School news 23rd February 2007

ALL PARENTS were given information about this website recently and I am glad to say that several have been in touch to give suggestions about other types of information we can add. If you haven’t responded yet we look forward to hearing from you and keep your eyes on the site for additions to come. Headteacher

Thanks to all the members of the community who handed in Tesco Sports Vouchers. We received over 4,000 and have ordered equipment, which should be with us shortly. The PE department is very grateful to the community for their support.

The Ecoschool group would like to thank the 566 local residents who signed the petition for plastics recycling facilities in the area. We were very pleased to get such a strong response, and would also like to thank the various businesses that displayed the petition for signing. Copies have now been sent to Neil Gillies at Highland Council and Ross Finnie, Minister for Environment and Rural Affairs at the Scottish Parliament. We hope for a speedy response.

The High School Book Group is getting stuck into books lent via the Library Service for the Highland Book Award. This is an annual scheme, which allows school groups to read and review some of the best recent fiction. Mr Port took a group of S1-S4 pupils to Strathpeffer for the opening ceremony, and since then there has been some keen page-turning! Look for our reviews online by clicking above.

The total amount raised for UNICEF from our non-uniform day was £248.22.

Northern Lights This is just a reminder that the High school, as well as our associated primaries, gets money for being members of Northern Lights. When buying products on-line you simply go to www.buy.at/northernlightsschools. You can buy things as normal from sites such as Amazon, Marks and Spencer etc. A percentage of what you spend goes into the kitty for Northern Lights. IT DOES NOT COST YOU A PENNY. The High school and primaries will be receiving over £80 each for doing nothing. Can’t be bad!

Are you a Maths graduate- interested in teaching? The Open University in Scotland is extending the programme for eligible graduates to train in their home area without attending campus-based lectures. If this applies to you, and you are interested, please contact the headteacher Mr Port.

The U15 girls hockey travelled to Dingwall on Wednesday 14th February to the Highland Hockey Tournament. All games were hard but our team played some very skilful hockey and scored some brilliant goals. They finished 3rd in their section, winning two out of four games. The teams that didn’t make the finals played extra games, our team played two and won two. Special mention must be made of our goalie, Rhoda Tippett, who was brought in from 2nd year for the tournament against mostly 3rd and 4th years. Well-done girls!

MOD Presentation Team Visit S5 and S6 pupils were given a chance to take part in a role play exercise on 14th Feb. This required them to develop some skills useful for the world of work. Click here for more details.

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