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  • Head Teacher’s Message

    Dear Parents/Carers

    As we reach the end of a very  busy term, can I thank you all for the continued support for your child’s learning here at Loudoun and my  best wishes for a very happy Easter holiday.

    It’s certainly been busy recently, last week we held our Saltire Awards Ceremony, Rotary Club Of Loudoun Young Musician Contest, were visited by our MEP Alyn Smith, Team GB Athlete Rona Simpson and on Friday received our Game On Scotland plaque from Commonwealth hopefuls Graham Kane and Holly Cram.  We also had some extremely talented Cheerleaders in action at Dance Fest 2014 at The Palace theatre, Well done girls !!

    Our senior pupils have just been fitted for our new “Eco-Blazers” and there will be a “catch-up” fitting on 23rd April for any absentees.

    I have just finished work on our latest newsletter which you will find linked to this page, I hope you enjoy reading about the vast array of achievements in our school. 

    We will publish full information regarding study leave immediately after the holiday alongside the official individualised SQA timetables for our exam pupils, best of luck to all.

    And finally….. some of you may already know that Loudoun Academy will be a stop for the Queens Baton on Sat 21st June and we are already jointly planning for a fabulous Summer Fete in conjunction with Galston Community Council. I hope that lots of you will come and join us in this historic event.  Peter Baird in S5 was our nominated batonbearer and has been successfully appointed to this role.  Once again, my very best wishes for a very happy Easter holiday.

     

    Linda McAulay-Griffiths

    2nd April 2014

     

     

     

     

      

     

     

     

     

     

Loudoun Academy

Easter Newsletter

READ ALL ABOUT IT! (in the new 18 page Easter Newsletter); follow this link.

NPFS Revision in a Nutshell Guides

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has prepared a series of revision support materials for learners who are about to sit the new National 5 Qualifications. Follow this link to the NPFS web site.

Saltire Awards 2014

Loudoun Academy held the annual Saltire Awards ceremony on Monday 24th March.  The ceremony saw 88 young people being accredited for a phenomenal 6828 hours of volunteering with a variety of partner organisations.  The ceremony was attended by Cllr Primrose: Spokesperson for Education and Lifelong Learning, Mr Ward: Head Of Schools, Annie Brown: EAC Volunteer Service , Cllr Mair , Mr Winning : Chair of Parent Council, Nicole Kirk with assistance dog Skye, representatives from our partner organisations, parents and pupils.  There was musical input from Heather Madden and volunteering perspectives from Lauren Waller and Nicole Kirk.  The certificates were presented by Mr T McArthur who gave a fantastic presentation on his own experiences of voluntary service.  Star of the show was Leah McKendry who was awarded her Award for 740 hours of service to a whole host of organisations including Girlguiding. Congratulations to all of our young volunteers for such an amazing contribution to school and wider society.

Important newsflash from Heriot Watt Scholar

Scholar004Please see the Scholar Newsflash, here.

The Scholar Parent Leaflet is at the Scholar site, here.

SQA New Qualifications -

Message to Candidates & Updates for Parents and Carers

Please see the Message to Candidates at this link and the Latest Updates for Parents and Carers here.

School Tech (Sir Tom Hunter Challenge winners)

School Tech are busy developing their winning idea about creating a school app – Loud School App. This app would replace the need for so many paper documents to be produced and make more information easily accessible. In order to continue the development, we would be grateful if you could complete this very short survey which will help us to create an app which will be useful to current pupils, future pupils, parents/carers and friends of Loudoun Academy. Thank you for your support.

School Tech.

Follow this link to the survey form.

Herriot Watt & Urban Flooding Model

The Geography Department welcomed two senior students from Herriot Watt University and their Urban Flooding Model in to the school recently. Pupils were given the chance to experience ‘first hand’ the effects of flooding on urban environments using the interactive model and then work out solutions and methods of prevention. This event was particularly topical, given the recent bad flooding in the UK and the pupils benefited hugely from this interactive lesson. This is an example of curricular work on environmental awareness which pupils are experiencing as we work towards renewing our Green Flag.

EcoGroupLogoLoudoun Academy Eco Code

Recycling your plastic stuff rocks,
Put your bottles and cans in the box.
Put recycling paper to the test,
Join together and do your best.
Turn off electrical not in use,
To the old litter bugs we'll call a truce.
The bins are there, don't walk past,
Put in the bin, make the world last.
Do your part, be Eco-Smart!

See the Eco Group report here.