Belhaven Hill School

A Boarding & Day School for Boys and Girls aged 6-13

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  • Thursday 4 March 2021 Belhaven Choristers on a High Note The Choristers are highly trained and, within the first few months of formation, three of our Choristers were offered prestigious Music Scholarships at their next schools owing to their standard of singing.
  • Tuesday 2 March 2021 Home Made Chess Sets Forms 3 and 4 pupils have chosen themes ranging from World Wars, Gardens, Harry Potter and Arctic Sea Creatures to Emojis and Denis the Menace, and they have been very resourceful in using fusing corks, lids, self-drying clay and card from which to make their pieces.
  • Friday 26 February 2021 Poetry Competition A highlight of virtual Belhaven this term has been the Poetry competition. Though the current conditions prevented us from running the Mansfield Music Cup in its usual slot this year, the Poetry competition provided the children with a fantastic opportunity to perform nonetheless.
  • Friday 26 February 2021 Short Film Competition Belhaven students always step up to be challenged and the short film competition was a perfect example of this. It was also a wonderful example of Belhaven's commitment to having a digital and creative focus towards learning.
  • Tuesday 23 February 2021 30 Day Music Challenge During the Lockdown in Spring 2021, the pupils at Belhaven Hill School undertook a '30-day Music Challenge'. Their task was to practise their musical instruments for a minimum of 15 minutes every day for 30 days.
  • Tuesday 23 February 2021 Computing and Robotics? Start 'em young is Belhaven's Aim By Will Pook, Head of Computing
  • Tuesday 9 February 2021 3D Printing The school's new 3D printer has arrived!
  • Friday 5 February 2021 Vision for Drama When you have a landscape as dramatic and beautiful as Belhaven, it is hard not to feel inspired and challenged to find a drama programme to match. The questions I have asked myself amidst this pandemic have been: What can we do now? What can we do when…?
  • Thursday 4 February 2021 Eagle Art Competition This is an Art Department competition for members of Forms 1, 2 and 3. Two winners will be chosen and their work will be framed and hung in the newly refurbished school office.
  • Wednesday 3 February 2021 Monologues: Keeping Drama on the Curriculum Mrs Anna McGrath, who recently joined Belhaven Hill School as the Girls’ Housemistress and also teaches Drama, decided that creating monologues would allow the children to continue doing drama despite the restrictions of the pandemic last November. 
  • Thursday 10 December 2020 Belhaven Hill Christmas Fair - Charity Event Since, very sadly, the children were unable to enjoy the delights of the Edinburgh Christmas Fair this year, we thought it would be fun to bring the fairground to us!  On Sunday 6th December, we launched our very own Belhaven Fair with the proceeds going to the charity, 'Can Do East Lothian' (
  • Tuesday 8 December 2020 Handmade Christmas Decorations Form 6 has been working with the brilliant Anna Mills, aka Label Lady, to design and create some fun, handmade Belhaven Christmas decorations with the proceeds going to charity.
  • Thursday 26 November 2020 Music is Flourishing By Director of Music, Mr KNE Ellison
  • Thursday 26 November 2020 Tea in the Woods Belhaven Hospital and Outdoor Education – Form 2 meal in the woods
  • Thursday 26 November 2020 Tree Planting at Belhaven Hospital Mrs Leitch took the saplings that had been planted in the Walled Garden over the summer down to Belhaven Hospital Community Garden on Sunday with a bunch of willing Form 3 helpers and together they planted a hedgerow.
  • Saturday 21 November 2020 Great Green Wall Walk Success On Saturday, 21st November, children and staff at Belhaven Hill School took part in a sponsored walk along the Dunbar coastline for the Great Green Wall, raising a significant sum for Tree Aid. The charity is planting an 8,000km wall of trees across North Africa, from east to west, to stop the spread of the Sahara Desert.
  • Wednesday 18 November 2020 Boys' Hockey: 2nd v Merchiston 1 - 2Goal – A JamesonAssist – M Pratt (C)
  • Wednesday 18 November 2020 Girls' Hockey: 1st v Merchiston 4 - 3
  • Friday 13 November 2020 Boys' Hockey: U11B v Merchiston
  • Thursday 12 November 2020 Fitness or Gym Equipment Appeal I write to ask if any of you have any fitness or gym equipment, which you no longer use, that you would be willing to donate to the school.
  • Thursday 12 November 2020 Boys' Hockey: U11A v Merchiston Belhaven 0 – Merchiston 5
  • Tuesday 10 November 2020 Virtual Cross Country Championships In the absence of inter-school competitive cross country events, Shrewsbury School invited schools to a virtual Cross Country Championship. Belhaven Hill, of course, entered.
  • Tuesday 10 November 2020 Remembrance Sunday Service 8th November 2020
  • Thursday 5 November 2020 Choir Performs 'Highland Cathedral'
  • Tuesday 20 October 2020 The Spoken English Competition The finalists had been briefed, the audience seated, the iPads charged to stream and record – and our adjudicator, former Belhaven Headmaster Michael Osborne, sat ready to listen to the two separate bubbles conclude this prestigious annual competition.
  • Tuesday 6 October 2020 Sunday Art Catch Up
  • Friday 2 October 2020 Patrol Rugby and Hockey - Results Saturday, 25th September, saw the second round of Patrol competitions in the main sports. Following the Woodies’ victory in the Football and overall lead in the Patrol competition at the first weekend out mark, what difference will this round of matches make to the overall standings?
  • Friday 2 October 2020 'Positiverosity' 7 Golden Principles
  • Wednesday 16 September 2020 Headmaster Interviews Heads of School, House and Patrols You join me one sunny lunchtime on the Red Stairs. Surrounding me (at a respectable distance of course) are this year’s school leaders – the Form 1s who will set the tone for the academic year 2020/21.
  • Monday 13 July 2020 New Computer Science Programme Launched by Belhaven Hill School Over the last two years the Board of Governors at Belhaven Hill School has been working on an ambitious plan to invest specific funds in a Computer Science programme to teach Belhaven children computational thinking, programming, e-safety and robotics.
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