Kilsyth Academy News – 20/11/17

Children in Need
Last Friday, pupils raised a total of £305.35 for Children in Need, through a variety of activities including face painting, beat the goalie, cupcake roulette and pie the teacher and a Pyjama Day for S6. Well done to Catie Gray and her team, for coordinating this, as part of the SQA Leadership Award and to the brave staff who supported this event by volunteering be the goalie and to have cream thrown at them.

Primary Maths Challenge
On Friday teams from across all of our associated Primary Schools took part in our annual Enterprising Primary Maths Challenge. Our congratulations go to Lennoxtown Primary School who again won the event for the second year running.

S5/6 Parents evening
Our Parents’ Evening for S5/6 will take place on Monday 27th November, from 4.15 – 6.45 p.m. This is a really important event, prior to the prelims, in January. It is an opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss any issues and to set targets for the months ahead, at this vital time.

Dates for your diary
S5/6 Tracking reports are due to be issued on Friday 24 November 2017.

Kilsyth Academy News – 10/11/17

Piping success
Congratulations go to Luke Shearer, S5 who, at the recent Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping, in Salcoats, finished the competition as the overall senior champion.

 

Swimming success
Congratulations to Scott Lilburn, S6 who won gold medals in the 100m Freestyle and 200m Freestyle in the recent North Lanarkshire Schools Swimming Championships in Cumbernauld. In addition to his gold medals, Scott put in an excellent performance to equal the North Lanarkshire record in the 100m Freestyle and also won silver in the 100m Butterfly.

 

S1 Panto Trip
Mrs. Olukotun and Miss Pollock intend to take a group of S1 pupils to The Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow to see ‘The Wizard of Never Woz’ which will enable pupils to experience an enjoyable evening at the theatre while developing their understanding of character, theme and setting.  If you would like your child to be considered please return the letter issued to them with a payment of £22.00 by Monday 20th November.  The cost of the trip includes a prime seat in the stalls and travel to and from Glasgow.

Miss Pollock will collect monies on Monday – Wednesday in Room 144 and Mrs. Olukotun on Thursdays and Fridays in Room 146 – oh yes we will!

 

Remembrance Assembly
Last week senior pupils led and participated in our Remembrance Assembly. This event was entirely organised by senior pupils and our thanks go particularly to Karen Marshall, S6 who led this event as part of her S6 Leadership course.  Our thanks are extended to all those who contributed a very thoughtful and considered assembly but particularly to our guests, Minister and Gordon Highlanders veteran Kenn Baird and Royal Airforce Veteran Craig Gore who shared his experience with our pupils.

 

Primary Maths Challenge
On Friday teams from across all of our associated Primary Schools will attend Kilsyth Academy to participate in our annual Enterprising Primary Maths Challenge. Good luck to all those competing and trying to prise the crown from current champions, Lennoxtown Primary School.

 

North Lanarkshire Sumdog competition
North Lanarkshire has recently announced its ‘Sumdog’ Maths competition for pupils in S1 and S2. Sumdog is an online platform that supports young people to develop their Maths and Numeracy skills in both a fun and competitive environment.  All pupils have received their login details and will be reminded of these this week.  Pupils can enter the competition that starts on 17th November playing both in class and from home.  Parents can read more information about Sumdog at http://www.sumdog.com/en/parent/

 

S5/6 Parents evening
Our Parents’ Evening for S5/6 will take place on Monday 27th November, from 4.15 – 6.45 p.m. This is a really important event, prior to the prelims, in January. It is an opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss any issues and to set targets for the months ahead, at this vital time.

 

Dates for your diary
S2 tracking reports will be issued on Wednesday 15 November 2017.
The school will be closed to pupils on Monday 20th November for an in-service day.
S5/6 Tracking reports are due to be issued on Friday 24 November 2017.

Kilsyth Academy News – 3/11/17

Hallowe’en Ghost Walk
Hallowe’en will descended on Kilsyth Academy this week when our S1 pupils took part in our Hallowe’en party and ghost walk. This event was organised and run by senior pupils and was the basis of a leadership project for one senior pupil studying the SQA award in Leadership. This was a very successful and enjoyable event that was well supported and our thanks are extended to all staff and senior pupils who contributed in making our annual scarefest a night to remember for our S1 pupils.

 

P7 Science day
Yesterday, primary 7 pupils from across our cluster took part in our annual primary science event, enjoying a very full morning of Science at Kilsyth Academy, delivered by our senior pupils. The senior pupils were mentored by Science staff, on the experiments that the primary pupils would be carrying out, over a period of time. Pupils completed a record book of the experiments they carried out, with seniors helping them to complete the questions. The day was very successful and enjoyed by all involved. A big thank you to everyone involved.

 

Pupil Leadership
Following on from our successful Ghost Walk, a further series of event will take place over the school session organised by our senior leadership class. Pupils, as part of their course, must undertake a project that develops and demonstrates their skills as young leaders. This very demanding course helps pupils develop a range of skills that will serve them well when they leave school. Upcoming events will include our Remembrance Activities, Children in Need, the Crazy Day show and our annual Burns Supper. Other projects include leading our new school newsletter, KA Connections and a specific newsletter for S6 Pupils.

 

Golf Success
Our congratulations go out to David Veitch an S5 pupils who recently represented the school in the Dullatur Cup competition for North Lanarkshire schools. David is the proud winner of the S5 individual competition.

 

Dates for your diary
S1 Parent evening will take place on Thursday 9 November from 4.15 to 6.45pm.
S2 tracking reports will be issued on Wednesday 15 November 2017.
Our next parent council meeting will take place in the school on Tuesday 14th November at 7.00pm.
The school will be closed to pupils on Monday 20th November for an in-service day.