This week Queen Margaret Academy welcomes Mr Tony Flynn, our new Head Teacher. Mr Flynn joins us from Holyrood High School in Glasgow. Our pupils have extended a warm “queenie welcome” and Mr Flynn has enjoyed meeting pupils in and around the school.
It’s been a particularly busy week for Mr Flynn getting to know the school, staff and pupils. He will be sending his first Newsletter out to parents and pupils shortly.
St Margaret’s Day
Preparations are well under way for the Feast of St Margaret. The day will begin with a whole school mass celebrated by Father Philip and local Parish priests. Pupils are expected to be in full uniform. The day is always a fabulous occasion for the school to come together and exemplify the ethos of Queen Margaret Academy. In the afternoon pupils will proceed to their chosen activities. The cinema tickets have been booked, the skis waxed, the Laser Quest jackets powered up and the buses are on standby. No doubt a fabulous afternoon will be had by all.
There are still a few places left for the first year trip to the pantomime at the Gaiety on Wednesday 12th December. Please bring £12 to Miss McGhie before Friday 16th November.
Best of luck to Samuel Chitty and Stuart Campbell who are taking part in the South Ayrshire Victim Support Debating Contest on Thursday 15th November.
Whole school news
Seven pupils from Queen Margaret Academy attended South Ayrshire Council’s Youth Conference ‘Connecting Cultures’. The conference was held on Friday 9 November, 2012 from 9.30am until 1.30pm in the County Buildings, Ayr. The pupils in attendance at the conference were: Mia Cullis, Anna Sykes, Stuart Campbell, Rachel Campbell, Louis Simpson, Paige Campbell and Joseph Cochrane.
Over the next four weeks, S1 pupils will be selling things around the school. Mrs Leishman and Miss McColl of our Maths Department have formed three groups to represent QMA in a competition called Micro-Tyco which aims to promote enterprising activities. South Ayrshire Council are hoping to have all schools represented this year and are awarding achievement within the groups here in South Ayrshire.
Please show your support for the pupils to keep them motivated! The groups will be selling their products mainly in the dining hall and crush area. Indeed, they have already held a very successful bake sale to staff and pupils. There will also be nail painting and car washing activities taking place in order to raise funds for the project.