By Carrickís Press Pack Team
On behalf of Carrick Academy our Press Pack Team would
like to wish you an eventful summer holiday.
Message from Carrickís Head
We have just completed the four-day Primary 7 Induction and are now
looking forward to welcoming them as the new S1 intake in August.
The session is rapidly coming to an end with a range of activities
from School Show, Prize Giving, Excellence Awards and the Alton
Towers trip. In the midst of these activities we are interviewing
for posts in Mathematics, English and Computing.
A number of staff are leaving at the end of the session and I would
like to thank them all for their input to the school and wish them
well for the future. A number of pupils have also left us and again
we wish them well on the next step in their careers.
At the time of writing the School Show has still to take place and I
want to pay tribute to the staff and pupils for the sheer hard work
it takes to put on a performance such as this. Can I also wish every
success to the pupils who will be eagerly awaiting the results
dropping through the letterbox early in August
The Parent Council has now been formed and will be in touch with
parents early in the new session. I have included the Adopted
Constitution for your information.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.
Highland show trip
Thursday 21st June Mrs Baird and Mrs Bryden took a large
group of Carrick pupils up to the Royal Highland Show for the day.
They were able to try all the delicious tasters in the food hall,
look round the shopping arcade at all the stalls and have a good
look at all the machinery on show, with them stopping occasionally
to watch the judging in the main ring. Some of them even ventured
into the Highland Hall to look at all the cattle and were surprised
by the size of animals they saw! Many of the group also tried out
the army climbing wall in the activities area and others completed
questioners to get free Scotch Beef t-shirts. All had a great day
and lucky the weather stayed dry and sunny for the trip and we even
came back with a few extra passengers to the 4-legged type! Thanks
must go to Mrs Baird and Mrs Bryden for such a memorable trip.
Saturday 23rd, Carrick Academy held a rugby game against
the current and previous students, amazingly the current students
triumphed against there opposition with an amazing score of 10-5
with Colin Sturgeon scoring all the points and Colin Eaglesham
scoring for the previous students. Mr Brown would like to thank all
the parents that contributed to the after match buffet.
Friday 29th June all buses will arrive at 1pm with the
exception of Smiths Coaches which will be coming at 12.00 noon.
weeks results are as follows:
Carrick 11 v 4 Girvan,
were Colin Sturgeon (3), Will Barker (2) Keir McSorley (2), Kris
Scott (1), Mark Taylor (1), Fraser Thomson (1) and Kyle Faulds (1)
under 16ís were also playing against Ayr the final score was
Carrick 4 Ayr 3
for this game were Michael Kirk (2) Duncan Sturgeon (1) and Jason
Congratulations to all the scores, and fingers
crossed for a successful next session.
forget to come back to school on Monday 20th August
return on Thursday 16th August and Friday 17th
August for in-service days.
school show Disco Inferno was a great success. It took place over
three nights from the 19th to the 21st of June
at the town Hall. A lot of hard work was put into the show not only
by cast members but also by staff and pupils helping behind the
scenes. A big thanks to you all! The show was enjoyed by all so we
took the opportunity to speak to some of the pupils who saw the show
to get their views. One pupil claimed, ďIt was the best show I have
ever seen. I was dancing and singing along all night!Ē Hopefully the
excellent shows will continue in years to come thanks to our music
department and talented pupils.
The forms for the Education Maintenance Allowance for the 2007
session are available from the office.
Academy would like to thank the students who attended the Leaverís
Ceremony on Friday 22nd June, best wishes for the future
to them all.
Beat the Goalie Competition
On Wednesday 27th June there is a beat the
goalie competition on in the games hall at the PE
department. The goalies are Mr Brown, Mr Dunsmuir, Miss
Johnston and Mr Wilson (English). It is 20p to watch and
50p to play and all the funds go towards the joint trip
between Geography, the Ocean Youth Trust and the Dolphin
house. The trip consists of three Carrick pupils namely
Kristy Wilson, Kerry Knight and Elizabeth McJannet
sailing round Ireland from 7th- 15th
June with 5 Swedish students and 2 other boys from
they will have a brilliant time and we will have an update on there
adventure when they get back. We hope to see at PE on Wednesday even
if it just to have a laugh at the teacherís goal keeping skills!
Peer Helping Training
On Monday 25th June
a training morning was held to train the new peer helpers. The peer
helpers are senior pupils who have 3 or more S1 pupils assigned to
them so that when the new S1 arrive at Carrick they feel able to
confide in a senior pupil if they have any problems and also so that
their peer helper looks out for them at the school. The training was
held in the art barn and was lead by pupils, who had previously been
trained as from the previous year; it was found that the pupils
preferred being trained by other pupils. They had to participate in
role-play and concentrated on what makes a good listener. Even
though the training had a serious point behind it, lots of fun and
laughter was had and they now canít wait to meet there peer pupils
to put the training into action!