Good luck to our team of S3 pupils who will participate in the Dragons’ Den Project on Tuesday, which involves them presenting their ideas to the Corporate Management Team on how the council can be more efficient. The meeting will take place this morning at the Barrhead Foundry.
Our annual S1 CfE Information Evening takes place on Tuesday evening. This event which marks the end of the formal transition from primary school for our first year pupils. Parents/Carers will gather at 6:30 pm in the Games Hall for an update on Curriculum for Excellence, before heading off to workshops at 7:00pm.
The second training session for our S6 students involved in our school ‘Senior Skills Development Programme’ will take place during P3/4 on Wednesday in the Library.
Good luck to Mr McKee and his Public Speaking team who will host and take part in The Association of Speakers’ Clubs’ Youth Speech Competition on Wednesday in the conference room from 4:30pm.
As a reward for their achievements in 2014/15, many of our S4-6 students will be on their way to Alton Towers by the time our alarms go off on Thursday morning.
Friday 9 October is an In-Service Day for staff and a holiday for pupils. The week following is the October holiday and school reopens on Monday 19 October.
Congratulations to last year’s Jennifer Skea and Sean McNeil who joined us at the Awards Ceremony to collect trophies and cheques presented to them by the Parent Council in recognition of their service to St Luke’s. In addition Christopher McCloy was the worthy recipient of the Rotary Club Young Citizen of the Year Award for his services to the school and wider community over the past 6 years.
Congratulations to all Trophies winners:
Senior School Dux – Joe McAuley
Senior School Prox Acc – John Mercer
Middle School Dux – Chloe O’Hara & Daniel Murphy
Middle School Prox Acc – Bernadette McShane & Andreas
Young Citizen of the Year – Christopher McCloy
The Michael Connor – Ryan Innes
Sports Champion – Kerys McNaught
Sports Champion – Peter Haggarty
Creative Arts Student of the Year – Beth McLaughlin
Rotary Young Chef of the Year – Erin Black
Rotary Young Linguist of the Year – Jayden Petch & Lucy Deehan
Andrea Kearney Art Prize – Anna Mercer
Our Senior School Awards Ceremony takes place on Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm in the Games Hall. Our guest speaker and presenter of awards is Mhairi Shaw, Director of Education. Many of our invited guests included clergy, local Councillors, ERC Chief Executive, Education Department, Cluster Headteachers and Staff, Parent Council Members, School Partners will attend this very important annual school event.
Friday 25th September and Monday 28th September are school holidays.
Pupils return on Tuesday 29th September.
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Aria’s Fundraising Concert for Malawi takes place on Monday evening at 7:30pm in St John’s Church Hall. Tickets can be purchased from Mrs Stead and I hope you are able to attend and support this event and what I have no doubt will be a wonderful musical experience – Mr Drennan and his choir are quite outstanding!
On Thursday, the faculties of Language and Communication and Social Subjects will be engaging all S1 pupils in their annual IDL experience the European Day of Languages. This event will take place during periods 5,6 and 7 today in the modern languages and social subjects classrooms. Pupils will have the opportunity to experience aspects of European culture, music, food and language and will be supported on the day by faculty staff, pupil support assistants and senior peer educators.
The Annual Senior School Awards Cermony will take place on Wednesday 30 September at 7.00pm
Roddy McAuley, Kieran Barr and James Wiseman represented the school on Wednesday, in the East Renfrewshire Schools Golf Competition held at Mearns Castle Golf Academy. They put up a valiant effort to retain the shield that St Luke’s won last year . They came 4th but really enjoyed a good game of golf on a particularly nice sunny day !
Well done to Ashleigh Caldwell and Emily Docherty attended a National Young Sports Ambassadors Conference at Hampden on Wednesday .They really enjoyed the conference and look forward to implementing some of the ideas suggested within our school.
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As part of our commitment to improving local air quality, East Renfrewshire Council now has powers to issue fixed penalty notices to drivers who don’t switch off their engines when stationary. Council officers will be carrying out patrols around local schools and speaking to drivers who let their vehicles idle unnecessarily.
Air quality within East Renfrewshire is generally good and meets national standards, however we are always keen to make further improvements. Within East Renfrewshire, road traffic is the main source of air pollutants. Parents and others taking children to and from school can help to reduce children’s exposure to exhaust fumes by leaving the car at home, by parking further away from the school and by turning off their engines when stationary.