School Summer Holidays
The school is now closed for the summer holidays. School re-opens for Inservice Training for teachers on the 12th August 2014 and Pupils' first day back is on Thursday 14th August 2014.
Big Green Challenge!
Congratulations to the Junior Debating team, who reached the semi-finals of the Big Green Challenge at the Scottish Parliament on Friday 20th June. The team - Cameron King, Rebecca Friels and Ryan Brown - debated brilliantly in the quarter-final, and were unlucky to be defeated in the semi-final by the eventual winners, Charleston Academy. Credit is also due to the team's researchers, Ewan Marshall, Jarod Barrett and Hayden Cameron.
P7 Induction days
P7 pupils made a very good first impression during the Induction Days on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th June. We very much look forward to you starting S1 with us in August. Have a great summer!
Playstation World Cup
‘The final of the Hermitage Academy Playstation World Cup took place today 25th June and was won by the underdog Aidan Wilson (S4). Aidan took on Reece Grant (also S4) and his Belgium team won the final 2-0 against England. This was closely contested as has been the case the whole tournament which started with 32 pupils and teachers back at the beginning of June. Much fun has been had by all and more importantly this event raised £225 for the Helensburgh and Lomond Young Carers association which does some great work for many pupils within our school. A big big thanks to all who took part in this event and those who supported the event throughout the 3 weeks of its duration. A follow-up fundraiser will be held next session for the Champions League where the fans favourite Mr McCluskey will be looking to achieve some silverware. Well done to everyone who was involved in this event’
URGENT REQUEST!!! The PTA needs someone who would be willing to take over the roll of treasurer for the coming academic year. If anyone is interested could they please contact the PTA through the school.
Respect Me - Anti Bullying - National Survey
‘Respect Me’ are currently conducting research into children and young people's experience of bullying in Scotland. The research, which is being funded by the Scottish Government, will enable us to help parents and professionals get a clear picture of how young people are experiencing bullying in 2014. Crucially this will support and influence the development of effective responses, which recognise that relationships and behaviour play out online and face to face more than ever.
This research is the first of its kind in Scotland, in terms of its focus on online and face to face bullying, and will be central to the development of robust policy and practice in this area.
Hermitage Academy are supporting respect me in gathering data for their research.
To complete the survey please click on the link below.
The survey will be open until the end of June.
Chess Club Success
Congratulations to the 15 members of the Hermitage Academy Chess Club who competed in the Quarter Finals of the UK-wide Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge in Airdie on Saturday 26th April 2014. Five of our players have qualified for the Semi Finals, which will take place in Manchester in July. Well done to Gregor King (S1), Dillon MacDonald (S3), Charles Cavana (S4), Li-Ming Man (S5) and Euan Howieson (S6)
School Handbook - 2014 / 15
Please click on the following link to access a copy of our recently updated School Handbook.
Hermitage Academy on Twitter
The school now has been using a Twitter account to keep parents, pupils and staff up to date in terms of weather, transport and possible closures. We are now planning to roll this out to include other aspects of school news.
Follow us on Twitter @ HermitageAcad
School Uniform - Open Letter (Click Here)
School Uniform Update
The school has resumed after the summer holidays and it has been pleasing to see so many pupils wearing the new updated school uniform.
Over 860 new blazers have been sold and we have now gone beyond the “Tipping Point”.
Please encourage your son or daughter to meet our expectations of wearing full school uniform.
The new school ties are now in stock and are available from the school office at £3.50 for Junior ties and £6.00 for S6 ties.
- Junior School ties (S1-S3) - Red and Black striped
- Senior School ties (S4-S5) - new platinum, red and black striped
- S6 ties - new platinum crested tie.
Hermitage Academy blazers now available online!
Academy Uniforms have now set up a section on their website for Hermitage Academy. This will allow the purchase of blazers directly from themselves. We have a full set of sizes within the school available to try on if required. Please contact the school office if you require this.
The website is: www.academyuniformsltd.co.uk
Click Secondary Schools and then select Hermitage Academy to complete your order online.
Please note that Academy Uniforms will offer free delivery only if it is delivered to the school. Select ‘Store pickup, walk In’.
Hermitage Academy - A Guide to Curriculum for Excellence
Jan 2013 Update - Our Curriculum for Excellence documents can be downlaoded from the Documents Menu.
“Much has been made in the media recently about the introduction of Curriculum for Excellence. In the attached newsletter – A Guide to Curriculum for Excellence – read about the positive changes the new curriculum will bring to the education of the young people at Hermitage Academy.”
School of Champions
If you want to know more about Hermitage being a School of Champions (click here)
Curriculum for Excellence FAQ's (Click here)
School News Update
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