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.

 

Easter Study School

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SQA Exams begin on Tuesday 2 May. All young people in S4/5/6 sitting exams will receive final details of times and rooms for all of their exams next week.

Meanwhile, as the final push towards these exams, some departments are offering Easter Study classes. During the break the school is open from 9am to 3pm for these classes to run. All students are welcome to attend any relevant class. Check with teachers for the start and end time of each subject.

Thursday 6 April:
  • ART (National 5 / Higher / Advanced Higher)
Wednesday 12 April:
  • RMPS (National 5 / Higher)
  • MATHS (Higher)
Tuesday 18 April:
  • MATHS (Advanced Higher)
Wednesday 19 April:
  • RMPS (National 5 / Higher)
  • PHYSICS (National 5)
  • CHEMISTRY (National 5)
  • BIOLOGY (National 5)
Thursday 20 April:
  • ART (National 5 / Higher / Advanced Higher)
  • MATHS (Higher)
  • PHYSICS (Higher)
  • CHEMISTRY (Higher)
  • BIOLOGY (Higher)

Walk on the Wild Side Fashion Show

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We had another successful Fashion Show for our Connecting Classrooms Botswana Fundraising last Thursday. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us on the evening. We raised nearly £1400 on the evening through an excellent raffle supported by local businesses. We are grateful, as always, for the support of local retailers, and to Inverness College UHI who did all the hair and make up. Some photos from the evening below, together with a video clip of the staff performance.

Well done everyone.

 

Dress Up Extravaganza

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Dress Down Day for Comic Relief. Dress Up for Botswana

It’s a fashion and dress-up extravaganza at Charleston Academy today. As it is Comic Relief week, we have been raising funds for Red Nose Day with a dress down themed day – pyjamas, and have had a cake stall running at interval and lunchtime.

Our dressing down / dressing up theme continues this evening as it’s our Walk on the Wild Side Fashion Show at 7pm. Please come along and support our fund raising for our Global Exchange with Botswana.

 

Letter for Parents and Carers

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All young people received this letter via school-bag mail this morning. It contains information about a number of important issues, including Security, Latecoming and changes to SQA exams. It also clarifies a minor change to the configuration of the school day which affects all Inverness schools.

Please download a copy for your records. Printed copies are available from the school office on request.

 

Food Appeal

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We were unable to undertake our annual hamper appeal at Christmas this session. Instead, when we discussed the best approach with the Salvation Army and Social Services, we were advised that it was in early March when donations of food would be most useful.

So all of this week students and staff have been bringing in donations of non-perishable food which we are donating to the Salvation Army who will then distribute to those in need in our community.

Thank you to all the staff, students and families in our community who donated all of the food that we can now distribute.

 

Botswana Exchange 2017

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At our S4/S5/S6 Assembly this morning we welcomed students and staff from our Connecting Classrooms Exchange School in Botswana. 10 Students and 3 staff arrived in Scotland on 18 March and will be attending classes and visiting parts of the Highlands up until their departure on 30 March. This year we welcomed the new Head teacher of Lotsane Senior Secondary School, Mr Khangelani Tshebo, Mrs Lorato Semadi from their Guidance Department who coordinates their exchange programme, and Mr Justice Kgosana from the Art Department.

This hugely successful exchange programme is now in its eighth year, having began in 2010. It is the most successful exchange programme for any school in Botswana. Plans are already underway for our visit to Botswana in 2018, which will be our fifth, following previous visits in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.

While the staff and students are here they will be attending normal classes at Charleston Academy. We also have a few other events planned. On Tuesday (today) they visited Cairngorm and Highland Wildlife Park. Tomorrow, Wednesday they are special guests at Inverness Town House where the Provost will host a special lunch for our visitors. On Thursday one of the highlights of the visit will be our “Walk on the Wild Side” Fashion Show.

We are ever grateful for the hard work behind the scenes of our Global Exchange Committee headed by Mrs Mairi Sutherland and of course to the families and staff who host our visitors and provide a warm welcome for their stay in Scotland.

Walk on the Wild Side Fashion Show

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Our cultural and educational exchange with Lotsane Senior Secondary School continues. 10 students arrive on 18 March and will be with us on school until 30 March. During that time staff and students will be attending classes in Charleston Academy. A number of other events are also planned for our visitors when they are here:

  • Tuesday 21: Welcome Assembly (S4, S5 and S6)
  • Tuesday 21: Trip to Cairngorms and Highland Wildlife Park
  • Wednesday 22: Civic Reception at the Town House hosted by the Provost
  • Thursday 23: Walk on the Wild Side Fashion Show
  • Monday 27: Trip to Culloden Battlefield and Fort George
  • Tuesday 28: Visit to Urquhart Castle courtesy of Jacobite Cruises

One of the major highlights is our “Into the Wild Fashion Show” which will involve a staff star turn as usual – watch this space. At this we also have a fantastic raffle to raise funds for the exchange programme. Prizes this year include:

  • 2 x weekend tickets for Belladrum
  • Three Course Lunch for 2 at Rocpool Reserve
  • Four Ball at Strathpeffer Golf Club
  • Afternoon Tea for 2 at Loch Ness Country House Hotel
  • £20 Voucher for Old North Inn
  • Meal Voucher for the Ness Deli
  • Bottle of Glenwyvis Gin, Wines and Prossecco
  • Marks & Spencer Vouchers

Be sure to get your tickets for the Fashion Show and Raffle early – this is always a sell out event.