Science Superstars – May 2019

Well done to the following new S2 pupils who have been rewarded for their hard work and skills in Science to date by being recognised as ‘Science Superstars.’

Class Successful Learner 1 Successful Learner 2 Effective Contributor 1 Effective Contributor 2
1A James Dalton Stelli Coyne Bried McBride Samantha Howie
1B Patrick Doherty Sarah Innes Beth Armstrong Patrick Reilly
1C Maeve Sweeney Jake Powell Christopher James Covadonga Varon Seijo
1D Alena Bhatti Esme Dougall Manus McGrogan Jack McFadden
1E Pranav Aluri John Anderson Millie Ross Emily Darroch
1F Orla Conroy Samuel Sheridan Joseph Harvey Olivia Darroch
1G Aimee Dalton Hajra Mahmood Zayan Amanat Antonio Carlo
1H Sam Bryant Roisin McLaughlin Alana Connolly Munib Azim
1J Matthew Jackson Ewan Menzies Erina Smith Christopher Tunn
1K Stephen McManus Madeline McNee Eesa Khan Din Lucia DeMarco
1L Christopher O’Reilly Annabelle Nordmann Freeja Nolan Max Rodgers
1M Moosa Sheikh Kiara Osman Paul Lyons Ismail Salim
1N Grace Docherty Selina Martin Adam Abbasi Natalia Carroll
1P Colm Donnelly Krish Bhasin Elle Dollin Labecca Chishti
1Q Alessandro Pesiri Mia Wilson Ryan McBride Grace Whyte


Centenary of Catholic Education Primary Essay Competition

This week all new Second Year pupils were given a copy of the Saint Ninian’s Primary Essay Competition Booklet that marked the Centenary of Catholic Education.

During 2018 the young people of Primary 7 from our associated primary schools, Our Lady of the Missions, Saint Cadoc’s, Saint Joseph’s and Primary 6 pupils from Saint Clare’s, submitted an essay on one of the titles below as part of our commemoration of the ‘1918– 2018 Centenary of Catholic Education in Scotland.’ The topics were:

  1. The motto of Saint Ninian’s is “Floreat Iuventus” which means “Let Youth Flourish”. How has your Catholic education helped you to flourish?
  2. Describe a teacher who has cared for you and inspired you to become a good person.
  3. Why is it important for us to learn about Jesus and the Church?
  4. Growing in responsibility.
  5. Why I pray.
  6. How I put my faith into action.

The booklet containing all of the essays can be viewed here:

Saint Ninian’s High School Centenary of Catholic Education Primary Essay Competition Booklet

Inspection of St Ninian’s High School

Please find attached the letter prepared by HM Inspectors following the inspection of our school:

St Ninian’s High School

The Summarised Inspection Findings (SIF) have also been published today.

The letter and SIF are available on the Education Scotland website at

The Director of Education has been sent the letter which has been distributed, to senior officials, the convener of the Council’s Education Committee and the local councillor.

The letter and SIF are accessible online for staff, members of the Parent Council, parents and carers and other interested members of the public.  The DHTs will bring the letter to the attention of their Year Group.

A paper copy of the letter and SIF is available from the school office.

My thanks and deepest appreciation to the young people, parents, staff, local clergy, and our wider educational partners for your valued contribution to the Inspection

Kind regards

John Docherty

S1 Peer Awards

Peer Awards give pupils the opportunity to recognise their fellow pupils talents in four categories:  Successful Learner, Effective Contributor, Responsible Citizen and Confident Individual.

On Thursday 30 May we held a special assembly to present the awards.  Congratulations to all of the winners and runners up who were presented with their awards by Monsignor Monaghan.

SmartSTEMs Conference

Well done to the First Year girls who took the opportunity to attend the University of the West of Scotland SmartSTEMs Active Conference on Tuesday 28 May.

With a shortfall of STEM graduates in the UK, particularly women, in the engineering and technology areas, University of the West of Scotland and SmartSTEMs recognise that we must continue our efforts to inspire and support the progression of females, into both STEM related education and employment.

The event programme included guest speakers and interactive workshops.  The experience for the girls was challenging, inspiring and lots of fun!



S1 First Aid Learning

Well done to our First Year pupils who have all completed a basic First Aid course delivered by the British Red Cross.

The course itself is designed to help young people learn first aid through engaging videos and case studies, using realistic scenarios to explore the feelings of people in need of assistance, helpers, bystanders, or friends and family in different first aid situations.

All First Year pupils will receive their certificates this week.

First Year Badges of Excellence

Congratulations and well done to our S1 pupils who were awarded Badges of Excellence for their high levels of Effort, Behaviour and Homework during their first year in our school.

Aliya Ahmed (1a2), Isaac Akinyemi (1a9), Pragna Aluri (1a10), Pranav Aluri (1a4), Zayan Amanat (1a5), John Anderson (1a4), Beth Armstrong (1a2), Munib Azim (1a6), Areeba Babar (1a10), Hannah Barrett (1a3), Sophie Barrett (1a10), Ava Bell (1a3), Kurtis Bennett (1a10), Krish Bhasin (1a10), Alena Bhatti (1a3), Jessica Blackmore (1a5), Sarah Bone (1a6), Jamie Bowes (1a3), Hannah Boyle (1a2), Sally Bradley (1a2), Meghan Burns (1a4), Katie Callaghan (1a3), Grace Cameron (1a9), Natalia Carroll (1a9), Rebekah Cent (1a4), Labecca Chishti (1a10), Cameron Clancy (1a3), Alana Connolly (1a6), Orla Conroy (1a4), David Creighton (1a9), Olivia Darroch (1a4), Rebecca Darroch (1a5), Evie Deehan (1a4), Aidan Docherty (1a10), Patrick Doherty (1a2), Elle Dollin (1a10), Erin Donaldson (1a4), Esme Dougall (1a3), Eva Drummond (1a1), Katy Drummond (1a7), Eoin Duffy (1a10), Alexander Duncan (1a2), Pearse Duncan (1a4), Francesca Dunn (1a4), Luke Dunseath (1a10), Amna Farid (1a5), Lauryn Fay (1a4), Amaya Fee (1a7), Eva Finnigan (1a7), Juliet Flanagan (1a10), Ailey Fraser (1a1), Rosie Fraser (1a3), Jack Gallagher (1a6), Sarah Gallagher (1a8), Ciara Gannon (1a7), Matteo Gomez (1a10), Jack Gormley (1a6), Serafina Green (1a5), Taha Hafeez (1a4), Claudia Hamill (1a8), Ava Hannah (1a4), Haaris Haq (1a8), Kate Harvey (1a1), Millie Harvey (1a2), Nuala Houston (1a9), Amna Hussain (1a7), Anthony Igoe (1a5), Aoibhinn Inglis (1a9), Sarah Innes (1a2), Yousuf Javed (1a5), Orlagh Kelly (1a9), Ismael Khan (1a5), Catherine King (1a5), Milena Krizova (1a6), Eve Lawson (1a9), Ellen Leahy-Kelly (1a2), Sarah Lindsay (1a1), Danielle Livingston (1a2), Paul Lyons (1a8), Paul MacKinnon (1a6), Hajra Mahmood (1a5), Niamh Markey (1a8), Niamh Martin (1a7), Lori McAllister (1a3), Sarah McCargo (1a8), Keira McCue (1a8), Orla McDonald (1a9), Jack McFadden (1a3), Neve McGlashan (1a2), Manus McGrogan (1a3), Ella McHugh (1a5), Orla McIlwham (1a4), Neilla McIntyre (1a4), Niamh McIntyre (1a5), Lucie McLaughlin (1a8), Orla McLaughlin (1a10), Roisin McLaughlin (1a5), Martha McMahon (1a6), Madeline McNee (1a7), Ewan Menzies (1a6), Abi Monaghan (1a8), Calum Morrison (1a3), Lucy Moynihan (1a7), Isla Mulholland (1a3), Olivia Mulligan (1a3), Freeja Nolan (1a7), Annabelle Nordmann (1a7), Christopher O’Reilly (1a7), Galen Paterson (1a6), Bethany Patterson (1a2), Alessandro Pesiri (1a10), Jamie Pollock (1a3), Katie Porter (1a6), Jake Powell (1a2), Juwairiyah Rahmat (1a9), Eva Reilly (1a9), Lewis Ritchie (1a5), Millie Ross (1a3), Romaan Shahrukh (1a5), Areej Shaukat (1a5), Samuel Sheridan (1a4), Hollie Sinclair (1a3), Emily Slater (1a9), Erina Smith (1a6), Finlay Spooner (1a4), Sophie Stewart (1a4), Rameen Sumdani (1a5), Maeve Sweeney (1a2), Philippa Taggart (1a1), Eva Terry (1a9), Christopher Tunn (1a6), Eliza Turner (1a5), Ava Wallace (1a2), Daniel Whyte (1a4), Grace Whyte (1a10), Zara William (1a10), Mia Wilson (1a10) and Mhairi Zing (1a6).

Bin It! Roadshow

On Wednesday 15 May all First Year pupils attended an interactive performance called Bin It! delivered by the Rapport group.  The aim of the show is to help students understand why it is important to take personal responsibility for correct litter disposal by raising awareness of the environmental costs and social issues surrounding discarded litter.

In addition, First Year pupils have participated in ‘litter sweeps’ over the last few weeks around the school grounds and in the surrounding streets.