Fairtrade Competition Winners!

Just to let you know that the winner of our Fairtrade Competition was ……….P1b!!!!  P2, 3 and 4 were very close! The pupils will enjoy their chocolate prize (Fairtrade of course!) later on.

Thanks to Dalraj and Jamie who helped to count the wrappers and hand out the prizes, and well done to everyone who took part.

Mrs Young and the Fairtrade Committee


P7 Residential to Lockerbie Manor

Our Primary 7 children look like they have had a fantastic time at Lockerbie Manor this week.  We hope you have enjoyed the daily updates on our twitter page.  We look forward to having them all back to Braidbar and hearing about their many adventures!

World Book Day – Thursday 1st March

World Book Day 2018

With World Book Day fast approaching, we wanted to let you know about how we plan to celebrate it this year!

Amongst the whole school activities that we will be doing on Friday 2nd March, the Parent Council have also organised a very exciting event………………………

Braidbar Parent Council are planning a Book Swap to celebrate World Book Day.  We ask that on Thursday 1st March pupils bring in a book they are happy to swap.  On Friday 2nd March they will have an opportunity to choose a new book to take home.  Please note that children may donate more than one book but each pupil will only be allowed to take one book home.  Left over books will be offered to the school for the library or classrooms (any extra will be donated to local charity shops).

We look forward to celebrating books and reading with you!

P5 Enterprise Event

Dear Parent/Carer,

 Primary 5 have been studying Enterprise in Social Studies. We have carried out market research to investigate the best product for sale to maximise profits.

 Our research has revealed that sweets were the most popular product. As a result, we have produced Sweet Cones. All the sweets are gelatine free and suitable for a vegetarian diet.

 We have taken out a business loan from Miss Cumming and have to repay this in full. Any profit made in this venture will be donated to charity. Primary 5 pupils have voted for the SSPCA.

 Sweet Cones will be available for sale from Monday 11th December for £1. We hope you will support our project.

 Yours faithfully,

Primary 5

Entrepreneurs in Training


Thank You from The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

I just wanted to say a massive thanks to you, your teachers and pupils that came along to the St Enoch’s Centre last week to sing Christmas Carols in support of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

As you know the hospice needs to raise £3.1million each year towards our £5million annual operations costs and we couldn’t do it without the support of you and your young people.

All schools that attended were fantastic and we cannot wait to let you know what was raised. We should have figure soon and I will send this onto along with a certificate that can be displayed for the children.

Thank you once again and enjoy the festive season.

Kind regards Caroline

Education & Challenges Fundraiser

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice T: 0141 429 5599

D: 0141 429 9815

M: 07811 329 274

E: caroline.m.watson@ppwh.org.uk

W: ppwh.org.uk

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Talking and Listening Homework – Successes and Achievements

Next week’s whole school homework task focuses on talking and listening skills.  Please click on the links below for further information.

Your child will receive a copy of the activity on Monday.  Please return to school by Friday 17 November.

You can e-mail (schoolmail@braidbar.e-renfrew.sch.uk) or Tweet (@BraidbarPS) photographs of achievements be shared on our lunchtime achievements display or on Twitter: schoolmail@braidbar.e-renfrew.sch.uk


Book Fair Information

We are holding our annual book fair during week commencing 6 November. We have arranged our book fair with ‘Travelling Books’ who give the school 60% of the total money raised to buy books for our school.

All parents are welcome to come and view the books with their child at the time their class is timetabled for viewing

CLASS    DAY          DATE              TIME
P7 MONDAY 6/11/17 1.45 – 2.15 PM
P6A MONDAY 6/11/17 2.15 – 2.40 PM
P6B MONDAY 6/11/17 2.40 – 3 PM
P1A TUESDAY 7/11/17 9.30 – 10 AM
P1B TUESDAY 7/11/17 10 – 10.30 AM
P2 TUESDAY 7/11/17 11 – 11.30 AM
P3 TUESDAY 7/11/17 11.35 – 12 PM
P4 TUESDAY 7/11/17            1.45 – 2.15 PM
P5 TUESDAY 7/11/17 2.15 – 2.45 PM











10.10 – 10.35 AM

2 – 2.30 PM

Your child will visit the book fair and choose a book. He/she will bring home the completed order form.  If you approve of the choice of book, please return the order form signed together with a cheque, made payable to Braidbar Primary School the following day. Books may have to be ordered so don’t worry if he/she does not return home with their book straight away. The books are available to view during our Parents’ Evenings too.

The preferred method of payment is by cheque. If this is not suitable, please send the correct money with your child in a sealed envelope along with the order form. If you allow your child to buy a book, it would be helpful if you could send a ‘carrier bag’ with them to keep in their tray in school. The carrier bag should help protect the new book when your child brings it home.

In order to avoid any disappointment, please ensure all cheques and order forms are returned to school by

Wednesday 15th November, as it is not possible to process any orders after this date.

Please remember that although we very much appreciate your support in obtaining books for our school, there is no obligation to buy or return the order form. You can find more information regarding Travelling Books on


Parents Evening – Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November

In addition to meeting with your child’s teacher or Child Development Officer (CDO) you will also be able to meet some members of our school and nursery class community including:-

  • Mr Ronnie Hillis, Depute Head Teacher from Woodfarm High School (8th November)
  • Miss Sam Cunningham, member of East Renfrewshire Council Family First team (8th and 9th November)
  • Mr Grant Trainer, Campus Police Officer for Woodfarm Cluster Schools (9th November)
  • Ms Karen Catlow, Catering Manager (9th November)

The Travelling Books Fair will be in Braidbar from Monday 6 November to Friday 10 November.  You will be invited to visit the Book Fair with your child and their class during the school day.  The Book Fair will also be available at Parents’ Evening.

Appointments will take place in the Games Hall.  We look forward to seeing you on the evening of your appointment.  Our  House Captains will be available to guide you on the evening and to seek feedback.

Please click on the link below for further information

Parents Night Flyer – November 2017

Parent Council Meeting

Following Parents’ Evening at 6.45pm on Thursday 9th November, the Parent Council will meet in the Family Room.  At this meeting, Gail Duff, Parent Council Chair will provide parents with an overview of East Renfrewshire Budget Proposals.  For further information on the proposed budget and for the chance to have your say, please click on the link below.


Eco Committee Rag Bag Collection

Dear Parents,

An important principle which we aim to uphold and embed within the school ethos is recycling.

To help us do this, the Eco Committee have arranged a Rag Bag Collection. This involves pupils and teachers bringing in old clothes to school which will then be gathered, collected and then recycled. Money can be earned for every kg collected.

If you have any old clothes that you would be happy to recycle then please bring them into school before the collection date of Wednesday 15th November. The Rag Bag Scheme collect wearable clothing, paired shoes, handbags and belts. Pupils can drop clothes off to Mrs Macintyre in p6a and ask their Eco Committee Representatives for any more information.

There will also be an area for you to deposit any recyclable clothing on Parent’s Evenings on November 8th and 9th.

We are looking forward to keeping you updated with our progress on class blogs and twitter.


Yours sincerely


Lisa Macintyre




Class Teacher and Eco Co-ordinator

Have your say on East Renfrewshire Council’s 2018-2021 budget consultation

Dear Parents and Guardians,

East Renfrewshire Council is consulting on its budget for 2018-2021.   Your responses to this consultation will help shape councillors’ decision making about how our budget will be spent over the next three years.

The Council’s budget covers a huge range of services, including education, schools, early learning and childcare, social care, roads, cleansing and housing.

While the Council does not yet know its exact budget, with the Scottish Government not due to confirm the annual grant settlement until December, ERC is expecting to have to make savings in the region of £26million between 2018 and 2021.  This is in addition to £37million of savings the Council has already made since 2012.

A range of proposed savings to meet the £26million shortfall has been published for consultation and is available at www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/budget.   Parent Council Chairs have been invited to a series of meetings as part of the Budget Conversation, but we are keen to hear from as many parents as possible on the savings proposals set out in the Budget Booklet, a small number of hard copies of which are available in schools or at this link.


The consultation will be open until 28 November, with the final budget being decided by elected members at a meeting of the full council on 8 February 2018.


Many Thanks,


East Renfrewshire Council

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