Recruitment Event - City of Glasgow College, City Campus, Thursday 23rd Feb 2pm-7pm (Drop In Sessions)
- New S4 (current S3)
- New S5 (current S4)
- New S6 (to pass details on of their college experiences on Tuesdays/Thursdays)
who are looking to select a college course as part of their school timetable after summer. The drop in afternoon will allow you to explore the courses on offer and discuss with the different colleges involved.
For more details, see Gillian in the Career's room.
Broadcast Operator Apprenticeships @ BBC (Various Locations)
UK media jobs & paid internships in TV (runners, production crew) Journalism (editorial assistants, reporters), PR & more. Advice for graduates & students.
City of Glasgow college applications.
If your applying for for a full time course commencing 28 August 2017 applications will open from January 25th 2017. see link below
News from Parent Council
The bingo evening was a success and approx. £160 was raised.
A big thanks to everyone who contributed.
TESCO Bags of Help - Grant Ref No: 7069
Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations!
WOW, we came first and will get £12,000
"We are delighted to let you know that following the Tesco Bags of Help vote in your local Tesco stores, your project came first and has been chosen by Tesco Customers to receive a grant award of £12,000.00!"
Voting was held at Tesco stores between Monday 31st October 2016 and Sunday 13th November 2016 and proved to be hugely successful with over 6 million votes being cast by Tesco Customers across England, Scotland and Wales.
Modern Apprenticeship opportunity with the NHS.
Modern Apprentice in Orthothics - Orthotics Techical Assistant Information Event - Registration Essential
12th December Gartnaval General Hospital
Nursery Nurse Modern Apprenticeship with Childcare Management: Enchanted Forest Management.
Apply on website: www.childcaremanagementcompany.co.uk
Meet the School Parent Council
Funding we have secured and paid out over the last year or so
£4000 secured to assist with London trip June 2015
Successful Table Top sale. Raised just over £300 for Costa Rica Trip – November 2015
£100 secured to assist with the Senior Citizen Christmas Lunch December 2015
£400 secured for Panto Trip December 2015
£500 secured to assist with Grease Production – June 2016
£4000 secured to assist with the Costa Rica Trip – June 2016
£2500 secured to assist with school garden project
Awarded from own funds:-
£100 to 2 pupils travelling to Lourdes 2015
£100 towards Grease Production
Senior Citizen Christmas Lunch 2015 – paid balance
£400 towards school trip to Paris
Supported purchase of school hoodies for 6th year pupils
2 x £20 vouchers at awards ceremony 2015 & 2016
S5/S6 Careers - Social Mobility Foundation Programme.
The Social Mobility Foundation are running a programme aimed at S5 pupils hoping to achieve ABBB by the end of 6th year. The programme will provide each young person with a business mentor and paid work experience in a top company from 11 different career sectors. Closing date for applications is 19th December 2016. See Gillian Ferguson in the Career's Base for more information. For more information go to http://www.socialmobility.org.uk/
Glasgow Life Job Vacancies
Sophie Thomson & Yusuf Mohamud have been confirmed as the hosts for the Glasgow City Council National Holocaust Memorial Day service on the 27/1/17 at the City Chambers. They will be coordinating the whole service and have also been asked to take the Lessons from Auschwitz presentation as well after Georgie and Catriona performed so well at last years’ service. It is a fantastic opportunity for Sophie and Yusuf who will be great ambassadors for the school.
Congratulations to Ben Matovu who won the Power Transformation Challenge.
Powering Transformation is a programme developed by The Transformation Trust, and supported by Dell. This exciting programme gave pupils an opportunity to identify a local issue whether it was in school or in the community and come up with an IT based Solution. The challenge was run for 4 weeks with Ms Hanif and Dell Volunteers assisted. Every pupil participated very well in it and there were many fantastic ideas to solve many issues that affect our everyday lives.
Saint Roch's Harriers - Great Scottish Run
Well done everybody. Great effort.
The Bike Station Academy is a project focused on training young people between the ages of 15 - 21. St Rochs became involved in this project last year with four pupils completing the award. The group are trained in fields such as cycle mechanics and enterprise skills. The Bike Station are aiming to help them set up a community bike hub which can cater for the local area and promote cycling to the people that live there.
GO for it
Saint Roch's Choir
Bags of Help Initiative
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative across Scotland. The scheme will see three community groups and projects (and we're one of them!) awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Greenspace Scotland are working with Groundwork to support Scottish communities.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.
The public will now vote in store from 31 October to 13 November on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.
You can vote for St Roch's in store and the pupils of the school will benefit directly from this initiative.
See the Bags of Help website - www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
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