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Welcome to Bell Baxter High School’s website.  We intend to use the site to enhance the communication we have with pupils, parents and the wider school community.  The school community should make this site their first reference point for information about the school.

Should you require further information about any of the items on the school’s site then you should contact the school directly on (01334) 659459.  

S.Q.A. Exam Timetable

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Welcome

Weekly Sheet

Online Shop

Online Uniform Shop (Blazers & P.E. Kit)

Recent Website Updates

26th May 2016

Parent Council - Site Updated

25th May 2016

Anti-Bullying and Internet Safety Evening

11th May 2016

ROH - National Music Success

4th May 2016

U18s Fife Schools League Champions and Fife Cup Winners

4th May 2016

Health and Wellbeing Newsletter







Upcoming Events

26th May 2016 - Internet Safety Event @ 7.00pm

4th May - 3rd June 2016 - S.Q.A. Exam Diet

2nd & 3rd June 2016 - Activities Day

6th June 2016 - Holiday

7th June 2016 - New Timetable Begins

9th June 2016 - Junior Awards Ceremony

14th June 2016 - P7 Parents’ Information Evening

22nd June 2016 - Sports Day

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

Email: bellbaxterhs.enquiries@fife.gov.uk


Study Leave Masterclasses - Update


A number of masterclass sessions will run across a number of faculties during Study Leave to support those pupils undertaking courses at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level.  The masterclass schedule and calendar can be downloaded using the links below:


Masterclass schedule (sessions by faculty)

Masterclass calendar (session by date)

Eco Committee


The Eco Committee were talking to all pupils during assemblies this week to encourage everyone to recycle their rubbish.


The Committee are keen to buy more recycling bins to ensure that the school reduces its landfill and improves its recycling rate.


The pupils produced a short film to help them deliver their message to the rest of the school.


U18s Fife Schools League Champions and Fife Cup Winners


Congratulations go to our U18s senior boys football team who completed the double by winning the Fife Cup competition to add to their Fife League Championship win.  This means that the boys were undefeated in both competitions for the season.


The boys triumphed over Beath HS in both competitions in what were highly competitive matches.


This is a fantastic achievement for the team and the coach, Mr Lowrie, and they should be proud of what they have achieved during this very successful season.  




Health and Wellbeing Newsletter


The Health and Wellbeing newsletter is now available for download.  


This edition of the newsletter reports on the sporting successes of our pupils in rugby, football and hockey.  In addition, there are interviews with one of our Sports Ambassadors; we learn more about how one of pupils got himself involved with Judo, and we learn a bit about this summer’s expedition to Sri Lanka.


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.”


You can listen to Kit’s winning Fanfare entry  - “Five four diminished” - on the ROH website.

Subject Presentation at Bell Baxter High School


A press release by Reform Scotland has been widely reported by the media in recent days.


The statement says that Bell Baxter is one of a few schools in Scotland that only allows pupils to sit five subjects in S4. This is clearly wrong as, in common with the majority of Fife schools, pupils sit at least six subjects in S4 at Bell Baxter.


I apologise that inaccurate information about our school has been reported in this way and we will take all necessary steps to ensure that this acknowledged and corrected.


Philip Black

Rector

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Anti-bullying and Internet Safety Evening


Parents and carers are invited to attend an event highlighting anti-bullying and Internet safety advice.  The event will feature presentations from Bell Baxter staff (anti-bullying) and Police Scotland (Internet safety). The event will be held in the school’s Assembly Hall on Thursday, 26th May from 7.00pm - 8.00pm.


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