Mr Adair's Christmas Message
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 examples contained in this Newsletter, staff and pupils continue to invest much time and energy into our key business of learning and teaching, as class assessments, NABs, projects and deadlines are still ongoing and need to be completed before the week is out. In particular, our S4-6 pupils are preparing for their Prelim examinations, which take place early in 2016 – I would like to take this opportunity to wish them the very best of luck, and every success, in the New Year.
Help Week will round off the term, with two days of fundraising organised predominantly by the students themselves. Stalls will appear in the Social Area from today at breaktime, with Personal Development students peddling their wares and advertising their events to raise money for a trio of good causes (as nominated by pupils in the Charity Committee): UNICEF, The Sick Kids Hospital and the Dogs Trust.
In addition, our Christmas Concert is this evening, which I am very much looking forward to, and which is the culmination of a lot of hard work and effort from both staff and pupils alike. It promises to be a very enjoyable and productive end to the Winter session.
As ever, there are many stories to tell about the last 2 months and what you will read and our Newsletter will give you an excellent flavour of the successes, the dedication, the pride and the commitment of everyone connected with our school to achieve the best they can achieve.
In summary, I hope you will enjoy reading our December Newsletter, which is available for download from our Newsletters Page. My appreciation goes to Mr Hawthorn for all the work he has put into this edition and also for ensuring that our school website is always kept right up to date. If you have any questions or comments about the Newsletter, the events mentioned, or about the school generally, please go to the website at: www.whitburnacademy.org and send us an email via the address provided.
In the meantime, please have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I look forward to speaking with you again very soon.
Kindest regards and very best wishes
Rector, Whitburn Academy