On Monday 7th November, we look forward to welcoming the parents of pupils in Primary 6 and Primary 7, at our Information Evening. The event will begin at 7.00 p.m., with presentations from staff and senior pupils and then there will be an opportunity to tour the school and find out about the work in each department. The evening will finish with an opportunity to have tea and coffee and chat informally to staff and members of the Parent Council. We look forward to a good turnout of parents and children are also welcome, if accompanied by a parent.
Congratulations to our team of S2 pupils, who entered the West of Scotland heat of the Kids’ Lit Quiz. Iona Gilchrist, Dylan Grant, Rhiannon Neil and Morgan Waite spent a very enjoyable and exciting day at Our Lady’s High School, answering a wide range of questions on young people’s literature. During the quiz, the team had top scores in 3 of the 10 rounds. In the end, they were placed 6th out of the 31 schools taking part and were the top school in North Lanarkshire. Well done!
On Wednesday, our S2 and S3 girls had an opportunity to take part in an Active Girls Day, to coincide with similar events being organised by Sportscotland. The girls found the day to be physically challenging but, nevertheless, very enjoyable. During the morning, the girls attended a motivational workshop, led by Paula McGuire, and took part in dance, metafit and basketball sessions. The afternoon was spent doing team building activities. Many thanks to Mairi MacVicar, our Active Schools Coordinator, for organising the event.
Last Thursday, Hallowe’en descended on Kilsyth Academy, in style. Pupils in S5 and S6, supported by some staff, organised a number of party activities, which were a lot of fun, and a ghost walk around parts of the school, that were more on the scary side! Nevertheless, the 1st year pupils involved had a great evening. These events were followed by a ‘scary movie’ night with pizza, for the seniors who had helped. Many thanks to everyone involved.
The Modern Languages department has recognised a number of pupils, at part of their ‘Linguist of the Term’ initiative. This is based on pupils’ performance in French, German or Spanish, from August until October. Congratulations to all! They are:
S1 – Josh Chambers, Sarah Bateman, Emma Thomas, Eilidh Brown, Dylan Haggerty, Katie Watkins, Katie Gordon and Elle McArthur.
S2 – Lewis Robertson, Luke Fyfe, Rhiannon Neil, Eilidh Stewart, Emma Roberts, Morgan Waite, Eve McTiernan and Dylan Grant
S3 – Jack Leslie, Paula Bell, Morgan Hendrie, Hannah McFarlane, Zoe Rutherford and Orla Duncan.
S4 – Luke Shearer, Ailsa Stirling, Gemma Hunt, Amy Buck, Rebecca Love, Anne Glen and Louise Rennie.
S5/6 – Rhona Boyle, Kira Lundy, Katie Allen, Ryan Meechan, Olivia McTiernan, Lauryn Robertson, Abbie Rankin and Claire McGinley.
The Parent Council will meet on Thursday 3rd November, at 7.00 p.m.