S2 Parents Evening – Monday 23rd January 2017

click on link below to view Parents Evening letter

S2 Parents Evening Letter

Canteen survey S3-S6 please complete

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/i-Kiosk_Survey

With the school canteen being particularly busy in Millburn Academy, we are keen to support Highland Catering Services find ways to improve/reduce queuing and ordering systems.
We will shortly have an additional serving station in the school at lunchtimes which will help, but we are keen to improve uptake and use of the iKiosk stations. S1 and S2 will complete in Business Ed classes. It would be helpful if as many S3-S6 pupils please complete this survey online to support this process.

Thank you.
G MacLean
Rector

Youth Development Officer newsletter

Please see newsletter attached from Andy McMahon. Thanks
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Master Prelim timetable for Jan 17

The master timetable for S4-6 prelims is available here. Personal copies will be issued straight after the Christmas break.
Mr van Loon.

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Free Careers Event – 17.1.17

Please find attached info re a Careers Event Opportunity for all Pupils and Parents in the Millburn Academy Associated School Group (Drakies, Crown, Inshes, Milton of Leys, Daviot, Strathdearn, Raigmore).
The focus is on careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related areas.
Whilst the event is free, booking is essential – email to kirsty.wright@sds.co.uk or call 0300 013 4573.
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S4 Parents’ Evening 12th December 2016

s4-parents-evening-letter click on link to view Parents’ Evening letter

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

Reminder|:

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

S5&6 Parents’ Evening – Monday 28th November 2016

click on link below to view letter issued to pupils

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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

MAFIA Fundraisers

click on link below to view Mafia Fundraiser Events

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

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S1 Parents Evening Monday 3rd October 2016

click on link below for copy of S1 Parents Evening letter/appointment sheet

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Date for Next Parent Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Millburn Academy Parent Council will be held on Wednesda 23rd November 2016 – 7pm in the staff room. All welcome.

S1 Parents Evening

This years S1 Parents Evening will be held on Monday 3rd October 2016 from 5:15-7:15pm. Letters were distributed to pupils today, 7th September 2016.

Pupil Data Forms

All pupil data forms were distributed via school bag mail.  Please ensure you return these, only if there are changes.  It is very important that we have up to date contact details  in case of an emergency.

 

National Entitlement Cards

Please see attachment from Highland Council. DRAFT – NEC Letter to Parents – Aug 2016

This free card offers young people many benefits, including:

  • The convenience and value of one card offering High Life services; libraries; school meals; transport; rewards and other functions as the technology develops.
  • Access to youth information online; offline and by phone, including access to local and National websites and advice lines.
  • Inclusion in e-voting; discussion forums on youth issues.
  • Young Scot discounts and special offers at over 1,800 places in Scotland and 200,000 places in 42 European countries.
  • The chance to feed back on views, local news and events via the Highland Youth Parliament.
  • Nationally recognised age verification for age specified services and products.
  • A national transport concession which they automatically receive between the ages of 16 and 18.

Application forms will be available once received from the council.

G MacLean, Rector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety in School

Please click on link below –

Safety in School

 

Free School Meals / Clothing Grants

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Highland Council have gone live with online forms for Free School Meals and Clothing Grants. This new online form will give parents a choice to apply online rather than in paper format.

  • We are removing the need for parents to need to reapply each year for free school meals and clothing grants. If families are on other income assessed benefits and housing benefit or council tax reduction, we are notified of any changes to these benefits and will reassess their entitlement to free school meals and clothing grants automatically. Only parents who only receive free school meals and clothing grants, or those on only income assessed benefits will need to reapply. For schools, this will reduce the level of communication required around this.

The letter above outlines the procedures for parents.

Rector

 

Parent Council/MAFIA AGM Wednesday 15th June

Millburn Parent Council/MAFIA Annual General Meeting will be held in the school staff room at 7pm on Wed 15th June – all parents and carers welcome to attend.

These are important groups in our school.  The Parent Council act as an important sounding board for the school, gather views from the wider parent body and serve on interview panels for senior posts in the school.

MAFIA – Millburn Academy Friends in Action is a sub-group of the Parent Council which organises social events for families and friends of the school with a view to raising funds to support the wide range of additional opportunities available to our young people.  These include sports teams, Scripture Union, Drama groups, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Public Speaking/Debating,  trips and excursions to name but a few, as well as providing some financial support support to pupils/families to assist with participation in the wider life of the school.

Refreshments available. We look forward to seeing you there.