Guess Who’s Back

This winter, DC Comics starts a major continuity event in over 9 of its Batman titles and we need you to help get Mearns Castle involved! 

The Joker has returned in a brand new story arc, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, in “Death of the Family”.  The Comic Club is looking for aspiring young reviewers to help us review all of the comics involved in this huge event!  If you are interested in having your say in the ground-breaking new story, come along to room B2 in English every Thursday lunchtime. 

Open to all year groups and Bat-fans.


Congratulations to the Senior girls volleyball team who defeated Stonelaw High School in their first Scottish Cup tie on Wednesday 7th November.  It was an extremely close and competitive match.  Stonelaw took the first set with a thrilling 26-24 scoreline, however the Mearns Castle girls showed great determination to win the second set 25-20.  Stonelaw started the deciding set (up to 15) sharply with an 8-3 lead, however once again, the Mearns girls dug in and with some consistent serving, blocking and defending, turned the set around to win 15-13 and progress to the next round

Well done to: , S5 – Priya Gill (Team Captain), Helen Wilson, Priscilla Kirkland, S4 – Kate Taylor, Gemma Burnett, Hannah Dodds, Courtney Baillie, Fiona Smyth and Cara Chotai.

Volunteer Opportunities for S5 and S6 Pupils

Cosgrove is a charity that supports people with learning difficulties and they have a number of volunteer opportunities that may be of interest.

They have openings in:

  • Sunday volunteers for their charity shop, located at Skirving Street, Shawlands
  • Volunteer befrienders. The minimum age for volunteer befrienders is 18 years so will only be suitable for some of your 6th year pupils  
  • Child Service Play schemes Volunteers for next Spring (Easter school holidays)  and Summer and Autumn (School summer and October school holidays) – applications need to be in place by the end of January 2013
  • They are also interested in hearing from individuals who are interested in Fundraising and Events management as they can volunteer with Fundraising teams for various events that are run throughout the year. There is also scope for individuals to generate their own fundraising idea and see it through all stages from the initial idea to completion.

Application Forms are available from Ms Lewis, Mr Dick or the Pastoral Team

More detailed information about each of these opportunities will be posted on Year Group notice boards

Look Back In Laughter

We still have Look Back in Laughter to look forward to.  These two evening shows will take place on Monday 19th  and Tuesday 20th November from 7.30pm until 9.45pm.  They will feature a selection of the acts from the lunchtime shows and tickets will on sale at lunchtime in the Open Area as from tomorrow (Friday).  Tickets are priced £3 each and this includes a drink and a biscuit during the interval.

Please ask your mums and dads and aunties and grannies to come along with you for a really good evening’s entertainment.