A huge well done to all pupils who competed at the Scottish Schools’ Road Race Championships on Wednesday 6 October.
Joseph Mowat, Niamh McNulty, Lilly Salveta, Molly Knox, Finlay Laskey, Calum Dick, Matthew Shaw, Molly Barr, Eva Saez, Patrick Fraser, Sarah McNulty, Aimee McDonald, Hannah Sluman, Charlie McAllister, Sarah Stewart, Erin Digby, Ruari Laskey, Saoirse McNulty, Esme Dougal, James Mowat, Kate Paul, Nuala O’Donnell, Megan Smith and Isla Scott.
Congratulations to our S2 boys team (Calum Dick, Matthew Shaw, Patrick Fraser and Charlie McAllister) who finished in 1st place and won gold.
Congratulations also to Calum Dick (S2) who won individual bronze.
Congratulations to our senior girls team who finished 3rd and won bronze.
S1 pupils are participating in an IDL project focussed on physical fitness and nutrition. Every week they will explore a new training method and they will also be given nutritional information by their teacher.
This project aims to create a link and understanding of how diet and training can not only impact pupils in a sporting context but, how it can have an impact on their day to day life as well as their school life. Pupils will develop an understanding of the 3 major food groups (Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats) and each week they will learn about the benefits of each food group.
Pupils will be asked to keep a training diary throughout the block and at the end they will look to put their learning and training into practice by competing in a cross country race, trying to beat their initial score that they achieved at the beginning of the block.
6th October 2021
I wonder if you looked at this week’s feasts if you guessed my topic. Monday, St Francis of Assisi, yesterday, St Faustina, Thursday, Our Lady of the Rosary. Actually, none of these, tempting as they may be. Instead I have wanted to share a word or two about St Bruno whose feast today ranks as the lowest form of celebration, namely, an optional memorial. That is to say, you don’t need to celebrate it at all. Two years ago I celebrated my Golden Jubilee at St Hugh’s Charterhouse…the Carthusian Monastery in the south of England. At the end of the week of silent prayer and solitude and of long hours during the night singing the psalms with the monks, the Prior left a present for me at my door. It was a copy of Cardinal Sarah’s book, The Power of Silence and…..a quarter bottle of green Chartreuse. I still have….the book!
Bruno was born in Cologne 33 years before the Battle of Hastings and lived to be 68 years of age. He was Chancellor of the Diocese of Reims under an under-whelming bishop who was eventually deposed by the Pope. Bruno managed not to be elected bishop and took himself off, eventually, with six companions, founding the first Carthusian Monastery at in the mountains outside of Grenoble. Within a few years, one of his former pupils was elected as Pope Urban II who sought his help and once more he was offered a bishopric. But that was not his vocation. Instead, he founded a new Charterhouse at Calabria where he lived in deep retreat, poverty and intense prayer and study. His spiritual sons and daughters continue to do so today.
Important information about the Flu Vaccine
The flu vaccine is now being offered to all secondary school pupils and staff in Scotland.
This is for three reasons:
- Flu can be serious, even for healthy people.
- To reduce the risk of spreading flu to friends and family.
- To help prevent the flu virus putting extra strain on our NHS services this winter.
The flu vaccine is given as a nasal (nose) spray into each nostril. It’s quick and painless and there is no need to sniff or inhale the vaccine. It will just feel like a tickle in the nose.
What should you do next?
When will pupils and staff receive their Flu vaccine?
Monday 15th November S1 – S3 Pupils and Staff
Tuesday 16th November S4 – S6 Pupils and Staff
NHS Scotland recommends you get your flu vaccine this year. The flu vaccine is the safest, most effective way to protect yourself against flu.
This video animation fives further information on the Importance of the Flu vaccine
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