St Margaret’s Day
This year’s St Margaret’s day was a true celebration! The day began with a Mass, with S1-3 celebrating in school and S4-6 attend St Paul’s Chapel. The Mass is an opportunity for us all to come together and celebrate and promote the ethos of our school community. As always the behaviour of our pupils was exemplary and they were a credit to the school and their parents and guardians.
In the afternoon, pupils went off to participate in various activities including skiing, bowling and a cinema trip for over 300 of our pupils and staff! Members of the public contacted the school to comment on the pleasant and orderly manner in which our pupils conducted themselves.
Well Done to everyone! You were a great example of what St Margaret’s Day and Queen Margaret Academy represent!
A Praise Postcard
Merit Awards- pupil info
As part of the School’s Better Behaviour, Better Learning Policy, we regularly monitor the number of Merits and Praise Postcards awarded to pupils. This term, nine pupils have achieved the most number of merits. They are:
Lesley-Ann Ofei (S1)
Matthew Gray (S1)
Lucy Teenan (S1)
Rebecca Donald (S2)
Liam Fitzsimmons (S2)
Rebecca McCardie (S2)
Kathleen McGinley (S2)
Natalie Eadie (S4)
Carla McGough (S4)
To reward their good behaviour, hard work and effort, the pupils attended St Margaret’s Day activities for free. We will be checking the number of Merits awarded again just before Christmas, issuing Bronze Awards for effort and behaviour and rewarding pupils who have made the most progress…so who will be on that Merit list? Will it be
Manchester United Trip
On 15th December 2012 our pupils will be visiting Old Trafford to watch Manchester United play Sunderland. There are 39 tickets available and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend please see Mr McGugan or Mr Dewar as soon as possible for cost information and permission forms.
Preparations for the Craft Fayre on 29th Nov (6-9pm) are well underway. A large number of Craft stalls have booked for the evening, ranging from jewellery, candles, knitwear, woodwork craft, handbags to specialities and delicacies. It would be the ideal opportunity to get a head start on your Christmas shopping or buy that unusual or special gift!
On the evening there will be a display of the artistic talent in the school and Christmas carols and songs sung by the school choir will entertain us. The PTA will provide mulled wine and mince pies and we will also be joined by Santa in his specially designed Grotto and a band of elves- what else do you need to get in to the Christmas spirit?
Tickets only cost £1 so please come along and join us. Pupils can purchase tickets in school, however, you can also pay at the door! All Welcome!
An opening has arisen for some lucky pupils to assist Santa deliver presents to all the boys and girls during the Christmas Craft Fayre.
Prospective Elves must be of cheerful disposition and have their own costume.
Payment will be the National Elf Minimum wage, payable in jelly babies and chocolate buttons. A free Elf care package will also be provided.
If interested please see Ms McMillan to arrange an interview.
Other school info...
Well done to two of our S3 pupils, Stuart Campbell and Sam Chitty, who represented the school on Thursday 15th of November at the Victim Support School Speaking Competition 2012. The boys performed a fantastic speech on Cyber Bullying and impressed everyone with their delivery and maturity. They were a credit to the school and a career in public speaking lies ahead. Sam and Stuart are pictured below.
Queen Margaret Academy Netball team defeated Prestwick Academy 11-1 on Monday evening. All competitors played with a high level of motivation and determination. Megan Slider was named Player of the Match. Well Done!
Be-enchanted Productions, which offer various drama workshops, will be visiting the school on Tuesday the 20th of November. The company will give a performance designed to raise awareness of the problem of domestic abuse. All pupils from S4 –S6 will be in attendance. We look forward to welcoming Be-Enchanted Productions for what promises to be a worthwhile educational experience.
Skiing and Snowboarding at Braehead
Congratulations to all the staff that helped to co-ordinate the St Margaret’s Day skiing and snowboarding trip. All the pupils had a fantastic time and their behaviour was exemplary.
At first it seemed like a few pupils were a bit out of practice and found it hard to control their speed – thank heavens for the large hammock at the bottom of the slope, or rather the safety net! However, all the skills came flooding back and a vast improvement was made by all pupils with regards to their skiing and snowboarding abilities. They had a great deal of fun and didn’t want to stop when their time was over. We look forward to returning again.