Thinking of applying to be a Prefect for 2017/18? Read on….

MILLBURN ACADEMY PREFECT APPLICATION FOR 2017Assembly PPT Feb 17

The Prefect selection process for 2017/18 was outlined to S5 pupils at an assembly during Personal Development time today. The slides used can be found here as well as a copy of the application form.

Prefect applications should be with Miss Sinclair DHT by Monday 27th February 2017.

Late applications won’t be accepted.

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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Millburn tweets!

Millburn has its own Twitter account which is updated regularly with topical tweets relating to learning, the life of the school and the achievements of our pupils.

Follow us @Millburnacademy

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.

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

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.

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:

millburncreativeambassador@gmail.com

Winning pupils travel to YPI National Event

On 10 June the winning S2 Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Team travel to the National Event at the Perth Concert Hall accompanied by staff who worked closely with them during the competition. The winning team, this year, came from Miss Cairney’s English class 2.2 and comprised Abigail Hutchison, Isla Macleod, Maria Savage and Chloe Young. Seeing off competition from six other teams the group secured a grant of £3000 for their chosen charity, Birchwood Highland.

P7 Induction Days

As part of the transition process P7 pupils who are enrolling in August will spend three days at Millburn later this month, largely following what will be their S1 timetable. These induction days take place on 17th, 18th and 19th June.

There will be an information evening for the parents of P7 pupils in the hall at 7pm on 16th June.

Guest of Honour at Presentation of Awards

We’re delighted to welcome back former pupil and Commonwealth Games 2014 silver medallist in judo, Stephanie Inglis. As well as presenting awards Stephanie will be our guest speaker.

• Presentation of Awards S4 – 6: Wednesday 10 June 2015 at 7.30pm
• Presentation of Awards S1 – 3: Thursday 11 June 2015 at 7.30pm

Apprenticeships, Job and 16+ information

Information from the 16+ team at Highland Council.

5 Apprenticeship opportunities are available with Highland Council in Inverness, Dornoch, Fort William and Alness – closing date 15th May 2015.

FutureLearn – Free online learning for young people to bridge the gap between school and university in a variety of subject areas. Young people can apply now for start dates throughout summer. Study usually entails a couple of hours per week for several weeks, so could be easily accommodated into workload.

Face2 Face provision – now accepts applications from young people aged 15yrs and 6 months up to age 24.
Our weekly list of jobs advertised in Inverness shop windows provided by the Job Centre.

Burghfield House – Be my Guest open days for young people wanting to find out about careers and courses in Hospitality – throughout May and June.

Primrose Café, Invergordon – Food 4 Thought health workshops starting 10th June.

Venture Trust – new course starting 11th June.

Other apprenticeship opportunities with a variety of companies.

And plenty more… www.hi-hope/noticeboard

Clubs and Activities available for S1 pupils from August onwards

Clubs and Activities Available for S1 Pupils from August Onwards

All S1 pupils are encouraged to involve themselves in the wider life of the school by taking part in clubs and activities offered at lunch times and after school.

Letter to parents/carers regarding Safer@Millburn event

Dear Parents/Carers

We are delighted to let you know about our inaugural Safer @ Millburn Academy event which will take place on Tuesday 24 June from 6pm until 8pm, in the main social area.  Key members of staff at Millburn plus a host of representatives from partner agencies will be on hand to share and discuss latest advice about supporting teenagers in being as safe as possible in the choices they make.  Having planned the event in conjunction with the Youth Action Team we are enormously grateful for the support and engagement we have had from so many other organisations working with young people and already we are thinking about this type of event being an annual event in the Millburn calendar.  The following agencies will be present:

  • Youth Action Team
  • Action for Children
  • British Red Cross
  • Brook Advisory
  • Police Scotland
  • Resolve Drugs and Alcohol Counselling
  • Inverness Street Pastors
  • High Life Highland
  • Crew 2000
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Health
  • Highland Drug and Alcohol Partnership
  • Millburn Academy Pupil Support Team

Staff from the various agencies will be based at stalls in the social area and will be able not only to share agency specific information but also to discuss matters you may wish to raise with them.  We feel this will be a very useful event not only for parents and carers but for all involved with teenagers and we hope you will be able to come along.  You are welcome to bring along friends/relatives whom you feel may be interested in the information being shared even if their child does not attend Millburn Academy.  To assist with planning it would be particularly helpful if you could email – kerry.sinclair@highland.gov.uk – to let me know of your intention to attend.    Alternatively, please ring the School Office on 01463 729152.

We hope to meet you on 24th  June.

 

Kind regards,

Miss K E Sinclair

Depute Rector

 

 

 

Safer Millburner Event for Parents/Carers on 24 June 2014

Safer Millburner Event on 24 June 2014

Skills Development Scotland and Career Management Skills for Pupils

Skills Development Scotland – Career Management Skills

As young people begin to explore their options for further learning and work, it is important that they identify their skills and strengths as they make decisions about what they want to do next.

To help prepare your child for today’s fast moving labour market, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is leading a transformed careers service that works with schools to give young people the skills to manage their own career.

Our school-based career coaches offer pupils group sessions, drop-in lunchtime clinics and face-to-face coaching, where appropriate. This is supported by Scotland’s careers and information web service My World of Work (www.myworldofwork.co.uk).

It provides information on subject choices, exam results, preparing for further study, preparing for a job and Modern Apprenticeships.

There is a special area on My World of Work for parents (www.myworldofwork.co.uk/parents) where you can get more information or chat to one of our online advisers. If you would prefer to speak to someone, you can call 0800 917 8000.

The Careers Adviser for Millburn Academy is Lorraine McGarry.  Lorraine is available in interview room 3.

 Pupils are welcome to call in for careers information and advice.

 

Drugs and Information Advice Scotland

Drugs and Information Advice Scotland

Seminar on Mood, Food, Learning and Behaviour

Seminar on Food, Mood,Learning and Behaviour

 

 

24 June – Safer Millburner Event for Pupils and Parents

On 24 June 2014 we will be hosting an information evening for parents and carers about helping teenagers to remain as safe as possible in the choices they make.  Reaching the final planning stages we have confirmed attendance from a host of partner agencies including:

  • Youth Action Team
  • Police Scotland
  • Brook Advisory
  • Action for Children
  • British Red Cross
  • Resolve
  • Millburn Academy Pupil Support Team
  • Highland Drug and Alcohol Partnership
  • Crew 2000
  • Highlife Highland
  • Skills Development Scotland

Further details available very soon!

Aberdeen University CfE Statement

Please find attached link to Aberdeen University statement regarding Curriculum for Excellence and entry requirements.  Please see statements from other universities also on this site.  Thanks, G MacLean.   Aberdeen Uni CfE Statement April 14