A huge well done and thanks to Miss Ainslie and all our staff and students who supported her in making Strictly Bellshill such a fantastic success. The event took place on 8th December and 12 couples – staff and senior students performed outstanding routines to an absolutely brilliant audience. It was a tremendous success and a great night and everyone involved should be very proud of putting on such an amazing show to raise money for two really worthwhile causes. £660 was raised on the night and the money will be split between St Andrew’s Hospice and our partnership school in Malawi.
St Andrew’s Hospice Ambassadors
A big thank you goes to all our Hospice Ambassadors who have been raising money for the Hospice throughout the festive period by selling, cards, badges and diaries. Our students have been a credit to the school.
Creative Writing Club
The Academy’s creative writing club for adults has produced a collection of short stories for Christmas entitled, Ding Dong Merrily or Cry ?
They will go on sale during the school’s Christmas Market.
The collection is priced at a minimum donation of £3 and all proceeds will go to The Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre. As you already know, the centre does outstanding work for those throughout Bellshill and the surrounding area as they combat poverty, isolation and intoleration. They are a vital organisation- particularly at this time of year. Many thanks to Mr Maguire who leads the Club and to everyone involved in its continued success.
S1 Pantomime Trip
Our S1 pupils were treated to a great outing to the Panto on Wednesday 14th December. The trip was organized by Miss Moore in the English Department and pupils had a great time watching ‘Elfie’s Magical Adventure.’ At the Pavillion Theatre.
Our students in S4-6 have been issued with their Prelim Timetable for examinations which begin on 23rd January 2017. The timetable is available on the school’s website which also has information on study techniques and links to useful revision websites. Further information can be obtained from Mr Webb, DHT
End of Term Events
As we approach the end of term, our students will be involved in a range of events including:
The Christmas Market and Concert; our Eco-Committee bag-pack; our Ceilidh and a range of musical performances at our local Primary and Nursery Schools. Our Christmas Service will take place on Friday 23rd December led by our RE staff and our Chaplains.
School will close for the end of term at 2.30 on Friday 23rd December and re-open at 8.55am on Monday 9th January.