Some important updates for this week;

Parents’ Evenings 22/23 – Thank you for the returns from Parents and Staff, there are varied responses from different viewpoints, which is not a surprising outcome. We are working through the details and will keep all informed of the plan for the next school year soon.

S1 Parents’ Eve – This is next week as our final Parents’ eve of the year. Details for booking slots will be sent to support. If you have any questions please email and we’ll direct you to the best person.

Be Prepared, post Covid – Thank you to Parents and Pupils. Almost all pupils are looking ready to work / learn every day. We are working with those families who need support. Please ensure youngsters are in black trousers (not black joggers). We have trousers (new) available in many sizes we can provide to support if needed. Our uniform is……

White shirt

Leith tie – available at Max Yarns Duke St or in School, while stocks last (£7.50)

Black trousers (not joggers) or skirt

Black footwear (comfortable is fine, if black)

Black jumper no logo (if needed)

Breakfast Café club is back! See below a note from Ms Ralston in our Home Economics Team;

Our Breakfast Café will reopen on 6 June. Pupils will be able to have a good start to the day with a bite to eat. It will run every morning in the Home Economics Department from   7.45 -8.30 am supported by a group of volunteer staff members.

This safe space provides an opportunity for pupils who want breakfast.  It is also a time that they can ask members of staff advice, finish off any home learning or meet their friends.

There is no charge for breakfast and one of the ways we support the funding is by collecting for Rag Bag, so if you are clearing out your wardrobe soon we would be happy to take the following items, clean clothes, wearable pairs of shoes and handbags. Through Rag Bag you are able to help recycle textiles and clothing that may have ended up going to landfill as well as helping to fund the Breakfast Café.

Having a breakfast before starting school is important for our young people and research has shown that children who skip breakfast perform less well at school, whereas eating breakfast improve problem solving abilities, memory, concentration levels, visual perception and creative thinking.

Home Economics Team

Equalities newsletter – Attached is the Edinburgh wide edition, we feature on page10 as we reflect on our Culture Day.

On Thursday we held the U14 Girls touch Rugby Festival with teams coming from all across the Edinburgh and Borders areas. The sun was shining on Leith and all had a great experience playing, learning and having fun. See picture below……

Have a great weekend from all at Leith Academy.

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