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Football programme transition visit 2021

The football programme transition visit will take place on Tuesday the 15th of June, between 1.45pm to 3.30pm, registration will take place from 1.35pm.  You may already have received a letter detailing the visit, if not it is winging its way to you.

All football programme pupils will have the opportunity to take part in an induction session.

Pupils will require:

  • Football boots/trainers
  • Football kit
  • Shin guards
  • Water

Please accompany your child to the front gates of the school where they will be escorted into the building by guides. I would also ask that parents/carers do not stand on the pavement behind the pitch or on the grass embankment at the side of the pitch.

We are looking forward to meeting youP7!


It was a very different BGE Graduation this year however the school were determined to honour our S3 pupils by celebrating their completion of the ‘Broad General Education’ phase of the Curriculum for Excellence. Each pupil was invited to the assembly hall with their house group and were gifted a new senior tie which they will wear as they begin the Senior Phase of their education in fourth year. Congratulations to all of our pupils and we wish them all the best as they begin S4 in the next school session.


Congratulations to the school’s senior girls’ football team who reached the semi-final of the SFA’s Senior Girls Shield on Friday 21st May. The Braidhurst squad were pitted against St Ninian’s High School in the match which was played at the Penny Cars Stadium in Airdrie. Spectators were unable to watch the match in person due to the ongoing Covid pandemic but were able to tune in via a live stream. Whilst Braidhurst lost the match 2-0 both teams played well and with pride.


As a school we are very proud of the work our staff and pupils undertake regarding the promotion and modelling of positive mental health and wellbeing. We are delighted to announce that the following S5 pupils have been appointed as our newest mental health ambassadors after a successful application and interview process.

Our mental health ambassadors for school session 2021-22 are: Jenna Woods, Ellie Dickson, Niamh Miller, Laiba Khan, Louise Day, Skye Wilkinson, Niav Douglas, Rebecca McLeod, Julia Wypych, Iona Eldhose, Caleb Monaghan, Casey Rodger, and Lee Kane. Congratulations everyone and our ambassadors will now commence two days of training before working with younger pupils next session.


On Monday 1st June, the school welcomed our local P7 pupils from Muir Street Primary, Logans Primary, and Ladywell Primary for a S1 transition event. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the transition arrangements had to be adjusted in order to keep pupils and staff safe. However, it was important that our incoming pupils still had an opportunity to visit the school and meet key members of staff, including our SMT, Pupil Support teachers, Learning Support staff and senior pupil representatives.

During the event pupils were kept in their P7 class bubbles and experienced a guided tour of the school building by our senior pupils who pointed out areas of interest, such as the school canteen, tuck shop area and library. Pupils also had the opportunity to watch a short film which introduced all members of staff and their areas of work which helped to give them an insight into the Braidhurst community.    Our young STEM leaders also demonstrated various science experiments.   We are really looking forward to welcoming our newest S1 pupils in August.


The school are delighted to recognise the fantastic achievement of S1 pupil Anna Bondar who is a talented athlete who specialises in the shot put. Not only did Anna recently achieve a personal best in the event she is now the proud title holder of top distance thrown in Scotland in her age category. This is a fantastic achievement and all at the school want to wish her the very best for her future with his event. Well done Anna!