IN-SERVICE DAY / OCCASIONAL HOLIDAYS
ALL DEPARTMENTS OF THE BRAE HIGH SCHOOL
WILL BE CLOSED ON
THURSDAY 20TH FEBRUARY - IN-SERVICE DAY
FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY - OCCASIONAL HOLIDAY
MONDAY 24TH FEBRUARY - OCCASIONAL HOLIDAY
DELTINC COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
Primary 1 to Primary 4
Next on Thursday 27th February due to school closed for In-Service Day on Thursday 20th February
WHIT'S FOR DENNER?
SCHOOL MENUS 2019/2020
EARLY LEARNING & CHILDCARE REGISTRATION WEEK
FRIDAY 7TH FEBRUARY TO FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY
Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Registrations – Online Registration Process
Registration week for ELC will take place between the 7 and 14 February 2020. The link to the online registration form along with a detailed registration guide for parents and carers will be found at www.shetland.gov.uk/education. This webpage will also be promoted through email networks and social media platforms.
Registration forms for new funded Early Learning and Childcare placements must be completed online by the parent/carer. The forms can be accessed on the following web page: http://www.shetland.gov.uk/education/pre_school.asp. There will be no paper forms. Any parents requiring support to complete applications online should be provided this at the setting or can request help from the central team.
All new three year olds, even if they have a two year old placement, are required to complete an online registration form. A copy of their birth certificates will be required.
Children who already have a 1140 hour placement in a setting (likely to be four year olds) do not need to register again and their existing attendance pattern will continue. However, parents should be given the opportunity to alter existing pattern as many families wish to increase hours for their pre-school year. If parents wish to alter their pattern they should email the ELC inbox, email@example.com by 14 February 2020. This will ensure that pattern changes for children in their pre-school year are prioritised.
Children who already have a 3 or 4 year old placement in a setting that expands in August 2020 do not need to re-register but will need to complete a pattern request form. The ELC team will send a link out to every setting shortly. This link will enable parents/carers to complete a requested attendance pattern from August 2020.
Next Parent Council Meeting
Wednesday 22nd January at 6pm in the Primary Department
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER
£242.80 was raised by Early Years, Primary and Secondary - well done everyone!
THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER
PRIMARY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
TUESDAY 10TH AND WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER
BRAE COMMUNITY HALL - 7PM
PAY AT DOOR (DOORS OPEN 6.20PM) - £2.50 Admission Fee
PARENT COUNCIL MEETING
WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER - 6PM - SECONDARY DEPARTMENT
PARENT COUNCIL - EASY FUNDRAISING
All Departments of the Brae High School will close on FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER
MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER to TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER (INCLUSIVE)
(MONDAY 28TH AND TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER - IN-SERVICE DAYS)
All Departments of the Brae High School will re-open on WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER
Blythswood ShoeBox Appeal 2019
Completed ShoeBoxes to be handed in to Brae Primary by Monday 4th November
WHIT'S FOR DENNER?
SCHOOL MENUS 2019/2020
PARENT COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER AT 6PM
CLOTHING GRANT, FREE SCHOOL MEALS & MILK - 2019/2020
I have been asked to share the following message with all Brae High School parents and carers:
Shetland Islands Council, along with all other local authorities, is participating in the census on Parental Involvement and Engagement (PIE). The PIE census is a national survey of parents’ views and experiences regarding their involvement and engagement with their local school. Responses to the survey will help support improvement at a school and local authority level and help build a picture of parental engagement at a national level.
There is a survey for parents of pupils in primary schools and a separate survey for parents of pupils in secondary schools. Each survey only takes around 10 minutes to complete.
Thank you in advance for your participation in this important piece of work.
Acting Head Teacher
RYA YOUTH SAILING SCHEME
A fond farewell to our Technical Technician, Mr James Ward, who has retired after 23 years with SIC.
He has been Brae High School’s Technical Technician for 23 years, along with working in all the other Secondary Schools.
We wish James a happy and healthy retirement.
EARLY LEARNING AND CHILDCARE (ELC) REGISTRATON - ONLINE
Friday 1st February 9am to Friday 8th February 5pm
All three year olds are required to register for a place. Children who already have a placement in a setting do not need to register again.
If your child is turning three any time between March 2019 and February 2020, you should register for Early Learning and Childcare during registration week in February 2019. Registration Week 2019 will run from Friday 1st February to Friday 8th February 2019.
Allocations will be made during April and we will inform settings and parents of allocations by Tuesday 30 April 2019.
The link to the online registration form along with a detailed registration guide for parents and carers will be found at www.shetland.gov.uk/education. This webpage will also be promoted through email networks and social media platforms.
Online registrations will open at 9.00am on Friday 1 February and close at 5.00pm on Friday 8 February 2019.
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
£113.00 RAISED BY EARLY YEARS & PRIMARY PUPILS/STAFF FOR SAVE THE CHILDREN
Internet Safety Awareness Meeting
Thursday 15th November 2018
A short reminder and update about Thursdays online safety workshop which is on in the Primary Department from 6pm - 8pm. The target audience for this is; all parents and also primary 4-7 pupils so please bring your children to the workshop. There are specific activities set up for pupils and there is a crèche being run by 5th and 6th year pupils to look after younger children should you need it.
I can’t stress how important this type of information evening is and it is something that affects us all and will continue to do so more and more as digital technology and social media comes to the fore in much of our daily lives.
Information from meeting
Blythswood ShoeBox Appeal
Thank you to everyone who donated a shoe box.
A total of 92 were donated.
Brae High School
BRAE HIGH SCHOOL - 3.40PM COLLECTION
As there are now a large number of cars, buses and people arriving at school for 3.40pm pick up, could all drivers and parents please take care and drive very slowly when collecting pupils from school.
Da New Nort Charity Shop
SPACE IN WADERS
Art sought for SPACE IN WADERS
All school pupils are invited to come and view art and take part in the RSPB "Whaap Spree"this Saturday 12th Mayat the Quarff Hall.
We have been overwhelmed with the response to our wader art request and are expecting contributions from seven schools.
We hope to provide a very family friendly afternoon from4pmwhere the art can be viewed in the hall, a BBQ is available to buy and there will be free guided walks and funs like worm charming and a crofter gumboot dance!
We hope families will stay on into the evening to listen to live music from Beltane Ree and Chain Gang. (A Fleetwood Mac covers band) Doors openat 7pm. Tickets from Shetland Box Office or on door £10 adults £5 under 16s
Hope to see you there!
Curlee curlee curlee
Community Engagement Officer
THE YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE 2018
Scotland’s Airline Loganair announced a partnership in support of Year of Young People 2018 (YOYP). The partnership, which was revealed at Sumburgh Airport, is the result of discussions between Loganair and YOYP Ambassadors in Shetland, but it will also benefit two other places in the airline’s heartland - Orkney and the Western Isles.
Loganair and local authority partners are searching the three communities for 30 individuals who represent the ‘Spirit of Young People’. Orkney, Shetland & Western Isles to identify 10 young people between 8 – 26 years.
These young people could have: Gone the extra mile, excelled through sport, arts, culture, been ambassadors for their community, helped the environment, been a fundraising hero, promoted the importance of physical and mental health, challenged the negative stereotypes of young people or championed diversity.
Nominations are now open >>> https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/spiritofyoungpeople
A charter flight by The Spirit of Young People which will collect 30 young people - 10 from each island group - and transport them to Edinburgh for a Parliamentary reception hosted by Orkney MSP Liam McArthur, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott and Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan on November 29, and for the Young Scot Awards the following evening.
For full details check out >>> https://www.loganair.co.uk/loganair-partners-year-of-young-people/
PRIMARY MORNING STOMP
Since the beginning of the year all classes in the primary have been doing a morning stomp. The main aim is to get everyone out and about to enjoy the benefits of being outdoors when light and weather allows. Classes have all doing a good, brisk walk through the new area and around the school. Everyone is agreeing how much better they feel for doing this and how it is a great way to start the school day!
MR TAIT IS 50 TODAY
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
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"
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!
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