Grace Reilly 2A6, raised £320 in total (£160 for Cancer Research UK and £160 for Yorkhill Childrens Charity) by organising prize draws and competitions at her parents Silver Wedding Anniversary celebrations on 29 August 2015. Well done Grace!
Congratulations to Franky O’Donnell (4a4), who passed his Rock School Guitar with merit during the Summer break!
Many congratulations to our Junior Life Group who have been successful in gaining a Diana Award for their fundraising efforts.
The group spends a large proportion of their time organising and participating in fundraising events, the funds from such events being donated to various charities that support life at all stages. Events have included bag packs, an annual Mothers Day afternoon tea, raffles, coffee mornings and sponsored walks. Over the years the group have collected and bought many baby items that have been given to mothers in difficult circumstances. In this way, the group offers women the real opportunity to be able to provide for their child.
The Life Group is a busy group, yet it is their week in week out commitment to the Life cause that must be commended. Every Friday without fail the group meet. They pray, they learn, they socialise and they devise new fundraising ideas. All that they do is underpinned by their determination to uphold the sanctity of life.
The Diana Award is a prestigious award and the Junior Life Group members are very deserving recipients. We are proud of their achievements and the work that they have undertaken to help others.
Congratulations to the S1 Saltire Physics team who won the Scottish Secondary School Stem Challenges. A fantastic achievement!
Thank you to Mrs Ward, Mrs Kennedy and Mr Newberry who lead and supported the pupils.
The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration. This year, 14 of our S3 pupils have been successful in gaining a John Muir Award. This is a fantastic achievement and they are the first group within our school to receive this award. Further to this, we have also been named a John Muir Trust recognised school.
The pupils who have achieved the award this year are:
- Jaarad Ali (3a1)
- Aqib Allam (3a4)
- Teri Bennett (3a9)
- Simona Costantini (3a9)
- Lee Doris (3a3)
- Andrew Henderson (3a1)
- Ryan McConalogue (3a6)
- Caitlin McCusker (3a10)
- Shannon McLintock (3a7)
- Jack Mullaly (3a5)
- Euan Murphy (3a6)
- Dane O’Neill (3a7)
- Gurjit Singh (3a4)
- Conor Wilson (3a8)
More information on the John Muir Award can be viewed here.
Many congratulations to our S1, S2 and S3 netball teams who attended the Renfrewshire Summer Netball Tournament in Glennifer High School and won all competitions! The girls played exceptionally well throughout the day and won all of their qualifying games convincingly.
Well done also to the S1B team who also made the final of the S1 competition and came second to the S1A team. It was an incredibly close final and both teams played very well.
Well done to the following pupils who have been selected to represent the school at the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships on Friday 12 June:
- Amy Donaghy
- Sara Inglis
- Jenny Dougall
- Tony Duggan
- Nicholas Boyle
- Michael Lowrie
- Matthew Reilly
Below are the results from this year’s East Renfrewshire District Athletics held at Linwood Sports Centre. Our athletes competed against seven other schools and gave an outstanding performance on the day.
- Aidan Lau – Silver 100m
- Adam Boland – Bronze 100m
- Eoghan O’Donnell – Silver 1500m
- Relay Team – Bronze
- Sophie Inglis – Bronze 200m
- Melissa Angus – Bronze 800m
- Eva Blues – Gold Long Jump
- Relay team – Silver
- Liam McGinlay – Bronze 100m
- Andrew Conlan – Gold 400m
- Victor McQuade – Silver 400m
- John Lynch – Silver 800m
- Lewis Mitchell – Bronze 800m
- Ciaran McAndrew – Gold Long Jump
- Andrew Conlan – Gold High Jump
- Relay Team – Silver
- Jenny Dougall – Silver 800m
- Matthew Reilly – Gold 800m
- Lewis Smith – Bronze 800m
- Michael Lowrie – Gold 1500m
- Nicholas Boyle – Silver 1500m
- Michael Quinn – Silver High Jump
- Relay Team – Bronze
- Beth McGurren – Silver 100m
- Sara Inglis – Bronze 100m
- Beth McGurren – Silver 200m
- Vivien McAinsh – Bronze 1500m
- Emily Dunn – Silver Long Jump
- Isla Kennedy – Bronze High Jump