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A tremendous evening began with jumbo hot dogs followed by toffee apples and giant marshmallows dipped in chocolate. The children, all armed with glowsticks, were then sent out with the specific instruction to go gentle into that good night
Belhaven to be involved in raising money for Talking Book in response to a visit and talk by RNIB and ex-staff member Jackie Brown
We received the results of the Stowe Scholarship and I am delighted to say that our candidate was successful: that is one from one with another 23 potential scholars still to go; the next one is to Rugby in November.
Apparently, if you stroke a tarantula it makes you sneeze – this job never ceases to amaze me
The Autumn Term began in usual fashion: blazing sunshine; lots of happy smiling children; lots of even happier, smiling (relieved?) parents; a body of staff raring to go; home clothes; fun and games in the grounds and the mother of all barbecues….
The CE results were the best ever (58% A* and A) and we added three further awards: Top Boy to Rugby, Top Science to Radley and an honorary College Scholarship to Glenalmond - time to party!
The weather has been absolutely peachy; or at least it was until I decided to have my summer hair cut ... if you want someone to blame for the fact that Summer is no longer with us, I’m your man.
A bulging, busy School with children happily occupied both inside and outside the classroom. There couldn't be a better start to the summer term, despite hailstorms ...
If I were to choose a highlight it must have been walking out on a beautiful clear and sunny Tuesday afternoon for the Patrol Football and Netball matches. Daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops were out as were all the children, playing sport. Bliss.
The Spring term is a strange fish. In the fifteen years I have been teaching, it never fails to lull one into a false sense of security. We arrive back in early January thinking how lucky we are that it is a short term and Summer is just around the corner
Term has begun very happily indeed: games, films, matches, Wet 'n' Wild, Study Ladder Certificates, Dunbar Rotary Primary School Quiz, James Ketchell (explorer) and we've only been back a fortnight!
Scottish Opera, St. Andrew's Day Lunch, Christmas Tree Decorating, Christmas Jumper Day, Nativity Play, Botanic Garden Lights, Rugby v Staff, Christmas Market in Edinburgh, Carols in Asda, Christmas Party, BGT, Carol Service - enough!
School Council, Sport, Food Committee, Sport, Exams, Balloon Debate, Murrayfield, Representative Sport, Pirates, Drama - Be Belhaven to Be Part of It
The Headmaster took his family on a ‘magical mystery tour’ to buy fireworks from a Lock-Up in Queensferry while the girls' effigy of Jacob Sartorius had to be stored in the Warhammer room owing to his being drenched in perfume!
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