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St Paul's R.C. Academy News and Recent Events

Hospitality Pupils Cater for prizegiving


A number of our Senior hospitality pupils made cakes, biscuits and treats for this years prize giving.  Six of our hospitality pupils helped out on the night serving to the guests.  We would like to thank all our pupils for doing such a great job.  The guests were most impressed.

S2 Dynamic Earth Trip

22nd April 2014

Primary 7 Visit February 2014

Primary 7 Visit February 2014


Yesterday St Paul's Academy welcomed primary 7 pupils and members of staff from our local feeder primary schools. Our visitors were welcomed by Mr Stewart then had the opportunity to sample lessons in Technologies and Social Subjects. Click here to see more pictures of the visit.



Dundee Science Centre Visit

S3 Chemistry visit to Dundee Science Centre 5th November 2013
Dundee Science Centre Visit

Making Sparklers

The question is "Do we need Chemistry?"

At Dundee Science Centre our S3 pupils certainly got a  wee taster of the world of Chemistry. Visit the Chemistry Gallery to see the photos

S1 Book Group

Some pupils in S1 have been selected to come along to a book club every two weeks. We are currently reading Charlie Higson's 'The Enemy' with the boys' group and 'My sister lives on the mantelpiece' with the girls group. The boys are in the middle of making a game to go with it and the girls are just about to start. We are enjoying ourselves - well, I am anyway!

Networking taster session at Dundee College

Networking taster session at Dundee College

Connor was the first to get his cable working .

Four of our Advanced Higher and Higher Computing class visited Dundee College yesterday afternoon where they were given a tour of the Gardyne Road campus and took part in a practical networking lesson. As part of the lesson pupils had to produce their own working network cable, which we all soon discovered was harder than it looks! The boys all looked great in their school uniform, representing the school in fine fashion. The trip hopefully opened the pupils minds to different career paths and education options when they leave St Paul's.

Robolab at Sensation

Robolab at Sensation

The club outside Sensation

12 pupils from the Gamemaker club visited Sensation yesterday to take part in a robotics workshop. The pupils were given the challenge to program a Lego Mindstorms robot to navigate through a maze and shoot at a target. All the teams succeeded in the challenge and their behaviour was impeccable. Pupils also got a chance to look around the Monsters, Myths and Legends exhibition.

Gamemaker club

Gamemaker club

Daniel from Future Fossil helping S1s with their game

Daniel and Phil from the local games company Future Fossil came in last Friday lunchtime to see the progress our Gamemaker teams were making and to offer help and advice. The visitors were very impressed by the enthusiasm and creativity shown by the teams.

P6/7 Open Evening Animation Tasters

P6/7 Open Evening Animation Tasters
P6/7 Open Evening Animation Tasters

Parents and pupils animating

As part of the P6/7 open evening, parents and feeder primary pupils had a go at some stop frame animation with a little help from our S1 and S4 students who kindly gave up their free time to attend the evening.

P 6/7 Open Evening

P 6/7 Open Evening



6:30 – 9:00 PM

6:30 pm:       Opening Prayer:  Monsignor K McCaffrey

Musical Interlude:  Madrigal Group

6:40 pm:       Welcome:  Mr J Carroll, Headteacher

6:45 pm:       Tour Information:  Mr MD Stewart

Parents will be given the opportunity to visit the English Department where staff and pupils will be in attendance to answer any questions. There will be a display of pupils' work and full information on the Curriculum for Excellence course followed in first year.

Cupcake winners meeting Paul Hollywood

Dundee Schools Superchef Cupcake Challenge Winners meet a celeb!
Our winners meeting Paul.

Dundee Schools Superchef Cupcake Challenge

Last week 3 of our S4 pupils (Lisa Monaghan, Rachael Dashwood and Chloe Houston) entered the Dundee Flower and Food Festival Cupcake Competition. Each Secondary School in the city enters this competition with each school being allowed up to three entrants. The theme for this years competition was 'Natural Scotland'. A team of judges including Martin Goodfellow from Goodfellow & Stevens and the Hospitality Chef from Dundee college judged entrants from across the city. St Pauls came out on top form not only winning ' BEST SCHOOL ' (for the second year in a row) but also winning 1st prize thanks to Lisa Monaghan. Well done girls!! Lisa won a cash prize of £50 aswell as £100 for the Home Economics department. The girls were overjoyed and also received VIP passes to the festival on the saturday and also got to meet Paul Hollywood from the 'Great British Bakeoff'.
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