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Kirkcolm Leaving Ceremony


Wow – what an emotional day for the pupils and parents at Kirkcolm with the Leaving ceremony taking place this afternoon.

Such a great opportunity to gather pupils, parents and staff alike to celebrate the hard work of the year – this year especially this year as it has been one of true success for this little school with its glowing HMIE Report.

We are all very proud of our team and we have found a way to celebrate all the pupils wide range of achievements across the year! 

Well done to those of us who exemplified good health with Excellent Attendance

  • Archie Ashton
  • Cameron & Ewan Clarke 
  • Calum & Danny Dougan 
  • Steven Gillon
  • Olivia Johnstone 
  • Noah McGrory 
  • Marley & Blaze Redmond 
  • Ivan & James Turtle
  • Henry Wilson 

Our accelerated readers in each year group which smashed their goals! 

P2 – Rory Calvert – 120 books this year !

P3 – Emilie Brown

P4 – Sophie Mc Colm

P5 – Archie Ashton

P6 – Alfie Caldwell ( Points ) Sally Drummond ( Books)

P7 – Noah Mc Grory 

The Responsible Citizens!

P1 – Henry Wilson 

P2 – Freddie Adams 

P3 – Callum Dougan 

P4 – Marley Redmond 

P5 – Hayden Davidson 

P6 – Danny Dougan 

P7 – Olivia Johnstone 

The Mini Walk Certificates and Shields to the winners and runner-ups for our Mini Walk fundraiser earlier in the year! 

The Sports Champions from Sports Day! 

P1 – James Johnstone

P2 – Freddie Adams 

P3 – Paige Neill 

P4 – Lyle McCulloch & Ruby McMillan 

P5 – Ivan Turtle 

P6 – Danny Dougan 

P7 – Noah McGrory 

Overall Sports Champions

Boys – Ivan Turtle 

Girls – Phoebe Manson 

The Most Merits in P1-4 – Rory Calvert 

The Most Merits in P5-7 – Ivan Turtle 

Special Qualities

Ian – Polite and well mannered 

Kaylyn – Most helpful pupil in the class 

Harrison – Developing great confidence over the year 

Alistair – Displaying an excellent kind and caring nature 

Our Gold Star Award Winners were… 

  • Archie Ashton 
  • Paige Neill
  • Ross Warwick 
  • Rory Calvert
  • Rebecca Manson 
  • Phoebe Manson 
  • Callum Dougan 
  • Joey Neill
  • Sally Warwick 

Platinum Rainbow Tables Winners this year were… 

  • Phoebe Manson
  • Lydia Adams
  • Alfie Caldwell
  • Steven Gillon 
  • Olivia Johnstone 
  • Noah McGrory 

Platinum Rainbow Spelling Winner is… 

  • Phoebe Manson 

Mrs MacPherson’s Award for excellent effort and progress working with her was awarded to Marley Redmond for his progress and hard work over the year! 

The Academic Awards


P1-4 – Sally Warwick

P4-7 – Havana Diyani 


P1-4 – Gregor McColm 

P4-7 – Blaze Redmond 

Health and Wellbeing:

P1-4 – Jessica Johnstone 

P4-7 – Steven Gillon 

REACH Award:

P1-4 – Rebecca Manson 

P4-7 – Alfie Caldwell 

This year we also had the addition of a new award to the school which was kindly donated by a member of the Kirkcolm Community in honour of his late wife for conservation work in the community called ‘The Sandra Heron Salver for Conservation Champion’ and this went to James Turtle with honorary medals in this field awarded to Henry Wilson, Marley Redmond & Jack Howie. 

Finally we bid goodbye to our P7’s AND Havana this year as they move onto pastures new after the end of summer. We left Havana with a card from us all and the P7’s with their classic Photostory and leaver hoodies in an effort to elicit tears from parents and pupils alike and give them something to remember us by-      Kirkcolm P7 Leavers 2023 – YouTube

We hope those who came enjoyed this years ceremony and seeing how bright this team can shine! For those that were not able to attend, here are some photos of the pupils with their achievements… 

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