Tuesday 23 September 2014
Mrs Knapp has issued the S1 Tracking Reports to pupils.
- One Parent Families Scotland is now holding a surgery from our Glasgow City Council High Street office every Wednesdays; they can help lone parents with a range of advice, such as, financial, childcare, employability and fuel advice.
- Our website and facebook page has been updated with loads of money saving tips. If you have a school website you might like to include this link:
- We are now working in partnership with Drumchapel & Scotwest Credit Union and can open accounts for customers to set up savings accounts directly with the Credit Union. Scotwest have the Christmas Club savings account and also do a Young Scots account where the kids can earn points on their Young Scots Card; all they have to do is keep a minimum of £1 in their account.
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We will 'Roch' you!
The project was developed as part of the etwinning pilot in Glasgow and was intended to create links between the young people from Glasgow and their counterparts in Sagrada Familia school in Barcelona and to allow them to offer each other real insight into their lives and local environment and to highlight the aspects of their cities which matter most to them.
It aims to enhance the global awareness of young people, embed International Education into the curriculum, motivate pupils to learn about the rights and responsibilities of Global Citizenship and develop partnership working at a local level.
The Judges commented that there was a good range of subject areas and the project exemplified an innovative dimension of community partnership working (Housing Associations in Glasgow and Sagrada), as well as strong evidence of real use and development of the Housing Association partnership.
The project was motivating for students and relevant to current and "real-time" planning and development of space with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It "has given insight into the future of Glasgow".
The project embodies concrete learning and progressing investment in and "ownership" of local environment, which includes Research Visits.
There was good integration into school activities from football to animation clubs.
It meets Curriculum for Excellence criteria and is an exciting and relevant project with bite!
Acting Headteacher Rita Knapp says 'this showcases the value of developing dynamic and successful partnerships and was driven forward by the hard work of staff and pupils across all stages of St Roch's.'
We are celebrating the tremendous success achieved by Shelby Johnston at the SECC, as part of the Bad Ideas Youth Enterprise Competition. Shelby made a five minute presentation to three judges in front of several hundred people. There were 45 competitors originally, from whom five finalists were selected. Shelby was second overall and won a thoroughly deserved prize. Shelby also thanked her teachers for all their support and revealed that she had drafted in her ICT and HE teachers as part of her business plan!
Patronal Feast Day
His Grace Archbishop Philip Tartaglia joined local clergy, staff, pupils, Maureen McKenna and many other visitors from all walks of life as our school community celebrated the feast day of our patron, Saint Roch.
During this special day His Grace formally opened and blessed the new school oratory during a short service before celebrating Mass in the assembly hall, during which he acknowledged the significant contribution that parishioners from our community have made over the years to the Catholic Church in Scotland; and speaking fondly of growing up nearby in Dennistoun, His Grace informed the congregation that his father, Guido, was in fact a former pupil of Saint Roch’s.
Joining the celebrations were pupils of Saint Roch’s Primary school and their head teacher, Mrs. McNulty.
Afterwards, pupils and visitors joined together with members of the local community to enjoy some refreshments and treats to mark this special occasion.
The Chaplaincy team would like to thank all who attended and who participated in the organising of this special day.
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Deaf sailor Gerry Hughes completes epic solo voyage around the world
He has had to overcome rough seas, faulty equipment and his own deafness but Gerry Hughes is now celebrating after completing a record solo voyage.
The 55-year-old Saint Roch's science teacher became the first deaf person to sail around the world single-handedly – and one of only 300 sailors to complete the feat.
Hundreds of admirers lined Troon Marina in South Ayrshire to watch him return more than eight months and 51,500km (32,000 miles) since he set off in his boat Quest III. ‘It has been a lifelong ambition to sail around the world so it is difficult at the moment to comprehend what I have finally achieved,’ Mr Hughes said.
‘The last eight months have been amongst the toughest of my life but despite all the challenges of the expedition, it has been a period I have thoroughly enjoyed.
‘Sailing has always been my first love and it provided a real escape from my deafness when I was a youngster.’ Mr Hughes was introduced to sailing by his father as a two-year-old and wanted to sail around the since he was 14.
The married father-of-two set off on his fraught voyage around the five capes on September 1.
On one leg his boat even capsized as a result of massive waves. He has also suffered continued problems with his onboard electronic equipment. He was able to communicate with 3,000 supporters on his Facebook page.
His wife Kay, 47, was ‘overwhelmed and immensely proud’ of his feat.