Week ending 1st December 2017
Monday 27th November
The dining hall was packed this evening as pupils from Form 7 and their siblings joined regular boarders for supper during parents evening. The kitchen team had prepared a delicious supper of roast chicken, chips and green peas. After dinner and a good hour of prep, all pupils went to the Morrison Hall for something a little different. Inside the hall was a man wearing a white getup that could also be identified as Taekwondo attire. Graham, as he introduced himself, had come to St Mary’s to run a Taekwondo session for the boarders. This was a great initiative organised by Pam, who is actually Graham’s Aunty! The boarders began with some simple vocal commands, before moving onto punch and kick combos in partners, and finishing with a go at the kick boards and a high kicking competition (of which Max won!). It was a fantastic activity and all the boarders left asking when we could do it again. A massive thanks to Pam for organising it and Graham for running such a fun session!
Tuesday 28th November
Tuesday night is always great with Mr Brown and Mrs Rawson, along with the gaps, on duty. Dinner was delectable gammon steak, sweet corn and roast potatoes. Prep in the ICT room then followed dinner, before pupils packed up their books for some fun and games. Mr Brown and Mr Rawson did Warhammer, Mrs Rawson did art, Stefan and Max played football outside and Jessie supervised free time in the ICT room. So many options, so little time ... The night finished with pupils giving staff members song suggestions for the ceilidi tomorrow night. Hope everyone’s packed their dancing shoes, it’s going to be a blast!
Wednesday 29th November
Tonight was the official boarders ceilidh at St Mary’s. The boys and girls had dressed up to the nines in their kilts and fancy dresses, with their hair combed and styled and their shoes shinning bright. In between modern songs there were the classic ceilidh tunes of Dashing White Sargent, Canadian Barn Dance, The Gay Gordons and Strip The Willow. The night finished in the traditional song and dance of Auld Lang Syne and a dance off between the girls and boys of Form 7 and 8. There was a special surprise awaiting the boarders after Auld Lang Syne though, something exciting in Mr and Mrs Harvey’s House. As boarders entered the Harvey’s kitchen, a chocolate fountain could be seen with various food items supplied to dip into the chocolaty goodness. The boarders were ecstatic and it was a fab way to recover from all their hard work on the dance floor.
Thursday 30th November
There were many boarders in the dining room for the last night of boarding this week. Chips, beans and sausages were dished up for dinner then it was time for prep. After an hour of work, some pupils went outside for football, whilst others stayed inside to make Christmas decorations and hema bead creations. It was then time for showers and bed, another week of boarding complete.
Jessie's 19th Birthday!
Mrs E Rawson and Miss J McRae