Lots of local families buy their Christmas trees from Merryhatton Garden Centre every year. This year, to support school fundraising efforts, for each family who purchases a real tree from Merryhatton, we will donate £2 to participating schools. Simply fill in your details, along with the name of the school, on the flyer and hand it into Merryhatton when you buy your tree.
Flyers are available from the School Office and shops in and around North Berwick as well as at Merryhatton Garden Centre.
A small favour which can make a big impact – The Tuck Shop have requested that, while they totally understand many parents existing commitments prevent them from doing a Saturday morning duty, they would really appreciate you buying an extra packet of biscuits, chocolate rolls (which the players really love!), diluting juice or the like, when doing your weekly shop, to hand in when your child is playing at home.
This really helps us keep our costs down and helps us return the excellent hospitality we receive at many of our away games.
The PTA are also looking for donations for the raffle for the Christmas Concerts next week and other fundraising events. These can be handed in to the Office by your child or to the Tuck Shop volunteers any Saturday.
The U16 rugby team face Fettes College, on Saturday 7 December, in the semi-final of the Brewin Dolphin U16 Shield . The game kicks-off at 1030 at North Berwick High School.
All support is most welcome!
Lots of bargains were snapped up at our successful Swap shop which has raised over £130 for the PTA so far.
The hall twinkled with fairy lights, racks of dresses filled the floor and guests all enjoyed some free shopping! In between successful swaps people indulged in delightful sweet treats and ‘sparkle’. Channing Tatum stood in the corner soaking up the camera attention.
Tickets were purchased for the two raffles, with many lucky winners of the generously donated prizes. One raffle will be ongoing, so keep your eyes open for the chance to win a beautiful sterling silver necklace kindly donated by Daynan Designs. Continue reading
The Salon are delighted to announce that the latest Stylist of the Month honour has been awarded jointly to two S4 pupils.
Emily Cook has been given the award for her exceptional effort and improvement in the Salon. Emily shows a real interest and flair in the work that she is doing and is a keen learner of new techniques and product knowledge.
Ben Dunbar has been given the award for his positive attitude towards working in the salon. Ben is always highly motivated to learn new skills, create professional styles and deliver a high quality service.
Both Students have made a marked improvement over the past three months and are certainly very deserving of the awards they have received.
Upon entering the theatre, we were impressed by the atmosphere of the auditorium, a small cosy environment we had all to ourselves. The anticipation mounted as the programs, particularly the photographs, were analysed by the class.
As the lights dimmed and the cast appeared on the stage we knew we were in for a treat. We were impressed, and a little surprised, by the actors’ confidence and talent as they played their violins in the opening scene. The mournful tones of the violins added to the tragic theme of the play, although they were rather overused at times.
During the interval we stretched our legs but were filled with a desire to get back in – our thirst for the second half needed to be quenched. The rest of the play did not disappoint, and the actors had lost none of the energy displayed in the first half. As the play came to a climax we were able to reflect on the great performances of the actors. We were especially impressed by Gary Stoner who played the eponymous hero: Othello’s pain and despair were portrayed in a convincing and moving manner.
Liam Mackle felt, “It opened my eyes to the world of live theatre.”
A justified opinion considering the play we had just been privileged to witness; thus concluding our viewing of Othello and the tempestuous journey from acclaim and intrigue to jealousy and vengeance.
As part of the International Film Festival, the Higher and Intermediate 2 French class attended a private screening of the film Comme un Lion (Little Lion) on Wednesday 20th November. We felt very privileged and grateful to The Edinburgh Filmhouse who were so helpful and made our cinematic experience feel like a film premier! Comme un Lion is the story of Mitri who is fifteen years old and lives in a Senegalese village. He is a talented footballer and dreams of Barça and Chelsea. When a Football Scout picks him out, Mitri believes his chance has come to become the next Drogba! However, to be seen by the great European Football Clubs, he has to come up with a lot of money to fund his dream. His irrepressible granny goes to great lengths to support her grandson and even borrows money from her village. Will Mitri make it in the competitive world of football? Even if football isn’t your thing, Comme un Lion is a heart-warming story which oozes strength and determination. We also promise a lot of laughter along the way! The Edinburgh Filmhouse is in town on Lothian Road and shows a variety of films of different genres from around the world, why not give something new a try?!
Historic Scotland apprenticeships have been posted on the careers blog and can be viewed here
Note the closing date 6/12/2013.
On 8th November, North Berwick High School and Dunbar Grammar School again teamed up to embark on our annual German-Scottish work placement exchange programme.
After a marvellous 2 days of sight-seeing and language immersion in Berlin, we headed to Forst, the seat of the Spree-Neisse regional council. There, our pupils were hosted by employees from various council departments and private industry. Work placements ranged from posts in the Food Hygiene Department, to Emergency Services, to Travel Agencies and even student teacher posts in two local primary schools. Continue reading
I have posted several vacancies and some college updates at edubuzz.org/careers along with January 2014 courses at Edinburgh College here