OPEN EVENING 2019

Braidhurst High will hold an Open Evening for P6 and 7 pupils and parents, and S1/2 pupils and parents, on Tuesday the 22nd of October, between 4-6.30pm.  It will give pupils, and their parents, a chance to see around the school, meet staff and participate in activities.  All staff would be delighted to welcome you to Braidhurst High, a school where pupils are supported in their aspirations, to help them achieve excellence. 

U18 SCOTTISH CUP

It was a great result for our U18 Boys in the first round of the Scottish Cup away to Bishopbriggs Academy. Four goals from Alistair Small, two from Kyle Semple and one from Max McGuigan, led to a fantastic result for Braidhurst.

ST ANDREW’S HOSPICE AMBASSADORS

The school’s St Andrew’s Hospice ambassadors for 2019-2020 are Marc Leslie, Caitlin Diggle, Chloe McDerment, and Sarah Leighton. Congratulations to each of the pupils who will be working on fundraising ideas and organising events over the coming school year. Mr Campbell, PT Science, will undertake to the role of co-ordinator between the school and the charity.

STAFF vs PUPILS NETBALL

The annual inter-house staff versus pupil netball match took place on Friday 20th September and ended in a 10-10 draw. Both teams played spectacularly and the PE Department promises that they will arrange a re-match soon to decide the winner. The organisers would like to thank everyone who came along to the event and to all the staff who gave up their time to help out.

School Vision

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent survey to help us review and update our school vision. Please find below a summary of the responses from all those who took part on what was considered to be the most important:-

Staff Parents/

Carers

Senior Pupils Junior Pupils
Achievement Attainment Supportive Achievement
Challenging Achievement Achievement Inclusive
Aspiration Aspiration Attainment Supportive
Supportive Supportive Opportunity

Opportunity

From this we had the following key words.

Key Words (in order)

  • Achievement/Supportive
  • Aspiration/Attainment
  • Opportunity
  • Challenging/Inclusive

We were keen to have a vision which would be short and snappy and yet sum up what is important at Braidhurst. Following discussion with groups of pupil and staff we have agreed on the following:-

Supporting Aspirations, Achieving Excellence

This sits well with our five key values:-

1. Integrity
2. Empathy
3. Respect
4. Trust
5. Courage

Thank you for ensuring your child comes to school in full school uniform as it makes everyone in the building easily identifiable. As winter approaches can we remind you that school lockers are available for winter jackets and other belongings to be kept during the school day. Pupils should continue to wear their blazer, shirt, tie, v-neck jumper or sweatshirt and school trousers/skirts throughout the day. School shoes/boots should be plain black.

It is pleasing to note that visitors frequently comment on how smart our pupils look and on the positive ethos in the school.

ST ANDREW’S HOSPICE 6K RUN

On Sunday 15th September Braidhurst pupils and staff participated in the annual St Andrew’s Hospice 6K run at Strathclyde Park. Not only were participants showing off their running prowess but they were also raising essential funds for the charity through sponsorship from family and friends. Plus our very own DHT of S1-S2 Mr. Gardiner came first place overall. Congratulations to all the runners.

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