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March 2018

Daily Bulletin – March 14th 2018 - 13th Mar, 2018

ISSUE 123 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN Wednesday 14 March Watt Assembly   The charity group are running a raffle to help raise money for the house charities.  Prizes include a sweet hamper, Zio G’s voucher and Easter treats!  Tickets will be sold around register classes throughout this week and next. £1 a strip!   All Years […]

S6 Hoodies and Yearbooks - 13th Mar, 2018

The last day for orders and payments will be this Friday, 16th March. There are a number of people, listed below, who have not yet paid for either the hoodie or the year book. Payments need to be made through iPay. All the details are here: http://www.linlithgowacademy.org/s6-yearbook-hoodies/ Once you have put the item ‘in the […]

Daily Bulletin – March 13th 2018 - 12th Mar, 2018

ISSUE 122 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN Tuesday 13 March Kelvin Assembly     All Years – There will be a Pupil Council meeting in the C11 Geography at 10.40, period 3 on Friday, 16 March. The following pupils must attend:   S1: Emma Walker (1K1)  and Georgia Baird (1k1) S2: Alicia Evans (2W1)  and Ben McLean […]

Daily Bulletin – March 12th 2018 - 11th Mar, 2018

ISSUE 121 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN Monday 12 March S5 Assembly     All Years – There will be a Pupil Council meeting in the C11 Geography at 10.40, period 3 on Friday, 16 March. The following pupils must attend:   S1: Emma Walker (1K1)  and Georgia Baird (1k1) S2: Alicia Evans (2W1)  and Ben McLean […]

Parent Council Meeting – Thursday 22nd March 7pm - 11th Mar, 2018

The next meeting of the Linlithgow Academy Parent Council will be held in the Linlithgow Academy Library at 7pm on Thursday 22nd March. All Parents and Carers are very welcome to attend.

Daily Bulletin – March 9th 2018 - 8th Mar, 2018

ISSUE 120 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN        Friday 9 March 2018   ALL YEARS Pupil Council members are reminded to meet at the stall in front of the preorder area in the Dinner Hall from the start of lunch onwards on Wed 14th March for National Non Smoking Day. All members must attend the stall. If […]

Neil’s Hugs Foundation - 8th Mar, 2018

Neil’s Hugs Foundation is a new West Lothian-based charity set up after the founder lost her son, Neil, who was 32, to suicide. Neil’s mother felt there was very little support available at a time when she felt most vulnerable. The Charity’s Aims are: To support family members or friends who are struggling to cope with […]

P7 Parents’ Information Evening - 8th Mar, 2018

P7 Information Evening here at Linlithgow Academy on Thursday 15 March 2018. Due to numbers, we are having 2 sittings as follows – 6pm – Linlithgow Bridge, Bridgend, Winchburgh, Springfield 7.15pm – Lowport, Torphichen, Westfield, Linlithgow Primary We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Foodbank Dress Down Day – Foodbank! - 8th Mar, 2018

Tomorrow we are asking pupils to come to school ‘dressed down’ and that they bring a food item for the West Lothian Foodbank rather than the normal £1 donation. There are families within Linlithgow and our catchment for whom the foodbank is a lifesaver: and it’s not difficult to support. A (Morrison’s home brand) tin […]

Daily Bulletin – March 8th 2018 - 7th Mar, 2018

ISSUE 119 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN        Thursday 8 March 2018   ALL YEARS Peter Cudmore, Amber Mulvenna, Ciara Brookfield, Eioan Magee, Chloe Gould, Zac Davies and Gabriel Wylie come and see Mr Quinn at break today regarding Badminton Championships in Perth.   Pupil Council members are reminded to meet at the stall in front of […]

Expressive Arts Show 2018 - 7th Mar, 2018

EXPRESSIVE ARTS SHOW 2018 RESCHEDULED! Due to the weather last week the Expressive Arts Show has been postponed until Wednesday 18th April. We hope that all performers and models can still take part on this new date however if there are any issues please see a member of the Art Department. Any ticket sales will be kept […]

Medicine Practical Day - 7th Mar, 2018

Applican will be hosting a practical day for students thinking about a career in Medicine in Edinburgh on 7th April 2018. This day is suitable for all current N4, N5, Higher and Advanced Higher students. The price is £5/ticket and we are working on a first come, first served policy. Practical Day Booklet The booking for the event […]

Uniformity again! - 7th Mar, 2018

As the snow melts further, normal uniform rules apply again. Friday 9th is a dress down day – the ‘price’ for wearing non-uniform is a food item donated to the foodbank at Registration.

Daily Bulletin – March 7th 2018 - 6th Mar, 2018

ISSUE 118 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN        Wednesday 7 March 2018   ALL YEARS Pupil Council members are reminded to meet at the stall in front of the preorder area in the Dinner Hall from the start of lunch onwards on Wed 14th March for National Non Smoking Day. All members must attend the stall. If […]

Daily Bulletin – March 6th 2018 - 5th Mar, 2018

ISSUE 117 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN        Tuesday 6 March 2018   ALL YEARS Due to adverse weather we have decided to postpone this Fridays Sportathon until May. This will allow us to involve more activities and more pupils. We will be in touch with a date shortly. Pupils that have handed in forms will automatically […]

More news from the Library - 5th Mar, 2018

The winner of the second Scottish Teenage Book Prize has just been announced. http://scottishbooktrust.com/learning/teachers-librarians/the-scottish-teenage-book-prize/winner-video-2018 We had a group of enthusiastic readers judging their favourite of the three nominated titles.   Our vote ended in a tie between ‘Children of Icarus’ by Caighlan Smith and ‘Welcome to nowhere’ by Elizabeth Laird. The winner of the inaugural Scottish Teenage Book […]

Scottish Cup Quarter Final - 5th Mar, 2018

Our Senior Girls’ team will be playing in the Scottish Cup Quarter Final against Cults Academy, at the Linlithgow Xcite centre, 2pm next Monday. Got it? Quarter Final! Home tie – at the leisure centre! 2pm. Next Monday. Let’s hear the roar!

Spring Litter Pick - 5th Mar, 2018

Scottish Youth Parliament – opinions wanted - 5th Mar, 2018

The West Lothian Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament want your input on how they should vote at the upcoming SYP sitting in March. Please fill in this short survey to have your voice heard at a national level. YoungScot rewards members will get a code for 25 points after completion! https://wlmsyps.typeform.com/to/feItW5

World Book Day Token winner - 5th Mar, 2018

Cameron Cassidy (S3) has won the book token offered for World Book Day which slipped by like a primary school child on a sledge. The quotation: “I never could get the hang of Thursdays,” is said by Arthur Dent, in a pub, with Ford Prefect as they wait for the Vogons to blow up the […]

Sportathon news - 5th Mar, 2018

Due to adverse weather we have decided to postpone this Friday’s Sportathon until May. This will allow us to involve more activities and more pupils. We will be in touch with a date shortly. Pupils who have handed in forms will automatically gain a place for the future date.

World Book Day news from the Library - 5th Mar, 2018

Last Thursday was scheduled as World Book Day.  For obvious reasons events to mark the occasion had to be postponed.  However better late than never! This session, the Stonewall Group have been discussing the increasing number of teenage books which tackle LGBT issues.  As a result the pupils drew up a wish list of titles […]

Dress Down Day for Foodbank - 5th Mar, 2018

Friday 9th March is Dress Down Day to help support our local food bank. This has been rescheduled owing to the snow days. Please can dress down and bring an item of food. These will be collected on Monday morning by a team from the Foodbank. What is the Foodbank?

Monday 5th March – School Open as Usual - 4th Mar, 2018

Come on back we are open! Whilst the building is warm and dry, travel might not be. So, at this point a ‘top half’ only uniform will apply. We expect shirts, ties and jerseys as usual, but please wear what you need to stay warm and dry en route to school in terms of the ‘bottom half’ including […]

February 2018

“I never could get the hang of Thursdays…” - 28th Feb, 2018

With the second day of closure tomorrow, we are sure that #TeamLinAc will be working away at the homework, assignments and various other tasks that have been suggested to them. However, March 1st is also WORLD BOOK DAY. So, why not DEAR? Drop Everything And Read. It might be a physics book. It might be […]

School Closure: Thursday 1st March - 28th Feb, 2018

All West Lothian Council schools and nurseries will remain closed on Thursday 1 March. The weather alert level has been raised to red, with further adverse weather expected from 3pm today (Wednesday 28 February) until 10am on Thursday. Further updates will be provided tomorrow.

SCHOOL CLOSURE DUE TO WEATHER - 28th Feb, 2018

The Academy will be closed today, Wed 28th Feb. owing to severe weather. Pupils are able to work from home using materials set up through Milk and Glow. Sites like BBC Bitesize & @SCHOLARuk will also be useful, especially for Senior pupils.

Daily Bulletin – February 28th 2018 - 27th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 115 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN        Wednesday 28 February 2018 S4 ASSEMBLY TODAY ALL YEARS EXPRESSIVE ARTS SHOW Due to the adverse weather we have cancelled the Expressive Arts Show. This is rescheduled for Wednesday 18th April where it will go ahead as planned with the S2 Fashion & Costume and all performers. Tickets already […]

Linlithsnow – work in adverse weather - 27th Feb, 2018

Remember that Linlithsnow can be accessed from the school website. Instructions, and WLC “WinterReady” can be found here

School Transport in Adverse Weather - 27th Feb, 2018

Parents are advised that it is important to be aware that transport may not operate in adverse weather conditions – and they should have a contingency plan in place should the buses not pick-up as normal. Please ensure that your child / children are aware of what to do should the bus not pick them […]

Nat 5 / Higher Music Performance Exams - 27th Feb, 2018

The timetable for the music practical exams is here or attached below:

S6 Group photos - 27th Feb, 2018

The S6 group photos are now available on the Tempest website. The link is here

Dress Down for Foodbank! - 27th Feb, 2018

Friday 9th March is Dress Down Day to help support our local food bank. This has been rescheduled owing to the snow days. Please can dress down and bring an item of food. These will be collected on Monday morning by a team from the Foodbank. What is the Foodbank?

Daily Bulletin – February 27th 2018 - 26th Feb, 2018

  ISSUE 114 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN        Tuesday 27 February 2018 S5 ASSEMBLY TODAY ALL YEARS The school has been fortunate to be able to host a very talented band from Holland. They will perform a short programme on Thursday 1st of March in the assembly hall during period 3. Can you let the pupils […]

HPV Consent Pack - 26th Feb, 2018

HPV (cervical cancer) vaccine Consent packs are out now for HPV vaccine for girls in S1 and S2. The HPV vaccine, given to girls in S1 and S2, protects against the main strains of the human papillomavirus which cause cervical cancer. It is important that you get this protection early enough for it to be […]

Daily Bulletin – 26th February 2018 - 25th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 113 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN        Monday 26 February 2018   ALL YEARS If you are competing in the West Lothian Cross Country Championships on Sunday 3rd March then please come and see Mr Quinn, P.E base at Tuesday 27th Feb Lunchtime for all the information regarding the event.   All Years – There will […]

Daily Bulletin – February 23rd 2018 - 22nd Feb, 2018

ISSUE 112 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN        Friday 23 February 2018   ALL YEARS All Years – There will be a Pupil Council meeting in the Geography C11 at 12.20, period 5 on Tuesday, 27 February. The following pupils must attend:  S1: Emma Walker (1K1)  and Georgia Baird (1k1) S2: Alicia Evans (2W1)  and Ben McLean […]

Cycling with Cameron! - 22nd Feb, 2018

Cameron Mason, S6, ended his 2017/18 Cyclocross season in style. He not only successfully defended his Scottish Junior Champions jersey but went on to win the British Cycling Junior National Cyclocross Series. His European racing went well too with further trips to Belgium and a season top result of 14th at the Telenet Superprestige, Hoogstraten […]

Hockey match this Saturday - 22nd Feb, 2018

We are playing Bouroughmuir at Meggetland in Edinburgh. Bus is leaving at 7.45 sharp! Games will start at 9 then follow on from there.

Daily Bulletin – February 22nd 2018 - 21st Feb, 2018

ISSUE 111 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN        Thursday 22 February 2018 S3 ASSEMBLY TODAY ALL YEARS   Places for the Sportathon are going fast. If you want to get involved collect a sponsor form from the PE department or sports captains will be going round tutors.  Minimum £30 to be raised and all funds go back […]

Ross Preston – Photography Winner - 21st Feb, 2018

Ross Preston (S4) won the Junior Section Best Overall and Best Nature in South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture’s Annual Photography Competition. Details here in the Daily Record: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/west-lothian-teenager-scoops-top-12037165  

Sports Results Update - 21st Feb, 2018

Over the last few weeks we’ve had some great sporting results: Swimmers at the Scottish championships… Katie Taylor Gold in the 400m Individual medley & Silver in the 200m butterfly Liam Murphy – 4th in 200m and 5th in 100m breaststroke   WL Badminton Championships… We were 3rd overall as a school and had individual […]

Sports’ Hall layout for S5/6 Parents’ Evening - 21st Feb, 2018

Daily Bulletin – February 21st 2018 - 20th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 110 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Wednesday 21 February 2018 S2 ASSEMBLY TODAY ALL YEARS Disabled Rights – Thursday 22nd 2018, 1.30, Assembly Hall:    1) True or false: People with disabilities have the human rights freedom, choice, dignity and control over their lives? 2) True or false: People with disabilities are equally able to […]

Crafters’ Sale in Broxburn - 20th Feb, 2018

Daily Bulletin – February 20th 2018 - 19th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 109 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Tuesday 20 February 2018 S1 ASSEMBLY TODAY ALL YEARS Disabled Rights – Thursday 22nd 2018, 1.30, Assembly Hall:    1) True or false: People with disabilities have the human rights freedom, choice, dignity and control over their lives? 2) True or false: People with disabilities are equally able to […]

S5 / 6 Parents’ Evening offer - 19th Feb, 2018

Daily Bulletin – February 19th 2018 - 18th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 108 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Monday 19 February 2018   ALL YEARS   Disabled Rights – Thursday 22nd 2018, 1.30, Assembly Hall   1) True or false: People with disabilities have the human rights freedom, choice, dignity and control over their lives? 2) True or false: People with disabilities are equally able to access […]

Citizenship Week 2018 - 18th Feb, 2018

Here’s a powerpoint of what’s going on this week, with the links that you’ll need to actively take part in the week’s events. Citizenship Week

Presentation from S4 Information Evening - 18th Feb, 2018

The presentation from last week’s S4 Information Evening is below. Click ‘read only’ when presented with the password request. S4 Info Evening FEB 18

LAA Meeting, this Thursday! - 18th Feb, 2018

There is a LAA meeting  – 7pm Thursday 22nd Feb  in  Room A23 ( Modern Languages near front door ). If you’ve not heard of LAA, click on the link below and find out what this wonderful group gets up to. LAA

Pupil Support updates - 16th Feb, 2018

S4 Citizenship Day – Wednesday 21st Feb. Morning only – pupils follow normal timetable pds 6&7. Go to registration as normal and then meet in the Social area at the beginning of period 1 S4 Course Choice interviews next week – deadline for return of signed forms for those who wish/need to change courses for […]

Hockey Club Training - 15th Feb, 2018

There will be a training session on Saturday morning for S1-S6 at 9.30-11. #TeamLinAc – let’s go!

Daily Bulletin – February 16th 2018 - 15th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 107 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Friday 16 February 2018   ALL YEARS If you are part of the Manchester City trip could you please attend a meeting at the sports hall in PE at break on Wednesday the 21st of February.   WEST LOTHIAN FOODBANK:  Thank you for your donations to date! We are […]

Alex Ball, CycloCross success - 15th Feb, 2018

#TeamLinAc’s own Alex Ball won at the last round of the Scottish cyclocross series at Strathclyde Park on Sunday 4th Feb, which was the last round in the series. He also came second overall in the series achieving one of the goals that he set himself at the start of the season. Well done, Alex! […]

Katie Taylor, Swimming Success - 15th Feb, 2018

At the Scottish Schools (27thJan), Katie Taylor won the 400m IM and also was 2nd in the 200m butterfly. The previous weekend was Round 3 of the East District Championships, a competition spread over three weekends. Katie won Top Girl in the 17+ age group, the 4th year in a row she won this, (marking victory each and […]

Online Maths Help - 15th Feb, 2018

Sales Agility Appreticeship Meeting - 15th Feb, 2018

Sales Agility are looking for talented youngsters for future employment through Modern Apprenticeship and/or Graduate Level Apprenticeship.  Jenni McDonald who works for Sales Agility would be keen to meet with S3-6 pupils to tell them a bit more about the company and the various career paths that can be available. Jenni is keen to speak with pupils who have […]

LEAPS Parents’ Information Evening - 15th Feb, 2018

We are holding a LEAPS S5 Parents’ Information Evening – for parents and carers of S5 LEAPS-eligible pupils in March. The event will be relevant to parents and carers of S5 LEAPS-eligible pupils. (More information about LEAPS, including eligibility criteria, can be found at www.leapsonline.org.)

Daily Bulletin – 15th February 2018 - 14th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 106 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Thursday 15 February 2018   ALL YEARS Please send the classes/pupils below to the hall at allotted times 15/2/18 Geordie Dryburgh 9:20 Thomas McPherson 9:20 Liam Marshall 9:20 Lily Greenshields 9:20 Molly Drewett 9:20 Rachel Hollingsworth 9:20 3B1: 9:35 3B2: 9:55 3B3: 10:15 3B4: 10:30 3K1: 10:50 3K2: 11:05 […]

Daily Bulletin – February 14th 2018 - 13th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 105 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Wednesday 14 February 2018   ALL YEARS All Years – There will be a Pupil Council meeting in C11 Geography at 9.35, period 2 on Thursday, 15 February. The following pupils must attend:   S1: Emma Walker (1K1)  and Georgia Baird (1k1) S2: Alicia Evans (2W1)  and Ben McLean […]

Valentine’s and Cake – perfect combo! - 8th Feb, 2018

‘LinArt’ our Business Enterprise Group have been busy in Home Economics preparing for a Valentines Bake Sale. Please come and support their fundraising event on Wednesday 14 February at break in the Crush Hall (outside the Assembly Hall). Fantastic goodies available for sale such as cupcakes, shortbread, chocolate, and heart badges. Remember to bring in […]

Daily Bulletin – February 9th 2018 - 8th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 104 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Friday 9 February 2018   ALL YEARS All Years – There will be a Pupil Council meeting in C11 Geography at 9.35, period 2 on Thursday, 15 February. The following pupils must attend:   S1: Emma Walker (1K1)  and Georgia Baird (1k1) S2: Alicia Evans (2W1)  and Ben McLean […]

Daily Bulletin – February 8th 2018 - 7th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 103 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Thursday 8 February 2018 S4 ASSEMBLY ALL YEARS All Years – There will be a Pupil Council meeting in C11 Geography at 9.35, period 2 on Thursday, 15 February. The following pupils must attend:   S1: Emma Walker (1K1)  and Georgia Baird (1k1) S2: Alicia Evans (2W1)  and Ben […]

Daily Bulletin – February 7th 2018 - 6th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 102 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Wednesday 7 February 2018 S3 ASSEMBLY ALL YEARS Ciara Brookfield, Gabriel Wylie, Amber Mulvenna, Eoin Magee, Peter Cudmore, Zac Davies and Chloe Gould please see Mr Quinn in the P.E base at Lunch today regarding Badminton Championship Finals.   Bake Sale – Thursday 8th February at interval, Crush Hall.  […]

Daily Bulletin – February 6th 2018 - 5th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 101 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Tuesday 6 February 2018 S2 ASSEMBLY ALL YEARS If anyone would like to enter the Scottish Schools Athletics Cross Country Championships on Saturday 3rd March at Hopetoun House Estate please see Mr Quinn in P.E on Wednesday at break or lunch.   CHOIR: Choir is on Tuesday lunchtime at […]

National Healthcare Careers Weekend - 5th Feb, 2018

S5/6 Parents’ Evening - 5th Feb, 2018

We are introducing an online booking system for the S5/6 Parents’ Night on 21st Feb. It is designed to give you, the parents’, more control over the booking system – and hopefully make your time in the hall more productive. The letters below give full instructions as to how to book an appointment with the […]

Daily Bulletin – 5th February 2018 - 4th Feb, 2018

ISSUE 100 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Monday 5 February 2018 S1 ASSEMBLY ALL YEARS Are you aged 14-23, Passionate about sport and able to commit up to three hours a week? Then you can be the voice of young people in sport in Scotland by joining Sport Scotland’s Young People’s Sport Panel. If you would […]

Daily Bulletin – 2nd February 2018 - 2nd Feb, 2018

ISSUE 99 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Friday 2 February 2018   ALL YEARS Are you aged 14-23, Passionate about sport and able to commit up to three hours a week? Then you can be the voice of young people in sport in Scotland by joining Sport Scotland’s Young People’s Sport Panel. If you would like […]

January 2018

Daily Bulletin – February 1st 2018 - 31st Jan, 2018

ISSUE 98 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Thursday 1 February 2018   ALL YEARS Tea & A Talk: Thursday lunchtime from 1.30pm, Mrs Scotland’s room B11.  Talking about Mental Health.  This week’s theme: Resilience.   Are you aged 14-23, Passionate about sport and able to commit up to three hours a week? Then you can be […]

Football Star of the Future - 31st Jan, 2018

#TeamLinAc has some amazing football talent. The latest signing is Aimee Cockburn, who has been accepted for the Hibs U19 team. This is an amazing achievement for a 15yr old! Well done, Aimee – we’re very proud of you!

Burgh Beautiful – Gardens - 31st Jan, 2018

Burgh Beautiful – Gardening Competition for Young People in Linlithgow We are excited about launching our 1st Gardening Competition for young people.  We hope it will generate a lot of interest and passion plus involvement with many. Please would you circulate the attached Flier, Notes & Entry Form and Seed suggestions through your emailing system and […]

Holocaust Memorial 26th January - 31st Jan, 2018

Holocaust Memorial event at Howden Park Centre.  Friday 26thJanuary The Power of Words “A great reminder that those who are ignorant to history are destined to repeat it and we, as the younger generation have a responsibility to keep the memories alive” On Friday 26th January, 2018 ten senior pupils accompanied by Mr Clark and Mrs […]

Daily Bulletin – January 31st 2018 - 31st Jan, 2018

ISSUE 97 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Wednesday 31 January 2018   ALL YEARS Tea & A Talk: Thursday lunchtime from 1.30pm, Mrs Scotland’s room B11.  Talking about Mental Health.  This week’s theme: Resilience.   Are you aged 14-23, Passionate about sport and able to commit up to three hours a week? Then you can be […]

Daily Bulletin – 30th January 2018 - 30th Jan, 2018

ISSUE 96 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Tuesday 30 January 2018   ALL YEARS Are you aged 14-23, Passionate about sport and able to commit up to three hours a week? Then you can be the voice of young people in sport in Scotland by joining Sport Scotland’s Young People’s Sport Panel.  If you would like […]

Higher English Masterclass Programme 2018 - 26th Jan, 2018

The West Lothian Higher English Masterclass Programme starts on the 9th of February. It runs from 1.00pm until 2.30pm We are hosting the events, which also run on 23rd Feb, 16th & 30th March and 20th April. These are an invaluable resource of material and revision, as well as time to ask the questions that […]

Daily Bulletin – January 26th 2018 - 25th Jan, 2018

ISSUE 94 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Friday 26 January 2018   ALL YEARS CHOIR: Choir is on Tuesday lunchtime at 1:30pm in room A7   UKULELE CLUB: Ukulele Club is on Wednesday lunchtime at 1:30pm in room A7   Basketball Club: Monday after school in the Sportshall. If you are interested come along!   If […]

S6 Photos - 25th Jan, 2018

S6 school photos will be taken next Friday (2nd Feb) Make sure you’re in full uniform and looking your best!

Higher Music Practicals Timetable - 25th Jan, 2018

 

Daily Bulletin – January 25th 2018 - 25th Jan, 2018

ISSUE 93 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Thursday 25 January 2018   ALL YEARS Basketball Club, Monday afterschool in the Sportshall. If you are interested come along!   If you are planning on running a fundraising event within the school could you please let a member of the charity group know or fill in a slip, […]

Linlithgow Academy Parent Council - 25th Jan, 2018

The next meeting of the Linlithgow Academy Parent Council will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 31st Jan 2018 in the Linlithgow Academy Library. All parents and carers are very welcome to attend.

Career Info Session - 24th Jan, 2018

Daily Bulletin – January 24th 2018 - 24th Jan, 2018

ISSUE 92 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Wednesday 24 January 2018   ALL YEARS Basketball Club, Monday afterschool in the Sportshall. If you are interested come along!   On January 25th it is Young Carers Awareness Day and there will be a presentation board in the foyer which will share information on the Young Carers Support […]

S3 Parents’ Evening Layout - 23rd Jan, 2018

Please see the layout of the sports’ hall for tomorrow night’s Parents’ Evening.

BBC Bitesize Mindset - 23rd Jan, 2018

  BBC are looking for 16-24 year olds to be part of a new campaign We are looking for people who have taken different routes, maybe things have not gone to plan, or you didn’t get the results you needed/expected. • Have you had to retake GCSE/Highers? • Did your A Levels not go to plan? […]

Linlithgow Arts Guild Concert – Feb 3rd - 23rd Jan, 2018

WORLD-LEADING PIANIST TO PLAY IN LINLITHGOW  – STEVEN OSBORNE   One of the world’s top pianists, Steven Osborne, is coming to play in Linlithgow on Saturday 3rd February. His programme will feature three sonatas by Beethoven interspersed with intermezzos by Brahms. The concert is at Linlithgow Academy on Saturday 3rd February at 7.30pm. Staged by Linlithgow Arts Guild, it […]

Strathpuffer update - 23rd Jan, 2018

Abbie and Finn Mason successfully completed their 1st (& probably not their last!) ‘Puffer’. They met their goal of 12 laps (6 each) and came 63rd out of 95 pairs competing. Given their ages and the conditions we think that’s a fantastic achievement. #TeamLinAc – cycling stars! Event summary: “24 hours 17.5 hours in darkness […]

Young Carers Awareness Day – 25th January - 23rd Jan, 2018

Young Carers Awareness Day (on the 25th).  There is a display in the foyer with information on what a young carer is and details about the YC service. A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who looks after someone in their family because they are ill, disabled, has a mental health issue or drug […]

Daily Bulletin – January 23rd 2018 - 22nd Jan, 2018

ISSUE 91 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Tuesday 23 January 2018   ALL YEARS On January 25th it is Young Carers Awareness Day and there will be a presentation board in the foyer which will share information on the Young Carers Support Service in West Lothian.   CHOIR: Choir will be on Tuesday lunchtime at 1:30pm […]

Daily Bulletin – 22nd January 2018 - 21st Jan, 2018

ISSUE 90 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Monday 22 January 2018   ALL YEARS On January 25th it is Young Carers Awareness Day and there will be a presentation board in the foyer which will share information on the Young Carers Support Service in West Lothian.   CHOIR: Choir will be on Tuesday lunchtime at 1:30pm […]

‘Strathpuffer’ – Mountain Bike Extreme - 18th Jan, 2018

Abbie and Finn Mason are both taking part in the ‘Strathpuffer’: a 24 hour mountain bike endurance event taking place over the weekend just north of Strathpeffer. They are riding as a pair and will ride alternate laps of an 11km course for 24 hours starting on Saturday morning until Sunday morning. They’ve trained hard […]

Daily Bulletin – January 18th 2018 - 17th Jan, 2018

ISSUE 88 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Thursday 18 January 2018   ALL YEARS   JUNIOR DANCE GROUP: If you are interested in taking part in the Expressive Arts Show on Wednesday 28th February could you please attend a short meeting on Thursday breaktime in C8 (Art). Ms Wright   Anyone who has been involved in […]

YPI Award 2018 - 17th Jan, 2018

The Youth Philanthropy Initiative offer £3,000 to schools to be given to a local charity. S5 pupils participate in this through S5 PSE.  They form groups, choose a charity to support and must justify to a judging panel why their charity should win the £3,000. The more informative and imaginative the presentation, the more likely […]

Daily Bulletin – 17th January 2018 - 17th Jan, 2018

ISSUE 87 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Wednesday 17 January 2018   ALL YEARS Chess Club Today, 1.20 B8   JUNIOR DANCE GROUP: If you are interested in taking part in the Expressive Arts Show on Wednesday 28th February could you please attend a short meeting on Thursday breaktime in C8 (Art). Ms Wright   West […]

News from Pupil Support - 16th Jan, 2018

West Lothian College will start taking applications for next session from midday tomorrow, Wednesday 17th S4 Careers day – postponed from December, will now take place on Thursday 25th January.

S2 Construction Challenge - 16th Jan, 2018

On Thursday 10/1/2018, 10 of our S2 students (see attached pictures) from the Design & Technology Department competed at the Construction & Built Environment Challenge (CABEC) Grand Final at Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Following on from our success at the Construction and Built Environment Challenge Heats at West Lothian College on Thursday 9th November, our students […]

Daily Bulletin – January 16th 2018 - 16th Jan, 2018

ISSUE 86 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Tuesday 16 January 2018   ALL YEARS JUNIOR DANCE GROUP: If you are interested in taking part in the Expressive Arts Show on Wednesday 28th February could you please attend a short meeting on Thursday breaktime in C8 (Art). Ms Wright   Can all involved in the S1, S2 […]

Daily Bulletin – 15th January 2018 - 14th Jan, 2018

ISSUE 85 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Monday 15 January 2018   ALL YEARS CHOIR: Choir will start back Tuesday at 1:30pm in room A7!   UKULELE GROUP: Ukulele Group will start back Wednesday at 1:30pm in room A7!   WICKED TRIP JUNE 2018: Can all pupils going to see Wicked in June please come to […]

Daily Bulletin – 12th January 2018 - 11th Jan, 2018

ISSUE 84 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Friday 12 January 2018   ALL YEARS CHOIR: Choir will start back next Tuesday at 1:30pm in room A7!   UKULELE GROUP: Ukulele Group will start back next Wednesday at 1:30pm in room A7!   WICKED TRIP JUNE 2018: Can all pupils going to see Wicked in June please […]

Daily Bulletin – January 11 2018 - 10th Jan, 2018

ISSUE 83 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Thursday 11 January 2018   ALL YEARS   There will be no gymnastics club today (Thursday).  The club will start back next week.    If you are planning on running a fundraising event within the school could you please let a member of the charity group know or fill […]

Daily Bulletin – 10th January 2018 - 9th Jan, 2018

ISSUE 82 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Wednesday 10 January 2018   S5/6 ASSEMBLY TODAY ALL YEARS Hockey Club: All players in the Hockey Club must attend a meeting at 1.30 today, in the PE department. You will be issued with new strips. Mrs Leach   EXPRESSIVE ARTS SHOW 2018: We are looking for bands/groups that […]

Relationships and Sexual Health Survey - 9th Jan, 2018

‘Relationships and Sexual Health Survey’ for young people in schools. The purpose of the survey is to gauge young people’s knowledge on HIV and their experiences of SHARE lessons. The link here will lead you to a survey. If you take part in the survey you will have the opportunity to enter into a prize draw for […]

Careers Evening - 9th Jan, 2018

Linlithgow Academy are hosting a Careers Evening on Thursday 11th January from 6-8pm, in the school Sports Hall.  All parents/carers and their children are invited to attend – it is never too early or too late to plan the next step. This is in addition to the Senior Phase Course Choice information sessions for S3 […]

Daily Bulletin – January 9th 2018 - 8th Jan, 2018

ISSUE 81 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Tuesday 9 January 2018     ALL YEARS   S1 Pupils  Macbeth is a play about ambition, power and murder! Pupils who wish to be involved in a production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth should see Mr. Mac in C9. There will be an audition process and rehearsals will take […]

#TeamLinAc WoW Ambassadors - 8th Jan, 2018

West Lothian is rightly proud that each and every High School has a set of World of Work Ambassadors. These Ambassadors are there to act as peer advocates within their schools for Scotland’s careers web service. For #TeamLinAc, the gang of 5 are: Stephanie Williams, Beth Norwell, Eve Anthony, Karen McCallum, and Katie Stewart. Four of […]

Well done and Good Luck to our Sporting greats! - 8th Jan, 2018

Katie Taylor (pictured below) with her Top Girl Trophy from this year’s West Lothian Schools Swimming. Katie will go on to compete and hopefully medal in January’s Scottish schools finals – we wish her all the very best (and promise to keep you all updated!) In other sport, Annabel Skuse has gone from strength to […]

Views of Linlithgow - 8th Jan, 2018

The Autism Resource Team recently created their own views of Linlithgow Palace. Clearly, #TeamLinAc has some excellent artists in training!

Strasburg Trip – December 2017 - 8th Jan, 2018

At the start of December, the Modern Languages Dept took a group to visit the city of Strasburg. A beautiful city – and a great visit. Certainly looks like #TeamLinAc had a good time.

Music Concert at Linlithgow Care Centre - 7th Jan, 2018

For the musicians of #TeamLinAc, the run-up to Christmas is a busy, hectic, time. The Christmas Concerts (at school and at St Michael’s Parish Church) are a mainstay of the calendar. Mr McDowell led the jazz band through a (critically acclaimed) performance during the Christmas lunch; and there is the annual visit to the Linlithgow […]

December 2017

Daily Bulletin – 22nd December 2017 - 21st Dec, 2017

ISSUE 80 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Friday 22 December 2017     ALL YEARS A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the Stonewall group’s Christmas fundraiser; this included the Santa post, and all pupils in Miss LeBlanc’s classes who generously donated to the charity money tin in her classroom. We have raised a […]

Daily Bulletin – December 21st 2017 - 20th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 79 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Thursday 21 December 2017     ALL YEARS   A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the Stonewall group’s Christmas fundraiser; this included the Santa post, and all pupils in Miss LeBlanc’s classes who generously donated to the charity money tin in her classroom. We have raised […]

Daily Bulletin – December 20th 2017 - 19th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 78 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Wednesday 20 December 2017     ALL YEARS Can all pupils involved in the Talent Show please make sure they arrive at the Assembly Hall 1.45pm sharp for Wednesday afternoons rehearsals.   Can the pupils who put their name down for the badminton championships on Sunday 28th Jan @ […]

S1 Christmas Ceilidh - 19th Dec, 2017

The Annual Ceilidh was a marvellous afternoon for our S1s, yesterday. Congratulations to the PE staff for organising such a great event once again.  The pupils were beaming from ear to ear as they danced. Mrs Jarvis commented: Its an important life skill to be able to tackle a Canadian Barn Dance with confidence and, […]

Daily Bulletin – 19th December 2017 - 18th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 77 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Tuesday 19 December 2017     ALL YEARS Can all pupils involved in the Talent Show please make sure they arrive at the Assembly Hall 1.45pm sharp for Wednesday afternoons rehearsals.   Can the pupils who put their name down for the badminton championships on Sunday 28th Jan @ […]

Wee bit of a different result - 18th Dec, 2017

At the start of the month, our rugby team was well beaten by their opponents from Ross High in East Lothian. Well, the S2 Football team have extracted a little bit of revenge on behalf of their older brothers, winning 4-1 against Ross High School in Tranent this afternoon. This means that they are now […]

Lunch Changes - 18th Dec, 2017

We have recently welcomed a new Kitchen Supervisor to Linlithgow Academy and as part of the measures to try and improve the queues we are again asking that pupils use their Young Scot Card to pay for items at the tills.   In the new term, if pupils do not use their Young Scot Card, they […]

Christmas Jumper Day - 18th Dec, 2017

Through our Christmas Jumpers, we raised £350 for Save the Children! Thanks to everyone who participated. The winners of the ‘Best Jumper’ were: Mrs Bryson Ruby Cardie 1K2 And Marc Cunningham 3K1. But there was stiff competition!  

Daily Bulletin – December 18th 2017 - 17th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 76 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Monday 18 December 2017     ALL YEARS   Just to remind you if you do not have a Young Scot Card you will be last in the queue for Lunch from 9th January. If you need a new card please come to the office by Wednesday to Order […]

Christmas Dinner 2018 - 17th Dec, 2017

Published just before the date changed – but the menu is still the same. TUESDAY is CHRISTMAS DINNER DAY! Last year we had the lunch over two sittings to accommodate our increased school roll – it worked well so we intend to do the same again this year. Arrangements for the day are: Period 1 –  4 […]

Daily Bulletin – 15th December 2017 - 14th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 75 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Friday 15 December 2017   S5/6 Assembly     ALL YEARS On behalf of the S2 Business pupils we would like to thank all those who came along to the Christmas Fair on Wednesday 13 December.  Thank you to everyone involved especially, the Office staff, Janitors, Cleaners and IT […]

Youth Exchange – Germany - 14th Dec, 2017

The Youth Exchange Programme involving West Lothian and Hochsauerlandkreis has been running since 1972 and is supported by partners West Lothian Council and the Twinning Association. Youth exchange programmes play a vital role in promoting friendship, cultural experiences and developing a world view. CLD Youth Services is recruiting young people to take part in this […]

Daily Bulletin – 14th December 2017 - 13th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 74 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Thursday 14 December 2017   S4 Assembly     ALL YEARS   Due to current staff absences, there may not always be a crossing patrol at Mains Road at the cemetery and the junction with Preston Road and Braehead Road pupils should take extra care when crossing.   Can […]

Daily Bulletin – December 13th 2017 - 12th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 73 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN         Wednesday 13 December 2017   S3 Assembly     ALL YEARS   Christmas Trade Fair  S2 Christmas Trade Fair is on Wednesday 13 December in the Assembly Hall at lunchtime.  Great Christmas treats for You, Friends & Family!!  Grrrreat ideas as presents & stocking fillers!!   Remember to bring […]

Social Bite - 12th Dec, 2017

The school’s Stonewall group are delivering Christmas cards and candy canes round the school next week to raise money for Social Bite who provide Christmas dinner to homeless people. The charity recently held a fundraising sleepout in Edinburgh. For anyone who is wanting to give to this cause, there is a donation page here.

Christmas Jumpers – Dec 15th - 12th Dec, 2017

It’s the annual Christmas Jumper day this Friday. Donate £1 and wear your Christmas jumper (its not a full dress down day, so pupils should still be in school uniform). There will be a prize for the best 3 jumpers, which staff can win as well! All money raised goes towards Save The Children.

Daily Bulletin – 12th December 2017 - 11th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 72 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN          Tuesday 12 December 2017   S2 Assembly     ALL YEARS   Christmas Trade Fair   S2 Christmas Trade Fair is on Wednesday 13 December in the Assembly Hall at lunchtime.   Great Christmas treats for You, Friends & Family!!   Grrrreat ideas as presents & stocking fillers!!   […]

Cameron’s still wheelie good! - 11th Dec, 2017

Cameron Mason, S6, has continued to build on his early success at the beginning of the Cyclocross season. 2 weeks ago Cameron was down near London for Round 4 of the National Series where, with 2 laps to go,  a carefully timed attack took him to first place and the overall series leader jersey. At […]

Daily Bulletin – 11th December 2017 - 10th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 71 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN          Monday 11 December 2017     ALL YEARS   CHOIR There will be an extra rehearsal on Monday 11th December in room A7 at 1:30pm. It is important that all attend!   Christmas Trade Fair   S2 Christmas Trade Fair is on Wednesday 13 December in the Assembly Hall […]

S2 Christmas Trade Fair - 8th Dec, 2017

In our S2 Business Enterprise classes, pupils have been busy planning their business ventures for the Christmas Trade Fair for next week: Wednesday 13 December in the Assembly Hall at lunchtime. Please come and support the young Entrepreneurs and buy your Christmas presents/stocking fillers at bargain prices!! Don’t miss out!!

Music Concert Rehersals - 8th Dec, 2017

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS! Please see the attached rehearsal schedules for Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th December concerts! Make sure you know when your rehearsals are!

Daily Bulletin – 8th December 2017 - 7th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 70 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN          Friday 8 December 2017     ALL YEARS   CHOIR  There will be an extra rehearsal on Monday 11th December in room A7 at 1:30pm. It is important that all attend!   Make the World Better with a Sweater! Christmas Jumper day will be on Friday 15th December.  Donate […]

Sports update - 7th Dec, 2017

Sport, as many have commented, can be full of ups and downs. Last night, the u-18 rugby team took on Ross High from East Lothian in the Scottish Schools Bowl Final. Though #TeamLinAc played well, Ross High proved the stronger side and ran out convincing winners 58-5. However, on the upside, it’s a well done […]

Amnesty Prezi - 7th Dec, 2017

One of our S2 Amnesty students, Ellen Beard, created this fantastic presentation as we are beginning to gear up to a campaign about disabled rights and attitudes from pupils in the school. Ellen is the group’s issues officer and she delivered her presentation with good composure, pacing, with anecdotes from her own experience. Please have […]

Daily Bulletin – 7th December 2017 - 7th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 69 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN          Thursday 7 December 2017   BELL ASSEMBLY   ALL YEARS   CHOIR  There will be an extra rehearsal on Monday 11th December in room A7 at 1:30pm. It is important that all attend!   Make the World Better with a Sweater! Christmas Jumper day will be on Friday 15th […]

Daily Bulletin – December 6th 2017 - 5th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 68 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN          Wednesday 6 December 2017   WATT ASSEMBLY   ALL YEARS   Team Accelerate are putting on a bake sale to raise funds for entry to the 2018 F1 in Schools competition.  Please come along and support the team at a bake sale in the Crush area at break on […]

UCAS Applications - 5th Dec, 2017

Due to essential maintenance, UCAS Apply will be unavailable from 20:00 on 15 December 2017 until 17 December 2017.   This is outwith the school’s control.  Should any applications be outstanding, they will not be actioned until 18 December.   Please see Heads of House to ensure all applications are sent before the end of term.

Daily Bulletin – December 5th 2017 - 4th Dec, 2017

ISSUE 67 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN          TUESDAY 5 December 2017   KELVIN ASSEMBLY   ALL YEARS   Team Accelerate are putting on a bake sale to raise funds for entry to the 2018 F1 in Schools competition.  Please come along and support the team at a bake sale in the Crush area at break on […]

S2 Parents’ Night - 4th Dec, 2017

Looking forward to seeing parents tonight. Here’s the layout of the sports hall, so you can guide yourself around.

S2 Parents’ Evening – Monday 4th December - 1st Dec, 2017

S2 Parents’ Evening takes place on Monday, 4th December 2017.   All Parents’ Evenings take place in the Sports Hall.   Please enter by the Sports’ Reception Door – NOT the main entrance.   At Sports Reception, you will be met by Senior Pupils who will ask you to sign in.   In the Sports Hall, […]

November 2017

Daily Bulletin – 1st December 2017 - 30th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 66 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN          Friday 1 December 2017   ALL YEARS   Tea and Talk – Tuesday 5th December Mrs Scotland’s Room 1.30pm Tea, coffee and biscuits provided, talking about mental health and this weeks theme is Relationships.   CHRISTMAS CONCERT  A reminder that ticket forms and money must be handed into the […]

Enterprising Maths – still top 10! - 30th Nov, 2017

Enterprising Maths is an annual inter schools competition held at the Glasgow Science Centre.  Each council can send 2 finalist schools to compete.  We won our local heat to qualify. There are 5 rounds at the finals that assess different things such as logic puzzles, problem solving, numeracy, mathematics etc. 69 schools took part in […]

Tom Barclay – an actor of note - 29th Nov, 2017

We received a great letter the other day praising #TeamLinAc’s Tom Barclay. Over the last 5 months, Tom has been involved in a production at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow – the highest grossing amateur show in the history of the theatre, no less! Tom was double cast in one of the leading roles and has […]

ARB inspired by Matisse - 29th Nov, 2017

The junior members of #TeamLinAc’s ARB have been studying Henri Matisse in their Art lessons and, drawing inspiration from his works (like the Snail) they have produced their own pieces.  

Daily Bulletin – November 30th 2017 - 29th Nov, 2017

HAPPY ST ANDREW’S DAY! ISSUE 65 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN          Thursday 30 November 2017   ALL YEARS   Playwright’s Club in C9 at 13:30. All playwrights having their plays performed MUST attend.   Tea and Talk – Tuesday 5th December Mrs Scotland’s Room 1.30pm Tea, coffee and biscuits provided, talking about mental health and this […]

Foodbank Collection Point - 29th Nov, 2017

We have a collection point for West Lothian Foodbank at the side of the main door. Have you seen it? It often has things inside it, but as this article from Trussell Trust suggests, it’ll need to be a lot more full over the next few weeks, if demand for services is to be met. […]

Rugby Cup Final - 29th Nov, 2017

Our U18 Rugby team have reached the Scottish Bowl Final! It’s on Wednesday 6th December at 6pm on the back pitches at Murrayfield against Ross High School from East Lothian. We’d like as many supporters as possible to cheer the team on so get involved! #TeamLinAc – make some noise!

Daily Bulletin – November 29th 2017 - 28th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 64 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN          Wednesday 29 November 2017   ALL YEARS   CHRISTMAS CONCERT  A reminder that ticket forms and money must be handed into the Music Department by Thursday 30th of November inside a sealed envelope. Tickets will be handed out next week. Remember, tickets are as a first come, first served […]

A quick riposte – Fencing success - 28th Nov, 2017

The Scottish Secondary Schools Fencing Championships were held at the Academy this weekend, hosted by our community partners, Wallace Fencing Academy. The #TeamLinAc fencers competed across three swords (epee, foil and sabre) which require three very different styles of fighting, and gained the following places. Places are listed for swords – epee, foil, then sabre. […]

Daily Bulletin – November 28th 2017 - 27th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 63 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN          Tuesday 28 November 2017   ALL YEARS Jess Gillam is a fantastic saxophone player, coming to perform at the school on Saturday 9 December, at 7:30PM. She’ll be performing a variety of pieces with piano accompaniment. Tickets are free for school students, and can be booked at the Linlithgow […]

Panto fun in Linlithgow - 27th Nov, 2017

Our community partners, the Linlithgow Players are presenting a panto in January. Details in the poster below.

U-15 Boys football - 27th Nov, 2017

The U-15s smashed 7 goals past Bathgate on Friday (following on from their 16-2 demolition of Beeslack HS at the start of the month). Cameron Walker and Kai Whyte scored a brace with James Dunlop David Gibb and Luke Cameron scoring the other three. Their next match is 1st December at HOME against Craigmount HS […]

Daily Bulletin – November 27th 2017 - 26th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 62 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN           Monday 27 November 2017   ALL YEARS   Chess club Wednesday lunchtimes in B8 – all welcome   If you would like to enter into the Badminton championships on Sunday 28th January at Bathgate Academy come and see Mr Quinn in P.E and put your name on the sheet […]

Maths Higher Masterclasses - 24th Nov, 2017

There will be a number of Master Classes for Maths, starting in December. These will be as follows: 7th December – Differentiation 11th January – Integration 8th February – Circle 1st March – Vectors 15th March – Trigonometry 19th April – Exam prep 1 26th April – Exam prep 2 All sessions are on a […]

Daily Bulletin – November 24th 2017 - 23rd Nov, 2017

ISSUE 61 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN           Friday 24 November 2017   ALL YEARS Can all pupils who have signed up for the Linlithgow’s Talent show please come to a quick meeting at the start of interval today  (Friday) in room Mr Smiths room C12 Geography. It is important you attend. Thanks Miss Dickson   Table […]

Song Writing in the Music Dept. - 23rd Nov, 2017

The National 4/5 Music classes enjoyed having James McKay come in for a Song Writing session. Eilidh Hall writes: The other day we were given a presentation on composition and song writing by a pleasant gentleman named James. He told us the story of his life, his career and how music has been significant to […]

Daily Bulletin – November 23rd 2017 - 22nd Nov, 2017

ISSUE 60 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN           Thursday 23 November 2017   ALL YEARS Playwright’s Club today in C9 at 1:30pm   The winners of the Parliament week registration quiz are 3B2 and 2K2. Well done and fantastic job! Thank you to everyone who took part and prizes will be delivered to the winning classes Thursday […]

S6 Yearbooks and Hoodies 2018 Leavers - 22nd Nov, 2017

This year, the yearbook and hoodie orders have gone online! Every S6 student will receive an invitation (from Mr Hay) to join a Glow sharepoint called: “Yearbook and Hoodie Order 2017-18” This invitation will appear in the mail box of your Glow account. If you’ve forgotten your Glow password, then please see Mr Hay during […]

Sports Update - 22nd Nov, 2017

We’re a sporty crew – and there is always something on! The senior girls’ football team beat Lasswade 8-0 to progress to the next round of the Scottish Shield! We won S3/4 rugby! We won the Giant Heptathlon (qualifying for the Scottish Athletics East Region event in February!) We were 2nd in the senior girls […]

Daily Bulletin – November 22nd 2017 - 21st Nov, 2017

ISSUE 59 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN            Wednesday 22 November 2017   ALL YEARS   Chess Club – Today 1.20 B8   UKULELE GROUP   Ukulele Group rehearsal is on Wednesday lunchtime at 1:30pm in A7. See you there!   WICKED TRIP   If you have received a letter for the Wicked Trip, can you please […]

Daily Bulletin – November 21st 2017 - 20th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 58 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN            Tuesday 21 November 2017   ALL YEARS CHOIR   Choir rehearsal is on Tuesday lunchtime at 1:30pm in A7. See you there!   UKULELE GROUP   Ukulele Group rehearsal is on Wednesday lunchtime at 1:30pm in A7. See you there!   Can all ESSP athletes meet with Mr Quinn […]

#TeamLinAc – Generous Givers - 20th Nov, 2017

We have received 151 shoeboxes this year; Bell – 36 Kelvin – 44 Watt – 71 🎉 That’s 151 children who will be happier this Christmas. Well done!

History success for Katie - 20th Nov, 2017

Katie McGhee (S5) has come runner up in a Scottish History Network essay writing prize for a piece she wrote on the role of Scotland in the Great War. As well as having her essay published in Scottish History magazine, she’s won a one year membership of Historic Scotland, and Blackwells book tokens. The competition […]

Jess Gillam Concert 9th December - 19th Nov, 2017

Saturday December 9th will see Jess Gillam play in concert at the Academy, thanks to our friends over at Linlithgow Arts Guild. Recent concerts in England have received these reviews: “A little lady but a giant figure” “Fantastic saxophonist – Unusual combination – Very good performance” “Splendid extravaganza of sound! FAB!” “It was inspirational” Olivia, […]

Children in Need 2017 - 19th Nov, 2017

Pudsey always creates a sense of the silly at Linlithgow – but with over £1600 raised – it was worth it all! And Mr Arias won Pudsey…

Daily Bulletin – November 20th 2017 - 19th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 57 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN            Monday 20 November 2017   ALL YEARS Can all ESSP athletes meet with Mr Quinn on Tuesday Lunchtime, 1.10pm for an update on the ESSP programme. Please come down to the P.E base first thing at lunch on Tuesday.   International Men’s Day – 19th November Linlithgow Academy’s Amnesty […]

Daily Bulletin – November 17th 2017 - 16th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 56 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN            Friday 17 November 2017   ALL YEARS International Men’s Day – 19th November Linlithgow Academy’s Amnesty International take equality very seriously. In March we celebrated International Women’s Day by celebrating some remarkable women and choosing Michelle Obama to be our ‘Linlithgow Woman of the Year’. This week we want […]

Daily Bulletin – November 16th 2017 - 15th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 55 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN            Thursday 16 November 2017   ALL YEARS   Playwright’s Club will take place today in C9 at 13:30.   Shoe-box Appeal Thank you to everyone who handed in filled shoe-boxes, single items and money donations.  We received 151 shoe-boxes in total, with Watt house handing in the most. Bell […]

S1 Parents’ Evening 16/11 – letter and layout - 15th Nov, 2017

Letter of welcome and instructions!

Road Safety – Request from Mrs Jarvis - 15th Nov, 2017

Dear parent / carer , I am writing to request your support in promoting road safety over the winter months. Good road sense is important at all times of the year but especially during the winter months when it is dark and the roads can be slippy with rain or ice. We have had concerns from […]

Parent Council Meeting – Tuesday 21st November - 14th Nov, 2017

The next meeting of the Parent Council will be held on Tuesday 21st November 2017 at 7pm in the LA Library.  This meeting will be preceded by a tour of the school’s new laboratory facilities. Please meet at the Library at 18:30 if you wish to join the tour.   All parents/carers are very welcome to attend […]

Daily Bulletin – November 15th 2017 - 14th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 534 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN            Wednesday 15 November 2017   ALL YEARS Pudsey ears and pens!: There will be a stall on Thursday at break outside the crush hall selling Pudsey goodies.  Raffle tickets will also be on sale. Pens are £2 and ears are £2.50.  All money raised will go towards the schools […]

Daily Bulletin – November 14th 2017 - 13th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 53 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN            Tuesday 14 November 2017   ALL YEARS **NEW SKI CLUB** A new ski club starting on Friday 24th Nov – Fri 15th December at Polmont Ski Slope. If you are interested please collect a permission form from Mr Quinn at P.E base and hand back in ASAP.   CHOIR […]

S2 Construction Challenge - 13th Nov, 2017

November 9th: 10 S2 students (see attached pictures) from the Design & Technology Department competed at the Construction & Built Environment Challenge Heats at West Lothian College. The Construction and Built Environment Challenge is a chance for students from Edinburgh and the Lothian’s to learn about a variety of exciting careers available within Design & […]

Daily Bulletin – November 13th 2017 - 12th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 52 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN            Monday 13 November 2017   ALL YEARS Stonewall bake sale on Wednesday 15th November at break outside the assembly hall. We are fundraising to buy some LGBT friendly books for the library. Thanks in advance for your support!   Girls Football: Can the following pupils please attend a short […]

Daily Bulletin – November 10th 2017 - 9th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 51 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN S5/6 ASSEMBLY            Friday 10 November 2017   ALL YEARS Girls Football: Can the following pupils please attend a short meeting at the start of break on Monday 13th November, in the PE classroom: Aimee Cockburn (S4), Catriona Burns (S4), Beth Hopwood (S6), Laura Hopwood (S6), Kirsty Barnes (S6), Lucy […]

FLAG – a chance to go on exchange - 8th Nov, 2017

Daily Bulletin – November 9th 2017 - 8th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 50 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN S4 ASSEMBLY            Thursday 9 November 2017   ALL YEARS The Biology department love all the entries to the Nature photography competition and have made the difficult decision of choosing a winner. The winner is Jessica Bromhead!!! Please come to Miss Hynd’s room (B3) to collect your prize. Everyone who […]

Daily Bulletin – November 8th 2017 - 7th Nov, 2017

ISSUE 49 PUPIL NEWS BULLETIN S3 ASSEMBLY            Wednesday 8 November 2017   ALL YEARS The Biology department love all the entries to the Nature photography competition and have made the difficult decision of choosing a winner. The winner is Jessica Bromhead!!! Please come to Miss Hynd’s room (B3) to collect your prize. Everyone who […]

WL School Dance Competition - 7th Nov, 2017

Last week we posted about the success of our dancers in the West Lothian Schools Dance competition. All points for the schools’ sports accumulate and we are wanting to win this year. We’ve had a great start, and the dancers did us proud. #TeamLinAc – movin’ it! The judges feedback was excellent. The junior team […]

March 2018

S6 Hoodies and Yearbooks - 13th Mar, 2018

The last day for orders and payments will be this Friday, 16th March. There are a number of people, listed below, who have not yet paid for either the hoodie or the year book. Payments need to be made through iPay. All the details are here: http://www.linlithgowacademy.org/s6-yearbook-hoodies/ Once you have put the item ‘in the […]

Neil’s Hugs Foundation - 8th Mar, 2018

Neil’s Hugs Foundation is a new West Lothian-based charity set up after the founder lost her son, Neil, who was 32, to suicide. Neil’s mother felt there was very little support available at a time when she felt most vulnerable. The Charity’s Aims are: To support family members or friends who are struggling to cope with […]

Foodbank Dress Down Day – Foodbank! - 8th Mar, 2018

Tomorrow we are asking pupils to come to school ‘dressed down’ and that they bring a food item for the West Lothian Foodbank rather than the normal £1 donation. There are families within Linlithgow and our catchment for whom the foodbank is a lifesaver: and it’s not difficult to support. A (Morrison’s home brand) tin […]

Expressive Arts Show 2018 - 7th Mar, 2018

EXPRESSIVE ARTS SHOW 2018 RESCHEDULED! Due to the weather last week the Expressive Arts Show has been postponed until Wednesday 18th April. We hope that all performers and models can still take part on this new date however if there are any issues please see a member of the Art Department. Any ticket sales will be kept […]

Medicine Practical Day - 7th Mar, 2018

Applican will be hosting a practical day for students thinking about a career in Medicine in Edinburgh on 7th April 2018. This day is suitable for all current N4, N5, Higher and Advanced Higher students. The price is £5/ticket and we are working on a first come, first served policy. Practical Day Booklet The booking for the event […]

Uniformity again! - 7th Mar, 2018

As the snow melts further, normal uniform rules apply again. Friday 9th is a dress down day – the ‘price’ for wearing non-uniform is a food item donated to the foodbank at Registration.

More news from the Library - 5th Mar, 2018

The winner of the second Scottish Teenage Book Prize has just been announced. http://scottishbooktrust.com/learning/teachers-librarians/the-scottish-teenage-book-prize/winner-video-2018 We had a group of enthusiastic readers judging their favourite of the three nominated titles.   Our vote ended in a tie between ‘Children of Icarus’ by Caighlan Smith and ‘Welcome to nowhere’ by Elizabeth Laird. The winner of the inaugural Scottish Teenage Book […]

Scottish Cup Quarter Final - 5th Mar, 2018

Our Senior Girls’ team will be playing in the Scottish Cup Quarter Final against Cults Academy, at the Linlithgow Xcite centre, 2pm next Monday. Got it? Quarter Final! Home tie – at the leisure centre! 2pm. Next Monday. Let’s hear the roar!

Spring Litter Pick - 5th Mar, 2018

Scottish Youth Parliament – opinions wanted - 5th Mar, 2018

The West Lothian Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament want your input on how they should vote at the upcoming SYP sitting in March. Please fill in this short survey to have your voice heard at a national level. YoungScot rewards members will get a code for 25 points after completion! https://wlmsyps.typeform.com/to/feItW5

World Book Day Token winner - 5th Mar, 2018

Cameron Cassidy (S3) has won the book token offered for World Book Day which slipped by like a primary school child on a sledge. The quotation: “I never could get the hang of Thursdays,” is said by Arthur Dent, in a pub, with Ford Prefect as they wait for the Vogons to blow up the […]

Sportathon news - 5th Mar, 2018

Due to adverse weather we have decided to postpone this Friday’s Sportathon until May. This will allow us to involve more activities and more pupils. We will be in touch with a date shortly. Pupils who have handed in forms will automatically gain a place for the future date.

World Book Day news from the Library - 5th Mar, 2018

Last Thursday was scheduled as World Book Day.  For obvious reasons events to mark the occasion had to be postponed.  However better late than never! This session, the Stonewall Group have been discussing the increasing number of teenage books which tackle LGBT issues.  As a result the pupils drew up a wish list of titles […]

Dress Down Day for Foodbank - 5th Mar, 2018

Friday 9th March is Dress Down Day to help support our local food bank. This has been rescheduled owing to the snow days. Please can dress down and bring an item of food. These will be collected on Monday morning by a team from the Foodbank. What is the Foodbank?

Monday 5th March – School Open as Usual - 4th Mar, 2018

Come on back we are open! Whilst the building is warm and dry, travel might not be. So, at this point a ‘top half’ only uniform will apply. We expect shirts, ties and jerseys as usual, but please wear what you need to stay warm and dry en route to school in terms of the ‘bottom half’ including […]

February 2018

“I never could get the hang of Thursdays…” - 28th Feb, 2018

With the second day of closure tomorrow, we are sure that #TeamLinAc will be working away at the homework, assignments and various other tasks that have been suggested to them. However, March 1st is also WORLD BOOK DAY. So, why not DEAR? Drop Everything And Read. It might be a physics book. It might be […]

School Closure: Thursday 1st March - 28th Feb, 2018

All West Lothian Council schools and nurseries will remain closed on Thursday 1 March. The weather alert level has been raised to red, with further adverse weather expected from 3pm today (Wednesday 28 February) until 10am on Thursday. Further updates will be provided tomorrow.

SCHOOL CLOSURE DUE TO WEATHER - 28th Feb, 2018

The Academy will be closed today, Wed 28th Feb. owing to severe weather. Pupils are able to work from home using materials set up through Milk and Glow. Sites like BBC Bitesize & @SCHOLARuk will also be useful, especially for Senior pupils.

Linlithsnow – work in adverse weather - 27th Feb, 2018

Remember that Linlithsnow can be accessed from the school website. Instructions, and WLC “WinterReady” can be found here

School Transport in Adverse Weather - 27th Feb, 2018

Parents are advised that it is important to be aware that transport may not operate in adverse weather conditions – and they should have a contingency plan in place should the buses not pick-up as normal. Please ensure that your child / children are aware of what to do should the bus not pick them […]

Nat 5 / Higher Music Performance Exams - 27th Feb, 2018

The timetable for the music practical exams is here or attached below:

S6 Group photos - 27th Feb, 2018

The S6 group photos are now available on the Tempest website. The link is here

Dress Down for Foodbank! - 27th Feb, 2018

Friday 9th March is Dress Down Day to help support our local food bank. This has been rescheduled owing to the snow days. Please can dress down and bring an item of food. These will be collected on Monday morning by a team from the Foodbank. What is the Foodbank?

Cycling with Cameron! - 22nd Feb, 2018

Cameron Mason, S6, ended his 2017/18 Cyclocross season in style. He not only successfully defended his Scottish Junior Champions jersey but went on to win the British Cycling Junior National Cyclocross Series. His European racing went well too with further trips to Belgium and a season top result of 14th at the Telenet Superprestige, Hoogstraten […]

Hockey match this Saturday - 22nd Feb, 2018

We are playing Bouroughmuir at Meggetland in Edinburgh. Bus is leaving at 7.45 sharp! Games will start at 9 then follow on from there.

Ross Preston – Photography Winner - 21st Feb, 2018

Ross Preston (S4) won the Junior Section Best Overall and Best Nature in South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture’s Annual Photography Competition. Details here in the Daily Record: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/west-lothian-teenager-scoops-top-12037165  

Sports Results Update - 21st Feb, 2018

Over the last few weeks we’ve had some great sporting results: Swimmers at the Scottish championships… Katie Taylor Gold in the 400m Individual medley & Silver in the 200m butterfly Liam Murphy – 4th in 200m and 5th in 100m breaststroke   WL Badminton Championships… We were 3rd overall as a school and had individual […]

Crafters’ Sale in Broxburn - 20th Feb, 2018

Citizenship Week 2018 - 18th Feb, 2018

Here’s a powerpoint of what’s going on this week, with the links that you’ll need to actively take part in the week’s events. Citizenship Week

LAA Meeting, this Thursday! - 18th Feb, 2018

There is a LAA meeting  – 7pm Thursday 22nd Feb  in  Room A23 ( Modern Languages near front door ). If you’ve not heard of LAA, click on the link below and find out what this wonderful group gets up to. LAA

Pupil Support updates - 16th Feb, 2018

S4 Citizenship Day – Wednesday 21st Feb. Morning only – pupils follow normal timetable pds 6&7. Go to registration as normal and then meet in the Social area at the beginning of period 1 S4 Course Choice interviews next week – deadline for return of signed forms for those who wish/need to change courses for […]

Hockey Club Training - 15th Feb, 2018

There will be a training session on Saturday morning for S1-S6 at 9.30-11. #TeamLinAc – let’s go!

Alex Ball, CycloCross success - 15th Feb, 2018

#TeamLinAc’s own Alex Ball won at the last round of the Scottish cyclocross series at Strathclyde Park on Sunday 4th Feb, which was the last round in the series. He also came second overall in the series achieving one of the goals that he set himself at the start of the season. Well done, Alex! […]

Katie Taylor, Swimming Success - 15th Feb, 2018

At the Scottish Schools (27thJan), Katie Taylor won the 400m IM and also was 2nd in the 200m butterfly. The previous weekend was Round 3 of the East District Championships, a competition spread over three weekends. Katie won Top Girl in the 17+ age group, the 4th year in a row she won this, (marking victory each and […]

Online Maths Help - 15th Feb, 2018

Sales Agility Appreticeship Meeting - 15th Feb, 2018

Sales Agility are looking for talented youngsters for future employment through Modern Apprenticeship and/or Graduate Level Apprenticeship.  Jenni McDonald who works for Sales Agility would be keen to meet with S3-6 pupils to tell them a bit more about the company and the various career paths that can be available. Jenni is keen to speak with pupils who have […]

LEAPS Parents’ Information Evening - 15th Feb, 2018

We are holding a LEAPS S5 Parents’ Information Evening – for parents and carers of S5 LEAPS-eligible pupils in March. The event will be relevant to parents and carers of S5 LEAPS-eligible pupils. (More information about LEAPS, including eligibility criteria, can be found at www.leapsonline.org.)

Valentine’s and Cake – perfect combo! - 8th Feb, 2018

‘LinArt’ our Business Enterprise Group have been busy in Home Economics preparing for a Valentines Bake Sale. Please come and support their fundraising event on Wednesday 14 February at break in the Crush Hall (outside the Assembly Hall). Fantastic goodies available for sale such as cupcakes, shortbread, chocolate, and heart badges. Remember to bring in […]

National Healthcare Careers Weekend - 5th Feb, 2018

January 2018

Football Star of the Future - 31st Jan, 2018

#TeamLinAc has some amazing football talent. The latest signing is Aimee Cockburn, who has been accepted for the Hibs U19 team. This is an amazing achievement for a 15yr old! Well done, Aimee – we’re very proud of you!

Burgh Beautiful – Gardens - 31st Jan, 2018

Burgh Beautiful – Gardening Competition for Young People in Linlithgow We are excited about launching our 1st Gardening Competition for young people.  We hope it will generate a lot of interest and passion plus involvement with many. Please would you circulate the attached Flier, Notes & Entry Form and Seed suggestions through your emailing system and […]

Holocaust Memorial 26th January - 31st Jan, 2018

Holocaust Memorial event at Howden Park Centre.  Friday 26thJanuary The Power of Words “A great reminder that those who are ignorant to history are destined to repeat it and we, as the younger generation have a responsibility to keep the memories alive” On Friday 26th January, 2018 ten senior pupils accompanied by Mr Clark and Mrs […]

Higher English Masterclass Programme 2018 - 26th Jan, 2018

The West Lothian Higher English Masterclass Programme starts on the 9th of February. It runs from 1.00pm until 2.30pm We are hosting the events, which also run on 23rd Feb, 16th & 30th March and 20th April. These are an invaluable resource of material and revision, as well as time to ask the questions that […]

S6 Photos - 25th Jan, 2018

S6 school photos will be taken next Friday (2nd Feb) Make sure you’re in full uniform and looking your best!

Higher Music Practicals Timetable - 25th Jan, 2018

 

Career Info Session - 24th Jan, 2018

S3 Parents’ Evening Layout - 23rd Jan, 2018

Please see the layout of the sports’ hall for tomorrow night’s Parents’ Evening.

BBC Bitesize Mindset - 23rd Jan, 2018

  BBC are looking for 16-24 year olds to be part of a new campaign We are looking for people who have taken different routes, maybe things have not gone to plan, or you didn’t get the results you needed/expected. • Have you had to retake GCSE/Highers? • Did your A Levels not go to plan? […]

Linlithgow Arts Guild Concert – Feb 3rd - 23rd Jan, 2018

WORLD-LEADING PIANIST TO PLAY IN LINLITHGOW  – STEVEN OSBORNE   One of the world’s top pianists, Steven Osborne, is coming to play in Linlithgow on Saturday 3rd February. His programme will feature three sonatas by Beethoven interspersed with intermezzos by Brahms. The concert is at Linlithgow Academy on Saturday 3rd February at 7.30pm. Staged by Linlithgow Arts Guild, it […]

Strathpuffer update - 23rd Jan, 2018

Abbie and Finn Mason successfully completed their 1st (& probably not their last!) ‘Puffer’. They met their goal of 12 laps (6 each) and came 63rd out of 95 pairs competing. Given their ages and the conditions we think that’s a fantastic achievement. #TeamLinAc – cycling stars! Event summary: “24 hours 17.5 hours in darkness […]

Young Carers Awareness Day – 25th January - 23rd Jan, 2018

Young Carers Awareness Day (on the 25th).  There is a display in the foyer with information on what a young carer is and details about the YC service. A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who looks after someone in their family because they are ill, disabled, has a mental health issue or drug […]

‘Strathpuffer’ – Mountain Bike Extreme - 18th Jan, 2018

Abbie and Finn Mason are both taking part in the ‘Strathpuffer’: a 24 hour mountain bike endurance event taking place over the weekend just north of Strathpeffer. They are riding as a pair and will ride alternate laps of an 11km course for 24 hours starting on Saturday morning until Sunday morning. They’ve trained hard […]

YPI Award 2018 - 17th Jan, 2018

The Youth Philanthropy Initiative offer £3,000 to schools to be given to a local charity. S5 pupils participate in this through S5 PSE.  They form groups, choose a charity to support and must justify to a judging panel why their charity should win the £3,000. The more informative and imaginative the presentation, the more likely […]

News from Pupil Support - 16th Jan, 2018

West Lothian College will start taking applications for next session from midday tomorrow, Wednesday 17th S4 Careers day – postponed from December, will now take place on Thursday 25th January.

S2 Construction Challenge - 16th Jan, 2018

On Thursday 10/1/2018, 10 of our S2 students (see attached pictures) from the Design & Technology Department competed at the Construction & Built Environment Challenge (CABEC) Grand Final at Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Following on from our success at the Construction and Built Environment Challenge Heats at West Lothian College on Thursday 9th November, our students […]

Relationships and Sexual Health Survey - 9th Jan, 2018

‘Relationships and Sexual Health Survey’ for young people in schools. The purpose of the survey is to gauge young people’s knowledge on HIV and their experiences of SHARE lessons. The link here will lead you to a survey. If you take part in the survey you will have the opportunity to enter into a prize draw for […]

Careers Evening - 9th Jan, 2018

Linlithgow Academy are hosting a Careers Evening on Thursday 11th January from 6-8pm, in the school Sports Hall.  All parents/carers and their children are invited to attend – it is never too early or too late to plan the next step. This is in addition to the Senior Phase Course Choice information sessions for S3 […]

#TeamLinAc WoW Ambassadors - 8th Jan, 2018

West Lothian is rightly proud that each and every High School has a set of World of Work Ambassadors. These Ambassadors are there to act as peer advocates within their schools for Scotland’s careers web service. For #TeamLinAc, the gang of 5 are: Stephanie Williams, Beth Norwell, Eve Anthony, Karen McCallum, and Katie Stewart. Four of […]

Well done and Good Luck to our Sporting greats! - 8th Jan, 2018

Katie Taylor (pictured below) with her Top Girl Trophy from this year’s West Lothian Schools Swimming. Katie will go on to compete and hopefully medal in January’s Scottish schools finals – we wish her all the very best (and promise to keep you all updated!) In other sport, Annabel Skuse has gone from strength to […]

Views of Linlithgow - 8th Jan, 2018

The Autism Resource Team recently created their own views of Linlithgow Palace. Clearly, #TeamLinAc has some excellent artists in training!

Strasburg Trip – December 2017 - 8th Jan, 2018

At the start of December, the Modern Languages Dept took a group to visit the city of Strasburg. A beautiful city – and a great visit. Certainly looks like #TeamLinAc had a good time.

Music Concert at Linlithgow Care Centre - 7th Jan, 2018

For the musicians of #TeamLinAc, the run-up to Christmas is a busy, hectic, time. The Christmas Concerts (at school and at St Michael’s Parish Church) are a mainstay of the calendar. Mr McDowell led the jazz band through a (critically acclaimed) performance during the Christmas lunch; and there is the annual visit to the Linlithgow […]

December 2017

S1 Christmas Ceilidh - 19th Dec, 2017

The Annual Ceilidh was a marvellous afternoon for our S1s, yesterday. Congratulations to the PE staff for organising such a great event once again.  The pupils were beaming from ear to ear as they danced. Mrs Jarvis commented: Its an important life skill to be able to tackle a Canadian Barn Dance with confidence and, […]

Wee bit of a different result - 18th Dec, 2017

At the start of the month, our rugby team was well beaten by their opponents from Ross High in East Lothian. Well, the S2 Football team have extracted a little bit of revenge on behalf of their older brothers, winning 4-1 against Ross High School in Tranent this afternoon. This means that they are now […]

Lunch Changes - 18th Dec, 2017

We have recently welcomed a new Kitchen Supervisor to Linlithgow Academy and as part of the measures to try and improve the queues we are again asking that pupils use their Young Scot Card to pay for items at the tills.   In the new term, if pupils do not use their Young Scot Card, they […]

Christmas Jumper Day - 18th Dec, 2017

Through our Christmas Jumpers, we raised £350 for Save the Children! Thanks to everyone who participated. The winners of the ‘Best Jumper’ were: Mrs Bryson Ruby Cardie 1K2 And Marc Cunningham 3K1. But there was stiff competition!  

Christmas Dinner 2018 - 17th Dec, 2017

Published just before the date changed – but the menu is still the same. TUESDAY is CHRISTMAS DINNER DAY! Last year we had the lunch over two sittings to accommodate our increased school roll – it worked well so we intend to do the same again this year. Arrangements for the day are: Period 1 –  4 […]

Youth Exchange – Germany - 14th Dec, 2017

The Youth Exchange Programme involving West Lothian and Hochsauerlandkreis has been running since 1972 and is supported by partners West Lothian Council and the Twinning Association. Youth exchange programmes play a vital role in promoting friendship, cultural experiences and developing a world view. CLD Youth Services is recruiting young people to take part in this […]

Social Bite - 12th Dec, 2017

The school’s Stonewall group are delivering Christmas cards and candy canes round the school next week to raise money for Social Bite who provide Christmas dinner to homeless people. The charity recently held a fundraising sleepout in Edinburgh. For anyone who is wanting to give to this cause, there is a donation page here.

Christmas Jumpers – Dec 15th - 12th Dec, 2017

It’s the annual Christmas Jumper day this Friday. Donate £1 and wear your Christmas jumper (its not a full dress down day, so pupils should still be in school uniform). There will be a prize for the best 3 jumpers, which staff can win as well! All money raised goes towards Save The Children.

Cameron’s still wheelie good! - 11th Dec, 2017

Cameron Mason, S6, has continued to build on his early success at the beginning of the Cyclocross season. 2 weeks ago Cameron was down near London for Round 4 of the National Series where, with 2 laps to go,  a carefully timed attack took him to first place and the overall series leader jersey. At […]

S2 Christmas Trade Fair - 8th Dec, 2017

In our S2 Business Enterprise classes, pupils have been busy planning their business ventures for the Christmas Trade Fair for next week: Wednesday 13 December in the Assembly Hall at lunchtime. Please come and support the young Entrepreneurs and buy your Christmas presents/stocking fillers at bargain prices!! Don’t miss out!!

Music Concert Rehersals - 8th Dec, 2017

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS! Please see the attached rehearsal schedules for Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th December concerts! Make sure you know when your rehearsals are!

Sports update - 7th Dec, 2017

Sport, as many have commented, can be full of ups and downs. Last night, the u-18 rugby team took on Ross High from East Lothian in the Scottish Schools Bowl Final. Though #TeamLinAc played well, Ross High proved the stronger side and ran out convincing winners 58-5. However, on the upside, it’s a well done […]

Amnesty Prezi - 7th Dec, 2017

One of our S2 Amnesty students, Ellen Beard, created this fantastic presentation as we are beginning to gear up to a campaign about disabled rights and attitudes from pupils in the school. Ellen is the group’s issues officer and she delivered her presentation with good composure, pacing, with anecdotes from her own experience. Please have […]

UCAS Applications - 5th Dec, 2017

Due to essential maintenance, UCAS Apply will be unavailable from 20:00 on 15 December 2017 until 17 December 2017.   This is outwith the school’s control.  Should any applications be outstanding, they will not be actioned until 18 December.   Please see Heads of House to ensure all applications are sent before the end of term.

S2 Parents’ Night - 4th Dec, 2017

Looking forward to seeing parents tonight. Here’s the layout of the sports hall, so you can guide yourself around.

November 2017

Enterprising Maths – still top 10! - 30th Nov, 2017

Enterprising Maths is an annual inter schools competition held at the Glasgow Science Centre.  Each council can send 2 finalist schools to compete.  We won our local heat to qualify. There are 5 rounds at the finals that assess different things such as logic puzzles, problem solving, numeracy, mathematics etc. 69 schools took part in […]

Tom Barclay – an actor of note - 29th Nov, 2017

We received a great letter the other day praising #TeamLinAc’s Tom Barclay. Over the last 5 months, Tom has been involved in a production at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow – the highest grossing amateur show in the history of the theatre, no less! Tom was double cast in one of the leading roles and has […]

ARB inspired by Matisse - 29th Nov, 2017

The junior members of #TeamLinAc’s ARB have been studying Henri Matisse in their Art lessons and, drawing inspiration from his works (like the Snail) they have produced their own pieces.  

Foodbank Collection Point - 29th Nov, 2017

We have a collection point for West Lothian Foodbank at the side of the main door. Have you seen it? It often has things inside it, but as this article from Trussell Trust suggests, it’ll need to be a lot more full over the next few weeks, if demand for services is to be met. […]

Rugby Cup Final - 29th Nov, 2017

Our U18 Rugby team have reached the Scottish Bowl Final! It’s on Wednesday 6th December at 6pm on the back pitches at Murrayfield against Ross High School from East Lothian. We’d like as many supporters as possible to cheer the team on so get involved! #TeamLinAc – make some noise!

A quick riposte – Fencing success - 28th Nov, 2017

The Scottish Secondary Schools Fencing Championships were held at the Academy this weekend, hosted by our community partners, Wallace Fencing Academy. The #TeamLinAc fencers competed across three swords (epee, foil and sabre) which require three very different styles of fighting, and gained the following places. Places are listed for swords – epee, foil, then sabre. […]

Panto fun in Linlithgow - 27th Nov, 2017

Our community partners, the Linlithgow Players are presenting a panto in January. Details in the poster below.

U-15 Boys football - 27th Nov, 2017

The U-15s smashed 7 goals past Bathgate on Friday (following on from their 16-2 demolition of Beeslack HS at the start of the month). Cameron Walker and Kai Whyte scored a brace with James Dunlop David Gibb and Luke Cameron scoring the other three. Their next match is 1st December at HOME against Craigmount HS […]

Maths Higher Masterclasses - 24th Nov, 2017

There will be a number of Master Classes for Maths, starting in December. These will be as follows: 7th December – Differentiation 11th January – Integration 8th February – Circle 1st March – Vectors 15th March – Trigonometry 19th April – Exam prep 1 26th April – Exam prep 2 All sessions are on a […]

Song Writing in the Music Dept. - 23rd Nov, 2017

The National 4/5 Music classes enjoyed having James McKay come in for a Song Writing session. Eilidh Hall writes: The other day we were given a presentation on composition and song writing by a pleasant gentleman named James. He told us the story of his life, his career and how music has been significant to […]

S6 Yearbooks and Hoodies 2018 Leavers - 22nd Nov, 2017

This year, the yearbook and hoodie orders have gone online! Every S6 student will receive an invitation (from Mr Hay) to join a Glow sharepoint called: “Yearbook and Hoodie Order 2017-18” This invitation will appear in the mail box of your Glow account. If you’ve forgotten your Glow password, then please see Mr Hay during […]

Sports Update - 22nd Nov, 2017

We’re a sporty crew – and there is always something on! The senior girls’ football team beat Lasswade 8-0 to progress to the next round of the Scottish Shield! We won S3/4 rugby! We won the Giant Heptathlon (qualifying for the Scottish Athletics East Region event in February!) We were 2nd in the senior girls […]

#TeamLinAc – Generous Givers - 20th Nov, 2017

We have received 151 shoeboxes this year; Bell – 36 Kelvin – 44 Watt – 71 🎉 That’s 151 children who will be happier this Christmas. Well done!

History success for Katie - 20th Nov, 2017

Katie McGhee (S5) has come runner up in a Scottish History Network essay writing prize for a piece she wrote on the role of Scotland in the Great War. As well as having her essay published in Scottish History magazine, she’s won a one year membership of Historic Scotland, and Blackwells book tokens. The competition […]

Jess Gillam Concert 9th December - 19th Nov, 2017

Saturday December 9th will see Jess Gillam play in concert at the Academy, thanks to our friends over at Linlithgow Arts Guild. Recent concerts in England have received these reviews: “A little lady but a giant figure” “Fantastic saxophonist – Unusual combination – Very good performance” “Splendid extravaganza of sound! FAB!” “It was inspirational” Olivia, […]

Children in Need 2017 - 19th Nov, 2017

Pudsey always creates a sense of the silly at Linlithgow – but with over £1600 raised – it was worth it all! And Mr Arias won Pudsey…

Road Safety – Request from Mrs Jarvis - 15th Nov, 2017

Dear parent / carer , I am writing to request your support in promoting road safety over the winter months. Good road sense is important at all times of the year but especially during the winter months when it is dark and the roads can be slippy with rain or ice. We have had concerns from […]

S2 Construction Challenge - 13th Nov, 2017

November 9th: 10 S2 students (see attached pictures) from the Design & Technology Department competed at the Construction & Built Environment Challenge Heats at West Lothian College. The Construction and Built Environment Challenge is a chance for students from Edinburgh and the Lothian’s to learn about a variety of exciting careers available within Design & […]

FLAG – a chance to go on exchange - 8th Nov, 2017

WL School Dance Competition - 7th Nov, 2017

Last week we posted about the success of our dancers in the West Lothian Schools Dance competition. All points for the schools’ sports accumulate and we are wanting to win this year. We’ve had a great start, and the dancers did us proud. #TeamLinAc – movin’ it! The judges feedback was excellent. The junior team […]

U-15 Boys Football - 5th Nov, 2017

Our boys won their second round Scottish cup match 16-2 against Beeslack High School. Cameron Walker scored 9 (yes, nine!) goals. It was a great game and a very strong team performance from the boys. Well done, lads. #TeamLinAc into the 3rd round! 2. Connor Brown 3.Kenzie McKinnon 5. David Gibb 6. Marc Fraser 7. Kai Whyte […]

WL Schools Dance Competition - 2nd Nov, 2017

Last night was the annual West Lothian Dance competition held at Howden Park. Both junior and senior teams worked very hard to choreograph dances that were eye catching, explosive and well executed. The PE Department were all very proud off what they achieved and how they worked together over a number of weeks. A special […]

Hockey Games this weekend - 2nd Nov, 2017

Games on Saturday at home against Balerno: Seniors at 9am meet 8.30am sharp   S2/3 game at 10am meet at 9.30am sharp   S1 game at 11am meet at 10.45am sharp Home games, #TeamLinAc – go and give them a cheer!  

October 2017

Bright Red – £10 offer - 31st Oct, 2017

S4 – ready for Thursday!

Update for Cameron Mason - 28th Oct, 2017

It’s been a very busy October for Cameron Mason S6. At the beginning of the month Cameron competed in the first of the Scottish Cyclocross series, taking top spot on the podium. The week after he travelled to Derby to compete in the first round of the British National Cyclocross series. Cameron put in a […]

SSSA Dual Slalom - 28th Oct, 2017

SSSA – Scottish Schools Snowsports Association – held its dual slalom competition at the indoor ski slope at Braehead, Glasgow, last week. This was Linlithgow Academy’s first entry into this competition (#TeamLinAc – SnowSports!). Well done to all! Watch out for the start of the new ski club!! #TeamLinAc at the SSSA Dual Slalom: Gordon […]

McMillan Lunch - 28th Oct, 2017

Staff Event – McMillan Cancer Care Lunch The academy staff combined an end-of-term social celebration with a charity fund raising event held at close of school on Friday, 13th October. A sandwich lunch, prepared by the social committee, was followed by a selection of home-baking contributed by numerous members of staff. The tombola and other […]

S1 Trading Trainers - 24th Oct, 2017

S1 pupils will be out of class at various points over the next two days  to take part in a Citizenship activity – ‘Trading Trainers’. This event is designed to give them an increased awareness of human rights, group working and numeracy skills.   P2-3 P6-7 Wed 25th Oct 1K1 / 1W3 1B1 / 1K2 […]

Blood Donations in Linlithgow - 24th Oct, 2017

Are you able to give blood? Donations can be made next week in Linlithgow.

Bendy Man Safety Warning - 24th Oct, 2017

IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING   Bendy Man Clocks   We are writing to alert you to a potential safety issue with the Bendy Man clocks which, according to our records, have been distributed to children at your school since January 2017.   There is a manufacturing problem with some clocks in the latest batch meaning that […]

Mr Mac wins Top Prize - 23rd Oct, 2017

Our own Mr Mac of the Drama department scooped top prizes at the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Awards on Saturday night. The international short story competition attracted over 400 entries from 20 countries, including more than 270 entries from writers in Scotland and 230 who qualified for the Isobel Lodge Award as unpublished writers […]

Dress Down Day Total - 13th Oct, 2017

The charity group counting donations for dress down…and coming out with a total of £1024.84 for penumbra Scotland. Well done, #TeamLinAc!

AH Biology Bake Off - 12th Oct, 2017

Advanced Higher Biology Bio Bake-Off! Last week the Advanced Higher classes made some fantastic cakes with a Biology theme. Their creativity and baking was put to the test by creating cakes that represented how the body works. Here are the amazing cakes the students made! They all choose very diverse areas to cover. First there […]

Biology Week - 12th Oct, 2017

This week is Biology Week and to celebrate, the Biology department have a couple of activities for you to get involved with! Photography competition – We are looking for your pictures of nature! To be in with a chance to win a prize post your photo on twitter and tag our Biology twitter page @LinlithgowBiol1. […]

Burgh Beautiful Posters - 12th Oct, 2017

The posters for the Burgh Beautiful Campaign are now around the town for all to see (and pay heed to!)

U19 Womens’ Football - 12th Oct, 2017

If you can overcome the fear of getting involved in another qualifier, then we have a match for you. October 17th – Northern Ireland U19s take on Portugal U19s, and #TeamLinAc will be there in the form of Beth Hopwood, who has been selected for the squad as goalkeeper. We’re very proud and ready to […]

S2 Inter-Disciplinary Learning - 12th Oct, 2017

During the course of the year, the S2s have been and will be involved in a Scottish Studies IDL project. This combines the skills of English, the sciences and Art. They have recently completed a block in English, where they researched and created brochures about something Scottish that has had a wider impact on communities […]

Hockey fund raising - 12th Oct, 2017

The Hockey club have had a very successful bingo evening on Wednesday this week, at the Rose Social Club, to raise funds for the hockey club. The team were great, working very hard throughout the evening serving and clearing up. We raised an amazing £1300 . It is hoped that this will be put towards […]

Children in Need Loyal Supporter - 11th Oct, 2017

  We’ve received a thank you from BBC Children in Need. “Dear Linlithgow Academy As one of our top school fundraisers for BBC Children in Need in 2016, we wish to say a big THANK YOU to the staff, pupils and wider school community for your loyal support offered to the charity…” This is a […]

Message from FM Services - 9th Oct, 2017

FROM: Operational Services / Facilities Management Crossing Patrol Guide absence note Unfortunately due to the current level of crossing patrol guide staff absence/s we are experiencing, at the moment we are unable to provide a crossing guide based at the location below. Mains Road at Cemetery, Linlithgow We would very much appreciate if you could […]

World Maths Day - 6th Oct, 2017

World Maths Day WMD takes place on Sunday the 15th of October this year. During week commencing the 9th of October there will be lots for pupils, staff and parents to get involved with. Pupils from S1 – S2 will be competing in the WMD games online. They will compete against pupils from all over […]

Book Amnesty 2017 - 5th Oct, 2017

Many departments are looking for copies of text books / novels that were borrowed earlier in the year (or in previous years) to help pupils through exams. It is possible that they are lurking in corners of your bedroom (or the bedroom of someone you know). If you come across a #TeamLinAc book, please bring […]

Ski Trip 2019 - 5th Oct, 2017

2019 SKI TRIP – CALLING ALL S2! Letters will be in S2 register folders tomorrow and any students interested in going should return consent forms and £100 deposit by Thursday 12th October. Places are limited to 40 so please get your slips in quickly! Any questions please see Mrs Leach (PE) or Ms Wright (Art).

Scottish Schools Snowsports - 5th Oct, 2017

On Tuesday 3rd October Linlithgow Academy won a silver medal at Polmonthill and have qualified for the SSSA finals at Braehead on 26th October. The team were as follows Gordon Maxwell, Leah Cameron, Eileen Anderson and Isabel Drago Ferrante. Unfortunately Gordon caught an edge on his first run and had to retire from the competition […]

Shoeboxes for Christmas - 4th Oct, 2017

  It’s time to start collecting shoeboxes again, and planning to make a difference to someone this Christmas, through Blythswood Care, providing gifts of everyday items to less fortunate people. Last year, the school contributed to the sending of 121, 474 shoeboxes which were distributed in Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia and […]

Hockey this Saturday - 4th Oct, 2017

Games on Saturday at home against Cliftonhall Seniors game at 9am S2-4 game at 10am Goodluck #TeamLinAc!

Bonfire Night: Fireworks Safety - 4th Oct, 2017

It’s nearly the season for fireworks, and we want all our community to be safe around fireworks. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have advice here

Scenes from the Autumn Concert - 2nd Oct, 2017

Last Thursday, the Music Department presented the community with another excellent concert. Congratulations to all who took part. #TeamLinAc – music for all!  

Modern Studies at the Scottish Parliament - 2nd Oct, 2017

On Wednesday 27th September, the Modern Studies department of Linlithgow Academy organised a school trip for all National 4, National 5 and Higher who are studying the subject. We departed the school at 9:00 in the morning on a bus to go to the Scottish Parliament. We spent an hour on the bus arriving at […]

Linlithgow Arts Guild concert 7th Oct - 2nd Oct, 2017

Saturday’s concert at Linlithgow Academy features music by Telemann, JS Bach and CPE Bach, for recorders, flute, viola da gamba and harpsichord. The performers, Passacaglia Baroque Ensemble, are a top class professional group from the south of England.   The event is particularly suitable for anyone learning an instrument or studying music. It’s free for school pupils accompanied by […]

September 2017

Sports Captains 2017/18 - 28th Sep, 2017

The PE department have completed the process to choose the Sports Captains for 2017-2018. We are very pleased to announce that the following pupils have been appointed following an application form and interview. We are very excited about the 6 captains and very much look forward to working with them over the year. 2017-2018 Sports […]

Saturday’s Hockey Matches - 28th Sep, 2017

Games against Boroughmuir at Meggatland: Seniors at 9am S2/3 at 10am Bus leaves sharp 7.45am from school bus car park.   Good luck #TeamLinAc!

Golf news - 27th Sep, 2017

Yesterday was the West Lothian Golf Championships. Our team, Tom Watson (not that one, but one just as good), Sean Benson, Alexander Reid, Alistair Marshall, Sam Thomas, Matthew Wallace, Callum Brown, and Eva Woodward, came 2nd overall. Results: 1st James Young 2nd Linlithgow 3rd Deans Well done to all involved! #TeamLinAc – ready for the Open!

Secondary Schools Sports – 2017/18: RUGBY - 26th Sep, 2017

Last Friday (22nd) saw the Schools’ rugby competition, hosted at Linlithgow Rugby Club. We had two teams – S1 / S2 and S3 / S4. The S1/S2 team won all three of their pool matches, only to be beaten into second place by St Margaret’s Academy in the ‘Final’. The S3/S4 team also found St […]

European Languages Day fun - 26th Sep, 2017

West Lothian Touch Rugby - 25th Sep, 2017

Some pupils from the school played for West Lothian’s first ever touch rugby team in their debut competition on Saturday at Stirling University, where the team gave a good account of themselves against vastly more experienced sides (some of which included Scottish internationals at touch!). Angharad Hopwood S6 Rhianwen Hopwood S4 Matthew Fairbanks S5 Lindsay […]

Music Rehearsals - 25th Sep, 2017

  Thursday’s concert rehearsal schedule Rehearsals: Period 2&3 – Orchestra Period 4&5 – Concert Band Period 6 – Camp Choir – mandatory for EVERYONE! Period 7 – Guitar group

Future AS5ET Conference 2017 - 24th Sep, 2017

On Friday four S5 girls (Jennifer Brown, Rose Easton, Jenny Rafferty, and Emily Evans) represented the school whilst attending the Future AS5ET conference in Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The aim of the conference is to inspire S5 girls by underlining the fact that gender should never be seen as a barrier to progress in whatever career […]

Scottish Maths Week at LA - 22nd Sep, 2017

Last week our S1 and S2 pupils took part in Scottish Maths Week.  The pupils were tasked with solving a riddle and presenting their answer in poster form.  The pupils had so much fun that Scottish Maths Week had to be extended.  We will upload some of our favourites when all the posters are in. 4 […]

Enterprising at Maths! - 22nd Sep, 2017

On Thursday 21st, a team of 4 S3 pupils participated in the Enterprising Maths Regional Qualifiers at West Calder High School. The competition involved a lot of Maths problem solving questions and our team (once again) did spectacularly! Out of the 9 schools in attendance our team came in FIRST place by an impressive margin!  They are […]

Curling Success - 21st Sep, 2017

Annabel Skuse (S5), was in the winning team last weekend for the first event of this season’s Scottish Under 21 Curling Championships.   As a result, her team have been selected to represent Scotland at two international events, one in Braehead (Nov 3-5) and the other in Copenhagen (Nov 23-26). Well done! #TeamLinAc – winter sports!

Chess Coaching – It Could be You! - 19th Sep, 2017

Excellence in Sport Programme - 19th Sep, 2017

Back in April, applications were invited for West Lothian’s Excellence in School Sport Programme. We are very proud to see that a number of our students have been selected. For those of you that are not overly familiar with ESSP, the programme aims to help our most talented sporting pupils to achieve their full potential […]

West Lothian Foodbank – Collection Point - 19th Sep, 2017

We now have a Foodbank Collection point in the foyer of the school. The West Lothian Foodbank gave 4022 emergency three-day parcels last year and are fulfilling an urgent need in the county. A link to their site can be found here. Currently, there is a specific shortage of certain items (listed below). Could you […]

Bronze it is… onto Silver? - 17th Sep, 2017

Our Duke of Edinburgh Bronze expedition has been successfully concluded! All students have passed the expedition aspect of the Bronze award. This is them tired but happy at the end of the 2nd day near Auchterarder! Joey, Owen, Emma, Ellie, Eilidh, Tess, Aidan, Daniel, Rosie, Annabel, Connor and Alastair.  Well done #TeamLinAc – hiking!

Goalie needed! - 13th Sep, 2017

There is an URGENT need for a new senior hockey goalie for the team. Coaching will be offered and there is a brand new goalie kit ready. Anyone interested should contact Mrs Leach in the PE department. #TeamLinAc – you shall not pass!

If I ruled Scotland - 13th Sep, 2017

  Back in April, the Hunter Foundation issued a challenge to the schools of Scotland to have pupils write an essay: “If you ruled the world…Oh okay then, Scotland… what would you change? All you have to do is write an essay that summarises what your school would do if you ran Scotland. What would you […]

Registration For Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble 2018 - 13th Sep, 2017

WANTED: Aspiring young theatre-makers and performers aged 16 – 25 for a national young company Auditions in the Borders, Shetland, Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow Scottish Youth Theatre is passionate about providing opportunities and training for young theatre-makers. So this October we are travelling the length and breadth of Scotland to audition young people aged […]

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze - 13th Sep, 2017

  #TeamLinAc goes hiking! A group of intrepid S4 explorers are leaving the safety of the school this weekend to complete their final expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award. Good luck, guys, from all of us here in the warmth! ​Tess Anderson Annabel Biddulph Emma Boles Daniel Canning Owen Craig Ellie Hutcheon Eilidh […]

The Linithgow App is here! - 10th Sep, 2017

Now you can be part of #TeamLinAc – with the App.

En Garde? - 8th Sep, 2017

Wallace Fencing Academy, who are one of our community partners are starting beginners’ classes. Details below, or here

YouTube video Channel - 6th Sep, 2017

Over the last few years, different departments have produced a number of videos that we’d love to share with folk. To that end, we’ve set up a YouTube Channel and the latest additions to that, from Art and Biology can be found using the QR codes below. Advanced Higher Biology students made animations to show […]

SSP Competition is on the road - 6th Sep, 2017

#ThisIsTheYear #TeamLinAc Having come so close with the Secondary School Sports last year, we’re off with a bang this year. Girls’ football was hosted at Armadale Academy on Tuesday night. Our S1-S3 team is new – and didn’t have a full squad – yet came 2nd in their group! The S4-S6s went one better and […]

RYLA – Rotary Youth - 5th Sep, 2017

Megan Mcleod and Adam Grant were involved in the RYLA Youth leadership camp over the summer holiday. They went to Abernethy outdoor centre and did some outdoor ed, team building and developed their leadership skills. On Tuesday (5th) they were at the Rotary lunch where they gave presentations on their experiences. Both acknowledged the challenges of […]

Linlithgow Folk Festival - 5th Sep, 2017

We’re hosting part of the folk festival over the next few days. Are you joining in? Festival Programme

Work Experience - 5th Sep, 2017

Anyone in S4-6 for whom this is their final year at the Academy and who have not had the opportunity of a week’s work experience yet, should pass their name to Mr Forrester by the end of this week.  

Catching Sarah Calvert - 4th Sep, 2017

Sarah Calvert (S5) was selected to compete at the 2017 School Games at Loughborough University from Thursday 31 August – Sunday 3 September 2017. This is a fantastic achievement, all the more so as Sarah came home with a silver medal in the 1500m. A star of the present and the future – well done […]

Chess Masterclass? - 4th Sep, 2017

The Chess club are looking for local players to challenge our most able pupils/help them prepare for tournaments/work on their game play. The chess team were very successful last year in the LJC competitions and have identified a need to work on closing games. We meet Wednesday lunchtimes 1.20-2pm and do not require a regular […]

S1 Role Play in English - 4th Sep, 2017

Mr Alexander’s S1 English class recently participated in creating a role playing novel in small groups for a group talk assessment, to allow pupils to show off their creative skills, and to provide an opportunity for pupils to know more about their peers’ learning styles. After selecting one of five possible starting scenarios the pupils created a […]

August 2017

Crafters Destash Sale - 31st Aug, 2017

Strathbrock Parish Church are holding a Crafters Destash Sale on Saturday 2nd September from 10am to 12.30pm in Strathbrock Church Hall, Uphall. This is not a craft fair, but a car boot sale for crafters.   Lots of crafters are clearing out their craft supplies to offer you some crafty bargains. Fabric, wool, card making, beads, ribbons, jewellery making […]

Youth Voice survey - 31st Aug, 2017

CLD Youth Services are currently carrying out a survey to find out how young people want their voices to be heard regarding issues that affect them. Do you know a young person aged 12-25 who lives, works or studies within West Lothian? Please encourage them to  go online and complete the following survey, we want […]

Employment Fayre in Bathgate - 30th Aug, 2017

Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop (FP parent!) is hosting an Employment Fayre at the Regal Theatre in Bathgate to encourage people to engage with local employers. The event will take place from 11am to 3pm on Friday, 8th September. Fiona commented; “This Employment Fayre is an opportunity for people in Bathgate and across the region to […]

Update from the Art Dept - 28th Aug, 2017

Starting back last week, the artists got stuck in quickly with their drawing – like they’ve never been away! #TeamLinAc is dedicated! In other Art department news, earlier this year, Eve Hanson won a Regional Prize through the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for her poster design. It can be seen here.  

Karate Bronze! - 28th Aug, 2017

Congratulations to Dylan Geldart in S3 for winning a Bronze Medal in the Kumite (fighting) category in Wishaw GrandPrix Karate competition.  

Secondary School Sports - 25th Aug, 2017

The new calendar for Secondary School Sports is out – and can be found on the website here. There are 43 events, giving pupils from the Academy ample opportunity to represent the school in competition with the other secondary schools in the county. Last year, we came 3rd – let’s go one better in 2018! Go […]

Burgh Beautiful – winners! - 24th Aug, 2017

From the Linlithgow Gazette: Linlithgow Schools anti-litter poster competition on display in the Library entrance windows.   Public voting identified a further 9 posters worthy of recognition. Judging was not easy but there are now a dozen with rosettes.  They will be up until the end of the month and in September copies will be […]

The Voice – Kids - 24th Aug, 2017

The Voice Kids is returning to ITV in 2018 and they are looking for super talented singers aged 7-14* who have what it takes to take over The Voice Kids stage. Applications for the second series are now open and can be submitted via the following link:http://www.itv.com/thevoicekidsuk/apply. They must be submitted by a parent / […]

Cycling update from Cameron Mason - 24th Aug, 2017

Cameron Mason (S6) has had a busy summer of mountain bike racing across the UK and Europe. The British Nation Cross Country Series has travelled throughout England and Wales this year, with the final race of the season running in Builth Wells, Wales. Cameron’s final position of 5th managed to secure 2nd overall in the […]

Bus Travel - 23rd Aug, 2017

Bus Travel Pupils who travel by school bus must have either a valid bus pass, a temp bus pass or have purchased a set of 10 travel tickets. No bus pass ? Apply on line to Pupils transport Waiting for your bus pass in post ? Get temporary card from school office. Not eligible but […]

Bowled Over by Teen Sensation! - 18th Aug, 2017

Linlithgow Bowling Club’s Facebook page recorded this, yesterday: Congratulations to our Teen Sensation Chloe Hutchinson who today became our youngest Green Champion aged 16. Chloe showed remarkable tenacity to come from behind to defeat our 9 in a row ladies champion Lorna Smith to win 21-20. Well done to both participants for what was a wonderful spectacle […]

Linlithgow Arts Guild programme 2017-18 - 16th Aug, 2017

Linlithgow Arts Guild have released details of the 4 events that they have programmed at Linlithgow Academy this season. These can be found here: http://www.linlithgowacademy.org/widercommunity/community-lets/linlithgow-arts-guild/ Admission to all of the concerts, and to an additional 4 events at other venues in the town, is free for school pupils. However, the conditions of our licence from West Lothian Council […]

Free entry at the Rose* - 8th Aug, 2017

*U16s only! A great message from our friends at Linlithgow Rose FC: Following the success of last seasons “Free School Ticket” offer, Linlithgow Rose Football Club is delighted to announce that ALL under 16’s will now be eligible for free entry to all 15  home league games for the 2017/18 season, as long as they are […]

MEng Chemical Engineering – exam news - 8th Aug, 2017

There are a few places available on Forth Valley College’s MEng Chemical Engineering integrated degree programme, in partnership with Heriot Watt University, starting later this month. These places would be available for: ·         Any school-leavers who have not achieved their entry conditions for Science or Engineering degrees, but who have achieved 3 Highers (BBC) including Chemistry and Maths; and/or; […]

June 2017

Burgh Beautiful - 30th Jun, 2017

Beautiful Scotland – Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow Earlier this month, we sent through some posters and submissions to the Burgh Beautiful committee. (https://www.facebook.com/Burgh-Beautiful-Linlithgow-1414107768847882/) There is a judging day on 2nd August. Representatives of local schools are invited to meet the Judges and participate in the Photo Shoot at The Cross on Wednesday 2nd August at 11.45.

Sport Silver Award - 30th Jun, 2017

We are proud to announce that we have retained our Sport Scotland School Sport Silver Award. This is a recognition of all the hard work that goes into school sport throughout the year – both in the foreground and behind the scenes. Well done, #TeamLinAc!

NHS advice regarding St John’s Hospital - 30th Jun, 2017

NHS Lothian has issued the following two letters regarding the changes to service at St John’s Hospital this summer. There is also a Q&A document – download as pdf here

T-shirt design winner - 29th Jun, 2017

Congratulations to Louise Murray (3K2) for the winning design in the competition for the CCW Linlithgow 10k t-shirt. Runners up were Katie Grant (3K4), Islay Fraser (2B3) and Erin Simpson (2B2).  Special mention to Isla Small(1W2) for her input.

Sports Final Standings - 29th Jun, 2017

The final standings in the West Lothian Secondary School Sports are below, or can be downloaded as a PDF here. #TeamLinAc performed excellently!

Young Scot Ambassadors - 28th Jun, 2017

Young Scot is looking for committed and passionate young people from across Scotland to become the Year of Young People 2018 Ambassadors. Get involved, and represent the YoYP 2018 in your local community! As a YoYP 2018 Ambassador you would be involved in making sure that young people and organisations in your community know about YoYP […]

Hockey Club dates - 27th Jun, 2017

Registration night is the 28th of August at 6.30 – 8.00pm. New S1 parents are also welcome on this evening. First training match is Saturday the 26th at 9.30 – 11.00am. This is for all girls from S1-S6. Training times have changed: Monday       6 – 7.30pm – S1-S6 Tuesday      3.45 – 5.00pm – S1-S2 5.00 […]

Merits Award Evening – Wednesday 28th June - 26th Jun, 2017

We are very excited to announce that Wednesday 28th June is our Annual Merits Award Evening. Presentations will be by House, and will take place at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. We are looking forward to celebrating the success of our pupils, as we bring the school year to its end. For those parents who are […]

Is the pen mightier than the sword? - 26th Jun, 2017

Not when #TeamLinAc are involved. Three of our girls recently competed in the Scottish Schools’ Fencing Championships. Eilidh Hall, Olivia Connolly (both S4) and Ellen Beard (S2) won gold in the Under 15 girls epee and foil competitions. Excellent work, ladies!  

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