5th March 2014

Senior Student’s Residential Experience

The Summer School for new S1 pupils is a regular event within Bellshill Academy and over the years the contribution of senior pupils has been invaluable. Last year senior students who offered to support the Summer School took part in a residential training weekend and we are keen for this to take place again. The proposed date is Monday 23 June – Wednesday 25th June and the venue is likely to an outdoor centre near the Trossachs. Those seniors who wish to be volunteers in the summer school will be given priority, and should speak to June or Yvonne in the Partnership Office as soon as possible.

Science Success

Bellshill Academy has been recognised by the British Science Association as one of only 18 schools in Scotland registering students for CREST Awards. The CREST Award scheme is run by the British Science Association and recognises achievement in Science, Technology and Mathematics. We are delighted to be recognised by the association for achievements of our students supported by Mr Smith in the Chemistry and Physics Faculty.

North Lanarkshire Schools Tri Sport Challenge Finals.

Our PE staff are delighted with the success of our senior students who competed in the North Lanarkshire Schools Tri Sport Challenge Finals on Tuesday 4th March.

Both our mixed and boys only teams won silver in their respective categories!

Mixed Team

Aidan Grey

Adam Caven

Louise Borthwick

Jennifer McFarlane

Boys Team: (picture attached left to right)

Josh Robertson

Alexander More

Euan Russell

Josh Maxwell.

Bellshill/Wishaw Commonwealth Challenge

Students from the Academy successfully participated in the Bellshill/Wishaw Commonwealth challenge so far. We have qualified for the NL Finals for Netball and did well in the table tennis coming third! We are currently sitting top of the points table in the Bellshill / Wishaw /Shotts area overall and we are looking forward to hosting the Rugby 7’s competition on Wednesday 19th March

Good luck to all of the schools and students who are competing.


Yoga will be on again on Wednesday this week, and will run through to the Spring holiday. It is held in the girls gym from 3.35pm until about 4.15pm. The sessions are

taken by Roseann, one of our NL Fitness Motivators and is open to all pupils and staff, all welcome.

2014 Senior School Prom

The Senior School Prom will be held in Dalziel Park on Thursday 12 June. Further details can be obtained from Mrs Heffernan in the Business Education department.

S2 Parents Evening

A Parents evening for pupils in S2 will take place on Tuesday 11th March. All S2 Reports have now been issued and S2 pupils have been issued with full details of the evening.