Last Wednesday saw the first eagerly anticipated inter house event and with new house captains selected, each house was keen to get off to a promising start in this year’s competition. The fun run, which is a whole school event, had even more significance that it is worth triple points. The sun was shining as everyone took to the playing fields of the event. There were special appearances on the day from Elvis, Wonder Woman and many other pupils who hade made that extra bit of effort and dressed up for the occasion. As the competition got underway pupils were aiming to put in a good amount of laps to help build their house points total. Pupils were joined by enthusiastic members of staff, including Mr Hannan, who donned another very interesting competition: who would achieve the most laps – a pupil or a teacher? After 30 minutes of continuous running, jogging and walking, where pupils and staff completed a total of 5433 laps and a tremendous 1100 miles. The event was finished and all that was left was to gather in the scores and tally them up to see what house would claim the first inter house victory of 2012-2013. The final results were:
Well done to all the pupils and staff who took part and made this fantastic event. We look forward to the next inter house event in the next few weeks which will be potted sports and football.
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.