SQA Results

On Tuesday 4th August students will receive their SQA results by post and by text or email if they have registered online at www.mysqa.info
 
Mr J. Cumming  and other members of the senior management team will be available in school that day to deal with results queries – 0141 577 2000.
 
To support students the SQA launched a Post Results Service which is a marked departure from previous practice and only focuses on the candidate’s performance on the day of the exam. The SQA has recognised that this new Service is a marked departure from previous practice and so have put in place extra checks in respect of the quality of each marker’s assessment and the accuracy of total marks awarded.  This has been done to ensure that final results are as accurate as possible. There are NO appeals anymore.
 
Further information is available online at SQA Results Services.
 
A number of Pastoral Support staff will be available to students between 9.30 am – 11.30 am only on Thursday 6th August to deal with all students who wish to re-negotiate their S5/6 curriculum.
 
Please note staff will not be available on the In Service days 11 & 12 August to see pupils.

Saint Ninian’s Yearbook 2015

S6 pupils who have paid for a yearbook can collect this from school on Thursday 6 August (9.30 – 11.30am). By collecting your yearbook during this allocated time it will allow for the books to be signed with memories and farewell messages. If you cannot make it at this time, you will be able to collect it from the school office from Tuesday 11 August onwards.

The yearbook is only available to those who have already paid – there are no extra yearbooks.

East Renfrewshire Disability Action (ERDA)

East Renfrewshire Disability Action (ERDA) we were launched at the Barriers & Bridges Community Conference event in March 2011, then as now, it is important there is local disability organisation to raise the issues and concerns of disabled people at a local and national level. This has been the case since our beginnings but has become even more so as disabled people are disproportionally negatively impacted by the unfair and unjust Westminster Welfare cuts as well as cuts, increased charges and changes to various local authority services that disabled people use.

These policies and decisions maintain and reinforce the social, physical, attitudinal, cultural and economic barriers that prevent disabled people taking up our rightful role as full and equal citizens.

We are currently campaigning to address the lack of wheelchair accessible taxis in East Renfrewshire.

We are all ways on the lookout for new Members both Disabled and able bodied for more information please e-mail enquiries@erda.org.uk or our website at www.erda.org.uk

 

Summer Sports Camps 2015 – Deadline Extended To 24 July

The fantastic St Ninian’s Summer Sports Camps for P1 to S1 pupils are now available to book in the following weeks:

W/B 27 July
W/B 3 August

This is a great opportunity to try a wide variety of sports; improving and developing new skills as well as having lots of fun!  It is also a fantastic induction for the pupils who will eventually attend St Ninian’s High School as pupils.  Though friends who attend other schools are also welcome.

All coaching sessions are run by fully qualified coaches and Physical Education teachers who will provide the ideal environment for children to learn and enjoy themselves safely. Full details are on the attached leaflet.

St Ninian’s Sports Camps 2015

Copies of these are also available in the school office and can be filled out in person.

Please book early to avoid disappointment!

If you have any questions regarding these please contact Mr Fuchs (fuchsj1@st-ninians.e-renfrew.sch.uk).

S1 Peer Awards

Peer Awards give pupils the opportunity to recognise their fellow pupils talents in four categories:  Successful Learner, Effective Contributor, Responsible Citizen and Confident Individual.  This morning we held special assemblies to present the awards. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Class Successful Learner Confident Individual Responsible Citizen Effective Contributor
1a1 Sally Smart
Gregor Drummond Aidan Lau
Peter Capaldi
1a2 Lucia Doyle Harry McGrenra Shaili Reetoo Abbie Darroch
1a3 Nicole Sung
Molly Enwistle
Ciara Duncan
Andrew Ward
1a4 Eman Manzar
Easham Manzar
Euan Munro
Sophie Moir
1a5 Luke Kelly
 DS Caterina Lue Stephen Gallagher
1a6 Poppy Rose Wright Lucy O’Donnell
Rhianna Isaac Olivia Burke
1a7 John Fowlie Kathleen Reilly
Laura Campbell Nuala Finnigan
1a8 Anna Paterson Hannah Bruce
Callum Holmes Anna Thomson
1a9 Javier Tejedor
Sophie Inglis Ellen Hazlett
Keir Elder
1a10 Francesca Heath Jonathan McFarlane Dominic Collins
Rebecca Miller

Photographs of our winners and runners up can be viewed here.

S2 Peer Awards

Peer Awards give pupils the opportunity to recognise their fellow pupils talents in four categories:  Successful Learner, Effective Contributor, Responsible Citizen and Confident Individual.  This morning we held special assemblies to present the awards. Congratulations to all of the winners and runners up.

Class Successful Learner Confident Individual Responsible Citizen Effective Contributor
2a1 Leah Sinforiani
Megan Curran Hannah Hamid
Shona McGibbon
2a2 Michael Sherry Michael McLaughlin Hafsah Bashir Zoe McFarlane
2a3 Francesca Crilley
Naomi Lawson
Lucy Cowie
Cameron Bruce
2a4 Jonathan Kent
Megan McLaughlin
Clare Harkins
Patrick Sloan
2a5 Maria Kent
Callum Devine Caitlin MacDonald Cara Reid
2a6 Maria Taylor John Lynch
Aoife McLaughlin Hibah Bashir
2a7 Luca Valentini Felix Loffler
Mark McLaughlin Mirin Duncan
2a8 Paul Kennedy Euan Murphy
Emily De Lobaerde Zoe Cusack MacLean
2a9 Subhan Baig
Declan Martin Zofia Koryga
Lucy Curran
2a10 Gabriel Curran Prince Sarao Paul Docherty
Mariella Ventisei

Photographs of our winners and runners up can be viewed here.

Senior Film Club

Well done to Christopher Boland (S6) who has won Review of the Week from the national Into Film judges who said “he wrote a brilliant and comprehensive review of My Brother the Devil and the judges really enjoyed it”.

My Brother the Devil

You can see Christopher’s review here.

Christopher has attended Film Club for 6 years and will be delighted to leave on a high!

Fundraising Congratulations

Well done to the following pupils who raised £48.76 for St Ninian’s Hockey Club:-

Ellen Hazlett, Niamh Boyle, Rebecca Miller, Anna Paterson, Susie Brown, Aanya Carruth, Maria Mone, Sarah Lonergan, Hannah Bruce, Orla McKee and Rachel Osborne.

Congratulations to Molly Gallagher, Susie Brown and Ruth Harty who raised £39.15 for SCIAF.

Head Boy/Head Girl 2015-16

Congratulations to the pupils below who have been elected into the following positions:

Head Boy: Ronan Doherty (6a5)

Head Girl: Anna Campbell (6a10)

Depute Head Boys: Jack Dudgeon (6a10) and Salil Reetoo (6a10)

Depute Head Girls: Erin Doherty (6a8) and Mhairi Finnigan (6a7)

Many thanks and well done to all of our candidates who gave excellent presentations.

East Renfrewshire Convener’s Awards 2015

Well done to the following pupils who have been recognised for their outstanding achievements with an East Renfrewshire Convener’s Award:

Individual Awards

  • Thomas Ward (S1) – Sporting Achievement
  • Nicholas Campbell (S1) – Extra-Curricular Activity
  • Luke Halpin (S3) – Sporting Achievement
  • Nicole Barrett (S5) – Creativity
  • Stuart Cannell (S6) – Creativity
  • Lucy Adair (S6) – Volunteering

Group Awards

  • Squash Team – Patrick O’Sullivan (S5), Joseph O’Sullivan (S4), Scott Campbell (S6)
  • Gymnastics Team – Ella Loffler (S1), Felix Loffler (S2), Lucy Cowie (S2), Isla Kennedy (S3), Niamh McBride (S4)

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Update: Here is a photograph of our winners:

Convener's Award Winners 2014-15

Information for Parents of New S1 Pupils

Dear Parent/Guardian

As your child enters their last few days at primary, it is with great pleasure that I write to you in preparation for their arrival in Saint Ninian’s in August. So much has been done to ensure that your child has a smooth transition to secondary school. Both myself and a number of teaching staff, both Pastoral and Learning Support, have visited and contacted a number of schools gaining a full background of each individual pupil and ensuring that each child’s needs are met. All pupils have come together for a highly successful induction day where they have had the opportunity to meet with pupils from other schools and have begun to form friendships which will hopefully be lifelong. In preparation for their arrival, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some key information.

Uniform  

We believe that high expectations will lead to high standards and we will continually demand that pupils give of their best. This is especially true of dress code and I assure you that we will continue to encourage pupils in the wearing of school uniform. Our uniform represents perfectly the values and ethos which characterise our school.

Boys Uniform

  • Maroon blazer with school badge
  • Grey v-neck jumper or cardigan
  • Pale blue or white shirt
  • School tie worn & tied
  • Black shoes (not trainers)
  • Grey dress trousers (not black)

Girls Uniform

  • Maroon blazer with school badge
  • Grey v-neck jumper or cardigan
  • Pale blue or white shirt
  • School tie worn & tied
  • Black shoes (not trainers)
  • Grey dress trousers or
  • Grey school skirt of an appropriate/ modest length and comfort (not tight fitting)
  • NO short or mini skirts
  • Grey knee high socks

PE Kit

  • Sky blue polo shirt
  • Black or navy shorts/tracksuit trousers
  • Training shoes which have built in support (not fashion shoes)

Medical Conditions  

From contacting each primary and gaining a fuller picture of each individual child we are aware that there are a number of pupils with medical conditions and who may be on prescribed medication. In the past, the school has held spare medication in the office and there is no reason why this cannot continue to happen at Saint Ninian’s. The school will be open during the summer holidays and I would encourage you to take this opportunity to drop in any spare medication. Office staff will list any details and keep the medication safe and securely stored. Parents, as the child’s main carer, have a responsibility to provide the school with sufficient information about their child’s medical condition. They must also notify the school of any changes to that medication.

School Transport

East Renfrewshire currently provides free transport for all secondary pupils who live more than three miles from their local school (by the recognised shortest safe walking route) and live within the authority. If you feel this is applicable to your child the link below will take you to East Renfrewshire Councils web page where the relevant form can be downloaded.

http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1810

Free Meals and Clothing Grants

If in the past your child has been entitled to free school meals or clothing grants you will be required to apply again to ensure they receive the same support in Secondary. If you feel this is applicable to your child the link below will take you to East Renfrewshire Councils web page where the relevant form can be completed online. Like the school transport above, I would encourage all parents to do this in advance of your child starting at Saint Ninian’s.

http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1808

Thursday 13th August

I look forward to seeing your child again on Thursday 13th of August as they begin the next part of their educational journey in Saint Ninian’s. All of our new first year pupils should be in school well before the first bell at 8.40am. Our day will begin with an assembly in the forum and I would ask that our first year students meet there beforehand. At the end of the assembly their period one teacher will meet them and take them to class. During the day some of our sixth year students will be on hand to guide them to each of their subjects with pastoral staff visiting classes to ensure there are no issues.

On Thursday 13th August your child will be given their personal identification number for our cashless canteen. They will be given an opportunity to put money into their account in order to buy a meal from the school canteen. If, in the past, your child has brought a packed lunch to school please feel free to continue this practice.

I am looking forward to working with both you and your child and I wish you a very enjoyable summer holiday.

Yours sincerely

P Marshall

Depute Head Teacher

Equestrian Club

The Equestrian Club end of term Games Afternoon was held on Wednesday 17 June at Hazelden Equestrian Centre. Pupils enjoyed team games, a ‘Handy Pony’ competition (testing the skills of both horse and rider) and a game of Musical Statues – not easy as there are a lot of limbs that might move after the music stops!

The winning team was Azraa Abdulai (S3), Aanya Carruth (S2) and Caitlin McCusker (S4). Jessica Speirs (S2), Holly Edgar (S3) and Katie McManus (S2) came second and Olivia Burke (S2), Katie Dexter (S3) and Liam Harvey (S2) came a close third.

The ‘Handy Pony’ competition was won by Jessica Speirs riding Pepper, Azraa Abdulai was second on Duke, Olivia Burke on Tigger was third, Liam Harvey and Oscar were fourth, Holly Edgar riding Cookie was fifth and Katie McManus on Ringo was sixth. First in Musical Statues was Holly, Olivia was second, Caitlin on Ed was third and Aanya riding Nero was fourth.

Thank you to Hazelden for kindly donating the lovely rosettes the pupils received at the end of the afternoon. Well done to all of the pupils who participated – they were a credit to themselves and to the school. The Club will begin again after the summer holidays. Watch out for information on the plasma screens and at assemblies!

Photographs from the club can be viewed here.

Faith Matters (Week Beginning 22 June ’15)

The following Faith events are taking place in school this week:

  • Morning Mass – Tuesday in the Oratory, 8.25am (all welcome)
  • Mass will be held on Wednesday at 11.35am for pupils and staff in the Forum

Many thanks to all pupils, staff, parents and friends who have attended Morning Mass and faith events throughout this year. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Live Your Goals Event

A ‘Live Your Goals’ event took place this week for S1 girls. The event was a huge success!

Here is some of the press the event received:

http://www1.skysports.com/watch/tv-shows/sportswomen/news/9888042/scotlands-top-sportswomen-keen-to-inspire-next-generation

http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_fa_news.cfm?page=2986&newsID=14942&newsCategoryID=1

Well done to Miss Harkins (PE) who has put a huge amount of effort into developing this programme alongside colleagues from the SFA.

Fundraising Success

Congratulations to Shaili Reetoo, Rosie MacNeill, Jasmine Jassal, Sinead O’Hara, Charlotte Hamilton and Stephanie Bitters who raised £150.10 for Health Exchange Nepal.

Congratulations also to Kookie Dahal who raised £84.72 for Health  Exchange Nepal.

 

ERC Fostering Campaign

East Renfrewshire has recently launched a campaign featuring ‘amazing’ young people Kate and Kyle to find more local foster carers.

Many local youngsters are currently fostered out with East Renfrewshire because there are not enough foster carers in the local area. We want to change this and make sure all children who need to be looked after can remain living near to their friends, family, school and community.

It’s a chance to make a positive difference to a child or young person and you will receive financial support as well as training and advice from our dedicated fostering team.

We need foster carers for children and young adults of all ages, including sibling groups.

If you are interested in fostering please call us on 577 3367 or have a look at our website: eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/foster.

We need foster carers. We need you.

Fostering Campaign – Boys

Fostering Campaign – Girls

 

Trip to Beijing

Many congratulations to S4 students Mark Rae and Callum Holland who have been successful in gaining a place on trip to Beijing from 10 – 23 July.

Hanban  only give 5 places on this trip to European students so this is an outstanding achievement for both pupils!

 

China Bridge Summer Camp

Congratulations to Maeve MacLeod and Daniel Kavanagh who are going on a trip to Tianjin, China for the ‘China Bridge Summer Camp’. The trip offers the pupils the opportunity to immerse themselves in Chinese language and culture for over two weeks. They will attend daily language and culture classes and go on a number of excursions, including the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. The trip will take place from 11 – 28 July.

Wishing them well for what should be an incredible experience!

SQA Results

On Tuesday 4th August students will receive their SQA results by post and by text or email if they have registered online at www.mysqa.info
 
Mr J. Cumming  and other members of the senior management team will be available in school that day to deal with results queries – 0141 577 2000.
 
To support students the SQA launched a Post Results Service which is a marked departure from previous practice and only focuses on the candidate’s performance on the day of the exam. The SQA has recognised that this new Service is a marked departure from previous practice and so have put in place extra checks in respect of the quality of each marker’s assessment and the accuracy of total marks awarded.  This has been done to ensure that final results are as accurate as possible. There are NO appeals anymore.
 
Further information is available online at SQA Results Services.
 
A number of Pastoral Support staff will be available to students between 9.30 am – 11.30 am only on Thursday 6th August to deal with all students who wish to re-negotiate their S5/6 curriculum.
 
Please note staff will not be available on the In Service days 11 & 12 August to see pupils.

Cricket Tournament

Good luck to our cricket team who are competing in a tournament in Prestwick on Friday 19 June.

The pupils involved are:

  • Sohaib Chaudhry (2a5)
  • Humza Zulfiqar (2a7)
  • Euan White (4a2)
  • Umayr Hussain (4a3)
  • Hamaad Anwar (4a4)
  • Declan Walsh (4a6)
  • Matthew Lonergan (4a7)
  • Gurjit Singh (4a7)
  • Liam Lawwell (4a8)
  • Usman Shahid (4a9)
  • Gregor Carey (4a1)

 

Blackpool Trip

A meeting will be held on Friday 19 June at 12.20pm in the Sports Hall for pupils participating in the Blackpool trip.

All pupils who are going must attend to receive important information.

Head Boy/Head Girl 2015-16

The speeches for the Head Boy and Head Girl candidates will take place tomorrow afternoon (period 5). Afterwards, voting will be opened online for staff and pupils to vote and voting will close at lunchtime on Friday (19 June). Voting procedures will be discussed tomorrow at the Assembly.

Good luck to all of our candidates!

‘Live Your Goals’ Event

All S1 girls will participate in an event called ‘Live Your Goals’ on Wednesday 17 June.

Over the coming months the pupils will receive input from sports men and women who compete in a range of sports and also people who work in the sports industry (broadcasters, journalists etc). The aim of the programme is to encourage more girls into sports or to consider the possibility of working in sport. It is hoped that this will raise awareness of the job opportunities available to them and that they do not have to play sport at a high level to be involved in sport.

Update:

Many thanks to the following contributors for tomorrow’s session:

  • Margot McCuaig – Purple Tv (Broadcaster)
  • Freya Murray – Team GB (5000/10 000 metre runner)
  • Kerry MacPhee – Team Scotland (Mountain Biking)
  • Kirsty Smith – Hibernian/Scotland (Footballer)
  • Amy McDonald – Glasgow City (Head of Youth)
  • Alison Bell – Team GB (Hockey)
  • Anna Signeul/Anne McConaghey – Scotland (Manager/Strategy)
  • Emma Brownlie – Hibernian/Scotland (Footballer)
  • Lesley McDonald – Team Scotland/GB (Netball)
  • Cheryl Smith – Scottish Sun (Journalist)
  • Lindsey Smith – Scotland (Rugby)

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