Monday 21 January 2019.
Today is the Feast of St Agnes who was martyred at the start of the Fourth Century and who sacrificed her life rather than submit to losing her chastity. On her Feast Day, the Pope blesses several lambs whose wool is then used to make the pallium which is a special cloak or scarf worn by certain archbishops and is a sign of their position.
Today, we pray for all those who are called by God. We remember those who will follow God as some cost or sacrifice. We pray for our priests and bishops that they will continue to be filled with the Holy Spirit as they lead us in faith.
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Huge congratulations go to Hannah who won a silver medal at the weekend running for the under 15 age group In Belfast at the IAAF, Northern Ireland Cross Country Championship event.
Giffnock North also won team gold.
Hannah who has been out of competitions for a few months due to injuries has made an outstanding comeback!
Well done Hannah!
Three of our young people in S4 raised £157.00, whilst completing Personal Development units at National 4 and 5 level.
The young people completed a unit on:
- Self in the Community – Marketing and Advertising of Christmas Hampers
- Practical abilities – Making Christmas Hampers.
Over 30 hampers were made up after orders were taken from staff and the profit of £157.00 with profits going to Brothers in Arms Charity. This is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide in East Dunbartonshire, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in Scotland.
Monday. Margaret Sinclair Novena is recited in the Oratory every Monday at 12.40pm remembering members of our school community who are ill at this time.
Tuesday. Mass at 8.25am.
Holy Hour for Vocations led be Fr Matthew Carlin. This will take place in the School Oratory at 7pm. Tea and coffee will be served at 8pm. All pupils, staff, families and friends are warmly welcome
Thursday. Mass at 8.25am. St Francis de Sales, Bishop & Doctor of the Church.
Friday. Mass at 8.25am. Feast of the Conversion of St Paul.
A virtue that helps us grow by developing an eloquent language which is used to understand & articulate emotions, beliefs and questions. It is encouraged by the example of our teachers to be truthful in the way they represent themselves and speak about the world in which they live.
A Career for You in Health. NHS Scotland have developed a booklet providing information about entry requirements, skills, values and much more for each job role. https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/snhscareers/2019/01/15/a-career-for-you-in-health/
Good Luck to all our pupils in fourth year currently completing their National prelims.
A copy of the time table is available below.
S4 Prelim 2019
The pupils listed below have been nominated to receive chemistry awards for their success and contribution to learning in the chemistry department. They will be awarded with certificates and badges during assembly.
Monday 14 January 2019.
The Feast of St Mungo is usually celebrated on 13 January but as this was a Sunday this year, the Feast has been moved to today.
He was the 6th century apostle of the Kingdom of Strathclyde in Scotland and patron saint and founder of the city of Glasgow. Saint Mungo performed four religious miracles in Glasgow. The following verse is used to remember St. Mungo’s four miracles.
Here is the bird that never flew.
Here is the tree that never grew.
Here is the bell that never rang.
Here is the fish that never swam.
Let us pray together for the people of Glasgow and its local area. We pray that the faith of St Mungo will inspire them to bring the Gospel to all.
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HM Inspectors from Education Scotland will be visiting the school to conduct an inspection during the week commencing 21st January. As part of the inspection, Inspectors gather the views of stakeholders via an online survey which is available at the link below.
As parents/carers are such crucial partners to the school, this is a great opportunity for you to give the school credit for all the work we do in developing your children academically, socially and spiritually. I would like to encourage you to take time to complete the survey. Inspectors will also be meeting with groups of parents during the inspection. If you wish to be part of that discussion, please complete the survey with additional links provided to indicate your interest in taking part.
Please complete the survey by Friday 11th January for one child or if you wish for each of your children in attendance at Saint Ninian’s.
The VISUAL COMMENTARY ON SCRIPTURE is a freely accessible online publication that provides theological commentary on the Bible in dialogue with works of art. It helps its users to (re)discover the Bible in new ways through the illuminating interaction of artworks, scriptural texts, and commissioned commentaries. Available at: https://thevcs.org/ and on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheVCS
As we start the new term please see the lunch menu:
For further information please see East Renfrewshire’s Secondary Lunch Menu webpage.
Congratulations to the following students who were recognised for their excellence in Science this year.
Luke 3a8, Andrew 3a5, Edan 3a5, David 1a9, Ava 1a3, Caiden 2a10, John 2a2
Fraser 1a1, Francesca 1a4, Alex 2a10, Ruth 2a5, Ellie 3a6, Maisie 3a5, Ronan 3a8
Areej 1a5, Rebekah 1a4, Ruth 2a5, John 2a2, Ellie 3a6, Maya 3a2, Catriona 3a7
Follow this link to read the latest edition of the Sports Council Newsletter! A very attractive and informative newsletter that reflects the excellent work of staff and pupils. Read the Sport Council Newsletter
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Tuesday Mass at 8.25am.
Thursday Mass at 8.25am.
Friday Mass at 8.25am. Eucharistic Adoration 12-1pm.
Deciding which career path to take is a challenge you will soon have to face and the job market in Glasgow is changing at an ever-faster rate.
Did you know…
Between 2017 and 2027, there will be approx 258,000 job openings in Glasgow. 87% of these will be replacement jobs and 13% will be due to growth in the economy.
Find out more about the changing job market in Glasgow in this short video:
Find out more via this link https://www.dywglasgow.com/get-involved/education/job-roles-in-glasgow/
Monday 7 January 2019.
Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of The Epiphany when we recall the visit of the Wise Men to the stable in Bethlehem. Epiphany means showing. As a group, the Wise Men represented the whole of humanity and this showing revealed Jesus as the saviour of all humanity.
Each of the gifts tells us something about this new born baby. The gold reminds us that he is a king but not of this world. Frankincense was used in offerings to God and shows us that Jesus was indeed God. The gift of myrrh predicts the death and suffering of Jesus to save us from our sins. Jesus is shown to us to believe in him; to accept him as our God, our King and our Saviour.
In this way as in all aspects of our life, God calls upon us to live a life following him. As well as our own intentions, we pray for those who are called to respond to the ‘showing’ of Christ through the priesthood and religious life.
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We had a lovely final period in the Oratory with the first group of Primary 7s from Our Lady of the Missions Primary. Very impressive observations about the qualities of St. Ninian and how we are all called to be saints. Mrs Bastable
Alicja S3 and Jagoda S6 have successfully progressed to the Final HSBC/BC Mandarin speaking Competition.
The final will take place on the 6 February 2019 at the British Museum.
Well done to both pupils, a fantastic achievement and good luck!
Due to the public holidays EMA payment for w/e Friday, 21st December 2018 will not be paid until Monday 9th January 2019.
A huge well done to very talented Charlotte and Philippa who represented the West squad on the 14th December.
The festivities continued last week with the annual Santa Dash, allowing S1 pupils to donate goods to the East Renfrewshire food bank. Our S1 pupils were a credit to themselves and enjoyed a great day !
Leo Martin of St Margaret’s Hospice was presented with a cheque of the funds raised by the recent S6 Masquerade Ball. It is wonderful to be able to contribute to such an important organisation.
The school Advent Service and Christmas Concert will tale place at 7pm on Thursday.
Tickets will be available on the door at a cost of £3 per person or £10 for a family ticket.
Monday 17 December 2018.
At this time of year as we lead up to Christmas, the true meaning of this Feast is often lost amongst shopping and excitement. Advent comes from the Latin ‘ad venire’ meaning ‘to come’.
During this third week of Advent we can think about Christ coming into our hearts and ask can we find the room in our hearts for God? Just as a new Advent Candle is lit each week , we can think about a new gift God has given us every week. Week One represented hope that Jesus will soon be here. In Week Two we thought about the love we try our best to show him. Week Three is further joy that Christ will soon be with us. This final week the gift is true peace – the Peace of Christ that no one else can give us. We pray that we will find peace in ourselves and in our relationships with others.
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