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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.

Winners of Junior Master Chef 2013

Masterchef Winners 2013

The winners of Junior Master Chef 2013 are Anna Smith and Alice Gray. They produced a beautiful Lemon Soufflé with a Raspberry Coulis which really impressed the judges.

Anna and Alice’s Lemon Soufflé will be produced in the school canteen for Mearns Castle pupils to sample. It will also be added to the Red Onion Restaurants lunch menu and Anna and Alice will receive vouchers to dine there.

All of the twelve finalists produced superb dishes and it was not an easy decision for the judges. All twelve finalists will receive a Golden Dinner ticket for the week that Anna and Alice’s Soufflé is on the menu.

Giles’ Bleep Test Challenge Club

Congratulations to all pupils who took part in Mr Giles’ Bleep Test Challenge Club.  A particular mention to the following pupils who have earned their houses points.

Most Consistent Attendance – Oliver Grieve, Lewis Bond and Greig MacKay

Best Male – Lewis Bond – Level 13.6

Best Female – Victoria Letham – Level 8.7

Most Improved – Oliver Grieve and Elliot O’Donnell – 11 extra shuttles

Bike Health Check

All pupils who are cycling to school next week are reminded that they will receive a free bike health check on Thursday.  The Health and Wellbeing Team are looking to get as many pupils to cycle into school on Thursday to take advantage of this great offer.

For any more details, speak to Mr Giles in the PE department.

Bleep Test Challenge Club

After a better attendance last week with 14 runners, we were back down to only 5 this week.  I am hoping that most of you just forgot and that I will see you again next time!  I am still looking to achieve the heights of our first week with 36 runners!  Come on back this Wednesday lunchtime.

Last week we welcomed a new staff member to the club, Mr Hamilton (Maths).  Congratulations to him on his impressive first run of 11.5.

Well done to everyone for taking part again these last two weeks.  Particular congratulations to the following pupils for improving their best ever scores last week:

Oliver Grieve (S1) went from 10.3 to 10.5

James Howard (S2) went from 7.7 to 8.1

Laurence Ng (S2) went from 6.7 to 7.5

Chris Griffiths (S3) went from 8.11 to 9.4

Emma Park (S3) went from 6.2 to 6.4

Further congratulations to Oliver Grieve (S1), Lewis Bond (S2) and Greig MacKay (S2) who have made all 4 weeks of the club and are leading the ‘Most Consistent Attendance’ leaderboard.  I look forward to seeing more pupils and staff at club on Wednesday 22nd May at

S3 Vaccinations – DTP ( Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio)

These vaccinations will be taking place for ALL S3 pupils on Monday 28th January.

Pupils have already received an information letter for  parents and a consent form which should be completed and returned to the Blue Boxes as soon as possible in the brown envelopes provided. These should be marked for the attention of the school nurse.

Heather Murphy, our school nurse, will also share further information with pupils on Friday 18th January during English classes period 3. Pupils should go to class as normal and you will then be escorted to the Main Theatre to hear Heather’s presentation.

Further information about arrangements for 28th January will be shared with pupils at the assembly on Friday.