Latest Update to students and parents: week beginning 29.08.22

Dear students and parent(s) / carer(s),

It is hard to believe that Week One has passed already but what a great week it was and to see everyone back in school was genuinely lovely.

First of all I would like to say congratulations to our young people who took exams this summer and for the results they achieved.  We are very proud of what each and every one of you gained in your qualifications given the trials and tribulations of the past two years and now we look forwards.  If you want to find out more about how Mackie Academy did overall there will be a short summary from myself at this week’s Parent Council AGM on Tuesday, 30th August 2022 at 19.00.  The SQA appeals process is ongoing and the school continues to support those involved with this.

Our Pupil and Parent information site  has been updated with all relevant information for the start of term so please feel free to browse through this if you have any questions.  We would bring to people’s attention the fact that the Stonehaven Youth Club is now up and running as well as an update around Young Scot / NEC cards and ensuring that they are working effectively for our canteen.

On Friday, 16th September 2022 the school will hold its first sponsored walk for the first time in three years.  We are looking forward to another whole school event after the success of Sports Day at the end of last term.  Our Student Executive Teams are working on their themes for the house competition and year group assemblies will be held week beginning 5th September 2022 so that everyone knows what is expected of them.  The walk forms need to be returned to school by Tuesday, 6th September 2022 in US Time or for S6 students to Front Reception.  It does not matter the amount that students fundraise; it is the participating that matters.  We hope that as many as possible will take part and that we raise funds for local charities in the process.  An update will be available on the Pupil and Parent Information site next week explaining all aspects of the day for parents and carers.

I am meeting with all students this week in year group assemblies which I always look forward to.  Later this week we will share with parents information around parents evenings in 2022-23 and other parental events.  Once again a reminder that if you have not signed up to our School App yet we would ask you to do so as that is how we can keep you best up to date with what is going on in the school.  You can find out how to do this on the School News page of our Pupil and Parent information site.

We look forward to the year ahead here at Mackie Academy and thank you, as always, for your support.

Louise Moir

Head Teacher