Sep 182019
 

Auchinleck Academy’s Right of the Month for September is Article 42 (knowledge about rights): Governments must actively work to make sure that children and adults know about the Convention.
To assist with raising awareness of rights, members of our Rights Respecting School group have produced a leaflet with important information on how parents can support their children to learn about their rights, and encourage respect for the rights of others. The leaflet also contains information about Auchinleck Academy’s aims as a Rights Respecting School, as well as details about our Rights Respecting Classroom Charter.
The leaflet was distributed to all pupils today at PLP time. Please take the time to look through it with your child, and learn about rights together.

Sep 022019
 

Please note that this academic year there will be two additional In-Service days for staff.

They will be as follows:

  • Tuesday 24th September 2019
  • Friday 3rd April 2019

Pupils should not attend school on these days.

Aug 212019
 

PC Alison Baillie and Angie MacDonald CAMHS are planning to run a few evening workshops for parents. They hope to raise awareness on online safety, drugs/alcohol, bullying, mental health etc.

The workshops will be in the format of small groups to discuss any concerns.

If interested please contact PC Baillie on 01290420617

Jun 272019
 

Sheppard Robson have now chosen the winning entries for the competition they ran for pupils to design panels for the bridge on the new campus. They have chosen one winner and another entry which was ‘Highly Commended’ from each school, both will receive a £10.00 book token from Sheppard Robson. The winning design will be incorporated into the final design of the bridge.

The entries from Auchinleck Academy that were chosen were as follows;

  • Kirstie Hunter – Winner – Title of Design ‘Miners’
  • Andrew Sutcliffe – Highly commended – Title of Design ‘The past of East Ayrshire

Click on the link below to see the designs

kirstie-Hunter Andrew-Sutcliffe

Jun 252019
 

There has been lots going on at Auchinleck Academy this month to promote and celebrate children’s rights and the Global Goals. Last week some senior pupils delivered an excellent assembly on what it’s like to have a Hearing Impairment. This was one of several assemblies that pupils have led over the course of the session to raise awareness of the different needs that young people have in our school, and to promote tolerance, respect and understanding.

Groups of S2 pupils also delivered assemblies this month to promote their ‘ideas for change’ to support the Global Goals of ‘Climate Change’, and ‘No Poverty’. One group produced their own reusable water bottles and are selling these around the school to encourage pupils and staff to reduce plastic consumption. They delivered a really informative presentation to highlight the environmental damage that plastic waste can cause. Other S2 pupils delivered a presentation about Fairtrade and are now running a Fairtrade stall for staff and pupils every Tuesday at interval and lunch break.

Another Rights Respecting School event which will be taking place before the end of term is a non-uniform and fun day on Thursday 27th June to celebrate our right of the month, which is Article 31, the right to leisure, play and culture. There will be a range of leisure activities happening around the school, and pupils can pay £1 or bring in a donation to our foodbank to wear their summer clothes- the forecast if for sun!  Any money raised will go towards our Rights Respecting  School fund and sponsorship of Jebbeh Kiazolu school in Liberia.

 

Jun 252019
 

Liam Armstrong, MSYP for the above constituency has designed a small survey for young people from aged 11 to 25, to choose the next campaign topic for the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Closing date is Thursday 27th June.

The link is https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/X75B2Z2  It is accessible from smartphones and may be easier to put on your social media pages.

May 302019
 

The application process for school clothing grants and free school meals is changing.

As part of the Council’s commitment to transforming our services and offering best value to our customers, the application process for school clothing grants and free school meals is changing.

From Tuesday 4 June 2019 all applications must be made online – and this can be done from a smart phone, PC, laptop or tablet.

Please don’t apply before then as we are no longer accepting advance paper applications.

The new system will make applying for clothing grants and free school meals simpler, faster and more cost effective to administer.

If you, or someone you know does not have online access, please call 01563  554400 (option 3) and a member of staff will complete the form over the phone on your behalf.

Learn more here and remember to check back and make your application on, or after Tuesday 4 June.

 

May 282019
 

Right of the month for April and May has been Article 22: If a child is seeking refuge or has refugee status, governments must provide them with appropriate protection and assistance to help them enjoy all of the rights in the Convention.

In PLP classes this month pupils have been learning about the refugee crisis in Europe, and the reasons why so many children and their families are being forced to flee from their homes in search of safety in other countries. Pupils also learned about what it means to be a refugee during the recent Global Goals Interdisciplinary Project. In the Modern Languages department S2 pupils carried out some research into the conflict in Syria, and found out that many children in Syria and other war torn countries are being denied some of their basic rights, such as the right to protection from violence, the right to education and the right to health and health services. They also reflected on how it must feel to have to leave their home at short notice, possibly never to return, with only a small bag of belongings.

 

May 232019
 

Our S1 pupils have been busy with hand-crafting their acrylic clocks in the Technical department. With thanks to local signage company EMG, who refused offer of payment for the vinyl sticky back plastic so the children could more ably express their creativity.

 

 

May 162019
 

Details of the selection procedures for our new School and House Captains are as follows:

Friday 26th April: Details and application form on website and school app for pupils

Friday 7th June: Closing date for application forms

Tuesday 11th June: Candidates informed by email if they have an interview with details of date and time

Tuesday 18th June: Interviews with staff and pupils

How to apply

An application form should be submitted to Mrs McPheator by 2.55pm on Friday 7th June at the latest. It would be preferable if the application was completed electronically and emailed to amanda.mcpheator@east-ayrshire.gov.uk but they can also be printed or hand written but cannot exceed one page of A4 paper. Copies of the application form will be available at the Main Office and Guidance Teachers’ offices. No late applications will be accepted.

If you have any questions please speak to Mrs McPheator.

 

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