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Easter Door Challenge

Easter Door Challenge

Over the last couple of weeks, Tutor classes across the school have been decorating their classroom doors for Easter.   Pupils from all year groups along with their Tutor Teachers have been

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Easter Door Challenge

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BBC Young Sports Commentator of the Year Award

BBC Young Sports Commentator of the Year Award

On Friday 29th April, the BBC Young Sports Commentator of the Year Award is coming to Whitburn! The team from the BBC will be running events during

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March House Points


March House Points
The House Point totals for March are in and show that Wallace House have held on to top spot once again with an average of 47 points per pupil!    There is still a long way to go and there is plenty of time for points to be won / earned throughout term.     Points are awarded for a variety of reasons from excellent work and attitude, taking part in extra curricular activites and much more.    The ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 12/04/2016 14:30 PM

Mr Adair's Easter Message


Mr Adair's Easter Message
Dear Parent/Carer It is the last week of the current term and Whitburn Academy is a hive of activity. As our young people in S4, S5 and S6 ready themselves for the end of their courses and the pending examinations season, there is a nervous energy running through the school. The Music practical exams which have been taking place all this week are typical of the mood – a mixture of anxiety, hope, determination, and great amounts of ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 24/03/2016 17:04 PM

Spring 2016 Newsletter


Spring 2016 Newsletter
Whitburn Academy's Spring 2016 Newsletter is now available for download from the Newsletters page of the website.   It's 30 pages are jam packed with news from the school from January to March. Featured Stories include: West Lothian Speaks Help Week Total Rights Respecting Schools, Monthly Poster Winners 500 Words Competion Scottish Space School Click on the Following link to visit our Newsletter ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 24/03/2016 16:52 PM

Easter Desk Buddies


Easter Desk Buddies
The Arts and Enterprise club have been making little Easter themed desk buddies to sell to staff and pupils. This is to try and help raise money to go towards buying the school a defibrillator. Over the last couple of months they have spent their lunchtimes making a variety of characters such as Easter bunnies, Spring chickens and marbled Easter eggs. So far it has been very successful and students have enjoyed making the items to ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 24/03/2016 15:01 PM

Easter cake designs


Easter cake designs
Over the last couple of weeks, the S1 nurture group have been thinking about some ideas for the design of their Easter cakes.  They have worked hard over the last week to make their cakes.   The pupils have all enjoyed being creative and using their own individual style to design their cakes.   We think there are some budding cake designers in our group!   The photograph shows just one of the fantastic creations our ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 24/03/2016 14:59 PM

Wind Ensemble Gold Plus Award


Wind Ensemble Gold Plus Award
Scott Gilchrist (S3) represented Whitburn Academy when playing in the West Lothian School's Wind Ensemble recently at the final of the Scottish Concert Band Festival in Perth. The ensemble qualified for the final after being awarded a gold plus award at the qualifiers in November. They band performed brilliantly at the finals and were awarded a Gold Plus Award. Congratulations to Scott being part of this! ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 23/03/2016 16:25 PM

Spring Concert Series


Spring Concert Series
A number of pupils represented Whitburn Academy at the West Lothian Spring Concert Series in March. This was a three day event which took place at Inveralmond Community High School which showcased all of the regional music ensembles. Our pupils took part in the Brass Band, Wind Ensemble, Junior Concert Band and Chamber Choir. The concerts were fantastic and we are very proud of all of the pupils that took part!   ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 23/03/2016 15:02 PM

Cupcake Club Spring 2016


Cupcake Club Spring 2016
The S2 cupcake club has had a very creative time this spring. We have made literally hundreds of cupcakes  (but only decorated 4 at a time!) These have been our themes    Elmo and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street  Aliens and freaky monsters Hearts and messages for Valentines day Little growing shoots and plants Burrowing rabbits and moles Flowers for mothers day Chicks and flowers for ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 23/03/2016 12:53 PM

2nd Place for Rugby Team


2nd Place for Rugby Team
On Friday 18th March, the S1/2 Rugby team travelled to St Margaret's Academy for the next round of the SSP rugby competitions. Missing a few players due to injuries, call offs and some not turning up Whitburn arrived with the bare minimum of 10 players. This also allowed Lewis, one of our squad captains, to step up into a coaching role for the day as unable to play through injury.  In a group with St Kents and St Margaret's ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 22/03/2016 10:44 AM

Sports Relief Dress Down Day


Sports Relief Dress Down Day
On Friday 18th March,  the pupils and staff of Whitburn Academy were involved in fundraising for Sport Relief through coming to school in sportswear.     During breaktime, Miss McGrath and Miss Richmond ran a High Intensity HIIT Fitness class where both pupils and staff bought a ticket for £1 each to attend and take part. The total amount raised was £583.70, well done to all the pupils and staff who helped ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 21/03/2016 14:09 PM

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This week's Assemblies

This week's Assemblies
Assemblies for week beginning 25th April are as follows: Tuesday: S6 Assembly Friday: S1/S2 ...Read More

School Transport Application Process 2016

School Transport Application Process 2016
It has been confirmed that all pupils requiring school transport next session will need to apply before Friday 6th May 2016; this includes new pupils as well as pupils already receiving transport in ...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

You can be a doctor

You can be a doctor
Edinburgh University are running an event on Wednesday 27th April for current S2 and S3 pupils who may be thinking about pursuing Medicine. This is designed for pupils who are just at the stage of ...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

Kickstart Programme 11-15 July 2016

Kickstart Programme 11-15 July 2016
The Kickstart Summer Programme is a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Queen Margaret University and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). Kickstart is ...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

Course Choice Booklets

Course Choice Booklets
Course Choice Booklets for 2016/17 highlighting the subjects and courses available for pupils currently in S2, S3, S4 and S5 can now be downloaded from the Course Outlines page. Pupils in S2 ...Read More

S5-2016 Summer school

S5-2016 Summer school
From Sunday 3rd until Friday 8th July, the University of Edinburgh Sutton Trust are running a Summer School for pupils currently in S5.   The Summer school provides pupils with a complete, ...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

Meningococcal Acwy Vaccinations

Meningococcal Acwy Vaccinations
The Meningococcal Acwy vaccine will replace the meningococcal c vaccine in the existing time limited freshens programme for first time University entrants under the age of 25 who havent already ...Read More

Twilight Classes

Twilight Classes
Twilight Classes for S4-S6 pupils start on Monday 28th September.   See the timetable below for details of when they take place who is leading them.   A copy will also be available to ...Read More

National Hate Crime Campaign

National Hate Crime Campaign
Over the next Month, Police Scotland are running a campaign to highlight aspects of Hate Crime. Hate Crime is a criminal offence committed against an individual or property that is motivated by a ...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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