Following earlier social media reports of an alleged incident at the school, we would reassure parents and the local community that, the police have confirmed there has been no incident at the school.
The school were contacted this morning by a nearby resident claiming that some of his windows had been damaged by airgun pellets fired by a young person in school uniform.
We contacted the police as we would on any such alleged incident. The police are continuing to carry out enquiries.
We would stress there is no ongoing incident at the school.
Mr O'Neil, Wed Apr 20th
Pupils in S4,5 and 6 have been issued with supported study timetables for the next two weeks. Please encourage your son or daughter to attend.
Mr O'Neil, Mon Apr 18th
Orbit – Teenage Business Programme
A number of our senior pupils are currently working with Orbit. This is a business programme which mentors young people and allows them to create, run and manage their own business. On Monday 21 March the pupils got the opportunity to pitch their individual business ideas to Sir Tom Hunter. This provided a fabulous opportunity for the pupils to meet a hugely successful entrepreneur and hear his advice. Sir Tom was genuinely impressed by our pupils and I am sure this is an experience which will have a positive and lasting influence on them. More information about Orbit can be found at www.orbit-incubator.co.uk and photographs to follow.
Mr O'Neil, Thu Apr 7th
Mass during Lent
We will be celebrating mass during Lent at 8:30am on Tuesday mornings and at 12:25pm on Friday afternoons. These masses are open to staff, students and their families.
The first Tuesday mass will be on 23rd as the school is closed this Tuesday.
Mr O'Neil, Fri Feb 12th
S4 Parents' Evening
The S4 Parents' Evening takes place this Thursday, 18 February. All pupils have been issued with appointment sheets.
Mr O'Neil, Fri Feb 12th
St Benedict’s High School hosted its first ‘Business Brunch’ event on the 26 January 2016. This provided a platform to develop links for the school’s employability programme.
St Benedict’s reached out to its local community to seek help and they responded. A total of 24 different businesses braved the adverse weather conditions to attend this exciting and innovative event.
The school wanted to publicise both its Employability programme and the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) which the school offers to S3 pupils. The event featured short presentations from Head Teacher Mr O’Neil, Employability Project Leader Mrs Methven and YPI Coordinator Mr Andrew to inform the guests of how they could help the school.
The event provided an excellent networking opportunity not only for the school but for those in attendance as well.
The event received an overwhelmingly positive response from the guests and many are now keen to get involved with the school to help develop its young workforce.
Mr O'Neil, Sun Feb 7th
S2 Option Programme
All option forms and SDS interview forms should be returned by this Thursday 4 February.
Mr O'Neil, Tue Feb 2nd
Catholic Education Commission Open Forum
Archbishop Tartaglia invites you to participate in the next OPEN FORUM session of the Catholic Education Commission which will take place in St John's RC Academy, Dundee on the morning of Saturday 5th March 2016. Designed to provide the wider Catholic community with an opportunity to learn about developments affecting Catholic Education in Scotland, this session will focus on some new resources which have been developed to help teachers, parents and others to support the development of Catholic schools in Scotland.
Details of how to register for places can be found on the SCES website.
Mr O'Neil, Wed Jan 20th
S5/6 Parents' Evening
The S5/6 Parents' Evening takes place in the school this Tuesday, 12 January from 4:30pm until 7:00pm. Pupils have been issued with appointments sheets.
Representatives from Renfrewshire Council will be available to discuss Modern Apprenticeship opportunities.
Our Careers Advisor, Janet Craig from Skills Development Scotland will also be available to discuss possible careers.
We look forward to seeing you.
Mr O'Neil, Fri Jan 8th
The Parent Council will meet in the school this coming Monday, 11 January at 7pm. All parents are welcome.