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    Dear Parents/Carers

    Since I last updated my message at the end of October, it has been very busy indeed.  We held our S5/6 Parents Evening on 4th November, my sincere thanks to all parents who completed our exit questionnaire, this has been very helpful to us and was overwhelmingly positive.  Our S1 Parents Evening takes place tomorrow (18th November)  at 4.30- 6.30 and we look forward to welcoming you to this event, refreshments will be available and we would once again be very grateful for your time with our exit questionnaires.  Our Parent Council held a superb session with EAC and NHS staff to look at ways that we can support better pupil mental health across the school. 

    Children In Need was superb last week and we held our vast array of events to support our favourite cause. We held staff karaoke, the 5K canter, sponsored silence and swim, non-uniform day , a “day disco”, quizzes, a bakesale  and staff v pupils netball and football.  A fantastic day was had by all and Team Loudoun are well across the £3000 mark and still counting.

    Following feedback from pupils, some of our traditional CIN events will be held later in the year to support other charities.  We have our Fashion Show next week on Tues 25th November to support the Crosshouse Hospital Baby Unit and tickets are available from the office.  Our S4 Parents Evening is scheduled for 24th November and parents should please access this via the main entrance to school, as we will not be using the assembly hall for this event.  We had a group of pupils at Murrayfield on Saturday to cheer on our national rugby team on as they took on New Zealand, and we all had a superb day.  Last week saw several pupils take part in the EAC Gala Concert, which was superb, my warmest congratulations to all who took part. On the careers front, we have had pupils in attendance at the recent army information session and also the Sills Development Scotland Careers Day. Tomorrow, we have a team in the national finals of the Enterprising Mathematics Competition in Glasgow, good luck to Team Loudoun.  We have a Rights Respecting School Steering Group meeting on 2pm on Weds 19th Nov and representatives of the Parent Council are joining us to move this forward.  The Parent Council also now have a Facebook page, which I would urge our parents to follow. 

    My best wishes to all parents, carers, pupils and partners as we hurtle towards the Christmas break, as always, please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way. 

     

    Linda McAulay-Griffiths

    17th November 2014

Loudoun Academy

Loudoun Academy Parent Council 

The Parent Council recently held a ground breaking meeting looking at mental health support for our young people in conjunction with colleagues from EAC and the NHS.  A superb list of supports was supplied to the school for awareness of our pupils, staff and families and can be found here

Standards and Qualities

The Loudoun Academy 2013-14 Standards and Qualities Report is available, here.

Royal Scottish Conservatoire Open day

Applications are now open for Junior Conservatoire Music; see here for more information.

Lesley Wilson, PT Music

Traffic Safety Near Schools 

Please see this letter from Graham Short, Executive Director of Educational and Social Services.

Extra-Curricular Sports Timetable

The timetable is available, here.

Summer Newsletter

The Loudoun Academy Summer Newsletter is available here. (Users on slow connections be aware the file is large at more than 20Mb.)

Scotland’s Environment Web Youth Discussion Competition

Students from Loudoun Academy were runners-up in a national competition for ideas to improve the local environment; more details here.

New School Day Timetable from August 18th 2014

Loudoun Academy has completed a full consultation on a new school day in session 2013-14. The new school day reflects the 33 period week which will commence in August 2014, operating as follows:

Time Period
8.50am - 9.40am 1
9.40am-10.30am 2
10.30am-11.20am 3
11.20am-11.35am Interval
11.35am- 12.25pm 4
12.25pm-1.15pm 5
1.15pm-2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm-2.50pm 6
2.50pm-3.40pm 7 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY)

On both Thursday and Friday, the school day ends at 2.50pm and transport operates accordingly. There is no registration session in the morning as pupils are simply registered by their period 1 teacher and this forms the basis of groupcalls to parents.

EAST AYRSHIRE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Huge Congratulations to all pupils who represented Loudoun Academy at the East Ayrshire Athletics Championships. Loudoun finished top of the medal table winning 21 GOLD, 12 SILVER and 8 BRONZE medals; see the medal tables here. 

Game On Scotland

Depute Provost John Campbell holding Loudoun Academy's plaque

Loudoun Academy has received a Game On Scotland plaque; more details here.