Our Summer edition of Marr Matters can now be viewed online. We have had a fantastic last week of term here with Rewards Day yesterday. Reminder that we break for the holidays on Friday at 1pm. Please click on the link below to view Marr Matters Summer 2019.
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.
Two recent letters have been uploaded to the letters page for parent perusal. They are in relation to the permanent appointment of our new Head Teacher, Mr G Docherty, and a summary of the recent Self-Improvement Visit undertaken by South Ayrshire Education colleagues.
The Parent Calendar on the right hand side of this newsdesk has been updated to reflect the current session. The calendar on the homepage has also been updated and will continue to be updated with events throughout the year.
The information contained in both calendars is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Marr College and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and as accurate as we possibly can, some content may be subject to change from time to time. It may also be necessary to add additional dates and information as the school year progresses. This will happen on the school website and our official twitter account @marrcolofficial
We are right bang in the middle week of our summer break. Our senior pupils thoughts may be drifting towards the results day on 7th August and we will be thinking of them all as they open that text message/letter. I'm sure our junior pupils are enjoying the long hot days of this fantastic summer, perhaps reading a book during the days on the beach?
Please click on the image below to view our Marr Matters newsletter that was issued during the final week of term and includes a farewell letter from Mrs E McGregor-Sloman, who retired at the end of June.
Letters have been issued to pupils who have met the criteria, staff are advertising their activities, pupil choices can now be made!!
Application Forms are now available for Clothing Grants, Free School Meals and Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) from the school office. They are also available in County Buildings, local Customer Service Centres, local libraries and are also available to download from the Council website at http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/schools/meals/free-school-meals.aspx
Purchasing PE kit for Session 2018-19
At Marr College we have a formal PE kit that we expect all students to wear. This will consist of a Marr College PE top and black shorts or sports leggings. We believe that if all students are wearing the same kit this will give them a greater sense of identification to Marr College, inspire a feeling of togetherness and create a more professional learning environment.
This year orders will be made via an online shop on our suppliers website. Please click on the image below to view the shop.
On this page you will be able to order your child's PE top and other items of kit. Prices, specifications and sizes are listed for each item. Orders placed up to midnight on 29th July 2018 that have the discount code 'MARR' applied will be delivered to the school for the start of the new term on 20th August 2018. Any orders placed after the cut-off date or with no discount code applied will be charged shipping and delivered to a home or business address.
Please contact the school office in the first instance if you have any queries.
Reviewing our inclusive practice across the curriculum will have a positive impact on outcomes for all of our young people. This session we embarked on our journey towards achieving accreditation at Bronze Level as a Dyslexia Friendly School. A staff working group has been identified and will meet this month to discuss how we take things forward at Marr. This will include creation of an action plan, formation of pupil/parent groups and an updated Dyslexia policy. With this in mind we are looking for interested parents to form our parent working group or to provide your name for a list of ‘Dyslexic Role Models’. Please make contact via firstname.lastname@example.org for attention of Ms. Elliot.
Please find the Easter School Schedule below. This has been handed to every pupil in S4-6. Can parents/carers please discuss the support available with the young people in your care. As per the letter can pupils please speak to the named teacher and book their place so that arrangements can be made for an accurate number of pupils in school.
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)