From Monday 25th November, S3 learners will sit a series of formal assessments in most of their school subjects. Some subjects will already have completed these assessments as a result of coming to the end of a unit of work, and these assessments will be completed during normal class time.
The results of these assessments will form the basis of the S3 Report which will be issued towards the end of term and also be a guide for S3 subject choice. A copy of the S3 Prelim timetable can be found on the undernoted link.
Should you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Mr K Buchan – Depute Head
S5/S6 Parents Evening Thursday 21st November 2019
Senior Phase Tracking Reports
All Seniors will receive their Tracking Reports on Friday 15th November 2019. A letter explaining more details about the Tracking Reports can be viewed on the undernoted link.
Anti-bullying Week 11th-15th November 2019
Anti Bullying Week 2019 runs from 11th to 15th November at Fraserburgh Academy. Pupils will discuss the issue in class and get to take part in a range of activities during their breaks. Highlights include a Pay a Compliment Forward activity and a Graffiti Wall where young people can share positive messages for each other. We'll also celebrate Odd Socks Day on Tuesday 12th of November to let young people know that it's okay to be different. #AntiBullyingWeek #ChangeStartsWithUs #OddSocksDay #ItsOkayToBeDifferent.
Each day at registration a theme has been set to co-incide with this event and which pupils will engage with. Here is Friday's theme:-
Prom 2020 Fundraiser - Friday 13th December 2019
We hope to see plenty of pupils and staff supporting this fundraising event in aid of Prom 2020.
Art Exhibition November 2019
RGU Graduation and Showcase Event
RGU welcomes Parents/Carers/Guardians to come along to their Graduation and Showcase Event for pupils who have been attending “Access To” 2019.
Venue:- Robert Gordon University – Sir Ian Wood Building
Time:- 5.30pm – 7.30pm
SCHOLAR Workshop S4-S6
Our senior pupils S4-6 recently engaged in a workshop delivered by SCHOLAR during PSE lessons. Attached is the information for parents and pupils on how to access the online tutorials and revision material.
This is a great revision tool and it is free!
SCHOLAR's upcoming Online Tutor Sessions are:
For more information on how to take part in upcoming sessions, please visit SCHOLAR's Online Tutor Sessions.
Scottish First Aid Awards Nomination 2019
Congratulations to our two heroic pupils Isla and Eilidh Noble who have received a nomination from a member of the public for a 2019 Scottish First Aid Award. The nomination is for their heroic involvement of saving a drowning man and child at Fraserburgh Beach on Tuesday 26th August 2019. The 8th annual Scottish First Aid Awards will be held in Glasgow on Friday 15th November 2019 with more than 350 community members in attendance as first aid heroes and champions from across the country are recognised. Further information can be found through the website:- http://www.firstaid.org.uk/awards
(Copyright of photo belongs to RNLI Fraserburgh)
MCR Pathways Information Session
MCR Pathways are holding an information session on Tuesday 26th November 2019 from 4pm regarding mentoring. Full details can be found on the attached leaflet.
Hands Up Scotland Survey 2019
👏Big thanks to all staff and pupils who helped us take part in the Hands Up Scotland Survey last week #teamwork #schooltravel @sustrans
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
An Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is an allowance of £30 per week, which can be paid to eligible students who stay on in education after the age of 16 years. Your EMA is paid every 2 weeks during school term time and it is not paid during the holidays.
To find out more please click on the undernoted link:-
Forms can be completed online from the link provided or paper form as attached or a copy can be obtained from the school office.
School Dress Code/Uniform
It is good to see the vast majority of our pupils looking so smart in dress code and uniform on their return to school. Here is a reminder of the school dress code/uniform requirements for each year group. Please remember that S2 and S3 pupils may opt to wear school uniform, as indeed a number have chosen to do.
To allow full analysis of SQA Exam results, Fraserburgh Academy send all exam results to Wilson Webware who then process this data to produce a series of in-depth reports which Fraserburgh Academy staff can then access. Raw data sent includes pupil forename and surname, candidate number and exam results. Please see the attached GDPR Privacy notice for full details. Should you have any concerns regarding this then please contact the school direct.
Celebrating Success of Late Gate
Well done to all those learners that have made a difference to their time management this year! Hard work and persistent effort always pays off with being better equipped for the world of work. It does make a difference and does get positively recognised by others. Remember the 'Attendance League' will also be in effect. Onwards and upwards for the next academic year, we can do this team! Please read the undernoted article from the Press & Journal regarding the success that our learners have achieved.
Careers/DYW Work Placement
On a daily basis the Careers and DYW section of the website is updated with upcoming events whether it be job vacancies, work placements, College/University Open days or events. To keep up to date with all this information please click on the undernoted buttons which will give you quick access to this information.