29SeptemberSixth Form Lecture
Alexander Mackinnon Read more.
1OctoberNational Poetry Day
"My little girls just love their school. The learning environment in the Pre-Prep is happy, safe and secure, and the children skip to school each morning full of excitement about the action-packed day ahead. What is so special about The Buchan for us is the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer, and the dedicated specialist staff who deliver each area of the curriculum with passion and expertise. On the Isle of Man, The Buchan is second to none."
"I enjoy learning in different class rooms with different teachers and we do lots more subjects such as Drama, Music, Humanities, RS and French. We also do a lot more Sport and this has introduced me to contact rugby which is the sport I enjoy most. I also love the Information Communication Technology and Computing classes."
"I love the classes and the teachers because they always challenge us, but make it fun at the same time. I enjoy the Buchan Badge activities and love the Drama lessons."
"I have really enjoyed the Buchan since I started in Form 3 (Year 5). I remember my taster day when I had lots of help from pupils showing me around the different lessons. Miss Cain is one of my favourite teachers of all because she always makes my day and has very funny poems that she makes up and Mr Duncan is our Drama teacher and has a great sense of humour."
"During my two years at the Buchan I have accomplished many things, such as representing the School on a rugby tour, skiing at The Chill Factor, playing in the football and rugby teams and competing in an Oxford IT competition, where I did pretty well and was placed in the top 10% in the whole of the UK. I am also super proud to have been awarded a Scholarship to King William's College."
"The Sport at the Buchan is great, there are loads of them from rugby, netball, swimming to cross-country. If I was going to rate the sports it would be five out of five."
"I moved to the Buchan from a school in England, the Buchan has changed my life, it has given me the opportunity to try many different things, for instance before I came I didn't know what netball was, I tried it me first week and very much enjoyed it, I am now going on my second netball tour with ten other girls, we are attending the IAPS tournament and hoping to get through to the finals, on this tour we get to do lots of other things including visiting the chill factore, swimming, rock climbing and skiing!"
"We also get the chance to do languages for instance we can do Spanish and French. We are lucky because in French we actually have a French person to help us and we have a Spanish person teaching us in Spanish."
"I am the newest member of Form 4 (Year 6), having arrived in November 2017. My first memory is being shown around the school by Deputy Headteacher and Head of Science Mr Torpey and being shown the Science lab. There was no turning back from that point!"
"The Buchan will always remain special to me as I have made so many great friends and had so many experiences. I have been extremely fortunate to be taught by so many great teachers who have both inspired and constantly motivated me to always do my best."
"My life at the Buchan is great because I have the chance to be in the chamber choir, we perform different songs like pop and jazz. There are a wide selection of musical instruments to learn like the violin, cello, piano, singing, I could go on for hours and this is why I love the Buchan school."
"We have lots of after school activities. I do netball, art and chess and there's a film club and swimming."
"My favourite subject has always been Science because we get to do proper experiments and I think it's really interesting."
"My life at Buchan is great, full of friends and nice teachers. My favourite subjects are drama and art, we were lucky to be able to do some Shakespeare in our drama lessons."
They learn, they have fun, they always want to go back. children love this school.James P