Jun 222016

Several pupils from J High competed as part of the Renfrewshire team at the recent West Central Schools Atheltics Championships. The event brings together the best athletes from Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and North Ayshire Councils.

Our pupils represented their region with distinction and secured many medals for the team. They should all be extremely proud to have been part of the district team, we’ll done!

Millie Spence- 1500m silver medalist


Iris Dickie- 300m gold and Relay bronze medalist


Struan Campbell- 1500m silver medalist


Lewis McPherson- 100m silver and relay bronze medalist


Mackenzi Cunningham- 100 / 200m gold and relay silver medalist


Jun 222016


‘Destiny’ the lion cub has now gone to “The Pride of Paisley” project with a full-on makeover from the Johnstone High School Art Department. The lion project will form part of the Summer Fun Campaign, the highlight of which will be 25 life-size lion sculptures, painted by local artists and schools.




The lions will be located around Paisley’s heritage trail for 10 weeks during summer. At the end of the event the schools can have their mini lions returned and the artists’ life size lions will be auctioned off where all monies raised will go to the Accord Hospice and St Vincent Hospice.




Paisley Museum’s very own “Buddy the Lion” has been the inspiration for this project. There will be, at some point, a trail map published where all the lions and mini lions can be found.  A big well done to 2p10 and the designer/painters: Sophie Pearce, Megan McCrory, Lydia McReavy, Millie Spence, Sam London, Aiden McHendry and Ruairi McKiernan.

Jun 082016

On Tuesday 31st May the school competed at the annual athletics event for schools in Renfrewshire. Pupils were selected on their performance during curricular Athletics work and recent fitness test scores. We had a great many successes on the day and a full run down of the results is listed below:

S1 Boys

Dan Auld- Long Jump Gold and 800m Silver

Struan Campbell- Triple Jump Gold and 1500m Silver

Lewis MacPherson- 100m Silver and High Jump Silver

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S1 Girls

Iris Dickie- 400m Gold and Triple Jump Bronze

Maria MacDonald- 100m Gold

Ellie McCrory- 800m Bronze

Millie Spence- 1500m Silver

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S2 Boys

Ben Laughlin- 100m Gold

Scott Simpson- High Jump Silver

Unfortunately the ceremony ran out of time and we do not have any photos of the individual prize winners.

S2 Girls

Melissa McConnachie- High Jump Bronze

Again no photo due to ceremony being cut short.

S3 Girls

Mackenzi Cunningham- 100m and 200m Gold


Congratulations again to all those who took part and represented their school with distinction!


May 182016

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)

Jack Vaughan

Kirsty Hiddleston

Hannah Leitch



Well done to our successful artists. It’s great to see the hard work of the pupils and staff in the department rewarded.

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 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!



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!


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