A Christmas Message from the Head Teacher
Welcome to the webpage of Queen Margaret Academy. Firstly can I say I am delighted to take up the post of head teacher in such a well-respected and successful school as Queen Margaret Academy. It is my goal to build on this success and I hope
that together with all staff and pupils the school can go from strength to strength.
We are about to issue a Christmas edition of our school newsletter, a PDF copy will be available on our webpage. As you will see the school is full of life with many and varied activities and I would like to thank all the staff, pupils and parents for being so generous with their time and talents.
The weeks up to Christmas are always hectic. On Wednesday 12th December, 100 of our S1 and S2 pupils went to the Gaiety in Ayr to see Cinderella. It was a fantastic event and all the pupils were in fine voice! On Monday 17th December we had our Christmas concert with performances of brass, woodwind, strings, percussion and choirs from our music department. The concert was a great success and a very enjoyable evening. I would like to give a special thanks to all the staff that endeavoured with the setup, organisation and performance. During this week we also have evening events in The Ark in Ayr for S1/2 and S3/4
Lastly it remains for me to wish you all a joyful and peaceful Christmas. I look forward to 2013 and the beginning of the refurbishment work that will hopefully be undertaken in the summer term.
The Peace Child.
This week the Supported Learning Centre displayed the true meaning of Christmas through their performance of “The Peace Child”. The play is about two tribes who are continually in conflict. The Spirit of Wisdom appears to one of the Chiefs in a dream and offers him a solution to the conflict and the realisation that communities must come together and work together.
The Drama group impressed pupils, staff and parents with their songs, dances and acting ability. The Narrator, Catherine Herd showed real flair in her delivery- and perhaps a career in Holywood beckons!
Many thanks go to Nikki McCabe, our Drama Specialist who has worked with the youngsters for many weeks to ensure a perfect performance.
Queen Margaret Academy’s annual Christmas Concert was a great success and
a very enjoyable evening. A wide array of talents were on display from brass and bagpipes to percussion and vocal ensembles.
The variety of carols and Christmas songs, old and new, got the audience in the real festive spirit. Well done to all performers involved!
Many thanks to Fiona McGugan (PT Music) and the music instructors for preparing pupils to display all their musical talents in the concert.
Queen Margaret Academy Football Supporters Club
On Sat 15th Dec almost 50 staff and pupils travelled to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United play Sunderland.
An exciting game with many goals saw Manchester United secure their top spot with a 3-1 victory. The pupils had a superb time, many experiencing their first football match. As always, pupils' behaviour was exemplary; this was commented on
by the manager of a restaurant we visited who said they were by far "the friendliest and most polite" pupils he had come across! We hope to travel to another Premiership game soon, so watch out for further information on the website!