A full consultation took place with all students in the new S2-S4 in the Games Hall on Tuesday 21 May 2013 to help the school reach a clear definition of “Health & Wellbeing”, one of the cornerstones of Curriculum for Excellence. Students worked on what was meant by emotional, social, physical and mental wellbeing. Everyone associated with the school will play a part in this ongoing consultation.
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How good is your spelling?
Each week in registration pupils participate in a Spelling of the week. This highlights common spelling mistakes and informs the students of the correct answer and the reason why it is correct.
Why not try it for yourself by clicking on the LITERACY icon in the right hand column.
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The evening of Wednesday 15 May 2013 saw the Zumbathon, an event organised to help raise funds for the staff of Elgin Academy who are taking part in the Moonwalk in Edinburgh during the night of Saturday 8 June to raise funds for breast cancer charities. Many people zumba-ed the night away, including pupils, staff, parents and members of the community. The sum raised on the night was £500 – a fantastic outcome. If you weren’t able to come on the night, but would like to contribute, please visit the fundraising page: http://www.walkthewalkfundraising.org/elgin_bracademy
Thanks go to Mrs Susan Taylor, PT Guidance and Zumba instructor par excellence, who led the whole evening in considerable style, and to everyone who took part. Thank you all very much.
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Students and parents are reminded that, in line with all Moray secondary schools, the school will be closed to students (other than those sitting SQA exams) for in-service training on Thursday 16, Friday 17 and Monday 20 May 2013.
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The S1-S3 timetable changed on Tuesday 7th May. This is somewhat earlier than in previous years (normally the timetable changes in the last week in May immediately following the ‘Activity Days’). However, given the new structures we have had to put in place and the new qualifications (National 4 & National 5) in S4, it was felt that the extra time would be highly beneficial. In S3 all students have been able to ‘personalise their courses’ as they had wished whilst for S4, the vast majority of students received all their choices. A ‘College Day’ (Wednesday) has been put in place for students in S4-S6. Those who opted for ‘College’ will begin their courses in August. However, as they selected a school course in case their application to College was unsuccessful, they will continue with this subject until the summer. The S5-S6 choices are in the process of being finalised and students will be issued with timetables on their return to school.
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