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YPI National Event

YPI National Event

On Wednesday June 21st, our fantastic S3 Youth and Philanthropy Initiative winners attended the YPI National Event in Perth. Having raised £3000 for their chosen charity, the girls enjoyed a

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YPI National Event

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Pump it up Challenge Final

Pump it up Challenge Final

On Monday 5th June 2 of our S3 pupils, Melanie and Katie, represented Whitburn Academy in the finals of the Mitsubishi pump it up challenge 2017

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P7 Transition Days


P7 Transition Days
From 13th - 16th June, around 160 Primary 7 pupils from Croftmalloch, Fala Hill, Greenrigg, Longridge, Polkemmet, Stoneyburn and Whitdale Primary Schools visited the Academy for their transition days.   The transition days give the pupils a taster of what it is like at High School and allow them to visit some of their new subjects and meet some of their new teachers.   On Tuesday morning, the pupils took part in a numeracy ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 22/06/2017 15:19 PM

P7 Transition Evening


P7 Transition Evening
On 6th June, Whitburn Academy held a P7 transition information evening.   The main purpose of this was for Primary 7's their parents to find out more information about Whitburn Academy and some of the extra curricular clubs that pupils can sign up to take part in, when they move up into S1 after the summer.   Our photograph shows some of our pupils manning the extra curricular club's ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 22/06/2017 15:12 PM

My World of Work Ambassadors


My World of Work Ambassadors
The My World of Work ambassadors act as champions for Skills Development Scotland's career information and advice web service 'My World of Work.' The girls will help spread the word of the support it offers to their friends, fellow pupils, teachers, parents and carers. They will be involved in activities throughout the school year.   Our photograph shows both girls at the stand that they set up to promote 'My World ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 22/06/2017 12:57 PM

Appreciation Week


Appreciation Week
On week beginning 8th May, S4 Home Economics pupils held an appreciation week.    They decided to make Chocolate Muffins and deliver them to all the Teaching Staff, Pupil Support Workers, Technicians, Office Staff, Librarians and the Senior Leadership Team to say thank you to them for all the hard work and effort that they put in during the year.  The pupils made over 120 muffins and they were greatly ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 21/06/2017 12:13 PM

S1-S2 Rugby


S1-S2 Rugby
The S1-S2 Girls Rugby team participated in the final SSP event of the year against schools from across West Lothian on 19th May. We were lucky to have a combination of regular and new players to represent use. The girls scored numerous tries and were competitive in all games eventually leading to a 6th place finish. The boys once again performed well against strong opposition and are starting to develop a belief that they are capable of ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/06/2017 15:28 PM

Rugby Awards


Rugby Awards
Our annual Whitburn Academy Rugby Awards Lunch was held in the PE Dept on Wednesday 7th June, Dougie Thomson from Linlithgow Rugby Club presented the awards on the day. 28 rugby players attended with 11 Awards up for grabs.   Award Winners Passer of the Year - Josh Runner of the Year - Jake Tackler of the Year - Connor Team Mate of the Year - Hasan Leader of the Year - Spencer S1 Most Improved Player - Lachlan S2 ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/06/2017 15:23 PM

Hospitality Course


Hospitality Course
Kayleigh and Aleisha have studied National 4 Hospitality this session and attended The Larder Cook School on a weekly basis - they have both been successful in achieving a place at West Lothian College to study Hospitality further. Well done girls and good luck at college! ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/06/2017 14:55 PM

Healthy Eating Week


Healthy Eating Week
The purpose of the British Nutritional Foundation's (BNF) Healthy Eating Week is to provide a dedicated week where the school can come together to focus on healthy eating and drinking in order to encourage healthy living. This year the week was divided in a series of challenges, with the Home Economics department focussing on the challenge of having a healthy breakfast every morning.   In order to achieve this a pop up breakfast ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/06/2017 14:45 PM

Music Success


Music Success
The following pupils have sat and passed the following Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) music exams this term:   Scott - grade 4 piano Kelan -grade 2 violin Margaret-Anne - grade 2 violin Adam - grade 3 violin Mia - grade 3 cello Ellie - grade 2 alto saxophone Reece - grade 5 baritone Sophie - grade 3 tenor horn Alexandria - grade 3 tenor horn. Well done to all of these pupils on an ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 19/06/2017 15:14 PM

Edible Soils


Edible Soils
The Higher Geography class have been creating soils using foods to create the main characteristics of each type of soil.  In the photograph, you can see a brown earth, podzol and gley soil.  Even better (and the part that the pupils enjoyed the best!), the ingredients could be eaten afterwards. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 19/06/2017 15:04 PM

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'Active Fun Active Feet'

'Active Fun Active Feet'
 'Active Fun Active Feet' Summer Holiday Programme is taking place over the Summer Holidays at various schools for all pupils in P1 to P7 (Ages 5 to 11 only) Camps will start at 9am ...Read More

This week's Assemblies

This week's Assemblies
Assemblies for week beginning 19th June are as follows: Wednesday: Bruce House Thursday: Wallace House Friday: Douglas ...Read More

School Clothing Grant and Free School Meals

School Clothing Grant and Free School Meals
Do you have a child at school? You could get a school clothing grant if you are in receipt of: Income Support / Pension Credit Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance Employment and ...Read More

Live.ly and Musical.ly streaming apps

Live.ly and Musical.ly streaming apps
Advice regarding use of Live.ly and Musical.ly streaming apps from West Lothian Council's Child Protection (Education) team: There have been a number of incidents involving children from ...Read More

Compass Cafe

Compass Cafe
The Compass Cafe is a place to come and meet friends, have lunch, chat, do some fun things and discuss faith and life.  We also try to organise occasional outings and trips.  Compass Cafe ...Read More

Vine Trust Easyfundraising page

Vine Trust Easyfundraising page
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Whitburn Academy's Vine Trust trip to Peru in ...Read More

Cooking Charges For Home Economics and Hospitality

Cooking Charges For Home Economics and Hospitality
The charges for each year group in the Home Economics Department are listed below: Pupils will be expected to have paid their Home Economics money for the year by Friday 14th October 2016: The ...Read More

Scholar Revision and Grade Improver

Scholar Revision and Grade Improver
Scholar is a valuable – and free to use- resource which will help you to consolidate your previous learning, offer you useful revision strategies and allow you to practise assessments. Your ...Read More

iPayImpact Userguide for Parents

iPayImpact Userguide for Parents
West Lothian Council have released a Parent's Guide for making online school payments using iPayimpact.   The guide  contains a detailed description on how to log in and how to use ...Read More

Educational Benefits

Educational Benefits
West Lothian Council have issued information on the Educational Benefits available to Parents and Carers, the way the Council inform parents and carers of these benefits is changing. School ...Read More

Thinkuknow Website

Thinkuknow Website
Thinkuknow is an an excellent resource for parents/carers, giving advice and information on a broad range of online safety issues that your child may face as they grow. There is advice on how to deal ...Read More

Pokemon Go, a parent's guide

Pokemon Go, a parent's guide
Pokemon Go is the latest online craze and is extremely popular across the world as it uses "augmented reality" (a cross between real life and an online world). It does have it's ...Read More

NHS Careers - promoting all careers in NHS Scotland

NHS Careers - promoting all careers in NHS Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland and Skills Development Scotland have developed the new website which promotes the hundreds of different careers on offer in the country.   The Website is now live ...Read More

Job and Training Opportunities

Job and Training Opportunities
Each month, Skills Development Scotland release a list of all the Jobs and Training Opportunities available in the West Lothian area.   A copy of their latest bulletin is available for ...Read More

Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online
The sharing of inappropriate images on Social Media is a practice that some young people are becoming involved in. This is done on a number of different forums including Facebook, Instagram and ...Read More

ooVoo Guide for Parents

ooVoo is a video chat app. It lets you make video calls, voice calls and send texts to friends and family. To register with the site, you can set up an account with ooVoo or sign up using an existing ...Read More

West Lothian Council's Casual Bank

West Lothian Council's Casual Bank
West Lothian Council are looking for people interested in joining their pool of casual staff to cover posts at short notice in areas such as catering, cleaning and school crossing guides throughout ...Read More

Children and Young People of Armed Forces Families in Scottish Schools

Children and Young People of Armed Forces Families in Scottish Schools
The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland have released a leaflet detailing help and support for the Children and Young People of Armed Forces families in Scottish Schools. A copy of the ...Read More

Employer engagement in Cfe Links for School Leavers

Employer engagement in Cfe Links for School Leavers
The SQA have complied an information sheet with information for employers about the new qualifications introduced over the last few years.    They suggest that school leavers add the links ...Read More

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat
Snapchat is a media-sharing and chat app that is very popular with teenagers. The text, photos and videos you send disappear seconds after they're viewed – you get to decide how long your ...Read More

West Lothian Foodbank

West Lothian Foodbank
Would you like to help feed some hungry people who live in West Lothian? Whitburn Academy is now a collection point for the Food Bank which is based in Whitburn. Food Banks rely on the ...Read More

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust
Whitburn Community Development Trust supports residents in Whitburn East Whitburn and Greenrigg and we currently have a range of services which might be of interest to students and their families ...Read More
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