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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

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

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

Senior Prefect Structure

Mar 18, 2017 |

Recognising and Realising Rights

Sep 27, 2016 |

Over the last few years at Harlaw Academy a great deal has been done to increase pupil participation and to promote the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) with pupils.  Please see our latest recognising-and-realising-rights-sept-2016 newsletter.

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

24th – 28th April 2017: Transitions and change

Apr 29, 2017 |

This has very much been a week where we are involved in transitions.  On Thursday our P7s were through to Harlaw for a social subjects morning and on Friday Miss Douglas and I went round the 4 local Primaries meeting the P7s in their schools.  As this was going on our senior pupils were completing their last … 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

Optometry Workshop

Apr 18, 2017 |

Optometry Workshop

27th-31st March: End of term

Apr 2, 2017 |

It has been a very busy term and I know the teachers and pupils will be looking forward to a well deserved Easter break.  Please remember we will not be back on Easter Monday and we return on Tuesday 18th April.  Many of our non-teaching staff will be working over the Easter break getting things … read more

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