Sep 222016

Catch up with latest goings on in and around Johnstone High. Mr McGivern is heading towards manager of the year as the football teams have another great start to the year.  He is our very own Claudio Ranieri  – dilly ding, dilly dong.

We also need S6 volunteers for the S6 weekend.  It’s a cracking week end and seeing Mr Munro cooking is a memory that will live long after you’ve left Johnstone High School.  Sign up now you won’t regret it.

The paralympics may have ended, but the PE dept live on.  So get out there and play!

We also need  more  S6 volunteers for our new exciting program ‘ Mentors in Violence  …… Prevention’.  Download the bulletin to find out more ….


Pupil Bulletin 16 th September

Sep 212016

The senior team were looking to build on their excellent start to the season with a trip away to face Gryffe.

The match got off to a great start with Greg Steven showing his pace and determination to connect with a loose ball in the Gryffe defense and a drive and cool finish saw Johnstone 1 – 0 up.

Soon after another great finish from Greg saw the team 2 – 0 up and things were looking good.

With little more than 25 minutes on the clock the match looked over after another Gryffe defensive mix up and brilliant pace and determination to get to the ball from that man Steven saw the score 3 – 0 and a hat trick for Greg (he won’t have liked Daniel Smith taking the limelight last week with his own hat trick).

This was a match determined by teams taking their chances.  In the first half that’s exactly what Johnstone did.  Competitively, Gryffe were always in the match but were struggling to take advantage when chances fell their way.

However, they managed to pull one back before half-time and Johnstone heads dropped for a spell as Gryffe began to move the ball about and dominate possession.

However, Lewis Banaghan was outstanding at the back marshalling the defense ensuring there was no way through for Gryffe, and in the last minutes of the first half another chance came for Johnstone and was duly despatched by the head of the team’s own man mountain, Sam Dillon, who scored for the second game running to ease the nerves.

The second half saw Greg Steven wearing a pair of borrowed boots that were a size tool small after his own burst (too many goals Greg).  A couple of reasons chances were spurned by Greg which we’ll put down to those new boots.

Nonetheless, within the first minute of the match the contest was over as John Martin played a great ball through for Steven Banaghan to chase on to and lob the goalkeeper for a stunning goal and 5 – 1.

Gryffe managed to pull a goal back and there were a couple of shaky moments at the back but a fine 5 – 2 victory away is a fine achievement and leaves the team in a very comfortable position after 2 games.


Man of the Match: Greg Steven

Sep 212016

A brilliant first game of the season for the senior team.
A tight first half came down to the fact that Johnstone took their chances while Linwood missed theirs,
2 goals for last seasons top scorer Greg Steven and 2 – 0 at the break.

Goals change games and it was crucial that Johnstone didn’t allow that next goal to come from Linwood.
In the event a brilliant passing move was finished with a Daniel Smith screamer. 3 – 0 and looking comfortable.

linwood_gameTo make things difficult goalkeeper Irwin Gray made a last gasp tackle in the box. Sadly all he connected with was the man and a penalty to Linwood. Red card also for Irwin with the ref explaining at recent that he didn’t like the tackle, hence the sending off.

The resulting penalty was blazed over and that seemed to strip all belief from Linwood.

Further goals by Daniel Smith from the spot, Sam Dillon and the hat trick goal that man Smith led to a comprehensive 6 – 0 victory.

Signs looking good for another successful season with the S6 players gelling well with the core S5 players from last season.

Man of the Match: Daniel Smith

Next game away to Gryffe.

Sep 132016

Coming up for the 5th week in school and everything is moving on apace. Read the bulletin to discover just a few of the good things Mrs Hollywood is pleased to announce.  While many musical instruments haven’t changed over the years, our music department refuses to stand still: it now has a twitter account.  Keep up to speed with announcements about their radio show and choir practices.

Of particular importance, the pupil leadership team continues to expand, so read on to discover who are your Heads of House.




Pupil Bulletin 8th September 2016

Sep 082016

On Tuesday 20th September all History S4 National 4/5 will sit an assessment on Free at Last.  As part of their preparation/homework they must hand in a detailed revision pack that day.

Sep 062016

We’re beginning to get into the swing of things.  Find out what Mrs Hollywood has to say. And following on from the Olympic games and not forgetting the upcoming Paralympics , if you’ve been inspired and want to take part in future games, discover what the PE dept has on offer. You’ll be head over heels at what’s on offer.

Finally, ” Hellooooo JOHNSTONE!” This is your opportunity to get on the radio. Are you more John Peel or are you like Annie Nightingale?  Myself I prefer Whispering Bob. – if you don’t know who these are, do yourself a favour use Google. Read on to find out what I’m talking about.

Pupil Bulletin 2nd September 2016



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