Hallowe’en Ghost Walk
Hallowe’en will descended on Kilsyth Academy in style tonight as our S1 pupils participate in our Hallowe’en party and ghost walk. Pupils in S6, supported by staff, organised a number of party activities and a ghost walk around the school. Hopefully our S1’s are not too terrified to return to school in the morning.
P7 Science day
Next week, primary 7 pupils from our partner primary schools will be in the Academy taking part in our annual science event. Pupils will have the opportunity to work with staff and more specifically senior pupils who will lead the event, participating in a range of science activities and experiments.
The Scottish Civic Trust Photography competition is a national competition open to all schools in Scotland and pupils from S1 to S6 can take part with some big prizes to be won! Any pupil interested in entering this competition should see Miss Andrew in the Art department for more information.
Miss Andrew will be available on a Wednesday & Thursday at lunchtime to help with this.
Look out for our new and revamped newsletter ‘KA Connections’ which will be issued soon and gives you a real flavour of life in Kilsyth Academy so far this year.
Dates for your diary
S1 tracking reports will be issued to parents during the week beginning 6th November and the S1 parents evening will take place on Thursday 9th November starting at 4.15pm.
Our next parent council meeting will take place in the school on Tuesday 14th November at 7.00pm.
St Andrew Hospice 6K Fun Run
Congratulations to our team of staff and pupils, who took part in the St Andrew’s Hospice 6k Fun Run, recently. The group had a great morning at Strathclyde Park while, at the same time raising much needed funds, for this very worthwhile cause.
A group of S3 girls and S3 Boys have both now taken part in the Firereach programme operated by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. This programme provides an insight into the importance of teamwork, challenge and self-belief and supports young people to recognise and develop their own skills and abilities. Pupils had a great time and found the experience both worthwhile and enjoyable.
S1 Welcome Event
Pupils in S1 participated in a great ‘Welcome Event’ last week, enjoying a range of activities, including an indoor adventure course and House activities.
S4 tracking reports
S4 Tracking Reports have been issued, together with invitations to the S4 Parents’ Evening, on Monday 9th October, from 4.15 – 6.45 p.m. This will be an opportunity for teachers and parents to discuss targets for the year ahead and jointly support pupils to achieve their potential.
We are currently in the process of appointing new pupils councils to support the work of the school. Pupil councils will have the opportunity to represent pupils’ views directly with the senior management team.
Last week we said goodbye to Mrs Stewart as our PT Home Economics. Mrs Stewart has served the school for 19 years as both a teacher and principal teacher and is also a former pupil. We offer our sincere thanks for all she has contributed to Kilsyth Academy and send our best wishes for a long and happy retirement.
Dates for your diary
The school will close for the October week, on Friday 13th October, at 2.55 p.m., and will re-open on Monday 23rd October, at 8.55 a.m.