Pupils will begin following their new timetables on the 1st and 2nd June. Current First to Third Year pupils will change timetable on Monday 1st June. Current Fourth and Fifth Year pupils will not be in school on 1st June unless they have an exam, but will receive their new timetables at assembly at the start of the day on Tuesday 2nd June.
Congratulations to the following S1 and S2 pupils who achieved Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the recent UKMT Maths Challenge
25 pupils from S3 have been working towards achieving their bronze award this year. In the upcoming weeks they will be looking to put into practice their expedition skills which they have been developing over the year. On Friday 8 May they travelled to their start location in Strathaven to hone their skills on the practice expedition. The hike took them through Whitelee Windfarm and finished on the following day at Williamwood High School. They were accompanied by Mrs McColm, Miss Gordon, Mr Sharp, Mrs Hopkins and Mr Cassie.
Miss McGrattan and her group of Duke of Edinburgh Award students have arranged for the “Singing Children of Africa” to give a concert in St John’s Church, Barrhead as part of their fundraising and awareness raising visit to Scotland. The concert will take place on Wednesday evening 27 May and tickets are on sale now from Miss McGrattan at £4.00. Tea and Coffee will be available in the church hall afterwards. Please try and support this great cause.
Congratulations to our 38 S6 Caritas Students who have just received confirmation of their achievement of this prestigious award. Their voluntary work in school, the community and their parishes has been outstanding.
On Saturday 16 May, Mr Baird and Staff will offer supported study for Higher and National 5 Maths pupils.
On Friday, S1 Science students and their teachers will travel to Darnley Park to work with the Rangers on activities related to their Biodiversity Topic.
On Thursday Miss Waddell from the Design and Technology department will be visiting St Thomas’ primary to begin the construction of their ‘Balloon buggy’ challenge. Primary 7 pupils will work in teams to design and construct a wind powered vehicle. Their vehicle will undergo thorough testing before being showcased at the celebration event in St. Luke’s Friday 12 June.
Thursday is the feast of the Ascension, Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am
On Wednesday Miss Donohoe and Mr Ormond from the Design and Technology department will be visiting St Mark’s and St John’s primaries to begin the construction of their ‘Balloon buggy’ challenge. Primary 7 pupils will work in teams to design and construct a wind powered vehicle. Their vehicle will undergo thorough testing before being showcased at the celebration event in St. Luke’s Friday 12 June.
On Tuesday, as part of the Science transition programme, P7 pupils from all three associated primary schools will be involved in a forensics workshop in Science at St. Luke’s. The event is called Chemistry at Work and promotes careers in the field of forensic science. The Royal Society of Chemistry are sponsoring the event where pupils will work as Forensics Scientists for the day and will use many forensic techniques to solve the crime of ‘Which Witch?’. The event links with the novel ‘The Witches’ which the pupils study in P7.
Good luck to S3 Hospitality students and their teachers who will be involved in practical examinations on Monday
Please encourage S1/2/3 pupils to identify a latest and best achievement of which they are most proud and which they are happy to share with their year group. Pupils should evidence this with a photograph, piece of work or short video clip which should be passed on to their PHSE teacher to be included in the film. Deadline for providing achievement evidence is Thursday 14 May 2015.
The last Parent Equalities Forum of this session will take place on Thursday 14 May in Braidbar PS at 7pm
Stirling 2015: Scottish Catholic Youth Festival is organised by Catholic Youth Service Scotland, the youth section of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.
Following on from a very successful World Youth Day style event in 2013, Scotland’s Rio, the demand for another event was such that Stirling 2015 is well into the planning stages.
There will be prayer and worship, workshops, time to get to know each other and social events.
Application forms and information available on http://www.rcdop.org.uk/stirling-2015