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SQA Exam Results – Support

Charleston Academy wishes all SQA candidates all the best with their results today. Staff are in school ready to assist if there are any issues. However, the school telephone system was experiencing technical difficulties until 9 30 am. These issues are now resolved.

Please note that any course changes or appeals will be dealt with at the start of week 1 when all staff are in school.

If results are not as expected please do not panic. The school and partner agencies such as Skills Development Scotland can offer support and positive alternative routes.

Highlife Highland Leadership certificates

Charleston pupils Drew Pimm, Caroline Dunthorne, Cara Gourlay, Rosie Crookes, Leah Campbell, Julia Lesley, Caitlin Strong, Lucy Mackenzie, Calum Finlayson and Kieran Gebicke-Kerr were awarded their Highlife Highland Leadership certificates and hoodies for attending training courses and volunteering in sport. All pupils have given over 25hrs of their time to help run activities at school in the last academic year.

Gaelic Writing Competition

Co-fharpais Sgrìobhaidh

Bho chionn ghoirid, sgrìobh AS2 Gàidhlig pìosan beaga leis an tiotal ‘Mise’ airson farpais nàiseanta CLAS (Comann Luchd-teagaisg Àrd-sgoiltean).  Bidh CLAS a’ brosnachadh sgrìobhadh am-measg dheugairean gach bliadhna leis an fharpais seo.  Bhuannaich Carlie NicThòmais an dàrna duais agus fhuair i teisteanas agus eàrlas luach £30. Fhuair na sgoilearan seo uile teisteanas airson an obair mhath a rinn iad:

Ciaran Skinner, Beathag Nic a’ Mhuilleir, Seasag Ghòrdan, Eilidh NicRath, Mìcheal Brindle, Uilleam MacThòmais, Ruby Fhriseal, Julia NicAonghais agus Else Strong.

Mealaibh ur naidheachd!

Writing Competition

S2 Gaelic learners recently produced pieces of writing entitled ‘Myself’ for the CLAS competition.  CLAS is the professional association of Gaelic secondary school teachers and it runs this annual national competition to promote writing among secondary pupils.  Carlie Thomas came in second place and was given a certificate and a £30 gift voucher.  The following pupils also received a certificate for their entries:

Ciaran Skinner, Bethany Miller, Jessica Gordon, Eilidh MacRae, Michael Brindle, William Thomas, Ruby Fraser, Julia Innes and Else Strong.


UHI success

Scot Maclennan was recently awarded the Schools Programme – Highers winner, sponsored by Scottish Provincial Press, at our annual Student Awards Ceremony .

Scot was nominated by his lecturing team who felt that he provided an excellent example of hard work and commitment within his area of study.

LEAP Quilt

During this session Charleston Academy had an exciting opportunity to be involved with the LEAP Sports Quilt, contributing to a small quilt panel for Pride House Legacy Quilt in a project, which tied together LGBTIQ+ perspectives with the 2018 European Championships, Scotland’s Year of Young People and the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Well done to Caitlin Strong, Lara McGillivray & Rae Ambrose for contributing to this fantastic project and celebrating diversity.

The quilt has previously been exhibited in Pride House in Glasgow during the European Championships before traveling to other host schools.

‘LEAP’ is Scotland’s LGBTQ+ Charity and the quilt was created by groups of young people across Scotland to encourage participation of all young people in sport and activity … regardless of sexuality or gender identity.

Mr Derek Sim (Art & Design Teacher)

Bake sale

Thursday the 27th of June, we held a bake sale in support of Proud Ness. It was hot and sunny but we fought on through the blistering heat to sell cakes, sweets, raffle tickets and treasures alike all in an effort to raise money. It was a joyous experience for all involved.

The event was a success with a grand total of £129.83! All thanks to the staff and pupils who bought and those who baked, alongside special thanks to Lidl’s, Farmfoods, Poundland, WHSmith, Starbucks, Hotel Chocolat, Tesco’s and Harry Gows who all donated supplies, prizes and cakes! 

Even more thanks to Gillian Clark (Skills Development Scotland) and Mr Derek Sim (Art & Design Teacher) who helped organise and prepare for the event! Without them, it wouldn’t have been such a success!

– Shannon Duffy S6