Celebrating Success
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Recognising and supporting our young people’s achievement within school and in the wider community develops:
          • their confidence and motivation
          • allows them to reflect on the skills they have developed

Achievement covers a wide range of activities:
          • hobbies and interests, such as participating in a sport
          • youth work
          • volunteering
          • caring for a relative
          • activities they undertake in the life of the school or community
          • recognised awards or programmes, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award

To assist in recording and highlighting these achievements the school has set up a simple online form.
This form can be completed by a pupil, parent/carer or activity leader who wants to announce or promote a child’s achievement.

To access the online form please use the link provided below


The achievements will be highlighted in a number of ways throughout the school year, including newsletters and bulletins
and will initially be promoted through the celebrating success school twitter account.


Tell us about an achievement.


 Amy McKee 2D

Congratulations to Amy McKee who plays District Netball.
Amy has been playing for under 15’s Glasgow netball team since August 2017.

A fantastic achievement, well done Amy.

Michael Ruiz Gilmour 2F1

Congratulations to Michael Ruiz Gilmour who plays the drums and has recently achieved grade 1 and is regularly Involved in various performances.

Well done Michael.

Aidan Sharkey 2C

Congratulations to Aidan Sharkey in second year who plays golf at Torrance House Golf Club.
As a member of the junior team he has received 2 trophies for 2017 and previously 1 trophy for 2016.

Good luck for the coming season Aidan

Sophie Wallace of 1B

Congratulations to Sophie Wallace of 1B who has achieved the status of Black Belt at Taekwon-Do.

Sophie attends Master Hutton's Black Belt Academy and has been involved in Taekwon-Do since she was four years old. Committing to a training regime that involves five or six sessions a week Sophie has also had to study the theory of Taekwon-Do to attain the Black Belt grade. Her parents and all at St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School are very proud of this achievement.

Well Done


Jack McGleish is off to NASA!
Last session Jack McGleish beat off stiff competition to earn himself a place at Strathclyde University’s Scottish Space School. Every summer 100 successful S5 Scottish school pupils attend a week-long residential summer school at the University. The programme for the week is made up of a mix of lectures, labs and workshops on a space theme and it is delivered by academics and researchers from the Faculty, as well as visiting NASA representatives.
Following the week, 10 of the students are chosen for a once in a lifetime visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Our very own Jack McGleish made it into the top 10! Jack will be off to Houston from the 20th to the 29th of October. We are sure he will have an amazing time and be an excellent ambassador for our school.
Well done Jack, the Physics Department are very proud.

Hockey success
Andrew Lochrin (S5) has been selected to play Hockey for Scotland Under 18s in the Futures Cup. Well done Andrew and good luck! 

Kelvingrove Art Gallery Competition
The following pupils took part in the annual Kelvingrove Art Gallery Competition the 16th May and have had their artwork recognised. 
COMMENDED CERTIFICATES – Emma Lamont, Kian Daniels, Ciara Briody, Emma Graham

Rowing Success
Congratulations to Nia Struthers who won her first rowing medal in the U18 Pairs at Strathclyde Park rowing meeting

SLC Enterprising Maths Competition
Congratulations to the following 4 pupils -Cian Toner 3F, Sean Harkin 3D, Clare Brolly 4G, Beth Farr 4G, who came 1st in South Lanarkshire at the SLC Enterprising Maths Competition. They will now compete in the Nationals in October.

Congratulations to the S1-S3 Girls football team who swept all aside to win the Summer Cup 5 a side trophy at Hamilton Palace Grounds. 
Morgan O’Neill, Stephanie McDermott, Alex McInulty, Lucy Sullivan, Erin Shanahan, Maria McAneny, Chloe Kennedy, Kayla Welsh, Nicole Everett

Congratulations to the following pupils who won the Badminton lunchtime club tournaments that have taken place throughout the year:
Runners up section winners – Doubles – Jeffin Kadapurath 3F & Febi Johnson 3F
Winners section winners – Doubles – Callen Brown 1G & Louis Blake 1G
Winner Tournament 1 – Singles – Rudy Brown 2B
Winner Tournament 2 – Singles – Callum Lee 2B
Champion v Champion Final – Singles – Callum Lee 2B

Modern Languages Word Wizard Competition
Prior to the holidays we received word that Ava Byrne and Lewis Byrne (both S1) had reached the final of the Word Wizard spelling bee competition for Modern Languages. This means that both pupils are now amongst the top five competitors in Scotland, a tremendous achievement.
The prestigious national final will be held at the Scottish Parliament building in May.
Honourable mention goes to S2 competitors Rudy Brown, Lisa Caffrey and Sean Harkin as well as S1’s Aidan Johnstone, all of whom managed to reach the semi-final of the competition - another fantastic feat for the school.
All pupils were a credit to the school and put on impressive displays of their skills and knowledge during their respective heats.

Scottish Under 16 Rugby Squad
Congratualtions to Matthew Fletcher who has been chosen for the Scotland Under 16 Squad

Scottish Space School 2017
Congratulations to Jack McGleish of S5 who has been successful in his application to the Scottish Space School 2017.
The Space School programme is an opportunity for the pupils who attend to participate in a number of engineering-based activities, all of which are aimed at increasing the awareness of engineering and the career opportunities available.
It is a one week residential programme run by the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. Each year 100 S5 pupils from schools all over Scotland attend the programme and stay on the University campus for the week.

Junk Kouture 2017
Yesterday Bronagh Miller and Lauren Wilcox S3 attended the Grand Finals of the Junk Kouture Scotland Competition in the Clyde Auditorium. Bronagh and Lauren were a delight to be with, practicing the routine and make up styles throughout the day, they did our school proud. Bronagh performed her routine just after the interval about 8:30 showcasing her outfit Siren of the Sea on the catwalk for 60 secs in perfect timing to 3,000 people at the Clyde Auditorium!

For the 3rd year in a row our school has won the Micro-Tyco award for fundraising.
Secondary Schools:
1st: St Andrew's and St Bride's High School, East Kilbride £4,006.85
2nd: Alperton Community School, London £3,318.26
3rd: La Châtaigneraie (International School of Geneva), Geneva £2,504.00
A huge congratulations to all the teachers and pupils who have been involved and for everyone who supported their entrepreneurial talents.
All money raised goes to The Wildhearts Foundation

Sea Cadets
Congratulations to our own Andrew Muir (S3) for winning the Most improved Cadet Award.

Donald Dewar Memorial Law Society Debating Competition
Congratulations to Caitlin McPhillie and Emma Barrie in S5 who last night qualified for the 2nd round of the Donald Dewar Memorial Law Society Debating Competition. They went through in the face of 3 very talented teams from Holy Cross and Biggar High School.

South Lanarkshire Council’s Youth Action Plan 2016-2017
The South Lanarkshire Council’s Youth Action Plan 2016-2017 was launched at council headquarters on Thursday 17/11/16. 
Our own Jasmine Erdi,2F, was the main presenter along with a contribution from Chloe Carmichael, 4B. 
The project was also supported by 3 members of our pupil council group. Harry Mulvey, Beth Cushley and Gregor Frame. 
More information can be found be searching facebook or twitter

Boxing Success
A big congratulations to Chloe Bodwick (S1), Anthony O'Neil (S4) and Ryan Barden (Former pupil) who won the Scottish Boxing titles at the Novice Championships last weekend. 
Chloe and Anthony won their contests by stopping their opponents in the 2nd round.

Association of Scottish Literature Society’s Young Writers Competition Winner
Congratulations to Beth Farr 3G for winning this year’s Association of Scottish Literature Society’s Young Writers Competition. This is a national competition open to all Scottish pupils in S1 and S2. Beth wrote a wonderful short story and very deservedly won the first prize. She will be presented with her winning certificate and £100 at the annual conference in October as well as having her story published in ScotLit and The Burns Chronicle. 
Well done, Beth!

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