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Goodbye Mr Adair

Goodbye Mr Adair

On 16th September, Whitburn Academy said goodbye to Mr Adair, who after 9 years as Rector of Whitburn Academy is leaving to take up a new job as the Headteacher at Inverkeithing High School on 19th

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Goodbye Mr Adair

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Class Teachers

Class Teachers

Dylan and Jamie, 2 pupils from Mrs Whyte's S3 Geography class were set a challenge by Mrs Whyte: to teach their class for 1 period!  

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Pupil Council Election Results


Pupil Council Election Results
Following the Pupil Council Elections, the following pupils have been elected to the Junior and Senior Pupil Councils: Junior Pupil Council S1: John Strachan, Lachlan Kenney, Erin Cruickshank, Dawn Farrer S2: Josh Roy, Lewis Galloway, Alyssa Hilditch, Kayley Sutherland S3: Ewan Shaw, Melissa McMullan, Mia Lewington Senior Pupil Council S4: Leona McKenzie, Megan Watt, Scott Gilchrist S5: Samira Mir, Bethany McCormack, Gregor ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 22/09/2016 16:04 PM

Pupil Council Elections


Pupil Council Elections
On 15th September, the pupils of Whitburn Academy voted in the Pupil Council Elections. The Pupil council is split into 2 groups, the Junior Council for pupils in S1-S3 and the Senior Council for pupils in S4-S6.   Both Councils meet on a regular basis to dicuss any issues raised by their peers and to get feedback on comments raised at previous meetings.   Voting was held in the Assembly Hall before school,during breaktime, ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 22/09/2016 15:55 PM

S4 Geography Field Trip


S4 Geography Field Trip
S4 Geography pupils recently went on an excursion to Edinburgh to collect data on residential areas and the Central Business District (CBD) of a city.  They completed numerous fieldwork techniques to gather the data and this will then be analysed back in the classroom.  Pupils will now undertake similar studies in Whitburn and will use the results of these to decide their Assignment titles in the coming weeks.   Pupils ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 22/09/2016 15:49 PM

S4 Geography Information Collection


S4 Geography Information Collection
On 21st September, S4 Geography pupils were collecting information in Whitburn town centre.  They monitored traffic, litter, noise, pedestrians and completed questionnaires to assist them in choosing a title for their Assignments.  Thanks to the kindness shown by local people, the pupils were able to complete the questionnaires quickly and found it a much easier experience than in Edinburgh last week.  ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 22/09/2016 15:49 PM

School Sport Silver Award


School Sport Silver Award
Congratulations to all the Pupils and Staff connected to the PE department, who have earned the sportscotland Silver School Sport Award for session 2016-17. The sportscotland School Sport Award is a national, Lottery funded initiative designed to encourage schools to continuously improve physical education (PE) and school sport opportunities. The sportscotland School Sport Award: Encourages schools to self reflect and ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 22/09/2016 15:10 PM

S1-S3 Handball 'Come and Try'


S1-S3 Handball 'Come and Try'
On Wednesday 14th September, 9 girls in S1-S3 took part in the Handball 'Come and Try' event at Bathgate Academy.   The girls had a fantastic time and the staff were very impressed with the effort and attitude shown.   ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/09/2016 15:01 PM

S1-S3 Rugby 'Come and Try'


S1-S3 Rugby 'Come and Try'
On Friday 2nd September, 8 or our S1-S3 Girls Rugby team attended a 'Come and Try' afternoon organised by the West Lothian Schools Sport Partnership at Linlithgow Rugby Club.   All the Girls had a great time and would encourage others to take up Rugby as a sport. For any pupils who are interested in playing rugby, Whitburn Academy offers Rugby as an Extra Curricular Activity.   It takes place from 3.30pm until 4.30pm on ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/09/2016 12:04 PM

Boys Rugby 'Come and Try' Afternoon


Boys Rugby 'Come and Try' Afternoon
On Friday 2nd September, 9 or our S1 boys attended a Rugby 'Come and Try' afternoon organised by the West Lothian Schools Sport Partnership at Linlithgow Rugby Club.   All the Boys had a great time and would encourage others to take up Rugby as a sport. For any pupils who are interested in playing rugby, Whitburn Academy offers Rugby as an Extra Curricular Activity.   It takes place from 3.30pm until 4.30pm on Tuesday ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/09/2016 12:01 PM

UK School Games


UK School Games
Well Done to S6 pupil, Ross Neally, who took part in the UK school games, which were held at Loughborough University in England from 1st - 4th September.   Ross swam in the 100 metre breaststroke and 100m breaststroke races for the South and East of Scotland team, managing to complete his swim in 1 minute, 9.7 seconds. Ross said of this experience that, "It was a fantastic experience, it was a bit like the Olympics with all the ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 09/09/2016 13:50 PM

Route Climbing Champion


Route Climbing Champion
Congratulations to Hannah, one of our new S1 pupils, who took part in the National Route Climbing Championships at the Climbing Centre in Ratho, Edinburgh on 3rd September.    We are very proud to announce that Hannah became Scottish Climbing Champion for Route Climbing at Youth 'D' (10 - 11 year olds) level.   Well Done Hannah! Hannah has been Route Climbing for only 3 years and she would reccomend it as a hobby ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 09/09/2016 13:38 PM

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Twilight Classes

Twilight Classes
Twilight Classes start on Monday 26th September and run from 3.40 - 4.40pm.   See the timetable below for details of when they take place who is leading them.   A copy will also be ...Read More

This week's Assemblies

This week's Assemblies
Assemblies for the Week Beginning 26th September will be held as follows: Wednesday: Bruce Thursday: Douglas Friday: ...Read More

Thinkuknow Website

Thinkuknow Website
Thinkuknow is an an excellent resource for parents/carers, giving advice and information on a broad range of online safety issues that your child may face as they grow. There is advice on how to deal ...Read More

Pokemon Go, a parent's guide

Pokemon Go, a parent's guide
Pokemon Go is the latest online craze and is extremely popular across the world as it uses "augmented reality" (a cross between real life and an online world). It does have it's ...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

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

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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