15th May 2014

Bellshill War Memorial Creative Writing Competition

All of the Bellshill schools who participated in the War Memorial Poetry competition have been invited to an Award Ceremony at the Academy on 20th June. Prize-winners, their parents and teachers have been invited to collect their awards at the very prestigious ceremony.

Our elected members will present a range of fantastic prizes, which have been donated by the local community, to the main winners. Each participating school will also receive a Bellshill War Memorial trophy for Creative Writing, which will be presented annually at each school’s award ceremony.

A huge thank you to everyone involved in making this competition such a success.

Malawi Trip

Final preparations for the Malawi trip are under way with all of the 8 senior students having raised sufficient funds to pay for the visit. We would like to thank everyone in the school and the wider Bellshill community for the fantastic support they have given to our students. (Photo attached Left to right Rebecca Lovell, Graeme Lindsay, Aimee Gowrie, Ross McAlpine and Jennifer Phillips)

School Show – Calamity Jane

All of the cast are working really hard in the final stages of preparations for this year’s show Calamity Jane. Our performances will be on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th June, with the dress rehearsal on Tuesday 3rd June.

Tickets will be on sale very soon.

Tinto Hill Climb

55 S1 pupils will take part in the annual Tinto Hill Climb in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice.

School Tour Musical Performance

Pupils in S1 and S3 had the opportunity to take part in a musical performance by singer Ashley Collins. The performance took place on Monday 12th May and was a huge success.

S2 Enterprise Event

Our annual Enterprise event for pupils in S2 took place on Monday 12th May. All of our S2 enjoyed the opportunity which was organized by the Home Economics and Business/ICT departments.

Interhouse Competition

The latest scores in the competition have just been announced with Douglas House still in the lead.

  • Douglas House 470 points
  • Woodhall ” 400 “
  • Orbiston ” 310 “
  • Milnwood ” 270 “

More points can be won on school sports day.


On Saturday 31st May the Eco Committee are holding a bagpack in Tesco, Bellshill,

between 10am and 4.00pm, to raise funds to enable us to continue to make

improvements to our school grounds, the West playground garden and greenhouse.

S2 Trip to M&Ds

A group of 30 S2 have been selected by their Pupil Support Teacher to take part in the

Celebrating Success trip to M&Ds on Thursday 22nd May. Pupils from each House

Group have been selected as a reward for excellent effort in class, behavior, attendance

and for achieving the highest number of merit awards. Well done to everyone selected.