By Carrick’s Press Pack Team
On behalf of Carrick
Academy we would like to welcome you back from your October break.
We hope everyone took time to re-fresh themselves and get ready to
work hard until the end of term.
Mr Stewart - Head Teacher
On Monday 5 November
the school introduced the new Dining Hall procedures. There will an
insistence on the use of the Cashless Catering Cards to access the
Dining Hall Service. Without these Cards pupils will no longer be
able to receive the Dining Hall Service. We must stop the practice
that has come to our attention of a number of pupils sharing the
same card or using a number which does not belong to them. As you
will be aware this practice is totally unacceptable. If a pupil has
lost the Card another Card can be issued by Mrs Hamilton the
Catering Manager at a cost of £2. Your co-operation in supporting
this new procedure is very much appreciated.
On an improvement of
standards focus, staff are also going to be targeting our School
Dress Code as a number of pupils have let standards slip and are not
complying with the Code that was agreed through extensive
consultation with staff, pupils and parents. Far too many girls are
showing far too much ‘Flesh’ and although this may be acceptable at
‘Clubs/Discos’ this is not acceptable within a place of Learning.
Far too many pupils are wearing Designer Polo Tops which are not
acceptable either under the Agreed Code. A number of pupils have
ties in their pockets and only put them on when challenged by staff
whilst some pupils are wearing trainers rather than shoes. This
whole process is now regarded as a lack of respect for the Agreed
Practices and must now be challenged. Staff will remind pupils of
the Agreed Code at Assemblies and this will be re-enforced during
teaching periods as well. Guidance staff and senior staff will be in
contact with parents where a concern has arisen to recruit their
support in ensuring that their youngsters maintain the Agreed Code.
S4 Prelim Timetable
S4 will be issued
their prelim timetable on Thursday 15th November. Good
Luck and start studying and the results will be amazing!
There will be a whole
school Halloween disco held on Thursday 1st November. The tickets
are priced at £2 and will be on sale nearer the time so watch out
for them. Everyone who attends is encouraged to dress up, so whether
you are a witch, Fred Flintstone or even a bunch of grapes, please
take part and be someone different for the night. There will be
prizes for the best costumes so get your thinking caps on and see
what you can come up with.
The week beginning 8th
October was a very busy one for Carrick.
During this week S1,
S2 and S3 headed to Oswald hall to work on their leadership skills
as part of the school of ambition scheme. They were split into
groups and had to complete various tasks. At each task a leader was
appointed and had to help the group to complete the tasks, some of
these tasks were, blind folded giant jenga and using wooden blocks
in a particular order in which it would create the picture of
animals such as a cat and a dog. The pupil’s thoroughly enjoyed the
time they spent there and their leadership skills which they gained
will be put to use in classes in the future.
Many thanks to staff
and pupils for all their hard work they put in to making the
showcase night eventful which was certainly appreciated by the
parents and youngsters. Feedback was very positive.
Jeans for Genes Day
Pupils wore their
jeans with their shirts and ties to raise money for Jeans for Genes
Day on Friday 12th October. A total of £319.65 was
raised. Well Done & Thank you to everyone who contributed. Our next
target is to beat this amount for Children In Need which will be on
Friday 16th November.
S6 can assure you it
will be eventful!!
S4 Parents Evening
S4 watch out as it’s
your parents evening on 30th October. Hope you’ve all
P7 Peer Helping
On Thursday 27th
a group of primary 7’s from Maidens, Cairn, Crosshill, Straiton, and
Kirckmichael came up to Carrick for the afternoon to work with the
sixth years. They were trained on how to be buddies so they could go
back to their primary and carry out the skills they learnt. They
were split into groups with a mixture of different school pupils in
each group, after that they spent the afternoon being trained by
the 6th years on various skills such as how to be a good
listener, how to get people to communicate and also to express your
self and deal with different emotions. The pupils enjoyed their
experience and had a lot of fun.
Well done to all the
pupils who took part in the mini trials on Saturday 6th
October. Carrick Managed to win their first case against Marr
College with Gordon Gillon and Evelyn Crate prosecuting, with Steven
Kelly and Iona Haston acting as witnesses. In the afternoon Carrick
faced Ayr Academy with Eilidh Douglas defending and Josh Macleod and
Adam Hastings acting as witnesses. Unfortunately we lost this case
but Eilidh was commended by the Sheriff for an outstanding
performance. In both cases Hannah McCubbin and Emma Hamilton were on
the jury. Whilst Jamie Lawrie was Clerk Officer. Well done to
Duke of Edinburgh
On the 2nd
October, S3 pupils of Carrick Academy participated in The Duke of
Edinburgh Award Scheme which is a Curriculum for Excellence Pilot.
Their day included lots of different activities. When we interviewed
some of the pupils, they told us that the activities included, Wall
Climbing, Games Room, a Photo Story and different Team Challenges.
The pupils told us that it was a really fun day and that they would
be happy to participate in similar activities again in the future.
They also said that it would help them with their future career when
they come to write their CVs.
U15 Carrick 1 v 4
Carrick didn't take
their chances and were punished for this. Good luck boys for your
U18 St Brides/St
Andrews 1 v 5 Carrick
A superb away
victory for Carrick in the 2nd round of the Scottish cup, next round
is at home. We are still unbeaten, goal scorers were; Kris Scott 2,
David Logan, Colin Sturgeon and Kyle Faulds.
S2 U14 Largs 5 v
The boys staged a
battling performance and led 2 v 1 at half time, with 2 goals from
John Dewar. Unfortunately, Largs pressure told and Carrick conceded
3 late goals.
U18 Ayrshire team
Both Kyle Faulds and
Fraser Thomson shall represent Ayrshire against Aberdeen on 7th
U18 Auchinleck v
Carrick Semi Final of Ayrshire League Cup 6/11/07
Carrick face a tough
task away to Auchinleck, fingers crossed for an away win.
U15 Carrick v
Ayrshire cup match on
Tickets are now on
sale for Scotland V France on Sunday 3rd February and
Scotland V England on Saturday 8th March. Please see Mr
Brown for information if you’re interested in going. The pupils who
go and see Scotland V France will get priority for a ticket to go to
the England game. The cost will be £20 for each game.
Carrick Academy Latest Rugby News
When Carrick were
drawn to play Galashiels away the players knew that this would be a
difficult match and so it proved to be. Carrick did make Gala work
for all but one of their 10 tries and in some respect the Carrick
boys did well to keep the score down to 62-0. This was a real eye
opener for Carrick but with 5 fourth years in the starting line up
and only two sixth years; this is still a young 1st XV
who hopefully learned a lot from the game. Duncan Sturgeon at Full
back was excellent and won the man of the match from a Carrick point
of view. This discipline of both sides was outstanding and Gala will
be a threat to any side in this competition, we wish them well in
the next round and beyond.
The 1st XV
have been drawn at home against Arran in the first round of the
Plate. The game will take place on Saturday 17th
The Under 15 have
been drawn away to Millburn Academy (Inverness), the date is to be
confirmed in round 1 of the plate. This journey will take a 10 hour
round trip. However, Carrick will be fulfilling the fixture and have
offered Tuesday 13th November as a possible date.
– Under 15 + 18
Away - Marr
- Under 13 + 14
Home – Girvan
- Under 15
Home – Belmont
Thurs 8th Nov
- Under 18
Home – Belmont
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Phone: 01655 882389