Glasgow City Council Welcome to Saint Roch's Secondary School

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NEWS AREA

Easter Holiday

 
The school will close on Friday 4 April 2014 at 2.30pm for the Easter holiday and will re-open on Tuesday 22 April 2014 at 8.50am.
 
If you require a replacement blazer for your child next term and you have not already ordered from the school office can you please order between Tuesday 22 April and Friday 25 April as there is a 12 week delivery schedule with our supplier.
 
Orders can be made between 9am and 3.30pm at the school office.
 
The school office will be CLOSED on Friday 4 April and during the Easter break due to refurbishment.
 
We wish all parents, carers and pupils a good holiday weekend
 

 BAD IDEAS
 
We are celebrating the tremendous success achieved by Shelby Johnston last night 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!
 
 

 
Theme for Next Week
Next week’s them will be focussed on another strand of our Lenten Preparations ‘Prayer’.

 S1 ‘Local Activities’ Day takes place on Thursday 24 April. This whole day event is based on finding out what activities/clubs/organisations are available in the North East area of the city. The aim is to promote youth groups etc to the pupils in an attempt to give them something to do after school and at the weekend which will hopefully involve good routines, voluntary activities and certificates of achievements.


 

 Young technologists of the Month - February (with Mr Megan)


   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next week’s them will be focussed on another strand of our Lenten Preparations ‘Prayer’.
 
 
 
 
 

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.

( see Gallery for more pictures)  

 


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.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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