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Message from Headteacher Ms Helen Gray
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to step inside our website and find out for yourself what life is like for pupils, staff and parents at Morgan Academy.
We are all very proud of our school and together we strive to deliver an inspiring and challenging education within a caring, supportive environment. We provide opportunities for all to achieve success and prepare our young people for an ever changing world.
No matter what your reason for visiting I hope you find the website informative and useful. Should you require further information do not hesitate to contact the school.
Enjoy your experience
News For Parents
An update for parents with information on Government, Dundee and parent educational issues. Click
Information on Morgan Academy Study Clubs Study Clubs 2016/17
Anne Frank Ambassadors
On Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd of March, a small group of S3 pupils were invested as Anne Frank Ambassadors. They were chosen because of their hard work and commitment towards presenting Anne's story when the roadshow was here last year. As ambassadors, it is their job to keep Anne's story alive and to share their experiences with others, particularly junior school and feeder primary pupils. To this end, the group are working on a presentation and workshop which they hope to present to these different groups. They will also have the opportunity to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam later this year. They were an absolute credit to the school, their parents/carers and themselves and we look forward to seeing the results of all their hard work. The pupils involved supported by Lisa Devlin were as follows; Martyna Ciupinska, Kacey Harper, Leo Harry, Liam McPhail, Faith Mitchell and Cara Moffat.
On Wednesday afternoon, Morgan Academy’s cross-country team competed against the Dundee Schools in the annual cross-country championships. 42 athletes ran exceptionally well and gave 100% effort throughout. Well done to our team!
Special mention to our S1 girls and Senior boys who won team Bronze medals, Aidan and Jamie Simpson who finished 4th in their respective races, Emily Beattie 6th and Rosie Lloyd 7th in the S1 girls race, and Rhys Nellies 6th in the senior boys.
Inter Schools Rugby
On Thursday night, Dundee Schools Rugby defeated High School of Dundee 26-22 at Mayfield.
Well done to our Morgan Academy representatives - Aron Guild, Ali Bhatti and Finlay Robb.
Fantastic effort from our S1/2 netball team who won silver in the Dundee Schools Netball Plate competition. We finished tied for gold but unfortunately lost out on goal difference. Well done girls!
Alexandria Twinning Association
On Monday 6th March the Dundee Alexandria Twinning Association (DATA) held a Civic Reception in the City Chambers for pupils and parents to celebrate the hugely successful Modern Studies 2016 USA trip. DATA helped to fund part of the cost of transport during our visit in and around Alexandria and organised a visit to NOVA College, a guided walking tour of the Old Town Alexandria and then hosted an indoor barbecue for us in Gadsby's Tavern, a favourite establishment of George Washington (and now a museum/tourist attraction). The speeches by Ashleigh Markie, Jack Teviotdale and Josh Harper were superb, they did themselves, their family and the school very proud.
S3 Author Project
Mrs Greig's S3 English class worked with writer Penny Ward on a writing project. Firstly, the pupils read Penny's Novella 'Jewel' as an e-book. They discussed the ideas and issues raised in the book and the process of writing. They then came up with ideas for their own writing. Each pupil produced a piece, which was peer evaluated and discussed with Penny and Mrs Greig. The finished pieces formed a booklet, edited by Penny. The above pupils read from this booklet at the event at Waterstone's on Monday 6th. The class is now deciding how best to share their knowledge and experience with the other S3 classes before they move to their S4 classes after Easter.
Mariam Hussain 3CC, Tia Wilson 3AA, Eve Finnan 3M1, Aidan Westby 3A1, Louise Wynn 3C2, Ash Moffat-Wall 3C, Sophie Downes 3M1, Shona Sleigh 3CC, Sarah Mundt 3A1
On Thursday, Mrs Quinn took 7 pupils to Edinburgh to visit the GTG training facilities for an Apprenticeship Open Day. GTG provide all of the training for the Arnold Clark Group and their subsidiaries. Following a presentation, the pupils were given a tour of the workshop, able to speak to current apprentices about their experiences and also given the chance to attempt the assessments tests that applicant apprentices are put through. All agreed that this was a really great opportunity and several pupils then went on to complete their application forms.
We were delighted to have Atos Project manager, Derek McAllister in to help celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017. Feedback indicates his talk got pupils thinking in a different way about apprenticeships as a valued route into the world of work and the fantastic opportunities available in his company. There are already a number of pupils who have asked for further information.
S1/S2 Giant Heptathlon team win Silver and qualify for Regional Finals
Sports at Morgan Academy
Frisbee /Dance and Basketball
Netball S1 – S6 – ½ Games Hall 4pm – 5pm Shannon
Basketball S1 – S4 - Disc – 5pm – 6pm – Games Hall
S1-S2 Futsal Games Hall Lunchtime
Ultimate Frisbee S1 – S6 Water Pitch 4pm – 5.30pm Mr Thomson
Basketball S1-S6 Games Hall 4pm – 5pm – Miss Thomson
Fitness Morgan Fitness Suite 4pm – 5pm – Miss Cameron
Dance S1 – S2 4pm – 5pm Dance Studio
S1 – S4 Girls Football 3G Pitch 4pm-5pm Miss Thomson
S1-S6 Hockey Water Pitch – 4pm – 5pm
Badminton S1 – S6 Games Hall 3pm – 4.15pm Dr Rosenzweig
Cricket 3pm – 4pm Outdoors
Athletics 3pm-4pm Gymnasium / outdoors Mrs Cooper
Rugby 3pm – 4pm Disc 3G S1 – S4
Table Tennis Dance Studio Lunchtime
Parkour Gymnasium 3pm – 4.15pm
Staff and senior Pupil Football Games Hall
FOOTBALL TEAMS – VARIOUS DAYS
We are once again being assisted by Senior pupils and we have a returning former pupil in the shape of Andrew Creegan who is continuing in his role as coach of the U15s side. The current managerial positions in the school are –
* U13s – Miss Welsh, Josh Harper, Luke Carroll and Mark Osborn
* U14s – Mr Findlay
* U15s – Mr Griffin and Andrew Creegan
* U16s – Mr Haddow
* Seniors – Mr Kiddie
* Girls U15s – Miss Thomson
* Girls U18s – Mrs Haddow
Mr Haddow continues to be the school’s football representative with the Dundee Schools Football Association (DSFA) and Scottish Schools FA, and at the end of last season he was elected as President of the DSFA (although this hasn’t helped us win any trophies yet!)
With many more games scheduled for the next few weeks and in to next term we are hopeful of a successful 2016/17 and some silverware come the end of the season!
Finally, we must end this update with a massive thank you to Mr Ogilvie (or ‘Greig from the Print Room’ to our players!). Over the last few seasons Greig has put in a huge amount of work for the school football at Morgan. The list includes...…minibus driving, kit washing, printing, food buying, coaching, managing, and as he puts it himself “chief encouraging” of our players. We are sorry to see you go Greig!
P.E Uniform update
Well done to the P.E department and in particular to Kim Thomson who has taken the lead in developing a P.E uniform and organising the ordering of “t”shirts. As of the last day of term about 800 had been ordered and many delivered with pupils already wearing them. I am great believer that this develops identity and contributes to pupils taking pride in their school and taking P.E seriously. The picture illustrates how smart classes look.
Show My Homework
Show My Homework – launched to pupils this week and a parents evening for information scheduled for Tuesday 20th at 6pm. Already many departments are using this and pupils have demonstrated for me the use of the App on their phones. Our aim is threefold;
1. increase in homework completion and quality through use of technology with pupils
2. parental support, engagement and communication
3. and ease of use and long term efficiency of work for teachers
An article was featured in the Evening telegraph on Friday highlighting the system to all and was very positive for Morgan Academy.
A new way to record, track and monitor homework at Morgan Academy.
We are excited to be launching Show My Homework, an online tool to help you keep track of your child’s homework. Show My Homework will allow you to see the details of the tasks your child has been set, as well as their submission status and grades.
You will be provided with login details to your personal account, ready-linked to your child’s homework calendar. These logins will be sent out 3 weeks after launching but don’t worry you will still be able to view all homework.
You will also be able to login by following this link and clicking the top right ‘Login’ button.
View quality and quantity of homework
Translation into over 50 languages
Free apps available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices
Receive automated notifications before homework is due
Parent Council Meetings
Dates for this year's Parent Council meetings are as follows
Wednesday 26th April 2017 6.30pm
Wednesday 14th June 2017 6.30pm
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|12:20 - 13:10||5||5||5||12:20 - 13:10||Lunch||Lunch|
|13:10 - 14:00||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||13:10 - 14:00||5||5|
|14:00 - 14:50||6||6||6||14:00 - 14:50||6||6|
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Important Dates This Term
Spring Holiday Monday 3rd April -Friday 14th April 2017
Monday 1st May 2017 May Day Holiday
Friday 26th May 2017 In Service Day5
Monday 29th May 2017 Victoria Day
Summer Term ends Thursday 29th June 2017
School Calendar 2016-17
School Calender now available to view School Calendar 2016-17
School Brochure 2016
A copy of the school brochure 2016 is available. >> brochure.pdf
School Crossing Patrol
Dundee City Council is looking for adults to act as school crossing patrol officers. Contact 01382834067 for further details.
Standards and Quality Report
To obtain a copy of the standards and quality report for the session 2013/2014 (updated March 2015) click the link -
The school handbook 2015 is available for viewing. Click the link School Handbook.