At 11.00 a.m. on 15 September 2017, the school held a ceremony to unveil a paving stone in honour of Robert McBeath. The stone is part of the U.K. Government’s program to provide a paving stone for every person who won the Victoria Cross in World War 1.
We were honoured that so many people (school, community, visitors, representatives of the armed forces, police officers and representatives from Highland Council). The citation was read by Mr Jim McKinnon who is the great-nephew of Robert McBeath.
Click on the link below to view all the photos.
After the success of last year’s Craft Fayre, the S3 pupils are organising another fund-raising event on Saturday 28th October. The Craft Fayre will take place in Kinlochbervie High School from 11.30 am – 2.30 pm. Local arts and crafts, Christmas gifts, teas/coffee and home baking, raffle and loads of fun!
All proceeds will go to “The Highland Hospice”. (Can we beat last year’s total of £1500?)
If you would like to book a table at the event or require further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations of raffle prizes and home baking welcome. Also feel free to come along on the day and help out.
There was a large turnout for the unveiling of the VC commemorative paving stone for Robert McBeath. The only downside was the weather – it was very wet. More photos will follow.
The original cairn (to the left) was built in 2009 and the information board in 2010. The wall was built this year specifically for the paving stone.
Pupil Council is your chance to have a greater say over matters that affect you in school. The pupil council gives you the chance to tell teachers and staff your ideas and represents each class in school. It allows you to be involved in decisions that affect you, keeps you informed about the life of the school and helps you to gain confidence to have your say. It can also help you to feel good about your place in the school community by giving you responsibilities and encourages active citizenship.
If you have any issues, concerns or suggestions about what you would like to see happen, see changed or not see happen in the school please put it in writing to your rep who will bring it up at the next meeting .
The Pupil Council reps for 2016-2017 are:
Meetings are held four times a year in the I.T. Room at 1.20 pm
The Scottish Government has launched the Scottish National Standardised Assessments. It is part of National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan for Scottish Education which aims to deliver both excellence and equity in education.
There is an on-line guide for parents and carers that focuses on Assessing Children’s Progress.
Guide for Parents and Carers
Two other Scottish Government websites provide more detailed information.
National Improvement Framework
The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) provides financial support to eligible 16 to 19 year olds who want to continue learning.
Click on the following link to view or download the complete information package.
No Experience Necessary. Just a willingness to try something new and to have fun.
Youth Theatre Workshop
Saturday 2 September 2017
Durness Village Hall
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Ages 8 and up
With writer-director Rachel Clive.
Rachel is an experienced theatre practitioner and drama teacher who has produced plays in many places across Scotland, and is coming to Durnessspecially for this workshop. She is keen to meet as many of the young people as possible. So come along!
Transport will be provided between Scourie/KLB and Durness.
Lunch will be provided.
No charge for the workshop, transport or lunch.
For more information contact
Tony Jackson 07543 809432 or Jill Jackson 07539 623 096
We have been selected to take part in Tesco’s Bags of Help! Our project is the creation of the Robert McBeath Memorial Garden (where the cairn and information board is situated). The winner gets £4,000, the runner up £2,000 and third place gets £1,000.
If you shop in the Ullapool Tesco store between 1st September and 31st October, you will get a token to vote. Alternatively if you use the “click and collect” service during these dates, you can hand in your receipts to the school office and we can take them to the store for tokens.
Please vote for us!