Apprenticeship Evening

Please see the attached invite to the Army open evening in support of Scottish Apprenticeship week.

This event will take place at the Army Careers Office, Bridge Street, Inverness on Thursday 9th March 2017 from 6pm until 8pm.

The Army has over 5000 apprenticeships available each year, so they are opening their doors for individuals to come along and speak with a careers advisor about the many opportunities on offer.
The evening is open to both students and parents. There will be a short presentation on the apprenticeship scheme and questions will be answered during the evening.

For further information see the attached invite letter or feel free to contact the office staff on 01463 231520.Apprenticeship Evening 09 Mar 17

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

Building Technologies and Engineering Technology event date changes

In support of Scottish Apprenticeship week, taking place from 6th – 10th March 2017, we are rescheduling our Building Technologies and Engineering Technology event due to take place on Tuesday 7th March 2017 with this event now taking place on Saturday 25th March 2017, further details will follow with regards to this particular Event.

We will however still be holding an Event on Tuesday 7th March with the emphasis being on showcasing our Apprenticeship Family offerings within Inverness College, from Foundation Apprenticeships through to Graduate Level Apprenticeships. The Event will run from 3pm to 7pm within Inverness College with a range of local Employers hosting individual stands. This is a fantastic opportunity to speak with Employers and find out more about their progression routes within each Sector.

We shall provide additional details to you over the coming weeks to promote this Event .

Kind regards

The Schools Team

1 Inverness Campus,

Inverness

IV2 5NA

T: 01463 273000

Johnston Carmichael – Direct Entry Position

Please find attached a poster and brochure regarding vacancy’s in  Johnston Carmichael Aberdeen, Elgin and Inverness offices. This is a good opportunity for young people interested in a career in accountancy and I would appreciate if you could pass this information on .

 

Johnston Carmichael are an accredited ‘Investor in Young People’ company and as such offer school leavers support, structure and progression. This training opportunity is a six year programme and along with studying towards Chartered Accountancy qualifications, the programme includes hands on experience working in a real business environment on a wide variety of clients. The experience increases students’ confidence and competency levels as they work alongside experienced accountancy professionals. The students also benefit greatly from our study buddy and commercial mentoring schemes. Johnston Carmichael aim to retain the students following the completion of the programme, allowing them to progress further within the business.

 

The closing date for this position is the 14th of March 2017 with a July 2017 start date.

 

Full Details can be found at www.jcca.co.uk/bestofboth or for further details please contact Iain Abernethy, Career Development Director/Head of Learning and Development on 01467 621475.

 

Thank you for your help in publicising this opportunity.

 

Kind Regards,

Shana MacKay

JC Futures Vacancy Poster 2017 JC Futures poster 2017

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.

Johnston Carmichael Vacancy information

JC Futures Vacancy Poster 2017

JC Futures poster 2017

Please find attached a poster and brochure regarding school leaver vacancies in  Johnston Carmichael Aberdeen, Elgin and Inverness offices. This is a good opportunity for young people interested in a career in accountancy and I would appreciate if you could pass this information on .

Johnston Carmichael are an accredited ‘Investor in Young People’ company and as such offer school leavers support, structure and progression. This training opportunity is a six year programme and along with studying towards Chartered Accountancy qualifications, the programme includes hands on experience working in a real business environment on a wide variety of clients. The experience increases students’ confidence and competency levels as they work alongside experienced accountancy professionals. The students also benefit greatly from our study buddy and commercial mentoring schemes. Johnston Carmichael aim to retain the students following the completion of the programme, allowing them to progress further within the business.

The closing date for this position is the 14th of March 2017 with a July 2017 start date.

Full Details can be found at www.jcca.co.uk/bestofboth or for further details please contact Iain Abernethy, Career Development Director/Head of Learning and Development on 01467 621475.

Thank you for your help in publicising this opportunity.

Kind Regards,

Shana MacKay

 

 

Shana MackayDeveloping the Young Workforce Administrator

Inverness & Central Highland | Tel: 01463 228388

Email: shana@dywich.co.uk | Web:www.dywich.co.uk

Developing the Young Workforce | Metropolitan House | 31-33 High Street | Inverness | IV1 1HT

Inverness College Open Days – Dates for your diary

“Save the dates”

Exploring Career and Study Opportunities

Inverness College UHI is planning to host a number of events to showcase the vast range of opportunities across a range of sectors.

These events will be supported by Employers and will be an ideal opportunity for S3 – S6 pupils and staff to gain an insight into the wealth of job opportunities and the supporting study options offered at Inverness College UHI.

The events are planned for the following dates:

  • Tuesday 7th March – Building Technologies and Engineering Technology
  • Friday 19th May – Forestry (event to be held at the School of Forestry at our Balloch Campus).
  • Thursday 8th June – Health and Sport
  • Wednesday 14th June– Don’t Rule it Out Taster event

Masterchef Success!

Lucia 1 Lucia 2Well done to S1 pupil Lucia Savage who was the winner of the Rotary Young Chef District Final which was held in Aberdeen on Saturday 21st January 2017!

She now goes through to the Regional Final in Dundee on the 10th of March.

Brilliant achievement Lucia!

Message from Police Liaison Officer 23.1.17

I’m Matt Cameron and I’m a Community Policing Officer assigned as your point-of-contact for Millburn Academy. My role is to work closely with school staff and other agencies to help where I can to ensure that Millburn Academy remains a positive, healthy, safe environment where you can conduct your studies.
Law Enforcement is a big part of my job, but Public Safety is my priority.
Today, I would like to talk about social media. I think it is amazing, and I’m still in awe of what it can do. For me, it has put me back in touch with school friends who time and geography had made strangers, and put me in contact with people from all around the world who share the same hobby as me (repairing old cars!)
Here is what I would like YOU to think about:
As technology advances, culture and society evolves to take full advantage of it. The advent of social media is an example of a technology that makes a huge single ‘technological leap’, and as such its full impact on society can only be guessed at. We can try and predict how this will change our culture, but we cannot know for certain. There has been nothing like it before.
What we DO have evidence for, is the following:
• People are publishing more personal information into the public domain (the internet) than ever before.
• Criminals are becoming more effective at harvesting this information for illegal activities.
• It is increasingly becoming common practice for businesses to employ individuals to research job applicants via social media, and report back to the company with examples of online posts that have been made.
• People’s psychology changes when they choose to post online under an anonymous identity. They have less natural inhibition, and can be extreme and vindictive.
• People misunderstand/overestimate the effect of using an anonymous identity. (An anonymous identity only provides anonymity at the time it is being posted and received. It is very easy to ‘unmask’ at a later date, by examining the original I.P sender address).
My worry is this: You are the very first generation in human history, where the technology exists to permanently and publicly record your development. It is a natural part of human development to make mistakes, or to try and push social boundaries. You all need to be more ‘streetwise’ than perhaps I needed to be when I was your age, as social media makes the consequences of saying or doing something which you may later regret, much greater.
I don’t have the power to MAKE you do anything. I can only give you advice, and step in to help where things go wrong.
My advice to you would be NOT to post anything on the internet which you wouldn’t be happy for your parents, the school, or future employers to read in full. Be fully aware that information contained within your posts could be used criminally, and the more that you give away, the greater the risk. Bear in mind that once something is posted online, it is almost impossible to fully remove.
Consider speaking with staff at the school, or your parents, to help with your privacy-settings.
Lastly, don’t be afraid of the technology. It is going to give you opportunities which we never had, and keep you connected with life-long friends. If you have any concerns you can speak to either myself or school staff in confidence.PC Cameron

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

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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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

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

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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.

Modern Apprenticeship Vacancy

Inverness Chamber of Commerce are looking to recruit a Business/Admin Modern Apprentice for their Inverness Office.

Full details can be found here – http://hi-hope.org/noticeboard/article/inverness-chamber-of-commerce-seeking-intern-modern-apprentice

Career Opportunities & Recruitment Day on Wednesday 18th May 2016

click on link below to view

Scottish Open Recruitment Day 18.05.16

Stephanie Inglis – Former Pupil – Can you help?

Help save Stephanie’s life. Steph

Steph is a former pupil of Millburn Academy and was recently an inspirational speaker at our prizegiving in school.  This text is from the link https://www.gofundme.com/23yq67t4

“Stephanie Inglis, Scotland’s Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth silver medalist in Judo, is currently in intensive care in a Hospital somewhere in Vietnam receiving medical care. The Hospital cares more about who is paying for the medical bills than saving her and giving her the best care they can.

Less than 48 hours ago Stephanie was being taxied on a motor bike to a school in Vietnam where she has been teaching English to underprivileged children for the last 4 months. Somewhere along this journey her dress was caught in the wheel and she was dragged off from her seat at high speeds and received severe injuries to her brain.

The Hospital she was taken to should have immediately put her into and induced coma to give her brain the best chance to recover and heal. They should have also sent her immediately to another Hospital more specialised in dealing with head injuries and more suited to care for her… Unfortunately for the simple matter of her travel insurance having running out they decided her life is not worth saving.

Had it not been for her parents arriving when they did she would still be there without any hope of pulling through.

Stephanies parents have had to fight the doctors from turning off the life support machine, they have been told she has little chance to survive and a long recovery on the other side. Little chance is better than no chance and other people have pulled through from far worse odds. If anyone can pull through this its Stephanie.

She has been a fighter her whole life, following in her fathers footsteps and becoming an international athlete, competing for Great Britain all over the world, beating adversity, competing and winning a Silver medal in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, fighting for her country and her dreams. Now she is fighting for her life.

Currently her medical care is costing £2000 per day, the Doctors are more concerned in explaining to her parents how much each machine costs to use and how much the medication they are giving her costs, rather than telling them how they are trying to save her and what hope she has.. Picture a person you love dearly in her shoes and you will only be touching the very tip of the iceberg with what her family are feeling right now.

For all those that have had the privilege and pleasure of being in Stephanie’s company you will know what a positive, kind hearted and caring person she is. And for all those that haven’t, just know that if you stole her last penny, she would smile at you and wish you all the best.

Help her and her family, its sad that saving a persons life is about how much money you have, but it seems that is the world we are in. Even if you cant donate send your thoughts out to her and her family and pass this message on to people you know. ”

Thank you

MAFIA Race Night 3rd June 2016

MAFIA Race Night Poster

Please see the attached poster re the MAFIA Race Night:

7.30pm on Friday 3rd June 2016

Tickets £5 – available from Mrs Gillies Rm 209 or request via millburn.academy@highland.gov.uk

 

An exploration around peer support for secondary pupils with experience of self-harm

Parent info Millburn

click on link above to view Information Sheet