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Montrose Academy Arts Festival

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Montrose Academy Arts Festival, featuring live performances by pupils and staff; an art exhibition; displays and raffle prizes, takes place on Tuesday 27th November in the school assembly hall.  Doors open at 6.30pm, with the Festival starting at 7.00pm. Tickets, which will be available at the door, are priced at £4.00 adult/£3 concession including refreshments. Free entry: children under 6 & Family Ticket: £1 off ticket price p.p.

Rotary Club Photography Competition

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Congratulations go to Christos Ntailakis who is this year’s winner of the Rotary Club Photography Competition.  Second place went to Emma Gunn, with Ciara Robertson coming third.

The Rotary Club & Montrose Academy photography competition was based on the title ‘The Beauty of Nature’ and this year’s Higher Photography pupils were given the opportunity to put forward their best photos which illustrated the title.   This is the first year of the competition and it is hoped that it will now become an annual event on the school calendar.

Christos is pictured with his winning entry of an autumn leaf, alongside runner-up Emma and judges Mr Neil Werninck from Montrose Rotary Club and Mr Peter Allan, Principle Teacher of Performing Arts.

Winning photos are displayed below:

Montrose Academy App

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The Montrose Academy App is available to download now from the Apple or Google Play Stores or by scanning the QR code.

Search for ‘SSA’ or ‘SSA secondaryschoolapp’.

When the app is open look for Montrose Academy to see our latest events, news & messages.

Battlefields Trip 2018

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Montrose Academy History Department ran another very successful trip to the World War One Battlefields of Belgium and France in October.

On day one the 28 pupils and 3 members of staff visited Messines and its church, the Pool of Peace, Sanctuary Wood and the Hooge Crater Museum.

Day 2 was spent in France at Newfoundland Memorial Park, Thiepval Memorial, Dartmoor Cemetery and Vimy Ridge.

Day 3 was back in Belgium at the Essex Farm Cemetery, Poelkapelle, Passchaendale, Tyne Cot, Langemark, the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate and the pupils performed their own ceremony at the Blackwatch Corner Memorial.

A very busy, informative and emotional few days were enjoyed by all the pupils and staff thanks to Mercat Tours International Ltd.

The next history trip, this time to Krakow, will take place in 2019 from October 3rd- 6th.  See Mrs Manley or Mr Donald for more information.

Modern Languages

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Modern Languages pupils will be following ERASMUS student Roisin (from Edinburgh University) as she goes on her year abroad to Switzerland and Spain. Roisin will be keeping in touch with us from abroad, documenting her time there by sending us videos and pictures. This will give Montrose Academy pupils a taste for what it is like to live abroad and use our language skills in the world of work. Some S3 pupils will meet Roisin on Wednesday 29th August. If you have any questions about ERASMUS/are interested in following Roisin’s journey, see Mrs Caira.

Enterprising Maths Competition

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Montrose Academy pupils Orla McLeod, Paige Buchan, Nathan Jackson, Tara Simpson (all S4), Blair Sangster, Hamish Bridges, Keira Smith and Owen Porter (all S3) formed 2 teams to participate in the Angus heat of the Enterprising Mathematics Competition held at Brechin High School on Thursday 7 June. Two teams from each of the 8 secondary schools in Angus took part in the event.  Both Montrose Academy teams performed exceptionally well with Orla, Paige, Blair and Hamish putting in a splendid performance finishing first overall.  They have qualified for a place in the National Competition which will be held at the Glasgow Science Centre in November.

Congratulations to all pupils involved and Good Luck for November.