Check out our new youtube page where you will find a variety of videos to help our new P7 pupils with the transition to High School. So far we have a walk-through of the school and and short intro by our Senior Management Team (SMT), pupil support and learning staff.
We have more videos in the pipeline so stayed tuned to the website and social media for further updates.
If you don’t already please follow us on Twitter @braidhurst and download our school app: click here for info
On Thursday 19th September a group of ten S1 pupils, accompanied by school librarian Mrs. Scott, attended the ‘Read to Succeed’ closing ceremony at St Ambrose High School. Pupils from across North Lanarkshire were brought together to celebrate the importance of reading and the many ways it can positively enhance their future careers.
The event was compered by author Keith Charters and included a keynote speech from Dan Freedman, the author of the highly successful football series ‘Jamie Johnson’, which has been televised for the CBBC channel. At the end of the ceremony each pupil was gifted a signed copy of ‘Born to Play’ by Dan Freedman, from the council’s Learning Hub, and had the opportunity to pose for a group photograph with Dan and their new books.
As part of the school’s ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ programme a group of 40 S4 pupils recently participated in a ‘Skills for Life and Work’ week. This programme guaranteed that pupils would gain seven additional qualifications and an improved CV before heading out on work experience for the remainder of study leave. Qualifications on offer included Emergency First Aid, REEHIS Food Hygiene, and Police Scotland’s ‘Keep Safe’ ambassador programme. The week ended with a presentation of certificates to pupils by MP for Motherwell and Wishaw Marion Fellows and Depute Leader of North Lanarkshire Council Paul Kelly, Head Teacher Mr Rooney and programme organiser Mr Clarke. Congratulations to all the pupils who took part in a fantastic week of learning.
Commiserations to the S3-4 netball team who were recently beaten in the NLC Final. All the girls played great and showed great sportsmanship throughout the tournament.
Easter School will run in Braidhurst High School on the 1st and 2nd of April. This presents an excellent opportunity for pupils to hone their skills and gain invaluable exam advice and practice.
Pupils who want to participate should return their forms to Miss Kerr by Friday the 15th of March at the latest.
The Braidhurst S3/4 and S2 netball teams were both in action recently with the S3/4 girls winning their matches against St Ambrose High School on Monday 4th March the S2 girls won their game against Our Lady’s High School in Motherwell with Emily Dougan being named Player of the Match.
The Braidhurst senior netball team played a fantastic match against Cardinal Newman High School on Monday 25th February and despite losing the game showed a great deal of persistence and determination throughout.