Chess Club

The chess club members enjoyed an awards party on Wednesday 7 June.  Each tournament player invited a guest to join us in celebrating the success of the school tournament this year.  We would like to thank Mr Inglis for presenting the prizes and also to everyone involved in organising the tournament and party.  More photographs can be viewed here.

1st place                           Andrew  S3
2nd place                          Cameron S4
3rd place                           Adam S3
4th place                           Joseph S4
Best S1 Player             Jonah
Best S2 Player             Andrew

Extra prizes:
Successful Learner           Sam                    S1
Confident Individual       Roderick         S2
Responsible Citizen         Eilidh                S1
Effective Contributor     Fraser              S4

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Stella Cowey (S3) and Mia McCluskie (S3) who both climbed Ben Nevis on Friday 16 June to fundraise for the Beatson Cancer Centre and CLIC Sargent Charity.   Anyone wishing to donate to their just giving page can do so here.

Pupil Achievement

S2 pupils, Anaan and Callan, were joined by S6 pupils, Matthew and Rhuaridh, for a weekend of outdoor activities at Lochgoilhead Activity Centre which was organised by Isobel Mair School. Three other S6 pupils: Kerry, Emma and Hannah also participated in the weekend activities as senior buddies to pupils from Isobel Mair. All pupils, despite the midgies, had a fantastic time which ended with a disco and superb talent show.  More photographs here.


Successful Depute Head Boys and Girls

Congratulations to the following S6 pupils who have been successful in achieving a depute position after today’s elections:

Depute Head Girl Depute Head Boy
Lauren Amner Calum Alexander
Laura Beattie Ibrahim Amin
Emily Burns Adam Anwar
Sarah Chamberlain Ewan Brown
Holly Dickson Adam Clayton
Evie Gallagher Calum Corrie
Erin Henderson Douglas Cummings
Lucy Kyle Kyle Foster
Niamh Mathieson Rhuaridh Fotheringham
Katie McGee Nikolai Gajic
Emily McNamee Ross Ireland
Freya Menzies Eisa Mahmood
Gabriella Montgomerie Anis Makesh
Bronagh O’Dowd Fraser McCann
Louise Paterson Andy Moses
Fiona Struthers Matthew Murphy
Lara Sutherland Lukas Nielsen
Ellie Watson Gurvijay Shaan
Lucy Wilmott Adam Tobasnick
Janice Wu Jonathan Watson Sweeney
Carla Young Nathan Welsh


The Communication Support Service are fundraising with a Spring/Summer hamper. Any donations would be greatly appreciated, however great or small by Monday 19 June. Contributions can be handed in to the school office.

School Show

The Performing Arts department is delighted to announce that this year’s school musical will be Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! All pupils are invited to participate, either on stage or behind the scenes. Auditions for principal roles will be held in August. For more information, please see the notice board in the Performing Arts corridor, and speak to a Drama or Music teacher.


Congratulations to Kirstie (S4), Morven (S4), Matthew (S4) and Kirsty (S6) who all performed exceptionally well at the recent Scottish Rowing Championships.  Kirstie and Morven won gold in the girls under 15 quads event with their cox Kirsty.  Matthew won gold in the boys under 15 quads event.

Business Administration Modern Apprenticeship

Pioneer Mutual Credit Union based in Main Street, Barrhead are looking to recruit a Business Admin Modern Apprentice.  Due to the nature of the business all applicants must be aged 18.

Duties will include:

  • Perform transactional duties to serve members by receiving or paying out funds with high accuracy.
  • Maintain accurate transactional records.
  • Provide cash receipt and payment services in accordance with credit union policies and procedures.
  • Opening and processing new accounts.
  • Process loans
  • Social media analytics
  • Assisting in marketing and promotions
  • Provide members with excellent customer service
  • Membership surveys
  • Answering telephone
  • General admin duties


  • You will work towards a Level 2 SVQ in either Business and Administration or Customer Service.
  • You will be visited by your Assessor every 2/3 weeks.
  • You will also receive training on the in-house computer system and ABCUL training which covers Data Protection, Money Laundering, Complaints Procedures and Customer Services, Security and Health and Safety at Work.

Experience required:
No previous experience necessary but must have an interest in working in Admin, Customer Service and Finance.
Basic IT skills are essential
Educated in English and Maths to National 5 level

Additional Information:
If you are interested and would like to apply then please submit your CV and a cover letter to by 14th July 2017

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