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Silent Auction for Vine Trust

Silent Auction for Vine Trust

On 30th April, a silent auction was held at Whitburn South Church by our Vine Trust Group, who will be participating in the Vine Trust Educational Trip to Tanzania in 2016. This fundraiser, to raise

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Silent Auction for Vine Trust

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Another Victory for Under 16's

Another Victory for Under 16's

On Friday 1st May, our under 16 football team continued their 100% winning record for this season with a 5-3 win against James Young High

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Anne Frank Exhibition


Anne Frank Exhibition
ANNE FRANK: A HISTORY FOR TODAY EXHIBITION Over a two-week period (Monday 20th April to Friday 1st May), the acclaimed exhibition Anne Frank: A History for Today will be at Whitburn Academy. The exhibition explores Anne's story and the history of the Holocaust and pupils from S1-S4 have had the opportunity to explore the Anne Frank story.  Eighteen S2 pupils have received training to give guided tours to both staff and pupils, ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 01/05/2015 12:16 PM

S2 Mitsubishi Challenge


S2 Mitsubishi Challenge
On Tuesday 31st March, 7 groups of S2 pupils presented their Heat Pump inventions to 2 judges from Mitsubishi in Livingston, as well as Mr. Adair. Groups had been working on an innovative use for a Mitsubishi Heat Pump (which can heat and cool) in their masterclasses. The pupils involved had already gone through a selection process within their masterclasses. On the day, all groups presented a variety of ideas including ‘A Hot or Not ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 01/05/2015 11:57 AM

S1-S2 Basketball Team


S1-S2 Basketball Team
On 29th April, our S1-S2 basketball team took part in the second West Lothian SSP basketball tournament at St Kent's Academy. The team put in some good performances for what was only their second tournament. Well done to Emily, Scott, Lewis, Zak, Nathan, Andrew and Henrijs who made up the team.   ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 01/05/2015 09:45 AM

Transition Programme


Transition Programme
A group of 22 pupils from Whitburn Academy’s feeder primaries recently attended a 4 day enhanced transition programme to prepare them for joining the Academy in August. During that time, they took part in a range of activities designed to help build confidence and encourage new friendships. These included team building games, orientation around the school, timetable challenges and meeting key staff. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 29/04/2015 09:04 AM

School of Rugby competition


School of Rugby competition
On Friday the 24th of April Whitburn Academy's S1 and S2 School of Rugby team took part in a 15 a side competition at Dalzeil Rugby Club in Motherwell. Their attitude, behaviour and approach to the games was exemplary and a credit to the school.They came up against two experienced teams and performed extremely creditably; falling to a narrow loss in one game and by three tries in the other. For many pupils this was their first 15 a ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 28/04/2015 08:36 AM

Cheque Handover for Jak's Den


Cheque Handover for Jak's Den
On 22nd April, The Charity Committee were proud to handover yet another cheque, this time it was a cheque for £827.90 to Jak's Den, a charity that was set up in memory of Jak Trueman, a pupil from West Calder High School, who sadly passed away earlier this year.   This fantastic amount was raised on March 27th, when the Charity Committee organised a dress down day and stalls during breaktime including selling cakes, Jak's Den ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 24/04/2015 14:12 PM

Scanners Filming


Scanners Filming
On Thursday 2nd April, Filming took place within the school for the film, 'Scanners'.   Scanners is a short film about a boy growing up in rural Scotland. His imagination and dreams become his form of reality and is a drama that explores the themes of isolation and making positive choices and is inspired by real life events.   The film is directed by Richard Ramchurn, an ex pupil from Whitburn Academy.   Auditions took ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 22/04/2015 12:47 PM

Welcome Back


Welcome Back
Whitburn Academy has reopened following the Easter Holidays, we hope all Pupils, Staff, Parents, Carers and Visitors had a relaxing and fun break. This is a very important term for all pupils and in particularly those who will be sitting Prelims for their National 5 and Higher Courses, with the SQA exams coming up very soon. Pupils sitting Prelims and Exams this year are reminded that there is Study Support and Twilight classes available to ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/04/2015 08:50 AM

Spring 2015 NewsLetter


Spring 2015 NewsLetter
Whitburn Academy's Spring Newsletter is now available for download from the Newsletters page on the Website.   It features news from the January - March period, including: The S2 Construction Challenge, Visits by Authors, New House Badges designed by S1 Pupils, A Snapchat Guide for Parents and much more. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/04/2015 08:39 AM

Jak's Den Fundraiser


Jak's Den Fundraiser
On Friday 27th March, Whitburn Academy held a dress down day to raise money for the charity, Jak's Den.   Jaks Den is a charity that was set up in memory of Jak Trueman, a pupil from West Calder High School, who sadly passed away earlier this year.As well as the dress down day, the Charity committee sold cakes, held a raffle, ran a tombola, sold keyrings and set up a slush machine.We raised the fantastic total of £779.65 Well ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/04/2015 08:39 AM

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This week's Assemblies

This week's Assemblies
There will be no assemblies until June, due to the SQA Exams taking place in the assembly hall ...Read More

S4 Work Experience 2015/16 information

S4 Work Experience 2015/16 information
From the change of timetable in June, all S4 pupils (current S3) will be participating in a work and careers course in Personal Development, which culminates in a one week Work Experience placement. ...Read More

Admission Arrangements for Specialist Provision

Admission Arrangements for Specialist Provision
West Lothian Council, Education Services, Admission Arrangements for Specialist Provision 2014 In accordance with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010, West Lothian Council consulted ...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

Secondary School Pupil Survey 2015

Secondary School Pupil Survey 2015
Each year, West Lothian Council carries out a pupil satisfaction survey of all secondary pupils. In previous years the response rate to this survey has been very low. All secondary pupils have been ...Read More

Road Safety

Road Safety
With the Lighter Nights coming in, it is important to remember to take care when crossing roads.   Where possible you should try to cross the road at designated crossing points such as ...Read More

Working Together Newsletter

Working Together Newsletter
Thinking about your options for next year?The latest version of the West Lothian Working Together newsletter has been released.  It contains information on The West Lothian jobs market ...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

Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers
The PE Department have signed up to collect Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers for redemption on Sporting Equipment. If any pupil knows anyone who shops at Sainsburys, (e.g. parents or ...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

School Bus Fare Price Increase

School Bus Fare Price Increase
From Monday 20th April, there will be a price increase on cash fares and 10 journey tickets on the school buses.   There will be notices on the buses publicising the new fares rates and ...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

Company B Drama Workshop

Company B Drama Workshop
Firefly Arts are bringing their Company B Drama Workshop to the Regal Theatre in Bathgate.   The Workshops are open to all Young People in S1 and above.   Starting on Tuesday 2nd ...Read More

School Mailing List

School Mailing List
To sign up and receive the latest newsletters issued by the school, please click on the following link and complete the form at the foot of 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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