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Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition

The Art & Design Department at Whitburn Academy were delighted with the success of their annual exhibition held on 28th January. The work displayed was from a range of age groups involving S1 to

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Art Exhibition

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West Lothian Speaks!

West Lothian Speaks!

On Wednesday 27th January, 8 S2 pupils travelled to St Margaret's Academy for the annual West Lothian Speaks! competition. Our speakers were

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January 2016 House Points


January 2016 House Points
The House Point totals for January are in and show that Wallace House have held on to top spot once again with an average of 41 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 | 01/02/2016 14:45 PM

S2 CABEC Construction Challenge Finals


S2 CABEC Construction Challenge Finals
On 14th January, 10 S2 pupils took part in the finals of the annual Construction Challenge, which has all schools across Edinburgh and the Lothians competing. Unfortunately they did not win overall, but presented themselves very well at each task/challenge and represented the school exceptionally well!  The pupils have gained valuable life skills and potential career interests from this competition.   Well done to all 10 pupils for ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 01/02/2016 12:02 PM

Bright Lights Project


Bright Lights Project
In December last year, some S2 Science pupils took part in the Bright Lights project with Herriot Watt University. 2015 was the International year of Light and the aim was for pupils to produce a presentation with experiments looking at fundamental properties of light.  They presented to a large audience at the University in December and the event was filmed and will be made into a film in 5 different languages.   Well Done to ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 29/01/2016 13:03 PM

S1 Netball team


S1 Netball team
Well Done to our S1 Netball team, who finished in 4th Place in their group the West Lothian School Sports League first qualifying event on 22nd January. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 25/01/2016 10:26 AM

S4 Basketball Success


S4 Basketball Success
Congratulations to the 5 Boys from our S4 Basketball team, who took part in and finished in first place in the West Lothian School Sports League, West Conference Qualifying event on 19th January.   Well Done Boys   ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 25/01/2016 10:23 AM

Help Week total


Help Week total
The money raised from Help Week has been calculated and as a school we raised the fantastic total of £2786! ​This money will be divided up between three Charities, these are: UNICEF Dog's Trust Sick Kids Hospital Edinburgh Well Done and Thank you to all the Pupils and Staff for helping us to raise as much money for these 3 worthwhile causes. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 12/01/2016 15:46 PM

Handball Success


Handball Success
Congratulations to S6 pupil, Chris White, who has been selected for the initial Great Britain Mens 18 squad for the European Championships in Georgia in August.    Chris will take part in a number of training sessions and camps with the rest of the squad before the final selection of the 16 players required to make up the squad is made.   Well Done Chris! ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 12/01/2016 12:34 PM

Winter 2015 Newsletter


Winter 2015 Newsletter
Whitburn Academy's Winter 2015 Newsletter is now available for download from the Newsletters page of the website.   It's 29 pages are jam packed with news from the school from October to December. Featured Stories include: Stellar Awards for 3 of our pupils Help Week Events Rights Respecting Schools, Monthly Poster Winners Hour of Code Music exam Successes Click on the Following link to visit our ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 08/01/2016 08:58 AM

Welcome Back


Welcome Back
Whitburn Academy has reopened following the Christmas Holidays. We'd like to wish all Pupils, Staff, Parents, Carers and Visitors a Happy and Prosperous 2016.   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.   Pupils sitting Prelims and Exams this year are reminded that there is Twilight classes available to help them.   ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 06/01/2016 09:31 AM

Mr Adair's Christmas Message


Mr Adair's Christmas Message
Dear Parent/Carer I am writing to you as the final week of this very busy term draws to a close. Whitburn Academy’s young people are obviously excited about what is just around the corner, but at the same time are remaining focused and are working hard as the festivities begin and all our attentions are drawn towards celebrating Christmas and New Year. Lest we forget, alongside all of this week’s activities and the many other ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 18/12/2015 13:44 PM

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Safer Internet Week - Message of the Day

Safer Internet Week - Message of the Day
Thursday:  Security settings and dealing with malware The number of devices that can access the internet grows year on year.  Regardless of the type of hardware you use to surf the Web, ...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

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day
  Safer Internet Day 2016 - Friday 12th February at the new Bathgate Cinema West Lothian Council is inviting parents and carers to meet industry experts on internet safety, at the end of a ...Read More

Vine Trust Race Night

Vine Trust Race Night
The pupils and  their parents have organised a ' Race Night ' to help to raise the final funds total needed for the Vine Trust Educational visit to Tanzania in June 2016 This ...Read More

This week's Assemblies

This week's Assemblies
Assemblies for week beginning 8th February will be led by Miss Steel from the History Department and the topic will be Holocaust Memorial Week.   Assemblies will be held on the following ...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

Important information for Pupils studying National 5 or Higher English:

Important information for Pupils studying National 5 or Higher English:
All pupils submitting National 5 and Higher folios must make sure that their creative and discursive pieces are typed onto a portfolio template with the text inside the margins on the ...Read More

LEAPS Activities for S5 and S6 2015/16

LEAPS Activities for S5 and S6 2015/16
S5 Students We will be distributing the attached S5 postcard to LEAPS-eligible S5 students at their S5 interviews, promoting the below events/activities. We will email reminders in February and ...Read More

Extra Curricular Clubs

Extra Curricular Clubs
Whitburn Academy's Extra Curricular Activities are now resuming following the summer holidays and will be held on the following days and times:   (More Activities will be added as they ...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 Winter Ready

West Lothian Winter Ready
West Lothian Council has launched its public information campaign Winter Ready West Lothian 2015/16.  The campaign highlights the council's preparations for possible severe weather and ...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

Uniform Expectations for Session 2015-16

Uniform Expectations for Session 2015-16
Whitburn Academy has updated it's Dress Code for Session 2015 - 16 and is listed below.   The information is also available for download from the Letters Page of the School ...Read More

Updated Dress Code for 2015-16 letter

Updated Dress Code for 2015-16 letter
A copy of the letter, released on 4th June regarding the Updated Uniform Expectations for Session 2015- 16 4 June 2015 Dear Parent / Carer Updated Uniform Expectations for the new session ...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

Whitburn Academy - ICT Responsible Use Agreement 2015-16

Whitburn Academy - ICT Responsible Use Agreement 2015-16
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) / Anytime Anywhere Learning (AAL) Responsible Use Agreement Introduction Whitburn Academy and its staff are committed to providing you with the opportunities to ...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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