Kilsyth Academy News – 20/03/15

Go4Set Team

Pupils from S2 travelled to Hamilton on 19 March to take part in the Lanarkshire finals of this year’s Go4SET competition. This competition links teams of S2 pupils with companies, to offer a 10 week science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) experience. Work-related learning within an industry and enterprise context is the basis of the project, and our team had been paired with Network Rail. Our team consisting of Jodie Young 2D, Jasmine Geor 2B, Emma Stewart 2B, Finlay Sword 2A, Luke Shearer 2A, Jamie Stevenson 2A and Elena Walker 2D had been working very hard to produce a new design for Croy railway station. Their task was to produce a proposal for a sustainable station with improvements in energy consumption, passenger comfort and efficiency.
On the day the team made a presentation to the judges, demonstrated their excellent model of the design, and had their project report scrutinised by the judges. Although not winning the competition, the judges were very impressed with Kilsyth’s proposal. The feedback to our team praised the range of ideas generated, the focus they made of the station being used as a community resource, and their effective teamwork. Well done to all the pupils, and thanks to Mr Dudman and Mr Turnbull and to their mentors at Network Rail for all their help.

Pupils in S4, S5 and S6 have been issued with information about the forthcoming Easter School, from Monday 13th to Thursday 16th April, during the second week of the Easter holiday. We would encourage all those who will be sitting exams to take advantage of this opportunity to attend subject tutorials and to study in a quiet environment. All returns must be made by Tuesday 24th March, so final arrangements can be put in place.

All S2 pupils should now have returned option forms to their Pupil Support teacher and we have now moved to the options process for pupils in S4/5. There was a fantastic turnout of parents at the recent S2 Parents’ Evening and we hope that it was a valuable experience, at this time. S3 Tracking reports will be issued next week.

Immediately after the holiday, on Tuesday 21st April, S3 pupils will be faced with extended assessments in all their subjects. The style of assessment will vary from subject to subject and pupils will have no more than two assessments/day, during class time.

Study Leave, for pupils in S4/5/6 who are sitting examinations, will be from Wednesday 29th April until Friday 29th May, both dates inclusive. Pupils must be in classes up to Tuesday 28th April, as there is still work to be completed. Pupils who have no examinations will not have Study Leave and will be expected to attend school, during this time.

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.

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