St Luke's High School


St Luke's High School

Infobox UK school
name = St Luke's High School


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type = Public, Secondary
religion = Roman Catholic
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street = Springfield Road
city = Barrhead
county = East Renfrewshire
country = Scotland
postcode = G78 2SG
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enrollment = 600 +
gender = co-educational
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 19
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free_label_1 = Attendance
free_1 = 92.7% (2004/2005)
free_label_2 = Free School Meals
free_2 = 15.4%
free_label_3 = Feeder Schools
free_3 = St John's, St Mark's, St Thomas'
website = http://www.ea.e-renfrew.sch.uk/stlukes/
website_name = Official site

St Luke's High School is a secondary school situated in the Auchenback area of Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, in the Greater Glasgow area. The school is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Mrs Patricia Scott is the current head teacher, recently succeeding Mr John Fitzpatrick, who is now the current head teacher of Williamwood High School, also in East Renfrewshire. The school focuses on its Catholic ethos in teaching, and its close relationship with the communities of Barrhead and Neilston, as well as areas further afield including Paisley, Pollok, Glenburn and Uplawmoor.

Associated Primary Schools

Also known as "feeder" schools, they include:
* St John's Primary School, Commercial Road, Barrhead.
* St Mark's Primary School, Roebank Drive, Barrhead.
* St Thomas' Primary School, Broadlie Road, Neilston.

Associated Churches

* St John's Church, Aurs Road, Barrhead.
* St Thomas' Church, 70 Main Street, Neilston.

Head Boy & Head Girl

The head pupils are decided by 'democratic' vote; any S6 pupil can run an election campaign prior to a ballot vote. All S5 pupils, S6 pupils and teachers can vote for a male candidate and a female candidate. The male and female candidates with the most votes achieve the titles of head pupils. The votes for session 2008/09 resulted in Jake Millar being named Head Boy and Maria Kerr as Head Girl.

Head Boys Emereti:

2007/08 - Jack Jordan2006/07 - Josh Polson2005/06 - Paul O'Kane2004/05 - Christopher Geddes2003/04 - Iain Harrison2002/03 - Christopher McGovern2001/02 - Martin McInnes2000/01 - Brian Smith

Head Girls Emereti:

2007/08 - Emma Johnstone2006/07 - Carlyn Coyle2005/06 - Teresa Wong2004/05 - Emma Nicholson2003/04 - Ann Marie Locherie(resigned Jan '04) Natalie Hamilton2002/03 - Kim Gillies2001/02 - Jennifer Mitchell2000/01 - Mairi Louise Hickey

Uniform

Junior School

The S1-S4 pupils have a set uniform which must be worn by the pupils during school time and also in some extra-curricular events.
* White shirt
* Junior school tie
* Green school jumper / Green school tank top
* Black trousers / skirt
* Black shoes
* School blazer

enior school

The S5 and S6 pupils have a set uniform which must be worn by the pupils during school time and also in some extra-curricular events. Although regulation is less strict, it is expected that the senior school set an example to younger years.
* White shirt
* Senior school tie
* Green school jumper / Green school tank top
* Black trousers / skirt
* Black shoes
* School blazer

Notable incidents

2005 Fire

Extensive damage had been done to the kitchen facilities and drama department of the school in October 2005. Pupils and staff were given the day off while the fire brigade fought the blaze, and teachers attempted to salvage anything of value. The fire started approximately 7:30 in the kitchen.

Consequently, the Drama department had to be temporarily relocated to two English classrooms, while a new temporary dining hall was created in the smaller of the two gym halls.

The higher, advanced higher and intermediate classes sat their final exams in May 2007, and were the first to do so since the department's make over. The new classes for '07 to '08 have been actively timetabled as of June 2007.

Departments

The school is subdivided into departments, each with their own subjects. Some (such as English, Computing and Drama) have specific SQA courses with awards; others are more personal subjects with no awards (such as Religious, Personal Social and Health, and core Physical Education).

The departments are divided as follows:
* Language And Communication
** English
** Modern Languages
*** French
*** Italian
*** Spanish
* Social Subjects
** Geography
** History
** Modern Studies
** Social Subjects
* Creative Arts
** Drama
** Art
** Music
* Business, Technical & ICT
** Business
*** Business Management
*** Administration
** Technical
*** Product Design
*** Graphic Communication
*** Craft & Design
** ICT
*** Computing
*** Information Systems
*** PC Passport
* Mathematics
* Science
** Biology
** Chemistry
** Physics
* PE & Health
** Physical Education
** Home Economics
** Hospitality
* Religious Education
* Learning Support
** XL

Notable alumni

*Christopher Brookmyre (author)

References

1. http://www.ea.e-renfrew.sch.uk/stlukes/

External links

* [http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/schools/stlukeshighschooleastrenfrewshire.asp St Luke's High School's page on Scottish Schools Online]


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