Online Learning

While the school is closed staff will be continuing to support learning at home using GLOW.

GLOW can be accessed on any Internet Enabled device:

https://sts.platform.rmunify.com/Account/SignIn/glow

If your child does not know their username and password or if your child cannot access a device please contact us on the email address below and we will try to support you with this.

gw09auchinleckacasm@glow.sch.uk

The main tools to be used will be Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Outlook Email

Click on the link below to access details of how to find and use the applications.

GLOW – Pupil Instructions

March Right of the Month

Article 29 (Goals of Education) – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

 Rights Fact of the Month: Rights are INALIENABLE. This means that you cannot give them away or sell them, and no one can take them away from you.

 This year Auchinleck Academy is continuing to support the children of Jebbeh Kiazolu school in Liberia to access their right to education, through our ongoing sponsorship. We recently received photographs and an update on their progress, and were pleased to learn that even more pupils there are now benefitting from a daily meal provided by Mary’s Meals. Being fed at school allows these young people to attend their classes on a full stomach and properly engage in their learning.

This year we will also be running our ‘Backpack Challenge’, an initiative to provide some of the poorest children with backpacks and other basic items for school, which will help them to access their right to education. Over the last four years Auchinleck Academy has sent 113 completed backpacks to children in Malawi and Liberia, thanks to the support of our pupils, parents, staff and members of the community. If you can help out with this again all donations would be much appreciated and can be handed in to the school office, or to Mr Deeney in the Technical department. It is not necessary to give a full backpack – even just giving a single item from the following list will help:

Backpack/school bag, exercise book/notepad, pencils, pens, crayons, eraser, ruler, sharpener, pencil case, towel, shorts/skirt & t-shirt, or dress, flip flops/sandals, small ball e.g. tennis ball, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, spoon.

World Book Day – Scholastic Book Club

To celebrate World Book Day we are running a Scholastic Book Club until Friday 20th March. Collect a leaflet and order form from your English class or the School Library or browse and order online at https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/schools/auchinleck-academy (link also available from the Library webpage).  Hand your World Book Day token in with your order to claim £1 off the total.

All cash orders and payments must be handed to your English teacher or Miss McGill in the Library by Friday 20th March.​

Barony Campus – P7 Information Evening

Last night we welcomed an incredible number of parents / carers and young people to Auchinleck Academy for our first P7 Information Evening. Mr Gilchrist introduced the Senior Leadership Team for the new campus as well as our Pupil Support teachers and we are very encouraged by the huge turnout as well as the positivity coming from everyone in the room as we look forward to next year!

We are proud to publish our first campus newsletter that you can view below and are keen to use the school app and twitter feeds to communicate with parents/ carers. A new Barony Campus app will be created shortly.

We now have a Robert Burns Academy twitter page which can be found by search on Twitter for EACrobertburns or by typing http://www.twitter.com/EACrobertburns

More updates will be published shortly, in the meantime please follow us on Twitter!

Barony Campus Newsline 1. 26 Feb 2020

February’s Right of the Month

February’s Right of the Month at Auchinleck Academy is Article 28: the right of the child to an education on the basis of equal opportunity. We know that despite secondary education being provided free in Scotland, there are still many young people who struggle to access it. At Auchinleck we are currently looking at ways of creating a variety of pathways for pupils for next year when we move to the Robert Burns Academy. It is important that our pupils have a say in this process and many of our S2-S6 pupils have already started, or completed their option choice interviews with the guidance teachers. We aim to ensure that our pupils are given a range of choices that challenge and stimulate them by encouraging vocational learning and making good use of our school partners.

We work hard to ensure that pupils attendance rates are high and that they enjoy their time in school. Over the past few weeks pupils have been involved in an exercise where they will vote for their favourite House names for the new school. It is important that pupils take part in this process as it is their school and all pupils should feel supported in taking up their right to an education.

TOK Mental Wellbeing Survey

Wellbeing Survey

Auchinleck Academy has been chosen to participate in the TOK Mental Wellbeing Survey. It’s purpose is to help the mental wellbeing of those in the school community and is open for all pupils, parents, guardians and staff to complete. The document attached will help you understand what your child will be asked about and how their data will be used.  Any information your child shares will be treated with the strictest confidence and their individual results will not be shared with anyone. The data collected from the school may be used to help TOK understand mental wellbeing across Scotland.

The questionnaire will only take a few minutes to complete and can be found here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZV3PPZW

December Right of the Month

December’s right of the month at Auchinleck Academy is Article 27: the right to an adequate standard of living. We know, however, that child poverty is on the rise in Scotland, and therefore many children and young people are unfortunately not accessing this right.  Some of our pupils and staff have therefore been taking action to try and combat child poverty in our local community. With support from Mary Patterson, Home/Community Worker, pupils have set up a food bank in the school to help local families that are experiencing hardship. They have also started a uniform recycling project, and there are plans to introduce a ‘winter warmer’ coat exchange initiative in the near future. Some of our S3 pupils who won the Children’s Rights/ Global Goals ‘Idea for Change’ project last session came up with the idea to package and distribute left over food from the canteen- this is now happening at the end of each day and is available to anyone who needs it. We are also planning a Christmas jumper/dress down day on the 20th December. Pupils and staff can bring in £1 or an item for our food bank to wear their own clothes or a festive jumper. All proceeds will go to Hillside, a charity which supports children and families in our local communities.

 

There were also lots of activities going on in Auchinleck Academy last month to promote children’s rights. November’s right of the month was Article 12: Respect for the views of the child . To celebrate this right and mark World Children’s Day on the 20th November, Mary Patterson arranged a special event to showcase some of the work that is going on in the school to support children’s rights and ensure that young peoples’ voices are listened to and taken seriously. Pupils also had the opportunity to meet with representatives from local organisations that support young people’s rights, and talk to them about matters that are important to them.

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