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Teenage Cancer Trust Visit

Teenage Cancer Trust Visit

Teenage Cancer Trust were in school during week beginning 6th February to deliver a cancer awareness talk to all S2, S5 and S6 students.  This is a valuable talk which gives information, advice

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Teenage Cancer Trust Visit

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

On Friday 27th January, eleven S3 pupils attended West Lothian Council’s event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at Howden Park Centre.  27th

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Handball Winners!


Handball Winners!
On Thursday 26th January, our handball team made up of 7 S3 Boys won the S3/S4 West Lothian Schools Handball West regional qualifiers.                                       The team were up against some tough competition yet managed to win all three of their ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 01/02/2017 14:14 PM

Youth and Philanthropy


Youth and Philanthropy
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative is an innovative way to financially support local, grassroots charities while engaging young people in a hands-on active citizenship experience.​ The school has been given the opportunity to take part in this exciting initiative.  On 5th January, all pupils from S3 took part in a launch event. The pupils will undertake a 12 week programme within their English class, where they will research ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 05/01/2017 16:52 PM

Winter 2016 Newsletter


Winter 2016 Newsletter
The Whitburn Academy Winter Newsletter is now available for download from the Newsletters page of the school website. It contains the latest news of events that have taken place in the school since the October Holidays. Featured in this issue are House Captains Appointed School Dux Announced Midnight Marathon Lead Climbing Champion S1 Open Evening Children in Need Day   ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 04/01/2017 09:32 AM

Christmas Door Competition 2016


Christmas Door Competition 2016
Over the final few days of term, tutor classes across the school have been decorating their classroom doors as part of the Christmas Door Challenge.   Like the Easter Door Challenge, the Christmas challenge was hotly contested with a number of excellent displays all over the school.   It was very difficult to pick a winner as all the groups that took part had produced some fantastic designs.   However we have a ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 04/01/2017 09:32 AM

Mrs Porteous's December Message


Mrs Porteous's December Message
Dear Parent/Carer, This is my final message to you as Acting Head Teacher at Whitburn Academy.  As I write to you, at the end of a very busy term, the young people at Whitburn are continuing to work hard as the festive season commences. The Newsletter highlights many of the successes and achievements of the young people this term. Please enjoy reading about our victories in basketball and Under 13’s football as well the success ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 21/12/2016 15:03 PM

Positive Rewards Trip


Positive Rewards Trip
On 16th December, around 180 pupils from all year groups who had good tracking and behaviour were rewarded with the chance to attend the Positive Rewards Trip.   Pupils had the choice of a trip to the Showcase Cinema to see Star Wars 'Rogue One' or to go to 'Jumpstation' in Livingston.    All the pupils who attended both trips had a fun time. Photos from the Jumpstation trip can be found in our Image ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 21/12/2016 12:35 PM

Christmas Concert


Christmas Concert
On 19th December, Whitburn Academy’s annual Christmas Concert took place.   The audience was treated to a fantastic show by our pupils, staff and Music Department. The show began with the percussion ensemble playing ‘Walking in the Air’, next was a Vocal Solo from John Walker, who sang ‘Bring him Home’.   The Woodwind ensemble played ‘Little Donkey’ and was quickly followed by a ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 21/12/2016 11:14 AM

Santa Run


Santa Run
On Sunday 4th December, Mr Begarnie, Mr Duffy and several pupils took part in a sponsored Santa run in Livingston to raise funds for the Vine Trust Trip to Peru in 2018. We have already raised over £1000  Pupils will be organising several individual fund raising events over the coming months and are being  supported by Miss Justice from the business studies department.   ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/12/2016 20:23 PM

Vine Trust Fundraising


Vine Trust Fundraising
After an initial meeting with Michelle Livingstone from Vine Trust, twenty six S4 and S5 pupils have signed up for the 2018 Vine Trust trip to Peru.   The fundraising has already started.   We have organised a Christmas raffle was organised are grateful for the generous donations of prizes from local businesses, teachers and parents.  We have also been selling cakes at parents' evenings and organised a ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/12/2016 20:16 PM

Gold Band Award


Gold Band Award
Well Done to Joshua Roy and Zac Taylor, who as part of the West Lothian Junior Concert Band, won a Gold Award.   This award has qualified the band for the National Finals in Perth in March 2017.    ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/12/2016 20:11 PM

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This week's Assemblies

This week's Assemblies
Assemblies for week beginning 6th February will be led by Miss Steel and the History Department on the topic of Holocaust Memorial Week.   Assemblies will be held as follows: Tuesday: ...Read More

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations
Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian are out now for pupils in S3 (and in S4 – S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations).  Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the ...Read More

Fire Safety

Fire Safety
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have released their Winter Safety booklets containing information on Winter Safety.   This includes reminders on safety tips when using electric blankets, ...Read More

Course Choice Booklets

Course Choice Booklets
Pupils who are currently in S2, S3, S4 and S5, will soon be making their course choices for Session 2017/18.   Course Choice booklets containing information on the subjects and levels ...Read More

Compass Cafe

Compass Cafe
The Compass Cafe is a place to come and meet friends, have lunch, chat, do some fun things and discuss faith and life.  We also try to organise occasional outings and trips.  Compass Cafe ...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

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

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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