St Ninian's High School, Kirkintilloch
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|Motto||In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas (unity in necessary things; liberty in doubtful things; charity in all things)|
|Deputies||Scott McEwan (S5/6)
Alan Taylor (S3)
David Sheeran (S1/2)
Mary Kerr (S4)
|Local authority||East Dunbartonshire|
There are currently over 700 students in attendance with an average of 5 classes in each year. Each class has no more than 30 pupils. St Ninians is a Roman Catholic School, and, as quoted in their website:
"We at St. Ninian's High School are, as a Catholic comprehensive school, a community of love and hope and we recognise the wide ranging talent, interests and abilities of all our pupils; our ultimate aim is to develop the full potential of all our young people."
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The school has consistently proved to be successful in a number of different areas – SQA results, the Charter Mark award, Investors in People recognition and the Scottish Education Award for “Raising Basic Standards”. In 2008, David Miller, an English Teacher, won the UK Secondary Teacher of the Year at the National Teaching Awards, and, in 2009, Headteacher Paul McLaughlin won the Scottish Secondary Head Teacher of the Year.
St Ninian's opened in 1874. The school moved from Bellfield Road to the former Thomas Muir campus in Bishopbriggs during the demolition and complete rebuild of the Bellfield Road Campus. As of August 2009, is back in Bellfield Road.
Celtic Youth Academy
St Ninian's High, in partnership with Celtic F.C. is at the forefront of a groundbreaking sporting initiative, the first of its type in Scotland. This allows the Celtic boys, who are pupils in S1 to S5, to combine intensive coaching sessions with a programme of studies based on continental methods, where everything is monitored including behaviour and homework.
- Holy Family Primary School, Lenzie.
- St Agatha's Primary School, Kirkintilloch.
- St Flannan's Primary School, Kirkintilloch.
- St Joseph's Primary School, Milngavie.
- St Machan's Primary School, Lennoxtown.
Notable former pupils
- Paul Buchanan, musician (The Blue Nile)
- Peter Capaldi (born 1958), actor
- Stephen Crainey (born 1981), footballer
- Bishop Joseph Devine, (born 1937), Bishop of Motherwell
- Des McKeown, (born 1970), footballer
- Charlie Mulgrew, (born 1986), footballer
- Bishop Ian Murray (born 1932), Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Argyll and the Isles
- Katie Sutherland, musician (Pearl and the Puppets)
- David McErlane, musician (Makethisrelate)
- Paul Wilson, (born 1950), footballer
- James McColl, Derek McManus and Gavin Crawford, musicians (The Supernaturals)
- Kevin McKenna, (born 1963), journalist and writer, former deputy editor of The Herald (Glasgow) and former editor of The Celtic View
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