East Renfrewshire Apprenticeship Opportunity – Administration

There is an exciting opportunity for a school leaver aged between 16-19 to work within the Developing Young Workforce and Opportunities for All team, gaining experience of administrative work and working towards an SVQ level 3 in Business and Admin.  This may also offer the  opportunity to progress to SVQ level 3 Youth Worker.

Click  here for more information about the job and salary.  If you are interested, please speak to your Pupil Support teacher.

School Tartan Scarves – NOW ON SALE

Have you been feeling the winter chill?  Well don’t despair!  The stunning Mearns Castle High School tartan scarves are once again on sale from the School Office for only £10.
The Mearns Castle High tartan scarves are made of lambs wool and the tartan is officially registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans.  The scarves were designed by our 2014-2015 award-winning S6 Young Enterprise Team ‘Red Thistle’, in collaboration with the Ayr based Scottish Company Alex Begg, who manufacture the scarves.
For more information on the unique Mearns Castle High School tartan scarf and our award-winning S6 Young Enterprise Team ‘Red Thistle’ click here: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/enterprisingschools/portfolio/red-thistle-enterprise-project-mearns-castle-high-school/
Mearns Castle High School tartan scarves are now on sale from the School Office for only £10.  Get yours soon before they sell out!

French Immersion Day

On Friday 22nd January over a hundred S5 and S6 pupils from Mearns Castle, Williamwood, Woodfarm, Barrhead, St Luke’s and St Ninian’s High Schools gathered at Mearns Castle to take part in a French Immersion Day with visiting teachers from the Alliance Française de Glasgow.

Pupils took part in four different workshop activities and developed their oral skills on a range of topics. The pupils heard and spoke only French in all of the workshops all day, and we were really impressed with their level of comprehension.

Some comments from the pupils:

‘It was fun to meet French people!’

‘I understood more French than I thought I could.’

‘I improved my French accent.’

‘I liked that it was mixed with other schools – allowed us to meet new people and learn French at the same time.’

We now look forward to the Spanish Immersion day coming up on 26th February.



East Renfrewshire Volunteer Programme

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Limited are looking to recruit an enthusiastic group of sports volunteers, aged 16 or over, to assist in the delivery of their sport and physical activity programmes including multi-sport coaching (daytime, after school, evenings or weekends) and school holiday activities.  Our next recruitment evening will be held as follows:

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

St Ninian’s High School, Giffnock

6.00 – 7.00pm

If you think you have what it takes and can make a difference to the local sports community, we’d love to hear from you!  For more information or to book a place, please contact Barry Cook, Active Schools Team Leader on 0141 570 7330 or email activeschools@ea.e-renfrew.sch.uk



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