Kilbowie Leadership 2019


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The Kilsyth Academy Leadership Academy had another successfully year at Kilbowie between 10th-13th of May. Twelve S3 leaders and Thirty S2 participants took part in a range of activities form climbing and orienteering to gorge walking and canoeing. As always the focus of the weekend was leadership, the S3 leaders were superb and really stepped up to ensure that the S2 pupils had a really enjoyable weekend.

We look forward to seeing what the future holds for our leaders and finding out who will be returning next year as the leaders in 2020.



Kilsyth Students success in European Street Dance Championships

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Last weekend our dance crew, DejaVu competed in the UDO European Street Dance Championships in Amsterdam representing Scotland. Two teams from DejaVu attended ‘Vision’ and ‘Rhythmix’ both earned the title of European Champions.

Backstage, waiting for awards was nerve racking as the categories were extremely testing and the other teams were amazing.  Hearing our names getting called out as being in 1st place was unbelievable; the best feeling ever.  We are from Kilsyth Academy. Laura Wilson, who competed in ‘VisionEilidh Brown and Robyn Stark from ‘Rhythmix’. We have been dancing with DejaVu for a very long time and this has to be one of our best achievements.

Kilsyth Academy News – 17/05/19

The Snug – Official Opening
Last week saw the official opening of our school nurture base “The Snug” by Provost Jean Jones.  The school would like to extend thanks to everyone who attended.

End of term trips
Pupils in S1 to S3 again have the opportunity to go to either M&D’s or Blackpool Pleasure Beach at the end of term.  This is a reminder that payment of the full balance is now due and should be handed in as soon as possible.

Rights Respecting Workshop
Earlier this week all S1 pupils participated in a Rights Respecting workshop focused on the UNCRC Rights of the child.  This important strand of our work, to embed children’s rights into the fabric of our ethos and values, will support us to reach our next goal of achieving Silver status as a rights aware school.

Tinto Hill Climb
On Monday, 43 of our S1 pupils, supported by staff, got their walking boots on to raise money for St Andrew’s Hospice taking part in their annual climb of Tinto Hill.  Pupils tackled this challenge with real enthusiasm, supporting the important work of St Andrew’s in the process.  Well done to everyone taking part.

Leadership Academy – Kilbowie Outdoor Centre
Last weekend saw our S2 aspiring leaders participate in our annual Leadership Training Academy at Kilbowie in Oban.  Led by our S3 Leaders, pupils participated in a range of challenging outdoor activities designed to challenge and stretch them to solve problems, communicate, work with others and ultimately take the lead.

European Parliamentary Elections
Further to the letter recently emailed to parents, a reminder that as Kilsyth Academy is used as an official polling station the school will be closed to all pupils, other than those sitting SQA exams on Thursday 23 May for the upcoming European election.  Should these elections be cancelled school will open as normal.

Mid-term holiday
The school will be closed to pupils on Friday 24th and Monday 27th May for the mid-term holiday.  Pupils sitting SQA exams on either of those days should attend for their exam as normal at the time specified on their individual school exam timetable.  Information has been provided to pupils with exams on these days.

Dates for you diary
Tuesday 28th May – School uniform sales will take place in the school café from 5.00 to 8.00pm.

Wednesday 29th May – Parent Council meeting – 7.00pm

Monday 3rd June – Pupils return from study leave.  New timetable begins


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