Chinese Connections

Thursday 9 October saw all students in S2 working on activities on a Chinese theme. This was the culmination of weeks of work in many different subjects, as part of a major interdisciplinary project. In the morning they took part in 4 workshops – cooking, language, martial arts and origami. They then evaluated and presented in the afternoon, creating a ‘Great Wall of Elgin’ in the process.


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Talent Show

Elgin Academy’s annual Talent Show took place on on the evening of Wednesday 8 October 2014. A large audience enjoyed an excellent evening of entertainment, with a wide range of acts. Although the judging was very close, congratulations went to Kirsty Anderson, who emerged as the winner for her rendition of ‘Popular’ from the musical ‘Wicked’. Well down to everyone who took part or who helped behind the scenes.




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“Pink Up” the School Dress Code

Students in all year groups have been encouraged to ‘pink up’ their school uniform on Friday 10 October and donate £1 at registration to help fund breast cancer research.

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Eurovision Song Contest!

To help celebrate the European Day of Languages, one of the many activities in the school on Friday 26 September was a “Eurovision Song Contest” held in the school library. Four class acts, Ross Cumming, Lori Davidson, Kaitlin Baker and Callum McLeod, sang one song each, and provided superb entertainment in doing so. Ross emerged as the winner, singing A-Ha’s “Take on Me”. Thanks go the judges, Mrs Watson, Miss McPhail, Mr Davidson and Mr MacWhirter for their comments, scores and colourful costumes. Thanks also to Mr Clark for being Master of Ceremonies and ensuring that it all went with a swing. Thank you also to Mr Baker and the Baker boys and girls for a great finale, singing “She Loves You” by the Beatles in German. and to all the pupils and staff who came along and supported the performers. Also a huge thank you to Mrs Toonen and Ms Lyall for organising the entire event.


Our talented performers with their coveted prizes



Ross wows the audience with his rendition of “Take on Me”

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Transition to Senior Phase

Guidance for parents concerning the transition to Senior Phase is linked below (Word format)

Transition to the Senior Phase (S4-6)-29.9.14

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New Highers ‘in a nutshell’

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has produced a series of summaries on a subject-by-subject basis for the new Highers. Please click on this link:


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