07 February 2017
Congratulations to the winners of the Intermediate Music Competition:
1st: Jason Chen (S1) on piano
2nd: Molly Fraser (S1) clarsach
3rd: James Kemp (S4) on piano
03 February 2017
Junior School welcomed some very special doggy visitors to Assembly this morning. Following joint fundraising efforts of Junior and Senior School, pupils presented a cheque to Guide Dogs Scotland for the amazing amount of £5,220.
31 January 2017
Congratulations to the 27 pupils who recently excelled in their Trinity ABRSM exams:
Daniela Garcia Herreros (J4), Annastacia Hinde (J5), Araia Urquiza Pereira (SP), Molly McKenzie (S1), Gilli Jones (SP), Mia Cousins (S1), Joel Urquiza Pereira (S3), Sasha Nakhaei (S5), Amy Williams (S4), Sophia Green (S2), Sharon Wang (S5), Christie Burns (S1), Priya Dhillon (J6), Molly Whillance (S1), Emma Williams (S1), Skye Stewart (S1), Evie Smith (S1), Olivia Carroll (S2), Ivy Gerber (SP), Isla Bottomley (S1), Angus Mathews (S3), Abbey MacCuish (S3), Asa Taylor (S6) and Lewis Merrylees (S6).
31 January 2017
The annual S6 Dinner was a wonderful evening of reminiscing and looking to the future. The Rector, Mr Munro, was delighted to welcome the School Captains from both The High School of Glasgow and Glasgow Academy as our special guests and also the members of staff who came to help S6 celebrate their last year at School.
27 January 2017
Congratulations to S6 pupils Mahee Mustafa and Honor Johnstone who won their 2nd round heat in the 2016/17 Donald Dewar Memorial Scottish Debating Tournament. The motion was 'this house would permit the use of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports' and Mahee and Honor were debating in favour of the motion.
128 teams from 85 schools across Scotland entered the Law Society of Scotland competition and Kelvinside Academy are now in the last 8 teams. The March semi-final will follow a different format where Mahee and Honor won't know what motion they will be asked to debate until that evening.
27 January 2017
S5 pupil Sophie Joint had a busy day on Thursday at Celtic Connections. In the morning session Sophie played piano in the main Education Concert at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to an audience of 1600. She then went on to play and sing in the Danny Kyle open stage event as part of an ensemble of young traditional musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The afternoon session was part of a live radio broadcast which you can hear here.
13 January 2017
On 10 January the Junior 6 year group went to Glasgow University’s Psychology Department. The purpose of the trip was to use the ‘children as researchers’ model to help the children start their own research projects.
01 December 2016
Kelvinside Academy Junior School has been announced as one of Scotland’s first ever ‘Digital Schools’.
The Digital Schools Awards Scotland programme was launched in September this year by Deputy First Minister John Swinney. The award promotes, recognises and encourages best practice use of digital technology in primary schools and is recognised by Education Scotland. The programme is supported by HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel in Scotland. So far, The Junior School is one of only four schools in Scotland to be recognised.