School news 15th June 2007

Most people assume this is a period of running things down towards the holidays however school continues to be a very busy place. At this time all pupils are starting their new classes. For S3, S4 and S5 pupils that means new courses, new responsibilities and challenges. We also say farewell daily to those who pupils have come to the end of their secondary career. It is a proud moment for staff tinged with a little sadness as pupils embark on their journey into work or higher education. We wish them all well for the future.

Positions of responsibility 2007/8 (Click the title for more details)

Interviews for Prefects took place this week. When pupils enter S6 they are required to put themselves forward for the position of prefect. Once again this year all S6 wished to be considered. The aspiring pupils are then interviewed by the Headteacher and the head of House. To the credit of all S6, each of them impressed suitably at interview and have been offered a prefect responsibility. Each pupil is given a challenge to take on responsibility and set an example to the younger pupils in the school. The responsibility given to prefects often allows them the opportunity to show skill and character previously held in reserve!

Send my friend to school Campaign (Click the title for more details)

Army Exhibition Day – S2 pupils had an excellent day at Cameron Barracks in Inverness recently, with plenty of opportunities to ‘have a go’ at lots of activities.

School Board / Parent Forum – Parents should have received a copy of the draft constitution this week via their son or daughter. A copy is available on the website here. There is a meeting 7.30pm on Monday 25th June in the school to discuss the document.

S1 Activity Event – S1 pupils worked to put together a personalised pack for each of the new pupils due to come to High School. Miss Morrison and Miss Dean guided them in this daylong project.

Charity fashion show – A charity fashion show is currently being organised by the S3 and S4 pupils. Click here for more information.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Congratulations to Liam, Calum, Jake and Neil Macleod for completing their mountain biking qualifying expedition, cycling through the mountains and glens from Contin to Ullapool. Thanks to Fiona Johnston, Andy Vickerstaff and the Ross and Cromarty Wild Country Panel for making this hugely enjoyable venture possible. This was the first DofE mountain biking expedition in Ross-shire.

Recent awards

  • Ross Barnie received his bronze award at assembly.
  • All S3 pupils received their First Aid completion certificate at assembly along with several staff.
  • S1, Ruairdhri Wright received 1st prize from the Community Council for a piece of writing submitted as part of the Celebrating Gairloch competition. Alex Warren, S1, received a favourable mention for the work she submitted.

Primary Highland Games – With the help of Active School Coordinator, Fiona Johnston, Mrs Hildrey and many of the senior pupils were involved in a great day of fun and activity at the High School Friday 8th June. On a near perfect weather day all our primary pupils gathered to take part in a range of activities including Tossing the Caber and Throwing a Wellie. It was a pleasure to see parents, teachers and pupils working together to make this an enjoyable gathering for all.

Prize Giving – The annual Prize Giving will take place on Wednesday, 27th June commencing at 7:30pm in the Multi Purpose Hall. We hope to see you there.

School will close for the summer after lunch on Thursday 28th of June and re-open for pupils on Tuesday 14th August 2007. The last School News for this session will appear on-line June 29th.

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