S6 Graduation Ceremony 2017 – Wednesday May 31st

Cumbernauld Academy will be hosting their Sixth Year Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday 18th May. This is an opportunity to celebrate the success of our pupil’s time at school and to recognise their effort, hard work and contribution to the community of Cumbernauld Academy.

The ceremony begins at 7pm in the school assembly hall. This will be followed by refreshments and an informal time to chat.

All S6 pupils have already been issued with a letter inviting them to the event, we would however appreciate if pupils could return the tear of slip which formed part of the original invite well in advance of next Wednesday. This would allow us to confirm numbers and catering for the event.

 

S2 CEM Assessment

As part of the Scottish Government Attainment Challenge in North Lanarkshire, Cumbernauld Academy will be administering an adaptive, online assessment covering aspects of learning in literacy and numeracy for all children at S2 from the 8th May.

These assessments are designed to support your child’s learning and contribute additional information on your child’s progress. Information from the assessments will also assist the school in communicating to you the progress of your child within next session’s arrangements.

Please click on the link below to access the parental letter.

CEM S2 Parental Letter

Parental Consultation on Tracking, Monitoring & Reporting @ Cumbernauld Academy

It is hoped the through completing the following  questionnaire, see link below,  parents will be allowed the opportunity to contribute to the formulation of a Cumbernauld Academy Monitoring, Tracking and Reporting policy.

Please answer all questions as honestly as possible. The responses given in this questionnaire are recorded anonymously.

Please click on the link below to begin the questionnaire.

https://goo.gl/forms/ehwJRYeJxeMIWu4n2

Autism Awareness Week (27th March – 2nd April)

Dear All,

Under duress, Mr Brown and Mrs Rodgers, from the English Department, have agreed to change their habits of a lifetime and change the colour of the clothes they normally wear to school for Autism Awareness Week (27th March – 2nd April).  They are willing – sort of – to push themselves out of their comfort zones for a very good cause:  to make people think about differences, which is what Autism Awareness Week is all about – embracing and accepting difference.

Their ‘sacrifice’ is also a great way of raising much needed funds for the HOPE centre in Airdrie, which supports young people with an Autistic Spectrum Diagnosis (ASD) and their families.

Both teachers have been given a challenge:

Mrs Rodgers has been challenged to come to school for the entire week in any colour as long as it is NOT PINK – her statement colour!

Mr Brown’s challenge is to wear a rather becoming colour of neck tie and belt instead of his signature BLACK – again for the entire week.

By sponsoring these lovely people or by making a donation – no matter how small – during Autism Awareness Week you are making a positive difference to a young person with Autism’s life.

Pupil members of the Autism Awareness Group will be coming around classes during period 6 on Monday and period 1 on Thursday to collect donations.  Staff can also Gift Aid their donations so that the HOPE Charity can claim back the tax already paid to the government – increasing the value of their donations significantly.

Another way you can help us is by wearing something pink, purple or blue (Autism Awareness colours) on Friday 31st March – it is after all a FREE non-uniform day for the Awards Event anyway!  Teachers will be challenged, also on the Friday, to come into school wearing clothes in either or all of the same three colours.

It would be fantastic if you could all donate your normal £1 donation to non-uniform day to the HOPE charity whose work support people in the North Lanarkshire Area and beyond.

Many thanks in advance for your help in this matter.

From,

Mrs Myles and the Autism Awareness Group

(Beth Auld, Emily Boustead, Erin and Katie Grieve)

NLC Pathway to Employment for ASN Pupils

A mesage from Support for Learning  NLC

We would like to extend an invite to attend an event being organised for parents of young people with additional support needs. The purpose of the event is to allay parents’ fears and provide them with reassurance about their children leaving school and entering the world of work.

As things stand too few of our young people with additional support needs are entering employment at the point at which they leave school and we know that one of the biggest barriers to this is the fears and concerns that parents may have.

The event will take place in Buchanan High School on Tuesday 28 March from 6.15-7.30pm with a market place and refreshments arranged for 7.30pm.

The event is open to parents from all of our ASN establishments and to parents of young people within mainstream schools, with additional support needs, who may also have barriers to accessing employment.

Please click on the link below for Further details.

Agenda for Parent1 revised

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