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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
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
S6 Ardeonaig Leadership Weekend
Well done to everyone involved in the S6 Ardeonaig weekend. The group were motivated and hardworking, taking part in a variety of challenges to build leadership skills. The teams braved the elements to complete their ‘Rocket Challenge’ and wholeheartedly took part in activities such as raft building and high ropes. Staff were impressed with behaviour and attitude throughout the weekend, which ultimately led to the team achieving their goals. Thank you to everyone who made the trip a success!
What is on at Morgan
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 delighted to introduce our new Modern Languages Assistant. Jérôme is from the north west of France and will be living and working in Dundee until June. His job is to encourage as many Morgan Academy pupils to speak as much French as possible. Speaking another language can help you to find jobs in Scotland and around the world and can help you to get on to lots of different university courses. This term he will be working with S1, S3, S4 and S5 and in the New Year he will begin working with S2. There are lots of classes so you will only see him only once a month in class with your teacher. He is also going to Glebelands, Clepington, Dens Road and Rosebank Primary Schools so he may see some of your younger brothers and sisters there too. He enjoys films and martial arts and is studying English and Chinese at University. We hope he has a fantastic year and we all learn lots of extra French.
Three of our pupils were involved in a workshop with 'The Scottish Ensemble' on Sunday afernoon in Brechin High School.Tia Wilson S2, Taylor Forbes S4 and Eve Finnan S4 who all play violin. It was a fantastic experience for them and they were an absolute credit to Morgan Academy. All pupils from Dundee Schools who took part were invited to perform in the Premier of a new work called 'Tempest' which was played at the Scottish Ensemble Concert in the Caird Hall on Wednesday 7th September.
Dundee Music Schools Theatre
Dundee Schools Music Theatre impressed once again this year, staging three fantastic shows. Barnum, Starlight Express and Legally Blonde. Morgan Academy were extremely well represented on stage in all three shows and not forgetting our very own Mr Waghorn who was Musical Director for Barnum and Legally Blonde, leading the most professional-sounding bands which included many of our instrumental Instructors.
It was great to see so many of our staff attending and enjoying these shows and supporting our pupils. Many of our pupils and FPs played leading roles and their performances were absolutely outstanding - we are all very proud!
Congratulations to the following pupils who I'm sure have gained a great deal of experience and development by being involved in these exciting shows:
Barnum :- Marceli Guziewicz, Paul Maitland (S6 leavers)
Starlight:- Rebecca Dewar, Taylor Forbes, Chloe Robertson,
Legally Blonde:- Rachael Adam, Rachel Baldie, Bethany Cameron, Chloe Colligan, Marceli Guziewicz, Paul Maitland, Caitlin McGechie, Aleceia McGouldrick, Rachel Millar, Aimee Brown, Samantha Wilson
Morgan Academy Rock and Pop Award
Do you have the X factor?!
It’s back….. the Morgan Academy Rock and Pop Award will be held on 5th October 2016.
We are looking for talented acts to take part in the school’s annual talent competition - bands, duos, solo artists…… if you’ve got the talent – we’ve got the stage! Last year the competition was won by S1 pupils- so don’t be put off if you’re new to the school.
Entries are open from Monday 5th September and you must have registered to take part by Monday 26th September. Late entries won’t be accepted. To register to take part, speak to Mr Waghorn in the Music Department.
Who will impress the judges? Who will be victorious? Find out on 5th October!
Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
Congratulations to our Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Group ,Pamela Smith 6A, Paul Maitland 6C , Ross Pellow 6M, Megan Grier 6M & Marceli Guziewicz 6M, and to our new sixth years: Iona Hunt 6M2, Jamie White 6C1 & Shonagh Quinton 6A2, who successfully completed their four-day assessment expedition on the Great Glen Canoe Trail from Fort William to Inverness during the first week of the summer holidays. They were lucky to have a following wind for most of their journey and were able to take advantage of their sails to help to speed them on their way. The day after completing their expedition, they had a civic reception in the City Chambers where they gave an entertaining account of their adventures to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. Many thanks to all who supported our fund raising to make both of our expeditions a success. Thanks also go to Mr Spencer, our canoe instructor, and both Mrs Spencer and Mrs Bowser who helped on this trip. Thanks also to Mr Sweeting who was our assessor.
Dundee Schools Athletic Championships
The Dundee Schools Athletics Championships was held on Thursday afternoon and evening at Caird Park. Our pupils not only represented the school with pride on and off the track, and we had the largest number participating. They were extremely successful winning 36 medals, 12 Bronze, 19 Silver and 5 Gold. To encourage the Be Inspired Initiative following the Olympics the S1 will be taking part in a Sports fair promoted by Active Schools at DISC next Tuesday 6th Sept. Please encourage pupils to get involved in extra –curricular activities.
S4 PDA Residential to Outward Bound Loch Eil
Last week 11 of our S4 pupils attended a 5-day residential course at Outward Bound Loch Eil as part of their S4 Personal Development Award course. During the week they took part in many challenging activities including gorge-walking, canoeing, abseiling and climbing, culminating in an expedition to Smirisay Beach on the Ardnamurchan peninsula where they camped on Wednesday night. Well done to all 11 pupils on facing and overcoming the challenges they were presented with. All 11 pupils were awarded Outward Bound Trust certificates in recognition of their effort and application. Special mention for Kaitlin Stewart (4M2) who was awarded a scholarship from the Outward Bound Trust to attend a 3 week Skills for Life course in the future. Kaitlin was awarded this scholarship as she gave of her best at all times throughout the week and her potential was recognised by the Outward Bound Staff. Thanks go to Mr McLaughlin and Ms Smith from SfL for accompanying the pupils on this unforgettable experience.
Rotary Club Youth Leadership
During the Summer two of our seniors attended RYLA, a leadership residential organised by Rotary. Pupils are selected from interview and gain a lot form their experience. Samantha Wilson and Jack Stewart who took part from Morgan Academy presented at the Rotary lunch last week to an audience of over 100 Rotarians. They talked about their experience and what they learned and achieved.
WUKF World Championships
Huge congratulations to Leah Dunn 3M1, who as part of Kanzen Karate Scotland Team, won the World Team Kumite Champions in the 13-14 Mini Cadet Team Kumite at the World Karate Championships in Dublin.
Well done Leah!
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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
Monday 15 August 2016 (In service day)
Tuesday 16 August 2016: Term Start Pupils 845am
Friday 7 October 2016 : End of Term
Monday 10 October 2016: Autumn Start
Friday 21 October 2016: Holiday End
Monday 24 October 2016: Term starts 845am
Thursday 10 November 2016 (In service day)
Friday 11 November 2016 (In Service day)
Friday 23 December 2016: End of term
Christmas Start Monday 26 December 2016
Holiday End Friday 6 January 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.