Carrick Academy Class Chat - 1st October 2007
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          By Carrick’s Press Pack Team









S1                                            S2                                            S3

1st        Gordon Gregor              1st         Aiden McCartney        1st            Tony Howie

2nd        Adam Copeland           2nd        Robert McMillan         2nd               Jo Maxwell

3rd        Ross Paton                   3rd            Craig McFadzean        3rd                Derek Dorrans


Senior Boys

1st            Kyle Faulds

2nd           Colin Sturgeon

3rd        Ross Knight




S1                                                            S2

1st              Paige Murray                                 1st                 Caitlin Davidson

2nd               Caryn McWhirter                     2nd               Catherine Easter         

3rd                Joanne Shennan                      3rd                Ellis McDowall


S3                                                        Senior Girls

1st                 Louise Allan                            1st                 Sam Wallace     

2nd               Shannyn Henderson                2nd               Megan Hood

3rd                Sian Bird                                  3rd                Robyn Young


Book Appeal


Carrick Academy are participating in a charity book appeal for Books Abroad the school is aiming to fill 120 boxes with books.  We are looking for the following:


Primary:          English Readers


Geography- not UK

Library books- fiction & non fiction

Ladybird books



Atlas: world- not UK& post 1995


Secondary:     English readers



Business Studies

Geography- all physical, human post 1995

Library books- fiction & non- fiction


Atlas: world –not UK & post 1995


Adult:              Library Books- fiction & non fiction

Reference books- not UK specified

Health books/ nursing books

Tropical Agriculture


We do not want:         Poetry Drama Music

Bibles- king James

Foreign Languages

History I.e. Scottish, British and European 




S2 Rugby- Carrick lost against Marr College 19-0, Man of the Match was Jonathan Webster.


S1 Rugby- Carrick’s S1 team also lost to Marr College 19-7, scorers were Gordon Gregor (1 Try and a Conversion), Kiellan Cook (1 Try).



Work Shadowing


The work shadowing is an initiative which Carrick has participated in for many years and this year is sure to be no different. It involves one of the S6 business management, administration or accounts pupils entering there CV to a company, after this the applicants are interviewed and one of them is chosen to represent the school. This year the judges had an extremely hard job in choosing Carrick’s representative but they eventually decided on Elizabeth McJannet. Elizabeth will be placed into a business and follow the manager for a total of 1 week to see what their job entails. After this she will submit a report on her experience and also do a presentation, along with participants from other schools, to a board of judges who will then decide who the overall winner is. We wish her the best of luck and will update you nearer the time on how she gets on.


Class Reps


Every year each house has representatives from each class who work with the house captains and vice captains to discuss different issues with in the school.  This year the response for class reps was fantastic and the final reps are as follows.


Yellow house

S1: Keillen Cook, Elli Coulter

S2: Catherine Easter, Megan Kirk

S3: Steven Logan, Ginny Collie, Leigh Cairns, Connor Kennedy

S4: Emma Smith, Claire Scobie


Blue House

S1: Anne-Louise Hall, Ryan Wilson, Connor Lorrimer, Mark Sloan

S2: John Dewar

S3: Louise Allan, Shannyn Henderson, Erin Bayne, Sarah Brown

S4: Danielle Horton, Robert Sykes


Red House

S1: Gordon Gregor, Blair Cooper, Amber Johnstone

S2: John Dempster, Tiffany Lafferty, Beth Davidson, Shannon Brown

S3: Derek Dorrans, Liam McMillan

S4: Allannah Dewar, Lana Hamilton




 The choir started on 26th September.  If anyone who is interested to join please come along every Wednesday at 1.15pm. It will be held in Mrs Burrell’s music room (N20). Boys and Girls are welcome to come along. Early lunch passes will be provided.


Jeans for Jenes Day


This year’s Jeans for Jenes Day will be held on Friday 12th October.  A small reminder to all pupils that it is NOT a non-uniform day. A range of events will be held throughout the day.


P7 Peer Helpers


On Thursday 27th a group of primary sevens from Maidens, Cairn, Crosshill, Straiton, and Kirkmichael 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 on the skills they learnt within their school. They were split into groups with a mixture of schools in each group, after that they then spent the afternoon being trained by the sixth years on various skills such as, how to be a good listener, how to get people to communicate and also to express yourself and deal with different emotions. The primary sevens seemed to enjoy themselves and they had a lot of fun. The next group of primary sevens will be coming on 4th October and they will do similar activities so hopefully they will have as much fun as the previous group.



Culzean Trip- Young Roots


On Friday 28th September, Gemma Scobie, Hannah McCubbin, Claire McNeillie, Catlin Grieg and Grant Kidd went to Culzean Castle as part of the Young Roots Project to research the Kennedy family. They were given a guided tour of the castle and access to the education suite. The visit proved to be of great benefit to the research team.


S3 Substance Abuse Day


On Friday the 28th September all pupils in S3 attended a Substance Abuse Day, the aim of which was to show the pupils what negative effects drugs and alcohol can have. Not only were the pupils shown the drugs for real (though all safely packaged!), they were also permitted to try on some beer goggles to allow them to experience being under the influence of alcohol first hand. The pupils then returned to the school to be given a fire safety demonstration, in which they were shown how flammable and dangerous chip pans can be when left on. All in all S3 enjoyed an educational and interesting day, and have both an advice pack and a water bottle to take home with them.


S1/S2 Mentors


A number of S6 were selected at random who have been trained as peer helpers to work as mentors for S1/S2 classes.  This commenced on Wednesday 3 October at registration.  The selected senior pupils went to their mentor class and accomplished the areas they were to check up on i.e. No trainers, No dangling earrings.


S4 Parents Evening


Reminder to all S4!! Your parents evening will be held in the canteen area on 30th October. Tea and Coffee will also be served.


Career Scotland


 Career Scotland advisor, Marion Milligan is in school every Monday for a number of weeks to talk to every fifth and sixth year individually about their future plans.


Newsletter Delivery


If you would like to receive your copy of the school newsletter by e-mail please contact Rebecca Duffin at the address below:

Rebecca.Duffin3 @




If you have any queries please contact the school:

Carrick Academy

Kirkoswald Road


KA19 8BP


Phone: 01655 882389