Apr 242014

Our S6 Leavers’ Ceremony took place today in Maxwell Mearns Parish Church.

Class of 2014

Click here for more pictures from the Ceremony

As a result of the generosity shown by everyone during our recent donating session, we welcomed 43 volunteers and collected 31 units of blood.  Your donations are already benefiting those patients in urgent need of blood or blood products in our hospitals.  Thank you for your wonderful support and we look forward to welcoming you when you next visit.

Lynne Willdigg/Blood Donor Services

Congratulations to Mitchell Smith in S2 who has won 8th place in the Great Pi Bake Off 2014 with the heart-shaped Pi themed cake that he made for Pi Day. Photos of all 162 entries were posted online and people from across the UK could vote from the end of March.

 Mitchell has been awarded for his achievement with a WH Smith voucher and certificate!  Well done Mitchell!

Apr 232014

Could all S1 and S2 pupils who have completed models within the Technical department please collect them as soon as possible.

Apr 232014

Could all pupils attending the Commonwealth Games badminton workshop on Thursday 1st May please hand their consent form to Mr Shaw as soon as possible.

Apr 232014

Miss McEachern is looking for volunteers to join her Book Group. We will be reading and discussing the books which have been nominated for the Carnegie Book Award this year. So…

  • if you love reading!
  • if you want to be the first to read lovely new books!
  • if you want to discuss these books with like-minded pupils!
  • if you want to meet new friends!
  • if you have been in the Carnegie Book Group before (P7 or Secondary) or want to join for the first time!…

then give your name to Miss McEachern. The Book Group is open to all pupils from all year groups. Our first meeting will be Thu 24 April at 12.40pm in the library at lunchtime.

Apr 042014

Congratulations to the following pupils who won prizes during the Eco-Committee Bin it to Win it event

  • Samayah Rafique S2 (Ramsay)
  • Lisa Miller S1 (Ramsay)
  • Ben Mundie S3 (Ramsay)
  • Steven Blair S2 (Balmoral)
  • Niamh McInnes S2 (Sutherland)
  • Craig Bennett S1 (Balmoral)
  • Emily Wong S1 (Wallace)
  • Eilidh Lindsay S6 (wallace)

Thank you for putting your rubbish in the bins.  250 million items of litter are dropped in Scotland each year!

The April 2014 Parent Newsletter is now available.

Click here to read it.

Apr 022014

Mearns Castle put on its annual Spring Concert last night.

Spring Concert April 2014

Click here to see more pictures from the night.

Miss McEachern is looking for volunteers to join her Book Group. We will be reading and discussing the books which have been nominated for the Carnegie Book Award this year. So

  • if you love reading!
  • if you want to be the first to read lovely new books!
  • if you want to discuss these books with like-minded pupils!
  • if you want to meet new friends!
  • if you have been in the Carnegie Book Group before (P7 or Secondary) or want to join for the first time!

Then give your name to Miss McEachern. The Book Group is open to all pupils from all year groups. Our first meeting will be Thu 24 April at 12.40pm in the library at lunchtime.

Welcome to the first edition of the all new Science & Technology Magazine. The magazine has been created from a dedicated team of pupils from each year group. This edition has a range of articles and a competition for a new magazine logo.

Click here to view the magazine

East Renfrewshire Council are undertaking an online consultation with pupils on school meals. The survey will gather pupils’ views on areas such as favourite meals, how food is served, how you pay for the food and how you find out more about the school catering service.

Click here to take part in the consultation.

A big congratulations to the U16’s football team, who have finished runners up in the league, and qualified for the play-off’s.

Good luck in the play -offs.

Congratulations to MCHS YES team Trenderprise on an excellent performance in the Renfrewshire Young Enterprise Regional Finals. In a competitive environment against 17 schools from across the region Trenderprise successfully picked up 4 awards in recognition of their efforts this year. The team presented an excellent performance and were a credit to themselves, their team and to the school. The awards achieved included:-

  • Best Regional Team Award
  • Marketing Award
  • Runners up for Best Report
  • Runners up for Best Presentation

 Well done to Andrew Bell, Adil Bhati, Mimi Black, Michael McDonald, Nicholas McNamara, Craig McQuillan, Robb McQuiston, Beth Mitchell, Taniya Mobarik, Hannah Quinn, Vivek Shreshta, Xixi Zhu.

Well done to all S1 pupils who took part in the Anti-Bullying poster competition in PSE.

The winners are:

  • 1st Place – Marina Gladkikh from Gleneagles (40 points)
  • 2nd Place – Charlotte Fleming, Sophie Fletcher and Sophie Donaldson from Balmoral (30 points)
  • 3rd Place – Chloe Nicol and Olivia Miller from Ramsay (20 points)

3 Runners Up:

(10 points each)

  • Eilidh Steven, Sara Sadiq and Isla McMillan from Sutherland
  • Nicola Cole, Lori Cook and Lisa Cole from Caledonia
  • Louise Whyte, Casey Williamson and Sasha Wood from Wallace

Well done to all pupils!

Congratulations to the Junior Maths Team who were awarded 4th place at the UKMT Team Maths Challenge competition at Paisley University. A total of 28 teams took part.

Team Members were

  • S1 – Jack Bell and Kirstin West
  • S2 – Eildih Hamilton and Craig Methven

Calling all members of the comic book club, past and present. While I am aware that all our members from last year have pulled a Nightwing and gone off to have their own adventures, Comic Book Club has an exciting opportunity ahead and I would like to make this available to all previous and current members of the team. It’s a fantastic opportunity of Hulk-style proportions and we would be mad to pass it up. Please pop along to any weekly meeting to find out more.

In other news, the group have also started Podcasting on all kinds of geeky current events and anyone who would like to have their say on which villain is the greatest of them all or how unfairly female characters are treated in comic books should pop along to B8 every Wednesday lunchtime.

From you friendly neighbourhood Spiderman,

Miss McDonald

If you would be interested in designing cartoon characters which will be used for animation and video purposes for Primary Language teaching please see Mrs Nicklin as soon as possible in Modern Languages (D11).

I am looking for 4 characters to be drawn and then they will come alive and be animated to make German language videos for Primary School pupils in East Renfrewshire. The design of the characters can be your own ideas!

To celebrate World Book Day, S1 pupils dressed up as their favourite characters from books and films for a fun afternoon in the theatre taking part in the inter-house Big Book Quiz.

House teams battled it out over six rounds, with Gleneagles eventually winning the glory and those all-important 100 House Points!

Fancy dress winners were also presented with certificates and prizes – with 1st place going to Aimee Logan dressed as a Flapper from “The Great Gatsby”.

World Book Day 2014

Well done S1!  Click here to see more pictures from the day

Congratulations to Mark Ross, Josh Lightbown, Jehanzeb Mobarik, Alice Carter, Chris Griffiths and Josh McLuskie who represented the school in the British Schools Karting Championship.

Forming two teams, we took third place and fifth place in the regional finals! Congratulations to all for the excellent performance and the sportsmanship displayed.

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