Academy Uniforms will be in school on Monday 18th August (in-service day) from 1-3pm to issue uniforms and blazers ordered prior to the summer holidays.
As winter sets in provision is made to prepare for an unexpected closure of the school, whether before opening or during the school day.
You may recall that I wrote to all parents early in October about the adverse weather arrangements, should we experience poor wintry weather conditions.
Help your child learn at home
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
- 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.
Follow events happening in the school over the coming weeks