From prize-winning burger creators to creating happier families, it’s been another successful year for St Mungo’s High School.
Delivering his speech at the recent annual prizegiving ceremony, rector Stephen Phee said he was delighted with the range of achievements at St Mungo’s in the last year.
He expressed pride at academic results including the number of pupils achieving three Highers being at its highest in eight years.
And he also said that the number of pupils achieving five Highers had doubled in two years, jumping from seven per cent to 14 per cent.
He said: “The success of our pupils is due in no small way to our teachers and support staff.
“Their care, motivation, commitment and professionalism enable our pupils to strive for excellence.”
Mr Phee also stressed that there was more going on at the school than just good results.
He said: “One of the highlights of the year for me was the family health and wellbeing group being set up.
“The aim was to help a number of families develop positive relationships, build confidence and support them to make healthy choices.
“The programme was so successful we have received a grant from Education Scotland for almost £5000 to run it again this year.”
The rector also talked about a significant number of pupils taking part in sporting competition, producing champions in athletics, badminton, football, golf and gymnastics.
He also praised the work of the school’s teaching restaurant, Mango’s, and said there were plans to extend the eaterie further this year.
Mr Phee also recognised the hard work of the pupil council, and the efforts of pupil Eve Cattanach who won the Quality Meat Scotland Commonwealth Burger competition.
He added: “The success of our school should not only be measured in terms of attainment and wider achievement, but also in terms of how well we prepare pupils for when they leave school.
“And I’m delighted to say that our pupils’ destination figures are among the best in Falkirk Council and well above the national average.”
Guest speaker at the event was former St Mungo’s pupil Megan Buhrmann, who is now a P7 teacher at St Andrew’s RC Primary.
Pictured from left, Megan Buhrmann, Dux Conor McEwen, Proxime Accessit Zoe Allan, and rector Stephen Phee. Pictured back row from left are school captains Jack Cunningham, Aoife Doyle, Emma McLaren, Magda Cybulska and Joe Quinn. (PICTURE: MICHAEL GILLEN (141909))