Johnstone High school have a unique opportunity to visit Thales Optronics with a selected group of S5/6 pupils. If anyone is interested please contact Dr Costello in Science department for further details.
It may only be a few weeks to the end of term, but there still a lot happening. Open the bulletin to see how the change of timetable is going. And we’re coming up the our very own end of the show show, Annie. so check out the unbelievable cheap prices for such a prestigious event. I’m sure you will want to bring your friends and family along to see the amazing talent available at Johnstone High.
It’s the last meeting of this academic session. There is Parent Council AGM will be on Monday 23rd May at 7pm in the school library. All are welcome and it’s bound to be a little cracker! So come along and find out what Johnstone’s Management and Parents are doing to improve the school even further.
Well it’s been quite the day in the Johnstone High Art Department. Not content with having eight pupils chosen to have their worked exhibited at the Paisley Art Institute’s Schools’ Exhibition – which begins on Saturday, 21st May and runs through to Sunday, August 21st – the school have also scooped two of the top awards of the competition.
Lauren Alexander of S3 (pictured below with Mr Sheppard, Acting Principal Teacher of Art, and Mrs McAlinden, Lauren’s class teacher), has been named as the outright winner in the S1-S3 category, winning a £200 prize to be split between herself and the school.
Meanwhile, Samantha Miller of S5 has been named as the overall winner in the S4-S6 category, winning a £100 prize to be split between herself and the school and will be hunted down for a photograph for the school website as soon as her exam leave is over!
The good news does not end there. The following Johnstone High pupils past and present have also been chosen to have their work exhibited:
Rachel Aird (pictured below, right)
Joseph Cameron (pictured below, middle)
Kira Graham (pictured below, left)
Well done to our successful artists. It’s great to see the hard work of the pupils and staff in the department rewarded.
Please note that the new Timetable will begin on Thursday, 19th May.
Pupils will be issued with their new timetables on Wednesday, 18th May at year group assemblies in the P.E. Games Hall on the following periods:
S1: Period 4
S2: Period 6
S3: Period 5
Please note that the current timetable will run as normal until the end of day on Wednesday and, as such, all pupils should remember to bring their usual materials/kit.
Acting Head Teacher
Saturday 7th May saw the league playoff finals where Johnstone High’s section winning Under 16 team were looking to cap off a tremendous season with victory against an all-conquering St Ninian’s, who were fresh off a 5-0 victory in the Scottish Cup final the previous week.
This St Ninians group of boys have never failed to win a P and D league match since they started playing in S1 which emphasised the size of the challenge facing Johnstone. Furthermore, they have averaged 7 goals a game in the league this season and did not lose a single goal in regulation time.
To compound the difficulties faced by Johnstone, 4 regular starters were unable to play in the game for a number of reasons which left some frantic late call-ups just to be able to field a team on the team.
However, when the match got underway, it has to be said that Johnstone performed sensationally. St. Ninians certainly did the bulk of the attacking (with the wind at their back helping in this regard) in the first half but Johnstone defended brilliantly throughout the half.
A late penalty gave St Ninians a chance to open the scorign but the post came to the rescue of Johnstone on this occasion.
With just a couple of minutes to go, St Ninians did manage to score the opener. No fault of Irwin Gray in goals who had an inspirational match.
Into the 2nd half and Johnstone began to show more of an attacking threat. Sustained pressure saw a fine run by Steven Buchanan halted illegally in the box and a 2nd penalty was awarded.
Dylan Miller stepped up and a really cool finish saw the game level at 1-1. Dylan has managed to score in every game bar one this season.
This will probably be his last game for the school team as he heads to college next year, but Dylan should be very proud of the dedication, commitment and skills he has brought to the team this season.
The game wore on and Irwin Gray continued to excel with some astounding saves including one from the third penalty awarded in the match.
With the match scheduled to go directly to penalties in the event of a draw, Johnstone would surely look to be favourites in the event of such an outcome.
With less than 5 minutes remaining on the clock, St Ninians did manage the all important breakthrough to go 2-1 up, and with heads down a little, another goal arrived to leave the final score 3-1 to an excellent St Ninians side who are to be thoroughly congratulated.
The Johnstone High players should be very proud of their achievements throughout the season and especially on this day when not one player failed to put on an excellent performance. The medal ceremony saw both teams awarded the same medals, as the medals were a symbol of success in their league sections. No shield to take home – but the boys go home as winners for all their efforts this season.
Irwin Gray, Lewis Banaghan, Steven Buchanan and Dylan Miller put on season best performances, which says an awful lot considering how well the boys have performed throughout this campaign.
So some disappointment on the day, but the boys were told to keep their head up and look forward to what could be a very interesting season at Under 18 level. The bulk of this squad will be involved and will be very capable of making real progress both in the league and cup competitions.
Despite being the last term of the academic session and the start of the SQA Exams, there still lots going on. We’ve had a tearful farewell to the sixth years after their graduation and 13 years of education. Pupils have been visiting Robotwars – come on Seargent Bash! – and we’re getting ready for activities week. And perhaps the most important, we’re continuing to get ready for this year’s big show, Annie! Find out more by clicking on the link below.
After a long hard season the Under 16 boys have made it to the league playoff finals having triumphed 3-2 against Gryffe in the semi-finals at Johnstone.
A great performance on the whole from the team but very disappointing to have 2 players correctly sent off which made it very difficult for the remaining players to hang on for the victory.
The team will play the final this weekend against a highly impressive St Ninian’s who did not concede a single goal in their own league section, scoring an average of 7 goals per game.
So a very tough match lies ahead. The boys should go into the match with their heads held high knowing that they have had a fantastic season whether they win or lose this match.
It is key that the the match is played in a fine spirit to showcase all the positives that have come from a fine season where the boys deserve congratulations for the fine achievements that they have banked.
The match kicks off at 9.30 am at St James playing field in Paisley this coming Saturday, 7th May.