer availability is available at www.SWCATS.uk.
Community Office

 
A Thank You from Anna Dundas:

  • Several people have asked for my charity bucket to visit a class near you during today’s Big Breakfast. Please take this opportunity to get rid of your small change (or more!) in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Support. Thank you for all your donations so far, you have exceeded my expectations.
  1. An enormous thank you to all of those who helped me on Monday whilst my head was shaved.
    • Balerno High School for giving me permission.
    • Susan Robertson from Tony Harper’s Hair Salon in Balerno.
    • Caitlin, Morgan, Bradley, Kiara for bucket duty.
    • Nate, Matthew and Alistair for playing the guitar.
    • Mr Sinclair, Mr Mann and Mr Hendry for their expertise.
    • Volunteer who shaved.

Once again a huge thank you to each and every one of you.
A Dundas

 

SQA Results

Pupils will receive their SQA results on Tuesday 8th August, should you have any queries or issues you wish to discuss regarding these please email us on curriculum@balernochs.edin.sch.uk with all the details and a member of our Senior Leadership Team will get back to you.

 

Bulletin – Tuesday 20th June

S3 Football team – Any boys in S3 wanting to play in the school football team next season, there will be a trial game on the astro straight after school on Thurday 22nd June. You can also note your interest in a sign-up sheet on P.E. Any questions please see Mr Russell.

Calculator Recycling – Could any pupil who has finished their studies in Maths and doesn’t wish to keep their scientific calculator please bring it along to the Maths Department. We will buy it from you for £2. It can be any model as long as it is scientific and still works! It is a great way to reduce waste and provides a cheaper calculator option for those in need of a calculator.

S6 – Please can all S6 go to the Drama Studio at period 5 today.

Bulletin – Friday 16th June

Water Sports Trip 2017/18 – Essential meeting today at break for all pupils intending on going on this trip. Please meet in PE Games Hall at breaktime

Calculator Recycling – Could any pupil who has finished their studies in Maths and doesn’t wish to keep their scientific calculator please bring it along to the Maths Department. We will buy it from you for £2. It can be any model as long as it is scientific and still works! It is a great way to reduce waste and provides a cheaper calculator option for those in need of a calculator.

UCAS- if you are wanting to study Medicine, Dentistry or Biomedical Sciences please pop in and see your guidance teacher THIS WEEK!

Message for Class 2.5, HFT, Friday 16 June
I will be out of school on Friday 16 June, so please bring your extra ingredients on Friday 23 June instead. Thank you.

Debating Matters S1-S3 -Interested in current events? Want to have your opinions heard? Like a good argument? Or simply want to do something different with your lunch break…. then come along to F33 every Monday lunch time! There will be high stake prizes available for the best debaters

Changes to Cashless Catering

Dear Parent/Carer

Implementation of PIN numbers to pay for school meals – June 2017

We are changing the way pupils pay for school meals by replacing their Young Scot card with a personalised PIN number, unique to them. We are doing this to help reduce the queues at break and lunch time and make it easier to pay for food and drink within the school – benefiting them by making it simpler and quicker to make a purchase.

In addition, the upgrade will also allow pupils to top up using new £1 coins and notes at the revaluation points.

As from Monday 19 June 2017, pupils will no longer need to present their Young Scot card to pay for food or drink within the school or top-up their account. Instead they will enter a unique PIN number at the till-point which will be connected to their lunch money account.

Their new six-digit PIN number will be issued to them during classes before break on Monday 19th June 2017.

It is extremely important that your child keeps this number safe and does not share it with anyone. It is their responsibility to keep their own PIN safe as it links to their school lunch money account – if they share or misuse their new PIN number, any money on their account cannot be replaced.

This system will continue to allow pupils to bring cash into school to credit their lunch money account but we intend to phase out the use of cash for the purchase of school lunches from August (once the new Parent Pay system is introduced).

Yours faithfully

Neil McCallum, Headteacher