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Easter School 2019

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 1:

  • Review the attached timetable Review Timetable

Easter School Timetable 

  • Decide how many days you will be attending

Step 2: ParentPay

 Step 3: Online Booking 

  • Enter your details online
  • Select the subjects on each day (select N/A for days you do not wish to attend)
  • SUBMIT the Form once you are happy with your selections

Easter School Letter 2019

Global Game Jam

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’.

Weekly Prayers

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

Music Success

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.

Dance for All

 

🎓College Events

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/

 

🎓Free Resources

🌟 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: jennydanceforall@gmail.com

Big Quiz Night

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.

Fashion Show and Art Exhibition

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 and Gymnastics Show, 20th March, 7pm, Atrium.

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.

Annual St Joseph’s Day Breakfast

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.

Weekly Faith Schedule

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.

St Joseph’s Day Breakfast

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.

St Ninian’s Credit Union Needs You

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.

Aidan’s LD Tennis Victories

Congratulations go to Aidan who is doing very well in both mainstream and LD tennis.
Aidan won Gold at the Scottish tournament for LD tennis and was invited down to the National Tennis Centre in London for an assessment day in December, and as a result he was selected for the GB performance squad for LD tennis. He is the youngest member in the squad.
He won Gold for both Singles and Doubles in the Scottish tournament! Congratulations Aidan!

Weekly Prayers

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

DYW East Renfrewshire Schools’ Banquet

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.

Faith Schedule

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

• 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.

Upcoming Faith Events

Lenten Mass each day of Lent at 8.25am.

Please encourage pupils to attend Morning Mass which is on each day of the week during Lent.

 School Lenten Service at 4.00pm on Tuesday 12 March 2019 in School.

Rosary Procession and Eucharistic Adoration.

Paisley Diocese Lenten Stations Mass at 7.00pm on Thursday 14 March 2019 in St Joseph’s Church, Clarkston.

This follows an ancient tradition of the Pope celebrating Mass during Lent in Parishes in his Diocese of Rome. This Station Mass is for the local Deanery including St Jospeph’s and St Cadoc’s Parishes; our own school and the local primary schools. If you are attending with your children, we would ask that the children are in school uniform.

St Joseph’s Day Breakfast at 8.00am on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

To mark the Solemnity of St Joseph, Monsignor Monaghan will give a short input on ‘The Table of St Joseph and the Dignity of Work’. This will be followed by a short time for discussion followed by Mass at 8.25am. After Mass, parents are invited to join some staff and some Senior Pupils for Breakfast.

 

St Joseph’s Day Breakfast

St Joseph’s Day Breakfast at 8.00am on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

To mark the Solemnity of St Joseph, Monsignor Monaghan will give a short input on ‘The Table of St Joseph and the Dignity of Work’. This will be followed by a short time for discussion followed by Mass at 8.25am. After Mass, parents and friends and parishioners are invited to join some staff and some Senior Pupils for Breakfast.