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S1 Open Evening

S1 Open Evening

On Thursday 24th November, Whitburn Academy held an open evening for parents of pupils currently in S1.   Each department had its on stall complete with display boards showing some of the

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S1 Open Evening

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Karate Bronze Medal

Karate Bronze Medal

On Saturday 12th November, S3 pupils, Adam Gilmour and Chloe Grant took part in the 44th European Wado Kai Championships in Siggenthal,

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Juvenes Translatores


Juvenes Translatores
On the 24th November, Whitburn Academy was chosen to take part in a European translation competition called "Juvenes Translatores". The competition is organised by the European Commission for schools in countries that are part of the EU. On the day of the competition, we spent two hours translating a text from French into English using just a dictionary - no online resources could be used! We prepared for the competition by ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 02/12/2016 09:21 AM

Schools Netball Scottish Cup


Schools Netball Scottish Cup
For the first time ever, Whitburn Academy entered the prestigious Netball Schools Scottish Cup competition! Our U13s team have now played all three matches of the first round: St Margaret's High School from Airdrie, Coatbridge High and St Andrew's High School (Coatbridge). All three matches presented very strong opposition for our newly-formed team, and Whitburn were unlucky in some very close matches. However, the results of the first ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 30/11/2016 10:04 AM

Jumpstation Trip


Jumpstation Trip
On 22nd November a group of pupils from S1-S5 visited Jump Station in Livingston, an excellent trampoline park.  All individuals involved regularly attend the after school Gymnastics club on a Tuesday run by Miss Buchanan and Miss Laing. Everyone that attended put in 100%, effort and achieved new skills and confidence.  ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 25/11/2016 13:33 PM

Visit from Illustrator


Visit from Illustrator
Illustrator Helen Cochrane came to visit a group of S2 students in the Art and Design Department during week beginning 14th November. The class have been busy working on a Quentin Blake illustration project to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. She brought with her a variety of her own beautiful drawings and sketchbooks for the pupils to look at. This was a great opportunity for them to ask questions and hear what it is like to have a ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 22/11/2016 14:42 PM

Children in Need Day


Children in Need Day
On 18th November, Whitburn Academy held a Dress Down day for Children in Need.   Pupils and Staff paid £1 to wear non-uniform clothes for the day.   At breaktime, there was a cake sale and face painting held in the Foyer, whilst in the Staff Room, there was a Bacon Rolls and a Raffle for staff.   We raised £816.97 for Children In Need. Thanks to everyone who helped us to raise this excellent sum of money for ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 18/11/2016 14:12 PM

Midnight Marathon


Midnight Marathon
This year’s Midnight Marathon took place on Thursday 13th October and proved to be another huge success. The marathon takes place to raise funds for new equipment, coach provision and transport to and from extra-curricular events within the PE department. Pupils raised funds and participated from 4-midnight in a variety of activities including indoor football, dodgeball and water aerobics.  This year set a new record with 104 pupils ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 15/11/2016 09:14 AM

Basketball Victory


Basketball Victory
Well done to our senior basketball team who came joint first at the SSP B class tournament on 13th October. The team played some excellent basketball on the day and fully deserved their wins. Wells done to Rachel, Steven, Jordan, Callum, Normunds and Ross who made up the team. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 15/11/2016 09:07 AM

Victory for Under 13's team


Victory for Under 13's team
On 3rd November, our Under 13's football team ran out 5-4 winners in a hard fought match against Deans Community High School.   This was followed by a 5-2 win away to St Kents on 11th November.   These 2 wins have helped to continue the Under 13's team's excellent start to the season as they have now won 3 out of their first 4 games.   ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 15/11/2016 09:03 AM

S2 Construction Challenge


S2 Construction Challenge
On 10th November, ten S2 pupils had a fab day out to West Lothian College, gaining lots of valuable life skills as well as building on their team building, communication strategies, problem solving and time management skills in the annual Construction and Built Environment Challenge. Unfortunately we did not win this year and we were just beat to the post by another school but all pupils involved proudly held their heads high and did their ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 14/11/2016 10:49 AM

Tuck Shop Reopens


Tuck Shop Reopens
From Monday 14th November, the Whitburn Academy Tuck Shop reopens.   It will be located in the Foyer next to the Assembly Hall every morning at break time and will be run by the Enterprise Group.     As well as selling water, fruit juice, cereal bars and snacks, they will also be selling stationery such as ring binders, pens, pencils and rubbers, all of these products will be sold at a price that is hard to ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 11/11/2016 14:10 PM

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S2-S6 Careers Evening

S2-S6 Careers Evening
On Tuesday 13th December at 6.30pm, Whitburn Academy will be holding a Careers Evening for pupils in S2 - S6. A wide range of local and national employers, employment agencies, colleges, ...Read More

This week's Assemblies

This week's Assemblies
Assemblies for the Week Beginning 5th December will be held as follows: Wednesday: Bruce Thursday: Douglas Friday: ...Read More

Vine Trust Easyfundraising page

Vine Trust Easyfundraising page
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Whitburn Academy's Vine Trust trip to Peru in ...Read More

Vine Trust Peru 2018 Information

Vine Trust Peru 2018 Information
Following on from our successful Vine Trust visit to Tanzania during the summer, planning has already began for our next trip, which will be to Peru in 2018.    We held our first ...Read More

Cooking Charges For Home Economics and Hospitality

Cooking Charges For Home Economics and Hospitality
The charges for each year group in the Home Economics Department are listed below: Pupils will be expected to have paid their Home Economics money for the year by Friday 14th October 2016: The ...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

Measles Infection in Lothian

Measles Infection in Lothian
Measles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults. Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles ...Read More

Dates for your diary

Dates for your diary
October - December 2016 17.10.16 - 21.10.16: October Holiday 24.10.16: In Service Day 26.10.16: P7 Open Evening (6pm - 7.30pm) 1.11.16: S3 Tracking and Monitoring Interviews begin 2.11.16: S1 ...Read More

iPayImpact Userguide for Parents

iPayImpact Userguide for Parents
West Lothian Council have released a Parent's Guide for making online school payments using iPayimpact.   The guide  contains a detailed description on how to log in and how to use ...Read More

Educational Benefits

Educational 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

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

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

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

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

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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