Giffnock North Schools’ Cross Country

Congratulations to all the athletes who took part in the cross country races on 21st October at a very muddy Rouken Glen Park.  All runners ran very well but special mention must go to the following:

S1/S2 Girls’ Race – 3rd Nicky Miller

S3/S4 Boys’ Race – 1st Ross Gray, 3rd Amit Kumar

S3/S4 Girls’ Race – 1st Holly Still, 2nd Rebecca Saxby

The girls team, with Morna Weir, also won 1st Team

S5/S6 Girls’ Race – 1st Kirsty Miller

Mearns Castle runners at the Giffnock Schools Cross Country Championships

Once again, well done to all athletes, some of whom were running for the school for the first time.

Raising Money For Cancer Research

Two of our pupils Fraser  and Victoria  McKinlay  helped their mum Alison to officially hand over a cheque for the wonderful sum of £7770 to Dr Reed at the Beatson, West of Scotland Cancer Centre on Tuesday 2nd October. 

The money was raised from a charity night  which was held at the Renfrew Ferry on Friday 8th June. Fraser and Victoria helped with the planning and organisation of the event and on one of their holidays from school, sold £1430 worth of tickets for the gig and raffle tickets.  

Fraser and Victoria McKinlay and their mum Alison handing the cheque to Dr Reed at the Beatson, West of Scotland Cancer Centre

The money will be used to help purchase a new piece of scanning equiptment which will be used in the planning of radiotherapy treatment.

Well done Fraser and Victoria

S3 Curriculum Evening

On Tuesday 30th October 2012, we have organised an S3 Curriculum Evening to give information and advice to parents about the support you can give to your son/daughter at this stage in their education.

The meeting will commence at 7.00 pm in the Theatre and last approximately 1 hour. The evening aims to provide parents with a greater understanding of what is involved in NQ courses, what is expected of the pupils and how parents can help their son / daughter to achieve their best.

Click here to read the letter sent home about the evening.

S5 and S6 pupils

Why did the vampire go to the orthodontist?

The Halloween Dance is coming on the 1st of November 7.30pm – 10.30pm. Tickets are £5 and will be on sale from Tuesday 23rd October in the open area.

P.S. If you didn’t get the joke, the answer is… to improve his bite!