S1 Transition Timeline 2017/18

Millburn Academy Transition Timeline 2017/18

Attached you will find details of our Transition Timeline for pupils starting S1 at Millburn Academy in August 2018.  These dates have also been shared with our associated primary schools.

The first event involving all pupils moving to S1 will be the Christmas Ceilidh and Languages Awareness session being held on the morning of Wednesday 13 December 2017.  We look forward to meeting P7 pupils on this date.

Transition Timeline 17-18

Tanzania Quiz Night – Friday 27th October 2017

click on link below to view more information on the Tanzania Quiz Night

Tanzania Quiz Night – Poster

London Trip update 18.9.17

London Trip update.
Mr Crawshaw has emailed parents directly using emails held by the school office.
The email includes an updated and reviewed itinerary. If you have any further questions or need any further information to assist you in final decision making, please contact Mr Crawshaw or myself.
Whilst the government terror threat level has been revised from critical to severe, every effort has been made to consider all practical measures to ensure the safety of trip participants.

Staff members supervising the trip remain committed to running this trip.
The final decision as to whether to participate or not rests with young people and their parents/carers based on information available.
We will support all decisions.

G MacLean, Rector


S1 Parents’ Evening Monday 2nd October 2017

S1 Parents Evening Letter

Senior pupils support Spanish learning

Senior students Lucy Young and Richard Kenton have been taking their Spanish skills to local primary schools – seen here sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for languages with P6 in Raigmore Primary School during a visit with Mrs MacDonald, PT Modern Languages and Gaelic.IMG_8035 IMG_8036

London Trip Update

London Trip Update:
In light of the incident on the London Underground this morning:
Parents of pupils who are due to travel on our school trip next week should be aware that the school are considering all available information in determining actions regarding next weeks Science Trip to London. Pupils will ask parents/carers to discuss over the week-end and Mr Crawshaw and Mr MacLean will communicate directly with parents when further information about the London incident and its possible impact on the trip is known. Mr MacLean has already been in contact with the Director of Care and Learning to discuss our proposed actions.
Updates will follow as available.

G MacLean, Rector

MAFIA Meeting – Wednesday 23rd August at 7.00pm

REMINDER:  The first MAFIA meeting of this term will be on Wednesday 23rd August at 7.00pm in the staff room.  Please find attached the Minutes of the last meeting and the Agenda for Wednesday.

Minutes Mafia Meeting 14th June 2017

Agenda 23rd August 2017

Also, to confirm the date of our first fundraiser this year – our Indian curry night at the Cinnamon restaurant on Monday 18th September from 6.30pm.

Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday.

If you are unable to make the meeting please let me know.   Also if you have something to share, let me know at any time in between meetings.

I can take orders for tickets (£15 / under 16s – £12) for Cinnamon.  Please let me or Emily know.

Many thanks

Isabelle MacKenzie (isabelle@drivebs.co.uk) / Emily Stokes (ejstokes@yahoo.co.uk)


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…



Advice for parents on results day

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




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

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 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.


Race Night Friday 16th June – Romania Team

click on poster link below for details of Race Night


Employment Opportunity at Debenhams Luggage Department, Inverness


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




10.00am – 2.00pm



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