Our Mintlaw Academy app is available to download from either the Apple App Store or Google Play. Look for ‘myschoolApp’. You will then need to sign in with your name, email, phone number, and your own PIN which you make up yourself.
Parents’ Evenings this term:
S1 – 25th November
S3 – 3rd December
Parents’ Evenings take place at the Academy from 5-7pm, we look forward to seeing you there.
S1/S2 Ceilidh – Wednesday 17th December 7 – 9pm
S3/S4 Ceilidh – Thursday 18th December 7 – 9pm
The Careers Fair will now be held on Thursday 26th February 2015
Very well done to pupils in S4 who have achieved excellent National 5 exam results. In particular the following pupils are to be congratulated for achieving top grades across all their subjects;
- Naomi Bruce (including Grade A in Music Higher)
- Mathew Henderson (including Grade A in Music Higher)
- Rebecca Bruce
- Rachel Cameron
- Owen Gillanders
- Sam Graham
- Lara Rydlewicz (including Grade A in Music Higher)
- Murray Watson
In S5 the following pupils achieved outstanding success by obtaining 5 or more “A” Grades at Higher
- Rebecca Phelan
- Kieran Yule
- Catherine Donald
In S6 the follwing pupils have to be recognised for achieving 2 or more “A” at Advanced Higher
- Stephanie Barclay
- Shona Brown
- Jack Daniel
- Stefani Duncan
- Michaela Harley
- Stuart Mair
- Hanna Smith
- Natasha Walker
Very well done to them all
School starts on Tuesday 19th August 2014
- October - Monday 13th October to Friday 24th October 2014
- Christmas - Monday 22nd December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015
- Mid Term - Friday 13th February to Monday 16th February 2015
- Easter - Friday 3rd April to Friday 17th April 2015
- May Day - Monday 4th May 2015
- Summer holidays start on Monday 6th July 2015
- Monday 1st June 2015
In-Service Closure Dates for 2014/15
The following dates have been set as closure days for Session 2014/15
- Monday 17th Nov 2014
- Tuesday 18th Nov 2014
- Wednesday 19th November 2014
- Tuesday 17th Feb 2015
- Wednesday 18th Feb 2015
Raising Attainment – Target Setting
Mintlaw Academy is committed to raising the standard of attainment for its pupils.. A new initiative has been introduced to support pupils achieve their best potential.
In all subjects from S4-S6 all pupils will be issued with a target from their teachers which will be closely monitored throughout the session.
Pupils who are not working at their expected level will be offered additional support and strategies to get them “back on track” early and before the exams.
The role of parents is vital in this and it would be helpful if these targets and current level of performance is discussed at home.
Morgan Macdonald, S3 pupil at Mintlaw Academy, was one of the 565 pupils taking part in the British Schools Judo Championships in Sheffield recently. Morgan took part in the 55kg category and won the bronze medal. Morgan is now ranked 20th in Britain. He was delighted with his performance and the school is proud of his achievement at a national level. Morgan is also part of the Mintlaw Academy Under 15 football squad which is enjoying a very successful season.