Rehearsals for ‘Disco Inferno’ are almost complete and it promises to be a fantastic show, featuring all the best songs of the 70s. Pupils and staff involved have put in a tremendous amount of work over many months and we hope that the performances, on Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th June, will each play to packed audiences. This week sees the arrival of the set and an intense weekend of rehearsals, to ensure the highest possible standard of performance for everyone. Some tickets are still available at lunchtimes, outside the café, priced £7 for adults and £5 for concessions – but hurry, they are selling fast!
Our annual Leadership Academy at Kilbowie was once again a great success. The programme over the weekend included a variety of outdoor and adventurous activities, balanced with learning about the various strands of leadership. The pupils were a credit to the school and all completed the course successfully. Many thanks to Mr Turnbull, Mr Rennie, Mrs Wilson and Magi Hamilton, for accompanying the pupils on this venture.
Our bee hives are now in situ, in the school’s Eco Garden, and this week saw the arrival of the bees themselves. Groups of pupils have been learning about how the bees are looked after and how the hives operate, which has been very exciting.
Congratulations to the S4 Geography pupils who organised a number of fund-raising activities, including a wet sponge contest, to raise much needed funds for Nepal. The pupils managed to raise over £200 and thanks go to everyone who supported them. Meanwhile, S3 Geography pupils have been out and about in Kilsyth, participating in field work, as part of their course.
Our annual Primary Rocket Competition took place last week. In the team event, the results were
1st and trophy winner : Kilsyth Primary (382m distance for 4 rockets)
2nd : Banton Primary (376m)
3rd : Lennoxtown Primary (210m)
In the individual event, awards went to
1st : Callum Mewes (Banton Primary)
2nd: Rachel Davies (Kilsyth Primary)
3rd : Zara Smith (Balmalloch Primary)
Best Rocket Design : Erin Dent (Banton Primary)
Thanks to all the primary pupils and staff, Kilsyth Academy helpers, Mr Dudman, Mr Scott and the Rotary Club of Kilsyth, for making this such an exciting event.
S4 pupils who are not sitting examinations have been learning a lot about the world of work this week, with inputs from SDS, the Army, a day long workshop on Employability and attendance at a Modern Apprenticeship event – it’s been a busy four days!
The new timetable will begin on Monday 1st June and all pupils returning to S5/6 must resume classes that day, unless they are sitting an examination. The Leavers’ Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 3rd June and school leavers from S4, S5 and S6 are invited to attend, in uniform. Pupils should all arrive by 9.20 a.m. and the ceremony will finish by 10.30 a.m., when the leavers are invited to join the staff for tea, coffee, cakes etc.
The next meeting of the Parent Council will take place on Thursday 28th May, at 7.00 p.m. This is a week earlier than originally scheduled, due to the timing of the school show.