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Kelvinside Academy

LAST Friday the school welcomed back the class of 1987 and 1992 for their 25 and 20 years reunions.

They got to see the many changes that have taken place over the years - the new Gilchrist Theatre, Kennedy Mall and the new Sports Pavilion at Balgray.

Congratulations to the 1st XV on winning the Plate at the Hutchesons 7s rugby tournament.

Team captain, Harry Dickie reported that “a cold, wet day was not ideal conditions for 7s rugby.

“However, the team were still able to perform well. The opening matches against Jordanhill and Bearsden were won comfortably.

“The final match of the group stages were against Hutchesons’, and a great team effort resulted in the team leading 12-10 at the end of the first half.

“However, torrential rainfall and snow in the second half did not help and Hutchesons’ scored twice to secure the win.

“Now drawn into the Plate against a powerful Robert Gordon’s side, the team played exceptionally well and reached the final.

“We played well against St Aloysius in the final and came away with a convincing victory to win the Plate Competition.”

Scottish School’s under 16 championships in Perth - congratulations also to the KA under 16 hockey team, captained by Makenzie Brown (S3), who came 4th in the Scottish School’s Under 16 Championships in Perth.

The team performed well in all of their matches, with the highlight being a 4 - 0 victory against Kelso High School.

This weekend is the annual academicals v school hockey and rugby matches at Balgray, hockey - pass back will be at 9.30am and rugby kick off will be at 10.30am.

Former pupils, parents (current and past) and friends of the KA family are welcome to go along and join in at the touchline.

The PTA will be supplying a selection of hot rolls, tea and coffee.

School fixtures for this weekend: Senior 3/4 and Senior 1 are also playing at Balgray against St Columba’s and Senior 2 A, Senior Prep A and Junior 6 A & B are away to St. Columba’s.

THE High School of Glasgow class diary:

Saturday - there are no sports fixtures.

Monday - Lieutenant Kenny Marwick (Royal Navy Liaison Officer) visits the school in the morning and Dof E Bronze Grouse Training 7 is at 4.45pm.

Tuesday - S2 attend ‘Evaluate’ presentations in the morning.

Wednesday - the classics department trip to Italy departs at 8am (until Monday, April 2) and the S1, S2 Ski Trip to Utah (USA) departs (until Wednesday, April 4). The term ends at 12.15pm

Pupils who are involved in the DofE Gold Award Practice Venture to Skye depart on Thursday (until Sunday, April 1).

Next term begins on Monday, April 16 at 8.50am.

THE High School of Glasgow Junior School class diary:

Monday - pupils will perform the spring concert to the school in the morning.

Tuesday - the spring concert for parents will take place at 1.30pm. The concert will then be repeated at 7pm.

Friday - the school finishes for the spring holidays at 12noon for Kindergarten and at 12.30pm for J1 to J6. After school care will be available until 6pm.

School resumes on Monday, April 16.

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Balfron High

OUT of the Blocks Olympics competition - congratulations to form class 6C2 who recently won a hand held video camera in this national competition which was open to all secondary schools in Britain.

They had to answer questions about the mathematics and science behind successful Olympic athletes.

The camera is now being put to good use recording events all around the school.

World Maths Day - S1 pupils celebrated this day on March 7 by pitting their wits and their calculation skills against pupils in schools all over the globe.

Much excitement was generated and thousands of calculations were done. Well done to all for their great efforts.