We would like to wish all pupils, parents/carers and staff a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. School closes for the holidays at 2.30pm on Friday 20th December and re-opens on Monday 6th January at the normal time.
Congratulations to this week’s PTA Advent raffle winners and the monthly draw winner. Thanks also to the S4 pupils (Charis, Sarah, Erin, Charlotte, Annie, Mei-mei, Mollie and Sarah) and S1 pupils (Liam and Leo) for selecting the winning tickets.
Monday: Ticket number 679 – parent of Ben Wright (S1)
Tuesday: Ticket number 11 – parent of Cole Rossi (S2)
Wednesday: Ticket number 264 – parent of Jess Mawhinney (S5)
Thursday: Ticket number 789 – parent of Angus Stewart (S1)
Friday: Ticket number 658 – parent of Euan Woods (S4)
Saturday: Ticket number 316 – parent of Jacob Anderson (S2)
Sunday: Ticket number 4 – parent of Evan Hudson (S1)
Monday: Ticket number 986 – parent of Flora Kerr (S5)
Tuesday: Ticket number 433 – parent of Elena Job (S5)
Monthly Draw: Ticket number 235 – parent of Jenny McLaren (S1)
The recent STEM day attended by 50 second year pupils took place on Friday 13th December and was organised by Miss Gallagher, PT Design and Technology. The theme of the STEM day was a design and engineering task linked to the BP Ultimate Stem Challenge –https://bpes.bp.com/ultimate-stem-challenge
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) days provide short introductory sessions for S2 students to enhance their understanding of, and aptitude for, problem solving, creativity, design, and engineering. Pupils worked in teams of five to design and manufacture a prototype based on the concept of wearable technology.
Well done to all of the pupils who participated in this year’s STEM day and to the overall winners of the D&T shield. Congratulations to Grace, Reuben, Angelica, Harriet and Olivia who are pictured with Mrs Raeburn (S2 DHT). The department would also like to thank Ken and Janice Maxted for the delivery of the event on the day.
Monday: Ticket number 627 – parent of Emily Robertson (S1)
Tuesday: Ticket number 353 – parent of Jonathan Berry (S2)
Wednesday: Ticket number 1024 – parent of David Berry (S1)
Thursday: Ticket number 747 – parent of Zack Alexander (S2)
Friday: Ticket number 848 – parent of Ewan Goldie (S2)
Saturday: Ticket number 924 – parent of Levi Short (S4)
Sunday: Ticket number 777 – parent of Skye Moulson (S3)
Congratulations to all of the PTA Advent Raffle winners over the last week. We still have many more exciting prizes coming up, including:
-Voucher for Monteiths, Clarkston.
-Two pairs of Sunset Sunglasses donated by Burnside McPhee, Clarkston.
-Scarves from Gifted & Abientot, Clarkston.
-Cut & Blow Dry at Enhance Hair & Beauty, Stamperland.
-Hamster Cage donated by Creature Comforts, Clarkston.
-POM Necklaces from Gifted, Clarkston.
-Golf Lesson donated by David Orr, Whitecraigs Golf Club.
-Pilgrim charms from Victoria’s Boutique, Netherlee.
-Shellac Nails Voucher for Tanoz, Netherlee.
-Aubade Nail Varnish donated by Lux Beauty Bar, Netherlee.
-Vouchers from Catch Fish & Chips, Netherlee, Bellini Footwear, Netherlee, Derby Cafe, Netherlee and Dandy’s Deli, Clarkston.
-Prosecco and Wine.
-Toiletries and Candles.
-Chocolates and Sweets.
And we’ve kept the best to last.
Prize for 23rd – £50 Cash Prize.
Prize for the 24th – £100 Cash Prize and a bottle of Prosecco.
Raffle tickets are still available to purchase on ParentPay up to Tuesday 17th December.
It’s almost time for the fourth monthly PTA draw. This month’s prize is a £50 voucher for Monteiths, Clarkston. You can still purchase a ticket for a one of payment of £5 through ParentPay while raising funds for your PTA. Tickets purchased by Monday 16th December will be entered into the 4th draw. If you’re not the lucky winner this time there’s still six draws to go and your ticket is entered into each one. Tickets purchased after the draw dates will be entered into subsequent draws. Good luck.
Congratulations to the following pupils who have a gained a place in one of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain.
U13 orchestra: Jamie Dickinson (S1) on oboe and Max Docherty (S1) on bassoon. Reuben Clark (S2) on bassoon.
U12 orchestra: Anjali Pavri (S1) on oboe
East Renfrewshire Council’s Customer First section would like to find out the views of Young People on the Young Scot/National Entitlement Card and its use. This feedback will help influence the use of the card going forward. They have created a short survey which will take approx. 2 minutes to complete and all responses will be anonymous. The deadline fo rthe survey is Friday 13th December. The survey can be accessed at: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4ss0rX0hUeQ83vv7XsFY2ADrZt9WV5Kh7I8bI6zseVUQUpUT0kzUkREWllHS1M0S0dMTEExVlJHSy4u
The preliminary examination timetable for 2019-2020 will be issued to pupils at assemblies today and tomorrow. A version can also be found on the school website in the ‘Pupils’ section as well as here. Pupils can also access an afternoon and day study planner in the Pupils section as well.
Tuesday: Ticket number 222 – parent of Mark Chalmers (S4)
Wednesday: Ticket number 634 – parent of Aidan Cunning (S4)
Thursday: Ticket number 900 – parent of Maisey Lyons (S1)
Friday: Ticket number 515 – parent of Rebecca MacBeth (S1)
Saturday: Ticket number 333 – parent of Jake Nicolson (S3)
Sunday: Ticket number 777 – parent of Holly Black (S2)