A big thank you to the St. Roch's Secondary Parent Teacher Council who made a successful application to the Trades House of Glasgow Commonwealth Fund. The finance will be used to contribute to the production of 'Grease' which takes place in St. Roch's Secondary School on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th June 2016. Cast from the show were presented with the cheque from the Deacon Convener at a special awards ceremony in the Trade Hall in Glasgow. They were accompanied by Ms Simpson and Ms Hewitt from the Parent Teacher Council.
ATTENTION ALL S4 and S5 pupils
Just in case you are unaware, the expression of interest Survey Monkey form for next terms college options is live on the Glasgow Online website
Can you please let your pupils know that if they are interested then they should fill out the Level 4-7 Survey on this page
The survey closes at the end of March and we will let you or your pupils know at that time what option they have been successful in gaining a place on in order for them to complete the College participation form
Under-18's St Roch's Panthers Basketball Team, winners of the Glasgow and Surrounding Areas Senior Boys League competition after remaining undefeated throughout the season.
S3 prefects with Archbishop Tartaglia @ Secondary Schools Mass
Recently, S5/6 Higher Modern Studies pupils from Saint Roch’s Secondary were given
the opportunity to travel to Edinburgh for an exciting visit to the Scottish Parliament
to take part in First Minister’s question time.
The event planned and organised by the Social Subjects Department, gave every pupil,
during this trip, the opportunity to sit in on First Minister’s Question Time where they
witnessed a very heated debate about the on-going problems and policies in Scottish
They were also given an in-depth tour of the Parliament whilst learning about its history,
but more importantly, had the chance to meet the First Minister – Nicola Sturgeon – herself.
The First Minister gave up her own time to sit with the pupils and answer any questions the pupils had. Everyone had the opportunity to take photos, ask her questions about recent news media and their assignment topics, but more importantly what they had witnessed during question time.
All pupils were highly interactive and commended as great ambassadors for the school and had made a very good impression on the First Minister.
Exciting and appealing, the event was a valuable experience and it was fantastic to acknowledge and observe pupils getting involved and broadcasting their own opinions on Scottish politics.
Career Ready UK
Two senior pupils from St Roch’s RC Secondary are undertaking a 2 year programme through Career Ready UK aimed at enhancing employability skills and become ‘career ready.’ Emma Rose Forster and Sarah Lewsley (pictured above with GCC Chief Executive Annemarie O’Donnell) started the programme last year and it runs through to 2016.
Each of the girls has undertaken a 4 week internship working with Glasgow City Council and are now paired up with personal mentors who will support them through to the conclusion of the programme.
Sarah worked with the Invoice Processing Team and Emma Rose worked in a variety of teams including Accounts Payable, Payroll Support and HR Transactions. During the final week of their internship, each girl made a presentation to the leadership team outlining their experience and aligning it with their own plans for development moving forward.
The girls were, as always, a credit to the school and have gained invaluable experience of today’s workplace. Career Ready? They are now!
Congratulations to Kieran McLaughlin of S3. Kieran won the Power Transformation mini challenge working in partnership with Dell by engaging with a problem in his community and inventing a creative technological solution. Power Transformation were very impressed with his idea of oxygen zones to help stop the public’s health being damaged by pollution. It was original, professionally presented, and addressed a prominent issue: how pollution has an adverse effect on our communities, not just plant or non-human animal based ecosystems. Well Done Kieran!
S4 Collection for Calais second hand clothes