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Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our vision Heightened expectations that through Learning and courtesy we can all be Happy and successful in an inclusive school.

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1 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our vision Heightened expectations that through Learning and courtesy we can all be Happy and successful in an inclusive school Pride in your school - Your badge Shield – protection and safety Book – the importance of learning Towers – strong, safe, secure Lily of the garden – modesty, humility White background – peace, calmness Blue background – loyalty, truth Gold edging and sash – generosity, success Motto – learning and courtesy. Burgundy - determination, perseverance.

2 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our values Fairness Perseverance Honesty Tolerance Trust Resilience Ambition Participation January Thursday 22 S2 curriculum evening (7.00-8.00) Friday 23 S4-S6 prelim exams end Friday 23 PTA Ceilidh (7.00-10.00) Tuesday 27 S3-S5 course choice evening (7.00-8.00) Thursday 29 S2 parents’ meetings (4.00-6.30) Thursday 29Validated self-evaluation day 1 Friday 30Validated self-evaluation day 2 February Thursday 5 Parent Council meeting (7.00-8.30) Wednesday 11 S4 parents’ meetings (4.00-6.30) Monday 16 Mid-term holiday Tuesday 17Staff in-service day Wednesday 18 Staff in-service day Thursday 19 S5/6 parents’ meetings (4.00-6.30)

3 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our behaviours We will show: Respect for people Respect for learning Respect for community Harlaw Academy Uniform – From August 2014 Shirt or polo - white or pale blue Crew or jumper – black or burgundy Black blazer or fleece (Tesco only) Black trousers or skirt Black shoes/trainers School Tie (not Tesco) Available from: Tesco embroidery service, on-line only Aitken and Niven, Bridge Street and on-line John Lewis, George Street and on-line

4 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our vision Heightened expectations that through Learning and courtesy we can all be Happy and successful in an inclusive school Our performance in SQA exams – August 2014 42% achieved 5 or more level 5 awards by end of S4 83% achieved 5 or more level 4 awards by end of S4 90% achieved 5 or more level 3 awards by end of S4 30% achieved 3 or more level 6 awards by end of S5 12% achieved 5 or more level 6 awards by end of S5 19% achieved 1 or more level 7 awards by end of S6

5 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our values Fairness Perseverance Honesty Tolerance Trust Resilience Ambition Participation Some wider achievements in 2014/15 Scottish road race champions (senior boys) - Callum Symmons, Matthew Kilner and Mark Quinn Aberdeen City Sports Awards – highly commended Sewery Tarczynski - logo design chosen for Energy Futures North East Junior band - silver plus award Senior band - gold award Duke of Edinburgh Awards - 38 Gold, 43 Silver and 85 Bronze Keir Lynch - runner up in the Scottish First Aid Awards. Natasha Cuthbert - runner up in Young Ambassador of the year awards. Matthew Read - performed at the Royal Albert Hall.

6 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our behaviours We will show: Respect for people Respect for learning Respect for community Pupil voice and support: Head girl (Katie Howard) Head boy (Jack Lodge) Prefects and house captains Form captains Sports leaders Rights ambassadors Harlaw defenders

7 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our vision Heightened expectations that through Learning and courtesy we can all be Happy and successful in an inclusive school Current school roll = 944 pupils Associate Primary Schools: Broomhill, Ferryhill, Hanover Street, Kaimhill Around 40% of pupils join us from other schools

8 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our values Fairness Perseverance Honesty Tolerance Trust Resilience Ambition Participation Some activities/opportunities: 4 senior pupils travelled to Rwanda as part of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Over the two week visit they worked with local people in their fields and helped at our partner school The group produced a blog of their trip which is well worth visiting www.harlawteamrwanda2014.wordpress.com

9 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our behaviours We will show: Respect for people Respect for learning Respect for community Auschwitz/Birkenau: 20 pupils and 3 staff travelled to Poland to find out more about the holocaust as part of their History and RME courses.

10 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our vision Heightened expectations that through Learning and courtesy we can all be Happy and successful in an inclusive school Referendum debate: A few days before the referendum a group of 11 senior pupils travelled to the SECC Hydro to take part in ‘the big, big debate’. This was a televised debate in front of 8,000 school children. Although our pupils did not get any of their questions broadcast they had a fantastic experience and played an active part in event. Art Projects: The Art department always have lots of activities and projects on-going. Pupils recently designed to be part of an installation at the new GDF Suez offices on Riverside Drive. Food bank: Every month our pupils and staff fill a supermarket trolley with donations for the foodbank at Inchgarth community centre. These small donations can make a massive difference to people in our community

11 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our vision Heightened expectations that through Learning and courtesy we can all be Happy and successful in an inclusive school Go4Set:Over 100 4th year pupils were working with ConocoPhillips through the STEM Go4Set project. This has been a superb opportunity to experience working with young ConocoPhillips engineers on STEM projects Pupils developed employability skills; problem solving, presentation skills, time keeping and meeting deadlines as well as getting a first class taste of life in the Oil industry.

12 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our values Fairness Perseverance Honesty Tolerance Trust Resilience Ambition Participation UN convention on the Rights of the Child Article of the month (January 2015) Article 24 – health and environment Children have the right to the best possible health. This includes good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment

13 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our behaviours We will show: Respect for people Respect for learning Respect for community Parent Council: Chair – Carol Eddie (Parent) Next meeting - Thursday 5 February PTA: Chair – Various Contact – Gill Redman (parent) – via school office Next meeting - to be confirmed

14 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our vision Heightened expectations that through Learning and courtesy we can all be Happy and successful in an inclusive school Visit our new look website

15 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our values Fairness Perseverance Honesty Tolerance Trust Resilience Ambition Participation Find homework on-line at ….. Accessed via the school web site

16 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our behaviours We will show: Respect for people Respect for learning Respect for community Visit our twitter feed – Harlaw Academy PE

17 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our vision Heightened expectations that through Learning and courtesy we can all be Happy and successful in an inclusive school School improvement plans 2014/15 Plan 1 – Getting it right for every child Plan 2 – Learning and teaching Plan 3 – Ethos and leadership

18 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our values Fairness Perseverance Honesty Tolerance Trust Resilience Ambition Participation Learning and teaching

19 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our behaviours We will show: Respect for people Respect for learning Respect for community House points – January 2015 Albyn: 258 Carden: 375 Holburn: 197 Victoria: 445 Waverley: 585

20 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our vision Heightened expectations that through Learning and courtesy we can all be Happy and successful in an inclusive school Senior Management: David Innes – Head Teacher Stephen O’Neill – Depute Head (S1 and S5) Anne Douglas – Depute Head (S2 and S6) Jennifer Rennie – Depute Head (S3) Fiona Lawrence – Depute Head (S4) Laura Murray – School support co-ordinator

21 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our values Fairness Perseverance Honesty Tolerance Trust Resilience Ambition Participation Guidance: Chris Duncan – Albyn Gillian Strudwick – Carden Dan Price-Davies – Holburn Fiona Freeland – Victoria Fiona Alexander – Waverley Pupil support: Anne Adams – Support for learning

22 Welcome to Harlaw Academy Our behaviours We will show: Respect for people Respect for learning Respect for community Notices for the day/week: School access – this week due to building work the door at B block is a fire exit only Careers appointments – see guidance staff Assemblies – Year Head this week Rock Challenge – meetings on Tuesday and Thursday Welcome visitors from Aberdeen City Council – Thursday and Friday


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