Braidhurst High School recently appointed their school captains for academic year 2012-2013. The role of School Captain is a high-profile and prestigious one amongst the senior student body, performing a range of important functions through the academic session. Duties and responsibilities accompanying this role include being a positive role model in the school and community, representing Braidhurst HS at public events, attending and organising inter house and whole school events, organising the Senior Prom and representing the ‘pupil voice’ within the school.
Braidhurst expects their captains to be inspirational to other students with a clear commitment to the ethos and values of Braidhurst High School. The captains have to lead by example with energy, enthusiasm and a visible pride in our school. This is a post which challenges them to show initiative, achieve goals, and become more confident in how they communicate and interact with people.
Mr Gordon Craig the Scottish FA Coach in charge of the newly established elite performance school of football has expressed his delight at the skill and commitment shown by the group of players he has selected to work with in the school. Sessions take place on the new Astroturf each morning starting at 8.30 am.
ALTON TOWERS: Pupil Support Staff are busy organising the annual trip to Alton towers open to all year groups. They have almost four hundred pupils taking part for the event scheduled for Friday 14th September leaving the school at 5 am. Staff have enthusiastically volunteered for the trip and are very much looking forward to the day.
LONDON TRIP: A meeting has been arranged for Wednesday 12th September to parents of pupils taking part in the forthcoming trip to London. The trip will take place over the September weekend.
STAFFING has recently been increased in the school in line with an increase in the pupil roll. All classes were fully staffed from the start of term with the additional staffing giving extra support to pupils.
The Braidhurst High Parent Teachers and Friends Association recently held a meeting and made final plans for the first event of the session. A ‘Race Night’ has been organised to take place on Friday 5th October in the David Cooper Foundation Suite at Fir Park Stadium. Entry is by ticket only with tickets costing £1 available from the school partnership officer Mrs Linda McGurk.
During the recent PTFA meeting the school Parent Council was elected with Mrs Gardiner, Miss McCall, Mrs Jeffrey and Mrs Allan as members. Mrs Linda McGurk the partnership officer will, again, act as secretary of the group with Mr Hannan the rector as advisor.
The first meeting if the Braidhurst Parent, Teachers and Friends Association will be held in the school on Thursday 30th August starting at 7 pm. A race night is being organised to take place early in the session and the Parent council will be formed at the meeting.
As well as many new pupils, the school also welcomed several new teachers to the school including Ms Karen lamb in Drama, Ms Gemma Collins in Music, Mr James Thompson and Ms Natalie Durrant in Physical Education, Mr Alan Dickie in Biology and Ms Jennifer McKenna in Technical Education. All these staff seem to have settled very well into their new school and staff and pupils hope that they enjoy working in Braidhurst.