The Brass Band play “Lord of the Dance”
The Prize giving Ceremony took place on Thursday. It was a lovely evening
which showcased the many talented pupils we have and their achievements throughout the year.
Our guest speaker, Lord Matthews, was truly impressed by our pupils and the parental and staff support that was evident on the night.
A full list of prize winners can be viewed below.
Last week the S6 Prom took place in Turnberry Hotel. It was a spectacular setting for a fabulous evening. As always the girls looked stunning in their gowns- but the boys fair scrubbed up well too. The meal was first class and was followed by an evening of music and dancing.
Pictures can be viewed at :
'Photography by Air Image www.airimage.co.uk'
All the photos are on the website at www.airimage.co.ukand a selection of those shots
are also on the Air Image Facebook at www.facebook.com/airimagephoto
Reasons to be proud of Queenie!
A huge well done to Lleona McLean in S3 (new).
She had all her cut off to support Cancer Research and her
gran. She raised £170 and the hair will be donated to make wigs for those undergoing chemotherapy.
Alton Towers Trip
Pupils will board coaches at 1.45am Tuesday 25th June
Coaches depart QMA 2.00am Tuesday 25th June
Coaches return to QMA 11.30pm Tuesday 25th June
Please note that there will be no transport from school to home for pupils and that parents should arrive in good time to collect their child from the school.
Mary’s Meals – Backpack Appeal
Our project began by looking at pupil experiences within Curriculum for Excellence and at how we could give our pupils a deeper understanding and lasting impression on how important it is to care for others less fortunate.
Marys Meals provides meals to chronically hungry children in a place of learning. In this way the hungry child is attracted to the classroom where they can gain a better future for themselves and their community.
Alongside providing the children with a daily meal, Marys Meals has currently provided 340,000 backpacks to children in Africa. A simple backpack with educational materials can be a lifeline to these children as studies show that an education is the best way a chronically poor child can escape poverty in later life.
As a school community we decided to support the backpack appeal and we have collected 96 bags full of all the essential materials. Efforts were made by pupils, staff and the parishioners of St Paul’s.
Jordi Sergio S3 donated £30, this money was raised by giving up his lunch and putting the money in a Marys Meals box. He also donated a backpack full of items. Jordi was very touched by the video Child 31 and this urged him to become more involved.
Jordi said “I got involved because I wanted to help children my age who had less luxuries than me.”
Colette McGinley Head Girl liaised with St Paul’s where a huge amount of bags and items for the bags were donated. The generosity of the people was overwhelming and the school wish to thank them for being so kind to
Colette “It was fulfilling and gave me satisfaction to know that I was helping others and making a difference.”
Mr Collins, our school technician decided not to receive birthday presents and asked his family and friends to donate backpacks instead. Once again the backpacks were flowing into the RE department.
Ms McGhie, PT English got her family and friends involved and spurred on some of her classes to support the cause and donated lots of full bags.
These are only a few examples of great love, kindness, and generosity shown by our community to those less fortunate in our world, many others could be mentioned. The 96 bags collected are now on their way to Malawi
and thanks go to everyone who was involved and made a difference to Marys Meals.
Mrs Irene McIntosh,
Queen Margaret Academy.
Music Summer Concert
The Music Department Summer Concert took place on Wednesday 19thJune. A variety of music was performed by a number of choirs and ensembles including Woodwind Ensemble, Wind Band, Samba Band, String Orchestra, Jazz Band and Orchestra. All pupils performed extremely well. It was a lovely event to round off a very busy session for the Music Department. We send sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the concert and to parents for their on-going support.
We celebrated the life of Father Alan Wilson at his memorial mass in St Pauls
Church on Thursday 20th June. Colette McGinley, Head Girl, sang Eagles Wings as the Responsorial Psalm and Claire and Lucy Teenan sang the Gospel Acclamation. Thank you to pupils for participating in the mass and for your hard work and dedication while preparing for this special occasion.
A number of S1 and S2 pupils participated inthe annual Ardmay Trip.
Matheson Harper- Titchener
James R Miller
Devin Lee Tucker
More details to follow about their adventures!
P6 Maths Challenge
On Tuesday 18th June QMA invited the cluster Primary 6 classes to take part in the maths challenge, hosted by the maths department.
The pupils worked in teams to complete six mind boggling challenges and then a fast paced relay race that involved problems to tease their brains. The pupils had a fun filled morning followed by a surprise lunch time disco with the catering staff.
The P.E. department hosted the afternoon activities, which involved the Senior Sport Leaders coaching pupils in football, basketball and rounders. The day was a great success full of excitement and challenge.
More pictures availalbe in the media gallery.
On Thursday 20th June QMA hosted their annual RAF
day. This involved the RAF working with pupils in our new S3, completing various group tasks to develop their leadership skills. The pupils were pushed to their limits to discover different forms of communication to complete group activities effectively. The pupils had to continue to review situations and think of different ways they could improve on their communication skills to solve problems more efficiently and complete the task. The day was not only a great learning experience for the pupils but good fun as
The members of the Maths Department have recently visited all of our cluster primary schools to teach a lesson to P7 pupils. This has allowed staff to get to know some of the pupils before they start the school in August.
The department is looking forward to teaching the new S1 in August.
Badagry Fun Lunch
Big congratulations to S6 for organising a “fun lunch time” to raise money for Badagry.
The events included a bake sale, beat the goalie and soak the teacher event!
We would like to extend our gratitude to Mr Campbell, Mr McGuire, Mr McFadden, Mr Mann and Mr Flynn who were brave enough to put themselves in the stocks!