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15th – 19th May: Transitions/Expectations

May 21, 2017 |

I finished my last blog by mentioning a personal challenge to join my son and daughter on the Baker Hughes 10K.  We had set two modest targets; to complete the 10K and to raise more than £500 for Alzheimer Scotland.  I am delighted to say that we exceeded our expectations on both fronts.  Not only … read more

Senior Phase

May 19, 2017 |
Harlaw Academy - By Learning and Courtesy

As the start of the new timetable approaches  parents and pupils are asked to read the information contained in the letters below.  Following the guidance will ensure a smooth transition for young people from their current year group into the next stage of school.   Moving into Senior Phase (S4-S6)   Harlaw Uniform Expectations

8th-12th May: Stress and pressure

May 13, 2017 |

As this week was mental health week I wanted to reflect a little on stress and pressure. As you will know the SQA exams are now well underway and this can be a time of considerable stress for pupils and their families.   Indeed the press were reporting a rise in calls to childline about … read more

Activity Week /Forest Walk 2017

May 4, 2017 |

In recent years we have given S1 and S2 pupils the opportunity to take part in an activity week in late May.  We have seen a steady decline in participation over recent years and alongside this there have been increased costs for venues and transport.  As a result we have decided not to go ahead … read more

16th – 21st April: Welcome back

Apr 22, 2017 |

Before writing this blog I looked back at the two prior to the holidays: 20th – 24th March: gives seniors a lot of links and ideas about study and revision and is worth them looking at 27th – 31st March: makes mention of an event I was due to attend with our senior prefects in … read more

Exam timetable 2017

Apr 19, 2017 |

The Harlaw exam timetable is available by clicking below:- http://harlawacademy.aberdeen.sch.uk/harlaw-sqa-timetable-2017/ Pupils should note that the courses below will not appear on their individual timetables which will be issued at assembly next week:- Higher Psychology Higher Sociology Higher Computing (Aberdeen College pupils only) Higher Mandarin Pupils affected by this should check the main timetable and make … read more

FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR SQA EXAMS AND OTHER KEY DATES

Apr 18, 2017 |

Senior classes will run up to 3.15 on Thursday 27th April and it is vital that pupils use every minute to get as much preparation as possible up to that point. Subjects will be offering additional study, revision and coursework sessions from Wednesday 3rd May and throughout study leave. Pupils should take full advantage of … read more

Optometry Workshop

Apr 18, 2017 |

Optometry Workshop

Senior Prefect Structure

Mar 18, 2017 |

Youth Recruitment Event

Mar 14, 2017 |

A free youth recruitment event for school leavers (16-18) will be held from 12.30pm to 7pm on Thursday 30 March in the Town House, Broad Street. Local businesses will highlight employment, training and apprenticeship opportunities.  Parents are welcome to attend the event. For further information please contact Shevonne Bruce, Communications Business Adviser, Communications and Promotion, … read more

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