Splendid Barrhead Victory!

Congratulations to the U14 Football Team on their 1-2 victory over Johnstone High School.  The difficult away fixture took place in treacherous conditions at Ferguslie Park, Paisley.

The boys gave a courageous display and exhibited a strong team ethic,  managing to overcome an early setback after conceding a penalty kick.

Robbie Townsend levelled the score after winning a brave challenge with the opposition keeper and Mark McKinnie’s cool finish ensured the 3 points returned to Aurs Road!

The players involved were – Ross Cooper, Ben Clements, Luke Wilson, Christopher Patrick, David Mundemba, Robbie Townsend, Daniel McCusker, Stuart Faulds (c), Gary Pritchard, Jamie McQuade, John Davis, Michael Toal, Ewan Stevenson & Mark McKinnie. 

Mr Galloway and Mr Hendrie were both extremely proud of the boys – not only for getting a positive result but for the impeccable conduct displayed.

S2 Options Evening

                                                    Tonight at 7pm in Ralston House Area there will be a presentation led by Mr Sinclair (Head Teacher) on the option structure for S2 pupils going into S3 in Session 2012-2013.  If any parent/carer is unable to attend and wishes clarification regarding the options process, please contact the school on 0141 577 2100 to arrange an appointment to discuss your child’s options.

S4 Parents Evening

The S4 Parents Evening is on Thursday 12 January 2012 from 4pm until 6.30 pm.  All S4 pupils have appointment sheets and parents/carers were issued with Full Report Cards prior to the Xmas holidays.  If any parent/carer is unable to attend and wishes to discuss their  child’s progress please contact Mr McEwan – Year Head on 0141 577 2100.

Bring a Tin Appeal

Despite the snow this morning Barrhead High School staff and pupils again generously supported our 7th Christmas Appeal – Bring a Tin.  Six of our S6 Prefects collected the donations and they are now displayed in the Foyer.  Further donations can be brought in on Monday thereafter the tins etc will be collected by staff from Barrhead Social Work Department and distributed over the Christmas holidays. 

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED – you WILL make a difference to our Community.

See other photos in the Charities Pages of our Website.


 Tomorrow is our 7th Annual Christmas Charity Appeal – Bring a Tin.  This event is to support residents of Barrhead during the Christmas period.  Our school Social Worker will, along with her colleagues, distribute our contributions during the 2 week Christmas holiday period.  Pupils and staff are asked to bring in a donation of tins, sweets, biscuits, toiletries, pasta or a small financial contribution on Friday 16 December.  To remind pupils it will also be a non-uniform day.  This appeal has always been very generously supported.  Photos will be on our website next week.  Thanking you in advance for your support.

S5 Mini Trials

On Saturday 28th November, ten pupils from S5 were selected to represent Barrhead High School in the East Renfrewshire ‘Mini Trials’ – an initiative created by Sandy Wylie QC & taken forward with the support and encouragement of the Faculty of Advocates.   

‘MiniTrials’ are simulated court cases where young people take part in  reconstructions of both criminal & civil jury trials. They convene the court, hear the evidence and return their own verdict – with the help of lawyer volunteers.   The  materials have been prepared by Scottish lawyers – and are based on what actually happens in a Scottish Sheriff Court. They are designed to help students learn about the Scottish legal system, courts and the people who appear in them in an interesting and enjoyable way.  In essence, the ultimate aim is to improve both understanding and discussion about our legal system.

Throughout the day, pupils took part in recreations of both Criminal & Civil jury trials – competing against Mearns Castle HS & St Ninian’s HS respectively. After a narrow defeat to Mearns Castle in the morning, the team were able to win their Civil case against St Ninian’s in the afternoon – successfully acting on behalf of the Defender in the world famous civil case of Donoghue v Stevenson 1932 S.C. (H.L.) 31 – the case of “The Paisley Snail”. 

Barrhead HS was represented by: Gemma Carse; Hayley Fox; Dani McArthur; Jillian Heron; Emma Alford; Richard Barr; Holly Cunningham; Ross McFarlane; Jamie MacKenzie & Andrew McDougall.  Ronnie Bain, one of the events organisers, e-mailed the school to pass on his congratulations, stating “Congratulations to you and your team – you are no doubt rightly proud of them”

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