Feb 262016

Welcome to a new era of  school communication with pupils.

Following discussions with the pupil council, we’re slowly catching with the 21st Century and your needs.  Each week, a Pupil Bulletin will be published on this page.  You can access the bulletin by clicking on the link.

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The ‘Bulletin’ will list all the helpful information about events that have passed and perhaps more importantly, events that are going to be happening in the future. While not all the information will be relevant to you, some will be, and you never know, you might get a name check if you’ve done something fantastic!

The bulletin will also be posted up on notice boards and if you follow Johnstone in the ‘tweetosphere’  you will get regular alerts.

Teachers will also be posting messages on their own faculty and departmental bloggs and there will be additional notices appearing in the appropriate year group blogs within the news section of the School Website Johnstone High News.

It is now up to you, to make sure you keep up to date. You’ve asked for it! So now use it!

Feb 182016

The Under 16 boys travelled to St Andrews last night (17/2/2016) on a run of victories that had seen them establish a 2 point lead at the top of their section over Renfrew with a game in hand.

However, this match was eagerly anticipated with St Andrews having only played 4 games with 3 crunching wins.  Any positive result here would be a big step as the boys looked to secure one of the top two places that would bring a play off spot.

The match was a bit of a see saw battle throughout with Adrian Babzynski giving Johnstone the lead after clever lead up work from Steven Buchanan only for St Andrews to draw level as they came more into the game.

Johnstone continued to fight and a great drive from Greg Steven restored the one goal lead.  However, into injury time St Andrews again drew level to see the sides tied 2-2 at the half time break.

The second half saw St Andrews fired up for the task ahead and Johnstone had to do more than their share of defending with Lewis Banaghan marshalling the back line with authority, ably assisted by Matthew Stewart who had a tremendous game in his first start this season.

Fortunately, when it mattered at the other end of the park, Dylan Millar showed some wonderful skills to outfox the St Andrews defender  and draw a foul that led to a penalty which Dylan converted.  A tough match no doubt, but Dylan kept up his record of scoring in every match this season.

St Andrews did all they could to get back into the match but Johnstone defended admirably although all would have been delighted to hear the final whistle sound to herald a superb 3-2 victory to establish a 5 point lead at the top of the table.

Next Wednesday sees the return at Johnstone where St Andrews will doubtless be looking to redress the balance, knowing that they still have every chance of taking one of the play off places.

For today however, it’s all about Johnstone.  Well done to all the boys who each played an important part in this crucial win.

League table here.

Feb 032016

The girls from S4 to S6 have now made it to the quarter finals of the Netball Scottish Cup for the first time in living memory. This fantastic achievement has been made possible by the effort and dedication of the girls to make it along to training on a regular basis as well as the extraordinary commitment from their coach Miss Still.

The girls defeated Porthlethen Academy from Aberdeen in the previous round and have now progressed to the next round. We await the winners of games in the previous round to know who stands in our way to get to get to the semi finals.

Senior Netball

Feb 032016

Pupils from J High participated in the annual badminton championships at the ON-X in Linwood on Monday 1st February. Our team consisted of pupils who have competed at the event before- Charlie MacLeod, Cara Hendricks, Chloe Love, Jack Miller and Alistair Edgar.

All our pupils performed extremely well and no one placed lower than fourth in both the girls and boys tournaments. Charlie and Jack achieved joint third place and the girls secured 3rd and 4th.

Alistair managed to win the boys tournament in a tight final. This completes a remarkable achievement from Alistair in his time at J High as he has now won this tournament 5 of his 6 years at the school- his only defeat coming to the flu in 5th year rather than any opponent.

Well done to all who competed!!!

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