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.
BAE Systems Engineering Apprenticeship Open Evening- Thursday 3rd November 2016.
Ideal for any young people interesting in finding out more about an apprenticeship in Engineering.
The event is open to individuals ages 16+ as well as interested parents, guardians and teachers. This time we are exclusively going to schools first before advertising externally to provide you with the opportunity to attend if you wish.
It’s the perfect opportunity for people to find out how to get started on a career in engineering. Attendees can meet some apprentices, graduates and experienced engineers, try out 3D visualisation technology, take a tour of the production areas where ships for the Royal Navy are currently under construction and also see the apprentice training centre.
If any pupils are interested in attending the event they can register for tickets by emailing email@example.com. Entry is by ticket only and registration must be completed by Friday 14 October.
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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
University of Edinburgh
University of Queen Margaret, Edinburgh
Open Day - University of Strathclyde
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