At The Glasgow Academy Milngavie, we encourage children to be responsible citizens though a rich and diverse co-curricular programme. These learning experiences are purposefully designed to encourage a healthier lifestyle, along with a foundation in which to build confidence, creativity and social skills.
From the Pre-School stage, Milngavie pupils are part of our House system where we have four Houses named after local landmarks: Mugdock, Tannoch, Buchanan and Barloch. Brothers and sisters share the same House and through our whole school events, committees and clubs, the children work together and challenge themselves in a supportive environment. Older pupils help our 'little ones' and everyone is encouraged to demonstrate originality and creativity, whilst pursuing new interests with enthusiasm. Our whole school events have included team-building and technology afternoons, mini-olympics and den-building. Many of our activities take place outdoors, as we are fortunate to have a forest area on our doorstep.
We share a strong sense of the importance of service and community. Our Eco Committee supports Milngavie in Bloom. Our Enterprise Committee has raised funds for BookAid and WaterAid. We perform at Waitrose, The Fraser Centre and The Friendship Circle. Links with Cairns Church, the Hindu Temple, The Sikh Temple and the Mosque happen regularly. Giving to others is very much part of our ethos. We support many charities including RNLI, The Glasgow City Mission, The British Heart Foundation, Comic Relief, NSPCC, Children in Need and WWF.
The Glasgow Academy Milngavie is proud of its performances which are held regularly throughout the year. Our Christmas Nativity productions have been a school tradition for 90 years. We hold a very special Grandparents' Day where the children perform and make their own gifts. Grandparents are often given 'homework' which we display on the walls around the school! Scottish events are popular and we hold a yearly St. Andrew's Ceilidh and Burns' Night. The dances and poems learned for these events are also performed at The Glasgow Music Festival and The Burns' Foundation.
For a small school, we punch above our weight in the clubs we offer. These can change from year to year depending on the expertise of our staff and instructors but a selection might be: Chess, Judo, Moving Lego, Razzamataz, Netball, Movie-making, Bikeability, Pedal Power, Den Building, LAMDA, Gardening, Healthy Eating, Financial Education, Drama and Touch Rugby. Everyone is encouraged to 'have a go'. Many of our parents and grandparents are involved in activities with the children. These include Science, Technology, Yoga and relaxation.
Every pupil here has the opportunity to shine.