On Tuesday morning, April 28th, some Head Teachers from Tianjin, China came to Queen Margaret to meet with some staff and see the great work that has been taking place within the South Ayrshire Mandarin Hub. Some primary pupils from St Patrick's, St John's and Sacred Heart and a small number of S1 pupils were involved in welcoming our guests.
The Workout Graduation ceremony will take place at the Princess Royal Suite, Ayr Racecourse on Thursday 23rd April. The nine successful pupils will be accompanied by Mrs Paterson and Mrs Happs.
Undernoted is the running order for the Graduation Ceremony. The Provost and Leader will present the pupils with their certificates. The running order is as follows:
I am sure that you will all join with me in congratulating the pupils for their efforts this year. It has been very rewarding to see the pupils achieve a successful outcome and it will hopefully provide them with many necessary skills for work
Duke of Edinburgh
The following pupils will be out of School on Thursday 23rd-24th April for their practice
Thursday 30th -1st of May for their qualifier
S6 Photos & Band Winners photos
The proofs are now available to view on the photographer’s website www.airimage.co.uk
Click above the main picture on the home page to go to the galleries section, where you should select Proofing and you will find your photos there. The password is CRESSWELL
S6 pupils will be given a copy of one of the prints as a Graduation gift, however, pupils may order any copies they wish directly form the photographer’s website.
SCIAF Talent Show
Well done to 1M1 who raised £15.43 for SCIAF in their RE lesson by having a class talent show. Amazing talent was shown from singing, playing the flute, a duet on trumpet and cornet, a dance duet and our very own judges with Ben Donoghue doing a very convincing Simon Cowell all introduced by Euan Ramsay aka Dermot O’Leary. A wonderful afternoon was had by all. The winners will be announced this week with certificates presented by Sophie Tse (one of the judges)
S2 DAY RETREAT REPORT – FRIDAY 27 MARCH
Pupils attended a number of different sessions throughout the day in a variety of locations including the English Open Area, Library, Oratory and RE Department.
We welcomed 5 members of the NET (National Evangelisation Teams). This is a Catholic Youth Ministry initiative in which young people evangelise other young people.
The team members used a variety of different elements including games, music, drama, personal testimonies and prayer
The message they have to deliver is a simple one which encourages young people to love Jesus and embrace the life of the Church.
Another welcomed visitor was Mark Booker of SCIAF. Mark has been involved in our day retreats over the last couple of years. He spoke about SCIAF’s work especially in terms of their present Campaign promoting Women’s rights in Africa. The pupils took part in a few active quiz exercises to see what our pupils knew about this and other related issues.
They also wrote prayers for the after watching a reflective video clip
Mrs Hutchison led a session which focused on Music, particularly lively and active religious songs. The pupils had an enjoyable time singing and dancing in praise of God.
Anne Pratchett of our Chaplaincy Team led a Meditation on the Death of Jesus. Meditations are always popular with pupils who love the peace and spiritual refreshment that they bring. Maybe we should include something similar for staff the next time we have a health and well-being inset.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Michael Pratchett also of our Chaplaincy Team led a session which again considered the passion and death of Jesus in relation to the Catholic practice of praying the, stations of the cross.
After discussing something of what Jesus had to go through pupils then went onto a computer to work on their own powerpoint presentation of the stations of the cross
Sister Gloria sent the following photographs. There seems to be a real buzz about the place. I hope you enjoy the evidence of what our efforts are helping to achieve.Some of the pictures are self-explanatory, but I'll add Sr. Gloria's input.
· Medical check outreach on World Day for the Sick
· Deworming clinic for children
· Typical bags of rice and beans supplied from and to the
· Sr. Gloria helping to feed some children
** Sr. Gloria indicated that the mother of these young people had a very difficult ceasarean section and had
to be kept in hospital for several weeks. As a result the children had to drop out of school because the
family could no longer pay the school fees. It seems that with funds
from the Friends of Badagry the children are able to attend school,
because their mother is being employed by the clinic and can now afford the school fees.
SCIAF Dodgeball Tournament