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.

Peru Training Weekend

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On the 21st of April, 13 pupils and 3 teachers embarked on a journey down to Comrie Croft near the village of Comrie, Perthshire. Before we set off, all the pupils got together to buy all the food we needed for the weekend. We only had £6 per head for the 3 days, so we had to work together to make sure we bought what we needed and practiced budgeting. After we’d finished shopping we returned to the minibus and packed the trailer full with the kit that we would be taking on our expedition to Peru. Our trip to Peru will take place in mid-June this year and will last 21 days.

Once we had pulled up at Comrie Croft we unloaded the trailer and set off for our campsite where we met Rosie, our expedition leader. Rosie gave us our tents and instructed to put them up whilst deciding who would be sharing tents. After that we cooked and ate dinner then took part in some teambuilding activities which helped us all feel a bit more relaxed. We went for a short walk and then called it a night as we knew we would be busy the next day.

In the morning we woke and got straight onto making porridge for our breakfast, assigning certain people different tasks that including washing up, cooking and sandwich making for the day ahead etc. We packed our bags for the day ahead and we set off. Throughout our walk to Comrie Village we practiced a few different possible scenarios for when we were in Peru that included risk assessments and first aid.  The sun was out and we eventually ended up by the river in the village where we sat down and had our lunch. We were then sent to complete some tasks which would continue to strengthen the relationships between the team and expand our knowledge about Comrie. After this we left the village and headed up the hill a nearby hill to look for a waterfall, which we never actually managed to find! With the day getting on, we finished up our walk and were grateful our map-readers hadn’t got us lost throughout the day. We had some rest time in which people talked, read and whittled sticks. We then cooked a dinner of beef stir fry and had some birthday cake for pudding accompanied with a very tuneful rendition of Happy Birthday, (Thanks Bruce). We enjoyed the rest of the evening with a fire and general chat before heading to bed after a long day out.

On the last day, we had our breakfast and took our tents down before walking back to the minibus and leaving Comrie Croft. Overall the weekend went very well. We got to know each other better than before and found out how to work together in preparation for our big trip which we are all looking forward to.

Lewis Hilditch, 6K

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

SVQ Coffee Morning

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Well done to the students doing SVQ Professional Cookery. As part of their course assessment they hosted a coffee morning for all staff this morning. The students undertake this course in partnership with UHI and use the Albert Roux Kitchen at Charleston Academy. The focus of this morning’s assessment was teamwork and collaboration. However it was a fantastic coffee morning with excellent homebakes enjoyed by over thirty teachers who supported their efforts. Proceeds were also donated to the Highland Hospice. Well done.

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)

Gymnastics

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Well done to Rheighen Cassels-MacGregor (5L1). Rheighen recently took part in the Scottish Schools Gymnastics Finals. Despite not having much experience of competing at national level up to now, Rheighen did exceptionally well. A significant achievement and in no doubt due to his dedication and hard work for his sport.