Barrhead High School Remembrance Service 2018

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The video clips below will give you a better picture of our Remembrance Service.


The first, lasting 2 minutes, gives a sense of the service and its impact. It was put together by our talented multimedia technician, Matthew Mathieson, and he has captured the spirit of the day with a very atmospheric account.

The Remembrance Service

The second is a 7 minute video, put together by our RME teacher, Mr Maybury, and is the one we all watched during the service. It links Barrhead, old and new, to memories of the war.

Barrhead Remembers.

Barrhead Remembers

Remembrance was at the forefront of our activities this week.

Pupils took time out each day to consider different aspects of remembrance and what we can learn today, in their classes.






On Friday, the focus culminated in a very special assembly with the whole school together in the Big Steps area at the heart of the school.

We were led in our thinking by pupils, staff and chaplain Rev Jim Cowan with words, music, art work, video and drama.









We finished with the Last Post and the silence while pupils laid wreaths and poppies fell.





A remembrance none of us will forget soon – just as it should be!



Catch up with what our 4 ‘Malawi girls’ and the rest of the ERC young people were up during the visit.

You may even see some of the children in football strips from Barrhead!

Well done girls (and boys), bringing some Scottish smiles to Malawi, and helping to make a difference.

Some of the pupils put this video together.

ERC Malawi Visit 2018


Question Time Invite

Image result for question time graphicsKerry Sloan, an S6 Modern Studies pupil in Williamwood High School, has sent an invitation to pupils, parents and staff to attend a local Question Time event, which she has been organising.

 It will be held on Monday 19th November from 7.30 to 9.00 pm and it is a free event where you just show up on the evening.

The panel will consist of Kirsten Oswald (SNP), Paul O’Kane (Labour councillor), Paul Smith (Conservative) and one S6 panellist.

This is the perfect opportunity to get pupils involved with politics and to scrutinise their local representatives – particularly worthwhile for Modern Studies pupils!! – but all are welcome.


S3 Girls-Only – STEM Event

All S3 girls are invited to apply for Strathclyde University’s – Engineering the future for girls STEM event.

The program is a week-long event at Strathclyde University, held in June 2019. Students will be involved in a variety of engineering challenges and is ideally suited to girls who are wanting to learn more about science, technology, engineering or maths.

To Apply

To apply, students should see Mr Boag (Maths) in the first instance. Students should be aware that applications must be submitted, online, no later than Monday, 26th November 2018.

For more information, download Engineering the future for girls flyer or visit Strathclyde University’s website.

The S4 – National 5 – prelim exams start on Monday, 26th November.

A copy of the timetable can be accessed using the link below.

All of our students need to be familiar with the day and time of their exams.

The Timetable can be viewed on the internet, SMHW and on Google Classroom. Should any pupil want or need a paper copy there are limited copies available in the school office.

Pupils with additional support requirements will be issued with a separate personalised timetable from the support department.

If you would like extra advice on studying and dealing with exam stress then visit the SQA study guides section of their website (link below).

Mr Beaton

S4 Prelim Timetable 2018

SQA Study Guide


smartSTEMs (S1, Girl-Only) Event

All S1 girls are invited to attend the smartSTEMs event on Friday, 30th November.

The smartSTEMs event is a FREE event for S1 girls only. Girls will be out of school all day, and lunch is usually provided free of charge.

The smartSTEMs event brings together different Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths (STEM) companies to allow young people to fully understand how vital STEM skills are.  Last year’s event had a number of virtual reality companies showcasing  VR headsets and drones, as well as the The Royal Navy with an engineering challenge and the Forestry Commission highlighting sustainability.

Students are given the opportunity to get involved with the challenges, drones and VR headsets, as well as ask questions about future careers and jobs. There is also the chance to win some vouchers for your school, or a drone for yourself.

If you are interested in attending this event, then please see Mr Boag (Maths) by Monday, 12th November.

I currently only have 10 places available, should more than 10 students ask to attend, then I will organise a ballot.

For more info, visit the smartSTEMs website.

STEM WEST Event (S3 students only)

Any S3 students wishing to attend the STEM West event on the 27th November should see Mr Boag by Monday, 12th Nov.


The STEM West event brings together different Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths (STEM) companies to allow young people to fully understand how vital STEM skills are.  Last year’s event had a number of virtual reality companies showcasing their VR headsets and software, as well as the NHS, The Royal Navy and the Forestry Commission.  Students are encouraged to get involved with what each employer is showcasing and to ask any questions they may have about how STEM subjects in school relate directly to careers.

For more info, download The STEM WEST Flyer.

S5/6 Parents’ Evening

S5-6 Parents NightA reminder to all S5/6 parents:

The S5/6 Parents’ Meeting will take place on Thursday, 8th November 2018 from 4pm – 6.30pm.


Students are currently making appointments with their teachers, and can do so up until 4pm on Thursday.

We look forward to welcoming you on the evening.

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