Sep 202016

Our latest Scholastic Book Club is now online at There are hundreds of fantastic children’s books to choose from, and every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club will earn 20p for our school in Scholastic Rewards.

 Please place your order online or by handing the printed order form and payment to Miss McGill in the School Library or your English teacher by September 30th, 2016.


Aug 302016

All S1 pupils are invited to participate in a day of leadership activities taking place outdoors around the school. Classes will spend the following dates outdoors participating in activities designed to develop skills in leadership, teamwork, communications, problem solving and time management.

Monday 5th September – 1A1

Tuesday 6th September – 1B1

Monday 12th September – 1L1

Tuesday 13th September – 1M1

Monday 26th September – 1A2

Tuesday 27th September – 1B2

This is an excellent opportunity to focus on the development of these skills which are becoming more and more essential in school and beyond and I would urge all pupils to attend the days.

Pupils will require the following equipment on these days:

  • waterproof jacket and trousers if you have them
  • you will need to wear OLD clothes – you may get muddy and wet
  • waterproof boots, wellies or old trainers
  • hand towel to dry off at the end of the day
  • a bag with a change of clothes.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office.

Mr Robertson

Depute Head teacher


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.

Loch Eil 1 Loch Eil 2 Loch Eil 3 Loch Eil 4 Loch Eil 5 Loch Eil 6

Jun 102016


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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 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

01290   420617

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.


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