Feb 272015

Congratulations to all pupils – Mearns Castle has been awarded a second Green Flag Award!

This award is a reflection of the work carried out in a number of areas in the school related to litter reduction, waste minimisation and generally being eco-friendly.

A particular thanks to the Eco-Committee who worked hard to complete the application form and carry out a variety of jobs every year including an environmental review of the school.

New members are always welcome to join the Eco-Committee who meet Monday lunchtimes in Science lab A8.

Feb 272015

Tickets for the Spring Concert on Monday 23rd March will go on sale from TODAY.

These are £4 and are available from the school office at intervals, lunchtimes and after school.

Feb 202015

ERC Cross Country championships is due to take place on Wednesday 11th March. Those who have been selected to represent the school must return their consent forms to a member of PE department as soon as possible.

Those who expressed an interest in competing in the Scottish School Cross Country championships on Saturday 7th March have all been entered. You will need to make your own arrangements to attend. Please inform me if you are no longer able to participate in this competition.

If you have any questions then please speak with Mr Murphy.

Feb 202015

S1-S3 girls who are be interested in coming along to our Rugby club should attend the after school club run by Brandon (Rugby Development Officer).

The club runs on Wednesdays in the Old Gym from 3.35pm – 4.45pm. The club is free.

It is non-contact at the moment but we are hoping to get enough girls along to introduce contact and enter teams into local competitions.

Feb 202015

Thanks to all of the girls who expressed an interest in the ERC Dance championship to be held on Tuesday 24th March at Eastwood HS from 6.30pm – 9.30pm.

You may wish to practice your routine (maximum 3 minutes) so if you would like to use any PE facilities during lunch/break time then please speak with a member of PE department to check availability. The area(s) may be shared with other pupils who are rehearsing their routines.

Feb 182015

An inter-school triathlon is being organised for East Renfrewshire pupils and we need to speak to any pupil who may be interested in taking part in such an event.

You may be a keen runner, swimmer or cyclist but would like to attempt the three disciplines in one event! You may already compete in triathlons. Please speak with me if you would like to be considered for this. The event itself is planned to go ahead on Wednesday 1st April but further details will be given.

The distances for each discipline are below to give you an indication of the difficulty and your own suitability.

S1 – 800m run, 1 lap of cycle trail route, 50m swim

S2 – 1000m run, 1 lap of cycle trail route, 100m swim

S3 – 1200m run, 1 lap of cycle trail route, 150m swim

Seniors – 1500m run, 1 lap of cycle trail route, 200m swim

Mr Murphy (PE Dept) will record those who are interested so please inform him before Friday 27th  of February  if you would like to be considered.


Feb 182015

Would any S1-S6 pupils or staff be interested in entering the following competition?

East Renfrewshire Dance Championships on Tuesday 24th March in Eastwood High School – 6.30pm – 9.30pm.

Each routine should last for a maximum of 3 minutes

Entries will be accepted for the following categories:

  • Cheerleading
  • Street Dance
  • Commonwealth (Bollywood, Irish, Highland etc)
  • Contemporary
  • Staff
  • Other

Please note we will accept both group and individual entries. If interested then please attend a short meeting with Mr Murphy/Mrs McNab on Thursday 19th February at 12.50pm in PE Dept. If you are unable to attend the meeting but are interested then please pass our details on to Mr Murphy/Mrs McNab.

Feb 112015

East Renfrewshire Carers’ Centre has organised meetings for parents who are looking after a child or young person on the Autistic Spectrum and parents who look after a girl with Asperger’s.

Click here to see the poster about  looking after a child or young person on the Autistic Spectrum

Click here to see the poster about a meeting for parents with girls with Asperger’s.

Feb 042015

There will be a drama workshop on Tuesday 24th February  at 3.45- 4.45pm.

This workshop will be led by the theatre company- Collusion.  The focus is on WW1, you will focus on characters of your own age at a time when a war is coming/ underway.

These workshops are the first stage of a larger project ( all funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund) where you can  put yourselves forward to take part in further workshops (out of school time) and rehearsals in order to undertake a period of research and to devise a longer performance to be presented in Summer 2015.

If interested please come along to Drama room C2 Thursday lunchtime at 12.30.

Feb 042015

Well done to all pupils who submitted their football report before Christmas. The standard of the work was very high but after much deliberation the finalists have been identified by the judging panel. The following pupils will move into the final round (live game and details still tbc). There will be a meeting for the pupils in the coming weeks so make sure that  you keep checking the newsletter and/or the plasma screens.

  • Ruaridh Wong
  • Drew Tomkins
  • Mark Hannah
  • Jack Little
  • Hassan Sheikh
  • Danial Sheikh
  • Jamie Hobson
  • Jamie Bald
  • Cade Evans

Congratulations to our 9 finalists!