Advanced Higher Chemistry Visit

S6 Advanced Higher Chemistry pupils visited the University of West of Scotland on Wed 2 November, initially as a fact finding visit. In the near future these pupils are going to use the facilities in the Analytical Chemistry Labs to analyse their samples and results using sophisticated apparatus and analytical instruments in relation to enhancing their Advanced Higher projects .



2G enjoying Ready, Steady, Cook

2G were today hard at work producing desert courses for our annual S2 Ready, Steady Cook competition.  Mrs Crawford, along with the pupils from 2G, had the wonderful task of trying all the deserts.  Special mention must be made of the lime cheesecake which was delicious – a big well done to all of 2G and Mrs Irvine their class teacher.

Primary 7 Taster Day

Today our Primary 7s from Auchenback, Carlibar, Cross Arthurlie and Springhill are having a Taster Day.  This gives the pupils a ‘taste’ of Barrhead High School and this will be followed up by an Information Evening for Primary 7 parents on Monday 7 November plus 2 further taster days in June 2012. 

Here is a class enjoying Maths along with many other subjects and we hope that this has been a fantastic day for everyone involved.

S4 Work Experience Week

S4 pupils are all experiencing a week in a work placement this week.  Examples of these work placements are

Veterinary Assistant, Trainee Mechanic, Football Community Coach, Healthcare , Finance Processing Assistant, Trainee Plasterer, Beauty Therapist, Legal Administrator Assistant, IT Assistant, Dental Assistant, Hospitality Assistant, Nursery Assistant, Chef Assistant, Recording Studio Assistant, Trainee Metal Fabricator, Retail Assistant, Assistant Glazier, Airport Assistant. 

We all hope our S4 enjoy this wonderful opportunity and would like to thank all our supporters for giving our pupils the chance to experience a work placement.

Faraday competition

A team of S2 pupils went to St Luke’s High School last week to take part in the Faraday Engineering Challenge Day, competing against the other ERC secondary schools. The challenge for the pupils was to build a mechanical system which would be controlled electronically and was capable of moving a cup of water a distance of 20 cm. There was an emphasis on team work and how well they worked together. Our team consisted of Ross Nisbet (Team Leader), Christopher Patrick (Accountant), Kerry Gubbins and Fraser Lundie (Electrical Engineers) and Scott Maneely and Nicola Miller (Mechanical Engineers). They first had to create a design sheet then buy the necessary materials from a shop, managing their budget carefully. The equipment then had to be built and a video was created. They were interviewed about their work during the building process and then finally had to demonstrate their manufactured product to the other groups and the judges.

Halloween Party Winners

Wendy Rutherford (Black Swan) William McKay (Mad Scientist) and Rebecca Ziola (Sonic the Hedgehog) were all winners at our Senior Halloween Party on Thursday evening.  120 senior pupils wore fantastic costumes and the  judges found it difficult to pick 3 winners.  A big thank you to the S6 Fund Raising Team for organising their first event of the year.

Halloween Parties

S4/S5 and S6 Halloween Party is on Thursday 27 October from 7.30 pm until 10 pm in the Senior Cafeteria.  Only pupils who have a ticket will be admitted.  Cost of the tickets are £3.50 available from the S6 Fund Raising Committee (see Laura Neilson).

The S1 and S2 Halloween Party will be held on Tuesday 1 November from 7 pm until 9 pm and again tickets can be purchased from the S6 Fund Raising Committee (see Laura Neilson).  No tickets will be sold at the door. Advance purchase is necessary. This party will also be held in the Senior Cafeteria.

Maths Challenge

Barrhead High School came 3rd in East Renfrewshire’s Maths Challenge in which all 7 Secondary Schools took part in.  Our Team consisted of (from left to right) Neil MacCuish and Shannon Peacock (S3) Olivia Ross and Jamie Weatherston (S4).    Congratulations.

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