School Updates and Letters

Upcoming events

Dear Parent/Carer,

As we approach the exam period, I would like to highlight the planned subject specific support sessions for our senior pupils. While our young people are welcome in school at any point during the exam period, the attached timetable highlights the times staff have been planned to give that extra bit of support just before the exam.

This information has also been shared on Teams with your young person.

Kind regards,
Marjorie Cotter

Dear Parent/Carer

Your young person's third tracking report is now ready to view in Progress, our online tracking system. Please log on https://my.didbook.com using the email address and password you previously set to view the last report. Young people can also log on to the system to view their report, using their Glow email.

In some curricular areas (Creative Arts, Humanities, Science and Technologies), pupils are taught subjects on rotation and, as such, will only have a report on the most recent subject they have been learning.
This report will tell you the current level they are working at in each subject and how well they are progressing through the level. Please note that in many cases you may not see a change in level since the last report in December. Our BGE Guide for Parents and Carers is attached, if you require more information.

In addition, you will also be able to see how your young person is progressing and engaging with their learning. The tracking system also allows teachers to include comments and next steps, where appropriate. These comments will provide you with a deeper understanding of the strengths of your young person and highlight any necessary support or actions to support continued learning.

If you have any questions or require further information about your young person's report, please contact their Pastoral Head.
We are here to support you and your young person.

Yours faithfully

Marjorie Cotter and Ian Vosser

Depute Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carer,

As we approach the final approach to exams, please see attached, the vast range of supports on offer in school for your young person to access.
We will be offering two days of Easter School - Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd April - covering a wide range of subject areas.
Please encourage your young person to take up these offers, as we know it can make a big difference.

Many Thanks
Marjorie Cotter

Dear Parent/Carer,

Friends at Braes are launching their annual Easter raffle on Monday 26th February!

In addition to our FAB Easter themed hamper, we have a brand new Apple Smart Watch and £100 cash on offer. There are also a few prizes which have been generously donated by local businesses. Details of all prizes can be found within the attached flyer.

Tickets are priced at £2 or 3 for £5, and they can be purchased in 3 different ways:

1) online through Ipay Impact. This is where you can pay for things such as school meals. There will be a specific option for the Xmas raffle. You will see a maximum value entered of £20 and you are free to purchase however much you wish up to that value.

OR

2) offline, by emailing friendsatbraeshigh@gmail.com, stating how many tickets you wish to purchase. We will send you FAB bank account details to enable you to make a bank transfer.

OR

3) at the Dance Showcase on Thursday 29th February. You will be able to purchase on your way into the show and during the interval. We now have a card machine, so you'll have the option to pay by card or in cash.

No physical raffle tickets will be issued. All entries will be tracked on a central spreadsheet.

HAMPER DONATIONS

We would be very grateful to receive donations of Easter themed goodies, bottles, pamper items etc to help make up the hamper. These can be handed in to the school office via the reception desk just inside the main entrance to the school.

The last date for purchasing tickets will be Tuesday 26th March, with the draw taking place in the school on Wednesday 27th March.

Please enjoy browsing the fabulous prizes we have on offer and spread the word to family and friends!

Kind regards

Susan MacKinnon
(FAB Chairperson)

  • February Holidays and In-service

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please remember that the school is closed to pupils on Friday 9th February and Monday 12th February for school holidays, and again on Tuesday 13th February for the in-service day. School reopens to pupils on Wednesday 14th February.

Kind regards,

Braes High School

Dear Parents/ Carers,

With effect from Wednesday 14th February the attached Meal Deals will be available from the Canteen.
Many thanks
Braes High School

Dear Parents/Carers

Please find attached information on how to book appointments for the in-person parents' evening on Thursday 15th February, 4.30-7.00pm.

Booking opens on Thursday 1st February at 8.00am.

Kind Regards,
Marjorie Cotter
Depute Headteacher

  • Headteacher -Inspection report

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please see the link below to the inspection report for Braes High School :

Inspection report


Kind regards,

Braes High School

Dear Parents/Carers

Please find attached information on how to book appointments for the online parents' evening on Wednesday 31st January, 3.30-6.00pm.

Booking opens on Wednesday 17th January at 8.00am.

Kind Regards,

Marjorie Cotter
Depute Headteacher


  • Celebrating Success and Achievement S1-S3

Dear Parent/Carer

Please see below a link to our December 2023 Celebrating Success and Achievement sway.
Celebrating Success and Achievement December 2023

Many Thanks
Darren Yeates
Depute Head -Ochil


Dear Parents / Carers,

Please find attached information on how to book appointments for the in-person Parents' Evening on Wednesday 17th January, 3.30-6.00pm.
Booking opens on Wednesday 3rd January at 8am.

Kind regards,
Marjorie Cotter

Dear Parent/Carer

Your young person's second tracking report is now ready to view in Progress, our online tracking system. Please log on https://my.didbook.com using the email address and password you previously set to view the last report. Young people can also log on to the system to view their report, using their Glow email.
In some curricular areas (Creative Arts, Humanities and Science), pupils are taught subjects on rotation and, as such, will only have a report on the most recent subject they have been taught.
This report will tell you the current level they are working at in each subject and how well they are progressing through the level. Please note that in many cases you may not see a change in level since the last report in October. Our BGE Guide for Parents and Carers is attached, if you require more information.
In addition, you will also be able to see how your young person is progressing and engaging with their learning. The tracking system also allows teachers to include comments and next steps, where appropriate. These comments will provide you with a deeper understanding of the strengths of your young person and highlight any necessary support or actions to support continued learning.
If you have any questions or require further information about your young person's report, please contact their Pastoral Head.
We are here to support you and your young person.

Yours faithfully

Marjorie Cotter and Ian Vosser

Deputy Headteacher

  • Lost property

Anyone looking for lost property should speak to Mrs Stewart (Medical) between now and Friday 8th December 2023. After that date all unclaimed items will be disposed of.

Dear Parents /Carers

Please find attached information on how to book appointments for the online parents' evening on Monday 4th December, 3.30-6.00pm.
Booking opens on Monday 20th November at 3pm.

Kind regards,
Marjorie Cotter
Deputy Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carer,

Sincere thanks from Friends at Braes to those who have already purchased tickets for our Xmas raffle.

There are 40 PRIZES available to win, including a LARGE FLAT SCREEN TV!! All prizes can be found within the attached flyer.

Tickets are priced at £2 or 3 for £5, and they can be purchased in 3 different ways:

1) online through Ipay Impact. This is where you can pay for things such as school meals. There will be a specific option for the Xmas raffle. You will see a maximum value entered of £20 and you are free to purchase however much you wish up to that value.

OR

2) offline, by emailing friendsatbraeshigh@gmail.com, stating how many tickets you wish to purchase. We will send you FAB bank account details to enable you to make a bank transfer.

OR

3) at the Xmas concert on Wednesday 6th December. You will be able to purchase on your way into the concert and during the interval. We now have a card machine, so you'll have the option to pay by card or in cash.

No physical raffle tickets will be issued. All entries will be tracked on a central spreadsheet.

HAMPER DONATIONS

We would be very grateful to receive donations of bottles, luxury food items, chocolates, pamper items etc to help make up the hampers. These can be handed in to the school office via the reception desk just inside the main entrance to the school.

The last date for purchasing tickets will be Monday 18th December, with the draw taking place live in the school on Tuesday 19th December.

Please enjoy browsing the fabulous prizes we have on offer and spread the word to family and friends!

Kind regards

Susan MacKinnon
(FAB Chairperson)

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you for attending the S2 course choice information evening last night. It was lovely to see and speak so many of our families.

As promised, please find attached the slides from last night's presentation.

If you have any further questions about your young person's course choice process, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards

J Shaw
Depute Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carer,

Our next committee meeting is this coming Monday, 6th November at 6:30pm. This will take place in the Conference room on the first floor in the school, as well as online via Teams.

The agenda is attached to give you a flavour of what we will be discussing. We would warmly welcome any new members and any fresh ideas for fundraising.

If you wish to attend, please drop an email to friendsatbraeshigh@gmail.com and let me know if you'd like to come in person or would like to dial in online via Teams.

Kind regards

Susan MacKinnon
(FAB Chairperson)

  • Industrial Action in Falkirk Schools Suspended

The industrial action due to take place 26 to 28 September by GMB members is now suspended.

This means that all Falkirk early learning and childcare centres, schools and all specialist additional support needs facilities, specialist provision classes and secondary additional support centres will be open as normal next week.

The school meals service and home to school transport provision will also operate as normal.

Parents will be advised directly by Groupcall email.

Children's Services
Falkirk Council

  • Flu vaccines (nasal spray) will take place in the Games Hall on Monday 2nd October and Tuesday 3rd October. Please complete and return consent forms to the front office ASAP
  • S1 Letter

Dear Parent/Carer

Please find attached relevant information relating to your young person being issued with their Connected Falkirk one-to-one device. If you have any concerns about ICT access, please contact your relevant Pastoral Head.

Yours sincerely

Braes High School

Connected Falkirk S1

School letters

Headteacher Update 170424

Headteacher Update 270324

Headteacher Update 280224

Headteacher Update 210224

Braes HS Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please see below the link to the latest Braes HS newsletter :

Braes Bulletin 8th February 24 24

We hope our young people enjoy the long weekend with school closed to pupils on Friday 9th February, Monday 12th February and Tuesday 13th February. Pupils return to school on Wednesday 14th February.

Thanks
Iain Livinstone

Headteacher




Headteacher Update 180124

Headteacher Update 080124

Headteacher Update 201223

Headteacher Update 141223

Headteacher Update 081223

Headteacher Update 301123

  • Headteacher Newsletter and reminder In-service Friday 24th November 23

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please see below the link to the latest Braes HS newsletter. Please also remember that Friday 24th November is an in service day and the school will be closed to pupils on that day.

Braes HS Newsletter November 2023

Kind regards,

Braes High School



Headteacher update 251023

Headteacher update 231023

Headteacher update 051023

Headteacher update 270923

Headteacher update 220923

Headteacher letter- Upcoming Industrial Action

Connected Falkirk IPad letter

Update 310823

Update 240823

S1 Parents

08/08/2023 Update

With only a few days until the return to school for young people on Wednesday 16th August, some of you may be looking for last minute items of uniform. Friends at Braes have a significant stock of good quality pre-loved items in a variety of sizes. These can be found on the rail just inside the main entrance to the school. The school will be open between 9am and 2pm on Monday and Tuesday.

I'm also looking for some help in sourcing pre-loved blazers for a few young people in the following sizes:

Boys 42" or 44"
Girls 38" x 2
Boys 34"

If anyone has one of the above and they are willing to donate it, please can you email friendsatbraeshigh@gmail.com. I have more stock at home, so if you can't find what you're looking for, please also get in touch using the same email address.

Kind regards

Susan MacKinnon
(Friends at Braes - Chairperson)