The Spring Concert will take place on Thursday 28th at 7pm.
Come along to our Spring Concert featuring the huge array of talent covering classical and popular music and song.
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.
Follow this link to view the photographs from tonight’s Fashion Show and Art and Design Exhibition.
Well done to all the pupils and staff members involved, and a huge congratulations to the Creative Industries classes for all their hard work!
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 2: ParentPay
Step 3: Online Booking
The Big Quiz Night is happening THIS Friday! Amazing prizes to be won for the winning team and in the raffle! A night not to be missed – see you at 7pm!”
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’.
Congratulations Catherine King 1a5 who was part of the Intermediate Choir that won at the Glasgow Music Festival!
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
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.
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/
🌟 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: email@example.com
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Annual St Joseph’s Day Breakfast to mark the Solemnity of St Joseph will take place at 8.00am on Tuesday 19 March in School.
At 8.00am, 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 Senior Pupils.
The Table of St Joseph is a Sicilian Tradition to mark the Solemnity bring 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.
The St Ninian’s Credit Union needs you! We are looking for hardworking and enthusiastic young people to help drive the School’s saving scheme. There are a variety of positions available (management positions will be held for S4 and S5). Collect the application form for your preferred position from Miss Wark (Modern Studies), Mr Young (Chemistry) or Mrs Marshall (French). Application closing date is Friday 22nd of March.
Roisin, Tara and Eve received a cheque presented by Monsignor Monaghan from the Catenian Bursary fund to support their participation in a Lasallian developing world project this summer .
Ryan, Calum and Shona attended the Bridges to Change Equalities and Human Rights Conference in Eastwood House yesterday where they were involved in discussion and consultation about policy decisions regarding Equalities and Human Rights in East Renfreshire.
Congratulations to Eleanore who received the Sacrament of Confirmation by Fr Jonathan in the school Oratory yesterday!
Lent (almsgiving) During Lent, try to do something positive. Be the type of person who is kind, caring and true to the Gospel values.
Monday 11 March 2019.
Today we begin the first full week of Lent and continue our journey towards the great feast of Easter. In Luke’s Gospel yesterday we heard how Jesus was tempted by the Devil. The Devil offered Jesus power, wealth and glory. These are the things which can tempt us away from God and from what it good.
As we ask God for his help in resisting temptation, we should not forget to listen to him, to set aside some quiet time each day, walking to school, on the bus home or just before we go to sleep, to ask God to open our hearts and our minds to his will.
We think of this particularly now as we say together……………
Our Father………. Continue reading Weekly Prayers
Well done to the following pupils who took part in the highly successful Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) East Renfrewshire Schools’ Banquet on Wednesday 6 March.
Faatimah Akhtar (5a7) was part of the kitchen and front of house team who showcased the skills they have learned throughout the year.
Clodagh O’Donnell (5a9) was part of the music ensemble who provided a wonderful soundtrack for the evening.
Head Girl, Francesca Crilley (6a3) delivered an excellent vote of thanks at the end of the fabulous meal.
Invited guests and partners raved about the fantastic contribution by our young people.
‘Let us pray that Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected’.
Details at the Worldwide Prayer Network https://www.popesprayer.va/
MONDAY Mass at 8.25am
TUESDAY Mass at 8.25am
Lenten Service for pupils, parents and staff, 4pm. We will start with prayer in the Forum at 4pm and process to the Atrium for Eucharistic Adoration. We should finish around 4.45pm. Refreshments thereafter in the staffroom.
WEDNESDAY Mass at 8.25am
Lenten Reflection for school staff, St Andrew’s Cathedral, 6.30-8.00pm.
THURSDAY Mass at 8.25am
Lenten Stations Mass, St. Joseph’s Church, Clarkston, 7pm.
FRIDAY Mass at 8.25am.
Eucharistic Adoration and Stations of the cross, 12.20pm, Oratory.
Lent (fasting and almsgiving) many of us will have chosen to give up something – a popular one is chocolate. You could donate the money that you save to charity!
• Lent is about conversion, turning our lives more completely over to Christ. This usually involves giving up sin in some form. The goal is not just to abstain from sin during Lent but to root sin out of our lives forever.
• The three traditional pillars of Lenten observance are prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
• Fasting is a daily reminder to us of the suffering of Jesus. Our small sacrifice helps us to connect with the huge sacrifice that Jesus made for us.
• Lent can be a good time to reflect on the people who mean the most to us and the relationships we hold most dear.
Scottish Schools Cross-Country Champions 2019