Queen Margaret Academy pupils performed a selection of Scottish music at a Burns Supper recently held in County Buildings. The ceilidh band performed during the meal and the senior choir performed solos later in the evening. At the end of the evening the QMA senior choir joined with the Ayr Academy choir, who were also performing, and sang a number of well-known Scottish songs. The QMA pupils performed extremely well and the music was enjoyed by the audience. The pupils who performed at the Burns Supper were James Miller, Sean Morrison, Carey Saunders, Niamh Mullan, Jason Tomlinson, Claire Teenan, Emily McPhail, Niamh Page, Gemma Ross, Lucille Lennie, Elena Nowosad, Kieran Doyle, Ellie Tait, Melissa Jamieson, Christiane Martin and Sarah Hainey.
Queen Margaret Academy pupils performed at Holocaust events in the authority last week. The South Ayrshire Senior Choir performed at the Kyle Academy event on Tuesday 27th January during the day and at the Town Hall at night. The QMA pupils who sang with the Senior Choir were Joseph Hutchison, Niamh Mullan, Jason Tomlinson and Mairi Johnston. Sean Morrison was asked to perform Schlindler’s List at the Kyle Academy event
Revision and Supporting your child
The following link gives strategies to support parents and pupils with revision in the run up to exams.
The National Parent Forum web page gives lots of advice to Parents and Parent Councils about Education in Scotland and how to support your child at every stage of the curriculum.
The National Parent Forum of Scotland was set up to give Parent Councils and Parents an opportunity to discuss and raise educational issues of mutual interest or concerns at a national level.
The Forum works in partnership with national and local government and other organisations involved in education and well being issues to represent parents in pursuit of our aim to help every pupil maximise his/her potential
QMA- Parent Council
QMA has a very active Parent Council. Further information and minutes of meetings can be found on the Parent Council web page of the school website.
Our winners are-
Angus Gaffney Google Play card
Mrs Climie I Tunes Card
Our talented fundraisers have raised a massive £241.22 for SCIAF
On behalf of SCIAF Talented Fundraisers Georgia Lewis, Christiane Martin, Josh Gouck, Jordi Sergio, Reece Jack, Meaghan Slider and Rebecca Gardner.
Closing the Attainemnt Gap- Looking towards Employment
The Scottish Government has recently been looking at lowering the attainment gap for learners and at developing Scotland’s Young Workforce Find out more form the Scottish Parliament website. Things that are being discussed include:
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT GAP –SURVEY
As part of its broader work on attainment, the Education and Culture Committee recently agreed to survey parents and guardians to inform the following future evidence session: how parents (including guardians) and schools can best work together to raise all pupils’ attainment, particularly those whose attainment is lowest.
The survey* has now been signed off by the convener. It is aimed at parents and guardians who currently have children in Scottish schools, and will run until 7th March 2015. Results will be summarised in time for the evidence session in question.
Full details can be found by clicking here - a link to the survey is provided http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ParentsSurvey