School news 21st February 2014

Education Scotland Inspection of Hospitality – HMIe, now called Education Scotland, visited the school to inspect the provision of Hospitality by West Highland College staff in Gairloch High School.  The inspection went exceedingly well and our visitor was really impressed by the enthusiasm and focus of the pupils. The inspector commented that she could tell that the pupils got a lot out of the course, and was impressed to see that they had each passed the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) Food Hygiene certificate.  Thanks to West Highland College for supporting this course in school and Kirsty Thistlethwaite, our Hospitality instructor.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Bethan Townsend, S5, received her Bronze DofE Award at assembly on Friday 14th February.  Well-done Beth!

UNICEF non-uniform day – On Friday 14th February pupils had a non-uniform day to raise funds for UNICEF.  In conjunction with this S1 pupil Emily Morrison arranged for a sweet sale to help her mum raise funds for Clic Sargent.  Emily’s mum is raising funds by running the London Marathon.

Basketball result – On Wednesday 5th February, the senior boys’ basketball team played Inverness Royal Academy. We won 59 – 44 with a convincing performance from all players. We are continuing to take on (and win) against much larger schools.  The boys train hard with the support of Mr Johnston, Mr Gorman and Mr Milner in school.

Basketball Team


Saturday 15th March – 10am in the Community Hall

Stalls, Competitions and the BIG Raffle!

We welcome any or all of the following donations: baking, books, DVDs & CDs, bric-a-brac, plants, electrical items in good working order, toys, clothes in good condition, jewellery, bottles and raffle prizes.  We can auction anything within reason (antiques a speciality!)  

Items for the sale can be:

  • Handed to any member of the school
  • Delivered direct to the Community Hall on Friday 14th March between 3.30pm and 6pm
  • Collected by us – call the school office on 712275 and leave your details.


It’s that time again – Grand annual fundraiser for S1 Nethybridge and selected charities.


Cross-Country – We had a cross-country race at Flowerdale on February 13th 2014.  Despite the cold weather we had 40 runners taking part, well done to everyone!  Congratulations to the following winners:

Junior Boys 1st – Mark McLean S3, 2nd – Matthew Mackenzie S1 and 3rd -Roddie Wyatt S1.

Junior Girls – 1st -Laura Russell S3, 2nd -Eilidh Johnston S3 and 3rd = Sara Johnston and Leonie Baptist both S2.

Senior Boys – 1st – Innis Taylor S5, 2nd – Sydney Tippet S4 and 3rd Luke Gorman S6.

Senior Girls – 1st and only senior girl Sofie Banister.

Lots more photos are available on the school website.  Photos from the start of the each of the male and female races are included here.


Thanks to all the Marshalls for their help and to Gina Mackenzie at Flowerdale house for providing some warmth, juice and biscuits. It really helped the pupils enjoy their afternoon.  The event was organised by Mrs Hildrey and Mrs Johnston with support from Dr Shearer and other staff.

Former Pupil news – Murray Shearer has just moved to a new position with his employer BP. Read about him here along with other former pupil stories.

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