Headteachers' Message

Welcome to Grange Academy.  This website is designed to give you an insight into our school, its aims and achievements.  It will also provide you with information about the educational opportunities we offer your son or daughter.  At the heart of everything we do here at Grange is our shared belief that each young person is unique and we aim to “Get It Right for Every Child”.  We strive to nurture and support each young person in all aspects of their development - intellectual, social, physical and psychological as they grow to become the young men and women they are fully capable of being.  Each child is equally valued

as we provide them with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, confidence, beliefs and values to meet the challenges of our ever changing world.  Through a positive classroom experience and the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities available to them, we are seeking to encourage our young people to take advantage of all learning opportunities open to them. Most importantly, we want them to enjoy their learning and have the motivation and determination to succeed in their chosen path in life.  The curriculum we offer extends far beyond the walls of the classroom and we are always seeking to extend our partnerships with the wider community to enrich the learning opportunities of our young people.  We want to work in partnership with you to ensure that together we develop young people who are fully equipped to make the most of their opportunities when they enter the world beyond school.  I look forward to working closely with you over the years ahead as we endeavour to make Grange Academy an excellent school in every respect.




Regards / Dùrachdan
Robert Johnston
HEAD TEACHER

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Newsletter & Newsletter - S1

 

Pupil Council Meetings


Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

Pupils hoping to go on either the Gold Sailing, Walking or Sea Kayaking Expeditions  should attend a meeting in Mrs McGregor’s room on Friday 9th December at 1.15 pm. All must attend.


S5/6 

If you aren’t currently a DofE participant and you would like to be considered for any of the above Expeditions, please see Mrs McGregor before Friday the 9th.


Duke of Edinburgh - New Pupils

All new Silver, Gold and Direct Entry Gold Duke of Edinburgh pupils should collect a registration form asap from Mrs McGregor.


Our Place - Shortlees Steering Group Newsletter

Please check out the first edition of the "Our Place"newsletter as produced by Grange Academy pupils.


Young Scot - Upgrade - URGENT - Please Read

As of the 1st of January 2017, all 16-18 year olds will be required to hold a newer version of the Young Scot National Entitlement Card to access reduced bus and rail fares. Young Scot and your local authority are working to upgrade as many cards held by 15-18 year olds as possible before the New Year.  Please have a look at your young person’s card. The latest version of the cards have a pink strip over the date of birth.
If the card is missing a pink strip then please visit young.scot/upgrade for details on how to upgrade the card and update your picture.  A replacement can also be arranged through the school you are attending or please complete this online form to receive a "Young Scot NEC application form." This form should be completed and handed into the East Ayrshire Council Offices .  While you are visiting young.scot, take a few moments to look at the opportunities, discounts, rewards and information services for young people.

Learning at Home S1- S3

This booklet has been prepared to help parents and carers understand the schoolwork their child will be working on at home and how they can help. 


Show My Homework

The Homework calendar is now available.


Know Your Rights - Police Scotland

You CAN do something to make Scotland a safer place to live. By knowing your rights, the law and your responsibilities, and working together with the police, you can make a difference. 


Wimbledon Trip 2017
 After the success of last year's trip to Wimbledon, the PE Department will be running another trip to Wimbledon in 2017. If you would like more information, please collect a letter from Mr Allan in PE. The places will be filled on a first come, first served basis so be quick to avoid disappointment.


School Uniform

The majority of our pupils make an exceptional effort in wearing full school uniform every day. These young people are to be congratulated!  Please click here for information on our school uniform.


Mentor

Parents and pupils can now view the mentor and R. E. programmes online. 


Outward Bound Residential Experience

Calling all S3-S5 pupils.  If you would love to try raft-building wall-climbing or abseiling.  Check out this great opportunity.


Careers

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has produced a helpful introduction to the new programme of career education starting in the 2015/16 school year.


ParentPay

We are introducing a more convenient way to pay for school meals, trips and more, using a new secure service called ParentPay


Safety Online

For advice on your child's safety online.  Please check out this information from Police Scotland


Glow

Please see Miss Reid in the library for your glow login details.  This will provide you with a cloud area to create and save work and also email you can open in school and at home!


Library Blog

Please check out our library blog for useful weblinks and events.


Pupil Support

If you are interested in the support our school can offer your child.  Please browse our new pupil support page.


Scholar

Free online learning resources suitable for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher can be found at Scholar.  Miss Reid in the library can provide a glow username & password  to access this.  Please read this parents' leaflet for further information.


Design & Technology Website

Please check out this excellent resource for additional information.


Disclaimer

Please be advised that we do our best to keep this website as up-to-date as possible.  Should you find any discrepancies.  Please click on the contact us button at the top to advise the school of this.


Kilmarnock 


Grange Academy