Information for parents and carers on Newbattle Community High School, and how to support your child's study at home
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Parents of S4/5/6 pupils: read the booklet explaining how to study and revise for each subject
Travelling home from school by Lothian Buses? Check when the bus is due in real-time using our Bustracker screen!
Parents Evening Dates
We have introduced a new online booking system for parents nights. Find out more on our parents evening page. This year's parents' evenings are due to be:
- S1: Wednesday 12th October 2016.
- S2: Tuesday 22nd November 2016.
- S3: Tuesday 24th January 2017.
- S5/6: Thursday 9th February 2017.
- S4: Monday 6th March 2017.
- S1: Wednesday 10th May 2017.
What courses can my child study?
External Links for Parents/Carers
Education Scotland is the national body supporting quality and improvement in Scottish education.
Its website includes a parentzone, which can help you find out more about some of the key areas you will hear of in the course of your child’s learning including Transition, Assessment, Qualifications and Broad General Education. To see what you can do to help your child have a look at “Supporting learning at home” and “Get involved”
You can find parentzone at
Anti Bullying Links
Respect Me is Scotland's anti-bullying service. They work with all adults involved in the lives of children and young people to give them the practical skills and confidence to deal with children who are bullied and those who bully others. Some of their publications are linked below:
We realise that parents/carers are keen to access information as their children are beginning to work on the new National 3/4/5 qualifications in S4. The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NFPS) has been working hard with the Scottish Government to make resources that parents will find useful.
Careers: My World of Work is Scotland’s careers information and advice web service, which helps you explore your work, skills and learning opportunities from school right through to retirement. Get the help you need for the career you want.
How can I help my child study at home?
- Some departments offer online study resources within school. These can be found on the departmental pages.
- External link - yourhomework.co.uk - expert advice to help with homework
- Correction codes: a poster showing the marking codes we use when marking work
Donations for Prizes (Tombolas, Raffles...)
The Friends of Newbattle will organise regular fundraising activities to raise money for the school. These events often includes raffles, tombolas and other events for which we need people to donate prizes. Here is a list of suggested items
- Packets of sweets
- Individual small (Haribos)
- Individual large
- Grab bags
- Individual (Freddo, Flakes)
- Boxes (Lindt, Thornton)
- Pouches (Capri Sun)
- Bottles (J2O, Coke)
- Individual small packets
- Large individual packets
- Multi packs
- Bottles of wine (though only for competitions where winners will be over 18)
- Kids toys
- Small polystyrene planes
- Soft toys
- Hula hoops
- Bat and ball sets
- Pocket money size toys
- Board games
- Dressing up
- Colouring books
- Pens and pencils
- Gifts for her
- Bath sets
- Individual soaps etc to make up small hampers
- Shower gels
- Hair accessories
- Gifts for him
- Aftershave sets
- Individual men's toiletries to make up small hampers
- Gifts and vouchers
- Golf days
- Afternoon tea
- Lunch for two
- Cinema tickets
- Spa treatments
- Vouchers (e.g. Amazon, itunes, M&S)
Our Newbattle Parent Council has set up a school account with an online organisation called The Giving Machine. This allows you to donate a percentage of the purchase price of your online purchases to the school. It does not cost you a single penny, and often is combined with special offers from the major retailers.
If you would like to support the school fund in this way please log onto www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk and enter your details and choose Newbattle Community High School as your preferred charity. It only takes a minute.