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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
Youth Speaks- Interact competition
Our Youth Speaks team who competed at the Rotary competition on Thursday night were outstanding. Danielle McFawns did a brilliant job and Paul Pomeroy was the ‘stand out’ speaker of the whole competition with Megan Robb giving a very good vote of thanks. The team won and are through to the Regional final involving the North of England and the whole of Scotland) in Pollockshields on Sunday the 12th March. Wel done to the team we are exceptionally proud of them and wish them every success in the final.
Book Blurb Competition
The English department have just held their annual Book Blurb Competition. The following pupils were best in class:
Molly McGillivray 2M2
Teegan-Jay Turner 2C1
Mailika Din 2M1
Indya Nunes Krolfifer 2AA
Evedina Davidenko 2C2
The overall winner was: Kornelia Komorowska 2C1,
Prizes and certificates have been awarded. The judges were impressed by the high standard of the entries: several other pupils were highly commended by their teachers. The winning entries are on display on the noticeboard next to English Room 6. Well done to all who took part.
S1/S2 Giant Heptathlon team win Silver and qualify for Regional Finals
DYW and Partnership developments
The Home Economics department were delighted to welcome Chefs from the Apex Hotel in to demonstrate their skills to N5 Hospitality classes last week. In preparation for their forthcoming exam, the pupils observed the Chefs demonstrating a range of skills from plate decoration to precision knife skills. This event also caught the attention of the Apex Hotel Chain who responded by tweet, “brilliant to a part of inspiring youngsters about the #hospitality industry!” Morgan Academy have built up a very positive relationship with Apex that we hope will continue into the future.
A successful week with visitors highlighting the wonderful, innovative work going on in Morgan.
Firstly a visit by David Martin, Chief Executive to our Champions Board. He and others from Education Scotland, were extremely impressed and moved by our pupil’s life stories. The pupils explained what they get out of the support of the Champions board. He has asked them to share this with other schools in the hope this type of support is rolled out across the city. Powerful presentations and video’s were shared by our young people and they are happy for us to share these with other staff and at assemblies in the future. It was a privilege to hear their stories.
On Friday, we hosted a visitor from North Lanarkshire with Gail Sterling, Literacy Development Officer, to share the good practice of the Fresh Start programme. North Lanarkshire hope to develop this recovery programme in all their schools and Morgan were highlighted as a school who had taken things forward positively and successfully. A huge well done to the staff involved.
Once again, the staff were recognised for their innovation and openness to new learning and teaching for the benefit of pupils.
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
Dundee Swimming Gala 2016
Congratulations to all participants in this year’s swimming gala. A fantastic event, with some very competitive races. Well done to all pupils!
This year’s Morgan Academy overall swimming champions –
S1 – Ava Glennie 1C1 and Aaron Airlie 1A1
S2 – Nikole O’Reilly 2CC and Lewis Dewar 2M1
Senior – Seonaid Grant 4M2 and Rohan Koli 6C2
Relay – Mains
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 23rd November 6.30pm
Wednesday 18th January 2017 6.30pm
Wednesday 8th March 2017 6.30pm
Wednesday 26th April 2017 6.30pm
Wednesday 14th June 2017 6.30pm
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|8:45 - 9:35||Tutor/1||Tutor/1||Tutor/1||8:45 - 9:35||Tutor/1||Tutor/1|
|9:35 - 10:25||2||2||2||9:35 - 10:25||2||2|
|10:25 - 11:15||3||3||3||10:25 - 10:40||Interval||Interval|
|11:15 - 11:30||Interval||Interval||Interval||10:40 - 11:30||3||3|
|11:30 - 12:20||4||4||4||11:30 - 12:20||4||4|
|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|
|14:50 - 15:40||7||7||7|
Important Dates This Term
Thursday 9th February 2017 In Service Day 4
Mid term Friday 10th -Monday 13th February 2017
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.