This week has been full of achievements! S6 Badge Holders organised a range of lunchtime activities for Sports Relief. Monday started with Crazy Hair Day and face painting, Tuesday was a Triathlon event, Wednesday was the Hula Hoop Challenge and Beat the Goalie, Thursday S1-3 Basketball Tournament and Friday S4-6 Basketball Tournament. Pupils contributed 20p to take part in events and all money collected will be donated to Sport Relief.
On Thursday this week, our dancers were competing in the Renfrewshire Dance Competitions. Our junior team wowed the judges and came in at a very respectable 2nd place. Our seniors won! Congratulations to all the young people involved and a big thanks to Miss MacDonald who works with the groups every week and encourages them to take part. You can see some footage on our twitter feed.
Gleniffer HS cross-country competition took place on Thursday also. The results are:
S1 Boys S2 Boys
1st – Jamie Hartley (Glen) 1st – Blair Devine (Glen)
2nd – Aaron Stirling (Thornly) 2nd – Matthew Gemmell (Glen)
3rd – Owen Ferguson (Brodie) 3rd – Aiden Brady (Brodie)
S3 Boys Boys Overall House Winners
1st – Lewis Hannigan (Glen) 1st Glen, 2nd Moredun, 3rd Thornly and 4th Brodie
2nd – Michael Holmes (Glen)
3rd – Matthew Nicol (Thornly)
S1 Girls S2 Girls
1st – Erin English (Brodie) 1st – Jazmine Moore (Moredun)
2nd – Sophie Allan (Brodie) 2nd – Holly Reid (Thornly)
3rd – Orla Kidd (Glen) 3rd – Kristen Scott (Thornly)
S3 Girls Girls Overall House Winners
1st – Ola Zurakowska (Moredun) 1st Brodie, 2nd Thornly, 3rd Moredun, 4th Glen
2nd – Ebo Anyebe (Brodie)
3rd – Poppy McCusker (Moredun)
Well done to everyone who took part!
Our chaplaincy team were in school this week delivering a “Walk Through Easter”. Pupils attended workshops, which shared with them the events and messages surrounding Easter.
Our Education Manager spent Tuesday in GHS observing learning and teaching, and meeting with young people and staff. It was wonderful to be able to highlight the quality teaching and learning which takes place in our classes every day. She commented on how calm and quiet the school was, but also noticed a real buzz in classes with a wide variety of activities taking place. A full report will be issued in due course but needless to say, I am very happy with how the visit went.
Our Student Council met on Friday afternoon. They are helping me with Pupil Equity Fund consultation as well as working on developing their own award for the S1-3 Certificate of Merit. In the Year of Young People #YOYP2018 they think it’s important that young people celebrate each other too. Planning is underway!
We are collecting Easter Eggs or other chocolate items to donate to Foodbank next week. Pupils can donate something as part of non-uniform day next week; however, donations can be handed in at any time.
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