Eid Assembly

This morning the pupils in the school were treated to a fantastic Eid Assembly, directed by Mrs Mohammed.

The audience were engaged throughout as the cast told them about the festival of Eid, the Five Pillars of Islam and the importance of this festival.

Congratulations to all involved!


On Wednesday, pupils across the school participated in a sponsored Dance-A-Thon. The aim of the event was to raise money for upcoming theatre trip to see Peter Pan.

The event was a huge success, as you will see in the photos! Money is still being collected and when we have a final total we will post it on the site

Finally, a massive thank you to all our sponsors so far, we really appreciate your





P7b Assembly – Natural Disasters

On Friday P7b entertained the school at the first class assembly of the year.

The assembly, in the style of The One Show, allowed us to get a glimpse of the learning that has been undertaken in P7b so far this year. The pupils shared work from all curricular areas and even told us about their UNCRC Class Charter.

It was a great assembly that was enjoyed by pupils and parents. Well done Primary 7b!!

Would You Like to be a Spy?

On Wednesday night parents will be given the opportunity to try out our new online resource SpyQuest. Launched last year, this resource allows pupils to practise their Numeracy and Literacy skills whilst trying to solve a range of missions against the clock.

We hope to share this resource with you on Wednesday at Curriculum Evening, so please come along and see if you have what it takes!


Braidbar’s Bear Love Campaign

There are lots of innocent people facing difficult times in our world. The Braidbar Pupil Council would like to ask families to help some of them by taking part in the ‘Braidbar’s Bear Love’ project. This project is a way to make things better for children. We would like to collect the following items to distribute to refugee children in camps across Europe:

A teddy or cuddly toy (new or in good clean condition and no bigger than 30cm please)

A baby blanket (new or in good clean condition please)

We will collect the items between Monday 21 September till Thursday 1st October 2015.

Please note that this is a voluntary contribution and if pupils wish they should only bring to school two items in total as we have limited storage space. Thank you from the Pupil Council.

Yours sincerely

Pupil Council Members

Iris (Nursery)

Andrew (Primary One)

Nathan (Primary 2)

Imogen (Primary 3)

Carla (Primary 4A)

Aidan (Primary 4B)

Catherine (Primary 5)

Heather (Primary 6)

Nabiha (Primary 7A)

Leah (Primary 7B)


Thank you to Samyan who thought of the idea! (Primary 3)


Thank You!

Today at assembly we had two very special guests. Mrs Helen Ward and Mrs Claire Ramsay were asked to attend to allow Mrs McGuire and the pupils to thank them for their hard work over the last few years. Both ladies, until recently, served as chairs of the Parent Council, supporting the school in a whole manner of ways. In addition to that they have also offered assistance on numerous school trips and outings which could not have happened without their help.

Mrs Ward and Mrs Ramsay have been a massive help in and about the school over a number of years, and for that we thank them.20150911_092601

Celebration Assembly

Today we had the first Celebration Assembly of the year. At Braidbar we love to recognise the achievements of our pupils and our assembly allowed us to share some of these achievements with the whole school.

Congratulations to all our Achievements Balloon recipients, whose names will be displayed on the achievement wall in the school. Also, congratulations to the Sensational Seven, whose behaviour during assembly was exceptional!



P7 Design Challenge

On Thursday, all of our primary 7 pupils made their way to Woodfarm High School to participate in the Design Challenge. This event is the first of many transition events over the course of the year. These events give the pupils the opportunity to meet the staff at Woodfarm, get to know the building and, most importantly, interact with their future classmates.

The day was a great success. The pupils all enjoyed the baking challenge and we hope some of the scones made it home for parents to sample!  The pupils also enjoyed visiting the Technical Department and getting involved in the ‘eggsellent’ challenge there.

Well done to all our P7 pupils.

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Monday Monday

We are all very excited about the week ahead at Braidbar. On Thursday our P7 classes will be on their way to Woodfarm to take part in a design challenge in which they shall be making a device to know Humpty Dumpty off the wall, as well as baking some tasty scones!

On Friday we shall have the first Celebration Assembly of the year, where we shall recognise the skills and talents of our pupils. If your child has an achievement that you would like to share with us, then please fill in the form on the website(link below).

We hope you have a great week!




School Newsletter

The  first monthly newsletter of the session is now available to view online. We hope this issue will keep you informed of the many and varied events that have been happening in the school recently and also give you some detail about forthcoming dates for your diary. Happy reading!

Aug/Sept Newsletter 2015

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House Captains Announced!!

IMG_4422Congratulations to all involved in the election for this year’s house captains! It was a close ballot but the successful pupils are as follows:


Captain: Josh

Vice: Esha


Captain: Maya

Vice: Pheobe


Captain: Aliza

Vice: Olivia


Captain: Sophie

Vice: Ayaan. R

Safety in the Park

The Primary 7 pupils travelled to Arthurlie House on Monday to participate in the annual ‘Safety in the Park’ event.

The afternoon was a great success, with the pupils learning about the importance of a healthy diet, internet safety and substance misuse.

When writing about the event back in class, Joshua in P7b commented, “Sadly the day had to come to an end. We got on the bus and went back to school. The day was much better than I thought!”



Welcome Back

All the children (and staff!) are delighted to be back at School and Nursery to begin our new 2015/16 session. We would especially like to welcome all our new Primary 1 children who are settling in well and working hard for Miss Pope and all of our new children in the Nursery. 

It was great to see everyone arriving on the first day looking ready for action and extremely smart in their full uniforms. We would like to thank all our parents for your continuing support.  Here’s to a great school year ahead!


Mrs McGuire


Visitors From Down Under

Today’s assembly was extra special as we welcomed the Bell family all the way from Melbourne, Australia. Susan Bell is a former pupil at Braidbar, who attended the school  back in 1985, before moving to Australia for a life in the sun.

Susan was joined by her three children – Johnny, Katy and Emily, who told us all about their school in Melbourne and the sports they played.

It was great to welcome the family to the school and we hope they enjoy the rest of their time here in Scotland.



S1 Woodfarm Pupils lead the way in Sport!

Pupils in P4 from Braidbar and Thornliebank primary participated in a fun sports festival held at Woodfarm High School yesterday. Marie Baxter- Active School Coordinator- trained up 20 S1 pupils to be Young Leaders and as part of the course they had to organise and lead a festival. The S1 pupils delivered the activities with help from Marie Baxter, P.E staff and Sports coaches. The Primary 4 pupils were all split into Commonwealth countries and participated in Athletics, Basketball, Dodgeball, Football and dance. The winning team were Jamaica who will be getting a special treat next week. Well done to the S1 pupils who have successfully passed their leadership course and to all the P4 pupils who attended and participated in all the fun sporting activities.


Sports Day Success!

On Friday, in the beautiful sunshine, Braidbar made their way to Muirend Pavillion for the annual Sports Day.

Cheered on by a supportive crowd of family and friends, each pupil rose to the challenge and competed in the spirit of fun and friendship.

The afternoon ended with a House Relay which saw Stevenson win and take home the Sports Day Trophy.

A massive thank you to Mr Gordon and Mrs Baxter for their hard work and congratulations to all involved. We look forward to seeing you all again at Sports Day 2016!



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