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4th – 8th March 2019: Preparing for exams

Mar 9, 2019 |

The SQA exams start in around 20 school days so this blog is for those families who are preparing for the exams. The first thing I will emphasise is to know what you are sitting and when it takes place.  Over the next week teachers will be confirming with pupils which level they are being … read more

S2 Parents’ Evening

Mar 4, 2019 |

S2 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 13th March 2019 from 4.15pm – 6.45pm S2 parents and guardians are invited to attend the S2 Parents’ Evening in Harlaw Academy on Wednesday 13th March 2019 to meet their child’s subject teachers. Our Guidance Teachers will be available to discuss pupils overall progress at school and also present on the … read more

25th February – 1st March 2019: Success, safe and school day

Mar 3, 2019 |

Duke of Edinburgh Awards:  I attended an event at a packed Beach Ballroom on Monday evening last week.  It was organised by Aberdeen City Council and was to celebrate all those youngsters who had gained their Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.  In total 77 pupils collected awards on the evening and overall … read more

Information for parents/carers relating to the “Momo Challenge”

Feb 28, 2019 |

There have been recent reports that some seemingly innocent videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids (such as ‘surprise eggs’, unboxing videos and Minecraft videos) have been edited by unknown sources to include violence provoking and/or other inappropriate content. This content may be shared with your child via social media channels: SnapChat, WhatsApp, Instagram and others.  … read more

18th-22nd February 2018: Respect Community

Feb 23, 2019 |

Over the course of this week I have being leading assemblies with a focus on one of our 3 behaviour statements: Respect Community. The slides I used at the assembly can be accessed here Assembly February 2019 alongside the slides were some key messages which I will summarise here: we have a fantastic community which … read more

DYW 6th March Apprenticeship event #BigParentsEve

Feb 22, 2019 |

Harlaw parents of pupils in S4-S6 are invited to attend the next DYW event which will focus on the Apprenticeship family.  This is on Wednesday the 6th March and is being held at the Chamber office from 5.30 – 8pm. You can see the detail of the event and book on for free on EventBrite … read more

28th January – 1 February 2019: Senior phase information evening

Feb 3, 2019 |

At the senior phase information evening I indicated we would try to help parents access the links to the main things they need to access when helping their children make choices in the senior school.  With this in mind this blog is very short and gives the links you need.  In addition, I shall “tweet” … read more

21st – 25th January 2019: Listening to parents

Feb 3, 2019 |

On Thursday of this week we had a meeting of the Parent Council.  At these meetings I normally provide a Head Teacher update and the one I gave this week is attached here:  PC Jan 19 The notes cover a range areas including; building/property, staffing, budgets and pupil experiences.  At the meeting which was attended by … read more

S3/4 & 5 Course Choice Information Evening

Jan 29, 2019 |

S3/4 & 5 Course Choice Information Evening – Wednesday 30th January at 7.00pm S3/4 & 5 Parents & Guardians are invited to our Course Choice Information Evening. Information will be given on the course choice pathways, options and process.  

School Uniform Change of Supplier

Jan 28, 2019 |

As of the 12th February 2019 Harlaw Academy will have a new online uniform supplier – My Clothing which parents can access using the link  www.myclothing.com My Clothing will now provide our online service to parents instead of Tesco UES and further information on our new supplier is provided in this leaflet My Clothing A4 … read more

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