Mar 292016
 

S1/2 pupils have now completed all their fitness tests which they done at the start of the year to see if there levels of stamina, speed, strength and power have increased. Many pupils done exceptionally well posting scores far in excess of their effort at the beginning of the school year.

Results will now be analysed by the PE department and our all time record board will be updated to show who our new record holders are- take a look and see if you have made it to the top!

Mar 292016
 

J High competed in the last round of matches in the Volleyball League against 5 other schools at Renfrew HS. The team was a bit cobbled together at the last minute due to sickness of our regulars. However our team performed superbly and gave a good account of themselves on the day- beating Renfrew HS and running Castlehead and St Andrew’s close. Well done to those taking part!

Mar 242016
 

The Under 16s finished their league campaign with a short trip for the ‘derby’ at St Benedict’s.

Could they maintain their winning run which has seen them win their last 5 matches, or would they come unstuck on a rutted grass pitch, much like the pitch at Renfrew High where the only loss of the season was incurred?

Regardless of the result, the boys knew that they would top their league section and be heading into the  playoffs which is a tremendous achievement and one that each member of the team should be proud of.

In the event the team started well and made the best of the bad surface.

When the first goal arrived it was a real rarity – Harvey Brown scored!

Harvey has been sensational in the centre of midfield this season but has never looked like troubling the scorers.  However, this goal wad down to real tenacity as harvey had a couple of blocked efforts before finding the net with a low shot.  His teammates looked delighted for Harvey, knowing the effort that he has put in this season.

Later on in the half with all the pressure coming upon the St Benedicts goal, a fine cutback from Cameron Coughtrie gave Dylan Millar an easy chance to hit the second, which he duly did.  The last match against Barrhead was the only game that Dylan has failed to score in this season, so he will be glad to be back on the goals trail.

In the second half, all 4 subs were used with Finlay Ross unlucky to hit the post with a good chance.

However, further goals arrived from Greg Steven who has been in excellent goal scoring form all season and Kris Alexander with a long range beauty, which Kris was not slow to tell his teammates about.

Another excellent match, with strong performances from the likes of Steven Buchanan and Daniel Smith and a 4 – 0 victory to round off a league campaign which has seen the team finish runaway winners of their section.

Very well done to everyone and best of luck in the playoffs lads.  You’ve done a magnificent job.

Mar 222016
 

The Under 16 team played their final home match of this year’s campaign at the hub against a Barrhead team who had failed to claim any points in their league matches this season.

On paper it should have been straightforward, but the reality was rather different.

Johnstone started the match lacking their usual drive and enthusiasm and Barrhead showed that they are a much better team than their league position warrants.  Much of the opening half was played out in the middle of the  park with little in the way of chances to test either keeper.

However, with only a couple of minutes remaining in the half the breakthrough goal came – and it went to Barrhead.  1 – 0 at half time.

A bit of a shake up int he second half saw captain Lewis Banaghan move into the midfield with Harvey Brown dropping back and Johnstone started much sharper with greater drive and commitment.

It wasn’t long before a cool finish from Greg Steven had the match all square again at 1 – 1.

However, this didn’t prove the spur to greater things and within 5 minutes Barrhead were again in front with a straightforward finish just outside the 6 yard area.

Johnstone kept plugging away with Dylan Millar and Daniel Smith effective on either flanks and a second equalising goal soon arrived with Cameron Coughtrie tapping in from close range.

The team seemed to take spirit from this goal and the winning goal duly arrived with 15 minutes to play with Daniel Smith getting the touch that matter.

The final score was 3-2 to Johnstone and the boys will now top their section and head into the post-season playoffs in good spirits.

Before the playoffs there is one more match to come against St Benedicts away this coming Wednesday (23rd March).

The boys will be looking for one more victory to top off what has been a brilliant league campaign.  Well done to all for a battling victory.

 

Mar 212016
 

Less than two weeks before the end of term. This week starting on Monday 21st is a busy week of assemblies. Find out when yours is by clicking on the link below. There will also be uniform checks, so make sure you are wearing your uniform. The music department is still preparing for Annie so check when you are needed and the PE department need you for their Volleyball teams and will be discovering out how fit you are.

Pupil Bulletin

Mar 172016
 

Johnstone HS hosted the first ever schools gymfest in PE on Wednesday 16th March to compete against other schools at both Gymnastics and Trampolining. The event was a huge success with some fantastic performances from the pupils taking part from J High.

If you are interested in trying out some trampolining or gymnastics then Mrs Dornan has a club for both activities on Mondays and Thursdays after school. No need to sign up just come along!

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Mar 172016
 

The S3 girl’s netball team played their second round of games at St Andrew’s Academy in Paisley last week. Despite arriving late because Mr Connelly went to Glennifer HS by mistake, the team performed extremely well for only their second outing as a team and narrowly missed out on victory in all of their games against some very strong teams. The girls are building for the future and anyone interested in coming along should see Miss Still in the PE department.

 

Mar 172016
 

Johnstone HS played Garnock Academy at both S3/4 girls and S5/6 boys teams at Garnock Rugby Club in Beith. The standard was exceptionally high and all pupils represented the school with distinction. In both games pupils were undergoing National Assessments for their PE course and they all achieved very high marks indeed which has put them in a great position to achieve well in their final award for the subject.

Johnstone HS ran out comfortable winners in both games and the effort and commitment shown by both the girls and the boys was exceptional. Well done!

 

Mar 172016
 

We had 7 pupils from S1/2 competing in badminton tournament at the ON-X sports centre on Monday 29th February. For the boys we had Dan Auld, Sam London and Josh Gray and for the girls Emma Kinnear, Morgan Morton, Ellie Spence and Amber Dickie.

All of them played and exceptionally well and represented the school with distinction. Dan Auld, Josh Gray, Amber Dickie and Emma Kinnear all qualified for the end of year finals- the Renfrewshire Secondary Games. Well done to them and we wish them all the best in the finals!

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