Katie Steel

Katie SteelKatie has been a pupil at Saint Peter the Apostle for four years and has been on a remarkable journey. Her curriculum path has been one that is unique to Katie and she has shown herself to be a diligent and resilient learner.

She has achieved National 2 qualifications in English, Maths and Science as well as two units in History at National 3 level. Katie is looking forward to returning for S5 where she will continue her learning in English and History as well as starting a new course in Music and working towards a Personal Development Award.

Despite lots of personal challenges Katie has displayed huge courage and determination thus far and we look forward to seeing her progress in her learning through the rest of her Senior Phase.

Katie said: “I really enjoyed 4th year, especially History. Music was also fun. I am looking forward to learning more about these subjects in S5.”


Leah Mack

Leah MackLeah leaves Saint Peter the Apostle to study HNC in Social Sciences at West College Scotland, making a clear progression in her learner journey from school.

She completed a National Certificate in Social Sciences in S6 alongside Higher qualifications in English, History and Maths.  The NC suited Leah really well as she was able to study all aspects of Social Sciences including History, Psychology and Sociology and she has future plans to progress from her HNC to study for a degree at University.

She was an exemplary pupil throughout her time at school and made time to be a school Vice-Captain. Leah has developed a wide range of skills throughout her time at SPTA including communication, organisation and leadership and we are very confident that a successful future awaits her.

Leah said: “I loved having the opportunity to complete the modules, being independent in my pace of learning and using teachers more as tutors, I feel this has put me in a really strong position for the transition to college.”

Joanne Durnan

Joanne DurnanA chance meeting with a Sea Cadet who was manning a stall at a local Gala Day led Joanne to join the Sea Cadets and inspire her choice of career.

Joanne, 18, has been an active member of the Sea Cadets for eight years and has served as the Lord Lieutenants’ Cadet since 2021 attending many engagements with the late Queen Elizabeth. Joanne was an outstanding pupil at Saint Peter the Apostle High School and is looking forward to starting her course at the University of Strathclyde to study Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. She was one of the first pupils to embark on a Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering Systems and successfully completed this prestigious award alongside Advanced Highers in English, Maths and Higher Design and Manufacture.

Joanne, said: “Throughout my time at school I have always enjoyed STEM based subjects which encouraged me to consider engineering as a possible career route. I found that the Foundation Apprenticeship allowed me to apply practically the knowledge I had gained in school as well as developing my understanding of different aspects of engineering in various disciplines. The work placement was ideal in highlighting not only the knowledge but also the skills that employers are looking for. All in all, I think that the link between my schoolwork and college work helped me to gain a further understanding of many diverse topics relating to STEM which I think will greatly help me starting University. I received great support from all the teachers and staff at Saint Peter the Apostle High School and it’s with their help and guidance I’m leaving school and embarking on a career of my dreams-and I really can’t thank them enough for everything they’ve done for me.”