On Sunday, many of our staff and pupils are involved in Remembrance events. On Monday staff and pupil representatives will attend a ceremony in Ayr.
Whatever you are doing, we ask you to take a moment to remember, those in the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
Pupils should be in full uniform as this is NOT a non uniform day.
The timetable for the day has had to be slightly amended to accommodate the mass and the afternoon activities. The timetable for the day is as follows:
8.45-9.20 period 1
9.20-9.55 period 2
9.55-10.25 Interval (extended to allow pupils to purchase lunches)
10.25 pupils go to period 3 classes in preparation for Mass
11.00 Mass of St Margaret
Pupils leaving for out of school activities should bring a packed lunch. Canteen open for pupils remaining in school.
Parents and Guardians attending the Mass are invited to join Fr Phillip, Bishop Cunningham and Mr Flynn for light refreshments.
1.15– Pupils remaining in school proceed to activities. Details will be provided at
A 20 minute interval will be built in to the afternoon activities.
3.40-end of school day.
On Wednesday the 6th November, HannahPaterson (S5) and Samuel Chitty (S4) competed in the Victim Support Public Speaking competition in the University of the West of Scotland- and won by a resounding margin! They were
accompanied by Miss J Mcghie (PT English), Mrs G Paterson (English) and
other members of staff.
We congratulate them heartily on their well deserved success!!!
In addition, four S5 year pupils, again accompanied by Miss J McGhie, will travel to the Burns Museum on Tuesday 12th November to take part in the STV Youth Debate on Scottish Independence. Our team have been asked to make the case against Scottish Independence. The four pupils (Euan Scott, Erin Clark, Thomas and Joseph Shaw) have been working very hard on their arguments against Scottish Independence.
We wish all of our pupils every success!
Check out the latest extra- curricular
activities and sports results in our PE, extra- curricular activities or click
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South Ayrshire Youth Conference
Friday 8 November
The following pupils attended the South Ayrshire Youth Conference on Friday 8thNovember.
South Ayrshire Council holds a Youth Conference for more than 80 South Ayrshire S1 to S6 pupils annually and representatives of the Scottish Youth Parliament and the South Ayrshire Youth forum work together to ensure the views of South Ayrshire’s young people are heard
It is part of the Council’s commitment to its Youth Strategy that an annual consultative conference is held
for young people in South Ayrshire. The conference helps to develop opportunities for young people to have a voice and influence decision making
On 18 November at interval we will be having a
baking stall to raise funds for Barnardos. We are also going to make up
Christmas bags filled with sweeties and a small toy. We are looking for
donations of sweets 20p and under (examples Fudge, Milky Way…) plus small toys
that you may find in for example a Christmas Cracker.
We will be in the crush hall for collections at break or send to Mrs McIntosh.
Thank you for helping us.
Supported Study Timetable
As we are now a“School of Rugby” and have award winning rugby teams we are trying to maintin the high standard of players and youth development we have established in conjunction with Ayr Rugby
We encourage pupils from S1 and S2 to come along to Rugby training on a Tuesday after school with Mr McMurdo (Technical). Travel passes are available for pupils who normally travel by school bus.
Below is a recent match report from Mr McMurdo:
soaking wet weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the S1/2 rugby team as
they played some outstanding rugby to reach the final of the Rugby development
day at Rozelle Park on Thursday. The boys competed against schools from
across South Ayrshire and played well in the group games, securing many wins.
The first team they played were a
good Girvan side and an excellent performance lead to a convincing 6-0 victory;
this was followed by a 5-2 victory over Carrick Academy and a 6-5 victory over
Ayr Academy. After the group stages the final test came in the first place
play-off against a very strong Kyle Academy. The boys performed admirably and
narrowly lost 5-4 in what was a very evenly matched game. The boys who
participated were Patryk Wolski (c), Andrew Morrison, Jack Cassidy, David
Miller, Matheson Harper-Titchener, Matthew McKeown, Aidan McQuillan, Brendan
Lynch, Sean Charleton and Travis Smith. The attitude and behaviour of the pupils
on the trip was fantastic.
Advanced Higher Art pupils Rachel Cunningham and Rebecca Niven enjoyed a visit to Morton Young and Borland Textile factory in Newmilns. They had the opportunity to observe all stages of manufacture, from design to completion. MYB have been around for over 100 years thanks to having the biggest looms in Europe; they have links with Glasgow School of Art, Timorous Beasties Glasgow and Ralph Lauren. The pupils will now have
a chance to design and make their own madras fabric which will be woven at MYB next year.