The Right to Play

To coincide with ‘The Day of the Child’, Braidbar Primary are currently enjoying a whole school Golden Time!

The pupils have all selected the activity that they would like to do and are now playing, crafting and constructing in various classrooms!

This event, organised by Miss Paterson and the Rights Respecting Committee, is to highlight the pupils right to play.

Here are a few photos of the pupils beginning their tasks; we will post more later to show you the full range of activities.


The Pirates of Primary 3

Today the Primary 3 class performed their ‘Pirate Assembly’ to an excited audience of parents and pupils.

After entering the hall to a lovely sea shanty the pupils started to guide us through their learning so far this year. We learned all about their trip to The Tall Ship, we heard wonderful stories and we listened to some beautiful singing!

At the end of the show, Pirate Ewan informed us that we had been a terrific audience and nobody had to walk the plank…Phew.

Thank you to Primary 3 for a wonderful morning.

Engage @ Glasgow Science Centre

Engage – Monday 30th November 2015, 11am – 6.30pm, Glasgow Science Centre – FREE ACCESS

Specialist Children’s Services and Yorkhill Children’s Charity are hosting a large, fun-filled and exciting public engagement event designed to talk to children, young people, families, parents, carers, schools and a range of professionals from various public and voluntary organisations.

Please see the attached programme for the day. There is free access to the whole Glasgow Science Centre, free parking, loads of goody bags and many prizes to give away.


There is free access to the whole Glasgow Science Centre, free parking, loads of goody bags and many prizes to give away.

#Engage is for everyone! Please have a look over the programme, share with families, colleagues and partner organisations and come along at any point throughout the 30th November. #Engage is a drop-in event and everyone is welcome.


Further information is available here


We look forward to seeing you at the Glasgow Science Centre.

Nintendo DSi and Microsoft Office

Dear Parent,

As you may know, each pupil in Braidbar has access to Glow and the resources stored on this site. Now, as part of the Education Department’s annual Microsoft agreement, pupils can download and install Microsoft Office Pro Plus. This means each pupil can download and install Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc for free onto their devices at home.

Each pupil can download and install Microsoft Office on up to 5 desktops, laptops or netbooks. In addition they can also use this offer on up to 5 mobile phones and tablets.

To access the Office Pro Plus installation file please follow the steps below:

  1. Login to Glow.
  2. Click the Office Pro Plus tile located on the Shared Launch Pad.
  3. The next window will display the Install button as well as links to other useful information.

There is also guidance available on Glow:

Disclaimer:  In order to qualify for this benefit, you must be an East Renfrewshire employee with a Glow account or a pupil attending an East Renfrewshire school. You must understand that you are entering into an agreement with Microsoft and not East Renfrewshire Council.

Secondly, over the last year a number of pupils in the school have been using Nintendo DSi consoles to improve their achievement and motivation in maths. The equipment used for the project was hired from Education Scotland, but unfortunately our loan period is over and we have had to return them.

The consoles used were the old style of DS and many pupils commented that they used to have ones similar. So, we are writing to you in the hope that you may have consoles gathering dust that you would like to donate to the school to keep the project going, and extend it to more pupils within the school.

If you have any equipment you would like to donate please hand it in at the school office; don’t worry if it is missing a charger or stylus, we will be able to supply these.

Many thanks in advance for your continued support.

Kind regards

Andrew Howie

Acting Principal Teacher

Congratulations to Mrs Andrews!

Last night, at Edinburgh’s City Chambers, Mrs Andrews was recognised by Bikeability Scotland as the Pupils’ Choice Award Winner.

Last year Mrs Andrews led the Bikeability lessons at Braidbar with such enthusiasm and commitment that our pupils thought she deserved a nomination. So Eisa, Aliza, Alisha and Heather set about completing the nomination form, and crossing their fingers.

Eisa, a P7 pupil, commented “Mrs Andrews was very encouraging and nurturing, to begin with we did not think we would be able to ride a mountain bike as it was so big, but Mrs Andrews encouraged us to try. One time I had an accident on the bike and I was worried about going back on the road but Mrs Andrews reassured me and made me feel safe. Mrs Andrews deserves this award as she helped all the students”.

It was this nurturing approach that saw Mrs Andrews beat off competition from across Scotland to win the award. We are so proud of her achievement and glad to see her gain the recognition her hard work deserves!



Primary 4b Assembly

Congratulations to Mrs McCowan  and Primary 4b who performed magnificently at their class assembly this morning.

It was wonderful to hear all about the pupils learning and to remind us all of the school’s values and motto.

Learn and Discover, Care for Each Other!!

Parent Council Tonight

The Parent Council will meet tonight at 6pm in the school.

We are keen to invite all parents to attend to share their thoughts and ideas. As well as getting involved in the great work the council do to support our pupils.

Please come along and get involved!

Fright Night! Halloween Disco

On Wednesday night the school hall was transformed into the perfect setting for our Halloween Disco. The Parent COuncil ensured that everyone had a great time by organising food, drink and fun!

Please take a look at some of the wonderfully ghoulish photos below!!


Convoy to Calais – An Invitation

The East Renfrewshire Convoy to Calais leaves this Thursday at 8pm from the car park of ER Council HQ in Eastwood Park, Giffnock. They are taking the largest single donation from anywhere in Scotland.  Schools and nurseries from all over East Renfrewshire responded with overwhelming generosity to the appeal.  All parents, children and staff are invited to be there for the send-off. The convoy organisers want to give the families who contributed the opportunity to see their donations leave, and to send the convoy off in style.

We hope you can join us.


Digital Communication and Online School Payments Parent/Carer Survey

The Education Department is currently undertaking a review of administrative and clerical processes in the department, schools and prefive establishments with a view to both delivering approved financial savings and also modernising how they work.

Please take the time to complete the short survey (accessible via the link below) which will help inform changes and hopefully deliver systems and processes which are fit for the future and support the department’s vision of Everyone Attaining, Everyone Achieving through Excellent Experiences.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Braidbar Primary School and Nursery Class

Celebration Assembly

This morning we celebrated the achievements of pupils across the school at our Celebration Assembly.

These assemblies give us the opportunity to recognise pupils for a whole range of reasons and find out about what our pupils have been up to. Today the recipients were recognised for a host of achievements including participating in the Great Scottish run, great writing in school, horse riding and karate.

For the full list of winners click here: Celebration Assembly Oct 15


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