Senior students and staff joined with members of the wider Bellshill community in a moving ceremony at the War Memorial on Wednesday. Our School Captains laid a wreath at the memorial and Sarah Lindsay read her World War 1 Memorial poem which is now inscribed in marble at the memorial. We were pleased that Primary 7 pupils from our associated primary schools and senior students from Cardinal Newman High School joined with us at the ceremony.
CHILDREN IN NEED FUN DAY!
On Friday 13th November, our charity committee hosted an S1-3 Fun Day to raise money for Children in Need. Pupils had the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities such as a bouncy castle, inflatable super slide, sumo suit wrestling, face painting, and much more! As part of the day, the committee held a coffee morning for staff. The committee raised almost £900 and our thanks go to Miss Simonini, Mr Clark and all the students and staff who participated in raising this fantastic amount.
BBC Children in Need Choir
9 of our students in S3 and S4 were selected to sing in the BBC Children in Need Choir. The students had a great time and were a credit to the school.
Primary 7 Roadshows
A huge thanks to all of the P7 pupils and parents from Lawmuir, Mossend and Noble Primary Schools for participating in our annual Roadshows. The events, organised by Mrs McGraw were a fantastic success. Thanks also to the Head Teachers in each of the schools for hosting the events and to our own Bellshill Academy students who delivered great presentations at each school. (Pictured Victoria McGinty, Craig Lockhart School Captains.
During our In-service day on Monday 16th November all of our teaching staff took part in an innovative learning carousel, showcasing great examples of teaching approaches used in all of our departments.
Inter House Scores
The current standing in our annual competition is
Iona House – 100 points
Arran House – 90 points
Lewis House – 80 points
Well done to Iona House but it’s still too close to call!!!
Christmas Concert and Christmas Market
Our Christmas concert will take place in the evening of Thursday 10th December. On that evening we will hold a Christmas Market from 6pm. We hope to have a great turnout to both events. Please contact the school for further details.
Pupil council representatives from S1-S4 attended a Youth Conference on Friday 6th November 10am-3.30pm. At the conference they had the chance to ask a panel of experts about any changes that they would like to see in the Bellshill area. The event was a great success.
New Dance Studio, and Fitness Suite
We are delighted that work has now begun on our new PE facility. Once completed, our pupils and staff will have access to state of the art Dance Studi and Fitness suite and a multi-purpose room for teaching and Drama performances.