School Update : 1st May

Whole School News | Braidhurst High School

Dear Parents and Carers

Another week of learning, working and staying at home.  I’m not sure if, like me, some days it can be a bit harder to get motivated than others.  I know that it is exactly the same for our children.  I’m learning to go with each day as it comes and to hold onto the fact that there is light at the end of the tunnel, albeit we’re just not sure how long the tunnel is.    As I write this I am listening to news that states we are passed the peak and that plans will begin to emerge as to how we come out of lockdown.  Whatever plans are put into place I am confident that our school will rise to the challenge and we will come out of this as an even stronger community.

Please note a few bits of school news below :

  • Congratulations to Argyll, our winning house from last week.  Who will win this week?
  • The website contains several links to what maybe useful resources eg Book of Hopes
  • I am aware that many of you are receiving several alerts a day re postings on the website.  Unfortunately the only way to stop these alerts is to unsubscribe from following our website and simply check it as suits.
  • Some children might be reaching the end of their learning jotter so we have placed a stock of blank jotters in the crate outside the main school entrance.  If you are out on your daily exercise you are welcome to collect one.
  • This week we have held successful parent council and TPSA meetings.  Minutes from both of these meetings will be available soon.   I continue to be extremely grateful for the ongoing support these parent / carer bodies provide both to myself and to our school community as a whole.  We are a great team!
  • We have issued paper packs of learning and some electronic devices to families as requested.  Please do get in touch if you are still unable to access learning for your child
  • Art and craft packs have been made up and will be delivered out to some families over the next few days
  • Food parcels continue on a fortnightly basis
  • Our updated creativity walls can be seen on the website.  I do apologise for the delay in getting these posted.  Please carry on sending in perseverance photos and messages to

FDF Scotland Lockdown Challenge :

Please find attached information from Scotland’s Food and Drink federation regarding a family competition that some of you maybe interested in taking part in.

FDF Scotland Lockdown Challenge information 

Communication with school :

Email and our website remain the main forms of communication with school and we are trying to ensure that relevant information is posted regularly.  Staff are also making contact through phone calls although we do find that displaying No caller ID often results in no answer.  Please bear with us and do take a call if you see this.    We have also now got a school mobile number which can be used by school staff and by parents and carers to either text or call.  The number is 07907 344059 so please save this on your contacts as Trinity mobile.

Mon 4th May is an INSET day for staff so there will be no learning from home available.  We will be using this day to continue to develop our digital skills and to evaluate how well we are doing and what we can improve.  It has been really encouraging, and a great motivator, to receive emails saying how much the efforts planning and providing a range of learning from home opportunities are appreciated.  I would like to take this chance to say a huge thanks to the Trinity staff team who have risen to this challenge with true professionalism and a commitment to getting it right for our children in such unprecedented circumstances.    They have certainly shown our value of perseverance!

Fri 8th May is a national holiday so there will be no learning from home available.  This holiday is to celebrate VE day.  Little did we know when this was agreed that the world would be in the situation we are.  Whilst in a very different way our children are living through a historical event that will give them stories to share when they are older.  Let’s keep working together to make sure that the stories they remember are the silly videos made by their family members, teachers and friends, the disastrous and successful baking efforts, the beautiful rainbows they saw in windows, the cuddling on the sofa watching three films in a row,  the amazing 100 year old man who raised £33 million pounds and by the chances they got to be kind, to be creative and to persevere.

Please keep safe and we will see you soon.

Jacqueline Scott