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40 Glorious Years

Newbattle's 40th Anniversary: 1969-2009

Newbattle High School was opened in 1969, and celebrated its 40th anniversary throughout 2009.

The focal point of these celebrations was a programme of events in June 2009. For those who couldn't make it to these events, we have put photographic records online:

Former Pupils - visit our former pupil site to find out what our former pupils are doing now. If you are a former pupil, download our questionnaire to tell us what you are doing now!

Celebrating 40 Years Concert (10th June 2009). This concert celebrated music from the 40 years that Newbattle has been open - view the photo gallery

1000×1000 Exhibition (17th-19th June 2009). This exhibition celebrated the work of current pupils by exhibiting the best work from every single current student - view the photo gallery of exhibits and live performances, or go to the main 1000×1000 page.

Memorabilia Exhibition (17th-19th June 2009). This exhibition contained photographs and artefacts from the 40 years of Newbattle,vincluding class photographs, old registers, uniform, trophies and more. If you missed it, you can still view the photo gallery of the exhibits online!

Former Pupil and Staff Reception (18th June 2009). This event invited former pupils and staff back to see the school today, as well as to view the memorabilia exhibition and the 1000×1000 exhibition. Find out what our Former Pupils are up to now.

(left to right) Lorraine Cormack, David Hogg, Janis HoggGrand Celebration Concert (26th June 2009). organised by the community to celebrate the retirement of four long-serving members of staff (pictured, right) (David and Janis Hogg (Modern Languages); Lorraine Cormack (Music); Kenny Oliver (Technical)) [not pictured], this spectacular concert was the culmination of our 40th anniversary celebrations. It featured current and former pupils and staff performing a range of musical pieces, including current West End star (and former pupil) Ashleigh Gray, who performed songs from the musical Wicked, in which she currently has the lead role; and Scottish tenor Iain Paton.