I feel I must start by mentioning the fantastic S6 production taking place this week, Black Comedy. Thus has been in development for over a year and I must commend the Director, cast and production team for a first class performance. This obviously took a lot of commitment from the students, and I also know they would want me to mention the strong support they have had from staff, in particular Mr Emery of the drama department.
This week we also continued to develop our equalities awareness and I am grateful to Ms Artesoglou and Mr McCluskey for co-ordinating activities and delivering assemblies designed to raise awareness on autism during World Autism Awareness Week. Any funds raised from the “wear blue” dress down day will be used to support provision in the school, in particular, the purchase of multi-sensory materials.
Our senior footballers lost out at semi-final stage in the Scottish cup to St Ninian’s at Alloa Stadium yesterday but Mr O’Donnell tells me the 3-0 scoreline was not a fair reflection of the game. Well done to the team for getting this far and ensuring we are ranked one of the four best cup teams in Scotland this year. This is a real achievement, especially as we had a squad of only 16, including some S4 players.
As mentioned last week, we also had our S3 netball team in a final last Friday and I am pleased to report they won 28-27 in a very close match, which included international players on both sides. Thanks to the committed staff team who have made this possible, Ms Henderson, Ms Woodhouse and Ms Maxey.
Over the holidays we will be offering supported study sessions in the run-up to the SQA exams. Students have been registering with staff for these sessions and Mr Pye has placed full details of the programme on the website.
The summer term will start for staff and students on Tuesday 17th April.