Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Prize- Haider Suleman

Congratulations to Haider Suleman who achieved the joint top score in the higher chemistry final examination in May. Haider achieved 100% in his final exam and this outstanding result was recognised at the Science and Parliament event in ‘Dynamic Earth’, Edinburgh. Haider was accompanied by his family to see him get his award. S6 Depute head Jim McKenna and PT Chemistry/Physics Michael McGarry were delighted to attend and join in the celebration. He was presented with the award by Dr Alasdair Allan MSP (Minister for Learning, Science and  Scotland’s Languages), Professor Lesley Yellowlees CBE FRSC FInstP FRSE (former president of the Royal Society of Chemistry), Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, DBE, FRS, PRSE FRAS (President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh).

East Renfrewshire Commonwealth Flagship Concert

Congratulations to all the Mearns Castle pupils who took part in the Instrumental Showcase concert in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Tuesday night.

A wonderful evening of great performances with a large representation from Mearns Castle.  A

ll those involved should make sure that Miss Borland has your name so that your participation can be recognised with House Points.

Handball Club

Following the success of the handball ‘taster’ sessions in PE and learning the rules of the game in Modern Languages there will be a handball club for S1 pupils every Tuesday lunchtime in the Old Gym.

The club will start at 12.30pm so you will have time for lunch first and it will finish at approx. 1pm. S1 boys and girls are welcome to attend.

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club is back on and looking for new members to join.

If you are interested in philosophising about questions like ‘Why are we here?’ and ‘Is it ever right to lie?’

Then come to D.18 on Monday lunchtime. All years welcome. Bring your lunch.

Miss Henderson

Library Book Fair

The book fair comes to the library again this year on Thursday 27th November until Thursday 4th December.

There will be over 200 lovely new books to browse and buy as well as pencils, pens, posters and other stationery/novelty items.

All S1 and S2 pupils will visit the book fair during English classes but it will also be open to all pupils before school from 8.30am, after school until 4pm and at lunchtimes at 12.55pm.

Everyone is welcome to come and browse and buy.  Why not pick up an early Christmas present!

Happy Reading