Aug 16

Student Leadership Team

Our Student Leadership Team was formally appointed today, with badges presented to our Head Student, Depute Head Students, Heads and Depute Heads of House, Committee Leaders and Prefects. We look forward to the work they will do in helping to lead the school forward during the course of this session.

Head Student, Depute Head Student,  Heads and Depute Heads of House, Committee Leaders and Prefects

 

  Committee Leaders

Student Leadership Team

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Aug 14

New School Day Timings

The new 33 period week starts properly today. Here is a reminder of the new school day timings:

Monday – Thursday

Period 1 – 8.45-9.35

Period 2 – 9.30 – 10.25

Interval – 10.25 – 10.40

Period 3 – 10.40 – 11.30

Period 4 – 11.30 – 12.20

Period 5 – 12.20 – 1.10

Lunch – 1.10 – 2.00

Period 6 – 2.00 – 2.50

Period 7 – 2.50 – 3.40

Friday

Period 1 – 8.45-9.35

Period 2 – 9.30 – 10.25

Interval – 10.25 – 10.40

Period 3 – 10.40 – 11.30

Period 4 – 11.30 – 12.20

Period 5 – 12.20 – 1.10 (end of school day)

Friday 17 August is the first of our ‘short’ Fridays, with the school day finishing at 1.10pm. Any pupil wishing to have lunch in school should pre-order it at the canteen during morning interval.

 

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Aug 07

SQA Results 2018

Elgin Academy students have achieved another overall very strong set of exam results. Congratulations to all our students who achieved what they’re hoped for or better in their exam results, received today. If students are disappointed, they should take full advantage of the support and advice available. Our colleagues at Skills Development Scotland are available on their helpline 0808 100 8000. A clear message for all is they, whatever you results, they do not define you – there are so many more opportunities and pathways (please have a look at the #nowrongpathway campaign on Twitter).

Particularly strong this year are the S5 results, second best percentage ever in 1+, 3+ and 5+ Higher measures.

There are some tremendous individual performances. 16 pupils in S4 received 6 As at National 5 – Vivienne Boyd, Daniel Campbell, Joe Gauld, Beth Grant, Matthew Hamilton, Jolie Henderson, Jacob Holder, Kirsty McLeod, Natasha Ogle, James Orr, Hannah Retson, Morven Ross, Ellis Saunders, Aiden Smith, Oliver Stalker and Nathan Urwin. Luisa Bokor achieved 5 As at National 5 and an A at Advanced Higher. 7 pupils received 5 As at Higher in S5 – Marina Allen, Ellen Barclay, Rana Bedawi, Beth Carmichael, Rhea Fraser, Tom Jenkins and Callum Nairn. IN S6, Euan McIntyre gained 3 As at Advanced Higher.

it is important to recognise the efforts and hard work of all involved – our students, school staff and parents, with the support of our many school partners. Well done and thank you to all.

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Jun 25

Head Student and Depute Head Students

Congratulations to Georgia Ettles, who has been selected as Head Student for 2018-2019. Congratulations also got to Joshua Ogle and Charlotte Bell, who have been selected as the two Depute Head Students. We are in the process of selecting the House Leaders and Depute House Leaders, and hope to confirm these appointments by the end of this week. We’re looking forward to a great team being in place to welcome everyone back in August.

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Jun 25

‘Cracking the Code’ winners

On Thursday 21 June 2018, four pupils – Jonathan Affleck, Carrie Brown, Joshua Hanover and Kelly Price – travelled to London to participate in the finals of the national Carcking the Code competition. Another member of the team, Alex Sayle, played a large part in the project but was unable to travel.They created and designed the idea for a brand new escape room.  They had to come up with the back story, the characters and the actual puzzles that would be in the escape room.

114 schools registered nationally and of the 91 entries entered, our pupils were short listed into the top ten. They were flown to London in order to deliver their idea to a panel of business professionals.  They created a powerpoint, shot a short video, created an exemplar of one of their puzzles and delivered a ten minute presentation to the panel.

The judges were unanimous in their decision that their team, HMS Supernova,  were selected as the winners.  The judges stated that they were confident young people, their ideas were superb but that they managed to communicate their ideas effectively and that they are a real credit and role models for our school.  They particularly mentioned how strong a team they were and how well they worked with one another.

They have won £2000 for new maths programmes for the school and also (which we are very excited about) the opportunity for Nesta to come and build part of the escape room here at the academy for all our students to experience.

Well done to the team, and thank you to Miss Weir and Mr Cruickshanks for accompanying them to London.

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Jun 25

Standards & Quality Report 2017-2018

The Standards & Quality Report for Elgin Academy for 2017-2018 is available by clicking here:

Elgin Academy Standards & Quality Report 2018

 

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