Brae High School will close for the October break on Friday 6th October at the normal time. All departments will reopen for pupils on Wednesday 25th October 2017.
National survey on the expansion of free early learning and childcare in Scotland
As you'll be aware the Scottish Government is planning to nearly double the hours of free early learning and childcare by 2020. Because the views of parents and carers are crucial for the success of this expansion, the Government has commissioned independent researchers to undertake a survey of parents. It is now asking for your help in sharing the survey link (www.bit.ly/elc-survey) with as many parents of 0-5 year old children in your community as possible.
All parents taking part will have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw and have the chance to win one of 10 x GBP100 cash prizes.
The survey is carried out for the Scottish Government by Craigforth, an independent research company. If you have any questions about this survey please send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arthritis Research UK
Just to say a big thanks to all staff who came along and supported our coffee morning on Friday. Also a big thanks to everyone who baked and brought in goodies. As usual it was a team effort involving lots of the lovely staff from Brae.
Thanks to everyone.....easy bit is over, we just have to run 13.1 miles now!
Total raised was £244.05
Cheers, Julie K and Julie J
On Tuesday 8th August from 9.30am - 4pm a member of SMT and/or Pupil Support will be in school to offer support and advice. Staff will also be available in school from Monday 14th August 2017 during the In-Service days.
Kathleen Johnson (retiring today)and Margaret Robertson( leaving for pastures new) with her fiddle pupils.
S3 pupils who have been awarded their REHIS certificates
ELCC & PRIMARY SPORTS DAY - MONDAY 26TH JUNE
SPORTS DAY WILL BE GOING AHEAD THIS MORNING, STARTING AT 10.30AM
DRAMA SUMMER SCHOOL
Secondary pupils raising peats which were cut last week during a very busy Activity Week
GENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS HELD IN BRAE HIGH SCHOOL SECONDARY DEPARTMENT
A thought provoking debate was instigated by questioning from secondary pupils.
AITH LIFEBOAT GALA
STRESS MANAGEMENT AND MINDFULNESS
SCATSTA AIRPORT'S SAFETY COMPETITION
PRIMARY 1 TO PRIMARY 3 PUPILS
Calendar entry winners
Back row: Chloe Kennedy, Stella Manson, Missy McShane, Jude MacPherson
Front Row: Finlay Davison, Alesha Manson, Beenie-Ann Wood, Ava Paton, Ava Anderson
Photographed with Reece Thorne who is holding entry done by Mari-Ann Nicolson
Overall winners also entered in calendar
Rhianna Tulloch, Rhianna Sim and Chloe Bryant photographed with Reece Thorne and Jodie Laurenson
As part of mental health awareness week that runs from Monday 8th May, Mind Your Head, Brae High School Youth Worker and Art Machine have worked collaboratively with local Brae High School student Imogen Leslie in designing a campaign targeting young people.
For the full story check out : dont-bottle-it-up-campaign-launched
COMMUNITY/FAMILY ROOM LIBRARY
The polycrub project has been submitted into a competitive funding application process called ‘Shetland Community Choices’ along with 19 other community projects. It’s called ‘Learning for Sustainability’ . Details on this link.
SHETLAND SPORTS FOR ALL
Da Voar Redd Up
IN THE EVENT OF SCHOOL CLOSURES DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE - "braehighschool,primary department" OR LISTEN TO RADIO SCOTLAND (92.7) / SIBC (96.2) OR CHECK ON SHETLAND NEWS WEBSITE "www.shetnews.co.uk"
COMMUNITY/FAMILY ROOM LIBRARY
As of Monday 5th Dec 2016 it will be illegal to smoke in a vehicle with anyone under 18.
For further information about support to stop smoking locally please see http://www.healthyshetland.com/health-topics/smoking
Assessing Children's Progress
1+2 Languages: Get involved!
Here are some great phrases to try out with your children at home. They come with sound files to help you along the way and some great ideas to show off your linguistic skills! Try them on your friends and family and be the star of the show!
New Secondary Activities - Link to this term's lunchtime, afterschool, evening and weekend clubs.
"How Nurturing is Our School" - Letter to Parents/Carers
The Shetland Learning Partnership Project, 2014 to 2016:
The final monthly update of the Shetland Learning Partnership (SLP) can be found at:
Clothing Grants & Free School Meals/Milk - 2016/2017
Internet Safety Information Letter
My World of Work is Scotland’s careers information and advice web service.
At school and right through to retirement, My World of Work helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:
- Subject choices – understand your strengths and make better choices about your subject choices and future career
- Leaving school – find a career that interests you and understand the skills you need to get the job you want
- Exam results – straight into a job or onto further learning? Whatever your grades find help in planning your next steps
- Preparing for a job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for jobs, build your CV and practice for interviews
- Modern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn? Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work
Get the help you need for the career you want.
My World of Work is delivered by Skills Development Scotland, the national skills body which supports the people and businesses of Scotland.
My World of Work is Scotland’s careers information and advice web service, which helps you explore your work, skills and learning opportunities from school right through to retirement. Get the help you need for the career you want.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS 26th August 2013
- Information about the recommendations in the proposed Children's Bill for Scotland can be found at the following web link:
- Information about additional support needs, including local and national information about support available and the authotity's duties under the Additional Support for Learning Act 2004, as amended 2009, can be found at the following web link:
The National Parent Forum for Scotland has a series of very useful leaflets for parents about the new National Qualifications. Click on the following link to access:-
Welcome to the website of Brae High School, Brae, Shetland Isles.
With a population of over 1200, the village of Brae is centrally located in a network of villages in the north mainland of Shetland. The rural nature of our catchment area has pupils arriving at the school from six associated primary schools, some undertaking a return journey of 35 miles.
Brae High School is at the centre of the village, unique in Shetland in providing a comprehensive education for 3-18 year olds. We have a Nursery, Primary and Secondary department and are home to the Additional Support Needs base.
The nursery runs two sessions 8.45am - 11.55am and 12.40pm - 3.50pm.
Primary school day 9.00am - 3.00pm (lunch 12.30 - 1.30 pm).
Secondary school day 8.50am - 3.25pm (lunch 1.00 - 1.45 pm).
The Primary roll currently (January 2015) stands at 100 split into 5 classes. Nursery roll currently (January 2015) stands at 33 pupils split into am/pm.
Secondary roll is currently (August 2014) - 172