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Charities Week Money

Following on from the voting for nominated charities at the house assemblies on Monday, the following charities will receive money from the Charities Week fund:

Gleneagles:    £1,000 to McMillan Cancer

Wallace: £500 to SSPCA  and  £500 to Water Aid

Ramsay: £500 to Help for Heroes  and  £500 to Save the Children

Caledonia: £500 to Ayesha Bone Marrow Appeal

and  £500 to Beatson Cancer Unit

Balmoral: £500 to SANE Mental Health

and  £500 to World Wildlife Fund

Sutherland:     £500 to Alzheimers Society

and  £500 to Glasgow City Mission for homeless people

In addition, The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice will receive £2,400 and Motor Neuron Disease Research  will be sent a cheque for £800 (this as a result of the Ice Bucket Challenge)

A full breakdown of the voting will be made available to S6 House Captains and will be shared with pupils in each house at the next house assembly.

Thanks to everyone in the school community for a wonderful effort for charity this year.  Well Done !

Christmas Jumper Fund Raiser

Mr Moghul in the Mathematics department was judged to be wearing the ‘best’ Christmas Jumper on Monday

Mr Moghul being presented with his scroll by Kate Jarvie

The Jumper competition was part of a series of events that took place on Monday to raise money for the Save the Children Typhoon Appeal.

The event was organised by Kate Jarvie of S2. As well as wearing of Christmas jumpers Kate organised a bake sale, lunchtime sing-a-long and best class Christmas jumper competitions.

As far over £860 has been raised.  A great BIG well done and thanks to all who contributed especially Kate for arranging the day.

Save the Children Philippines Typhoon Appeal

On Monday 16th December Mearns Castle High School will take part in its very own ‘Christmas Jumper Day’.

 Staff and pupils are asked to make a £1 donation to wear their Christmas Jumper – you may even want to design your own.  If you don’t fancy wearing a winter woolly you can accessorise yourself in a festive way for the same £1 donation.

Earn house points for the best Christmas Jumper when your class can vote in period 7.

A panel of judges will also vote for the BEST or WORST Christmas Jumper worn by a teacher.

S2 pupils are selling their homemade Christmas baking at interval and lunchtime; everyone can have Polaroid pictures taken with their mates in festive attire, and/or you can take part in Christmas Karaoke at lunchtime in the open area.  

All money made will go to the Save the Children Philippines Typhoon Appeal. To book your bake sale table or if you have any questions please see Christmas Jumper Day organiser Kate Jarvie in S2.

Charities Week

The final part of Charities Week – Look Back in Laughter – takes place on the evenings of Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th November. These two evening shows will feature the pick of the acts from the lunchtime shows and you are asked to bring along your mum and dad, aunties, uncles, grannies, grandpas, big brothers and sisters, friends and neighbours to the shows so that can see and enjoy the wonderful talent that we had on display during Charities Week.

The shows last from 7.30pm until about 9.45pm each evening. The draw for the Charities Week raffles will take place on the second night of Look Back in Laughter.
Tickets are priced at £3 each and this includes tea, coffee, and biscuits during the interval – a real bargain.

 Tickets are on sale from today in the open area at lunchtime and we will sell them every day at lunchtime for the rest of this week and all next week until they are sold out.

Charities Week 2013

Calling All Yeargroups

 Charities Week is fast approaching and will begin on the 28th of October and will run until the 1st of November!

Last year we raised over £8500, which was amazing, but this year we want to raise EVEN MORE FOR CHARITY!


If you have any talents and would like to perform at the lunch time shows get an application form from Mr O’Donnell (ROOM F5 MATHS).


Forms must be returned by Thursday 10th of October.


Charities Week – ‘The Fringe’

The time has come to get your thinking caps on about how you can help us raise even more than last year from Charities Week. Whether you want to rival the Great British Bake Off with your cake stall, make something creative to sell or even have an idea for a sports competition we want all your ideas now!

If you have any ideas that you think could help us raise money then come and collect an entry form from Miss Khan in Maths (F10) or Mrs Hamilton in Business Education (D14). These forms then need to be back with us by Thursday 10 October so that we can turn your ideas into reality and raise lots of money for charity!