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Across the country, young people are increasingly being asked by fraudsters to receive and send money through their own bank accounts, sometimes keeping some of the cash for themselves. This is commonly known as being a money mule.  Please click on the link below from Police Scotland for more information on this subject.

https://view.publitas.com/p222-7386/parent-guardian-letter-from-police-scotland/

 

Achieve Groups

 

Both Achieve groups took part in a Fire Fighting Course on Tuesday of the last week of term and excelled themselves.

I think we have a few Firefighters in the making. Their behaviour was great and they all put in superb effort even overcame some fears.

 

BeCharlotte workshop

We were thrilled to welcome back Charlotte Brimner one of our FPs now known as BeCharlotte as part of her schools tour.  She is now signed with Sony records and has just released a new song and video which is on Spotify and YouTube called - DO NOT DISTURB. 

 

BeCharlotte came into the Music department today and played a few of her songs and spoke about song-writing with some of our Junior singers.  

 

Social Media Safety

Police Scotland have been increasingly aware of an increase in the amount of inappropriate messages and photographs being circulated via social media apps throughout schools in the Tayside area from persons unknown to the recipient. Here are a few tips for parents and young people in order to keep themselves safe online

  • Don’t accept any friends requests on any app on online gaming from a person you don’t know
  • Don’t engage in any conversation or share photographs with people you don’t know and block them
  • It’s healthy for parents/guardians to have conversations with children and young people about their online life. Trust is important
  • Report any behaviour of this type to a person you trust, whether it be a relation, friend, teacher or the Police
  • Stay healthy in your online behaviour and challenge what you believe to be inappropriate – make sure you speak to someone you trust
  • For further advice regarding social media apps, download an app from the NSPCC called ‘Netaware’, which will provide you with all the information you need

If you need any other support or advice please contact Police Scotland on 101 or have a look at our website.

 

 

Alzheimers Scotland Dress Down Day – 7th December    

Following assemblies last week the Interact group collected £603.25 in donations on Friday 7th December for the above charity. Both staff and pupils entered into the dress down and wear something purple with great gusto. A huge thankyou to all.

 

Shoe Box Appeal

The pupils from Interact filled 15 shoe boxes for the above appeal last week. Thank you to all who donated.

 

PDA Christmas fair

On behalf of all the PDA groups I would like to thank all the staff who supported last Friday's Christmas Fair. The pupils always work very hard in the run up to the Fair and it was lovely to see it so well supported. We managed to raise £480 in total, which will now be donated to local charities. Well done to all staff and pupils involved.

 

Drama Make-up Workshop

Raymond Wood from Dundee College delivered an excellent special effects make-up workshop to our Drama pupils last week.  This was a fantastic opportunity for our senior Drama students to help them with their 'production skills'  part of the course and our S3 drama class too as part of the BGE.

We are trying to build further links with the college and Raymond also discussed various career pathways linking in with DYW.  Our thanks to him for visiting Morgan - the pupils had a great time!

 

 

Morgan Academy School Handbook

This booklet provides important information about the school for parents and young people. I hope that you find it helpful.

Click on the link below

https://view.publitas.com/p222-7386/handbook-complete-29-11-18/

 

 

 

Cost of the School Day is a Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland project. The project aims to support schools and local authorities to ensure that all children, regardless of financial backgrounds, are able to get the most out of the school day. Click on the link for more information

http://www.cpag.org.uk/sites/default/files/Cost%20of%20the%20School%20Day%20Dundee%20-%20Summary%20Report.pdf

 

 

Remembrance Service

It was my pleasure as Head teacher of Morgan to accept the Roll Of Honour, presented by the FP’s, on behalf of the school’s young people , staff and community past and present on Friday at the Remembrance Service. I am grateful for the unique support our young people receive from the FP’s. I would like to thank them, the 9 trades of their financial support in the producing the book and the others who gave up their time researching and producing the book. The Roll of Honour now has pride of place in the foyer and a new page will turned over each day to commemorate the 102 young people from Morgan who sacrificed their lives.

 

 

 

Pupils vs Staff Frisbee Charity Match

 

A huge thanks to all those who gave up their time and effort to participate in the charity frisbee match last night at DISC. The staff were immense and the pupils were a credit to the school and themselves. The match was played in great spirit and the staff managed to maintain their 100% record against the pupils with a 21-7 victory. However the pupils had a numerical advantage and in the extra (everyone on) game at the end, the pupils ran out 2-1 victors. Exactly £105.23  was raised for Save the Children. Thanks to Anna Thomson in S4 for being the scorekeeper and the official photographer.

 

 

Queensferry Crossing Visit

Last week a group of pupils from Mr Thomas’s maths class accompanied him on a trip to The Queensferry Crossing Education Centre. The pupils went to find out some of the maths behind the building of the new bridge as well as a bit more about engineering and what engineers do. Many of the pupils in the class want to become engineers when they are older and this gave them a really good insight into the sort of thing they would be doing.

The pupils were set the challenge of working in teams to build a 2.5m tall bridge using dowels of various lengths and rubber bands. The civil engineer, Elaine, running the project was extremely impressed with how well the pupils worked together as a team to complete the challenge. A special mention should go to Sohana Saghir 3A2 who was the project manager for the afternoon as she was the ‘best project manager’ that Elaine had seen in her 4 years running the schools project.

The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day and for some it confirmed what they want to do when they’re older and for others it gave them the idea that a career in engineering may be for them.

 

 

Morgan Academy has now been awarded the LGBT Youth Scotland Bronze Chartermark

 

Morgan Academy is completing the LGBT Youth Scotland Bronze Chartermark.  For information and help surrounding LGBT+ matters, please follow this link

https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

There is a weekly group for LGBT+ pupils, which is helod on Mondays at 1.30pm in SE2

 

 

Tayside Parenting Strategy Parent’s Consultation

Being a parent – What matters to you?

 

Across Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross we are developing a Parenting Strategy and we need your views.

 

To help to develop what is included in this document we would welcome your views on what is important to you as a parent and what we can do to ensure people who have a parenting role, such as parent, grandparents, other relatives, step parents, foster carers etc, feel supported.

For more information click on the link below

https://view.publitas.com/p222-7386/tayside-parenting-strategy/

 

 

 

 

 

Morgan Academy will celebrate its 150th anniversary in September with a special reunion concert at the Caird Hall. Famous former pupils, including Charlotte Brimner – Be Charlotte – STV presenter Craig Millar and actor Hilton McRae will all be making an appearance.

Organisers are also hopeful that fellow alumnus Edwyn Collins – the lead singer of post-punk band Orange Juice – and Star Wars actor Ian McDiarmid will provide pre-recorded messages for the event.

Current and former pupils are invited to take part in our choir and orchestra on the night, if you would like more information please don't hesitate to get in touch by calling 01382 307000.

Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office or from Morgan Academy.

Adults £15/Children £10 (all children must be accompanied by an adult)

 

 

Morgan Academy Interact Group

 

The S6 Interactors have worked tirelessly to organise and host events throughout the year and raised an amazing £5753.50. Our fabulous Interactors presented 3 cheques to their nominated charities. The 3 charities were Radio Tay`s Cash For Kids, Addaction and Medecins Sans Frontieres, each receiving £800.

A huge well done to all our pupils involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 



 


 


 


 

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