Roch report - Saint Roch`s Secondary School



Roch report - Saint Roch`s Secondary School
Roch Report
Issue 2
St Roch’s Feast day
The Archbishop of Glasgow
Most Rev Philip Tartaglia
Came to our school to bless our
Oratory and celebrate mass with
us on our Patron Saints feast day.
This was a great honour for
everyone within the Saint Roch’s
Anne Frank
Congratulations to all pupils who were
involved in the Anne Frank project
with-in our school.
This was a huge success, our students
escorted visitors and pupils through the
extraordinary hard life of Anne Frank .
Well Done
Abseiling from the Falkirk Wheel
“Why would someone who has a fear of heights agree to do a sponsored
abseil from the Falkirk Wheel?”
On a sunny Saturday afternoon at 2pm Mrs Zammit from our school office
agreed to do a sponsored abseil from the Falkirk Wheel in aid of Scottish
Huntington’s Association. (Brave Brave Lady) Well done
Pink Friday
Congratulations to Ms Meehan’s personal support class who raised over £444
on Friday 4th October in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Pupils organised a half non-uniform day, a coffee morning and a pink nail
painting session. A big thanks to everyone who contributed to this great
Great Scottish Run
• Pupils, staff, relatives and parents from St Roch’s
Secondary School turned out in numbers to
compete in the Great Scottish Run weekend of
• Saturday morning saw the roads around George
Square closed to host the Junior races with 3000
runners taking part over 3 races from toddlers to
Great Scottish Run
• In the junior 2.5km race the Gilbride brothers battled it out
and the sibling rivalry resulted in two top 30 finishes.
• Jonathon just sneaking over the finish line one second ahead
of Nicholas. Jonathon finished in 28th place overall in 9 min 13
sec and Nicholas in 29th place in 9 min 14 sec!
• In another family weekend first year pupil Joe Campbell had a
great result in his first Great Junior run finishing in 91st place
in 10 min 45 sec.
• It was a family affair as Joe’s dad was competing in the half
marathon on Sunday - finishing in a great time of 2 hours and
9 minutes.
Great Scottish Run
• Regular runners Joshua Donnelly, Daniel Haggerty and
Edith Kitumba continued to improve on the excellent
times they have set before.
• Daniel finish in 74th place in 10min 30 sec.
• Joshua smashed his time from last year by 3 min and
finished in 11 min 18 sec.
• Edith a great run finishing in 12 min 47 sec.
Great Scottish Run
• Moving on to Sunday,Edith’s brother Guilit was the star of St Roch’s finishing the
10km in a time of 34 min 57 sec his first 10km! At 17 this is remarkable giving him
18th place out of a field of 6000 runners!
• Nevertheless, the St Roch’s staff were not to be outdone by the pupils!
• First past the post was Mr Cameron at 48 min Mr Camerons wife also took part.
• Next was Miss Loughrey in a good time of 53min, despite having a stitch and
needing a ‘pit stop’ halfway round! Miss Loughrey was closely followed by Mrs
Farr in a great time of 55min.
• Miss Miller completed her first 10km in 1hr 7 min and has definitely caught the
running bug!
• Mrs Graham came in 1 h 11 min and her daughter Nicola stole a few metres in the
finishing straight to beat her mum by 40 seconds!
• Miss McBride had a great run in 1 hr 13 min and Mrs Gallagher had a fantastic run
in 1 hr 15 min.
Marathon Runners
• Finally the challenges of the 10 km were not enough for
some staff members with Mrs Forrester from the
Hearing Impaired Unit taking on the half marathon. She
finished in a fantastic time of 1 hr 58 min – smashing the
2 hour barrier.
• In an even more impressive challenge Deputy Head Mr
Donnelly ran in the Chester marathon and finished the
course in a very impressive 3 hr 22 min! All the hard
months of training have paid off.
• Congratulations to everyone who took part in running
events this weekend.
Confortti S1
• All our first year pupils +
some staff enjoyed a fun
filled fabulously relaxing
day at the Confortti
St Roch’s annual family ceilidh took place on Thursday
evening 10th October in the school hall. This was a
welcome ceilidh for all our new S1 pupils and their
families. As always this was a great success with many
local residents coming along to join in the fun.
Life Group
The Life Group attended the
Torchlight Procession on 24th
October to mark the 43rd
anniversary of the legalisation of
Abortion in the UK. Pupils took part
in a rosary at George Square,
processing to the Cathedral for Mass.
Halloween Disco

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