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

 

SUPPORTED STUDY WEEK BEGINNING 16 JANUARY

MONDAY 16 JANUARY

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

TUESDAY 17 JANUARY

Higher Business Mgt – Higher Maths – Higher Music

WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY

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

THURSDAY 19 JANUARY

Higher Drama – Nat 5 English

FRIDAY 20 JANUARY

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

Parent Council Quiz

The parent Council are having a quiz night on 10th March in the Masonic Hall, Cochrane Street, Barrhead on 10th March. Tickets are £5 each to raise funds for the school.

We would greatly appreciate your support on the night. We are also looking for raffle prizes.

Tickets can be purchased via parent pay or pay at the door.

Thank you for your continued support.

Regards

Jean Hepburn

Chair

Social Media Awareness Evening

 

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There will be a social media awareness and information evening for  parents on Tuesday 17/1/17 from 7-8pm. This will look at issues around social media use for young people, and how we can monitor and support this. All parents are welcome along.

S5/6 Supported Study Timetable

Supported StudyPlease find the Supported Study Timetable for January and February leading up to the senior school preliminary exams which start on the 6th of February.

As you prepare for the upcoming prelims we would strongly recommend that you attend all of the sessions that are relevant to you.

All of the sessions will start immediately at the end of the school day and last for one hour. For more information about the individual sessions please speak to your class teachers or the Principal teacher of the department in question.

Good luck and prepare to be successful.

 

Christmas Service and End of Term Arrangements

Christmas 1Tomorrow afternoon, we will have our annual Christmas Service. As usual the school community will walk to the St Andrew’s Church at the far end of the Main Street between 2.00 and 2.30 pm, supervised by teachers and police.

Our own young people will participate in various musical items alongside an input from the chaplains. As usual, the staff nativity will be a highlight.

The service always rounds off a busy term in an appropriate manner and sets the whole community up well for the Christmas season and activities.

Pupils will be dismissed from the church at 3.15 pm and are free to make their way home from there. There will be staff walking back to the school who will accompany any pupils requiring that.

School will close for the Christmas holidays at 2.30 pm on Wednesday (21st Dec) and will reopen at the usual time on Thursday 5th January 2017.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a good year ahead.

Mr Sinclair

Merit Cinema Trip Reminders

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The Cinema Trip will go out on 19th Dec and is open to all pupils who are on the December Merit List – see the post below.

All pupils were reminded on Friday that to go on the trip, they must:

  • have paid the £4 contribution on line through ParentPay (link to ParentPay on this site – parents must first register using the codes posted home in October)
  • have returned the consent form (pupils cannot be taken out of school without this)
  • be in full school uniform, including blazers, as they will be representing the school in the community.

Payments and consent forms were due on Friday. We will accept online payments made over the weekend and consent forms returned by 8.30 am on Monday. As we will be leaving during Period 1, there will not be time to do anything further for pupils who have not met the 3 requirements above after that.

Mr Sinclair

Right’s Respecting Campaign Group

dsc03850Barrhead High School’s Rights Respecting Campaign Group would like to say a huge thank to staff and pupils for the foodbank donations received this morning. We have had a terrific response to our appeal. We are very proud of the contribution our school is making to support those in our community who find themselves facing difficult circumstances this Christmas.

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Young people have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have their basic needs met.

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