Renfrewshire Schools Gymnastics Competition

Congratulations to our teams on Thursday 1st December  at the  East Renfrewshire Schools Gymnastics Competition.

Our  Level 1 team Molly McAllister ( S1), Eve Sanderson ( S1), Emma Glover ( S1) and Phillipa Lande ( S2)  came 3rd and  our Level 2 team Molly Fitzpatrick ( S2), Emma Barclay( S2), Katie Little ( S2)and Rachel McCallum (S6) nailed their routines and vaults and came 1st .  The girls are now going forward to represent the school at the Scottish Schools competition in March in Perth.   Katie Little and Rachel McCallum also came joint top scorers in the  Level 2 competition.

Over all a very successful day,  the girls were delighted with their results as was I.

Well done
Mrs McNab



Young Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Steven Clark (S5) on achieving the Young Volunteer of the Year Award.  Steven was nominated by Kirkhill Primary School for 4 years of commitment to supporting hockey coaching in the school.  Steven is pictured being presented with the award by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Board Member Brian Donaldson and Scottish International and GB Olympic rugby player Mark Bennett.  Well done Steven!


The Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Act 2016

From 5th of December 2016, a person smoking in a car which is carrying passengers under 18 years of age will be breaking the law. Offenders could face a £100 fixed penalty fine.

The Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Act 2016, creates a new criminal offence, committed by any adult (aged 18 or over), where that adult smokes in a private motor vehicle in the presence of a child (under 18years of age), while that vehicle is in a public place. The aim of the legislation is to protect children and young people from the harmful effects of exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) in a confined space.

Exposure to second-hand smoke in cars involves higher concentrations of health-threatening chemicals than in larger, open areas. Even if the windows are opened or air conditioning is used, harmful particles can remain in the atmosphere long after the visible smoke has disappeared. The restriction of a vehicle also means individuals are unable to move away from the smoke.

We all have an obligation to protect children and young people from the risks to their life and health, caused by the exposure to second hand smoke and ensure that every child in Scotland has the best start in life. Growing up in a smoke-free environment is an important part of that.

The Scottish Government hope that the introduction of this legislation will help their drive to cut the number of children exposed to second-hand smoke to 6 per cent by 2020. This is a momentous step in pulling Scotland on the path to becoming a tobacco-free generation.

For more information, visit the Healthier Scotland website.

Mearns castle drama

Mearns castle drama societies present a double bill of entertainment: “Room 13” by Robert Swindells by the junior society and “Teechers” by John Godber by the senior society. Both plays in one evening! £4 a ticket from the school office starts at 7pm Friday 2nd December. See you there.

Click here for more information

Developing The Young Workforce

Our Developing The Young Workforce Careers Evening for S2, 4 and 5 pupils is tomorrow evening – Thursday 24th November.  The evening starts at 6.30, with presentations from our speakers starting promptly at 6.40.  If you have not booked, but would like to attend, please contact the school office.  We are looking forward to welcoming, and hearing from, the wide range of speakers who are delivering presentations about their jobs/career pathways.

Young Scot National Entitlement Card


As of the 1 January 2017, all 16-18 year olds will be required to hold a newer version of the Young Scot National Entitlement Card to access reduced bus and rail fares. Young Scot and your local authority are working to upgrade as many cards held by 15-18 year olds as possible before the New Year.

Please have a look at your young person’s card. The latest version of the cards have a pink strip over the date of birth.  Click here for more information.

If the card is missing a pink strip then please visit:

for details on how to upgrade the card and update your picture.  The attached document shows examples of old/new Young Scot Cards.

A replacement can also be arranged through any of the local NEC verification points:

Council HQ, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock G46 6UG
Barrhead Council Office, 211 Main Street, Barrhead G78 1SY

Or by telephoning Customer First on 0141 577 3001

While you are visiting, take a few moments to look at the opportunities, discounts, rewards and information services for young people.



East Renfrewshire Council

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