Active Schools

Please find the latest After School Programme now uploaded to the website.

After school programme- Jan- March 2016

Active Schools are also organising a Cricket Club that will club start on Thursday 18th February at Woodfarm High school 4.45-5.45pm. This is run by East Renfrewshire Cricket clubs and we hope to develop this into Cricket club that runs throughout the year. Letters were issued to pupils in P6-7 yesterday.

 

CSE The Signs

The Scottish Government has today launched a website dedicated to supporting everyone worried about child sexual exploitation. With information for children, young  people, friends and families, it can only be successful with your help.
 
 
There will also be TV advertisements over the next few days to support this campaign.

National Parent Forum of Scotland

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has been working with Skills Development Scotland as part of the programme of work underway in Developing the Young Workforce.

Together they have produced some tailored information for parents, as part of our successful “in a nutshell” series, which covers the new Careers Education Standard launched at SLF 2015.

This new nutshell will supply parents with basic information about the initial role of this programme in schools and signpost them to where they can get some more information if they need it.

The information can be found by following the link below.

http://www.npfs.org.uk/career-education-a-world-of-possibilities/

Consultation on the future of early learning and childcare.

The Council is seeking your views so that a model of provision can be devised to best meet the needs of our residents.

East Renfrewshire Council currently provides 600 hours per year of early learning and childcare to all 3 & 4 year olds whose parents wish it.

570 hours is provided to all parents as either morning or afternoon sessions during term time. We want to consult with you as to how the additional 30 hours should be provided.

You are invited to respond by giving your views, suggestions or concerns. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this consultation.

The consultation can be found at https://getinvolved.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/education/consultation-on-the-future-of-early-learning-and-c

 

Professional Golf Lessons

Pupils across the Woodfarm cluster from P5-P7 and P3 & 4 are being offered the opportunity to be coached Golf by professional Golf coaches at Mearns Golf Academy.

  • Primary 3 and Primary 4 will run on Thursday’s 4-5pm starting Thursday 21st January 2016.
  • Primary 5-7 will run on Friday’s 4-5pm starting Friday 22nd January 2016.

Please click on the letters below for more information:

P3-4 Golf Letter for cluster- January 2016

P5-P7 Golf Letter for cluster- January 2016

P1 Registration for pupils starting school in August 2016

East Renfrewshire Council has set up one week when you should register your son or daughter at your local primary school for school education in East Renfrewshire. You must register at your catchment school, even if you intend to make a placing request to another school or to defer your place and keep your son or daughter at home for another year.

 

If he or she is aged five between 1 March 2016 and the end of February 2017 you should go along to the primary school between 1.45pm and 3.30pm any day during the week of Monday 11 January to Friday 15 January 2016.

You should bring your son or daughter’s birth certificate, your child benefit statement, a copy of your current council tax notice, and mortgage statement or rental agreement. The school can also accept, Driving Licence, Utility Bill or Bank Statement if the child benefit statement is unavailable.

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: https://glowhelp.wikis.glowscotland.org.uk/Microsoft+O365+Downloads

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

 

Last Day of Term

The pantomimes are over, the parties have ended and all that is left is one more day of school.

School will close today at 2.30pm and reopen on Wednesday 6th January.

We wish you a relaxing, peaceful and joyful holiday.  See you in 2016!

 

Nativity News

Congratulations to all the pupils and staff involved in yesterdays outstanding performance!

It was great to see such talent and effort from all the pupils involved in the show; and it was great to see the grown ups joining in too!

We hope you all enjoyed watching the show as much as we have had rehearsing it. Here are a few photos from the performance. Enjoy.

 

Active Schools Update

This has been a busy term at Braidbar Primary with loads of after school clubs and festivals and events happening.

Our Active School Co-ordinator Marie Baxter has been busy this term working in our school and across the other schools to provide more opportunities for our pupils to be more active and give them more opportunities to be involved in sports.

Find out about all about our efforts in the Active Schools Update.

Primary 6 – Stars on Screen

Last year, a number of our current Primary 6 pupils were involved in a project looking at the gender pay gap.

Their input was made into a short film by Amina – The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre, and launched as part of the ‘Equal Pay Day’ campaign on the 4th of November, the date in the calendar year when women effectively work for free until the end of the year because of the wage disparity.

The resulting video shows the pupils involved in a number of tasks, and their responses when they realise all is not quite ‘fair’.

We are delighted to be involved in this campaign and think that the pupils should be proud of their contribution to a more fairer and equal Scotland.

We hope you enjoy watching the video.

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.

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