Cluster Pupil Council Meeting a great success

Primary 6 and 7 Pupil council representatives met their cluster peers at Holyrood High yesterday and had a very informative and successful conversation about how children are involved in the life of the school. Mr Hunter, Headteacher at St Catherine’s, was delighted with the contribution from all our reps and thought the children were a credit to their cluster schools.

Aila-Noor worked with Mrs Wilson and other Pupil council reps to explore school mission statements whilst the other reps supported by staff and pupils from the High school shared examples of clubs after school, opportunities to learn about the world of work and how pupil voice is used in school.

Well done to all the St John’s Pupil Council representatives who attended yesterday, we are very proud of you all!

Pupil Councillors on book hunting expedition

Today all the pupil councillors went on a trip to Waterstones at Princess Street to get new books. When we arrived there we went up-stairs to look for books and the best part was we got to choose any book we wanted. We picked fact books and fiction books, we got to spend £500! It was so fun! After all our hard work we had a hot chocolate. It was so yummy! We were split into two groups and the other group had ice cream. Later we went down stairs and onto the mini bus back to school and that was the end of our pupil council trip to the book shop.

All Saints Feast Day Mass

This morning, staff and pupils joined parishoners in St Mary Magdalene’s RC church to celebrate the Feast of All Saints. The children sang beautifully and responded well throughout the mass. Children confidently offered answers to Father Jock’s questions and the pupil councillors read very proficiently on the altar. Primary 5 and 6 helped the younger children to and from mass and we managed to avoid much of the rain. Thank you to everyone in the parish who helped organise the mass and to the musicians who led the hymns today.