Carrick Academy Class Chat - 3rd September 2007
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          By Carrick’s Press Pack Team





New Staff

A warm welcome to Carrick Academy’s new staff who are Mr Kerr (Maths), Mrs Cushnie (Computing), Mr Clements (Technical) and welcome back to Mrs Wilson (R.M.E) who has returned from Marr College.


School Show

On the 19th to the 21st of June Carrick Academy presented the show Disco Inferno. The show consisted of a hilarious script, fantastic characters and a score of hits from an unforgettable era of glitter, flares and platform shoes. The show was very good with every night having a packed audience. The acting of the pupils involved was very good and the backgrounds for some of the scenes were almost life like. There was a lot of effort and hard work that went in to making the show as good as it was.


School & House Captains

School Captains

House and School Captains


Congratulations to all the pupils who survived the rigorous interviews to become our new school and house captains! The school captains are Elizabeth McJannet and David Wyllie.  The school vice-captains are  Jonathon Innes and Leigh Jardine. House captains are for Bute (Red): Claire McNeillie and Eilidh Douglas. Vice-Captains are Jen Wilson and Linzi Harper. For Arran (Blue): Hannah McCubbin and Eilidh Gerrish. Vice Captains are Daniel Hamilton and Josh McLeod, and for Cumbrae (Yellow): Laura Houston and David Logan. With vice-captains Gordon Gillon and Megan Hood. Good luck to all lucky enough to receive one of these positions



Carrick Seniors 28 – 24 Duncanrig


Thursday saw Carrick Academy Seniors kick off their season with a home friendly against Duncanrig Academy. Last year when these two sides meet Duncanrig won by 7 -5 and with the Carrick team still remaining largely unchanged from last year then they were confident that this defeat could be reversed.


Carrick started brightly with all the early pressure being put on by the Carrick Forwards. The backs led by Fraser Thomson used the ball well by getting the ball to wings quickly and by doing this Ross McCulloch rounded his opposite number to score the opening try, which was converted by Thomson. For the next 15 minutes Duncanrig’s defence remained solid however after being awarded a penalty Carrick opted for the lineout which was caught and driven and Gordon Gillon pealed round the blind side to score Carrick’s second try. Thomson again converted. His seemed to awaken Duncanrig as an attacking force and after some nice handling their centre ran through the Carrick defence to score.


With five minutes to go Duncanrig now had their tails up and captain for the game Michael Paton informed his players to keep the ball tight in the forwards. After a series of forward drives the ball was quickly shipped out to the wing who was tackled well by his opposite number, the ball however was quickly recycled and Ross Knight hit the line at pace and ran a full 40 metres to score his first try for the Senior XV. Thomson again converted. Duncanrig were not finished yet and scored a well worked try near the end to take the final score to 28-24 to Carrick.


This was a very good run out for the side and in truth Carrick dominated for long spells however they failed to convert pressure into points. With captain Sturgeon still to be added to the backline Carrick can have high hopes off having a potent attacking backline this season. Duncanrig were a big side who played well when the managed to get some quick ball and a big thank you to them for coming down from East Kilbride. The return leg will take place in February.

School training starts back on the following dates for the boy’s teams:


Seniors-Tuesday 3.30-4.45

S3-Tuesday 3.30-4.45

S2-Monday 3.30-4.45



A small reminder to pupils who are entitled to E.M.A should go to the office and ask for an E.M.A booklet.  If you are unsure if you are then please go to your Guidance Teacher and ask for assistance.


Cross Country

This year’s cross country will be held on 18th September.


Local Holiday

Reminder: September long weekend is on 21st-24th. Let’s hope it’s dry!


Carrick Makeover

When we originally sat down to discuss what we wanted to do in the school the tumbleweed seemed to fly by, but some time after the ball got rolling we were awash with ideas on how to make the school a more interesting place.

Some of us thought that we needed to update the artwork in the school and that some places needed a new lick of paint, others took a more environmental stand point and decided that we needed to re-cycle as many different materials as possible and even look for a company to accept stock piled books to send to school abroad !

Through the course of these separate ideas we formed separate factions to accomplish them. Emptying the bins and making a roster for them, taking down the old posters, renovating some of the older parts of Carrick (this specific faction now being referred to as the “Boiler suits”) and getting new bins for some departments were the immediate things we got down to. Contacting companies to stockpile the books and getting a hold of new artwork are still in process and need art input from students.

Hopefully as the year progresses we will have many more ideas and notions on how to make Carrick more exciting but if you have any ideas of your own get in touch!


Newsletter Delivery

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If you have any queries please contact the school:

Carrick Academy

Kirkoswald Road


KA19 8BP


Phone: 01655 882389