Following interviews held on Tuesday 28 October 2014 Mr Stephen Stone (Depute Head Teacher St Paul’s High School) has been appointed as Head Teacher of St Roch’s Secondary school.
Mr Stone will take up his appointment on January 5th 2015.
Acting Head Teacher
Theme for the week: Aim High
St Andrews Hospice
We have received a certificate from St Andrew’s Hospice thanking us for our donation of £155. Thanks to Mr Megan and his team for this.
Thanks to Miss Gemmell, Mr McPherson and Miss Seeds for organising last weeks literacy events. Everyone appreciated the opportunity to increase their reading and thoroughly enjoyed the activities in the Literacy Carousel.
Senior Phase Award Ceremony
Takes place on Wednesday 26th November from 7pm until 9pm at the latest. Main ceremony should be finished for about 8pm then there is the usual buffet.
Technical Dept _ Pupil of the Month for November
John Lewis Carol Singers
Saint Roch’s are introducing a sport council. One boy and one girl will be selected from each year group so the pupils will have a voice on all PE, Physical activity and sport matters.
What does this involve and what are my responsibilities?
-Sports Captains will be involved in working closely with the P.E department
-You will also be responsible for promoting sports within school by making assembly presentations for extra circular and circular activities.
-You will also research what pupils within your year group have sporting achievements that deserve to be recognised on the PE WALL OF FAME!!!
-Attend monthly meetings to discuss ideas on how to improve sport in SRS
-Help promote sports day, sports trips and other successful events
- 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.'
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.