Congratulations to Jamie Gemmell (S5) who has been selected, once again, to represent Scotland in the International Pentathlon match which is being held on Saturday 3rd December.
The match is taking place in the Kelvin Hall Sports Arena and is against school teams from England, Ireland and Wales.
This is a fantastic achievement and a reward for the dedication Jamie has shown to his sport. Well Done!
Due to unforeseen circumstances there has been a withdrawal from the ski trip. Any S4 students interested in taking the place should let Mr Gibson know as soon as possible.
Well done to the senior boys volleyball team who beat Auchinleck Academy 2-0 on Thursday in the Scottish Cup.
Moray West, Cameron Clark, Ross Taylor, John Villaber, Bilal Hussain, Ludovic Picard and Darren Martin all played in the victory.
The draw for the next round is due to take place next week. Well done boys.
Charities Week – starts on Monday 31st October.
Every year the pupils at Mearns Castle raise large amounts of money during this week by taking part in many different and imaginative activities. Last year, almost £7000 was raised and subsequently disbursed among a number of charities, each chosen by the pupils themselves.
Click here to read the letter sent home informing parents about the events during the week.
Lynne Beattie – our former head girl and now the captain of the British Women’s Volleyball team has produced a video about Mearns Castle. See it below
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Come and support your teacher and fellow pupils play ‘the fastest game on 2 feet’!
Glasgow City Lions take on Edinburgh City and Stirling University on Saturday 15th October at West of Scotland Cricket Club G11 5LU. First game face-off is at 1230 and the second starts at 1415. If you can’t make it this weekend FEAR NOT! The Lions have Home games for the next 3 weeks so come on down!!!
- Sat 15th October vs Edinburgh City & Stirling University 1230 start
- Sat 22nd Ocotber vs Glasgow University 1230 start (one game only)
- Sat 29th Ocotber vs Granite City Gladiators & Aberdeen University 1230 start
Lions costumes optional
Congratulation to Jamie Rigg of S3 who represented the West of Scotland Boccia squad at the recent open championships held at The Peak Centre, Stirling and won gold in the disability junior section which is a great achievement as it was his first competition!. Well done Jamie!
Huge congratulations to Iain Dunlop, Matthew Hill, Ben Matthews (ex-pupil), Connor Howe, Craig Lambie, Johny Davis, Josh Gray, Stephen Cochrane (ex-pupil) and Kevin Archer (ex-pupil) who have been selected as part of the U19 Scotland training squad for the 2012 Junior World Championships in Finland.
The full U19 training squad of 29 players will be cut to 23 before the tournament so these young men have a lot of hard work ahead of them and will be competing for a national cap. Good luck!
Colorado Skiing Trip January 2012 S1-S3 Mr Gibson has managed to secure a couple of extra places for the skiing trip to Colorado in January. Any pupils wishing more information please meet Mr Gibson in the PE Department.
7 pupils from MCHS have been selected for the Lacrosse Scotland Under 21 Squad. Kevin Archer (S6), Stephen Cochrane (S6), Iain Dunlop (S5), Matthew Hill (S5), Connor Howe (S5), Benjamin Matthews (S6) and Jonathan Shaw (S5) will be competing in the British National Championships held on 29th April – 1st May in Wilmslow, Manchester.
This is a superb achievement and is due first and foremost to their efforts over the year while training and playing at club level. Well done boys.