Three St Ninian’s pupils are set to perform at this year’s Celtic Connections winter music festival. The world renowned Glasgow festival features artists from around the globe alongside the best of Scottish talent. Fiddlers Nuala McBride (6a2), Niamh Doohan (5a1) and Andrew Ward (3a3) will join Scottish fiddle quartet RANT on 21st January at 1pm in The New Auditorium at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. RANT is delighted to be launching their new project, 4/4 – A Project for Projection, which sees the band passing their acclaimed skills and repertoire directly down the generations. They will be performing with 12 teenage Central belt fiddlers a freshly-arrayed selection from both their albums. This is an excellent opportunity for our pupils to have the experience of performing at this prestigious festival alongside professional musicians. For tickets to this event go to www.celticconnections.com.
St Ninian’s High School 2017 Fashion show and Art Exhibition will be held on Wednesday 29th March.
The 2016 Fashion Show was a great success with over 300 people attending. This year’s show is promising to be a fantastic event which will bring pupils, friends, family, carers and the community together to celebrate the outstanding work produced by Art and Design pupils across all year groups.
S1-S3 pupils have the opportunity to volunteer as a Model or as a backstage helper on the evening. Through their involvement, pupils will gain a wealth of skills linking to the four capacities of Curriculum of Excellence. Pupils gain experience in events management, photography and filming, lighting and modelling, working with skilled Creative Industry professionals and peers to ensure a successful event.
In order to be a model or assistant, pupils must pass their name on to Miss Howard or Miss Goodenough by Friday 27th January.
We warmly invite parents, carers, family and friends to support pupils and staff by attending this fantastic event celebrating Creativity and the talent of our pupils across the Art & Design department. Volunteers will receive 2 free tickets for the event. Further tickets will be on sale on the run up to the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Good road safety and a respect for other people’s rights are of paramount importance in the prevention of accidents and injuries.
We would urge all staff, pupils, parents and guardians to take the upmost care when driving to and from the school and when parking in Eastwood Park and, in particular, to pay attention to the rights of other road users.
- Only park in designated parking bays
- Do not block, park or stop in Disabled Bays
- Do not park in Bus Lanes
- Do not double park and block other parked drivers
- Do not stop in front of and block empty parking bays
- Do not park on ‘KEEP CLEAR’ zones
- Do not park on pavements or grass verges
- Do not block entrances and exits
Your assistance with this matter is much appreciated.
Good luck to pupils from the Higher Sports Development course who will lead the P7 Transitions Ceilidh today as part of their assessment.
The Blood Transfusion Service will be hosting a donor event today for our S6 pupils, many of whom will be donating for the first time.
Well done to all pupils participating in this important event.
On Monday evening, six members of the St Ninian’s Public Speaking and Debate Society attended an Oxford University Debate Society workshop at Mearns Castle High School. Students were given advice on how to structure parliamentary style debate speeches, along with tips on how to ensure both style and delivery are effective. A practice debate on the banning of private schools was then followed by a more formal debate on entertainment awards. The students found the event to be a valuable learning experience and hope to put their newly honed skills to the test in future debates.
The next parent equalities forum will take place on 19 January at 7pm in Mearns Castle HS.
The next block of Saturday Sports Club for Primary 1 to Primary 7 pupils is now available to book. This is attended by over 100 children every Saturday.
The cost is £60 for a 10 week block. It starts at 9:30am and finishes at 12:00pm.
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 form below which will be delivered to associated primary schools. You can also print off, complete and send/hand in to the St Ninian’s school office where there will also be copies available for completion.
Saturday Sports Club January to March 2017
If you have any questions regarding these please contact Mr Fuchs.
Please book early to avoid disappointment!
Please see this week’s Focus of the Week:
To view all of the Focus of the Weeks click here.
The following Faith events are taking place this week:
- Morning Mass – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Oratory, 8.25am
- Eucharistic Adoration – Friday in the Oratory, 12 – 1pm
- Rosary – Friday in the Oratory, 12.25 – 1pm
All parents, pupils and staff are most welcome to attend.
Please note that S5/6 Full Reports will be issued to pupils on Friday 13 January.
A reminder that the next meeting of the Parent Council will take place on Monday 9 January at 7pm.
Good luck to our S4 National 5 Spanish students who will sit their oral examinations on Wednesday 11 January.
A group of S2 pupils will participate in a ski trip to Alpe D’Huez (7th – 14th January).
Wishing them a safe and enjoyable experience!
Photographs and updates from the trip can be viewed on the trip Twitter page.
Below is some information on study skills and ways to study.
S4 pupils are encouraged to have a look at this information in preparation for the upcoming Prelims.
Prior to the S4 Prelim examinations which commence on Monday 16th January we will be offering supported study classes in the following subjects on the day/dates indicated.
WEEK BEGINNING 9th JANUARY 2017
Wednesday Chemistry and Geography
Thursday Biology and English
WEEK BEGINNING 16th JANUARY 2017
Wednesday Chemistry and Geography
Thursday Biology and English
Please encourage your child to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.
The school calendar has been amended to incorporate changes to the dates for Parent Council meetings.
New Dates are as follows:
Monday 9th January 2017
Monday 6th February 2017
Monday 6th March 2017
Monday 8th May 2017
Monday 5th June 2017
St Ninian’s High School Holy Hour for Vocations will take place in the School Oratory at 7.00pm on Tuesday 17 January 2017. All pupils, staff, parents, families and friends are welcome to come together to pray for this very important intention. Tea will be served at 8.00pm.
First Year girls will receive a presentation on the HPV Immunisation Programme by Fay Currie tomorrow morning in the Forum.
Congratulations to the following pupils have now received the result for their recent Grade exam:
Trinity Woodwind Exam Result – December 2016
- Rachel Callan S2 Grade 2 Flute Merit
Associated Board of the Royal School of Music Exam Results – December 2016
- Calum Haggerty S5 Grade 7 Flute Distinction
- Ciara Heather S2 Grade 3 Violin Merit
- Becky Clarke S2 Grade 3 Violin Merit
As part of the changes to ERC arrangements, an online facility is now available for the submission of placing requests; please find the link on the sidebar.
Welcome back to staff and pupils.
Best wishes for a productive term!
Congratulations to Eamonn Cooke who raised a grand total of £970.00 for ContactNi from the Movember Hulk Hogan Day.
The Education Committee of ERC today approved the Director of Education’s proposals to change the Schools Admission Policy from January 2017.
Please see the link below for full details
Many thanks to all for their contribution to this matter.
Chair – St Ninian’s Parent Council
The Education Committee today approved the recent consultation on proposed new arrangements to school admissions, the transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school and placing requests.
School admissions, pupil transfers from primary to secondary and placing requests will be administered in line with the new arrangements from January 2017 and beyond. Any placing request applications for school places in academic session 2017-18 submitted before January 2017 will be accepted however, please note that they will be processed in line with the new policy; there will be no need for parents/carers to submit another application.
As part of the changes to our arrangements, an online facility is now available for the submission of placing requests; please find the link below:
Wishing all staff, pupils and parents a very happy, Holy and restful Christmas!
Congratulations to Calum Haggerty who recently took a Grade 7 ABRSM flute exam and passed with distinction.
A report of 2016 Lasallian Developing World Projects can be viewed below:
Lasallian Developing World Projects – Developing Times 2016
Miss Howard, Mrs Grant and the S6 judges have been very impressed with our S2 YPI semi-final presentations.
Well done to all involved! Results out soon.
The presentation used at the S4 Parent Focus Group last week can be viewed below:
S4 Parent Focus Group December 2016
Thank you to the parents that made it along. We hope you found it useful and we appreciated the feedback.
The programme for this session is now completed. Classes will recommence the week beginning 9 January 2017.
As we have a School Mass at 11.30am on Wednesday 21 December 2016, there will be no Morning Mass at 8.25am that morning.
Many thanks to all parents, carers and friends who came along to the Advent Service and Christmas Concert on Thursday evening. The turnout was tremendous.
Photographs and videos taken can be viewed on the school Twitter page (@stninianshigh).
The music was outstanding and highlighted the talent of our musicians and dedication of our music teachers. The hard work and time spent on preparing for the service was evident. Thank you to all readers and musicians and to Canon Duggan and Monsignor Monaghan for the beautiful Advent Service.
Finally, thank you to Mr Cumming and Mr Bradshaw for organising the Advent Service and to Mrs Swainson and the Music Department for the beautiful music.
A reminder to parents and carers that school closes for the Christmas holidays on Wednesday at 2.30pm.
Photographs and updates from the S6 Ski Trip can be viewed on the dedicated Twitter page @snhss6alpedhuez
Dear Parents and Carers
The Scottish Government has published a set of statistics and publications – the 2016 National Improvement Framework Evidence Report and the 2017 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan.
The data illustrates school information linked to the Government’s ‘Delivery Plan for Scottish Education’.
2017 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan –
2016 National Improvement Framework Evidence Report –
Education Scotland guidance
‘Driving Excellence and Equity: Advice on School Improvement Planning 2017/18’ .
The Achievement of Curriculum Excellence Levels
Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland publication –
Parentzone Scotland National Improvement Framework page has been updated with information about the achievement of a CfE level data. You can access the data for literacy and numeracy at