Primary – Secondary Transition Easter School

P6 pupils from all primary schools in the Bellshill area were invited to a programme of activities during the Easter holidays held in Bws.1ellshill Academy and Cardinal Newman High Schools. The programme was organised by the Home School Partnership Officers from each secondary school. Pupils had the chance to get to know the secondary school building, take part in fun activities and meet new friends.

The programme concluded with a trip to an outdoor centre and a certificate presentation. The feedback from pupils and parents was excellent with all pupils feeling more prepared and confident for starting High School.

 XL Celebration Evening


3XL pupils have been busy producing a film for an ‘Arts and Employability’ project. Their chosen art form was ‘Special Effects Make Up’. Pupils created some gory looking cuts and bruises and produced a short film on the dangers of gang culture.

All pupils learned lots of new skills from the project and attended a celebration evening in St Ambrose High School with other XL groups from across North Lanarkshire. The pupils all received certificates and a special award for all their hard work.

Sporting Success

Gymnastics News

After winning the North Lanarkshire Gymnastics Competition, Bellshill Academy had four pupils: Abby Forwell, Alana Hillcoat, Jodie Burns and Morgan Ferguson represent the school at the Scottish Schools Gymnastics Competition. This took place on Sunday the 20th of March at Bells Sports Centre in Perth.  After giving their all and providing a fantastic performance the girls finished 12th place out of the 24 schools that competed in level one, which is a great achievement for them and the school. Well done girls, the school is very proud of you!


Netball News

A massive congratulations to the S1 and S2 netball teams who are through to the semi-finals of the North Lanarkshire Netball League. The S1 team will be playing Coatbridge High school while the S2 team, having won all of their games, will be playing St Margaret’s High School in the coming weeks. Good luck girls!


Parent Council AGM

Our AGM took place on Monday 18th April. Many thanks to all of our members who have been a fantastic support to the school over the past year.  Our meeting finished with a tour of our new ‘state of the art’ Dance and Fitness suite.


School Show

Rehearsals for this year’s show, Hairspray have resumed after the holiday.

Rehearsals for all cast are as on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Principals will have extra rehearsals with full details from Mrs Stewart and Mrs Campbell


Credit Union

Our Credit Union Collections will resume on Thursday 5th May 2016. Further information is available from Miss McCormick.