Kilsyth Academy News – 20/04/2018

Primary sports
Kilsyth Academy hosted the Annual Primary Athletics Championships this week. This event was organised by the S5/6 Sports Leaders group who officiated very efficiently throughout the morning. Over sixty athletes from our cluster primary schools competed in a variety of Track and Field events, to gain points for their school towards the overall “Best School” trophy. The following pupils were individual champions in their selected events.

80M Sprint                            Blair Stewart                           Abbie Curtis

         200M                                 Braedon Kiernan                    Angela Houston

600M                                      Max Smith                              Olivia Curle

Shot Putt                               Duncan Fotheringham           Lauren Findlay

Cricket Throw                        James Bradshaw                     Kiera McKenna

Long Jump                              James Clelland                       Megan Girvan


Girls 4×50 Metre Relay:         Lennoxtown P.S.

Boys 4×50 Metre Relay:         Balmalloch P.S.


              Final Team Placings:   

Overall Champions:    Balmalloch P.S.           78 points

                Runners Up:     Lennoxtown P.S         50 points

                    Third Place:      Kilsyth P.S.                     47 points

Sports Ambassador
Congratulations go to Martin Murphy – S6 on being selected to play a role in organising and running the north area locality inter-school Primary Netball championships last week. Martin has worked very hard this year as one of our sports ambassadors to support the organisation and running of sport in the school and played an important role in helping to organise our recent club fair resulting in a big uptake of pupils into new sports clubs.

Leavers’ ceremony
All pupils from S4 – S6 who are leaving Kilsyth Academy this summer will be recognised at our leavers’ ceremony on Thursday 29th April.  We wish them all the best in their endeavours when they leave school and every success in their exams before then.

The annual S6 BBQ will take place on Friday as a final in-school celebration and recognition to our young people on completing their time in the Academy.

Letters and personal timetables have been issued to pupils who will be sitting SQA examinations, during May and June. Study Leave, for S4, S5 and S6 pupils sitting SQA examinations, will be from 30th April until 1st June (both dates inclusive). Pupils who have no examinations will not have Study Leave and will be expected to attend school, during this time.  Everyone at the school send best wishes to all our young people who are sitting exams over the next five weeks.

Easter School
There was a good turnout of pupils at the various Easter School tutorials, held between 3rd and 5th April. We hope that this will have helped pupils with their preparation for the forthcoming examinations.

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Dates for you diary
The school will be closed to all pupils for the May holiday on Monday 7th May.  The school is also closed to pupils on Tuesday 8th May for an in-service day with the exception of those pupils due to sit exams in N5, Higher and Advanced Higher Physics.

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