Kilsyth Academy News – 9/3/2018

Rotary Speaking competition
Following the recent severe weather, The Rotary Club Speaking competition will now take place next week with a number of pupils from S1 – S3 involved. Good luck everyone participating.

Rotary Technology Tournament
On Thursday 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 who put in a great performance to win the advanced category.  Congratulations also to our junior and intermediate teams who also put in excellent performances to be placed 2nd and 3rd in their categories.

Employment and Modern Apprenticeship Opportunities
Employment and apprenticeship opportunities are regularly received in school and displayed in the senior’s area of the café and also on our careers notice board. These are updated regularly and pupils considering both routes when they leave school are encouraged to check the notices regularly.

Sporting success – Athletics
Congratulations to Jamie Stevenson (S5) who has again been called up to participate in a national coaching day with the Scottish School Athletics Association in March.

Rwanda fundraiser – re-scheduled
As part of our ongoing partnership with the charity Comfort Rwanda a group of senior pupils and staff will again visit Rwanda this summer. To support this trip the group are holding their main fundraiser, a Race Night, in the school cafe on Friday 20th April from 7-10pm. Tickets are available from the school at a cost of £5 and you can get further information from Miss McKillop,

We have always had excellent support from the school and local community and the money raised will make such a difference to the people in Rwanda. At present we do not have our exact project location but it will be restoring or building homes and providing live stock for community groups.

As always raffle prizes will be graciously accepted.

Parent Council
The next meeting of the Parent Council is due to take place on Thursday 22/3/18 at 7.00pm. We welcome any new parents to attend.

Dates for your diary

S2 Tracking reports are due to be issued on Monday 19/3/18.
S2 Parents evening will take place on Thursday 22/3/18.
S3 tracking reports are due to be issued on Wednesday 28/3/18.