S4 Prelim Timetable

Please find the timetable for the S4 Prelims attached.

S4 Prelims

Technical Department – Important Information

Some Important dates for S4/S5/S6 Technical Classes:

Unit Deadline Dates

S4 Design & Manufacture – Materials and Manufacture (Themed Table Project) and Design (Childs’ Toothbrush) Units MUST be completed by Friday 19th December.

S5 Design & Manufacture – Product Evaluation (Unit 1) and Design (Nursery Chair – Unit 2) MUST be completed by Friday 19th December.

S4 Graphic Communication – 2D and 3D Pictorial Graphics Units MUST be completed by Friday 19th December.

S5/S6 Graphic Communication – 2D and 3D Pictorial Graphics Units MUST be completed by Friday 19th December.


S4 Prelims – All S4 students

Design & Manufacture and Graphic Communication will both take place on Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd December

S5 Design and Manufacture Presentation Level Exams (All Students)

Design Knowledge Exam – Friday 12th December

Design Realisation – Monday 15th December


If any pupils are unsure or unable to meet the above deadline dates please inform your class teacher A.S.A.P.

Supported Study is available for all S4/S5/S6 Technical students on a Wednesday between 3 and 4pm.

Please note transport is NOT provided.

W Whitehouse

PT Technical

Parent Council Constitution


Dear Parent Forum,

I write as Chair of the Parent Council of Auchinleck Academy to inform you of notice that I have proposed an amendment to the constitution to increase the maximum membership.

The response to involvement on the Parent Council this year has found us with more parents who wish to give up their own time for the benefit of the school and the children it serves than the current constitution allows. The school will benefit from the diverse input from the parent forum and allow us to have a greater insight and ability to be heard in the decision making that occurs and impacts on our children.

I am therefore proposing an increase of the maximum allowance of members from 20 members to 32 members. This will allow all those members who have put themselves forward to assist the opportunity to do so. The current constitution is available for reading via the parent council section of the Auchinleck Academy website. I therefore request you submit any objections to such a change no later than 30/11/2014 in writing addressed to myself via the school.

Yours thankfully

Martin Goudie

Auchinleck PC Constitution Final (2)

Open Evening

There will be an information evening in school on Thursday 6th November. This evening will consist of three 30 minute workshops where you will be provided with information and practical advice on a variety of themes.

The workshops will cover Curriculum Structure, Helping your child achieve their potential, National 4 & 5 (New qualifications), Mental health and there will also be a workshop specifically for Primary 7 parents.

Letters have been sent home with pupils for you to complete and return to book the workshops of interest.

My World of Work for parents

This resource brings together all the course, job and career-related information parents need to support their child as they go through school and make choices about their future. Whether their child is making their subject choices, getting their exam results or leaving school, there are advice articles, tools and videos to help every step of the way.

Please click on this link for information – My World of Work for parents

S6 Leadership

Twenty five S6 pupils spent the day on Monday participating in Leadership activities. The S6 pupils will now deliver these activities to S1 pupils in PSE and outdoors in local woodland. At the end of the project the pupils will complete the second unit of their SQA Higher Leadership Award.

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Donor

All S5 and S6 pupils attended an assembly on Friday 29th August about becoming an Anthony Nolan bone marrow donor. Application forms to join the register are available from Mrs Fisher in the Social Subjects department. the donor day will take place on Friday 12th September; those interested should complete the application form and book an appointment with Mrs Fisher in advance.

For more information please click on this link Anthony Nolan Trust

Grant Award

We are delighted to announce that The Big Lottery fund “Awards for All” have given the PE department a grant which aims to promote girls in PE. £7500 will be used to purchase new gymnastics material, improve the dance studio and introduce aqua aerobics. The money will also be used to train twelve pupils who recently took part in the YDance active workshop to Level 1 in Dance leadership.

Saltire Awards

Seventy nine S6 pupils gained a Saltire Award for Volunteering carried out both in and out of school.  The volunteering included peer mentoring in PLP and in subject classes for younger pupils and work done supporting the production of information leaflets for the Cumnock blind club.

 6 pupils gained a 25 hour award

56 pupils gained a 50 hour award 

Urooj Ahmed, Kerr Armstrong, Jordan Curtis, Hazel Graham, Alison Harrigan, Rachael Howie, Callum MacMillan, Shannon Meiklem, Rabia Nasir, Kevin Weir all gained a 100 hour award, an outstanding effort involving a range of volunteering both in the community and across the school.

Urooj Ahmed was also awarded a Summit Award for outstanding achievement through her contributions to volunteering.