The school would like to hear from parents who would like to be part of focus group. The first meeting is at the school on Monday 21 January at 7pm. The Head Teacher will be present and he would welcome your views on a number of topics. If you are interested can you contact the school by telephone or email after the Christmas holidays.
The Salvation Army collected over 300 items today for inclusion in their food parcel service. A tremendous effort from all four houses saw the following
Iona 102 items
Mull 90 items
Skye 62 items
Arran 50 items
These will be converted to house points. Thanks to all who contributed.
This will take place on 7th March 2013.
Details will follow in the new year from Mr Stewart.
Essay question due 7th Jan 2013
Detailed plan first lesson after Prelim
Draft essay due 25th Feb 2013
Sit essay 21st/22nd March 2013
Students have sheets detailing what they need to do.
The school welcomed author Linda Strachan to the school on Wednesday. She entertained a selection of S2 pupils with a talk on creative writing and research. Thanks to Miss Herd of the English Department for all the organisation.
44 girls, ranging from S1-S3 are holding a charity performance in the ‘Piazza Shopping Centre’ in Paisley on Friday 14 Deecember as part of Johnstone High School’s Junior Choir, taken by Miss Keenan. They will be fundraising for the St Vincent’s Centre. They will be singing well known Christmas songs and chart songs.
Thanks to all pupils, parents and staff who have donated items for the school’s Christmas food parcel service. There is still time to donate items and remember every items means 1 point for your house in the race for the house shield.
Congratulations to Morgan Spence of S2 who has been invited to produce a music video for legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold. The DJ, who has supported Madonna on previous world tours, spotted Morgan’s numerous outstanding videos which are posted on YouTube. As such Morgan’s talents will now be showcased to a much wider audience. In addition look out over the Festive period for an article on Scotland Today about this talented pupil.
Check out the gallery of fantastic Christmas cakes on the school website. Made by senior pupils there is a gallery of their work in the wider achievement toolbar at the side of the school website.
Congratulations to Victoria Dock of S3 and Rebecca Ann Houston of S2 for winning the Time Capsule competition. They suggested 12 items to be placed in the time capsule to be buried in the memorial garden and then be opened in 2037! They both won Braehead vouchers for their efforts.