All posts by Miss C. Doig

Scottish Schools Showjumping

Well done to everyone who represented Bell Baxter at the Scottish Schools Showjumping, Howe Equestrian on Sunday, 29th October. Jessika Rennie placed 5th individually in the 85cm out of 80 riders. Our team of Ailsa Roberts, Robyn Black, Emma Webster and Sophie McDonald came 4th in the 1m class with Ailsa Roberts also picking up 2nd place individually in the same class which had 40 riders in it.

Well done again to all riders.

Borneo training expedition

The training expedition for the Borneo expedition was held in Aviemore this weekend.  Thirty-seven pupils and six staff spent Saturday and Sunday working on the skills they will need to use as part of this summer’s expedition – team building, problem-solving, menu planning, cooking, personal safety, hygiene and first aid to name but a few.

Hopefully, the weather the will be slightly warmer in Borneo – with the exception of the trek on Mount Kinabalu – than it was in chilly Aviemore.

Parents’ Evening – National courses

The first Parents’ Evening of the session will be held in the school on Wednesday, 15th November for those S4-S6 pupils undertaking National level courses.

A new appointments booking system – see links below – will be used by the school to enable parents and carers to book appointments with staff.  Parents and carers will receive a copy of the “How to book an appointment” letter via Groupcall over the weekend.

The booking system will be open from tomorrow (4th November) and will close for appointments at 11.00am on the 15th November.

Please contact the school if you have problems booking an appointment for the Parents’ Evening.

How to book an appointment” (pdf)

Making appointments – Live link

Winter Concert

Come along and enjoy an evening – see Winter Concert poster – of entertainment and musical talent at Bell Baxter’s Winter Concert on Wednesday, 22nd November.  The concert begins at 7.00pm and will showcase some of the very best musical and theatrical talent in the school.

Tickets will be available at the door on the night, but can be purchased in advance during intervals and lunchtimes.  Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults – £5
Concessions, children and pupils – £3
Families – £14 (2 adults + 2 children)

Refreshments will be available.

We hope to see you there on the night!

Careers events

SRUC Elmwood Campus’ Careers Fair (8th November, 2017)

SRUC will be holding a Careers Fair at their Elmwood Campus from 11.00am – 2.00pm on 8th November.  Over forty exhibitors from Industry will be attending the event to deliver presentations about their organisation.

National Healthcare Weekend (4th & 5th November, 2017)

The University of Stirling are hosting a Medic Mentor event aimed at pupils in S3-S5 who maybe interested in a career in the field of Medicine.  Specialists from the fields of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, Dentistry, Pharmacology, Biomedical Sciences and Psychology will be attending the event.

Registration, costing £25, can be completed on the Medic Mentor website for Saturday’s conferences.  There is an optional UCAS lecture on the Sunday for each of the specialisms.