QUIZ NIGHT- Organised by S6
As part of this year’s fundraising, S6 have organised a Quiz night for the STV Appeal.
STV Quiz Night
17th September @QMA
“Raising funds to Support Scotland’s Children in poverty”
Tickets on sale from todayand at the door:
£20 team of 6
£25 Team of 8
Win a Luxury Hamper!
RAFFLE ON THE NIGHT & SNACKS INCLUDED
Fantastic Raffle Prizes including:
Meal voucher at Pizza Hut
Pamper Vouchers from local salons
Boxes of Thorntons chocolates
A variety of Malt Whiskies
On Tuesday 9 September the annual prizegiving ceremony took place in the school. It was a night when we celebrated the successes of a large number of our pupils. Including for the first time being able to congratulate those of our senior pupils who excelled themselves in last sessions National Examinations.
Our guest of honour for the evening was Douglas Hutchison who presented the Academic Awards and Cllr Margaret Toner presented the sports awards. Everyone who was present was very complementary about the evening with a number of our invited guests going out of their way to tell us how much they enjoyed the
event. A big well done to the prizewinners and sincere thanks to those members of staff whose support and assistance both in the run up to the event and on the night ensured that everything ran smoothly.
The following pupils will be taking part in the South Ayrshire Maths Challenge on Tuesday 15thSeptember from 09:30 until 13:10.
Marissa Nowosad S4
James Abbott S4
Matthew Gray S3
Lesley Ann Ofei S3
Higgs Boson Competition
The Higgs Boson Competition was launched almost a year ago, on the day that François Englert and Peter Higgs were announced as the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.
The competition attracted entries from across Scotland and in all the categories from Primary 6/7 to S5/6. Judging took place over the summer and the winners were presented with their prizes at an event at the Royal
Society of Edinburgh.
The winning teams were welcomed to the event on behalf of the Institute of
Physics by Professor Martin Hendry, Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and
Cosmology in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow.
Dr Victoria Martin, Reader in particle physics at the University of Edinburgh
gave a talk about the discovery of the Higgs Boson which included a really accessible particle physics tutorial and a description of the instruments used at CERN to confirm the theory set out by Peter Higgs
fifty years before the discovery was made in 2012. The ATLAS experiment, one
of these instruments, is depicted in the crystals presented as part of the prizes awarded today.
Before the presentations began, Alan Walker, close associate of Peter Higgs and Honorary Fellow in the School of
Physics & Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, provided a tour of the Maxwell to Higgs exhibition which included some exclusive anecdotes which made us all feel closer to the story of the discovery that led to the 2013
Nobel Physics Prize for François Englert and Peter Higgs. Alan’s remarkable story highlighted a number of interesting connections between James Clerk Maxwell, the Scottish scientist whose famous
equations eloquently describe electromagnetism, and Professor Higgs.
Unfortunately, Professor Higgs was unable to be present as planned, but we were fortunate that Professor Jim Hough of Glasgow University and Chief Executive Officer of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance,
was able to present the prizes on behalf of Professor Higgs
Anti Bullying Week
The Guidance department would like to highlight the upcoming Anti Bullying Week which is Monday 17 –
Friday 21 November this year.
We like to mark it with assemblies, competitions and PSHE lessons. A very powerful way to involve young people is the competition. We had two excellent entries last year.
We are enrolling the help of S6 students to help .The official agency we use is RespectMe,
Scotland’s Anti Bullying Service.
The closing date for the competition is 24 October. We would ask pupils to get entries to us before the October holiday, Thursday 9 October
. The competition – What Bullying Means to Me
Entries can be submitted by individuals or groups and can be entered into three different categories:
Artistic - Entries in this category can include: artwork, posters, photographs or sculpture.
Creative writing - Entries in this category can include: poems, songs, raps and short stories.
Performance - Entries in this category can include: short films, drama/drama scripts, animation and dance.
A winner and runner-up will be awarded in each of the three categories.
What are we looking for in competition entries?
Every year we receive over 2,000 entries from schools and youth groups across Scotland. We get some fantastic submissions, ranging from posters and short stories to drama scripts and DVDs, and it’s clear that young people have a lot of creativity and passion when it comes to bullying behaviour. We want to see them using this talent and enthusiasm to illustrate what bullying means to them. We’re not just looking for general anti-bullying
statements or images, we want young people to express how it makes them feel and to translate these feelings and emotions into a submission which is as creative or abstract as they want it to be!
Competition entries will be short-listed and judged by members of theScottish Government and the respectme team. The criteria outlined above will be used to judge all entries
I’ll be participating in the great Scottish run (half marathon) for CLIC Sargent on 5thOct-
It’s a fabulous charity that supports children & youngsters with cancer. I’d be grateful if you have any spare pennies, if you could drop them in the “HEROES” tub in my room.
Alternatively please click on my justgiving page- any donation no matter how small is welcome!