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Kilgraston School’s annual magazine, Cor Unum, hits newsstands

Cor Unum 2018/19 flies off the shelves


Cor Unum, which chronicles each academic year - 2018/19 being the latest - details just a snapshot of the myriad activities, events and achievements enjoyed by pupils and staff.

“A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to making the magazine what it is,” said editor and English teacher, Margaret Saunders, “The magazine can never be more nor less than the total, collective input of the school and this year represents a bumper input!”

Front page 

The front cover, Kingfisher and Robin acrylic, is by pupil Sara H (Art & Design p30) and, while beautiful in itself, also perfectly encapsulates pupils’ environmental drive and research into dwindling bird numbers (p’s7&18). “Art is an ever-changing response to our experiences and personal viewpoints,” said Head of A&D, Gillian Macleod, “We constantly aim to make courses relevant to individual talents and interests.”

A full curriculum

As ever, Kilgraston’s sports stars (p51) shine; life in the pool, on the running track, over show jumps and across the tennis courts are, among many others, celebrated. “I’ve been passionate about tennis since the age of five,” says Coach Billy McNeil, “I feel very lucky to do this as my job and hope my enthusiasm and passion for the game comes through in my lessons.”

Performing Arts also have their moment in the sun (p34), whisking you away to a variety of platforms: “Creative opportunities allow the girls to develop into learners who are confident and ambitious with high levels of self-esteem,” says Director of Music, Jason McAuley.

In just one year, the quartet of Iceland, India, Italy and Ireland (Northern, but that doesn’t rhyme so well!)  on pages 22,40,42,63 each welcomed Kilgraston pupils. “The girls were outstanding and showed great maturity in their participation of a new culture,” said teacher Stephen Johnston, who accompanied pupils on a thrilling two-week trip to a school in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Academic insight and successes – too many to detail – begin on page 15. Of particular note are the super achievements of our Maths Department, with Gemma C detailing her experience at the intensive, invitation-only, Maclaurin National Summer School with pupils from throughout the world.

Junior achievement

The journey starts early at Kilgraston. Junior Years girls highlight their experiences with Lower Third pupil, Niamh S, summing it all up: “This is the first school that I have loved from the very first day. I just want to say, ‘come to Kilgraston!’”

We hope you’ll agree.

Copies can be found at the School’s Reception or online by clicking on the front cover below

 

 

 

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