Best of Bo'ness Magazine - NEW!!

Welcome to our new Spring edition of the Best of Bo'ness Magazine.

Here you will find Study Leave and Exam information, as well as upcoming important dates and general school news.

16 Year Olds - are you vote ready?

Are you 16 by the 1st May 2017?  Are you registered to vote? YES? Great!!! NO?  You need to read this now.  Registration is open until 17th April:

How to Vote

Parent Council Information Evening on 'Involving All Parents'

There will be an information session with the SPTC - ‘Involving all Parents’ on 15th March 2017 6.30pm-8.30pm.

If you wish to come please register at the link below:

https://bonessinvolvingallparents.eventbrite.com

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Blazer/Study Guide Recycle

No longer need that school blazer or finished with your Study Guides?  Your Parent Council would like to start a recycling programme. Please hand any items into the School Reception, or contact any member of the Parent Council to arrange for collection:

Parent Council Email Address:  bonessacademypc@hotmail.com

Stop Press

We have updated the Pupil Zone:

New......Supported Study Timetable

New......Excursion pages

New......Duke of Edinburgh Award page

New......School Show pages

School Events January into February

There have been a flurry of events taking place that we have hosted or been involved with, and still more to come.  Follow us on Twitter to see the photos and news as it happens:

https://twitter.com/Boness_Academy

 

Thursday 26.01.17

Red Book awards - Bo'ness Academy swept the boards and won in every category at the Falkirk Council Red Book Awards.

Tuesday 31.01.17

Well done to Sophie Bradford and Shannon Osborne for representing Bo'ness Academy in the latest round of the debating competition.  The winners were James Young High School but Sophie and Shannon put up an very impressive performance.

Mr Killin & Fraser Preston - attended the regional lauch of Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) bringing together a range of partners from across Forth Valley to develop young people in future careers.

Mr Dougan and Ms Dobo & some of our pupils attended the Scottish Parliament - Scottish National Heritage Event - showcasing the Artwork linked to the John Muir Way.

Wednesday 01.02.17

Pupils and Staff attended the Confucius event in Larbert to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  Pupils took part in the Chinese themed entertainment.

The PE department held their annual Sportathon to raise money for extra equipment and to help fund sporting groups.

Thursday 02.02.17

Hayden Ramage took part in the Scottish Finals of the the Springboard Future Chef competition.  He will be supported by Mr Dougan, Mrs Connacher and members of his family - sadly he didn't win but made a very good account of himself and the school.

Careers Event - S1-S3 were given a chance to attend the in-school careers event in the afternoon and all senior pupils could attend themselves or with their parents in the evening. 

 

04.02.17 Ski Trip away to Italy............

 

Thursday 09.02.17

Safe Drive Stay Alive for all S4 pupils at the Macrobert Arts Centre at Stirling University.

Friday 10th - Tuesday 14th February - Pupil Holidays (Staff in-service day Tuesday 14th)

Wednesday 15.02.17

Curricular Information Evening Wed 15.02.17 for parents of P7-S2 pupils. 

Click this link School Curriculum - S1-S3

 

Thursday 16.02.17

S2 Parents Evening

 

March is shaping up to be an equally busy month #bethebestyoucanbe 

Behaviour Management Survey

All parents/carers have been emailed a survey regarding Behaviour Management from Survey Monkey.  We would be grateful if you could please take part.  Thank you.

If you have not received this email, could you please call the school office to confirm your current email address.

Bo'ness Academy Parent Council Information Page

To find any updated information on our Parent Council  including dates of future meetings, minutes of past meetings, events, member information, etc please go to the Parent Zone section of the website or alternatively follow the links below:

http://www.bonessacademy.com/parent_zone/parent_council/parent_council.html

http://www.bonessacademy.com/parent_zone/parent_council/minutes_2016_2017/minutes_2016_2017.html

S5 & S6 Photographs

S5 & S6 Group & Individual Photographs will be taken on Friday 3rd March. 

Pupils should wear full school uniform.

 

Partnership with KFC

Our Bo'ness Academy Community Cafe recently formed a partnership with KFC as part of their food donation scheme. The project first piloted in May 2014 allows KFC restaurants to supply unused chicken to local organisations where it can be used to help feed those in need in local communities. This morning, Mr Latimer along with Mike Munro, from the Storehouse Foodbank went to make the first collection from KFC. Both were absolutely delighted with the amount of stock provided and some of this will be going out to those most in need in Bo'ness today.

This partnership allows us to again work closely with Storehouse who provide a valuable service in Bo'ness. Further information about our work in the local community can be found in the community section of our website.

 

UCAS Parents Presentation

In January Mrs Hill delivered a presentation to parents on the process of applying for university and college through UCAS. If you were unable to attend then the presentation can be viewed here.

Bo'ness Academy Alumni

We are always interested to hear success stories from ex-Bo'ness Academy students which may inspire our current pupils.  If you have something you would like to tell us about please get in contact with the school:

bonessacademy@falkirk.gov.uk