Kilsyth Academy News – 17/3/17

Celebrating success

Our “Celebration of Success” assembly takes place on Wednesday 29th March.  A large number of pupils from across all year groups are being recognised for everything from reading to youth philanthropy to achievement of John Muir Trust Awards. We would like to offer our congratulations to all pupils, we are very proud of you.

 

Numeracy week

Recently, during our numeracy week pupils were involved in numeracy focused activities across all aspects of the curriculum to both promote numeracy and support the development of their wider numeracy skills. As part of that event pupils were took part in a numeracy treasure hunt, solving a wide range of numeracy problems posted across the school.  I am pleased to say that Nicole Kelly, class 1C, was the eventual winner.

 

Twitter

We now have a growing number of twitter accounts providing news and information about the school, subjects and departments and careers and the world of work. Help us increase our online profile and keep up-to-date with school news and information by following our twitter accounts.  @KilsythAcademy @ka_envscience @ka_biology @KACareers1@KilsythPe @KAhumanities @KA_library @KAmodlangs

 

Easter School

Easter School takes place during mornings next week from Monday 3rd April to Thursday 6th April for pupils in S4- 6 studying for SQA exams.  This is a great chance to get in some focused study with additional support from subject teachers.  Pupils have been issued with the appropriate information and all pupils signed up are expected to attend.

 

End of term arrangements/non-uniform day

School will close for the Spring Break on Friday 31 March at 2.30pm and re-opens again on Tuesday 18th April.  On Friday 31st March pupils can participate in our non-uniform day to help us raise additional funds for pupil charities and activities.  The cost to dress down is £1 per pupil.  Classes will continue to run as normal so it is essential that pupils continue to bring with them a bag, jotters and equipment and P.E. kit.  Please note that no football colours are allowed.  We wish all our pupils and families an enjoyable break.

 

Careers fair

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On the evening of Monday 6th March 2017 Kilsyth Academy hosted its first Careers Fair. This was supported by many of Scotland’s top Universities including Glasgow and St Andrews, Further Education colleges, Uniformed Services and Armed Forces along with a variety of employers, both local and national, giving our young people the opportunity to see and be inspired by the possibilities open to them upon leaving school.

The event was organised by Miss Dallas, who is currently responsible for the school’s approaches to the ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ national agenda, and supported by a team of staff. The event was well attended by pupils and parents from S2 to S6 with many positive responses received from both the exhibitors and the school community. Pupils and parents received information and advice with many remarking about how worthwhile and well organised the event was. We look forward to building upon this successful event in the future.

Kilsyth Academy News – 17/3/17

Twitter

In addition to the current notices in the senior cafe and the library, any job vacancies, Modern Apprentice opportunities and other information regarding post-school opportunities and choices will also be posted on the school’s new careers and developing the young workforce twitter account. The page is KA_DYW   Follow us at @KACareers1

 

S2 Parents evening

A reminder to all pupils and parents in S2 that our parents evening takes place on Thursday 23 March from 4.15pm to 6.45pm. This is a great opportunity to consult teacher on appropriate progression routes for S3 and we look forward to seeing as many parents as possible.

 

S2 and S3 Curriculum Personalisation

A reminder to all pupils in S2 and S3 that your curriculum personalisation choices must be submitted by Monday 27 March at the latest.

 

Celebrating success

Our “Celebration of Success” assembly will take place on Wednesday 29th March, period 5. House captains should see your Pupil Support Teacher to agree on who will be reading and presenting on the day of the assembly.

 

S6 – Community Involvement

Could all S6 pupils who have undertaken Community Involvement this year please ensure that their volunteer timesheets are, updated, signed and returned to Miss Strang by Friday 24th March.

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Rotary Technology Tournament

On Wednesday March 8th, schools from across Lanarkshire took part in the annual Rotary Technology tournament in Kilsyth Academy.  All teams worked hard to create solutions to the task brief however, our congratulations go to Kilsyth Academy’s senior team of Beth Wilson, Robyn Shaw, Bruce McBride and Jack McGilvray who put in a great performance to win the advanced category.  Congratulations also to our junior and intermediate teams who, although not placed in their categories put in excellent performances.

 

Numeracy week

This week has seen a focus on numeracy skills across the school. Pupils will have an increased focus on numeracy within their learning and younger pupils will have the opportunity to participate in a numeracy treasure hunt.

 

Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award

A reminder to all S5 pupils considering applying for this award to submit your application to the Outward Bound Trust as soon as possible. This is a great opportunity worth considering as you stand to get a lot out of it. Please apply via the Outward Bound website and if you want any further information regarding the award or support to apply then please see Miss Dallas.

 

S2 Parents evening

A reminder to all pupils and parents in S2 that our parents evening takes place on Thursday 23 March from 4.15pm to 6.45pm. This is a great opportunity to consult teacher on appropriate progression routes for S3 and we look forward to seeing as many parents as possible.

 

S2 and S3 Curriculum Personalisation

 A reminder to all pupils in S2 and S3 that your curriculum personalization choices must be submitted by Monday 27 March at the latest.