The Highland Council and NHS Highland Lifestyle Survey

The Highland Council and NHS Highland Lifestyle Survey for P7, S2 and S4 pupils in Highland is scheduled to run between 6th March and 5th April 2017.  It asks questions about lifestyle issues including leisure interests, exercise and diet and emotional wellbeing.

S2 and S4 pupils are encouraged to take part in the survey which can be found at the following link:

It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.


Choices for Life Events

Choices for Life events will be as follows –

Monday 27th February – 5.00-7.00pm at Culloden Academy – in the atrium at the front door

Wednesday 1st March  – 5.00-7.00pm at Charleston Academy – in the assembly hall

Thursday 2nd March – 10.00-2.00pm at UHI – Reception / 3.00-7.00pm at Eastgate Centre outside Waterstones

In attendance will be Community Beats (Hilton), Choices for Life Team, Highland Drug and Alcohol Partnership,  Highland Youth Action and Crime stoppers.

All parents and young people welcome.

Community Beats (Hilton), Burnett Road Police Station

Options Evening Information

*Update 31.1.17 – Presentation slides now attached.*

Millburn Academy are hosting an options evening on the evening of Monday 30th January 2017 for pupils in current S2-S5.  The Senior Leadership Team will present an overview of the planned curricular and day changes, along with the options process.  Please see below for the programme;


S2 S2 into S3 Options Evening Presentation 30 Jan 2017

6-6.30pm  S2 opportunity for Parent/Carer to discuss courses with staff in the Social Area

6.30-7pm  S2 options presentation from the Senior Leadership Team in the Assembly Hall

S3-S5 SP Options Evening Presentation 30 Jan 2017

6-6.30pm S3-S5 Options presentation from the Senior Leadership Team in the Assembly Hall

6.30-7pm  S3-S5 opportunity for Parent/Carer to discuss courses with staff in the Social Area

Fantastic fundraising efforts in support of Children in Need 2016

This year, the school’s generosity towards Children in Need reached a new high with the sum of £2781.30 being raised on Friday 18 November.  Coordinated by the prefect team fundraising included a horrible food tasting challenge for staff, a dress down day, a bake sale, face painting, beat the goalie and a whole lot more besides.

Great efforts from all involved with particular thanks to Shona, from the canteen, who bravely allowed her head to be shaved and to the prefect team who went the extra mile to set up a fantastic day throughout the school.

Today, Ben and Emma from the senior prefect team were delighted to be responsible for banking Millburn’s contribution.

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Tanzania Trip Meeting


An information evening for Tanzania 2018 is being tomorrow night in the Assembly hall at 7pm? Pupils who have returned a note of interest are expected to attend with their parents/carers.

Mrs Lindsay

MAFIA Fundraisers

click on link below to view Mafia Fundraiser Events


Offer of an interview from a Skills Development Scotland careers adviser for all S3 pupils


S1 Seafood in Schools Event

Please click on link below to view event poster for more information.


P7 Transition Event at Millburn

200 pupils from local primary schools spent the morning at Millburn Academy today taking part in a transition event led by pupils.  With the twin aims of helping P7s to get to know one another and to get to know more about life at Millburn senior pupils had devised a programme which included:

  • tours of the school with tour guides being S1 pupils
  • a dance workshop led by Highlife Highland dance artist Amy Gallacher, supported by S2 pupils Lucy Munro and Chloe-Louise Mackenzie and S3 pupil Charley Forbes
  • a session on expectations and aspirations led by senior pupils

P7 pupils took part enthusiastically with Millburn pupils commenting on how enjoyable it had been taking responsibility for the event.

The next stage of the transition process takes place in June when P7 pupils attend Millburn Academy for three days following, for the greater part of the time, their S1 timetable.  S1 classes are in the process of being created, informed by information received from primary colleagues.

S1 Outdoor Learning Experience – Badaguish May 2016

Please click on link below to view the information booklet for pupils and parent/carers for the S1 OLE.

S1 OLE Booklet 2016 pupils parents final

P7 – S1 Transition Timeline

Parents of pupils transferring to Millburn Academy in August 2016 may find the transition timeline helpful in getting a better understanding of what goes on to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for P7 pupils.  The timetline also contains details of key dates in the process.  Please contact Miss Sinclair, Depute Rector, should you require further information.Transition Timeline 1516

Bingo Fundraiser

Well done to the Rock Challenge Team and Staff – £740.90 raised at the bingo event by selling bingo cards; teas, coffees and home baking; friendship bracelets and raffle tickets. Amazing job by all involved.

Well done to Mr King who stepped in at the last minute to be the caller.
Thanks to all for coming!

Rock Challenge Team 2015/16

Ceilidh for pupils joining Millburn Academy in August 2016

One of the first major transition events involving pupils who will begin S1 at Millburn Academy in August 2016 takes place on Friday 18th December.  Approximately 200 pupils from our associated primary schools will come to Millburn where staff and pupils will host a ceilidh of social dancing.  Always a popular event on the transition calendar it’s a great opportunity for pupils moving to Millburn to start to get to know one another and to meet some of the teachers they will work with at Millburn as well as some of the older pupils.

The ceilidh, which takes place from 1000 until 1200, takes place in the hall which will be decorated for other Christmas dances and assemblies.  We look forward to meeting the P7 pupils on this date.

News w/b 16 November

S6 pupil Fergus Robb writes:

Glasgow School of Art at Millburn Academy
On 4 November schools from across Highland received an interactive talk from a member of staff and a student from the Glasgow School of Art.
Teachers, pupils and their parents attended and were given a valuable insight into the application process for art schools. Interactive exercises helped people to think about how they personally could achieve the standards expected. One to one discussion was useful as it personalised the experience and specific questions could then be answered. The evening was extremely useful.

ASN Coffee Morning
The ASN department had a small Macmillan Coffee Morning last week on Wednesday 4 November. This raised £43.71 for Macmillan Cancer. The department baked all the biscuits and cakes for the event.

Children In Need Dress Down Day
On Friday 13 November, Millburn pupils and teachers dressed up as Disney characters to support Children In Need. Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar, a Disney quiz and a teacher karaoke show contributed to the funds, as well as the Rector and teachers dressing up as ‘Cruella de Vil’ and her Dalmatians. Prefects organised the day and the school community was successful in raising almost £2000 for Children in Need.

Millburn Senior BoysfFootball team beat Ullapool 6-0. The team will be travelling to Ullapool to compete in a second leg.

Congratulations to Calum Maclean, Struan McCulloch and Gabriel Hastings who represented North of Scotland Football team at different levels.

On Tuesday 10 November, Megan Keith and Ruhi Mahomoodally took part in the final round of a Local Masterchef Competition sponsored by ASDA and the Williamson Group Ltd and organised by the Rotary Club of Inverness Culloden. Meghan, the winner of the competition, will be going on to another competition in Aberdeen. The competition was judged by Masterchef 2014 Finalist, Brian MacLeish. The chefs said that the food cooked in the competition was of a standard which would be served in their restaurants.

Battlefields Trip update

Currently sitting on the ferry waiting to depart! Journey down was quiet and kids have been great! Most have had a decent sleep! Sun is shining and its already warm! Vimy Ridge is the first stop! Update you later! Thanks! 🙂 7.14am

New S1 visit

imageHere are some photos from the new S1 vist last week.  Hopefully, any issues have been identified and addressed, limageet me know if not.  Seems to be pretty positive feedback overall….








Eden Court CREATIVE Ambassador

The Eden Court CREATIVE Ambassador for Millburn is Jenna Maclean in S6.

If you have any questions about getting involved in the arts, whether its dance, drama, music, filmmaking or anything else, please get in touch! Feel free to arrange to speak to Jenna in person or email her at:

Message from India

Message from Miss Gibb re India trip: everything going well. Both teams off on trek tomorrow for two weeks so no contact. When we’re back we’ll email in some photos. Soooooo envious! GSM

Millburn takes top prizes in Gaelic spelling competition!

S1 pupils Eoghann Davie, Lucy Munro and Rachel Urquhart scooped 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively at the SCILT Word Wizard Competition final at the Scottish Parliament.

Word Wizard is a national spelling competition in which pupils between S1-S3 compete in different languages. The competition takes place over three rounds with 75 new words over 4 different topics added in each round. By the final, competitors have to be able to pronounce and spell 225 words in their chosen language.

During the competition the word is said in English and the competitors have to translate it and then spell it. The winner is whoever can spell the most number of words in a minute.

Five pupils from across the country compete in the national final in each language – Gaelic, French, Madarin, German and Spanish – and the Gaelic final consisted of two pupils from Sgoil Lionclait in Benbecula and three pupils from Millburn Academy.

Gaelic teacher Ceitidh Smith said ‘This is the first year that Gaelic has been part of the competition and I am delighted at how well the Millburn pupils did. It is not an easy thing to do to and for pupils who only stated learning the language in August 2014 it is even more impressive!’

Word Wizard Millburn

World Challenge India update Mon 15th June

Message from Miss Gibb: “Made it safely to India. On train to accomodation now.  Pupils all good!”

Now the journey really begins….