Pupil Council Reps
Sophie Alexander, Adam Owens
Sophie Tse, Kaloyan Galev
Llevi Chambers, Emily Rutter
Alexandra Smiley, Cameron Healy
Josh Malone, Iona Campbell, Patrick Doherty
Jamie McKinnon, Alice Ridley, Aodon Hill
Conor Duthie, Marti Adams, Toni McLaughlin
Matthew Gray, Niamh McHugh
Megan Jones, Lewis Tse
Tamzin Scott, Jack Menzies
Meaghan Slider, Matthew McKeown
Connor McFadzean , Meghan Hamilton, Rosie De Mey
Angus Manson, Ellie Tait, Sam Chitty
Rebecca Doolan, Chelbi Coyle, Kimberley McMillan, Robyn Healy, Sara Stewart, Shannon Collins, Paige Connolly, Niall Murphy, Timmy Kahsin, Ronan Harris-Bruce, Dominic Iannotti
Four pupils from QMA swam in the above and were all successful
Meaghan Slider gold in the 100m butterfly and bronze in the 100 backcrawl
Alex Smillie bronze in the 200m individual medley
Hannah Young bronze in the 100m front crawl, silver in the 100m butterfly and gold in the 200m individual medley
Jordan Galloway was nominated for the South Ayrshire Sports Council’s Young Volunteer of the Year Award.
I am delighted to say he won the award jointly with Erin Telford, another volunteer from Dundonald Gymnastics club.
In addition to Jordan’s personal success the club also won awards for the Volunteer of the Year, Club of the Year, Development Coach of the Year and were runners up in the Junior Team of the Year categories.
It goes without saying that Jordan made a significant contribution to the club obtaining the collective accolades we received.
Conor McAdam has been selected for the pathway squad to team GB in table tennis. He will have a weeks training in December at the English Institute of Sport and in January will start his year planning schedule involving training and diet.
Befor ethe holidays Miss McGhie and Mr Campbell will be accompanied Erin Clark, Joseph Shaw, Megan Lyons and Natalie Eadie to the STV studios in Glasgow to be part of the live recording of the STV Appeal Show.
The pupils will presented their cheque for £430 live on air while photos from the night are beamed around the studio.
It wass an opportunity for the pupils to publicise all their hard work for the STV appeal.
Duke of Edinburgh
Our Gold group are coming towards the end of their award and most only have the Admin part to complete to achieve their Award.
Our 3 Silver pupils will be joining Prestwick Academy for their Qualifier Expedition on the 24th, 25th and 26th of October, so good luck to them.
And Finally our Bronze pupil have completed a very tough year at the moment the following pupils have already achieved their award
A huge well done to those pupils for all of their hard work.
Better eating, better learning.
In the Home Economics department second year pupils have been designing a healthy hot pasta dish to serve to pupils and staff in the school dining hall. The catering staff who came to judge decided that as the standard was so high they could not pick an overall winner. The ladies came up with a solution which is that they will serve up the pupils' dishes over the next few months, with the pupil's name appearing on the menu, allowing a wide range of the tasty designs to be sampled by the school community
More Business links from the Home Economics Department The S5/6 Cake Craft pupils enjoyed a very interesting talk and excellent practical demonstration from Mrs MacMorland from Carrick Cakes in Girvan. Mrs MacMorland who is an enthusiastic cake decorator and business woman gave the pupils some excellent tips on modelling Christmas cake decorations. Thanks go to Kieran Thomson of S5 who welcomed our visitor and helped her to set up and to Hannah Paterson who thanked her at the end of the demonstration and presented her with flowers and a card from the group. A special 'Thank -you' to Mrs Cassidy for organising the event. The only negative comment was that it was over too quickly!
The Young Americans group visited QMA last Friday to give a fantastic 45 minute performance to junior pupils. The performance included some fantastic dances, amazing a cappella singing and even incorporated a brief dance workshop for all pupils.
The Young Americans are a group of students who are studying Performing Arts in America and provide workshops to pupils all over the world.(New Zealand, Canada, Russia and Japan to name a few). They work with pupils from primary and secondary schools, teaching them vocal techniques, dance, comedy improvisation and stage movement. Our project is aimed at P6-S6 pupils. At the end of the 3 days, the Young Americans and all of our pupils put on a stunning performance for parents. This group have never visited any South Ayrshire school and so QMA are very proud to host a visit from 10th-12th November. After Friday's exciting visit, we cannot wait for the Young Americans to return in a couple of weeks.
A fabulous, fun packed day was had by pupils who attended the Pupil Support Department visit to Burns Birthplace Museum and Burns Cottage. Pupils and staff took part in a Tam O’Shanter workshop which they acted out in Burns Cottage. Pupils were then taken on a whistle stop tour of Burns wider site along the Poets Path, around the eerie Old Kirk, onto Brig O’Doon and inside the Burns Monument. The day culminated in a self-led tour round the museum and the all-important visit to the gift shop! Much Fun was had by all!!
The Heartstart training programme at QMA was a great success again this year. A group of Heartstart instructors from the senior school spent 4 days training the S1 and S3 students. The senior pupils worked as a team to provide training on how to put someone into the Recovery Position, CPR, bleeding, choking and what to do if someone has a heart attack. The pupils had the opportunity to work in pairs practicing skills learned on each other and on the Heartstart mannequins. All the pupils taking part enjoyed the learning experience, learning essential skills to save a life.
The Senior instructors have also visited the primary 6’s at St Xaiviers and trained them on the skills required to save someone’s life. The visit was a great success and the primary pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We are working with our cluster primaries, planning more visits to train the primary 6’s between now and Christmas.
S6 Senior Heartstart Instructors:
Kane Wright Ross Hendire Alasdair McCrae Euan Scott
Marcy Mackie Sarah Hainey Joseph Edgar
Joseph Shaw Hannah Patterson Ciaran McCaughey Natalie Eadie Chelbi Coyle
St Margaret’s Day
Letters have now been issued to pupils informing them of activities. Options available include: