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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

28 June 2024


Acting Curriculum Leader of Communications (English and Modern Studies) – Mrs Verity Sinclair was appointed to this position and will start with us on 12 August 2024.

English (temporary post until May 2025) – Hannah Milligan was appointed to this post

A huge congratulations to Erin Laing, our Modern Studies probationer, who has been appointed to a permanent post at Beeslack High School and starts there in August.

Sports Day (S1-S3)

Thank you to all those that took part in this years' Sports Day, albeit later than usual in the calendar, the enthusiasm and support provided by all pupils was exceptional and many results saw improvements for those that recently represented and competed at county sports. 

The first event of the morning saw the competitors is the 1500m, the longest track event. This was well attended and was great to see so much encouragement from those not competing. The standout results from this event were from Emily Westgarth (S1); Laurie Scott (S1); Freddy Fendick (S2); Ava Smith (S3) and Lachlan Bailie (S3). As the morning progress, the year groups rotated around all field events. Harry Lewis (S1) also put in an exceptional effort that we were all extremely proud of.

The high jump provided a great source of entertainment with Euan Shephard (S1) clearing 1.55m with a huge jump and Ingrid Maycock replicating a great performance for the S1 girls. Morven Kenny gave a strong performance for the S2 girls and Max Wishart and Aaron Baptie shared the S2 boys high jump accolades, clearly taking inspiration from Tamberi and Barshim's performances at the Tokyo Olympics!  Oscar Libberton was successful with his jumps for the S3 and took home that crown! The long jump saw some of our performances close to clearing the sand pits with S1 Euan Shephard taking the crown in 4.50m (the furthest jump of the day) - and with Dillon Burns only a few centimetres behind. Gabia Jagminaite (S2) showed her composure to jump an exceptional 3.90m, closely followed by Morven Kenny. Emily Westgarth (S1), Matthew Cecil (S2), Kyla Hynd (S3) and Oscar Libberton (S3) also put in great performances!

The shot putt was another fiercely competitive event with great support from all. Annellisse While and Robbie Hamilton took him 1st place for S1; Aifric Fisher and Ruaridh Mainstone (S2) and Luke Marshall (S3) of the further throw of the day with over 10m! Further throwing...


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