Jun 162015

We have recently created a display board with the department which is aimed at recognising the wonderful achievements of our pupils outside of school in various sports. We have already found Scottish, British and World Champions in our midst. They have kindly allowed us to picture them with their medals to be displayed for others to see and realise just how good some of our pupils do in the sporting community.

We are in no doubt that their are more hidden superstars within our ranks and we would encourage any pupil who competes at National and International level to come forward and let us share and recognise their achievements with the rest of the school community.

Jun 162015

Johnstone HS sent a strong contigent of pupils for various sports to compete at the annual Secondary Games at the ON-X in Linwood. These pupils had reached the event through qualification tournaments previously in the year. We had teams entered for the boys Rugby, Girls Football, mixed Basketball and Badminton.

The pupils competed with great commitment and their sportsmanship and conduct on and off the court/pitch was exemplary. Below is a list of some of the honours from the event:

Boys Rugby– 2nd place (and with only 6 players in a 7 a side tournament!!!)

Badminton– 1st place for Marc Graham

Jun 162015

Following the success of pupils in the Secondary Athletics Championships, Johnstone HS pupils were selected to represent the region against East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde. Well done to those who were selected for this event:

S1– Adam Cleer, Enis Dilmen, Finn Fowler

S2– Mackenzie Cunningham, Joshua Hewitson, Julie Keith

S3– Greg Steven, Daniel Smith, Amy Sneddon, Anna Murray, Allan Morton, Jenna Fraser

From this event our pupils secured 5 medals for the Renfrewshire team, a huge congratulations to their success and a just reward for their talents.

Amy Sneddon– Gold medal for the 400m and the 800m

Mackenzie Cunningham– Silver medal for the 200m

Anna Murray– Silver medal in the High Jump

Jenna Fraser– Bronze Medal in the Triple Jump


Jun 162015

Pupils from Johnstone HS recently took part in the event after being selected to represent the school based on their performance in athletics during PE. The school had a hugely successful day and came away with many successes and the medals to boot. A huge congratulations to all those who took part and below is a list of honours from the event:

Bronze Medals

Mackenzie Spence and Jenna Fraser (800m) / Ben Allison, Johsua Hewitson, Anna Murray (High Jump) / Arran McIntyre (Triple Jump) / Iona Cleer (200m) / Sean Nelson (400m) / Lily Fowler (100m) / Eilidh Harley (Long Jump)

Silver Medals

Mia Druce (800m) / Finn Fowler (400m) / Daniel Smith (100m) / Greg Steven (Long Jump) / Allan Morton (1500m) / Adam Cleer and Cara Batin (Triple Jump)

Gold Medals

Amy Sneddon (300 & 800m) / Mackenzie Cunningham (200m) / Julie Keith (High Jump)

Jun 042015

Grease is the Word at Johnstone High as Their Biggest Show Yet Approaches

Pupils and staff at Johnstone High School have been readying themselves for a show to remember! The biannual show this year is “Grease” and this salute to a ‘simpler’ time of young love and fast cars proves to be their biggest production yet. Over 100 pupils have volunteered their time to participate, both on stage and off, nearly tripling the usual cast. It is clear that it has created quite a buzz!

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Johnstone High bought the rights to “Grease” in August last year, held auditions in January and started rehearsals in February. So it’s fair to say that, with at least 1 rehearsal every week since, the cast and crew have been working extremely hard.

Though the production got underway in August, the idea to perform “Grease” has been in motion for even longer as staff felt it would play to the strengths of older pupils – especially boys – encouraging them to take part.

Teachers from music, P.E. and social subjects have all donated their time and energy to the show. Cast members Rachel Aird and Hana Watson have stated they feel that the show has not only been enjoyable but has provided them with a highly valuable learning experience.

The interest shown in this year’s production reflects the evolving nature of performing arts at Johnstone High. There are aspirations for further focus on drama which is currently taught within English: “It’s a very interesting possibility to have a drama teacher within the school,” says Deputy Head Mr K. Gilbert.

Another valuable asset to pupils showcasing their many talents in this year’s show will be the addition of a new state of the art recording studio and dance studio. This will not only encourage many more pupils to participate in physical education, but will provide more artistic pupils with a place to express themselves and rehearse for future shows. “Overall, Johnstone High is looking to expand the number of pupils taking part in activities relating to performing arts,” stated the Musical Director Miss Keenan.

Modern studies teacher Miss Brown, who is linked to ticket sales, said, “I will be bringing some of my family and we are all very much looking forward to it! It’s a great opportunity for members of the local community to come together to see just how talented our young people are.”

All the hard work the pupils have put into their production of “Grease” will be showcased on the 17th, 18th and 19th of June at 7pm. Tickets are £8 adult, £6 child and only £25 for a family of 4. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets should contact the school office on: 01505 322173.

Article written by Cate Bone and Cara Batin (S2)

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