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news from the week ending 24-10-14

Here’s some news for the week ending 24/10/14:

 ·         On Thursday, National 4/5 PE classes were coached in volley ball by a visiting specialist from Volley ball development.


·         The non-uniform day on the last day before the October Holiday raised £326 for the Italy trip with a donation to the school fund too.


·         Mr Munro and Mrs King met with Parent Council on Wednesday night. They are planning a fund raiser for next year and granted the Sports Leaders request for some funding towards their polo shirts. One parent has agreed to attend a parent forum on Saturday ‘Beyond the BGE’ being held at the City Chambers.


·         The Sports Committee Meeting met on Wednesday after school to discuss the fantastic range of sport being offered in school and in the community. The suggestion of the school having a twitter account was made and will now be investigated.


·         The School Fund Committee met this week. Mr Dickie and Mrs Gallagher have the accounts in order and we explored ways to increase funds.


·         The girls Football Team had a successful evening where they won three games and drew only one. They also beat Holyrood who are top of the league 3:0!


·         The Lunchtime rowing club started yesterday with 11 S2-S3 pupils. We hope to enter a team into the indoor rowing competition next month.


·         The Badminton Club is up and running with 10 pupils from S3-S6 showing up on Monday night. Laura took the club as we still need a coach


·         Three S3 pupils have been invited to join a Problem Solving Task Day at Newlands Junior College (NJC) today. Their parents/carers are very supportive in the hope that the boys will be successful in being offered fulltime places at NJC.


·         Those involved in ski trip to Pila met with Mr Oberg and Mr Boland to finalising their plans for their trip which is now only 7 weeks away.


·         The funding for 2015 has been confirmed this week by the Trustees of the Scottish Power Foundation for the Outward Bound Programme to run again next year. This is great news and involves S2 working with 3 other schools and Loch Eil residential.


·         The school hosted a Digital Inclusion Week during the October holidays. This involved pupils from various primary schools, secondary schools, and community groups including The Jeely Piece Club and Jobs in Business Glasgow attendees on the Employability Stage 2 programme working together. In particular, 2 pupils from Castlemilk High gained delivery training and provided valuable support to the sessions throughout the week and their hours will be counted toward their Saltire Award for their volunteering efforts.


·         The Basketball Team won their 1st game last night against Motherwell Steel Men! Fantastic result! They won by 11 points the final score was 34-23.


·         Miss Rusk, our librarian, started a creative writers/film club this week with a group of S2 pupils entering the Scottish Book Trust 50 word competition.


·         The S3 Topical Scientists met with an outside speaker from GGC Land Services to learn about the most up to date information on recycling –what’s happening in Glasgow and across the world.


·         Three S2 Science classes had the opportunity to work with the OPAL – Open Air Laboratory – on Thursday – which they all enjoyed despite the rain.  A leech from Millport was discovered which Mrs Toal assures us has been returned!


·         Two S4 pupils attended the ‘Big Hospitality Conversation’ at the Marriot Hotel this week, organised by Mr Coyle.