2H2 Skills Academy
The pupils of 2H2 Skills Academy have developed and improved their communication and teamwork skills by working together to create these fabulous pieces of headwear!
The challenge to work in groups to design and produce a hat using only newspaper and sellotape was met with enthusiasm and a willingness to push the boundaries of millinery design.
Special mention must be made of Chloe McAlear, Chelsea Nimmo, Michaela Connolly and Kyle Cairney who collaborated to produce the winning design, ‘1 hat for 3 heads'.
Teacher Availabilty During Study Leave
Subject choice help from My World of Work
Some great new content has just been launched on My World of Work to help school pupils and parents/carers get to grips with subject choice decisions.
Pupils can use the online Strengths tool to find out more about what they're good at and what that might mean for a career. The content also includes some great tips from pupils, parents and careers advisers on subject choices such as:
Help! What subjects should I choose? Some advice on what to think about
Jobs of the future. While subject choices are important the world of work is changing. Find out what jobs you might end up doing that haven't even been invented yet!
Dougie Vipond gets to grips with My Strengths. The television presenter explores the tool to find out how it could help his teenage son Fin with his choices
5 easy steps to helping your child. Includes a video of school pupils suggesting how they would like their parents to support them
For more information visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk/subjectchoices
My World of Work is a Skills Development Scotland service that provides a unique mix of resources, features and job information to help people discover more about themselves and the future world of work.
MyWow Subject Choices SMS Messages for Parents
Helping your child with subject choices? Use the My World of Work strengths tool to help make those decisions easier - www.myworldofwork.co.uk/subjectchoices
Helping your child with subject choices? Five easy steps to help your child make the right decisions - www.myworldofwork.co.uk/subjectchoices
Please see below for our Study Support programme as students work towards SQA Exams in May. Please encourage your son or daughter to attend as many sessions as they can.
Armadale Academy visit to the Chinese Consulate, Edinburgh.
On Friday 18th January Campbell Hornell, Head Teacher Armadale Academy accompanied by Jennifer Young, Principal Teacher Social Studies, Head Girl Emma Brown and Depute Head Boy Matthew Rooney gave a presentation to the Chinese Consul General and Vice Consul on their recent trip to China and Armadale Academy's partner school, Teda No 1 Middle School in Tianjin province. The group were accompanied by Councillor Jim Dixon and Jean Jijun Ye who also went out to China in October last year.
Consul General Li Ruiyou praised Armadale Academy and Councilor Dixon for the excellent work they have done in building the partnership and stated that it fitted well with the Scottish Government's China Strategy which aims to build links between China and Scotland .
Armadale Academy is looking forward to the return trip of Principal Wang from Teda No 1 Middle School in April this year. It is hoped that students from Armadale Academy will take part in an exchange trip in October 2013.
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Norwegian Students at Armadale
Armadale Academy is pleased to welcome Norwegian students into 6th year. We look forward to working with these students over the course of the year.
Curriculum for Excellence Update Meeting
Please click here to open a PDF copy of the PowerPoint used at the Information Evening for Parents/Carers of S1/2 pupils on 27th Feb. At that evening parents/carers were encouraged to complete our online survey to help gather more information about their views on our approach to implementing CfE within Armadale Academy. W e would like as many parents / carers as possible to respond to ensure that their views are taken into account as we plan the future direction of CfE and our support of your child within Armadale Academy.
If you would like to take part please click on the following link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P6FX2DR
This year Honeyman House staff, Mr McKay and Mr Lundberg, excelled with their musical rendition of a well known Christmas song. I hope you enjoy it. They have earned extra points for Honeyman House. Merry Christmas from all at Armadale Academy.
See you all in 2013.
With hundreds of Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile events all over the UK on Sunday 25th March, you can join in the fun right on your doorstep with friends and family and help change lives too.
You can register for Armadale HERE
Armadale Academy was delighted to welcome Commonwealth Gold medal winner Steve Frew to the school recently to start this year's Sky Sports Living for Sport project. This project aims to use sport to encourage pupils to perform in school while giving them the opportunity to organise and run a project and gain skills that will help them both in and out of school.
Steve impressed the group of S4 pupils selected for the project and a very lucky S1 gymnastics class with a world class demonstration of his skills.
Armadale Norwegian Pupils
S1/S2 Modern Studies Quiz
Armadale Academy are very proud to anounce their victory against 8 other schools in West Lothian. 16 teams competed at West Calder High School on Monday the 30th May 2011. Armadale Academy team 1 finished first and the winning team consisted of Sophie Brodie 1H1 , Kirstie Lambie 1H2 , Max Condie 2W1 and Jack Nicol 2W2 who triumphed by one point in a very tense finale to the competition narrowly defeating their nearest opponents.
The school was also represented at the event by :
Oliver Graham 1C2 , Lanna Meek 1W1 , Declan Reid 1W1 , Gemma Smart 2H2 , Holly McPhillips 2C1 and John Collins 2C1
HERO STEVE CRAM VISITS ARMADALE ACADEMY
Steve, until the weather intervened, saw our athletes training then led a motivational discussion with students on the topic of preparation, dedication and commitment as well as the importance of building on strengths to help achieve success.
Steve said: “Thanks to the staff and students at
We are grateful to Atos Origin and look forward to working with them in the future.
Armadale Academy - National Giant Heptathlon Champions .
Congratulations to Armadale Academy who represented West Lothian Council at the National Giant Heptathlon final at Grangemouth Stadium. Every area of Scotland was represented in the competition which included seven separate events. The 16 elite athletes from S2 in Armadale Academy performed as a team but ultimately everyone improved their personal best results in all 7 events. The athletes put in over 30 hours of training including two weeks of intensive training during the Easter holidays covering events including sprinting, hurdling, relays, endurance, jumps and throws. The commitment, determination and exceptional talent of the young people has to be commended.
Barry Speedie, Principal teacher of PE at Armadale Academy commented, “The whole school are incredibly proud of our athletes’ achievements and it is good to see that the kids have been rewarded for their hard work and commitment.” The school would also like to thank Active Schools, Sports Development, Scottish Athletics, guest expert coaches, National/International Level Athletes and Sports Leaders and the parents for their support.