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

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

School of Forestry Open Day

Forestry Day

SSF Schools Information

Apprenticeship Opportunities

ARNOLD CLARK

Are you 16-19 yr and interested in a career in the motor industry

Various Positions available in the above Company

Closing Date : 30.04.2017

For further information see web site www.mappit.org.uk

Application Form to gtgrecruitment@gtg.co.uk

 

HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT SCOTLAND APPRENTICESHIPS

Rewards Training are currently working with Historic Environment Scotland to fill two Modern Apprenticeship opportunities at Urquhart Castle starting in June 2017.
These are two year Fixed Term Contracts, details are attached. This is the first of its kind at Urquhart Castle so it’s an amazing opportunity for the local area and potential school leavers.

I am accepting CV applications, with a view to Urquhart Castle interviewing late May.

Historic Environment Scotland Modern Apprenticeship – Urquhart Castle

 

BT APPRENTICESHIP

At BT we are  keen to promote our apprenticeship programmes to local schools in the Alness area. We are currently recruiting over 3000 apprentices across the UK, starting on various dates throughout 2017.

The apprenticeships are aimed at age 16years plus and start at advanced level in billing, sales and customer service and with starting salaries of £14,466k.

We appreciate that further education is not the path all pupils want to take and therefore are keen to raise awareness of the alternative options that are available.  I have attached some collateral for your reference and would be grateful if this information could be shared with your pupils who are now in the position of deciding their future career paths.

Our website is www.bt.com/apprentices

 

CAFE ARTYSANS

MODERN APPRENTICESHIP OR WORK EXPERIENCE

AVAILABLE AT THE ABOVE

Contact : e-mail Maggie.fraser@calman.org

 

NIGG SKILLS ACADEMY

SVQ2 PERFORMING ENGINEERING OPERATIONS &

NC FABRICATION AND WELDING

16 Week Full Time Course commencing Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Contact : Irene Donaldson 01862 852440 or e-mail CV to

info@niggskillsacademy.com

 

COMPASS

CLERICAL ASSISTANT

EARN WHLE YOU LEARN ACHIEVING AN SVQ QUALIFICATION

CONTACT Roslyn or Lesley 01463 710002

SEND OR e-mail CV with covering letter to

lesley.gordon@compassbuild.org.uk

 

JOHNSTON CARMICHAEL Permanent / Full-time Administration Assistant  CV & Covering letter to Alison.mackenzie@jcca.co.uk

HIGHLAND HOSPICE Full-time IT Support Apprentice. Earn while you train gaining SVQ Diploma & Microsoft Technical Certs.            Informal enquiries to Catherine Palmer 01463 243132 or email c.palmer@highlandhospice.org.uk

INVERNESS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Intern with DYW Programme 1 year fixed term.  Start date Mon 7th August 2017.  Informal enquiries to Andy Maxtone 01463 228388

CLOSING DATE FOR THE ABOVE : FRIDAY 12TH MAY 2017

E-SAVE Business Administration Client Support Permanent position. Earn while you train, attending college on a day release basis. CV and covering letter to Muirtown Bus. Centre Inverness or email to hello@esaveuk.com

FURTHER DETAILS OF ALL THE ABOVE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FROM GUIDANCE BASE.

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR ALL THE ABOVE AVAILABLE FROM THE GUIDANCE BASE.

New Day Structure

Please click on link below to view a letter regarding our new day structure, absence and late-coming.  This letter will be issued to pupils via school bag mail tomorrow (Wednesday 5th April).

New Day Structure 2017-18

Easter Study Letter 4.4.17/Pupil Exam Prep Leave Info

Please find attached the additional study support timetable to date – both for Easter break slots and for during the exam period. Please check with your class teacher, and here on the website for possible updates.

Updated 18.3.16 – Mrs Robertson Tech addition.

Updated 3.4.17 – Additional N5 Health and Food Technology with Mrs Smith.

N5/Higher History only on Mon 10th April now with Mr Hodgson.

4.4.17 – Additional subject – Wednesday 12th April 2017 10am-2pm – Art and Design all levels with Mrs Keating.

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Updated Easter Examination Support and Preparation Leave Letter

Please find attached the additional study support timetable to date – both for Easter break slots and for during the exam period. Please check with your class teacher, and here on the website for possible updates.
Updated 18.3.16 – Miss Robertson Tech addition.

Updated 3.4.17 – Additional N5 Health and Food Technology and N5/Higher History only on Mon 10th April now.

4.4.17 – Additional subject – Wednesday 12th April 2017 10am-2pm – Art and Design all levels

Easter-and-Additional-Study-Flyer-17 Master