Jun 292016

On Monday 20th June a group of 60 pupils from Auchinleck Academy and Cumnock Academy set off to take part in a joint Adventure and Challenge Course at The Outward Bound Centre, Loch Eil near Fort William. This was an excellent opportunity for pupils and staff of both schools to work collaboratively.

The first activity on arrival was jog and dip, a jump into the cold loch in shorts and t-shirt. Over the course of the week the pupils experienced a variety of physical outdoor activities including an overnight expedition including some stunning beach locations. During each activity pupils were actively learning about the Scottish Outdoor Access Code including their responsibility for the natural environment.

The development and progress made by pupils over the week was outstanding. The change in how pupils thought and felt about themselves was important to build their personal, social and emotional skills so they become more effective individuals, whether in school, life or work.

It was a fantastic week and excellent to see Auchinleck Academy and Cumnock Academy pupils working together.

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Jun 272016

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A new way to record, track and monitor homework at Auchinleck Academy.

We are excited to be launching Show My Homework, an online tool to help you and your child keep track of their homework. Show My Homework will allow you and your child to see the details of the tasks they have been set, as well as their submission status and grades.

We’ll be launching Show My Homework on 17th August 2016 and we hope that this service will provide parents with a deeper insight into the homework your child receives. More importantly, we hope that it will improve your child’s organisation, time-management, and help them to keep on top of their workload.

Pupils will be given the opportunity during the 1st week of term to login and set a password. All teachers will begin setting homework using the new online system immediately. As such, pupils will not receive a homework diary as their own personalised calendars will be available to them via Show My Homework.

You will be provided with login details to your personal account, ready-linked to your child’s homework calendar. This will happen once staff and pupils have become familiar with the system, within the next few weeks.

A link can be found on the school website, through which you can view our school’s live homework calendar and log in.

  •     24/7 access
  •  View quality and quantity of homework
  •  Free apps available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices
  •  Receive automated notifications before homework is due If you or your child have any questions about the service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Show My Homework, who are always happy to help. Just email help@showmyhomework.co.uk or call 0207 197 9550.
  • If you’d like to get in touch with the school or provide feedback, please contact Mrs Grove or Mr Robertson.

Thank you once again for your support,

Jun 102016


Know a school in need of some new books? Nominate them to win £5,000 of National Book Tokens in our free prize draw! To sweeten the deal, you’ll also get £100 for yourself.

Last year’s winners, Stanley Road Primary School in Worcester, transformed their library with new books. Give a school near you a new library this year!

Enter now at http://caboodle.nationalbooktokens.com/caboodle-competitions


Jun 092016

All new S3 pupils will be involved in the Natural Disasters IDL on Friday 10th June. Pupils have received an information leaflet from their social subjects teacher. Please encourage your child to check the weather forecast on Thursday night and dress appropriately. Pupils are NOT required to wear school uniform but should not wear their best clothes as they might get mucky/wet (and no football colours). Pupils should wear sun cream if it is going to be sunny as they will spend a lot of time outside.

Jun 032016

Following a very successful year Auchinleck Academy School of Rugby held their Awards period on Tuesday 31st May.

The first award was presented to School of Rugby Player of the Year, Lewis Young. The Happiness is Egg Shaped award for the pupil that encapsulates everything that is Rugby went to Alasdair Rogers. The Team Player of the Year highlighting the pupil that puts the team first and is a great team mate was awarded to Fraser Littlejohn. The Most Improved Player of the Year could have went to so many pupils however Callum White was the winning player. The final award was Players Player of the Year and was voted for by the pupils themselves, this award also went to Alasdair Rogers.

Well done to all winners pictured with Head of Rugby Mr Raby and to the S1 SoR side as a whole. A brilliant first year with so many highlights. Enjoy your summer break from Rugby and remember “Happiness is Egg Shaped”

Rugby Awards - Alasdair Rodgers Rugby Awards - Callum White Rugby Awards - Frazer Littlejohn Rugby Awards - Lewis Young Rugby Awards - Winners with Mr Raby

School Show – Sunshine on Leith

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Jun 012016

Tickets go on Sale Monday 6 June!

Pupils can purchase tickets from Mrs Hammersley or Mrs Campbell at interval or lunch.

Parents can purchase tickets from the school office during the school day.

Tuesday 21 June – “Thrifty Tuesday”

All Tickets – £3.00


Wednesday 22 June and Thursday 23 June

Adults – £5.00

Concession – £3.00

Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 concessions) – £14.00

Showtime – 7.30 pm


School Evacuation

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May 312016

Dear Parent/Guardian,

You will be aware that a number of schools across Scotland have recently received threatening calls from members of the public.

Today the police received one such call, from someone claiming to have placed an explosive device on our premises.

Although indications were that this was a hoax call, all pupils and staff were immediately evacuated as a precaution. As the call came close to the end of the school day, pupils were then allowed to go home as normal.

After a thorough search conducted with the help of the police and fire service , no such device was found, the school was deemed to be safe and staff were allowed to re-enter the building. The police are now following a definite line of enquiry.

School will open up to pupils as normal tomorrow morning.

Thank You


Peter Gilchrist

Head Teacher

Auchinleck Academy

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May 312016

At Prizegiving each year we recognise the contributions that a senior pupil has made to the school.  Members of staff and pupils nominate senior pupils who they feel have made a considerable contribution to the life of the school.  This can be as a role model; as someone who has contributed their time and energy to supporting other young people in the school; as someone who stands out from the others in their drive to improve the life of the school or someone who has achieved success despite difficult circumstances.

The winner of this award will be chosen by a panel of staff and the award will be presented at Prizegiving on Thursday 16th June.

Nominations can come from individual members of staff, departments or fellow pupils.  To nominate a pupil for this award, please provide Mrs Macara with a short description of the young person’s role and contributions in support of the nomination.  Closing date for nominations is Tuesday 7th June.


May 312016

Rights Respecting School

Article 24:

Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.


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