Jun 202017

This year’s S2 participated in the Inspire Aspire programme during RME. The programme is led by Character Scotland and leads pupils through a process of self discovery and inspiration and encourages young people to ‘think big’. As part of this, pupils complete a poster about their values, an inspirational figure and their hopes for the future. Each participating school selects 5 finalists to be considered as national finalists. Mrs Elder is delighted to announce that Maria McTaggart has been selected as one of 65 national finalists following final judging by a panel of external judges. Maria’s work is featured in the Inspiring Purpose awards magazine 2017. Please do congratulate Maria if you see her in school as she really produced an amazing piece of work and deserves the recognition!

To find out more about Inspire Purpose and Character Scotland you can visit their website here.

Jun 152017

S4 Pupils participated in an excitingseries of workshops lead by Glasgow School of Art today at Ayr College Campus. Pupils enjoyed trying new techniques and experimenting on collaborative pieces.

Jun 092017

Doon Academy’s Fashion Show is almost upon us! The show will take place in the school’s dinner hall on Tuesday 27 June 2017 from 7.00 pm until 8.30 pm. If you would like to attend the Fashion Show you can purchase tickets from the school reception, Art Department or the Dinner Hall at break time. Tickets are priced at £3.50.

We have been very lucky this year to have the support of Tesco Ayr, Primark Ayr and the Cumnock Factory Outlet. These companies will be supplying clothing for our show. As well as this there will be several sections of the fashion show, to which our fabulous students have contributed: fashion, hats and textiles to name a few. Students and staff will be modelling the garments and our school dance troop and singers will also be performing.

This event promises to be an exciting and glamorous evening. Tickets are limited so please purchase your ticket soon to avoid disappointment.

Jun 092017

Miss Fletcher would like to thank all of her JLA pupils for working so hard on their latest project. All of the work has been created with recycled materials. She is sure you will agree that their work is fantastic, well done guys!

Jun 052017

Our S3 cohort had an exciting final few days of third year developing their skills for work. They were ’employed’ by a company for three days to work on their advertising or public relations. The three local companies they worked with were Ayrshire Carers at Dalmellington House, Ayrshire College and Clarity in Communication.

Miss Moffat, Mrs Robb and Ms Davidson lead their S3 groups through a series of tasks for their employers. A number of pupils even made on-site visits to their chosen employers establishments. On the final day, the S3 pupils were asked to present their work to their employers and a number of representatives from the Council. Everyone was very impressed with the professional finish of the pupils’ work.

The pupils themselves felt they gained a lot from the experience. Many said they benefited from speaking directly to those out in the workforce, and they could start to see the links between their school lessons and where and how they would be applied when they go into the wider world. Some pupils also commented that it was a fantastic experience getting to work with experts in their field.

Jun 012017

Dear Parents and Carers,

This year at Doon Academy we have decided to celebrate the success of our young people at Prize Giving in a different way.

For those pupils in the Senior Phase, S4 to S6, we will now make decisions on subject prizes and Awards on actual examination results which are available to us in August. Previously we based these awards on Prelim results.

Information on young people in the Broad General Education phase, S1 to S3, will be gathered from their teachers in the same way, but also celebrated in a September Prize Giving Ceremony.

The new date for your diary for this prestigious event is Thursday 8th September 2017 at 6.30pm.

We do hope you will be able to join us on that evening and more information will be issued nearer the time.

May 302017

Is your child joining us in August?

If so, please come along to the school on Wednesday 7th June at 6pm to hear about what your child’s days will look like at Doon Academy. Take a tour of the school and get to meet some of the key staff members who will support your child as they make their transition from Primary to Secondary education. Chat to Pupil Support staff about any concerns you might have and let us put your mind at rest about what to expect.

We look forward to meeting you as new friends or old acquaintances as your child begins their exciting journey into the next phase of their education.

Mrs Murray
Year Head S1

May 272017

A huge congratulations goes to the following pupils for representing the school at the East Ayrshire Athletics on Thursday 25th May:

Darrel Arthur, Kerr McCreath, Arran Willis, Darren McGuckin, Mason McMahon, Ben Dixon, Stephen McLelland, Adam Park, Bobbie Eccles, Lily Lound, Aletta Murphy, Brogan Jamieson, Rebecca Arthur, Stephanie Griffiths, Toni Abbott, Rebecca Meredith, Julie Smith and Rachel Auld.

We also had a number of top place finishers with:

Rebecca Arthur (discus), Brogan Jamieson (shot putt), Kerr McCreath (shot putt), Mason McMahon (1st triple jump), Ben Dixon (1st 800m),
Stephen McLelland (1st 1500m) and Adam Park (shot putt)

They all qualify to compete at the Pan Ayrshire Championships at Dam Park on the 6th June.

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