Art Award 2016

We are delighted that Amy McGinty, S1, has been shortlisted for a very prestigious national Art Award organised by the Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture. Amy will receive her award at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh on 1st March. Well done to Amy and her teacher Ms Coffey who nominated Amy’s work.

World Book Day / Readathon Charity

The English department are once again organising the annual Readathon to support two Charity Competitions.  The competition will run from Thursday 18th February – 10th March inclusive and costs 30p for 1 entry or 50p for both competitions. The draw of all winning entries will take place on on 10th March. Two top prizes of £50 worth of Tesco vouchers

will be awarded. Displays have been set up in the in foyer and at the English Department. The competition is open to students, parents/guardians and teachers and further details can be obtained from the English Department.

Chick mania hits the Science Department !!!

There were new arrivals at Bellshill Academy last week in the form of 9 newly born chicks. This is the second time in the past twelve months that chicks have been brought into the department with the help of the Science Department. This was made possible by the fantastic support of both pupils and staff who raised money for the eggs themselves and the equipment needed to safely house the chicks. This money was raised through a Chick Cafe and Cake Stall. The eggs were delivered last Monday, 15th February, and the first chick hatched on Wednesday morning. The other eight followed throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday. This has generated a great deal of excitement throughout the school and all pupils and staff have enjoyed visiting the chicks, and learning about them in Miss Kelly’s Science and Biology classes.


Miss Simonini and the Charity Committee are encouraging our S1 pupils to take part in the Tinto Hill climb to raise money for St Andrew’s Hospice. The climb is on Tuesday 24th May and as there are limited spaces available pupils should sign up as quickly as possible to avoid missing a fantastic and very worthwhile day.


S3 Parent’s Evening

Many thanks to the large number of parents and carers who came along to the Parent’ Meeting last week. As always we are very grateful of the support we receive from all of our parents and carers.


Pupils in S2 to S6 will receive their reports at the end of this week. Reports for S1 pupils will be issued the following week.
Public Speaking Workshop

Three of our S3 pupils were delighted to be selected to participate in a workshop in preparation for NLC’s Speaking Up! Public Speaking Competition. The pupils who have been selected to represent Bellshill Academy are Danielle Burke, Kim Jackson and Josh Mills.

Talent Show

Our Talent Show will take place on Friday afternoon to raise funds for our Malawi project. Tickets costing £2 are available to all pupils in S1-S3.