Students from St. Ninian’s have been having success in many competitons and activities recently. I was very pleased to see the school covered in bunting during Fairtrade fortnight as our students and staff took a lead in “taking a step” in the right direction to help others around the world.
Connected with this theme we saw the in house competition to choose a representative team to compete with other Island Schools in the year 12 Charity Challenge Competition. The teams represented charities like Drop Inn Ministries, Tackle Africa and Manasvi. Students outlined the charities they represented and how they supported the Millennium Development Goals. It was a very enjoyable evening and on the night the winning team was that representing Manasvi. We wish them all the best for the final to be held at the Manx Museum on the evening of Wednesday 21st. March.
In addition to the above some of our Science students have won through to the final of the Conrad Spirit of Achievement Awards final in California later this month and in early April. This is a fantastic achievement for Team Foogle as they go to compete with schools from the USA in the final. This is quite remarkable as our team in one sense is representing the rest of the world in this technolgoical competition to be the “best of the best” as the Conrad foundation describe it. A photo is attached of the team.
We have also had through some very pleasing year 10, 11, 12 and 13 GCSE and A level exam results from the January modular exams. Hopefully this will spur the students on to even greater success this summer. Parents can expect texts and emails soon outlining the revision classes on offer for all subjects this summer.
Our sports teams continue to produce great results. Finals will be played in a number of competitions over the next few weeks and I hope to update you as to how we do.
Finally, having spoken so much about success in competitions I feel I must make one final point. Our view is that everyone who works hard to succeed showing determination and makes progress is a success. We feel it important to appreciate the journey we are all on in life and celebrate when development is clearly made. As such, I encourage all in our community to appreciate every success, no matter how small. As the old saying goes “Success breeds Success” and I personally would like to think this is very true of St. Ninian’s High School at present.
Above: Team Foogle. Beth Quayle, Abigail Verschueren, Adam Creamore, Erin McMaster, Maria Hull.