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Fire Safety

Apr 12, 2018 |

Please access the letter regarding Fire safety in Harlaw Academy by clicking on the pdf link for a downloaded letter or by reading the embedded document on screen.  We would be grateful if families could take the time to discuss this before school returns on Monday.   Fire Safety (pdf) False Alarms Parental Letter Read … read more

5th March – 18th March: Gaining our Gold Award

Mar 25, 2018 |

Apologies for combining two weekly blogs into one.  Apologies too for this being a relatively short blog but one with a fairly significant attachment which I hope you will take time to read through. We have had confirmation from UNICEF UK that we have gained the Gold Rights Respecting Schools Award.  Indeed we are only the second … read more

S1 Enterprise Group

Mar 22, 2018 |

Well done to the S1 Enterprise Group CraftyCrox who raised £35 was from the CraftyCrox Chocolate Tombola which will be donated to the SSPCA at Drumoak. Thanks to the many pupils and staff who contributed and participated.                 

Clean Safe Environment

Mar 1, 2018 |

Over this week we have been highlighting two areas where we are looking for improvements and I wanted to share with parents what these changes are and why we are making them. The first relates to eating arrangements. I have for some time been concerned at pupils eating their lunches off floors and in some … read more

Parent Council Survey

Feb 26, 2018 |

The Harlaw Academy Parent Council want to know what parents think about the current Parent Council meeting arrangements.  We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey at the link below to let the Council know what you think:- https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GDCZXQ8 This will help inform the arrangements the Parent Council … read more

Keeping Our Children Safe

Feb 26, 2018 |

Police Scotland and other local professionals will be hosting a further live Facebook event on the North East Police Division page on Wednesday 21 March 2018 between 7 and 9 pm. The topic on this occasion will be Social Media:   Thinking about buying a young person a mobile phone or computer but concerned how … read more

26th February -3rd March 2018: Pride and shame

Mar 2, 2018 |

Pride:  On Monday night I attended an Aberdeen City Council event to recognise the achievements of pupils from the City who take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme.  If Harlaw Academy had only one one pupil taking part I would have been proud of their achievement.  But the fact is that Harlaw Academy … read more

Nescol Closure Information

Feb 28, 2018 |

Pupils who take courses at Nescol are asked to note the following information from Nescol:-   Wednesday 28 February 2018 Due to the weather conditions, the forecast for more snow, and Police Scotland ‘avoid travel’ advice in affected amber areas, the college (and therefore all campuses and centres) will close at lunchtime today. All College … read more

Bad Weather – getting to school safely

Feb 27, 2018 |

In spells of wintry weather, our janitors first priority is to make sure there are designated safe routes into Harlaw Academy for pupils at the front of the school.  Once safe routes are cleared at the front, our janitors then prioritise access to the school from the rear car park and the clearing of emergency … read more

19th-23rd February 2018: Speaking up for rights

Feb 25, 2018 |

It was really frustrating to have to deal with a couple of instances this week where pupil deliberately set off our fire alarms.  We had a spate of this earlier in the session and I hoped we had seen the back of it.  It is an extremely dangerous thing to do and also extremely disruptive. … read more

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