Congratulations to the following S1 pupils for their entries in the PSE Personal Safety Poster competition.
The winners are:
1st place – Karishma Chandi (Caledonia) – 40 points
2nd place – Darcy King and Victoria Groom (Gleneagles) – 30 points
3rd place – Jack Fletcher and Grant Ewing (Balmoral) – 20 points
3 runners up, who will receive 10 points for their house are
Ramsay – Mina Malekianpour, Eilidh Robinson and Heather Martini
Sutherland – Emma Smith, Javairia Sami
Wallace – Richard Laird, Callum Young and Alistair Pearson
Well done to all pupils!
The winner of last month’s Famous Moment in Lego was Marc Harrison in S3 who correctly identified the Christmas Day truce between the British and German soldiers during World War One in 1914.
The January Moment in Lego competition is now up and running so look out for the posters in Social Subjects rooms, in the corridors and on the website. Good luck!
Mearns Castle will launch both the House newsletter and House GLOW page on Monday 19th December.
Below are the posters advertising the launch.
The Backpack Appeal is running again this year but with a surprising twist! All those that hand in a full backpack will be entered into a free prize draw to win a £50 VOUCHER TO SPEND AT SILVERBURN!
All you need to fill a backpack is the following items:
||Shorts/ skirt & t-shirt or dress
|Exercise book/ notepad
||Small ball eg. Tennis ball
Please do not add food etc. as the bags will be checked thoroughly by customs.
Bags are to be handed into Miss Fusaro in Maths, Room F11.
Congratulations to The Senior Concert Band who achieved a Silver Plus award at the Scottish Concert Band Festival on Sunday 4th December.
Our pictures show Moray West accepting the award and the Senior Concert Band after their performance. Well done everyone!
The latest ‘Famous Moment in Lego’ has now been released:
If you think you know what famous moment in history it represents then tell a Social Subjects teacher
Congratulations to all pupils in S1 and S2 who took part in the National Poetry Day competition. Pupils were asked to write poems on the theme of Games. In S1, first place went to Emma Marcuson, second to Nikki Barnett and third to Calum Russell.
S2 pupils Bethany Nesbitt, Perle Picard and Luke Butterfield came first, second and third respectively. All the winners will receive points for their houses and book tokens. Alice Carter, Olivia Bell and Ruairidh Morrison also receive house points for their excellent entries. Very well done indeed! The winning poems will be displayed in the English department and on the school website.
Congratulations to Andrew Kirk S6, Chris Russell S6, Michelle Latter S5 and Kate Ng S5 in coming Second in the Regional Maths Team Challenge Final. This is a fantastic result for them! The event was held at the University of The West of Scotland. The team performed extremely well against another eighteen teams only being narrowly beaten by The High School of Glasgow. Well Done!
Congratulations to Andrew Kirk S6, Chris Russell S6, Michelle Latter S5 and Kate Ng S5 in coming Second in the Regional Maths Team Challenge Final. This is a fantastic result for them! The event was held at the University of The West of Scotland. The team performed extremely well against another eighteen teams only being narrowly beaten by The High School of Glasgow.
The Mini-trials event took place on Saturday 26th November and the team of S6 pupils from Mearns Castle were successful in winning both of the cases convincingly.
In the morning trial the team were defending an assault case against Barrhead and in the afternoon trial the team were pursuing a civil case against Belmont. The pupils – Grace Cameron, Lucy Chambers, Hannah Couchlin, Adam Henderson, Aushna Ikhlaq, Johnathan Kinloch, Gregor Nesbitt and Christopher Park – had a terrific experience and were a credit to the school, drawing specific praise from professionals and organising staff alike, for their professional manner and commitment to the project and will receive their certificates shortly – well done to you all!!