All posts by Miss C. Doig

Cambodia & Vietnam expedition, 2020

Following on from the success of this summer’s expedition to Borneo, the school is now in a position to offer pupils the opportunity to participate in an expedition to Cambodia and Vietnam in 2020.  This expedition is open to pupils in S3-S5.

The expedition will run over 4 weeks with the pupils choosing the activities they’d like to undertake as part of their expedition.  The expedition consists of four phases – the acclimatisation, trekking, R & R and project.  While in-country, pupils will be responsible for booking accommodation, sourcing transport, shopping in local markets, managing the budget and cooking/organising their team’s meals.  When we say it is the pupils’ expedition, that’s exactly what we mean!

We intend to hold a Parents’ Information Evening in the Assembly Hall at 6pm on Monday, 1st October.  Anyone interested in this opportunity is cordially invited to attend this meeting – remember, at this stage, the meeting is for information only.

If you’d like to see the type of experiences which our pupils get when they sign up for the expedition, please check out the Facebook page from this summer’s expedition: search for Bell Baxter HS Borneo Expedition.

If you are unable to make the event on the 1st October, please contact Miss Doig or Mrs Kidson directly for further information.

Fife Schools football success

Congratulations to Lachlan Murphy (S3) who has been selected for Fife Schools Football regional squad at U15s level.

As part of a squad of sixteen, Lachlan will now compete in the national trophy against the best players from across Scotland.

This age group is particularly strong across Fife, with a number of schools reaching the latter stages of national competitions in recent seasons.  Given the player pool, Lachlan’s selection is very impressive.

Mr Lowrie

Barcelona Football Tour

There will be  Parents’ Information Evening on Monday, 24th September at 6pm in the Assembly Hall  for anyone interested in participating in the Barcelona Football Tour, October 2019.  The tour will include watching FC Barcelona live at the Camp Nou; training with LA Liga coaches, and visiting the stunning city of Barcelona.

The trip is open to all S1-S5 pupils and is suitable for football fans, supporters and players of Bell Baxter HS.

Mr Lowrie will be joined by Callum Player from AM Sports Tours to provide information and answer questions about this exciting trip.  Please contact Mr Lowrie directly at the school if you are unable to attend the event, but wish to know more about the tour.

Barcelona Football Tour poster

Charity Events

The school’s S6 Charities Group have a number of events and appeals which they hope to launch over the next few weeks.  The group would like the whole school community to get behind their efforts to support:

  • Poverty Week (1st – 7th October)
  • Shoebox Appeal (1st October – 1st November)
  • Children in Need (15th November)

Poverty Week

As a school we are trying hard to support people in our community.  To mark “Poverty Week”, we are setting up a food/clothing bank; we would like to make it the biggest collection we’ve had and would really appreciate all donations.

We are mainly looking for tinned and/or dried foods e.g. soups, pasta.  We will also accept donations of clothes which are no longer worn or have been outgrown – clothes to fit all ages and sizes.

Please drop donations into either Mr Allan’s room (Room 411), or the Glass Social Area.

Shoebox Appeal

We are organising a “Shoebox Appeal” to support the Samaritan’s Purse Operation (Christmas appeal) as we believe that everyone deserves to receive a gift at Christmas.  We would like to ask for donations varying from a filled shoe box, to just a small gift.  Gifts may include:

  • Filled shoe boxes.
  • Wrapping paper.
  • Toys and cards.
  • Hats, gloves, scarves etc.
  • Hygiene products e.g. soap, toothbrushes, deodorants, toothpaste.

For more ideas and information, please see posters around the school, or check out the official website “Shoebox Appeal“.

Children in Need

On Thursday, 15th November there will be a “dress down day” for Children in Need.  It will cost £1 to enable pupils to participate in the non-uniform event, and at lunchtime we will be organising a variety of activities in the Assembly Hall.  Activities include “pie the teacher” and guess the staff from their baby photograph.

If you would like to participate in the Children in Need events, please bring a £1 to dress down and come along to the Assembly Hall at lunchtime to take part in all of the fun – we hope to raise a lot of money for a great charity!

S6 Charities Group

Rag bag collection

The Eco Committee will be collecting items for the “Rag Bag” initiative in the Dining Hall before the start of period 1 on Tuesday, 25th September.  The money raised from recycling the clothes will be donated to MacMillan Cancer Support.

The number of house points awarded to each house – Baxter, Bell, Dawson, Douglas, Howe and Westport – will depend on the amount of clothing donated by pupils in each of the houses.  Please note, some items will not be accepted.

Check out the “Rag Bag” website for further details, or look out for the Rag Bag posters found around the school.

Eco Committee