P7 Induction days.
Our new S1 join us for a two day visit next week. Their visit will start at 9.30 on Tuesday with Assembly in the English Open Area (don't worry we will put signs up!)
S1 will be issued with name badges and timetables during assembly. They will also be given the opportunity to be measured for a blazer. After this they will be shown how to use the cashless catering system and then experience a variety of different subjects.
At the end of day 1 there will be an opportunity for pupils to talk over their experience of the day with Guidance staff and an explanation of our Bullying policy by S3 pupils will be given.
Day 2 (Wednesday) will be just as exciting- and we ask new S1 pupils and parents to join us in the evening for a Mass and a disco.
We very much look forward to seeing you all next week!!
Mr McGuire’s Stuff
Here are some dates and events that I would like to pass onto you:
Tuesday 20 May – Evening Mass in St Paul’s at 7pm organised by Aid to the Church in Need for the people of Syria. Pupils involved in the liturgy.
Wednesday 21 May – National day of prayer and personal development for RE teachers.
Friday 23 May – Staff Mass at the beginning of the day.
Wednesday 28 May – Evening Mass for P7 pupils and their family. All Welcome.
Thursday 29 May – Ascension Thursday Mass for S2-4 in the Dining Hall at 11.10 am.
Further details to follow.
Saturday 31 May – Caritas Awards Ceremony 2-5 pm in the Clyde Auditorium. Further details to
Saturday 7 June – In Concert with the Cosmos 7 pm in the Clyde Auditorium. Further details to follow.
The following s3 pupils were out of school on Wednesday 21st May to take part In rehearsals for the Lord Provost’s Debate.
The group will be working in conjunction with pupils from Kyle Academy.
The Land Buggy challenge
The Land Buggy challenge took place on Wednesday of this week. Pupils were involved throughout the day.
The winning group was F1- A Huge Congratulations!
Rugby 27th April
On the 27th of April pupils from Queen Margaret Academy were invited to attend a rugby festival held at Kilmarnock Rugby Club. The Festival was in celebration of The
Scottish Government’s announcement that the CashBack for Communities scheme is
investing £2.25 million to ensure even more young people can experience the
benefits of rugby. The celebration was comprised of schools from all across Ayrshire and featured 3 teams from QMA: an S1 team, an S2 team and an U15 girls’ team.
The pupil behaviour was excellent and they represented the school well. The S1 team performed admirably
with one victory, one draw and one defeat. Excellent tackling, strong running and good teamwork were the foundation for these excellent team performances. The boys were very unlucky not to reach the semi-final stage.
The girls’ team, comprised of mainly S1 girls, found the tough against more senior opponents. This coupled with the girls having only ever played rugby once meant they were beaten in all matches. The girls did however put in some excellent performances with some much improved tackling and passing contributing to this. Their effort in each game was exemplary, definitely a team to watch for the future! Two of our first year girls, Daniella Nicholson and Kaitlyn Hunter, also made the BBC Scotland News!
The girls posed for photos with Glasgow Warriors, SRU and Government officials.
The S2 team won two and lost two resulting in them just losing out on a place in the semi-finals. A much improved team performance by the boys gave the opposition teams a very difficult match indeed. The tackling on display was very good and the passing and support play allowed the team to score some excellent tries. When the boys lost, they lost by the slimmest of margins making the defeats even more disappointing. They should take
heart from their performances and the improvements shown.
S1 Rapid Response
Justto let you all know that this weeks S1 Rapid Response Challenge went vey well.
We were very lucky with the weather and that contributed to the fact that the pupils were able to really enjoy all of the various activities that were put in place for them. The visitors who came into the school for the
day were very impressed by the commitment and enthusiasm demonstrated by our pupils and unquestionably left with a very positive impression of our school.
A huge thank you to all of the departments who were involved in working with the pupils, for their hard work in organising their activities and for the contribution that this made to the pupils enjoyment of the day. Principal amongst those departments were PE, Geography, Science and Technical. The were
also ably assisted by Mr McGuire and Ms MacColl.
Our S1/2 team have played in their last league game and successfully beat Cumnock Academy 4-3. The game was very close; however the girls'determination paid off in the end. Players of the match were Meaghan Slider and Alex Galloway for their skills in defence. The team have been very successful this year; losing only one match out of seven games played. We are still awaiting the overall results of the league placements.
Meaghan Slider, a member of the South Ayrshire Swimming Team, achieved gold in the 4 X
200 Individual Medley at the Open Meet with ten teams participating. Well Done!
Bake Sale and Volleyball fundraisers
A bake sale was held by S6 to help raise funds for our school charity in Badagry.
Thank you to Colette McGinley for organising the sale and all the S6 pupils who
Our S6 pupils also organised a
Volleyball match between staff and S6 pupils. Both events were very successful
and enjoyable for all involved.
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
The Bronze DofE expeditions were a great success; all pupils participating have completed their practice with ease. Not only did the first group experience beautiful sunshine for both days, they even had a midnight munch prepared for them by the DofE leaders
S1 Parents Evening
An S1 Parents’ Evening will be held in the school on Tuesday 20thMay
from 4.15- 6.30pm. Pupils will receive Parents Night appointment sheets in order
to book slots with their teachers.
CARITAS AWARD WINNERS
A big well done to the following S6 pupils who have successfully completed the National Caritas Award:
Roisin McCallum, Colette McGinley, Luca McQuillan and Marissa Nowosad. The girls have all been actively involved within their own parish communities and in school in a variety of different ways. They have truly demonstrated that God is love. The national award ceremony will take place in the Clyde Auditorium on Saturday 31 May. Parents and staff will be in attendance.
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A number of pupils will be involved with the upcoming trip to Skye. This week they will work with Mr Mallon to complete the first part of their Bronze Youth Achievement Award.