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The schools BBC School Report will be available on Thursday March 16.  Click here
 
 

Message from Headteacher Ms Helen Gray

This session has been an exciting and challenging one with ongoing changes to the curriculum, decreasing public sector budgets, the recent Governance review and yet the commitment, hard work , relentless energy and support for our young people is evident in every member of staff. 

I wish you all a wonderful restful holiday full of fun and sunshine. I look forward to working with you all next session as we continue the journey of improvement together in Morgan Academy.

Kindest regards,

Helen

 

News For Parents

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 Information on Morgan Academy Study Clubs Study Clubs 2016/17

 

Edinburgh / Angus Awards

I had the pleasure of attending this event on Sunday where Paul Pomeroy and Fiona Butchart received the prizes for Morgan Academy. The Educational Trust of the Edinburgh Angus awards each two outstanding pupils nominated by the school for academic achievement. This was a lovely afternoon of celebration for the pupils and parents to enjoy together.

 

French Trip 2017

Turner Bell Competition

Morgan Academy's annual Turner Bell competition was held on Monday 19th June. The competition, for the singing of classical song has been held in school since 1931. This year, three competitors - Bethany Cameron, Aleceia McGouldrick and Rachel Millar performed varied programmes of songs to adjudicator Mr Robert Nee, a local singer and musician. An audience of friends, family and staff supported the girls. After a close competition, Aleceia McGouldrick was named the winner for this year. All the girls did very well and we do hope they keep up their singing in years to come.

It was an absolute pleasure to hear such high quality singing and thank you once again to the music department for the super organisation. 

Chris Wolfe Award

Congratulations to Taylor Forbes and Pyper Nixon for gaining 'commended' awards for their speaking performance at the initial Chris Wolfe Award for Modern Languages. We are exceptionally proud of them!

 EMID

Morgan Academy hosted the Maths enterprise challenge on Friday. This was an exciting opportunity for school teams to challenge each other in their Maths knowledge, quick thinking and work towards a desired outcome. Ian Ross, Chris Thomas and several S6 pupils organised and facilitated a great day complimented by all the schools who took part. Our S6 were highly complimented and the pupils taking part were a credit to all their schools through their engagement.

Pupils representing Morgan were;

Rebecca Gotch 3A1, Erin Anderson 2C1, Chelsea Elliot 2C1, Freddie Campbell 2C1,

Oliwia Szychulska 2CC, Marylou das Changas e Silva 2CC, Sohana Saghir 2A2,

Megan White 2CC and Maya Hill 2C1

DYW – Dundee Port Placement

On Monday of last week, five pupils in S5 got the unique opportunity to engage in a three day work experience programme with Dundee Port Authority.    As well as a tour of the Port, they explored the various roles areas of engineering, logistics and human resources in a hands-on programme of activities.  All pupils represented the school very well and we hope that this will be the beginning of a lasting partnership between Morgan and the port.

 

2017 Fringe Schools Poster Competition Results

The Art department encouraged our pupils to take part in the 2017 Fringe Schools Poster Competition. The pupils had to discover more about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in their 70th anniversary year and create a poster celebrating this.The competition had an incredible response and I am delighted to inform you that Faith Mitchell 3M1 will be included in this year’s Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition alongside the winning programme covers, regional winners and Creative Stars Award. A fantastic achievement.

Below are some of the entries that we put in for the Edinburgh Fringe poster competition

    

Girls Football

The girls played well and only lost 2 matches out of 7 finishing 2nd in the Tayside and Fife region!

Senior Pupil Art work

A selection of images of design and expressive work sent to the SQA. I am extremely impressed with the pupil’s talent and support by staff. A huge well done.

 

Senior Cake Decorating

I wanted to share with you the final creations of our young people so ably supported by Fiona Russell. The skill level theses girls have developed and shown is truly creative and beautiful. I have had the pleasure of watching these master pieces come to life over the weeks they have been creating them. The precision and intricacy is amazing.

            

DYW

On Thursday, five pupils attended a DYW event hosted by St Paul's on the hospitality industry. They met with Graeme Wilkie, the chef/proprietor from Strathkinness Tavern, who has over the last 9 years  built up a small village inn from a run-down pub to a vibrant and profitable small restaurant.  Graeme delivered a hands-on workshop in which he demonstrated piping, plate decoration and knife skills.  This was followed by a career talk and Q &A session.  All pupils agreed that he was very inspirational and were keen to go and eat at his restaurant.

 

Young Vocalist and Young Musician of the Year Finals

Congratulations to Rachel Adam who won the competition on the last week of term against the very best vocalists in the city. She performed out of her skin despite her accompaniment making some errors. She held it together and this resilience paid off in the end. I also had the pleasure of watching both Nathan Edward –Inatimi and Jamie White perform in the Young Instrumentalist final on the Thursday night. Both boys had competed in a preliminary round earlier in the week and did themselves proud. I am always so proud of our young people who can stand up in such a pressurised situation and give their best. Their talent is overwhelming.

Cross Country

 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.

 

Netball S1/2

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

 

DYW

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.

 

Giant Heptathlon

S1/S2 Giant Heptathlon team win Silver and qualify for Regional Finals

 

Sports at Morgan Academy

Frisbee /Dance and Basketball

 

Monday

Netball S1 – S6 – ½ Games Hall 4pm – 5pm Shannon

Basketball S1 – S4 - Disc – 5pm – 6pm – Games Hall

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

S1 – S4 Girls Football 3G Pitch 4pm-5pm Miss Thomson

S1-S6 Hockey Water Pitch – 4pm – 5pm

Thursday

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

Friday

Table Tennis Dance Studio Lunchtime

Parkour Gymnasium 3pm – 4.15pm

Staff and senior Pupil Football Games Hall

FOOTBALL TEAMS – VARIOUS DAYS

    

 

 

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.

  • 24/7 access

  • 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

To be arranged 2017-18

 

 

 

 

 


 

School Day

Period Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Period Time Thursday Friday  
 
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 

Summer Term ends Thursday 29th June 2017

Schools return Monday 14th August (staff)

                        Tuesday 15th August  (pupils)

Autumn holiday begins Monday 9th October

                          return  Monday 23rd October

Christmas holiday begins Monday 25th December

                             return  Monday 8th January 2018

 

 

 


 

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 posterSchool Crossing Patrol

Dundee City Council is looking for adults to act as school crossing patrol  officers.  Contact 01382834067 for further details.

 

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Standards and Quality Report

 Session 2013-2014

To obtain a copy of the standards and quality report for the session 2013/2014 (updated March 2015) click the link -

Standards and Qualities Report 2015

 


 

School Handbook

The school handbook 2015 is available for viewing.  Click the link School Handbook.

 

 

 
 

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