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S4, S5 & S6 Parents’ Information Evening on Tuesday 18th Sept 7-8pm.

There will be an important S4, S5 & S6 Parents’ Information Evening on Tuesday 18th Sept 7-8pm, to explain the new National Qualifications system and Post Results Service. Advice on support available and possible approaches to study will also be highlighted. Please come.

File icon: pdf Senior SQA [pdf 59KB] Click to download

EMA, Free School Meals and School Clothing Gants

See the attached to check what applies to you.

Fire Up Scotland

S5 pupils have received a letter home inviting them to attend Fire Up Scotland at the SSE Hydro on Wednesday 12th September. All of the information pupils need is contained in the letter they received in registration. The deadline for pupils to return the permission slip and small fee for transport is Friday 7th September.

Information on how to pre order lunch can be found here Fire Up Scotland - Lunch Order  

Applying for University

Any S5 or S6 pupil considering applying for university this year should complete the attached survey as soon as possible. Also attached is an important PowerPoint from Mrs Hill on the application process. We would recommend all of our pupils read over this.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5RLV9NY

File icon: pdf UCAS Powerpoint June 18 [pdf 538KB] Click to download

Pupil Leadership TEAM Applications

If you are interested in being part of one of our 5 Pupil Leadership Teams (Events, Sport, Leaders of Learning, Events and Charities) or being a Junior (S1-S3) or Senior (S4-S6) Team Captain this year then please complete the application through clicking on the following link. Deadline for applications is Friday 31st August. If you would prefer to complete a paper copy then please see Miss McIntyre in the PE Department.

Survey Monkey

S4 Stirling University Visit Wednesday 29th August 2018

This is a reminder to pupils who have returned their consent for the morning excursion to S4 Stirling University Visit on Wednesday 29th August 2018,  that they are required to bring a packed lunch. Pupils with free school meals entitlement will be provided with a packed lunch from the Hub. All pupils will be required to be in full school uniform and also be prepared for their afternoon classes on return to school.

List will be placed in the Hub on Friday for pupils to check that they have returned their form. If a pupils name is highlighted in BLUE, they have returned their form and will be going on the excursion.

Anyone who had not returned their form but would like to attend this event should collect a consent form today Friday from the office and return it completed and signed to the office by lunchtime on Monday.

Further information on buses and meeting arrangements will be issued on Monday.

Scotland Football Trips

If any pupil is interested in attending any of the four Scotland home matches over the next few months then parents/guardians must complete a short online form to register their son/daughters interest in attending. All of the information about the trips can be found in the attached link but if you have any questions about the trip please contact Mr Latimer.

Each trip which includes travel and match ticket is £12 per pupil. 

Scotland Football Matches - Online Form

 

 

NEW!! Re-Coursing Information

Following your SQA exam results if you require to re-course or change a level please look at the Curriculum Review sheets and the Curriculum Review Booklet before going any further.  These can be found under Our School, Curriculum and then Curriculum Review.

Click on the survey monkey link below, complete the information required and submit.

Survey Monkey - Re-coursing Survey

Please ensure that you provide the contact information requested so that someone can get back in touch with you.

If you are looking for further careers information and guidance you can contact Miss Sherekete (The schools new careers advisor) on lee.sherekete@sds.co.uk

NEW!! You're Exam Information

Carpark/School Road Health & Safety

The road through the school is becoming very congested at peak morning drop-off times. 

Pupils are being dropped off at the top end of the road which is preventing other cars, parents and school staff, from getting through. 

There is a danger that there will be a collision or that someone may get hurt.

We ask that pupils should be dropped off at the swimming pool end of the school, or better yet, at a safe area out of the school grounds.

Please also take care when collecting your child at the end of the day.

We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Our school careers advisor, Mr Tocher has advised us of some opportunities that are available in the local area. These could be good opportunities for pupils to earn a wee bit of money, gain work experience or potentially look at an apprenticeship. The attached document has links for greater information and detail but if any pupil does want support or advice on any of these then please contact your pupil support teacher or Mr Tocher.

File icon: pdf OPPORTUNITIES IN FALKIRK AND FORTH VALLEY 060218 [pdf 342KB] Click to download

English Language Learning Opportunity

A chance for adults who don't speak english as their first language to do some work on the phrases that they are interested in with other like minded people.

Link: http://www.bonessacademy.com/community_/adult_learning/adult_learning.html

Falkirk Council Complaints Procedure – Parental Complaints

 

For the complaint procedure please go to Parent Zone

Inclusion and Additional Support Needs in Falkirk: Proposals for 2018 onwards

Overview

In Falkirk there is a rise in the number of children with significant Additional Support Needs in education arising from:

  • Social and communication difficulties
  • Autism

Currently 15 primary schools have Enhanced Provision and 3 primary schools have ASN for complex needs. Children's Services have identified an increase in demand to support children and young people with social communication difficulties and Autism.

It is proposed to establish specialist classes in 3 primary schools and 2 secondary schools to provide high quality educational provision for children and young people who have social and communication difficulties and autism. We aim to provide specialist provisions closer to home wherever reasonable or possible.

The 2 secondary schools that are being considered are:

  • Bo'ness Academy
  • Larbert High School

The proposed change in the approach to inclusion and meeting Additional Support Needs is intended to:

  • ensure each additional specialist provision will be in a position to offer a positive educational experience to children with significant ASN
  • ensure children with significant ASN can have a suitable education and support within their local community
  • reduce the pressure and demand for intake to existing specialist schools and units
  • the specialist knowledge and skills of the staff in the specialist provisions will benefit the children and young people within the whole school

For more information and to complete the survey, click the link below

https://say.falkirk.gov.uk/childrens-services/inclusion-and-additional-support-needs-in-falkirk/consult_view/

Free School Meals and School Clothing Grants

It is now time to apply for Free School Meals and School Clothing Grants for the new school year.

  • Applications - for Free School Meals and Clothing Grants can now be made online by visiting  www.falkirk.gov.uk and searching for “Free school meals”.
  • Paper copy application forms - remain available for download at www.falkirk.gov.uk by searching “Free school meals” or can be obtained by contacting any Falkirk Council One Stop Shop or the Advice and Support Hub in Grangemouth.
  • Note - Parents and carers who had an award this year will also be sent a text from Falkirk Council inviting them to reapply.
  • Advice & Support - further information is available from Falkirk Council Revenues Services, telephone 01324 506999 or email fsm@falkirk.gov.uk  

Get Connected Leaflet

Please click on the document for our Get Connected Leaflet which gives you handy information on dealing with stress and how to access our stress control courses in conjunction with pupils from Braes High School and Graeme High School.

Blazer/Study Guide Recycle

No longer need that school blazer or finished with your Study Guides?  Your Parent Council would like to start a recycling programme. Please hand any items into the School Reception, or contact any member of the Parent Council to arrange for collection:

Parent Council Email Address:  bonessacademypc@hotmail.com

Bo'ness Academy Parent Council Information Page

To find any updated information on our Parent Council  including dates of future meetings, minutes of past meetings, events, member information, etc please go to the Parent Zone section of the website or alternatively follow the links below:

http://www.bonessacademy.com/parent_zone/parent_council/parent_council.html

http://www.bonessacademy.com/parent_zone/parent_council/minutes_2016_2017/minutes_2016_2017.html

UCAS Parents Presentation

In January Mrs Hill delivered a presentation to parents on the process of applying for university and college through UCAS. If you were unable to attend then the presentation can be viewed here.

Bo'ness Academy Alumni

We are always interested to hear success stories from ex-Bo'ness Academy students which may inspire our current pupils.  If you have something you would like to tell us about please get in contact with the school:

bonessacademy@falkirk.gov.uk