Announcement of Head Team

Today, Eyemouth High School’s Head Team for 2016/17 was announced! You can find the details below;

  • Head Boy – Lewis Murray
  • Head Girl – Sophie Ritchie
  • Depute Head Boys – Duncan Hardie & Ross Slack
  • Depute Head Girls – Izzi Maclean & Suzanna Hammersley



Careers Convention seeks to spark new opportunities at Eyemouth High School

Eyemouth and District Rotary in conjunction with Eyemouth High School Parent Council would like to invite the wider community to view stalls from a variety of employers and local organisations on Wednesday 15th June from 4pm until 6pm. The whole school will down tools on the afternoon so that all pupils can benefit from this amazing opportunity. This is a fantastic opportunity to seek new study and career avenues.
For more information about the Careers Convention, please get in touch with or like the official Eyemouth High School Facebook Page or visit our website (

We look forward to seeing you there.

Parent Council Coffee Morning

Eyemouth High School’s parent council held a coffee morning and tabletop sale in Coldingham Village Hall on Saturday 9th April. They were also joined by some teachers, parents and students from the school who helped out on the day. The event was a great success, both in terms of fundraising with the total raised a fantastic £283.90, and in raising awareness of what the parent council do in the community.IMG_2923

There was a wide variety of local produce on sale, from the Roadhouse Gallery to Avon, Candles by Roxanne to jewelry from ‘Susa’, and all manner of things in between. The parent council managed their own plant sale, raffle and cake and candy stalls and served out teas, coffees and scones to the visitors. The whole atmosphere was great and had a real buzz about it, partly due to the great venue. Student Abby Lannagan added a bit of background piano music to the mix.

The event had been well-publicised and was well-attended on the day. Parent Council Chair, Rieke Hettrick said “I’m really grateful for the support the community gave us in visiting our coffee morning and I’m proud of our students coming, mucking in and helping out. They are great ambassadors for their school”. Members of the school Head Team and Hiymooth Eye attended, as well as other students. It was brilliant to see that the whole community was involved.

The Parent Council are brilliant in the school as they support and encourage many students’ endeavours into the wider world and fund a variety of activities to enhance students’ educational and wider experiences. They have helped with a huge range of causes in the past, from school trips to raspberry pi computers and continue to provide much-appreciated support within the school community.

Everyone said they were pleased with both the funds raised and the turnout on the day. The Parent Council would like to thank everyone who attended for their help and support and they hope to see more events like this in the future.

Lifespan Berwick Colour Run

The Lifespan Colour Run Berwick is planned for Saturday 26th March within the grounds of Longridge Towers School. Lifespan aim to engage a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 800 supporters at this specific event.

Professional Athlete and ex Longridge Pupil, Guy Learmonth is working with Lifespan as a Sports Ambassador and has kindly agreed to open the event personally in addition to providing prizes for the Colour Run Races (not the Fun Runs).

Information regarding this event, of which some of our students are taking part, can be found on Facebook by clicking here.

Details about the event can also be found on the life span website;



RYLA Opportunity

The Rotary Young Leadership Award encourages the development of teamwork and leadership skills in young people who have the potential to be future community professionals and business leaders. Applicants must be aged 15-17 for Summer 2016. This experience is all expenses paid and sponsored through the Rotary Club of Eyemouth & District. 


This is a great opportunity to boost confidence, meet new people and learn about how to be the leader of tomorrow through rafting, outward bound activities and team building. For more information on RYLA, you can visit

Students can find an Application Form in the School Library and from the Head Boy. Applications must be completed by Monday 7th March.

Ceilidh: Postponed


Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the Head Team Ceilidh has been postponed. If you have already purchased a ticket a full refund is available. Please contact Rory Fairbairn or  by emailing for your refund. We will inform you when the new date has been decided. Sorry for any inconveniences. 

Lari Don is visiting Eyemouth High


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Since February 2015, The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s ‘RSE @ Scottish Borders’ educational outreach programme has been delivering events to schools and the public throughout the Scottish Borders. As part of this programme, children’s author Lari Don will be visiting Eyemouth High School on the afternoon of 22nd February to talk to pupils about her books and writing.


Following Lari’s talk there will be an opportunity for pupils to purchase a signed copy of one of her books from the ‘Fabled Beast Chronicles’ series, Mind Blind, or The Tale of Tam Linn. These will be priced between £5 and £7 and will be available for sale through local bookseller ‘Main Street Books’, who will attend the event. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase any book; however, we wanted to let you know in advance in case your child wishes to do so!

We hope that the pupils and teachers enjoy Lari’s talk. Our Hiymooth Eye Team will be interviewing Lari Don, stay tuned for their report!

The Head Team Ceilidh!


The Head Team Ceilidh will be held on Friday 4th March at 7pm for 7.30 start at Eyemouth High School until 11pm.

This will be an excellent evening of dancing and celebration open to the wider community of Eyemouth.  See poster attached. Tickets are £8 each or you can buy 4 for £28. You can buy your tickets from the Eyemouth High School Office, or any member of the Head Team. A buffet meal will be provided during the event. No under 16s and no alcohol is permitted. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

We would like to promote this to the wide community and if you could forward this information to your friends and family we would be very grateful!


Eyemouth Showcases Talent!

DSC_0494“Inspirational, committed and hard working young people”; just some of the words to describe the talent and amazing work on display as Eyemouth High School held their annual Showcase before the Christmas Holidays. The Showcase was planned in partnership with the Parent Council and multiple organisations from the local community, and built on the successful Technologies Showcase the year before. It is estimated over 500 people attended the event – a great community turnout.
There were a large variety of stalls and activities taking place throughout the evening; from Gymnastics to Heart Start training. “The students and staff are incredibly proud of the achievements of all of its pupils and this evening was all about demonstrating that”, Rory Fairbairn Depute Head Boy. Also on show was the 80ft long community art mural, produced by secondary and primary students, along with many other local people.

Come of the organisations contributing to the event included; The Eyemouth and District Rotary Club, Eyemouth Lifeboat, Ocean Youth Trust, Giacopazzi’s donated some fabulous ice cream, St Abbs Lifeboat sold their fundraising merchandise, Reston Concert Band, Army Cadets and many more.
Parent and teacher, Mrs Emily Bewsey interviewed on the night said, “I’ve just walked through the technology department – a stunning display of work. I’m so proud of my son’s contribution. He loves technology lessons. The standard of work is so high – just fantastic”.
It was a truly remarkable opportunity for the students and the community to work together for a great cause. Mrs Maggie Hodgkins, Depute Head Teacher at Eyemouth High School with the responsibility for Partnerships told us that; “There is a huge sense of privilege and new beginnings for Eyemouth in the air. Eyemouth High School looks forward to linking further with the community in the future. We have an amazing team of parents who support this school and without them this event would have been so much the poorer”. Mrs Hodgkins worked closely with Eyemouth Parent Council to organise the event and free catering on the evening was supplied by the Parent Council.
While demonstrating the skills and techniques learnt and performed for the evening, there was also SQA Exam work on display for all to see. As everyone made their way throughout the High School viewing all that was on offer, there was a true buzz to the atmosphere. This evening not only demonstrated the hard work of the students, but it also provided an opportunity for young and old to share thoughts, views and admiration for all Eyemouth has to offer. The Student Leadership Team was on hand to offer assistance throughout the evening, as well as many younger students too.
On behalf of Eyemouth High School we would like to thank everyone for visiting the Showcase.
Further information can be accessed by finding Eyemouth High School on Facebook.


Prize Giving 2015

Congratulations to all award winners from last week’s Eyemouth High School Prize Giving Ceremony. Students, staff, parents and honoured guests joined together to celebrate all the amazing achievement taking place in Eyemouth High School. Mr Chapman opened the evening with emphasis on three words which summarised the type of school we strive towards: a school which is Warm, Rich and Challenging. Inspired by this, our Head Team took each word and spoke about what they believed those words meant in their own experience as well as for the school as a whole. We were also entertained by fantastic singing from Hannah Ritchie and Carly Robertson; their songs also tied into the evening’s theme of warm, rich and challenging.

Picture1Our honoured guest, Mrs Liz Wharton, SBC Lead Office for Berwickshire spoke of the inspiring work being achieved by students at Eyemouth High School. We would like to thank Liz for coming to present our prizes and deliver her encouraging speech to all students and guests. Below are some images from our Prize Giving Ceremony 2015. Aaron Bolton, Head Boy, said “It is fantastic to see our young people being celebrated for all their achievements at Eyemouth High School. The Head Team are immensely proud of all our students”.

Hiymooth Eye News Team