Scottish Education Awards 2016

Nominations are now being sought for The Scottish Education Awards.  These are awards  to recognise the support and effort that teachers, school support staff, schools and also parents/carers put in to helping pupils achieve their potential.  Anyone can nominate a person for an award and  the various categories can be viewed at

 http://www.scottisheducationawards.org.uk/

 Nominations close at 12pm on Monday 15th February 2016.

Learn Together – Parent Conference Event

Learning Together, Mintlaw Academy’s first Parent Conference took place on Thursday 19th November 2015.

 Following a key note address from Mr Horberry, parents opted to attend up to three workshops/presentations on a wide variety of topics including Building Resilience, Internet Safely, Study Skills, Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, Teenage Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Technology in the Classroom, and a session led by local employers on the employability skills they look for in young people.  There were also presentations from pupils on Wider Achievement and volunteering opportunities within the curriculum, and displays from the Mintlaw Academy Parent Council and PTA.

Parents had an opportunity to visit department and faculty stands and displays, enjoy performances by Drama and Music Department pupils and to view the work of pupils in the Art Department.   The event was much appreciated by all who attended.

If you attended this conference we would be very grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to complete a quick survey about your experiences.  Your views will influence planning for similar events in the future and so your opinions are very important to us.  Please complete the survey by clicking on the link below.

Thank you

 https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PDKDWTZ

 

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Mintlaw Celebrates Success Programme

Awards Ceremony programme

 

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British Schools Judo success

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.Morgan MacDonald

 

 

Subject Choice Booklet

Please use the links below to view our  Subject Choice Booklets

Senior Phase Choice Booklet 2014 2015

Senior Phase Option Sheet 2014 2015

 

 

Young Engineers showcase at SubSea UK

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 Mintlaw Academy Young Engineer ROV team were given the honour of attending and presenting at the SUBSEA UK EXPO and also their Business Dinner ….more

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/

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/

Quartet

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Autumn 2013

 

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/


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