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