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Kelvinside Academy

EVERYONE is invited to KA Olympics on Friday, May 25 from 1pm at Balgray Playing Fields.

Pupils from nursery to senior prep will be involved in sporting challenges, invitational races and an opening ceremony with torch relay.

This exciting afternoon will culminate with a balloon launch at 3pm.

Matthew Corry (S3) from Bearsden recently returned a champion from The Brits Snowboarding Championships in Laxx, Switzerland.

He placed in three separate categories. 1st under 16 - Brits Laxx half pipe 1st under 16 – Brits Laxx big air 3rd under 16 – Brits Laxx slope style.

The Junior 4 pupils thought it would be a good idea to plant a tree to commemorate the 2012 Olympic Games.

They wrote to Dobbies in Milngavie to ask if they could help and they kindly agreed to supply the school with a tree of their choice.

One child from each class in the Junior School and Senior Prep were chosen to help select the tree.

They had a good look around at the trees and got some expert advice and finally selected a Rowan tree.

THE High School of Glasgow class diary:

Saturday - cricket: 1st XI (A); 3rd year, 2nd year, 1st year, Transitus (H) v High School of Dundee 2nd XI (H) v Lomond School.

Monday - there will be ABRSM grade exams all week. In the afternoon J5, J6 and Transitus (boys and girls) compete in the Henderson Shield Competition at Glasgow Academy.

Tuesday - Transitus participate at Glasgow Academy’s Cricket Tournament; Intermediate Sports Day Semi- finals take place at Anniesland in the morning. S4 return to school in the afternoon, at 4pm there is a tennis fixture v Craigholme School- U13, U15 girls, Transitus to S3 (A).

Wednesday - Transitus ‘Go Yellow’ sponsored walk is in the morning and it’s new S1 induction day until 5pm. There is a new S1 parents’ and pupils’ meeting at 4pm; the 1st XI play cricket v GHKFP at 5.30pm and pupils compete at Glasgow Primary Schools’ Athletics Finals, at Scotstoun, at 6pm.

Thursday - there is an S3 art department trip to Edinburgh Galleries and a Transitus all day geography/science field trip to Aberfoyle. Pupils will also represent the School at Glasgow Schools’ golf championships, at Milngavie G.C.

HIGH School of Glasgow Junior School class diary:

Associated Board music exams will take place all week.

Monday - the school will be visited in the afternoon by Shirley Robertson a double Olympic gold medallist sailor. Junior 5 and Junior 6 have an athletics meeting for the Henderson Shield at The Glasgow Academy.

Tuesday - Junior 5 have swimming assessments in the morning at the Allander Sports Centre, there will be no swimming for Junior 4 and 6.

Wednesday - Junior 3 will host a Jubilee tea party for Junior 1 pupils in the afternoon. The SUper Club party will take place from 3.15pm to 5.15pm and the GPS athletics finals will be held at Scotstoun from 5.30pm to 8pm.

Thursday - is health awareness day at the Junior School - it will be a day of activities, sports, talks and a healthy barbecue lunch.

Friday - the school is on holiday from today to Tuesday 5 inclusive.

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