Former pupil Matthew Carlin who will be ordained as Deacon in Rome next weekend. Please remember him in your prayers. Matthew’s Ordination to the Priesthood is planned for next Easter time.
Our S4 PDP class have been busy collecting bags of textiles as part of their Rag Bag project. The scheme increases awareness about textile recycling and how by increasing recycling rates we can help the environment by ensuring less material goes to landfill. The S4 pupils have spoken at year group assemblies, PSHE classes and have been visiting classes on a weekly basis. The response has been fantastic. A huge thank you to all staff for contributing to this project.
On Friday, alarms will be sounding at 4.00 am for all S1 – S3 and staff who will be well on their way to Alton Towers before school begins. Thanks to everyone involved in making this trip possible for pupils as a reward for all their hard work and achievements throughout the year.
On Thursday 30 April selected pupils from S1 and S2 will participate in the Junior round of the UKMT. In addition, two of our S3 pupils, Emma Dunne and Shauna Doherty, have been invited by the UK Mathematics Trust to attend a new enrichment event for able young mathematicians – the UK Mathematical Circle. This event will be held at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, Glasgow over two days – Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 May 2015.
Well done to the S4 pupils who received Dynamic Youth Awards through East Renfrewshire Council Young Person Services for their participation in a five-day sailing adventure aboard one of the Ocean Youth Trust Scotland’s 72 foot ocean going racing yachts. The adventure saw Ryan, Ciaran and Aaron sail around the Firth of Clyde in all sorts of weather from pleasant sailing conditions to near gale force winds off the south west of Arran in the Kilbrannan Sound. The activity was supported by CashBack for Communities which sees the proceeds crime being used to support youth activities.
Pupils have benefitted through CashBack for Communities Awards over recent years. Support from CashBack has enabled pupils to get involved in anti-sectarianism activities, to find out about crime and criminal justice systems and to volunteer at community events. In the months ahead pupils will have an opportunity to take part in a Youth Development Programme incorporating a three day residential experience. The support from CashBack has had a tremendous impact on pupils who have grown in confidence and self-esteem. CashBack for Communities has made a significant contribution to the broad general education of pupils at St Luke’s High School.
St Luke’s High School Campus Cop PC Michael Goldie and Joe Herd also from the school supervised a group of volunteers at Neilston Development Trust’s Mela on the Main Street event on Saturday 28 March 2015. Despite terrible weather twelve pupils from the school turned out to support the event through the school’s ReachOut St Luke’s activity. The activity encourages young people to volunteer at community events and is supported by the Scottish Government ‘s CashBack for Communities Fund which uses proceeds from crime to support youth work activities.
PC Goldie was quick to praise the youngsters by saying, ‘Obviously we’d arranged to help out at the Mela before we knew about the weather and the fact that the group all turned out on a miserable Saturday morning to support the community says volumes about them. I was delighted with the commitment.’
The weather meant street stalls and activities had to be brought indoors at Neilston Bank making it a very busy and noisy event but well worth it, nonetheless.
Last week 20 pupils from St Luke’s S2 Dance team competed in the annual East Renfrewshire dance competition which was held in Eastwood High School. Performances included a variety of duets, team and individual routines from across S1-S6. St Luke’s were the last to perform on the night out of 32 entries in the secondary competition, they were absolutely OUTSTANDING and placed 1st, being crowned ER dance champions! Fantastic achievement for all involved!!!
St. Luke’s Sports Council takes place at 12:40 in the conference room on Thursday.
Good luck to S5 General Operations students and their teachers who will be involved in SQA Practicals throughout the day on Friday.
Good luck to Mrs Morton and her Pro-Life Group who will participate in a National Pro-Life Quiz Night, hosted in St Ninian’s High School at 6:30 pm on Friday.