Throughout November, Bell Baxter will be a collection point for this year’s “Toy Drive”.
The appeal was set up with the support of our community to help donate gifts to families in need at Christmas time. Each year the “Toy Drive” depends on donations from the public, business and schools to provide gifts for local children aged from 0-18 years age so that they have a gift to open on Christmas morning.
All donations must be NEW and unwrapped. Gifts can include puzzles, books, boardgames, craft gifts, video games, stuffed toys, gift sets, Lego and/or DVDs. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any handmade items.
If you would like to help this great cause we would ask that all gifts are handed into the school by 30th November.
The LRC and English Faculty will be marking Book Week Scotland (19th – 25th November) with a number of events running throughout the week.
Monday will see author Philip Caveney, aka Danny Weston, visit the school to speak to our S2 pupils. Philip will talk about his writing and life as an author. Pupils will be able to purchase books (£6-£7) on the day.
Our S1-S3 Reading Heroes will be leading reading challenges throughout the week in English classes. A scoreboard will be kept with prizes on offer for the top groups in S1, S2 and S3.
The rest of Book Week Scotland looks like this:
Monday, 19th November
S2 author event with Philip Caveney.
Tuesday, 20th November
Waterstones pop-up bookshop and “Cake, coffee & book” event for staff.
Wednesday, 21st November & Thursday, 22nd November
Book swap events at lunchtime – bring a book to swap it for another book!
Friday, 23rd November
S1 author event with Joan Lennon.
Congratulations to Lyle Robertson (S5) who has been selected to attend a prestigious cricket training camp in Sri Lanka between 19th November and 20th December. Lyle has been selected following his excellent performances for Falkland Cricket Club and also for his age group at national level. Whilst in Sri Lanka, Lyle will follow an intensive programme of training and competitive matches, allowing him to rub shoulders with some of the best players in Sri Lanka.
Mr D. Lowrie
[CL Faculty of Health & Wellbeing]
Well done to the Charities Group who raised an incredible £1500 for Children in Need with their fundraising efforts in school today. In addition to the non-uniform day, the group organised a well-attended “Pie the teacher” event during lunchtime – there were some very enthusiastic efforts by some of the pupils!
The Charities Group would like to ‘thank’ everyone who got involved with today’s fundraising. A special ‘thank you’ goes to all of the staff – Mr Gibbons, Mr Harris, Mr Hall, Mr Baillie, Miss Travers, Mr Kellichan, Mr Killean, Mrs Jeffrey, Mrs Burgoyne, Mr Wimberley, Mrs Barbour, Mr Allan, Ms Pour, Mr Ajeda and Dr Parker (sorry if we’ve forgotten anyone) – who were all “pied” during lunchtime’s fun. Oh, well done to Megan and Sam too for being such good sports.
The Charities Group
The Study Support schedule for this session is now available to view and/or download. A number of faculties have provided pupils with valuable opportunities to consolidate classroom learning; advise on national assignments, and support revision. Supported study sessions are being offered at lunchtimes and after school.
Pupils should ensure that they have made arrangements to get home following attendance at an after school study support session.
Study Support schedule