Dress down day – Friday 8th Dec – Salvation Army

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This Friday 8th December the school is having a dress down day.  The money raised will go to the Salvation Army Christmas appeal.  The money raised will be used to care for local people in terms of provisions and home visits with food to the elderly.  The Salvation Army are doing Assemblies today to raise awareness of this work.

Mr G Stewart

Acting Head Teacher


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Reminder – all pupils who require to take any medication, (ie Inhalers/Epipens etc), are responsible for bringing this medication with them on the day of the Sponsored Walk.

If medication is held in school for pupils then they should sign this out from the school office on the morning of the walk, and hand it back into the office on their return.


Teaching Vacancies – Learning Support

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We currently have two vacancies for Additional Support Needs Teachers in our Learning Support Department. Both posts have the same Job and Person Specification and have a closing date of 25th May. The jobs are identical and will be matched to the specific abilities of the successful candidates. One is available immediately, the second has a start date of August 2017. Applicants need only apply for one post as interviews for both posts will take place on the same day.

Prospective applicants are welcome to get in touch. View more details on the links below.

HGH04304 – Teacher (ASN) Post 1

HGH04310 – Teacher (ASN) Post 2



School Security

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The final aspect of our enhanced security measures will become operational from 8am on Tuesday 9 May. From then, only staff will be able to enter the front door of the school. Pupils will not be able to access the building through this door at any time. From 8:50am each morning anyone entering our building will have to do so via the video and intercom system at the front door. No other entrance can be used. Pupils need to ensure they are in school before 8:40am.

This letter outlines full details of our new arrangements. Thank you for your cooperation.

S3 Election Helpers

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Well done to some of our S3 students who did a superb job at the Highland Council Election Count yesterday.

Our students helped to sort out ballot boxes, sort ballot papers and transfer them for electronic counting. It was a busy day for the students who coped well while being very closely observed by the candidates and election officials.

Mrs Lyndie Cameron, Principal Teacher of Geography


SQA Exams 2017

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SQA Exams for all students in S4, S5 and S6 begin on Tuesday 2 May and run until Friday 2 June. At assembly this morning all students in S4, S5 and S6 received this letter outlining school arrangements for their exams, along with a personal copy of their own exam timetable.

This allows all students to plan their own Easter revision programme effectively as the exams approach.

Students also received a copy of the SQA Your Exams Guide. You can download and view a copy HERE or below.

Finally, all students were also given a copy of this leaflet, explaining how to register to receive SQA results by email / text when they are published in August. Students MUST register for this service.



















Mrs Helen Hunter, Depute Rector & SQA Coordinator

Botswana Exchange 2017

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Yesterday saw the conclusion of our 2017 British Council Connecting Classrooms exchange with Lotsane Senior Secondary School in Botswana.

Our guests, Head Teacher Mr Khangelani Tshebo, Guidance Teacher Mrs Lorato Semadi and Art Teacher Mr Justice Kgosana, along with ten students departed yesterday morning.

They were our guests for almost two weeks during which time they experienced so much. As well as important time in school attending classes, visiting departments and being actively involved in our community, the group also had wonderful visits. Highlights included the snow up on Cairngorm, the beach at Nairn (they are from a landlocked country), attending a Civic Reception at the Inverness Town House, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle etc. They also took part in our bi-annual Fashion Show which once again helped us raise funds to support the exchange.

Thank you to everyone in school and in our community for supporting this important visit. Special thanks to the parents, staff and others in our community who hosted our visitors and made them feel welcome.

Plans are now well underway for our fifth visit to Botswana and Lotsane Senior Secondary School in June 2018.