Enjoy the afternoon everyone.
Pupils and Parents may have noticed departments advertising activites for our Reward Afternoon over on Twitter. Over the past 8 weeks pupils have been focused in school to ensure they do not recieve any referrals and can attend one of the many awards on offer. Guidance staff will meet soon and annouce those eligible this week. Pupils should then use next week to sign up to one of the activites offered throughout the departments.
Enjoy the afternoon everyone.
•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.
The prelim timetable for January 2019 has now been published on our SQA and Examinations Page.
N5 Hospitality, English, Maths, Numeracy and Hospitality will be examined in Dec 2018 and the timetable for these prelims can also be viewed on the same page.
Good Luck to all our students in their upcoming prelims.
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.
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
There will be an information evening for S6 students and parents on Monday 3rd September at 6.30pm in the School Assembly Hall. All S6 students are encouraged to attend. Information to support the UCAS application process can always be found here.
As our students enjoy these bright warm days, staff at Marr were back in school for the first In-Service day of 2018-19 today, 16th August. We welcomed Mr George Docherty as our acting Head Teacher and look forward to working with him throughout the next session. Students will return to school on Monday 20th August for an 8.45am start. Full details of the new school day structure can be found here.
New S1 pupils should make their way to the assembly hall for 8.45am on Monday morning, where they will be handed their timetables and given further information about the school.
After consultation last session the authority have agreed to introduce a new structure to the school day across all secondary schools in South Ayrshire. We will now have 32 teaching periods per week with a 10 minute Personal Support period at the start of every day. Our lunch is now 40 minutes and we maintain the 15 minute morning interval. Full details of period length and timings can be found on the School Day page.
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.
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)