Pupils’ success in the Neil Gunn Writing Competition 2016/17

We are delighted to have received the Neil Gunn Trust Prize for the secondary school with the highest standard of entries this year with the following individual successes:

  • Rachel Desmond – First Prize
  • Donald Morrison – Highly Commended
  • Abbie Lamond – Commended
  • Daniel McKay – Commended
  • Caitlin-Jane Lockhart – Commended

Please find links below to these powerful pieces of writing crafted by pupils as part of their work in the English department.

Well done to all who entered and, in particular, to our prize winners.

Darkness by Rachel Desmond

The Peat Stack by Donald Morrison

State of Mind by Abbie Lamond

The Night in Dusseldorf by Daniel McKay

No Man’s Sky by Caitlin-Jane Lockhart

 

Great opportunity for 16-30 year old – Inverness Canal College -free course

Starting on  5th September (see attached link) for more details.  Open to people within approximate 30 mile radius of Inverness.  Bus/Train fares met (car paid at bus rate) who are not already working or in education or training.

14 weeks  every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-4pm.

Speak to your work coach if you are interested and Nicky at Scottish Canals if you need more information.

Time is tight so don’t delay-apply asap.

Exam results 8th August 2017

Exam results are out today – Tuesday 8th August.

Hope your certificate reflects the effort you have put in throughout the year – good luck!

If you have done well…..

SQA results – a press photographer will be in school tomorrow at 2pm. Any pupils in S4 achieving 6 N5 @A (or 5/6 plus a higher/AH) or an S5 or S6 achieving 5 H @A (or 4 A and an AH, or 3+ AH @A) please phone Mr MacLean at school on Tuesday morning ideally before 12noon to confirm if you can attend. Good luck!

Parents may find this guide to understanding the certificate helpful…

http://young.scot/information/learning/what-does-your-scqf-certificate-mean/

 

Advice for parents on results day

Some reading for parents for exam results day-  with thanks to Fortrose Academy.

https://www.thespark.org.uk/exam-results-day-parents-guide/?platform=hootsuite

 

 

Are you interested in Edinburgh Festival Jobs this year? … various roles available!

click on link below to view job opportunites available

Edinburgh Festival Job Opportunities

Highland Council Term Dates 2017-2018

Term dates 2017/2018 from Highland Council Website.

Autumn
Autumn term starts for staff Mon 14th Aug (Inservice)
Autumn term starts for pupils – 15 August 2017
(Inservice days 18& 19 September 2017, school closed to pupils)
Autumn term ends – 6 October 2017

Winter
Winter term starts – 23 October 2017
Winter term ends – 22 December 2017

Spring
Spring term starts – 8 January 2018
Mid term break – 19 and 20 February 2018 (inservice day 21st Feb, school closed to pupils)
Spring term ends – 28 March 2018

Summer
Summer term begins – 16 April 2018 (Inservice 4th June, school closed to pupils)
Summer term ends – 29 June 2018

Public holidays
Good Friday – 30 March 2018
Easter Monday – 2 April 2018
May Day – 7 May 2018

World Challenge 2017 Update

Both groups now signed in to guest house in Thailand. All doing well.

Facebook and Twitter will be updated before website with any further info.

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Race Night Friday 16th June – Romania Team

click on poster link below for details of Race Night

POSTER

Employment Opportunity at Debenhams Luggage Department, Inverness

S5/6 ONLY

Debenhams Luggage Department, Inverness

£7.05 per hour.  5 hours on a Sunday – 11.00am to 5.00pm.  1 hour for lunch.

Must be able to work on your own; any arranged holidays honoured.

Apply/Contact Stacey Bolton on direct dial 02070 143925 available up to 5.30pm. Mon, Wed & Thurs you will be connected to Inverness or take your CV to the Store and ask for Stacey Bolton.  If not available hand it in or e-mail to inverness.tripp@gmail.com

In P7 and moving to Millburn in August? Password: millburn

S3 boys John MacKenzie and Calum Sampson worked hard over a period of weeks to script and film this video in conjunction with Mike Webster of Eden Court Creative.  Their aim was to create a short film which would be useful to P7 pupils and their families as they prepare to move to S1 at Millburn.

We hope it gives you a feel for some of what lies ahead.

 

The password is: millburn

 

S1 Outdoor Learning Experience – class 1.3

Here’s 1.3 participating in their Outdoor Learning Experience in and around the Cairngorm National Park:

 

Job Opportunity: MacDonald Group – Office Junior Required, Inverness

click on link below for further details and application process

MacDonald Group – Office Junior Vacancy

Open Day – British Telecom Apprenticeship, Alness

BRITISH TELECOM APPRENTICESHIP – CUSTOMER SERVICE, ALNESS

OPEN DAY

WEDNESDAY 7th JUNE 2017

10.00am – 2.00pm

PRESENTATION EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR / HOW TO APPLY / BUILDING TOUR

INVITATION OPEN TO PUPILS COMING ON THEIR OWN OR WITH PARENT/GUARDIAN

Details available from Guidance Base or www.btplc.com/Careercentre/earlycareers/apprentices and

CONTACT:  Angela Murray on 01325 565599 direct line to Alness for an informal chat or e-mail angela.murray@btcom

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED APPLY NOW …. OPTION TO CONSIDER THIS OPPORTUNITY OVER THE SUMMER PERIOD AS POSITIONS ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER.

Millburn Academy YPI Charities Fayre – community involvement sought

For a number of years Millburn Academy has taken part in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), an international initiative which helps young people to develop a greater understanding of their community.  The YPI programme explores the work of local charities and the nature of philanthropy.  This year S3 English classes will be involved in the programme at the start of the 2017/18 session, effectively for part of June until early September.

The YPI programme will be delivered during English lessons where the emphasis will be on developing skills in communication, team working, research, analysis and presentation, key skills within the English curriculum.  A team from each English class will go forward to the Final which will be held in school in September with the team judged to have made the most compelling presentation being given a £3000 YPI grant which they will present to their chosen charity.

We are inviting charities into school to take part in a Charities Fayre from 12.30 – 15.30 on Mon 21st August 2017 in order to raise awareness of the charities and the valuable work that they carry out in the community.  Pupils will have the opportunity to meet with charity representatives and to make informed choices when making the decision which charity to research further.

If you are involved with a charity it may be that the charity would like send a representative to the Charities Fayre.  For further details please contact Miss Sinclair, Depute Rector on 01463 729152 or by email: kerry.sinclair@highland.gov.uk by Fri 16 June 2017.

It may be that sending a representative from the charity may not be possible, in which case, you may wish to send some information to the school and we will be delighted to display the material on the day.Council

School / College Programme – Online Higher Childcare

We would like to advise that applications have now re-opened for our Online Higher Childcare Course.

Applications for this course can be made by accessing the Schools page from the main Inverness College website and clicking on the link on the front page (in purple writing).

The following Foundation Apprenticeships Frameworks also remain open for applications:

Civil Engineering

Social Services:  Healthcare

Social Services:  Children & Young People

ICT – Hardware System Support

Laboratory Skills

If we can be of any assistance for any of the above courses or would like more information  please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

The Schools Team, UHI, Inverness College

1 Inverness Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NA

T:  01463 273000

Job Vacancies at Premier Inn

PREMIER INN

Vacancies available at the above.

Apply to www.premierinncareers.com

Click on Join us Yellow button (Right Hand Side) of page.  You can upload you CV.

Job Vacancy at ScrewFix, Inverness

ScrewFix – Service Assistants – Inverness

Salary Banding Up to £8.08ph + benefits

Contract Type:  Part-time

Permanent:  Contract Status

Work Locations:  Screwfix Counter, Inverness

Description:  Front of house/in the warehouse/restocking/orders for customers.  No experience required, training on the job.  We are looking for your enthusiasm, positive attitude, a natural communicator, polite and willingness to learn something new.

Contact:  Inverness Job Centre on 0345 604 3719 from 9.00am-5.00pm to arrange an interview.

20 Minute slot interviews being arranged on Thursday 25th May, dress smart and take your CV.

 

Job Vacancies at Costa Coffee, Inverness

COSTA COFFEE

NEW OUTLET OPENING IN INVERNESS STATION

JOB VACANCIES AVAILABLE ALL AREAS

Apply to:  info@caterleisure.co.uk

Millburn Academy Charities Fayre – Help Needed

For a number of years Millburn Academy has taken part in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), an international initiative which helps young people to develop a greater understanding of their community.  The YPI programme explores the work of local charities and the nature of philanthropy.  This year S3 English classes will be involved in the initiative at the start of the 2017/18 session, effectively for part of June until early September.

The YPI programme will be delivered during English lessons where the emphasis will be on developing skills in communication, team working, research, analysis and presentation, key skills within the English curriculum.  A team from each English class will go forward to the Final which will be held in school in September with the team judged to have made the most compelling presentation being given a £3000 YPI grant which they will present to their chosen charity.
We are inviting charities into school to take part in a Charities Fayre on Monday 21st August 2017 in order to raise awareness of the charities and the valuable work that they carry out in the community.  Pupils will have the opportunity to meet with charity representatives and to make informed choices when making the decision which charity to research further.

If you wish to send a representative from your charity to the Charites Fayre, please contact Miss Sinclair, Depute Rector on 01463 729152 or by email: kerry.sinclair@highland.gov.uk

It may be that sending a representative from the charity may not be possible, in which case, you may wish to send some information to the school and we will display the material on the day.

School of Forestry Open Day

Forestry Day

SSF Schools Information