Category Archives: Achievement

Walk to School Week 2015 House Points Results

Well done to all pupils and staff who took part in this year’s “Walk to School Week”.

The result for each house is:

Caledonia 70 points       Wallace 90 points                      Balmoral 120 points

Ramsay 130 points        Gleneagles 100 points               Sutherland 60 points

This year’s £10 voucher prize draw winners are:

Fiona Scouthern, Emily Wallace, Abdul Malik, George Knight, Jemma Dover

Prizes will be issued during next week’s assemblies.

Chess Team

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.

Ice Bucket Challenge

During the recent Ice Bucket Challenge craze, Mr McKenna, S6 Year Head, was challenged by his pupils to take part.  Mr McKenna set a goal to raise £500 for MND Scotland, and within a week, over £550 was kindly donated.  As Mr McKenna completed the challenge, in his suit and tie, in front of his year group, he nominated the Pupil Leadership Team and the Head Teacher, Mr Smith, to join in during charities week.  They all took part and the pupils witnessed the hilarious soaking of Mr Smith.

 On Monday 15/12/14, Ian McWhitter, Head of fundraising at MND Scotland, visited Mearns Castle to thank the pupils for their kind donation and picked up a cheque for £800! This money would fund the care of a patient living with Motor Neurone Disease for almost a year.  A huge thanks goes to the pupils and staff at Mearns Castle who participated in the ice bucket challenge and donated to MND Scotland.  A special mention should go to Hannah Dodds and Martin Lyttle S6 for organising the event. 

Ski

On Friday night at Glasgow Ski Centre the 2013 SSSA Dual Slalom Series, were held.

MCHS had two teams entered in the experienced secondary category and all racers skied exceptionally well. This was the last qualifier of the series which has been run at 8 venues right across Scotland including Aberdeen, Aviemore and Edinburgh and engaging more than 500 skiers. MCHS A team won the event and MCHS B team were the runners up.

The A Team – Keri Anderson, Kate Taylor, Zak Vinter and Owen Vinter

The B Team – Scott Miller, Victoria McKinlay, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Scott Wylie

Congratulations to all skiers and good Luck to our A team who will now progress to the Final on Thursday 31st October at Snow Factor Braehead.

Andrew Continues Winning

Andrew Mullen improved on his performances in last year’s Paralympics by coming back from Montreal with a trio of IPC Swimming worlds medals.

Andrew with his three World Championship medals

Andrew, who is a former Scottish disability sport athlete of the year, claimed 50m butterfly bronze and silver in the 50m backstroke and 200m medley. As with last year’s Paralympics, Andrew broke personal best times in all his events.

Well done Andrew. MCHS is sooooo proud of you!!!