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We welcomed all our new S1 students today, Tuesday 20th August. They came down through the old entrance in a sea of purple and gold, accompanied by S6 buddies, senior management, guidance staff and their personal support teachers. Our S3 piper, Andrew, led them as they walked back into the new entrance and up to the assembly hall for their welcome assembly. The whoel school welcomes them and wishes everyone a fantastic year ahead.
South Ayrshire summer schools out activities are now available to book online:
Troon Together would like to find out your views about improving our community. Please complete the survey at https://bit.ly/2KIv06v. Paper copies are also available from the school office. Thank you.
Marr Musical Theatre presents ‘Grease’ – and opening night is less than a week away!
Starring a host of S1 to S6 singing, dancing and acting talent, don’t miss this story of teen romance with the best songs from the 1978 movie.
‘Greased Lightning’, ‘Sandy’, 'Hopelessly Devoted to You’, ‘We Go Together’ and ‘You’re the One that I Want’ will take you back to those heady high school days.
There will be a live band, under the Musical Direction of Miss Kirsty Walker, with choreography devised by the company and our amazing dance troupe.
There will be a Tuck Shop – and interval refreshments to purchase on the evening to raise funds for future productions.
Parental Information Event
Thursday 21 February – Ayrshire College, Riverside Building, between 5.00pm and 7.00pm
Curriculum experts will be available to speak to parents, pupils, teachers about the content of school college courses, full time courses and progression pathways.
The link to book onto the event https://schoolinformationevenings.eventbrite.co.uk or http://www1.ayrshire.ac.uk/schools/
Marr College Careers & Options Evening – Wednesday 6th February 18.00-20.00
The programme and list of over thirty businesses/organisations who will be participating in our Careers Evening on Wednesday 6th February can be found below. We hope that as many students and parents can attend as possible. Please register for your free tickets using the link: https://marrcareers.eventbrite.co.uk or scan the QR code at the bottom of the page with your mobile device.
Teachers from curricular areas will be in attendance to give advice on subjects and option choices.
Colleges, universities, partner organisations and businesses (see full list below)
Assembly Hall Presentations
Aidan McIntyre (GE Caledonian Apprentice Mentor)
Keynote speech - Moving into work
Careers in Fashion Industry
Emma McNeil & Alan Mills
Careers in Education/Teaching
Roddy Campbell & Isla Cummins (GSK)
Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Sarah Gifford (Skills Development Scotland – Careers Coach)
Application forms/Interview techniques
Coffee available from S3&S4 students in barista area (donations requested)
Businesses/Organisations/Career Areas Attending (in Learning Plaza’s)
•S1-S3 are redesigning their House Crest!
•They can use the information below (click on the house names) to help with their design ideas and work with parents /carers who are Marr former pupils. Parents should expect to be quizzed this week about what house they were in and how they identified with that house.
All researched contained in the above documents are the work of Nan McFarlane.
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Students from Marr College have been working with the National Theatre of Scotland on a brand new show: Wild Life FM.
The devised concept, in association with the Gaiety Theatre (Ayr) and CAMPO (a collective from Belgium), explores young people’s relationship with music and how music helps them express themselves – and cope with teenage life.
Three senior students (Aaron B, Sarah C and Megan P – who are all doing National 5 Drama) have been selected in roles where they either act or sing; members of the ensemble include Rachel M, Claire-Louise M and William S. Many of these young people participated in the Gaiety’s summer school and are now involved with the Gaiety Young Company on a regular basis.
As part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, the National Theatre of Scotland’s Futureproof season started last weekend with A Mile in My Shoes in the Highlands, and ends with Wild Life FM in South Ayrshire.
Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director and CEO of the National Theatre of Scotland, explains the concept: “Ten new productions from some of the biggest global names in theatre-making and a host of our best Scottish talent will take place in ten locations all across the country. It has been incredible to work side-by-side with Scottish artists and communities of young people.”
Drama teacher Marianne Gunn added: “It is great that we could highlight this opportunity – to work with globally-esteemed drama practitioners – to our young people. I hope that they will share their thoughts on the experience next month. Until then, why not show your support by going along to see the special interest show.”
Wild Life FM is at the Gaiety Theatre at 7.30pm on Saturday 27/Sunday 28 October. Tickets available from Gaiety website or via the National Theatre of Scotland.
If you are aged 14-26 you can sign up for free to Futureproof Passport at nationaltheatrescotland.com/futureproof-passport. This will allow you access to £5 tickets across National Theatre of Scotland shows.
I would like to invite you to the next meeting of Marr College Parent Council at 7pm in the Meeting Room.
You can view the agenda and Ht report from the Parent Council page.
I will bring along some paper copies of the form to become a member of the parent council to the next meeting and there will be lots of willing folks to nominate you 😊
If you have any additional items for the agenda, please let me know.
Upcoming Events Needing Helpers
• Singer of the Year Contest - 11th Oct - prizes for raffle/ helpers to sell ticket/ teas and coffees
• Careers Evening - 6th February - Help to engage with and involve Educational establishments and employers and run the event on the night
Thanks also to those of you who helped at the Sponsored Walk and are participating in the Communications Focus Group.
See you Wednesday,
Parent Council Secretary
Click here to see our term dates. Full details of opening and closing times will be published in this blog.
Click on the image below to view the parent calendar for 2018-2019. (pdf) (updated Jan 2019)