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THE High School of Glasgow class diary:

Saturday - hockey: West District Senior Indoor Tournament (A) 2nd XI, 3rd XI, 4th XI, 1st year A & B (A); 3rd year A, B & C, 2nd year A, B & C, Transitus A & B (H) v Mary Erskine School, rugby: 1st XV, 2nd XV, U16 XV, 1st year A & B (H); 3rd year A & B, 2nd year A & B, Transitus A & B, J6 A & B (H) v Edinburgh Academy. Boys’ hockey (A) at Glasgow Academy tournament.

Monday - Clyde House fundraising week begins in aid of Aberlour Childcare Trust which works to help disadvantaged children.

Tuesday - visit of Lieutenant Kenny Marwick (Royal Navy Liaison Officer).

Friday - Transitus are going to attend ‘Mr Merlin’ at Tron Theatre.

THE High School of Glasgow Junior School class diary:

Monday - the Chamber Choir, with music teachers Mr Duncan and Mr McFarlane, will give a musical performance to assembly in the morning.

Tuesday - Mr Harris will take assembly in the morning. Junior 1 present their Nativity play to the New Kilpatrick Guild at 2pm.

Wednesday - the Chamber Choir will perform at the morning assembly.

Thursday - the Senior School Latin club will perform ‘Hercules’ to Junior 4 and Junior 6 classes. Junior School Chamber Choir will perform at a charity concert of Christmas carols and readings at Glasgow Cathedral in the evening.

Friday - the Chinese Mandarin Class will take part in morning assembly.

Saturday - Junior 6(A) and (B) rugby teams will play The Glasgow Academy away in the morning. Pupils from the Junior School will attend the Children’s Classic Concert “Christmas magic” at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday afternoon at 3pm.

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Kelvinside Academy

THE Senior Prep pupils were most excited last week as they visited the Kelvin Hall and the Scottish International Play Badminton Carnival.

Children participated in the two hour sessions and received expert tuition from some of Scotland’s best coaches.

Activities included badminton basics and a fun game of beat the teacher.

There was also a fitness challenge where the youngsters competed for the fastest time and the opportunity to win a Yonex badminton racket or other prizes such as tee-shirts and water bottles.

Kelvinside Academy played host to teachers from Iceland on Friday. In their annual visit to Glasgow, the Icelanders swapped ideas on teaching theory and behaviour management with their Scottish counterparts

In sports news this week, Kelvinside Academy’s 1st XV rugby team continued their journey in the Brewin Dolphin Schools U18 Plate competition. Having successfully negotiated wins against Williamwood High School and Argyll Schools, Kelvinside were up against Marr College, one of the favourites in the competition. A thrilling 8-3 win saw Kelvinside produce the shock of the competition so far, and they now face a challenging trip to the borders to play Earlston High School in the quarter finals.

Around this time of year Kelvinside Academy puts on its school show, and this year audiences will be able to sing along to Thoroughly Modern Millie, and although unfortunately neither Julie Andrews nor Mary Tyler Moore were available to reprise their roles, the best of Kelvinside Academy’s singing and acting talent should mean a thoroughly good time will be had by all.

The show runs from Tuesday to Thursday December 1, and tickets are available from reception.

With Christmas only weeks away, excitement is building within the school.

There are plans for a Christmas concert, a Junior Start (nursery) production of the Sleepy Shepherd, and a Junior School production of Prickly Hay all at advanced stages.

Those interested in tickets should contact the school reception or the class teachers.

Sports events this weekend are: Rugby – all teams are playing Glasgow Academy apart from the J6 teams who face Stewart Melville; Hockey – the girls are playing in an indoor hockey tournament at St Columba’s.