Summer Immersion Course 2015 involves a two week trip to Beijing and Tianjin.
The course includes Mandarin lessons, cultural lessons and sightseeing. Students contribute £500 towards the trip cost.
More information available in the S5 noticeboard outside Mrs O’Donnell’s office
Congratulations to our level 1 and level 2 gymnasts who participated in the East Renfrewshire Schools Gymnastics Competition.
The level 1 ‘A’ team won the bronze medal (Isla McMillan, Eilidh Stevens, Lauren Dignan and Robyn Turner). Our level 2 ‘A’ team won the silver medal and have qualified for the Scottish Schools finals at the end of March. The level 2 team was Joy Fitzpatrick, Sean Roberts, Heather Cook and Rachel McCallum.
Well done to all pupils who participated in the event.
Well done to members of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior chess teams, who recently played against St. Ninian’s High School, in the Glasgow Schools Chess League.
We had some very close, competitive matches, one of which was only decided in the final seconds of play. Overall, the Junior and Senior Teams lost, whilst the Intermediate team drew.
All players were a credit to themselves and to the school.
Special mention should be made of Ethan Palmer S1, Jack Bell S2 and James Howard S4 who demonstrated outstanding skills in their individual matches.
There will be a cake stall outside Support for Learning on Friday 27th February to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
An inter-school triathlon is being organised for East Renfrewshire pupils and we need to speak to any pupil who may be interested in taking part in such an event.
You may be a keen runner, swimmer or cyclist but would like to attempt the three disciplines in one event! You may already compete in triathlons. Please speak with me if you would like to be considered for this. The event itself is planned to go ahead on Wednesday 1st April but further details will be given.
The distances for each discipline are below to give you an indication of the difficulty and your own suitability.
S1 – 800m run, 1 lap of cycle trail route, 50m swim
S2 – 1000m run, 1 lap of cycle trail route, 100m swim
S3 – 1200m run, 1 lap of cycle trail route, 150m swim
Seniors – 1500m run, 1 lap of cycle trail route, 200m swim
Mr Murphy (PE Dept) will record those who are interested so please inform him before Friday 27th of February if you would like to be considered.
Would any S1-S6 pupils or staff be interested in entering the following competition?
East Renfrewshire Dance Championships on Tuesday 24th March in Eastwood High School – 6.30pm – 9.30pm.
Each routine should last for a maximum of 3 minutes
Entries will be accepted for the following categories:
- Street Dance
- Commonwealth (Bollywood, Irish, Highland etc)
Please note we will accept both group and individual entries. If interested then please attend a short meeting with Mr Murphy/Mrs McNab on Thursday 19th February at 12.50pm in PE Dept. If you are unable to attend the meeting but are interested then please pass our details on to Mr Murphy/Mrs McNab.
There will be an HPV vaccinations mop up on Monday 2nd March.
Pupils involved have been informed.