Jun 212015

Wednesday is ‘come as you please’.  For the privilege of not wearing school uniform, pupils have been asked to donate a minimum of ‘5 coins’ to support the Betty Cunningham Trust and the Dambo School.  Period 1 teachers are asked to collect monies and hand them into the School Office

Jun 212015

Best wishes to Miss Gordon who is getting married over the summer and to Mr Dalton, Mrs Aitchison, Miss Carr, Miss Gavin and Miss Donoghue who will be leaving us at the end of term.


Jun 172015

Pupils must empty their lockers by Friday 19 June 2015.  Pupils have received a letter outlining the new arrangements for lockers.
Pupils who have already paid £20 will be reallocated a locker for next session. Any pupil who now wishes a locker will require to pay £5 per year. All pupils must provide their own padlock and keep locker secured at all times.

Jun 172015

Thank you and well done to all pupils for their hard work and cooperation following the minor incident last night.

Thank you to staff and parents/carers for their continued support.

School will remain open as usual tomorrow.


Jun 172015

There has been a minor incident during the night involving a small fire in the school’s janitor office.  The Fire Service and Police Scotland attended.  Pupils are not affected and the school is running as normal.

Jun 132015

Good luck to Mr Jordan and our S6 students who will be participating in the Servant Leadership Programme at the Conforti Institute, Coatbridge.  This training will help in their leadership roles and responsibilities next session.

Jun 132015

Parents/Carers of pupils in third year will join us on Tuesday tonight to discuss with teachers the progress of their children at this particular point in their school career as they complete their BGE and move into the Senior Phase.

Jun 132015

The ERC Convener’s Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday evening in Eastwood Park.  Congratulations to the following Award Winners from our School:

Pupil Category
Caitlin Kelly Creativity


Joe McAuley Creativity


Christopher McCloy Community Service


Rebecca Campbell Independent Living Skills


Lewis MacNeill & Andrew Pierotti Team Technical Group


Erin Shankland, Erin Morran

Brodie Templeton, Shannon McKenna, Stephen McCool & Lee Brady


Team Lourdes Group
Jun 132015

Congratulations to Mr O’Donnell, PC Goldie and their S2 football team who competed in the ERC 7-a-side tournament last week.  They won 5 out of 6 games and lifted the cup in front of special guest Archie Knox!  The boys will be presented with their winners medals at assembly.

Jun 132015

Congratulations to Rachel Woods, Emma Dunne and Shauna Doherty whose tenacity, veracity and outstanding persuasive capacity ensured they enjoyed a glorious victory in the first ever James Maxtion Memorial Public Speaking Competition at Barrhead High on 9th June. The judges commented favourably on the girls’ clear encouragement and support of one another as they presented “Reading is Fundamental”, an interesting proposal that aims to solve the growing problem of illiteracy in Scotland’s young people. Indeed, so impressive was the team’s achievement that the formal Questioner suggested that Nicola Sturgeon may well be offering positions to the girls in the near future. Congratulations and well done for their continued commitment to representing our school so impressively in the wider community.


Jun 132015

The Engineering for Success challenge began in February when Technical staff from St. Luke’s visited our cluster primaries to deliver workshops and lead educational visits to the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. On Friday 12 June the Primary 7 pupils came together in the games hall for the morning to take part in a showcase event to exhibit their work, compete against each other and celebrate their tremendous success. The morning was highly enjoyable for both staff and pupil. A terrific finale!

Here are a list of the winner.

Overall winner – F1 Car (St. Marks)

Best teamwork – Techno Polar Bears (St. John’s)

Best Balloon Buggy – The Flash Mec (St. Thomas’)

Jun 132015

Huge congratulations to Joe Herd, thoroughly deserving winner of Education Supporter of the Year at the Scottish Education Awards, which were held on Wednesday at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow.  This is a fitting tribute to a man who has done so much work to support so many of our young people and families over the last nine years.  I believe you will be able to read more about Joe in today’s Daily Record, who are sponsors of these awards.


Jun 132015

This year St Luke’s have been able to build on the outstanding success of the nail bar and develop more social enterprise opportunities: the S1 girls who set up and ran a small business selling home baking to support the work of SCIAF and Film Club Productions who work hard to offer a videography service to promote the life and achievements of the school and our Barrhead community. As a result of this hard work both groups were awarded a Social Enterprise in Education Award. The award, which was presented by MSP Alex Neil, requires them to demonstrate that their business is pupil led, involves trading and addresses a genuine social concern. To top off the experience Film Club Productions was asked to film the entire event giving us more income to re-invest in social enterprise next year so clear some wall space for even more awards from our dedicated social entrepreneurs.



Jun 072015

PC Michael Goldie and a group of eight pupils from St Luke’s High School, Barrhead, enjoyed glorious sunshine when they helped out at the annual St Mark’s Primary School Gala Day recently. The pupils aged S2 – S4 regularly take part in extra-curricular activities including ReachOut St Luke’s which is an activity that encourages volunteering in the community. The activity is supported by the school and CashBack for Communities where the proceeds of crime cash is recovered by the Scottish Government are re-directed towards youth work. Joe Herd one of the staff from St Luke’s said the pupils had a great day, working hard for the community and doing what they could to support the event at St Mark’s.


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