SQA Study days at Barrhead High

With SQA Examinations starting on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 we have created a serious of study classes to support National 5, Higher & Adv. Higher students.

Students are welcome to attend the following Study Classes, which will run on the days prior to the SQA exam.

If students wish to clarify their understanding of a topic or have final questions for their teachers, then please come along to the study classes.

We wish all our S4, S5 and S6 students the very best of luck with their SQA exams.


S3 Exams Timetable

Next week sees the start of the S3 exams. Over the next fortnight our S3 will get their first experience of examinations. They will sit a selection of single period assessments in their subject at the level they are currently studying.

The exams will give the S3 an opportunity to practise their exam technique under timed conditions. Some of the exams will take place in the exam hall in Ralston currently being used for the ‘real’ SQA exams.

S3 Exams Timetable

Pupil Achievements

Here are some more achievements from our fabulous young people!

  • Carla (s3) has qualified through to the Scottish Cup final for Womens rugby at u18. Carla was recently brought up to u18, as well as playing with the u15 squad, as a result of her excellent performances.
  • Miriam was named pupil of the year for her Practical Cookery at West College.
  • Kerry was an exhibitor last month at an Art Exhibition at Strathclyde Uni as part of her Art Therapy group at the Royal Childrens’ Hospital.
  • Well done to Mrs Kirkpatrick’s S1 English class who performed the poems that they’d written using Scots language.  They read confidently and their poems were very much enjoyed by the class and two special guests.

Download Microsoft Office Apps for Free

All school pupils in Scotland have access to an online system called Glow.
Having access to Glow allows all users to download (for free) the latest version of Microsoft Office 2016.  Each user can install Microsoft Office on 15 personal devices; up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad and Android) and 5 phones.  The Microsoft Office apps helps Glow users take full advantage of the opportunities these tools offer. The Office apps, which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, provide a learning platform that extends beyond school and into the world of work.
To download Microsoft Office:
1. Have your son/daughter login to Glow.
2. From the Glow landing page, click the ‘Download Office Now’

S3 DOFE group speak to the Education Committee

Well done to S3 pupils who spoke to the Education Committee this morning in East Renfrewshire’s Council Offices about their Duke of Edinburgh Award experiences and new opportunities.

The student are: Carla, Callum, Robyn, Hassan and Taylor.

They were a credit to themselves and to the school.


S1 English Achievements

Well done to Mrs Kirkpatrick’s S1 English class who performed the poems that they’d written using Scots language.  They read confidently and their poems were very much enjoyed by the class and two special guests.

Stay Safe Online – Training Courses

This free practical training is designed to increase parents’ and carers’ awareness of bullying and the other risks and challenges children and young people face online. It includes a practical, hands-on session on social media, looking at how to set and manage profiles and privacy settings, to help ensure that children and young people are safe online.


For further information and to book a place at our next event on 15 JUNE 2017,  please contact enquiries@respectme.org.uk


Easter School Timetable

We are delighted to announce that our Easter School Program will run again this year.

Over the last few weeks the senior students have been signing-up for revision classes in a variety of subjects.  Each full morning session costs £3.25 and we ask that this is paid, in advance, online, using the ParentPay.

We hope that students make the most of this opportunity, and make great strides in their learning as they prepare for their SQA examinations.

Tenner Challenge 2017

 Congratulations to our teams still competing in the final week of the Young Enterprise Tenner Challenge.

Eilidh, Euan, Joel and Lisa have created a limited edition CD featuring 3 raps written and performed by Euan Gilmour (S3).

Euan gave two spell-binding performances to our S3 during assembly and to the staff Teaching and Learning Group on Wednesday.

The CD – History Has Its Eyes on You – is available at the bargain price of £3 and comes with a free bag of tablet.


Maria and Erin (both S2) are producing personalised art canvases and have been hard at work fulfilling their huge number of pre-orders.

These have proven to be popular Mother’s Day gifts and are available for £5 each.

If you are interested in purchasing either product, please contact Suzanne Wallace in the Pupil Support department.


Pupils Leading Learning – Developing the Young Workforce

Today, 3 fifth year pupils (Briony Giblin, Ben Reynolds & Emma Watson) delivered a fantastic lesson on My World of Work to primary seven pupils at Cross Arthurlie Primary.

In their role as My World of Work Ambassadors, they were teaching pupils about future career pathways and how to use myworldofwork.co.uk

Teaching a class of 60 pupils is no mean feat and they did a brilliant job – well done!


S5-S6 Supported Study

SS 2016A number of supported sessions are running next week (commencing Monday, 13th March) including Higher Art, Physics, English and Maths.

We also have National 5 sessions on English, Maths and Graph Comm.

Please encourage your son/daughter to attend as many sessions as they can.

S5/6 Supported Study Timetable (March)

Only 7 weeks until the start of the SQA Exams.


Parent Council Quiz – Fri, 10th March

The Parent Council Quiz takes place this Friday, 10th March at the Barrhead Masonic Hall.

Quiz starts at 7pm and tickets are available at the door – a bargain at £5 each and big prizes to be won…

 A 22 inch TV/DVD player, Travellers rest voucher, a £25 voucher, Scentsy hamper and other smaller items.

Hope to see you all there!

On behalf of the Parent Council


The New School

A group of pupils went over to see the new school and to see how it is coming along and according to the group it looks great and they can’t wait until it is finished.


Our New School


The old school is coming to an end and we are getting new, modern improved facilities for pupils and teachers.

The new facilities include:

  • Dance studio
  • Viewing gallery
  • Bigger changing rooms in PE
  • Balcony area
  • Recording studio
  • I.T Wi-Fi throughout the whole school
  • Bright with lots of natural light

These are some of many new things that will be happening in the new school and I think everyone is very excited for it. Stay tuned for more news on the new school.

Glen Street – Closure

Glen Street will be closed from Monday, 6th March 2017 for work.

This will also mean the closure of the footbridge used by Barrhead High School pupils.

An alternative route that pupils could use is down past the foundry and through the swing park, up Walton Street and then turn left down to the railway station.


S2 Parents’ Evening – 23rd Feb

S5-6 Parents NightA reminder to all S2 parents:

The S2 Parents’ Evening will take place this evening (Thurs, 23rd Feb) from 4pm – 6.30pm.

Students should make individual appointments with each of their teachers.

We look forward to welcoming you later this evening.

Burns Lunch

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The last Burns Lunch in the ‘old’ Barrhead High School!

Once again the pupils and staff of Barrhead came together to celebrate the bard’s birthday with our very own Burn’s lunch. The Burns’ lunch has become a yearly event in the Barrhead calendar where Barrhead pupils celebrate Burns’ birthday by singing, eating and making speeches in time honoured fashion.

This year the Burns’ lunch was extremely significant given that it is the last year in the, soon to be, old, Barrhead High School. We were lucky enough to welcome Charlie Newlands, a Burns’ enthusiast and, as it turns out, historian, performer and musician…among many other talents, to entertain the senior canteen with his wit and knowledge of the great man.

Charlie’s immortal memory was one to remember, as were the speeches by our very own Scott Robertson and Lauren Kelly who entertained the canteen with their comical observations of our own lads and lassies! Neither the pupils nor the teachers escaped their attention!

The whole event was a tribute to the pupils and staff of the school who ate and sang and enjoyed a rare moment in honour of one of our best. Thanks to all who took part and supported the event. I think that Burns himself would have approved.

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Inspiring Careers & Modern Apprenticeships Event Invitation

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BEMIS, Skills Development Scotland & Police Scotland

Monday 23rd January 2017 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
City Chambers, Glasgow

The event has been designed to encourage young people from ethnic and cultural minorities and their families to gain stronger insight and connections within the MA family, ensuring Scotland’s economic future.

Our events are all about building knowledge, confidence and connections for ethnic and cultural communities to enable them to be active citizens and gain access to meaningful opportunities. Employment is key in ensuring that all young people and communities thrive.

For more information please contact BEMIS by phone 0141 548 8047 or email ma@bemis.org.uk




Higher Art – Higher Computing – Nat 5 Computing – Higher French – Higher Physics


Higher Business Mgt – Higher Maths – Higher Music


Higher Biology – Higher English – Adv Higher English – Nat 5 Graph Com – Higher PE


Higher Drama – Nat 5 English


Higher Geography – Nat 5 Mod Studies

Homework Club

Homework club starts again at lunchtime on Wednesday, 11th January in Room 34.  Pupils can bring their lunch and complete homework tasks.

Thank you

Mrs Hunt

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