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Summer Holidays

Summer Holidays

Whitburn Academy is closed for the Summer Holidays from 3.30pm on Wednesday 29th June until Friday 19th August.   Staff return on Monday 22nd August for an In Service Day.  

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Mr Adair's Summer Message

Mr Adair's Summer Message

Dear Parent / Carer I am very pleased to be writing to you once again – there is much to look back on and to celebrate, as well as exciting

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Summer Newsletter


Summer Newsletter
Whitburn Academy's Summer Newsletter is now available for download from Newsletters page of the website.    The newsletter is packed full of news and photographs of the many events that have taken place in the school since the Easter Holidays.     News from this edition of the Newsletter includes: the S1 Celts and Romans project our S1/S2 Handball Champions a list of our prize winners news from the BBC ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 30/06/2016 10:21 AM

Arcade Machine Progress


Arcade Machine Progress
Over the past year, the Computing Science and Design, Manufacture and Graphics (DMG) departments have been working on the interdisciplinary project of creating an arcade machine.   The project has come on leaps and bounds in the last few weeks, with the design of the casing completed and Mrs Brown cutting the side panels.   Mr Hawthorn has also been working on converting games to work off the joystick and controls, making some games ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 29/06/2016 16:28 PM

Music Corridor Mural


Music Corridor Mural
Over the last few years on the end of term activity weeks, the art department and groups of pupils have been working on creating a mural depicting major events, people and art from the prehistoric age right through to today.   This year has been no exception as the pupils have continued to add to what is already an eyecatching piece of work.   Over 25 pupils have spent the final 3 days of term adding to the mural, which stretches the ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 29/06/2016 16:08 PM

S6 Induction day


S6 Induction day
On Tuesday 21st June, S6 Students took part in a induction programme focussing on the the school skills; Communication, Organisation, Problem Solving, Creativity and Team Work. The students worked together as teams to complete challenges and tasks to prepare them for the new challenges they will face as S6 leaders. Photographs from the event can be found in our Image Gallery ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 29/06/2016 13:40 PM

Stone Decorating


Stone Decorating
On Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th June, a group of pupils worked with Mrs Woods to decorate and paint stones.   The pupils worked hard over the 2 days and their efforts really paid off with some fantastic looking stones for them to take home with them. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 29/06/2016 13:26 PM

National Museum of Scotland Trip


National Museum of Scotland Trip
On Monday 27th June, a group of pupils and staff visited the National Museum of Scotland as part of Whitburn Academy's Activities week.    The pupils all had a great day out and were a credit to the school with their excellent behaviour.   Some photos from the visit can be found on our Image Gallery ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 28/06/2016 20:26 PM

S6 Interview Workshop


S6 Interview Workshop
On Monday 20th June, Students in S6 completed a workshop reflecting on employability skills with local employers, training providers and  Skills development Scotland following by 1 to 1 interviews with the employment specialists. The school would like to give special thanks to HMRC, Sky Television, Skills Development Scotland, BLES training and all the school staff that helped make this day invaluable to the students involved. More ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 28/06/2016 20:15 PM

Eco Committee


Eco Committee
The Eco Group are continuing to develop our three themes for this year: 1. School Improvement (to help our school community to use our Eco Garden more often) 2. Transport (to look at a safer route into school for cyclists) 3. Litter Reduction in the school grounds.   We meet in Science Laboratory Room 4 and are looking for more pupils to join us for the new session. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 27/06/2016 16:33 PM

Prizegiving 2016


Prizegiving 2016
On 22nd June, Whitburn Academy held their annual Prizegiving ceremony to celebrate and reward the many academic and extra curricular successes of our pupils throughout Session 2015/16. Following a brief welcome from Mr Adair, the audience were treated to the Wind Band playing 'Cha Cha Del Sol' by Frode Thingnaes.   Next, Mr Adair gave his Rector's Address, this was followed by an inspirational talk from our Guest Speaker, ex ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 24/06/2016 14:02 PM

Climbing Academy Trip


Climbing Academy Trip
On Thursday 23rd June, Mrs Whyte and Miss Fowler had the pleasure of accompanying a group of pupils to the Glasgow Climbing Academy for their positive rewards trip.  The group began with a game of Ninja and Squeeze to warm up.  This was followed by instruction on climbing techniques used to tackle a series of different challenges on the climbing wall.  Some pupils even set themselves their own challenge by relying on the ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 24/06/2016 13:55 PM

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Recoursing Days

Recoursing Days
For any pupils who are needing recoursed following their SQA exam results, Members of the Senior Leadership Team will be available to speak to you on the following dates. Tuesday 16th August 10 - ...Read More

Tanzania 2016 Blog

Tanzania 2016 Blog
On Monday 17th June, our S5/S6 pupils who have been fundraising over the past 2 years, begin their long awaited trip to Tanzania, with Vine Trust.   The group have set up a blog, which they will ...Read More

Active Fun, Active Feet

Active Fun, Active Feet
The West Lothian 'Active Fun, Active Feet' Summer Holiday Programme is taking place over the Summer Holidays from 9am - 3pm at the venues listed below for all current P1-P7 pupils. Monday ...Read More

What is LEAPS

What is LEAPS
LEAPS is a successful and unique widening participation programme, funded by its higher education institution and local council partners, to increase progression to higher education in South ...Read More

2016/17 timetable

2016/17 timetable
The 2016/17 timetable has now commenced with pupils will moving up a year and begin their new courses.      Tutor Classes are as follows: 2B1    Mrs ...Read More

Whitburn Academy New Work Experience Programme

Whitburn Academy New Work Experience Programme
A new, flexible version of the traditional Work Experience Programme is being piloted by West Lothian Council. Whitburn Academy will be involved in this new model.  The pilot aims to better meet ...Read More

Educatonal Benefits

Educatonal Benefits
West Lothian Council have issued information on the Educational Benefits available to Parents and Carers, the way the Council inform parents and carers of these benefits is changing. School ...Read More

Scholar Revision and Grade Improver

Scholar Revision and Grade Improver
Scholar is a valuable – and free to use- resource which will help you to consolidate your previous learning, offer you useful revision strategies and allow you to practise assessments. Your ...Read More

NHS Careers - promoting all careers in NHS Scotland

NHS Careers - promoting all careers in NHS Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland and Skills Development Scotland have developed the new website which promotes the hundreds of different careers on offer in the country.   The Website is now live ...Read More

Extra Curricular Clubs

Extra Curricular Clubs
Whitburn Academy's Extra Curricular Activities are  held on the following days and times:   Each Break and Lunchtime Cinema: Showing You've Been Framed and Harry ...Read More

iPayimpact now live at Whitburn Academy

iPayimpact now live at Whitburn Academy
Online payments available now!   We have introduced a more convenient way to pay for school meals, trips, activities and other school purchases, using a secure service called iPayimpact. ...Read More

School Meal Prices from 1st April 2016

School Meal Prices from 1st April 2016
The prices for School Meals will be changing from Friday 1st April.   They will be as follows: Adult Price List 2 Course Lunch Main ...Read More

Job and Training Opportunities

Job and Training Opportunities
Each month, Skills Development Scotland release a list of all the Jobs and Training Opportunities available in the West Lothian area.   A copy of their latest bulletin is available for ...Read More

Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online
The sharing of inappropriate images on Social Media is a practice that some young people are becoming involved in. This is done on a number of different forums including Facebook, Instagram and ...Read More

ooVoo Guide for Parents

ooVoo is a video chat app. It lets you make video calls, voice calls and send texts to friends and family. To register with the site, you can set up an account with ooVoo or sign up using an existing ...Read More

West Lothian Council's Casual Bank

West Lothian Council's Casual Bank
West Lothian Council are looking for people interested in joining their pool of casual staff to cover posts at short notice in areas such as catering, cleaning and school crossing guides throughout ...Read More

Children and Young People of Armed Forces Families in Scottish Schools

Children and Young People of Armed Forces Families in Scottish Schools
The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland have released a leaflet detailing help and support for the Children and Young People of Armed Forces families in Scottish Schools. A copy of the ...Read More

Employer engagement in Cfe Links for School Leavers

Employer engagement in Cfe Links for School Leavers
The SQA have complied an information sheet with information for employers about the new qualifications introduced over the last few years.    They suggest that school leavers add the links ...Read More

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat
Snapchat is a media-sharing and chat app that is very popular with teenagers. The text, photos and videos you send disappear seconds after they're viewed – you get to decide how long your ...Read More

West Lothian Foodbank

West Lothian Foodbank
Would you like to help feed some hungry people who live in West Lothian? Whitburn Academy is now a collection point for the Food Bank which is based in Whitburn. Food Banks rely on the ...Read More

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust
Whitburn Community Development Trust supports residents in Whitburn East Whitburn and Greenrigg and we currently have a range of services which might be of interest to students and their families ...Read More
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