We are into the last week and this session seems to have flown past. There has been a real buzz around the school recently with our award ceremonies, graduation and some outstanding achievements as seen in our Celebrating Success evening last week. We have also received 2 awards for the school in the last month – the Digital School award and the Vision School Scotland award for our work on the Holocaust.
On Wednesday this week we will have our Big Merit Award day. This recognises all pupils who are on the June merit list and have also been on at least 2 out of the 3 other lists since Christmas. Both the June list and the Big Merit Reward list have been posted in school and have links below.
Pupils on the Big Merit List will have the opportunity to go on the inflatables and other special activities. We have asked for a £1 contribution to be paid on Parentpay before Wednesday.
In addition, for all pupils and staff, Wednesday will be a Dress-As-You-Please day with a £1 cash donation for those participating, to go to one of the school’s charities (collected during Per 1 on Wednesday).
School will officially close for the summer at 1 pm on Thursday, although any pupils going home for lunch with your permission at 12.20 pm do not require to come back into school.
I thank you all for your support and wish you a great holiday.
8. June merit list PDF 19
Summer merit list for big reward
Our Celebrating Success evening this year was packed with outstanding performances from our young people – trampolining, dance, gymnastics, music, robotics … and more.
We have seen a very high level of achievement from our individuals and teams this session and this was recognised and celebrated in the finale when the pupils displayed their medals and trophies in many different disciplines. Our trophy cabinet is bulging!
Each year the evening has opened with a video created by the PE Department. high standard was set in the past and they have pulled all the stops out once again to match – and even surpass this.
You can catch this year’s video with the link below.
Barrhead High School Celebrating Success Evening Jun 2019
As you may be aware, across the country, people have been asked to replace the May Monday holiday (4th May 2020) with a holiday on Fri 8th May 2020 to commemorate VE Day. ERC have agreed to this change and consequently the Inservice Day which was scheduled for Tues 5th May will now take place on Thurs 7th May.
A copy of the amended ERC school holidays can be accessed via the link below
School Holidays 2019 20 amended May Wknd
The Council is working in partnership with community stakeholders to plan the future of the park. Budget has been set aside this year to make some initial upgrades to the park and they are seeking further funding from external sources, including the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, to enhance this investment.
Our young people have been working with other partners to consider improvements to Cowan Park and would appreciate your input. Please use the link below:
For staff / parents / general public
SmartSTEMs are very excited to announce we are supporting the first Insp-Hire Event hosted by Nine Twenty on Saturday, 14th of September at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Insp-Hire is an initiative geared towards targeting parents or guardians of children and young people (age 4-14) to learn about industry 4 and how this will impact their children.
We have inspirational speakers including Gillian Docherty from Data Lab, an amazing interactive exhibition space with virtual reality, digital twinning, 3D printers, electric vehicles and more plus 10 workshops where both parent and child can interact together to learn to solve a cyber security attack, code Lego and build your own Fitbit to name a few.
We have a routes to success area which shows the different paths you can take to reach your goals along with soft skills sessions.
On top of this, there will be a food and drink arena showcasing some of Scotland’s finest food and drink manufacturers with brief presentations on how their products are made.
To top it all off….this event is FREE of charge and a great day out for families.
Sign up to attend here https://insp-hire.eventbrite.co.uk
All S1 (New S2) students, over the coming week, will enjoy a variety of lessons across a number of subjects on the Rapid Response Challenge. Students will work in groups and use their problem-solving skills to complete a number of tasks.
The project finishes on Wednesday, 19th June with a challenge day, with students working outside for most of the day. The challenge day is a dress-as-you-please day (for new S2 students only), but students should come prepared for all weathers (sun cream and an outdoor jacket).
Students are not permitted to wear football colours.
All (New) S4 DOFE Students:
For the students and parents that missed the recent DOFE Parents’ Information Evening, please see this PowerPoint presentation for all the information relating to the upcoming DOFE Expeditions.
- Practice Expedition – Thurs & Fri, 5th & 6th September 2019
- Assessed Expedition – Wed & Thurs 25th & 26th September 2019
Students will be supported through both expeditions, although there will be times when they will walk in groups of 6 unaccompanied. Students will be issued with emergency mobile numbers and walkie-talkies, which they should use in the event of an emergency.
If there are any further questions or concerns, please contact Mr Boag via the school office.
Parental Involvement and Engagement Census
East Renfrewshire Council are asking parents in all of their schools to respond to a survey which will be used to help improve the service offered by schools. The message (click here) explains this in more detail and contains a link which will take you to the survey. It should take around 5 minutes to complete and I would appreciate if you are able to do this for us.
The survey will remain open until 27th June 2019 and can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
The Class of 2019 have left us something to remember them by – BHS’s first Leavers’ video. And it is just as outstanding as they were!
Thanks to Mr Selbie and Matthew for the filming and editing and Year Head Miss Potter was the driver of the production.
Barrhead High School Class of 2019 Video
Duke of Edinburgh – Parents Information Evening
Note: This meeting is for New S4 students, who have been completing DOFE with Mr Boag during S3.
A Duke of Edinburgh Parents’ Information Evening is being held on Tuesday, 11th June at 6.30pm.
Parents/Carers will be given information of the dates of the upcoming expeditions, the safety procedures, travel arrangements and costs of each expedition.
I hope to see as many parents as possible on the evening.