FIRST year pupils were entertained by the Tileagd Children's Choir from Romania. The Romanian children displayed traditional and modern dance as well as performing songs in both English and Romanian. These remarkable children were rescued from living on the streets and given shelter, education and many opportunities through the Smiles Foundation.
RECENT in-service saw staff continue to engage with Curriculum for Excellence and develop skills through further training on the national and local authority initiative Glow. This is the world's first national intranet for education and has already been used by Marr College through pilot projects to link with Troon primary 7 pupils, as well as enhance lessons in a number of classes.
ON Sunday, February 22, 23 teams travelled to the City of Edinburgh Cardinal Sports Cup Competition.
S3/4 Girls - Gillian Hair, Lesley Currie, Eilidh Cruse and Mhairi Hamilton Reid winners of the 4 v 4 S3/4 Cardinal Sports Cup.
S3/4 Boys - Scott Wright, Billy Hunter, Sam Revie, Grant Gywnne and Callum Gywnne winners of the 4 v 4 S 3/4 Cardinal Sports Cup.
S1 / 2 Girls - Katie Barbour, Courtney Elliot, Callie Dorward and Kayleigh Winter winners of the 3 v 3 S1/2 Cardinal Sports Cup
S1/ 2 Boys - Scott Wilson, Craig Moffat, Scott Stenhouse and Jack Thomas runners up S1/ 2 Boys Cardinal Sports Cup
Senior girls reach Scottish schools cup final after beating Gordons School Huntly 25-5, 25-12, 15-3. There was an exceptional performance by setter Lynsey Brownlow and the girls have yet to drop a set throughout the Scottish cup tournament.
CONGRATULATIONS to pupils who have achieved Duke of Edinburgh awards.
Bronze Award: Lucy Broomfield, Jemma Brown, Jordan Crowe, Hayley Fitzpatrick, Katie Gallacher, Gillian Hair, Emma Hamilton, Adam Johnston, Hannah Lawrie, Heather Lindsay, Katherine MacKenzie, Kathleen Murphy, Deborah Nairn, Laura Quinn, Emma Reekie, Claire Richards. Silver Award: Emma Hamilton, Laura Mactier. Gold Award: Lorna Aitken.
RACHEL Whittle represented Scottish Schools in Cardiff Arena competing against Welsh Dragons and Ireland. A great achievement for Scottish schoolgirls who came overall first, with Rachel achieving a gold medal in the under-16s high jump.
SCOTT and Jamie McCowan have both been selected for a six-month trial with the Great Britain Boccia squad for their efforts and performances in national and international competitions with the Scotland team.
THURSDAY, March 5 was World Book Day and WH Smith kindly donated books free of charge to all S1 and S2 pupils. (The books were by authors Joseph Delaney, Cathy Hopkins, Jenny Valentine and Mark Walden)
Dates for your diary: Thursday, March 12 - S4 Parents' Information Evening; Monday, March 16 - Parents' Information Evening; Wednesday, March 18 - S4/S5 Option Forms to be returned; Monday, March 23 - S2 Parents' Meeting; Wednesday, March 25 - S2 Option Forms to be returned; Tuesday, March 31 - Art and Design Exam; Tuesday, March 31 - Easter Concert (7.30pm)
VOLLEYBALL - After an early rise and a long journey to Dundee, Marr College entered six teams. The senior girls’ first team and senior boys team had tremendous success in retaining their trophies at the National Schools’ 6 v 6 tournament. All teams were congratulated for their excellent standard of play and exemplary behaviour by the tournament organiser, an ex-international player.
Not to be outdone, under-16 pupils gained success, both winning their Junior National League U16 competition.
U16 Girls: Natalie Caldwell S4, Madeline Little S4, Lesley Currie S4, Mhairi Hamilton Reid S4, Deborah Nairn S4, Gillian Read S4, Emma Barbour S4, Lauren Gott S3 and Eilidh Cruse S3.
U16 Boys Chris Stenhouse S4, Lloyd Underwood S4, Billy Hunter S4, Grant Gwynne S3, Callum Gwynne S3, Calum Munro S3, Jordan Flynne S3, Scott Wilson S2 and Sam Revie S3.
Again our players were complimented on their behaviour and standard of play.