P7 Transition

Welcome to our Braes Cluster Primary 7 Transition page!

We were really looking forward to welcoming you, and your parents/carers, to Braes High School throughout this year to introduce to your school, our staff and some of your fellow pupils. Unfortunately, we are not able to see you in school at the moment so we thought it would be good to have one place where you can come to find lots of information and activities that will help you get to know our school before you join us in August.

New resources will be added to this page regularly and I will stay in contact with your primary school teachers so that they can help you too.
I hope you enjoy the activities we provide and I look forward to meeting you all as soon as I can!

Miss Wilkinson

P7 Transition 2021

24 June 2021

Dear P7 pupil and parents/carers
I hope you are all safe and well and looking forward to your Summer break and your start at Braes High School in August. Following the recent visits of our young people I wanted to send you some final pieces of information and links to more guidance that may be useful in the coming weeks including a welcome from the Head Teacher and a map of the school as requested by our young people.

Kind regards
Miss Wilkinson

Letter for P7 families June 2021

School Map

9 June 2021

Dear P7 pupils and parents/carers

As requested, here is a pre-recorded video of our parental information presentation for any families that were unable to attend and for you to use as a reference.
Braes High School P7 Parents information presentation

Braes High School P7 Parents information presentation

All families should have received information through primaries or direct from me about transition visits that are taking place next week. If you have not received the information for your school, please contact your primary or direct to Julie.wilkinson@falkirk.gov.uk

We are really looking forward to seeing all of our S1 pupils in school.

Miss Wilkinson

28 May 2021

Dear P7 pupils and parents / carers

Thank you to everyone who attended our online parents information evening on Thursday, it was great to have so many of our young people represented and I hope the information was helpful and reassuring. We will be responding to general questions including transport and accessing the app in the coming weeks and the pastoral team will be contacting families to address pupil specific questions.
This is the first time we have run a live event for such a large group and apologise to those families that were not able to access the meetings. We are creating a recorded version of the presentation that we will share in the coming week that will confirm all the information we shared.

As we get closer to the end of term I have two more inputs to share with you that will keep building the picture of Braes High School and the community you are joining.

The first video is about our Braes therapet, Jamie, and the work he does in school with his owner Janette.

Braes Therapet - Jamie and Janette

The second video is from Skills Development Scotland, our careers advisers, who will work with you throughout your time in Braes High School to help you consider your future study and career and prepare you for the world of work.

An introduction to Skills Developement Scotland

I'll be back in touch soon with more information and looking forward to welcoming you into the school very soon.

Miss Wilkinson

21 May 2021

Dear P7 pupils and families,

Information for parents/carers
Parents and carers will receive an important email on Monday 24/05 which will inform you of the house group and class that you have been assigned to for next session. Please remember that you may not be placed with your friends but will have the opportunity to make new friends and spend time with your friends from primary school when you start with us in Braes. The email will also include an invitation for parents and carers to a live pastoral event on Thursday 27th May. The link provided will allow parents / carers to meet and hear from your House Pastoral head and is focussed for parents/carers rather than young people. If you do not receive an email direct from Braes High School on Monday 24/05, please contact me by email Julie.wilkinson@falkirk.gov.uk

Information for P7 pupils
We have shared information about subjects and timetables and the supports in place for you at Braes High School but in this event I wanted to concentrate on the second part of our motto..."Be Part Of It!" We are very proud that our school is a community and we try to give you as many opportunities as possible to get involved in your school and activities you enjoy, outside of the classroom.

A massive thank you to Miss Godfrey who has created a video showing you some of the activities that you can get involved in when you start in Braes High School...and there are many more starting all the time! Please watch the video on this link Extra curricular opportunities at Braes HS.

Extra curricular opportunities at Braes HS

I know you will all be thinking about the end of term and your start in Braes High School in August, we are all really excited to welcome you to the school! We hope to be able to provide an opportunity for all of our new S1 pupils to visit the school before the Summer and I am working with the primary schools to arrange this important visit in the last few weeks of term.

Miss Wilkinson

30 April 2021

Dear P7 pupils and parents!
Another week, another transition input!!

This week, all of our cluster P7 primary pupils were given a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) pack containing resources and instructions that were provided by Fife College. Your young person may have completed the tasks in class with their teacher or brought the pack home to complete. A further activity will be issued in the coming weeks.

Today, I am issuing a video which will show you a bit more about some of the activities that you can expect to see in school next session and supports that you may want to access. Thanks to Miss McDonald in our Modern Languages department for creating this for us.

S1@Braes - Activities and Supports

I'll be back in contact soon with more information in the lead up to your transition to Braes High school.

Miss Wilkinson

P7 Transition 2021

23 April 2021

Dear P7 pupils / parents
I hope you all had a lovely holiday and are excited to be back in school for Summer term, I know we are really happy to have all of our secondary pupils back in school this week!

In the coming weeks we have a number of resources that will be coming out to you to help you further prepare for your transition to Braes High School after the Summer, please remember to check this page where you can find everything that we are sharing through our primaries, and we hope to be able to offer some further live interactions for pupils and parents.

To start this term our Head Teacher, Mr Livingstone, wanted to write to you all so I have attached his letter. We have also arranged a STEM based activity pack through Fife College which will be coming to you through your primaries (or delivered to our young people who are not in a cluster primary) at some point over the next week or two, I hope you enjoy completing the activities included.

Miss Wilkinson

31 March 2021

Hi to all of our P7 pupils and families

Our Pastoral Heads have been visiting our P7 cluster classes over the last couple of weeks and our young people have been asking lots of good questions so I thought it would be a good idea to answer some of the questions so everyone has the answers.

Because of the current circumstances we don't have the answers to some of your questions and for others, we will be sending you information next term but I will try to answer the ones that lots of people asked.

Have a lovely holiday!
Miss Wilkinson

P7 FAQs March 2021

26 March 2021

We would normally gather information from our young people and families during your visits to the school so we need to do that in a different way this session and while we are working hard with our cluster primaries we need your help this year too.

Please complete the form which you can access from the link below and include any questions you would like us to answer in our inputs over the coming weeks.

P7 transition - family form - March 2021

This week we are sharing a resource from BBC Bitesize that gives our primary 7 pupils and families lots of advice about starting secondary school.

Click on the image to take you to the BiteSize resource.

19 March 2021

Hi Braes High School Primary 7 pupils and families

Now that you have been given the opportunity to see and hear about the subjects that you will study in Braes High School, I thought it would be good for you to see an S1 Braes High School timetable.

The timetable not only tells you about your subjects, teachers and classrooms but also gives you information about our school day; when the school day starts, break and lunch times and when the school day ends.

Please try to answer the questions that have been given to help you practice with the timetable.
I have also included some extra challenges for you to try for fun!

Braes HS Timetable and Challenges

More videos and information will be sent out this term and the Summer term and pupils will get the chance to meet staff from Braes and ask questions. I will also be sending out a form to gather questions and information from families.

Miss Wilkinson

11 March 2021

Hello to all of our primary 7 pupils and families.

This input gives you a short virtual tour of our school building and provides you with a glimpse of what lessons at Braes High School will look like for you when you become a Braes High School pupil.

To watch the short tour with two of our pupils, Gracie and Robin, please click on the video below to watch on our YouTube channel. This will let you see what it looks like for our young people moving around the school.

Virtual Tour

To enter our curricular tour please click on the link below

Braes High School Curricular Information

We have designed the tour to let you get to know where departments are in school. To access the Faculty and Department videos please click on the different floor numbers including the E for entrance and ground floor.

A massive thank you to all the staff and pupils who have contributed to the information for our P7 pupils and in creating videos.

Miss Wilkinson

1st Feb 2021

First of all, I thought it would be good for you to see some of the things that have been happening in Braes High School this session, both when our young people were in school and during this school closure. You will see that there is always lots of great work happening.

Follow the links below to read our Braes Bulletin:

End of Term 20-21 Braes Bulletin

4 June 2021 Braes Bulletin

14 May 2021 Braes Bulletin

30 April 2021 Braes Bulletin

You can also find lots of information (that may be of interest to your parents/carers) in our school Prospectus for next session 2021/22.

School Handbook2021 - 2022