Congratulations to our Dance squads who represented the school at the North Lanarkshire Dance Championships. After two days of competition, Kilsyth Academy was delighted to come away with a total of seventeen medals. The S1 Juniors, dancing to Circle of Life, were delighted to win gold in the Jazz category. The dancers involved were Ailsa Deans, Hollie Currie, Megan Currie, Eilidh Dunsmore, Bethany Lyall, Ellie Andrews and Hannah McFarlane. In the Senior categories, the girls were awarded second place in the hip hop section and third in the contemporary category. The dancers in this group were Mollie Kiernan, Connie McFarlane, Nicola Wilson, Mairi McLean and Mhairi McFarlane. The dancers were also very appreciative of the efforts Connie Kirwan (S5), who did an excellent job in applying the junior dancers’ stage make up, for their performance as jungle creatures!!
Well done to Murray Gallagher (S6), who took part in the Scottish Civic Trust’s ‘My Place’ photography competition. There were almost 500 entries in total and the panel of judges was very impressed with the quality and range of submissions. Murray’s image, ‘Harbour Walk’ was selected by the jury as a Highly Commended photograph within this year’s secondary school category.
Our annual Primary K’Nex Challenge took place last week and the schools were well represented. As always, the young people came up with some very imaginative designs and worked well as teams. Following the judging, Craighead team 2 were declared the runners up and Chapelgreen Team 2 were the winners. Well done to all concerned and thanks to Mr Turnbull and his S3 helpers, for laying everything on.
Last week also saw the annual Rotary Club Public Speaking Competition, within the school. The eleven competitors had prepared excellent speeches for the judges, who came from the Rotary Club of Kilsyth. At the end of the event, the winner in the Junior competition was declared as Harry Thomson (S1) and the runner up was Ross Chalmers (S2). In the Senior competition, the winner was Sean Climie (S6) and the runner-up was Adam Boyd (S4). Well done to all!
All pupils should have received a copy of the Head Teacher’s Newsletter, which incorporates a copy of the Progress Report from the school’s HMIe Inspection, in 2012.
Plans for the Easter School, from 13th – 16th April are now all in place, and those pupils who have opted in have been provided with details about tutorials, study time and transport. Pupils have also been issued with individual timetables and detailed instructions for the forthcoming SQA examinations.
The school will close for the Easter Break on Thursday 2nd April, at 2.30 p.m. and we will re-open on Monday 20th April, at 8.55 a.m. Thursday will also be a non-uniform day and pupils wishing to participate in that should pay £1 towards yearbook fundraising.