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2014 Microsoft KODUKUP Scotland

Do you know how to use KODU? Are you 14 or under? If so, there is an opportunity for you to form a school team and enter a national competition. See Mr Christie in Computing 3 as soon as possible if you are interested.

Change of School Blazer Supplier

St. Paul's has changed school blazer supplier. Letter handed out to senior pupils with details of new arrangements.


Dear Parent/Guardian


I am writing to inform you that St. Paul's RC Academy will change the supplier of our school blazers and ties in time for academic session 2014-15. The school’s Pupil Council contacted a number of blazer suppliers to source an alternative to the present supplier and we are now in a position to confirm the changes for you.


At the beginning of academic session 2013-14, the Pupil Council consulted with every pupil in the school via PSHE lessons and identified a number of projects the pupils identified as being important to them. One of the projects identified was to source alternative uniform suppliers. Following a thorough consultation exercise with pupils, parents and staff we have decided to change our blazer supplier to Academy Uniforms Limited, East Kilbride.


Academy Uniforms will supply us with both fitted and non-fitted Eco-Blazers made, in part, using 16 recycled plastic bottles. The Pupil Council have taken on board the opinions of all stakeholders to ensure we have sourced a high quality product with a high quality of service.


We can confirm the following in relation to fittings and cost:-


  • Blazer fittings will take place on Monday 2nd June 2014 with a catch-up day planned prior to the summer holidays for any pupil who is absent that day.
  • Collection of blazers will take place on Tuesday 19th August 2014.
  • The total cost will be £50 (including braiding and badge). Where extra sleeve length is required a further cost of £7 will be incurred.
  • A deposit of £25 will be paid on Monday 2nd June 2014.
  • The outstanding balance of £25 will be paid on Tuesday 19th August 2014.
  • The cost of school ties, both junior and senior, will be £5. Senior ties can be purchased on Tuesday 19th August 2014 when pupils collect their blazers.


We would like to emphasise that there is no need for new S6 pupils to renew their blazer unless they wish to change to the fitted option.


Should you require any further information regarding the changes noted above, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school on 01382 307708.


Yours faithfully





MD Stewart

DHT (Temporary)

On behalf of the Pupil Council

S2 Dynamic Earth Trip

22nd April 2014

Primary 7 Visit February 2014

Primary 7 Visit February 2014


Yesterday St Paul's Academy welcomed primary 7 pupils and members of staff from our local feeder primary schools. Our visitors were welcomed by Mr Stewart then had the opportunity to sample lessons in Technologies and Social Subjects. Click here to see more pictures of the visit.



Dundee Science Centre Visit

S3 Chemistry visit to Dundee Science Centre 5th November 2013
Dundee Science Centre Visit

Making Sparklers

The question is "Do we need Chemistry?"

At Dundee Science Centre our S3 pupils certainly got a  wee taster of the world of Chemistry. Visit the Chemistry Gallery to see the photos

S1 Book Group

Some pupils in S1 have been selected to come along to a book club every two weeks. We are currently reading Charlie Higson's 'The Enemy' with the boys' group and 'My sister lives on the mantelpiece' with the girls group. The boys are in the middle of making a game to go with it and the girls are just about to start. We are enjoying ourselves - well, I am anyway!

Networking taster session at Dundee College

Networking taster session at Dundee College

Connor was the first to get his cable working .

Four of our Advanced Higher and Higher Computing class visited Dundee College yesterday afternoon where they were given a tour of the Gardyne Road campus and took part in a practical networking lesson. As part of the lesson pupils had to produce their own working network cable, which we all soon discovered was harder than it looks! The boys all looked great in their school uniform, representing the school in fine fashion. The trip hopefully opened the pupils minds to different career paths and education options when they leave St Paul's.

Robolab at Sensation

Robolab at Sensation

The club outside Sensation

12 pupils from the Gamemaker club visited Sensation yesterday to take part in a robotics workshop. The pupils were given the challenge to program a Lego Mindstorms robot to navigate through a maze and shoot at a target. All the teams succeeded in the challenge and their behaviour was impeccable. Pupils also got a chance to look around the Monsters, Myths and Legends exhibition.

Gamemaker club

Gamemaker club

Daniel from Future Fossil helping S1s with their game

Daniel and Phil from the local games company Future Fossil came in last Friday lunchtime to see the progress our Gamemaker teams were making and to offer help and advice. The visitors were very impressed by the enthusiasm and creativity shown by the teams.

P6/7 Open Evening Animation Tasters

P6/7 Open Evening Animation Tasters
P6/7 Open Evening Animation Tasters

Parents and pupils animating

As part of the P6/7 open evening, parents and feeder primary pupils had a go at some stop frame animation with a little help from our S1 and S4 students who kindly gave up their free time to attend the evening.

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