Dress Down Day for Strathcarron Hospice
Just before the end of the school term we held a dress down day to raise money for Strathcarron Hospice. The idea for the dress down day came from Natalie Simpson (F5A) who wanted to raise money for the hospice. Natalie’s Grandad had been cared for by the staff at Strathcarron in his last days before passing and Natalie wanted to give back for all their help during this time, describing the staff at the hospice as “angels”. As a school we have previously raised money for Strathcarron and are aware of the incredible support they provide patients and their families. The hospice needs funding of £13,000 per day to keep their existing services running and the dress down raised an amazing £515.96. This is enough money to provide one day’s worth of care for a patient in the hospice.
Our school’s charities committee works throughout the year to raise money for local causes but this particular event had significant meaning and we would like to thank Natalie for involving the school as part of her fundraising for the hospice. Further information about Strathcarron Hospice can be found here https://www.strathcarronhospice.net/
Well done to Natalie and we are sure that your Grandad will be very proud of your efforts as well as raising our school community’s awareness of the amazing service Strathcarron Hospice provide.
HMIe Follow-up Inspection October 2018
Bo’ness Academy Inspection October 2018
It gives me great pleasure to send you this letter together with the official HMIe letter which has been released today detailing the findings of their October Inspection.
The HMIE feedback demonstrates that the education we are providing for your children is relevant, appropriate and is improving both their academic attainment and their opportunities to progress onto a positive and sustained destinations.
I am immensely proud of the hard work that has taken place since the original inspection in October 2015. This has been a collective effort and the dedication shown by all staff has been quite rightly recognised by the inspectors. I am also extremely proud of our young people and delighted to see that the work they are undertaking in their Leadership Teams has been acknowledged as making a difference in Bo’ness Academy.
Finally, I want to thank you, our parents/carers, for encouraging your children to “Be The Best They Can Be”. Without your support we would be unable to progress at our current pace.
Whilst I recognise that we are on a journey, and there are many improvements that we still wish to make, I am confident that with your continued support, we will strive to ensure that your child leaves Bo’ness Academy fully prepared for their future life.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Falkirk Council Complaints Procedure – Parental Complaints
For the complaint procedure please go to Parent Zone
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: email@example.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:
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: