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News from the week ending 7/11/14


An update of the week,


·        Another S5 pupil has started her Modern Apprenticeship with Social Work Services and is caring for the elderly in Corkerhill Day Centre.


·        The Blairvadach Adventure Race Team (they were 2nd ) received their prize this week by having a free kayaking experience at the Pinkston Water Sports Centre.


·        Mrs Guthrie passed on her thanks to everyone who has contributed to the food bank request.


·        The school received a very complimentary letter from Mr McLachlan, who refereed the senior pupils match against St MMs last Thursday:


in a very competitive game which ended, appropriately with honours even, the outstanding feature of the encounter was the boys’ excellent sportsmanship – behaviour which reflects very well on their school., family, community and teachers in charge of the teams”



·        S4 Parents Night was held this week.


·        As part of a Glasgow-wide initiative by Skills Development Scotland, S3 took part in Work-based Learning workshops on Wednesday . They were being introduced to the ideas around Modern Apprenticeships.  Arnorld Clark, NHS, an engineering company and Mr Coyle were some of the contributors .


·        The following pupils performed at The Jewish Centre in Giffnock with Mrs McKenna and Mrs Makar on Thursday afternoon. They gave outstanding performances, had the audience singing along and have been invited back at Christmas. They made such a good impression that the head of centre gifted them all with £5!


·        An S1 pupil has made a presentation at each assembly this week to promote the collection of Flora and Lurpak foil tops towards free tablets. All her own initiative.


·        Good news for an S4 pupil – “……he will finish up with us (Rathbone) this Friday.  He has completed his qualifications and had his work experience in Subway.  The employer has given positive feedback by stating he has exceeded their expectations.  He has done so well that they are offering him a position as team member.” 


·        Good news too for another S4 pupil – he successfully completed the Employability Fund Mechanics programme with TIGERS, and has started a full time job with East End Tyres, where he did his placement.


·        Three S4 pupils have started at Newlands Junior College on Thursday. “They have made a spectacularly positive start. Everyone has arrived, settled in, had breakfast and are off completing tasks.”


·        Remembrance assemblies have been held all week by Sarah, the chaplain, showing some emotive film, Lest we forget.


·        Two brother, S3 and S6,  have been putting the skiers through their paces to build up fitness for the December ski-trip


·        Good luck to the staff going to the ‘closing down’ of the School Outdoor Centre and q safe journey there and back.


·        Again another week with lots of supported study going on - Biology Breakfast started this week – and the great range of extra-curricular activities which have taken place demonstrating our continued commitment to CHS pupils.