Lent begins on Wednesday 10 February. Morning Mass will be celebrated each day during Lent in the Oratory at 8.25am.
The Advanced Higher Music Concert will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 February.
The annual Burns Celebration will take place tonight, 5 February. Tickets are available through the school office.
There is a fantastic programme for the evening showcasing the outstanding musical and drama talents of our pupils. The second half of the evening is a ceilidh.
All parents, pupils, families and friends of St Ninian’s are welcome.
To take a look at last years event click here.
S2 – Fire Officer Thursday 11th Feb
Stewart Ivory Financial Education- S6 Thurs p5 ( 2 visits per class) – 28 Jan, 4 Feb,11 Feb,18 Feb,25 Feb
Action on Dementia -S5 Tues 9th Feb p7, Mon 22nd Feb p5, Tues 23rd Feb p7
Stress Awareness -S4 Wed p2-3 3rd Feb ,10th Feb ,17th Feb ,24th Feb
Cyrenians – S3 p6 Mon 22nd Feb, Tues 23rd Feb, Mon 29th Feb, Tues 1st Mar
Law Society-Anti Social Behaviour -S3 p6 Mon 8th Feb, Tues 9th Feb,
The Lockerbie Manor Trip Parent Information Evening will be held on Thursday 4 February, at 6.30pm.
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Limited are looking to recruit an enthusiastic group of sports volunteers, aged 16 or over, to assist in the delivery of their sport and physical activity programmes including multi-sport coaching (daytime, after school, evenings or weekends) and school holiday activities. Our next recruitment evening will be held as follows:
Wednesday 3rd February 2016
St Ninian’s High School, Giffnock
6.00 – 7.00pm
If you think you have what it takes and can make a difference to the local sports community, we’d love to hear from you! For more information or to book a place, please contact Barry Cook, Active Schools Team Leader on 0141 570 7330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the course of the next few weeks we have arranged for a number of guest speakers to attend the school and speak to various year groups.
Teenage Cancer Trust– S2 p3 Thurs 28 Jan
Stewart Ivory Financial Education– S6 Thurs p5 ( 2 visits per class) – 28 Jan, 4 Feb,11 Feb,18 Feb,25 Feb
Action on Dementia -S5 Tues 9th Feb p7, Mon 22nd Feb p5, Tues 23rd Feb p7
Stress Awareness -S4 Wed p2-3 3rd Feb ,10th Feb ,17th Feb ,24th Feb.
Cyrenians -S3 p6 Mon 22nd Feb, Tues 23rd Feb, Mon 29th Feb, Tues 1st Mar.
Law Society – Anti Social Behaviour -S3 p6 Mon 8th Feb, Tues 9th Feb.
Congratulations to Tom McHugh (1a1) and Rachel Callan (1a6) who were awarded Science Awards by Mr Docherty at today’s assembly. Rachel and Tom have both shown a keen interest in Science and have continuously worked hard in class. Tom and Rachel (below with Mr Docherty) were praised for their effort and commitment and awarded an illustrated Science textbook.
Congratulations to Catriona Fowlie (5a10) who represented St Ninians at the finals of the Scottish Schools Swimming Championships . Catriona won bronze in the girls age 17- 19 200 backstroke race.
Unfortunately tonight’s Mass for Education Week, due to be held in St Andrew’s Cathedral has been cancelled due to adverse weather/travel conditions.
Ronan Doherty (Head Boy) and Anna Campbell (Head Girl) represented the school at the Holocaust Memorial Day event held in Eastwood Park Theatre on Saturday, 23 January 2016.
Please be reminded that only parents or carers of pupils with additional support needs are permitted to park at the rear entrance of the school, in the morning and at the end of the school day. Additionally, emergency services may need to access this area.
We are becoming increasingly concerned about the volume of traffic and the manner in which some vehicles approach this area and the potential danger to the health and wellbeing of our pupils.
Your cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated.
One of the most important events of the Catholic Education Week is Education Sunday Mass when a large number of pupils from our school community attend our associated parishes in full school uniform.
Thanks to all pupils who played a lead role at Mass yesterday. Welcoming parishioners at the door, doing the readings and bidding prayers and leading the music. This was a wonderful opportunity for the school and parish communities to gather together to give thanks to God for the gift of Catholic education.
The Catholic Church in Scotland encourages schools, parishes and other agencies to work closely together during one particular week each year in order to celebrate the distinctive purpose of Catholic education. The purpose of Catholic Education Week is to highlight the significance of education, not only for young people but for society as a whole. Pupils, parents, teachers and others are asked to reflect on their own roles in the education process – at home, in school, in the local parish and in other educational settings.
One of the most important events of the week is the Education Sunday Mass when a large number of pupils from our school community attend our associated parishes in full school uniform. Pupils from both Saint Ninian’s as well as Saint Joseph’s, Our Lady of the Missions and Saint Cadoc’s play a lead role in welcoming people at the door, doing the readings and bidding prayers and leading the music. This is a wonderful opportunity for the school and parish communities to gather together to give thanks to God for the gift of Catholic education.
Below is a link to our Catholic Education Booklet reflecting on the strong catholic ethos both in Saint Ninian’s and our associated primary schools.
“When faced with the gravity of sin, God responds with the fullness of mercy. Mercy will always be greater than any sin, and no one can place limits on the love of God who is ever ready to forgive.” (Pope Francis, Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, #3)
Catholic Education Week begins on Sunday 31 January until Sunday 7 February. Archbishop Tartaglia will celebrate Holy Mass in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral at 7pm to mark Catholic Education Week.
Please find attached a Road Closure notice that will affect students using the no 38 First Bus Service to get to school.
Recognising ‘Pupil Achievement’ is fundamental to the success of our young people.
‘Recognising achievement shouldn’t be a ‘tick-box’ exercise involving lists of activities, but should focus on helping young people to understand the skills they have developed through these activities and enable them to better describe to others how they can demonstrate and build on those skills. It must have credibility with young people, their parents, employers, universities and colleges’. (Education Scotland)
We welcome pupils and parents to inform us of achievements both in and out of school, this can be done through the link below. You can also find information regarding various awards that pupils can work towards:
All achievement is published on our school website and on the school Twitter Page (www.twitter.com/stninianshigh).
Congratulations to the SCIAF group, who raised £95 through their Christmas activities.
As part of our commemorations for Holocaust memorial Day we were honoured to welcome Inge Aurbacher, one of only 100 child survivors of Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia.
We would like to thank Inge for coming to the school and for being so gracious as to hand out awards for pupils S1-S6 who had successfully taken part in the creative responses competition.
To read Inge’s story and see photos from the event, please click here.
The next meeting for the Friends of St Ninian’s will take place on Tuesday 26 January at 7pm in the staffroom.
All parents, carers and staff are most welcome.
Holy Hour for Vocations will take place in the School Oratory at 7pm on Monday 25 January and will be led by Fr Ross Campbell. Fr Campbell is the Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Glasgow and his theme will include the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
All pupils, staff, parents, families and friends are welcome to join together in prayer for this very important intention.
Refreshments will be served at 8pm.