Weekly Prayers

Monday 15th April 2019.

Lord God,

Six days before his death, your son sat with Lazarus,
Whom he had raised from the dead,
And ate dinner with his friends.
Once again, your gospel tells us, Martha served,
And Mary knelt at Jesus’ feet
To anoint them with costly perfume.
The disciple who was about to betray him
Said that it was a waste.
He didn’t care about the poor, really –
He just wanted to fill his own pockets
And make Mary feel ashamed.
Lord God,
Often we cannot discern what is best:
When to pour out costly perfume for your sake,
Even if the world thinks it a waste.
When to be busy serving,
Or when to rest at your Son’s feet and learn.
Give us ears to hear you and eyes to see.
For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ.


Our Father……..

Tuesday 16th April 2019. Continue reading Weekly Prayers

Faculty of Advocates Open Day

Aspiring advocates will have a chance to see life at the Scottish bar when the Faculty of Advocates holds an Open Day for S5 and S6 school pupils and university students.

The day to note is Monday 6 May, but with demand for places likely to be high, another important date is Wednesday 24 April, the deadline for applications.

The aim of the open day is to give those interested in a career in advocacy an insight into the bar and how to become an advocate. There will be a tour of Parliament House, Edinburgh, home of Scotland’s Supreme Courts – the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary – and seminars and workshops with practising advocates.

Gordon Jackson QC, Dean of Faculty, said: “Advocacy is an exciting and interesting profession, involving speaking up for others and defending their rights.

“The Faculty welcomes people from all backgrounds, and will be delighted to give our young guests on Open Day a glimpse of a career which could be for them.”

Faculty of Advocates Open Day Application Form

Mothering Sunday

This Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Lent is mid-Lent Sunday or Laetare Sunday, from the first words of the Introit Laetare Jerusalem (‘Rejoice, O Jerusalem’) from Isaiah 66:10. It’s also Mothering Sunday – and we wish all mothers a very happy day! In medieval England, today was a holiday from work when people went home to the mother church in which they were baptised. As families gathered, they gave gifts to their mothers, hence Mothering Sunday, a day we pray for our mothers too, who through their selflessness carpet their children’s lives with happiness. Please remember to say a prayer to Our Lady for your mother and grandmother. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we may honour them always with profound respect.

Here are some prayers from the Book of Blessings you may wish to offer:

1. For our mothers, who have given us life and love, that we may show them reverence and love, we pray to the Lord.
2. For mothers who have lost a child through death, that their faith may give them hope, and their family and friends support and console them, we pray to the Lord.
3. For mothers who have died, that God may bring them into the joy of his kingdom, we pray to the Lord.

Faith Schedule

Mass at 8.25am. Solemnity of the Annunciation (Lady Day).
Meeting of the Wednesday Breakfast Prayer Group and          Catholic Leadership Group,3.30pm, Oratory. Refreshments afterwards in  the staffroom.

Mass at 8.25am

Mass at 8.25am.

Mass at 8.25am.

Mass at 8.25am.
Eucharistic Adoration with Stations of the Cross, 12.20pm.

Easter School 2019

We are delighted to inform you that once again St Ninian’s High School will be offering an Easter School programme of revision classes during this year’s Easter Break. Classes in subjects will be offered for aduration of 3 hours in either the morning or afternoon, the aim being to provide young people with the opportunity to receive extended support and tuition from our staff.

In order to operate this programme the school requires to charge pupils a flat rate per day for the programme. This payment entitles pupils to register for both sessions (a.m. and p.m.) offered during that particular day. The cost for this year’s programme has been set at £13.50 per day.

Traditionally we have offered classes over both weeks of the programme to allow our pupils to access the fullrange of subjects. Whilst we acknowledge the commitment of pupils and staff to Easter School, we also appreciate the need for rest, and therefore classes will run for four days in Week 1 (1st  to 4th April), and four days in Week 2 (8th to 11th April). Payment should be made in advance using the on-line payments facility –ParentPay – details of which can be found below. Please also note that pupils who have an entitlement to Free School Meals will continue to access Easter School free of charge.

To register for Easter school parents are asked to complete the following steps:

Step 1:

  • Review the attached timetable Review Timetable

Easter School Timetable 

  • Decide how many days you will be attending

Step 2: ParentPay

 Step 3: Online Booking 

  • Enter your details online
  • Select the subjects on each day (select N/A for days you do not wish to attend)
  • SUBMIT the Form once you are happy with your selections

Easter School Letter 2019

Global Game Jam

S2 Computing Science classes recently took part in the Global Game Jam competition to design and create a computer game in a day. A winning entry was chosen in each class. Here is the winning team from 2F1 ‘The Shadow Kings’ who won with their excellent game ‘Lost in the Past’.

Weekly Prayers

Monday 18 March 2019.

Hopefully, we are making good efforts in the traditional practices of Lent : Prayer, Almsgiving and Fasting. Today we are thinking about fasting and sacrifice when we give up something we like or do something extra. In this way we build up our self-control which helps us resist the temptation of sin.

Dear Lord, give me the strength and will-power to fight sin and not fall victim to temptation. Give me the courage to forgive others who do wrong to me. Help me to cope with the challenges of life in faith and trust of you. Show me what it means to love so I may best spread your word.

Our Father….. Continue reading Weekly Prayers

Music Success

Well done to the St Ninian’s High School pupils who represented East Renfrewshire at the Glasgow Music Festival on Sunday 10 March.   The following ensembles all won their respective classes on Sunday at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall:

ER Schools’ Senior String Orchestra
Rebecca Clarke (4a8), Saul Curran (4a1), Paul Docherty (6a10), Ciara Heather (4a5), Cara MacIsaac (5a4), Mairead McGrotty (6a4), Clodagh O’Donnell (5a9), Fintan Reid (6a10), Andrew Ward (5a3)

ER Schools’ Junior String Orchestra
Beth Armstrong (1a2), Jule Broichhausen (2a5), Rebekah Cent (1a4), Serafina Green (1a5), Laura James (1a1), Aiden Joseph (2a5), Catherine King (1a5), Niamh McIntyre (1a5), Grace Murphy (2a1), Anne Sturgess (3a1), Eliza Turner (1a5), Zara William (1a10), Olivia Wilmot (3a3)

ER Schools’ Funstring Orchestra
Names to follow.

ER Schools’ Senior Concert Band
Holly Edgar (6a1), Erin Leahy (6a7), Alice Martin (3a10), Jonathan McFarlane (5a10), Euan Murphy (6a8), Sarah Murphy (4a10), Jamie Stewart (4a1)

ER Schools’ Junior Concert Band
Aidan Donnelly (1a6), Colm Donnelly (1a10), Emily Slater (1a9)

ER Schools’ Intermediate Choir
Joy Curran (1a2), Catherine King (1a5)

Also, Paul Docherty (6a10) won the Concerto Class putting him through to the Premier Award Class on Friday 15 March 2019.

Dance for All


🎓College Events

Can You Dance: 24th March, Glasgow

Come and meet us + see our students perform at Can You Dance, SEC Glasgow.

Spring Fling show: 29th March, Edinburgh

Get a taste of the diversity of training in our annual college performance.

College Auditions: 4th Apr 2019 – Audition for award-winning specialist dance college, Dance For All

– Application required

For pupils 15yrs+ / S4 & up who are serious about becoming a professional dancer, choreographer or dance teacher. Poster attached. Please share the Facebook event here &/or the application page: http://www.danceforall.co.uk/auditions/


🎓Free Resources

🌟 Interested in DFA College?

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“Training at Dance For All was an incredible experience. It quite literally changed my life and provided me with the crucial training I needed!” – Robert, graduate

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“You provide a safe, warm, family environment whilst providing excellent professional training which has a proven record for leading to employment, which is the ultimate goal of the full-time students.” – Carol, student parent

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If you have any questions  call on 031 226 5533 or email Jenny, Studio Manager: jennydanceforall@gmail.com

Big Quiz Night

The Big Quiz Night hosted by the No Child Taken group will take place next Friday 22nd March! It would be great to see as many people as possible supporting this great cause. The group have been working hard to put on a great night and we wouldn’t want you to miss it.

Fashion Show and Art Exhibition

Thursday 21st March,  7pm

This evening is a celebration of some of the achievements our artists have made this year. The display boards are decorated with vibrant inspiring artworks from our young people. They have been called upon to use a wide variety of mediums to produce a diverse and unique range of work which is both aesthetically and intelligently considered, and is infused with contemporary flare which challenges your traditional perceptions of art.

The student-led fashion show will showcase the talents of our wonderful students from Art coordinated by students studying Creative Industries. The students have created some stunning outfits using re-cycled textiles, paper and card.

Dance and Gymnastics Show, 20th March, 7pm, Atrium.

Dance is becoming an increasingly popular subject choice with courses now being offered in NPA, N5, and Higher. Many students are now creating and performing some beautiful examination material which often goes unseen other than in closed exams. The dancers and gymnasts would love to share their wide range of work with staff, friends and family It is sure to be an evening of beautiful, dramatic, technically strong and creative dance, so please do come along and support then in their efforts.

Annual St Joseph’s Day Breakfast

The Annual St Joseph’s Day Breakfast to mark the Solemnity of St Joseph will take place at 8.am on Tuesday 19 March in School.

At 8am, the prayer of St Joseph will be said and Monsignor Monaghan will give a short input on the theme of ‘The Table of St Joseph and the Dignity of Work’. After a short time for discussion we will celebrate the Mass of St Joseph and 8.25am followed by breakfast for parents and some students.

The Table of St Joseph is a Sicilian Tradition to mark the Solemnity bringing people together in friendship and concern for the poor. The tradition invites people to bring with them a donation of perhaps cash, though more traditionally food, which placed on the Table of St Joseph, would then be distributed to the needy. On Tuesday, we invite people to join in this tradition and any gifts will be distributed by the local Saint Vincent de Paul Society.

Weekly Faith Schedule

Monday:  Mass at 8.25am. St Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Tuesday:  Mass at 8.25am. Solemnity of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

St Joseph Day Reflection, RE Room 2, 8am. With Monsignor Monaghan on the theme of ‘The Table of St Joseph and the Dignity of Work’.

Wenesday:  Mass at 8.25am.

Thursday:  Mass at 8.25am.

Friday:  Mass at 8.25am.

Saturday:  Life Afternoon Tea, 1-4pm.
Mass for Caritas pupils, St Joseph’s Church, 5pm.

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