New Depute Head Teacher
On Monday we welcomed our new Depute Head Teacher, Mrs Kay, who has joined the Academy from Larbert High School. Mrs Kay will be responsible for pupils in Antonine House and jointly responsible for pupils in Colzium House.
Maths Week Scotland
The Maths department will be participating in Maths Week Scotland from 11th until the 15th Sept. Further information about of some of the exciting things planned inside and out the Maths department will come out to pupils in the junior school soon.
The Maths department will trial the use on online platforms to issue most homework this session including, the school web-site, Twitter and GLOW. We hope that this will be a successful change however, should this present difficulties for any pupils they are asked to discuss it with their Maths teacher in the first instance.
S1 and S4 individual photographs were taken last week and the pupils have been issued with order forms, which should be returned to the school, with full payment, by Friday 8th September, if you would like to buy copies.
UCAS/University Open Days
Senior pupils are currently visiting a range of University Open Days, as part of the groundwork to prepare application forms for courses that will begin in the autumn of 2018. Over the next few weeks, the seniors will be working on Personal Statements and will have the opportunity to get assistance with them from Professor Kevin O’Gorman from Heriot Watt University on Thursday afternoon, 31/8/17. Seniors wishing support from Professor O’Gorman should have a first draft prepared if they wish to take up this offer of support.
Dates for your diary
The first meeting of our Parent Council will take place on Tuesday 5th September, at 7.00 p.m., in the school. All welcome.
A further reminder that on Thursday 31st August, we will be holding a UCAS Information Evening, to provide parents of S5/6 pupils with information about the process of applying for university. In the past, parents have found this to be a very informative evening, which will include details about funding, qualifications and the university experience and we will be joined by a guest speaker, Professor Kevin O’Gorman from Heriot Watt University. The evening begins at 7.00 p.m. and we are hoping for a good turnout.