Bell Baxter High School
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Recent Website Updates
24th June 2016
13th June 2016
2nd June 2016
STEM Success - Bloodhound Project
1st June 2016
31st May 2016
30th May 2016
30th June 2016 - Awards Ceremony
School Handbook, Session 2016-17
The School Handbook is now available for download from the school’s website. The handbook provides the parents and carers of pupils coming to Bell Baxter with a range of information about the school. Parents and carers will find information about such topics as buses, extra-curricular activities, the school week and the structure of the school.
If you require a printed copy of the document then please contact the school’s Main Office:
Telephone: 01334 659459
ROH - National Music Success
Our warmest congratulations go to Kit McCarthy (S2) who has been announced as one of the winners of the Royal Opera House’s national 2016 Fanfare Competition.
The competition is a creative opportunity for young composers aged between 11 and 18. Aimed at aspiring musicians and composers, Fanfare looks to encourage young people to develop their composition skills through working with the internationally-acclaimed musicians at the Royal Opera House.
Kit will now work with composer Duncan Chapman to orchestrate and shape his compositions before recording it on Saturday, 18th June. The fanfares will then be used to call audiences to take their seats in the auditorium before curtain up and at the end of intervals at performances given by The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.
Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House, commented “Fanfare is a fantastic competition, giving young people the chance to compose, and the standard of entries this year was remarkable. The ten winning fanfares each displayed an extraordinary sense of musicality, capturing the imagination and showing such promise that it makes me so excited to work with the winners to record their compositions.”
Anti-bullying and Internet Safety Evening
Parents and carers attended an event highlighting anti-bullying and Internet safety advice. The event featured presentations from Bell Baxter staff (anti-bullying) and Police Scotland (Internet safety).
Further information about these matters can be found in the following documents:
Respect Me (2014) “Bullying…A guide for parents and carers”
Respect Me (2010) “Bullying…What can I do?”
Respect Me (2012) “Cyberbullying: What you need to know”
Respect Me (2008) “Bullying…You can make a difference: A practical guide for parents and carers”
The Employability Update for the summer term can now be downloaded from the website.
As you can see from the items in this latest update, it has been a busy time for staff and pupils, with lots of employability and skills based activities and projects. The update is intended to provide an overview of the activities which pupils have been involved with over the last few months.
The weekly sheet for the week beginning Monday 27th June, 2016 is now available to view on the website.
Pupils can find further information about any of the items on faculty noticeboards.
Pupils can also view the Weekly Sheet (pdf) as a text document.
Weekly Sheet (pdf)
STEM Success - Bloodhound Project
A group of S1 and S2 pupils competed against 100 pupils from schools across Aberdeenshire, Forfar and Tayside as part of the Bloodhound Project. Run in partnership with Dundee and Angus College, the project aims to get youngster more involved with science, technology, engineering and maths.
Pupils were charged with creating a rocket car.
Congratulations go to S1 girls Katie Dunnett, Sophie Gent, Caitlyn maskell and Madaline Saunders who finished top of the leader, their car racing across the track at 76mph!
This is fantastic achievement for the team.
Dress Code - Blazers
The school has just published information for parents and carers regarding the purchase of school blazers. School blazers can be purchased directly from the Main Office without the need to pre-order or pay a deposit. Sample blazers are available for pupils to try on when purchasing a blazer.
Further information regarding the purchase of a school blazer can be found in the “Dress Code - Blazers” document.
Named Person - Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) in Fife
Information - two leaflets - about the “Named Person” scheme due to be introduced by the Scottish Government in August was distributed to pupils during assemblies today (Monday). There are some very useful links contained within the documents to provide information about this matter.