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Enterprise Challenge


Our S2 pupils took part in our annual Enterprise challenge which is run in partnership with the Hilton Strathclyde and New College Lanarkshire. Pupils were involved in designing and making a healthy pasta dish. They presented their idea to the judges from the Hilton hotel and New College Lanarkshire in a Dragon’s Den type event. The winners were: Eve Gardiner, Ellie Muir, Sophie Kerr, Jack Kean and Cameron Boyd who impressed the judges with their dish ‘More than Carbonara”. In 2nd place was Adam Clacher, Holly Gibson, Jennifer Lindsay, Kelsie Chappel and Amie Mullan and in 3rd place was William Cook, Lauryn Haddow, Fraser Hogg and Dana Jovetic-Rankine. A massive thanks to our business partners and Mrs Heffernan’s team for organising such a great event.

Careers Fair

A huge thanks to all of our local business partners and agencies who participated in our S2 Careers Fair last week.  The event was a great success and we were delighted that our Convenor of Education Councillor McNally was able to speak to pupils and stall holders during a visit to the school.


New Timetable

Our new timetable for pupils in S1-3 began this week and senior students returning from SQA examinations will begin their new timetable on Monday 6th June.

Primary 7 Visits

We are very much looking forward to welcoming P7 pupils from our associated primary schools and other local primary schools to the Academy next week.  This year we have extended our Transition programme to 3 days and we are very grateful to all of our partner schools and P7 parents for ensuring that the pupils are well prepared for event.


8 of our senior students will begin their trip to Malawi on Sunday 5th June accompanied by Miss Ainslie and Mr Sexton.  We are very proud of their fantastic fundraising efforts to raise the money needed for the trip and grateful to everyone in our local community for their support.  We wish them every success in their work with disadvantaged youngsters while they are in Malawi.

School Trips

The past few weeks have been very exciting for large numbers of our young people who have had the opportunity to participate in a range of excursions including: S1 trip to Amazonia, S2 trip to M&Ds, S3 trip to the Scottish Museum of Rural Life, S3 and S4 trip to Airspace.  During all of these trips our students have been a credit to the school.

End of Term Events

As we approach the end of term, there are a number of very important events planned.  These include: P7 visits 8, 9 10 June; Sports Day on 14th June; Award Ceremonies on 15th and 16th June; Senior Prom on 17th June; School Show on 23rd and 24th June. London Trip on 27th to 29th June. We welcome the support of all of our parents and carers in attending our Awards Ceremonies and School Show.