Aug 252015

There will be a rewards trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach for S5/S6 pupils on Thursday 17th September.

The cost of the trip will be £30 per pupil.

Permission forms and payments should be brought to school on Friday 28 August and handed to PLP teachers or PT Guidance.

Jun 112015

Auchinleck Rugby would like to announce that Dales Solicitors LLP are our new main S1 School of Rugby sponsor for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Dales Solicitors LLP will become a partner of Auchinleck Rugby, they provide tailored legal services to suit most individuals’ needs. Dales Solicitors particularly like the countryside and those who live in it! Their main niche is agricultural law and dealing with rural properties and farming families. For further information on services provided by Dales Solicitors LLP please visit their website at . Everyone involved with Auchinleck Rugby would like to take this opportunity to thank Dales Solicitors for their contribution to Rugby at Auchinleck Academy.

Jun 052015

Auchinleck Academy has been recognised with a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport.

The sportscotland Gold School Sport Award was presented to staff and pupils at the school on 5th June 2015

The School Sport Award is a national initiative that is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve the quality and quantity of physical education and school sport opportunities. They also encourage the sporting links between schools and the communities around them.

There are currently 82 Gold Schools, 181 Silver and 65 Bronze across Scotland.

Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland said:

“I would like to congratulate all of the staff and pupils at Auchinleck Academy for putting quality physical education and school sport at the heart of the school. They should be proud of this fantastic achievement.”

“We are building a world-class sporting system for everyone, and a crucial part of that is putting young people at the centre of our efforts.  Working with our partners in local authorities and governing bodies of sport, we are creating closer links between physical education, school sport and club sport, which benefits young people by providing more and better opportunities to take part in sport.”

Jennifer Sharpe, Principal Teacher of Physical Education – Auchinleck Academy commented:

“It is a privilege to have been awarded this GOLD award from sportscotland.  We are so committed to school sport and achieving excellence in our department.  I would like to thank the full department, Active schools, volunteers, pupils and other agencies we work with as without them this would not have been achievable.”

To achieve a bronze or silver sportscotland School Sport Award, schools self assess their current practice. However, to gain gold status an extensive external assessment is also carried out by an independent panel of experts.

The Young People’s Sports Panel were central in the development of the School Sport Award which means that young people were able to input at the earliest opportunity.

The award will help ensure that quality physical education and school sport is at the heart of each school and its wider community. They will also encourage schools to ensure there are opportunities for all children and young people to engage, participate and reach their potential in this area.

Throughout the assessment process schools are encouraged to reflect on current practice and focus on continual improvement. Support and guidance is available to schools to help improve the quality and quantity of physical education, physical activity, and sport opportunities available to children and young people.

May 292015

Leadership Month at Auchinleck Academy will see pupils participate in a range of activities in order to develop and reinforce their leadership skills. Pupils will participate in activities throughout the school with this level of engagement providing a deeper insight into the importance of leadership. Auchinleck Academy wants the young people to rise to the challenge by being responsible, taking the lead and achieving success. Leadership Month will encourage pupils to take responsibility for themselves and others, inspire pupils to take risks, allow them to develop their organisation, communication and self-esteem as well as strengthening their personal and social skills.


May 252015

Wednesday 20th May saw sixteen Under 15 girls travel to Glasgow to compete in a Scottish schools 7 a side tournament. The girls were split into an Auchinleck Rugby side which took part in the ‘established’ pool and the new comers combined with Cumnock Academy to compete in the ‘developing’ tournament.

Auchinleck Rugby was in a pool with local rivals Grange, experienced girls rugby school Oban and SRU School of Rugby Shawlands. The opening game was an Ayrshire derby which Auchinleck Rugby came out on top four tries to two. In the second game Oban showed their experience and run out winners four tries to two. Auchinleck were more competitive in their third game losing narrowly four tries to three.

The pool then broke for lunch, giving the girls a chance to find out how the younger Auchinleck pupils had played in their tournament. The answer was outstanding, they won every game and everyone played well.

For the established pool it was simply play each team again. Grange stepped up and the game finished in a tight four try draw. The Oban game finished five tries to three, with the Shawlands game finishing Shawlands 4 Auchinleck 3.  The results meant that Auchinleck Rugby competing in the higher tournament for the first time finished third. The girls now know the standards required and have a lot of work ahead of them.

The combined side was fairing much better and finished second overall in the developing tournament. However the highlight of their day was meeting Scotland and Glasgow star Mark Bennett, needless to say the girls have a new crush. The day was a massive success with all girls having a ball, the only down side was that Mr Raby burned his head in the sun.

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