East Renfrewshire Council have just updated their Sports Clubs Directory and this can now be accessed as a PDF from the the useful links section on the right hand side of this page.
A reminder that due to prelim exams the badminton club will not run on the next three Tuesdays (28/1/14, 4/02/14 & 11/02/14).
We will start again on Tuesday 18th February.
Thursday lunchtime starting on the 16th. Open to girls from all years who are interested in football and would like to possibly play with the school team
The next East Renfrewshire sports volunteer night will be held at Williamwood High School on Thursday 16th January at 6.00pm.
If you are interested just turn up on the night. If you need any more information, please contact Mr Cook, Mr Donnelly or Mr Brown in the PE department.
Could all girls in S3-S6 who would be interested in a Friday after school dance club, starting in January, please come and see Mr. Brown and Mr. Cook at lunchtime on Friday 14th?
Don’t worry, we’ll have a professional instructor – it won’t be Mr. Brown and Mr. Cook teaching it!
Congratulations to Owen and Zak Vinter, Kate Taylor and Keri Anderson who all skied incredibly well working together as a team to win the Scottish Schools Autumn Dual Slalom.
Fantastic representation for Mearns Castle High School
Have you ever thought of trying curling? It’s a great sport, good fun and we Scots are amongst the best in the world! If you fancy giving it a try, there are free taster sessions at Braehead during November. If interested, please see Mrs Dempster, Lab A5.
On Friday night at Glasgow Ski Centre the 2013 SSSA Dual Slalom Series, were held.
MCHS had two teams entered in the experienced secondary category and all racers skied exceptionally well. This was the last qualifier of the series which has been run at 8 venues right across Scotland including Aberdeen, Aviemore and Edinburgh and engaging more than 500 skiers. MCHS A team won the event and MCHS B team were the runners up.
The A Team – Keri Anderson, Kate Taylor, Zak Vinter and Owen Vinter
The B Team – Scott Miller, Victoria McKinlay, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Scott Wylie
Congratulations to all skiers and good Luck to our A team who will now progress to the Final on Thursday 31st October at Snow Factor Braehead.
Would any athletes who are interested in competing in the Giffnock Schools Cross Country Races on Sunday 27th October, please see Mr Macfarlane before the end of the day on Thursday 10th October.
Are you a girl? Do you like football? Come along to PE on a Thursday lunchtime and play some fun games. Open to all year groups.
Do you like tables? Do you like Tennis? What about playing tennis ON a table?
Table Tennis @ MCHS starts on Thursday the 19th of September in the New Gym. All you need to do is change into your trainers and swap your shirt for a T-shirt. Eat your lunch before you come along so you don’t get crumbs on our tables.
Everyone is welcome – the club would especially encourage absolute beginners to come
A reminder to all pupils that there is a lunch time netball club open to all pupils. It runs on a Thursday. Any one interested please come along. Remember full PE kit and a packed lunch with water/juice.
Any enquires please see Mrs McNab in the PE department.
Any athletes wishing to compete in the Scottish Schools Road Relays on Saturday 9th November must see Mr Macfarlane (Personal Development) before Wednesday 9th October.
There will be a first year girls’ and boys’ team as well as a Medley Girls’ and Boys’ team (two under 15/ two over 15 athletes).
Andrew Mullen improved on his performances in last year’s Paralympics by coming back from Montreal with a trio of IPC Swimming worlds medals.
Andrew, who is a former Scottish disability sport athlete of the year, claimed 50m butterfly bronze and silver in the 50m backstroke and 200m medley. As with last year’s Paralympics, Andrew broke personal best times in all his events.
Well done Andrew. MCHS is sooooo proud of you!!!
Want to play for Scotland?! The 2016 U19 World Championships are only 3 years away! Mearns Castle are still one of the only schools in Scotland to be able to offer full-contact boys lacrosse
Many MCHS students are right now in the Mens National Team. We only have pads and sticks for 15 players so sign up quickly! See Mr Wyroslawski for more details.
I will be holding trials straight after school on Tuesday 27th August. Any S1 pupil wanting to attend the trials should come and see me before Friday 23rd in the PE department.
Could any S5 or S6 pupil who is interested in playing for the senior football team please attend a trial game on Tuesday 20th August after school.
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
Gregor Falconer, Max Dowie and Daniel Moy all took part in this years Rotary Golf Competition at Williamwood Golf Course
Although no winners, all three boys played competitively and thoroughly enjoyed the day.