Well done to Ross Taylor, S6, Zak Vinter, S3, Kate Taylor, S4 and Keri Anderson, S6 for winning the qualifying event at the Scottish Schools Dry Slope Series on Saturday. They will compete in the finals on November 12th. 

Ross Taylor, Zak Vinter, Keri Anderson & Kate Taylor


Ross, Zak, Keri & Kate on the slopes

Additionally, on the Sunday, the team won the Dry Slope Championships at Hillend.  Mearns Castle took 1st and 2nd in the male category with Ross and Zak, respectively.  Kate finished 2nd in the girls and Keri finished 5th.  With over 180 skiers at the championships, this is an exceptional effort from our pupils.

Paralymic Torch

On Saturday 13th October between 9.30 and 11.30, the Paralympic torch is coming to the Sainsbury’s store at Darnley. This is your chance to have your photo taken along with the torch.

Sainsbury’s were very keen to ensure Mearns Castle pupils had this opportunity given our very close connections with all things Paralympic!

What about us I hear you cry!

After the success of last years show the Performing Arts department are exploring options for this year. However we need a talented cast and crew to take part.

So, if you are interested in being the new “Aidan” or indeed the new “Aidan’s mum” then please attend a short meeting next Tuesday 9th October at 12.40pm in room C4.

All year groups welcome – encourage a friend to come with you!

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

Please return all equipment as the Silver Duke of Edinburgh group is out on expedition next week. Remember to work on your project write ups.

A meeting will be held soon to hand out expedition sections, well done to everyone who completed! Don’t forget to update your dofe accounts as you complete work for the different sections.

I have more logbooks if pupils did not receive them.  Mrs Ward.

School Chess Club

If you are interested in joining a new school chess club, please come along to a meeting in Room F7 at 12.30pm on Thursday 4/10/12.

We are looking for beginners as well as more advanced players.  The Glasgow Secondary Chess League starts very soon and we would like to enter teams from Mearns Castle to compete against schools from all across Glasgow during the coming year.

The competition categories are:

Junior team — a team of four S1 and S2 pupils

Intermediate team — a team of four S3 and S4 pupils

Senior team — a team of four S5 and S6 pupils

Please come to Room F7 Thursday lunchtime for more details.