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Sport Scotland Young Ambassadors Conference
Holly Roberts (S5) and Reece Gordon (S5) represented Bell Baxter at the above conference in Perth on Thursday 1st September. In addition, Hannah Braidwood (S5) lead workshops as she sits on the National Young Peoples Sport Panel. (Ms McAvoy, Active Schools Co-ordinator)
Fife Schools U18 Football
Congratulations to Ross Falconer (S6) on his selection for this season's Fife Schools U18 football squad. Ross was selected from a large pool of players from across Fife. He will now represent Fife in the national competition against teams from Dundee, North of Scotland and Independant Schools.
UK School Games
Congratulations to Finlay Allan (S4) and Oliver Carter (S5) on their recent success in the UK School Games. Finlay won a Bronze Medal for Judo and Ollie won a Silver Medal for Swimming.
Visit to the University of Edinburgh
S6 Advanced Higher P.E. Pupils Fraser Allan, Fraser Clunas, Mel Andrews, Jamie Thomson, Med Kapasi, Louis Appere, Kieran Fox and Hannah Stenhouse visited Edinburgh University on Wednesday 7th September 2016 as part of their research for the course.
Fife Elite Football Academy - Owen Andrew
Congratulations to Owen Andrew (S4) who has been invited to join the Fife Elite Football Academy squad for this season. The Academy participates in the SFA Club Academy Scotland Programme. (Mr Black)
Expressive Arts Big Share - Staff Initiative
"Big Share" started as a faculty initiative to allow Expressive Arts staff to observe and participate in lessons delivered by other teams within the faculty. This session we have embarked on a series of lunchtime workshop lessons and extended the invite to all faculties. On Tuesday' 13th September the workshop explored different print styles which was enjoyable and informative and everyone left with a piece of Art they had created. There will be a similar event run by another of the teams within Expressive Arts next month.
UCAS Higher Education Convention
S5/S6 learners intending to apply to university in 2017-2018 had an opportunity to attend the UCAS Higher Education Convention on Monday, 12th September, 2016 in the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes where there was representation from a number of universities.
Award of School Colours
It is our tradition at this time of the year to award pupils who have don exceptionally well in national exams with School Colours. Congratulations are due to the following pupils:
Highers – 5 ‘A’ passes
Finlay Adams – Biology, Drama, English, Maths, P.E.
Ross Falconer – Accounting, Business Management, English, Maths, P.E.
Natalie Pereira – English, French, Geography, Maths, Modern Studies
Callum Sleigh – Chemistry, English, French, Maths, Physics
Claire Vallis – Business Management, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Spanish
Hannah Yap – Admin & IT, Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths
National 5 – 7 ‘A’ passes
Ruaridh Griffin – Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Maths, P.E., Physics
National 5 – 6 ‘A’ passes
Aaron Burgess – Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Maths
Neil Chalmers – Biology, Chemistry, English, German, Maths, Physics
Ainslie Cobban – Art, Business Management, English, German, Maths, Modern St.
Sarah Coull – Art, Drama, English, German, History, Maths
Lucy Cruickshank – Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Maths, Physics
Marije de Vries – Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Maths, Physics
Elizabeth Dagless - Art, Chemistry, Early Education & Childcare, English, History, Maths.
Cameron Drummond – English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Modern St.
Mhairi Duncan – Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths, Physics, Spanish
Kara Edmundson – Biology, Chemistry, Early Education & Childcare, English, Maths, Modern Studies
Sarani Fernando – Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, Maths, Physics
Beth Forrester – Biology, Bus. Management, Chemistry, English, Maths, Physics
Kate Hain – Art, English, French, Geography, Maths, Modern Studies
Robyn Henderson – Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Maths, Modern Studies
Alastair Kendall – English, French, History, Maths, Modern Studies, Physics
Abigail Law – Accounting, Design & Man, English, Graph Comm., Maths, Physics
Katie Legge – Accounting, Biology, English, Maths, Modern Studies, Physics
Ross Martin – Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, Maths, Physics
Gregor McQueen – Chemistry, Computing Science, English, Graphic Communication, Maths, Practical Woodworking
Holly Painter – Computing Science, Drama, English, French, History, Maths
Owen Reilly – Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Maths, Physics
Julia Savaniu – Art, Chemistry, English, French, Maths, RMPS
Sophie Siriwadena – Biology, English, Geography, Maths, Modern Studies, P.E.
Greg Smith – Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, English, Maths, Physics
Cerys Stewart – Art, Chemistry, English, Maths, Modern Studies, Physics
Nico Van Rensburg – Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Sc. , English, Maths
Sporting Success - Tuesday 13th September
the next round of the Fife cup
Madras College, Tuesday 13th Sept.
The girls showed great character
after being 3-2 down at half time to
come back against Madras College
to win 5-4. Captain Chloe Laing got a
hat-trick and Isla Brown got a double
with Brooklyn Houston Saving a
penalty in the dying moments to give
the girls the first win of the season.
Senior Girls’ Hockey
Waid Academy, Tuesday 13th Sept.
The Bell Baxter Senior Hockey had their first fixture of the year against Waid
Academy on Tuesday 13th September. The Inexperienced but keen side took a lead from the start helping set Olivia Cromar up for her 2 great goals in the first half. The second half started with Waid being dominant on the ball for a time and getting their first goal after multiple saves from keeper Mairi Gilroy and her defence, just now managing quite to clear the ball away. The Bell Baxter side came back to finish a 3-1 win. The girls next fixture is against Dunfermline HS in 2 weeks time.
S2/3 Girls Hockey
S2/3 girls had their first fixture against Waid
this week. The young team worked together
really well but unfortunately missed out on
the win by 1 goals towards the end of the
Anyone who wants to join this team and
train with them are welcome on a Wednesday
3.45 p.m. - 4.45 p.m.
MacMillan Coffee Morning - Friday 30th September 2016
Staff and pupils held a very successful coffee morning as part of the MacMillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for cancer support. £400 was raised on the day.
Disability Fife Schools Swimming Championships - 29th September 2016
Congratulations to the following Bell Baxter pupils on their success at this event:
Arran Howe - 1st Breast Stroke and 2nd Freestyle.
Kerry Kotlewski - 1st Freestyle and 2nd Back Crawl
Sophie Bunting - 3rd Freestyle and 3rd Back Crawl
Billy Soutar - 3rd Freestyle