We were delighted to welcome our new S1 pupils to the Academy and wish them all every success in the years to come. They are all looking extremely smart and have made a very enthusiastic start to High School life. Well done to pupils from last session’s S4, S5 and S6 on their achievements in SQA examinations.
Last year’s leavers are now embarking on either new courses in Further or Higher Education, or on new careers and we wish them every success. We look forward to hearing about their continued achievements, in the years ahead. A number of former pupils also graduated over the summer and our warmest congratulations go to them.
We are pleased to welcome a number of new staff to the Academy: Mrs Fox – Depute Head Teacher, Mr McGinley – PT Pupil Support Dumbreck House and Miss O’Hare – Teacher of Chemistry. We hope that they will all greatly enjoy their time in Kilsyth Academy.
Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI)
After another very successful year running the YPI programme our S4 pupils again participated in the launch of this year’s programme last Friday. They heard more about the YPI programme, considered philanthropy and specifically the important role of 3rd sector charity organisations in our community. Embarking upon this programme our S4 pupils will now investigate and identify a charity they want to champion for a grant of £3000. We look forward to our class and school finals later in the session.
Following their success in New York earlier in the year, Kilsyth Academy pupils Luke Shearer and Callum McGoldrick tasted success at the World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green over the 16th and 17th August. Luke was a member of the Novice A band who crowned world champions in their section adding to their British and European titles. Callum, playing in his first world championships, performed with the Novice B band coming 3rd in their section. Former pupil
was also a member of the world championship winning band. Our congratulations go to all three on a really amazing achievement.
Dates for your diary
The first meeting of our Parent Council, our annual AGM, will take place on Monday 16th September, at 6.30 p.m., in the school hall. This is also a meeting of the parent forum where all parents are welcome to attend.