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Mintlaw Academy Young Engineers are set for Seattle for a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete in the International Final of the ROV Mate competition.

The Regional competition run by ROV Mate and sponsored by RGU and BP is open to all schools in Scotland and gives secondary school pupils the opportunity to design, build and fly model ROV’s. Rovs are an underwater robot which can carry out a series of tasks on the sea bed. The team of five from Mintlaw have spent 5 months, working every lunchtime and after school to prepare their vehicle for the tasks, building their model from scratch they have engineered different parts, dealt with electronic challenges but more importantly have developed a large amount of transferable skills that has prepared them for future challenges.

The International  final will be held in the Weyerhaeuser King Aquatic Centre Seattle Washington, USA from 20th – 22nd June, teams from several states in the USA, Hongkong, Tokyo and Egypt will compete to become the best ROV group in the world.

This is is a great achievement for the 5 boys as this was the first year the school have entered the competition. Pictured are the team, Douglas Leel, Liam Forbes, Kieran Yule, Gareth Swinney and David Finnie. The boys would like to thank their sponsors, Bill Mackie Engineering, Plumb Centre, Duthie Motors Longside and their mentor, Neil Stagg from BP.

ROV Team

http://mintlawacademy.aberdeenshire.sch.uk/735/

School Uniform Update

The Mintlaw Academy school uniform can be bought online;

http://www.academyuniformsltd.co.uk/

Click on this link and follow the links to “Secondary Schools” and then “Mintlaw Academy”. You can then select the items and sizes your require and they will be delivered to the school.

Ties can be purchased from the school office at a price of £2.00..

 

There is a new school uniform for pupils. This comprises :

Mintlaw Academy blazer (Optional S1-S4, Expected S5/S6)

Mintlaw Academy tie

White shirt

Mintlaw Academy black jumper/cardigan (optional)

Black trousers or skirt

Sensible black shoes

 

 The following is not acceptable;

Facial piercing items.

Provocative items and clothes with offensive slogans or

drug/alcohol-related logos which are inappropriate for school.

Casual/leisure wear (eg denim jeans/jackets, cropped tops)

For safety reasons, excessively long and baggy

trousers,stiletto heels, large loop earrings or garments made of

flammable materials.

http://mintlawacademy.aberdeenshire.sch.uk/756/

Please let me take this opportunity to apologise to parents who had to wait an unacceptably long time last Tuesday (25 June) to order uniform. Our supplier was simply overwhelmed with demand and was unable to process orders as fast as we would have liked.

On a more positive note, the level of demand is a clear indication of the parental support for the “new” uniform and we are delighted that the school community is looking forward to embracing the school uniform next session.

The ordered items can be collected from school on Monday 19th August from 12pm or pupils can collect at school on Tuesday 20th August.

As a reminder all pupils are expected to be wearing the following uniform from Tuesday 20th August:

Mintlaw Academy blazer (S5/S6, optional for S1-S4)

Mintlaw Academy tie

White shirt

Mintlaw Academy black jumper/cardigan (optional)

Black trousers or skirt

Sensible black shoes (not black trainers)

We are pleased that local supplier Pomprint Designs Ltd can also supply school embroidered knitwear and this can be obtained by visiting them directly at Richard Allen House, Mintlaw Industrial Estate, Station Road Mintlaw. Please note should you wish to order embroidered knitwear in time for 19th August, the cut-off date is 1st August with Pomprint.

Uniforms can also be ordered online at

http://www.academyuniformsltd.co.uk/

Clothing Grants are available for parents or carers on a lower income to help with the cost of buying a school uniform. For more information,

please go to

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/parentscarers/financial/clothing.asp.

A price list for uniform items is listed below:

 

Item | Cost

Mintlaw Academy Blazer Purchase | £40.00

Mintlaw Academy Blazer Lease (for S5/6 pupils only) | £10.00

Mintlaw Academy Tie (from Mintlaw Academy only) | £2

Mintlaw Academy Jumper | £16.50

Mintlaw Academy Cardigan | £17.50

Mintlaw Academy Sleeveless Jumper (from Pomprint only) | £15.00

 

The following is not acceptable;

Facial piercing items.

Provocative items and clothes with offensive slogans or

drug/alcohol-related logos, which are inappropriate for school.

Casual/leisure wear (e.g. denim jeans/jackets, cropped tops)

For safety reasons, excessively long and baggy trousers, large

loop earrings or garments made of flammable materials.

http://mintlawacademy.aberdeenshire.sch.uk/879/

 

Congratulations to all who took part in the competition, special thank goes to D Jennings from Central Buchan Rotary Club and  Prof. Pete Stollery from Aberdeen University the Adjudicator.

2013 participants          2013 prize winners

Prize winners were as follows:

1st – Matthew Henderson (piano)

2nd – Frances Bugden (Tenor Saxophone)

3rd – Catherine Donald (Flute)

 

Other participants were:

Jennifer Conlan

Matilda Gibson

Lara Rydlewicz

Naomi Bruce

Shona Brown

Rebecca Phelan

http://mintlawacademy.aberdeenshire.sch.uk/779/

Exam Success

Very well done to our students who have achieved excellent exam results this year.

In particular the 5 pupils who attained 5 A passes at Higher. Grant Cameron / Anna Ferguson / Rachel Fraser / Sophie Hannah & Michaela Harley.

Exam Success

Also very well done to the 4 pupils who attained all Standard Grade Credit, Grade 1, Passes  or Intermediate 2 A passes in S4. Frances Bugden/ Catherine Donald / Lauren Harper / Rebecca Phelan

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Our New Website is Live!

I am delighted to give you a very warm welcome to Mintlaw Academy’s website, which will provide you with a wealth of information about the school. Whilst the website is continuously developing and improving, we hope that you will enjoy the new, modern layout and that you will find it accessible.

We see our website as being a key resource for learning and teaching as well as being a major means of communication with both the Mintlaw Academy community and the wider world. I hope you enjoy it.

Linda Duthie

Mrs Linda Duthie, Head Teacher Mintlaw Academy

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