Dates in January and February

Some advance warning of dates in January and February…

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Monday 9 January The new term begins
Monday 23 January Start of Prelims week
Tuesday 7 February Parent Council meeting
Fri-Wed 17-22 February S4-S6 Trip to Belfast
Mon-Tues 20-21 February Holidays
Wednesday 22 February Inset Day

 

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Christmas Show – Wednesday 21 December 2016

The school’s Christmas show will be held tomorrow evening – Wednesday 21 December 2016 – at 7:00 pm.

Entry is by donation and all monies raised will go to the two runner-up charities in last Friday’s Youth & Philanthropy Initiative event.  The two charities are Befrienders Highland and The Crocus Group.  The total amount raised will be matched by our local Councillors.

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Youth and Philanthropy Initiative – The Results

The S3 teams made presentations on behalf of their chosen charities on Friday afternoon.  The three teams made excellent presentations and showed videos that they had done for their chosen charities.
Click below to view the videos.

The winning charity was the Ceilidh House who received a cheque for £3,000.

All three charities do amazing work and the decision of the panel was a difficult one.  There will be a collection for the other two charities (The Crocus Group and Befrienders Highland)  at the high school Christmas concert on Wednesday 21 December.  Whatever is raised, our local councillors have agreed to match!

 

 

Trip to Commemorate Battle of Arras

Two of our pupils have been selected to participate in a trip sponsored by the Scottish Government to commemorate the Battle of Arras (World War I). The trip will take place in April 2017 and will mark the centenary of the battle.

The Battle of Arras was a British offensive in April 1917.   Forty-four Scottish battalions and seven Scottish-named Canadian battalions made up the largest concentration of Scots to have fought together during WWI. Tragically, one-third of the 159,000 British Force casualties were Scottish.

The Scottish Government is sending a group of S3 pupils to be part of the Centenary Commemoration of the Battle next April.  

The school is extremely pleased that two of our pupils, Dylan Morrison and Kian MacKay have been chosen to be part of this select group. Not only will Dylan and Kian be excellent ambassadors for our school but the whole school will benefit by gaining a deeper insight to this human tragedy when Dylan and Kian share their experiences after the trip.