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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

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Prizegiving 2016

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Letter from Mr Adair

Letter from Mr Adair

Dear Parent / Carer After almost nine years as Rector of Whitburn Academy I feel that the time is right for me to take on a new challenge, and for

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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

House Champions


House Champions
Congratulations to the Pupils and Staff from Wallace House, who are House Champions of Whitburn Academy for Session 2015-16.   Over the course of the year, Wallace House pupils have amassed a massive 16340 points, which works out at an average of 59 points per pupil. Head Boy (and Wallace pupil) Craig McDowall picked up the House Championship trophy on behalf of Wallace House at the annual Prizegiving on Wednesday 22nd June.  ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 23/06/2016 15:52 PM

Final Housepoints


Final Housepoints
The final house point totals for Session 2015-16 are in and show that Wallace House have not only held on to top spot once again with an average of 59 points per pupil, but are also House Champions!   Congratulations to all the Pupils and Staff from Wallace House on this fantastic achievement!     Points are awarded for a variety of reasons including excellent work and attitude, taking part in extra curricular ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 23/06/2016 15:43 PM

Mitsubishi Challenge Final


Mitsubishi Challenge Final
On 13th June, 4 of our S3 pupils - Mia, Riley, Walter and Chloe took part in the West Lothian Mitsubishi Challenge Final. Pupils made it to the final after a rigorous selection process, beating hundreds of other pupils  from around the authority to make it to that stage. The competition was really tough and our pupils were among the youngest there; however, they gave a really confident presentation on their design for a ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 23/06/2016 15:24 PM

Higher Geography Soil Profiles


Higher Geography Soil Profiles
Over the past few weeks, Higher Geographer's have been investigating the formation of different types of soils for their Biosphere unit.  They have been busy annotating soil profiles and teaching each other what they have learned.  They have also created edible soil profiles to demonstrate how their soil is formed and the main characteristics of it.  And the best part of it all, eating the sweets afterwards! Some ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/06/2016 15:19 PM

P7 Transition Days


P7 Transition Days
From 14th - 17th June, around 160 Primary 7 pupils from Croftmalloch, Fala Hill, Greenrigg, Longridge, Polkemmet, Stoneyburn and Whitdale Primary Schools visited the Academy for their transition days.   The transition days give the pupils a taster of what it is like at High School and allow them to visit some of their new subjects and meet some of their new teachers.   On Tuesday the pupils spent most of the day doing some ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 17/06/2016 12:18 PM

S6 University Open Day Visit


S6 University Open Day Visit
On Monday 13th June, our new S6 pupils went to Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh to attend one of their Higher education days.   Higher education days have been taking place at Heriot-Watt over a fortnight in June, when they invite a number of schools to bring their new S6 pupils onto campus for a day. The day's activities inspire pupils to consider higher education as an option and to motivate them to work hard and get the ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 17/06/2016 11:09 AM

Sports Festival 2016


Sports Festival 2016
On Friday 3rd June, Whitburn Academy held its annual Sports Festival.   Held in glorious sunshine out on the Sports field and back playground, pupils from S1-S4 took part in a number of events including 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m sprints, the shot putt, javelin, high jump and long jump.   The School Band entertained the crowd with a number of tunes including the chart hit 'Seven Years' by Lukas Graham, the art ...Read More

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

Rugby Awards


Rugby Awards
Thursday 26th May 2016 saw the first Whitburn Academy Rugby Players Awards Lunch. All S1/2 who have represented the school at rugby this year were invited to vote in various categories for their team mates.   Mr Cameron (Head of Education Services) attended and presented the awards to the winning players. The awards were closed with a speech from squad captain, Lewis summing up the year and wishing the S1's all the best as ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 30/05/2016 09:04 AM

S1/S2 Handball Success!


S1/S2 Handball Success!
Massive congratulations to our S1/S2 handball team who have won the S1/S2 West Lothian SSP tournament. After two tournament qualifiers Whitburn reached the finals along with Linlithgow, St Margaret's and Inveralmond. Undefeated in the round robin tournament set up a final showdown against St Margaret's with Whitburn eventually winning 2-1. Well done to all the boys involved (Josh, Jordan, Connor, Dylan, ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 26/05/2016 11:09 AM

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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

Vaccination Catchup Clinic

Vaccination Catchup Clinic
During June, NHS Lothian are holding Vaccination Clinics to catch up with both the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) Vaccination (for both Boys and Girls in S1-S6) and the HPV (Cervical Cancer) ...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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