Pupil Notices Tuesday 24th January 2017

click on link below to view pupil daily notices

Tuesday 24th January 2017

Parent Council Meeting 31st January 7pm

The next Millburn PC will be held on 31st January 2017 at 7PM in the Staff Room at Millburn Academy.
Please find attached the draft Agenda. If you wish to add anything to it or would like something mentioned, please email millburn.academy@hig
hland.gov.uk
Look forward to seeing you all there.
M Lawrence, Secretary

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

Pupil notices Monday 23rd January 2017

Please click on the link below to view pupil notices.

Monday 23rd January 2017

Mafia News and Events 20.1.17

Thank you so much for your support for the MAFIA Christmas Raffle & Dress Down day on the 16th December – we managed to raise over £1,500 to support school activities and help towards funding school equipment, projects and more.

 

Burns Supper & Ceilidh Friday 3rd February 2017, Millburn Academy Hall. Tickets £20 for Adults and £12.50 for under 18s. Starts at 7.00pm. Tickets available now.

Just a quick reminder re our Burns Supper and Ceilidh. We have a number of talented pupils who will be performing at the Supper as well as a Ceilidh band. Good Highland Food are providing the catering for the event, so this promises to be a great evening. Tickets are still available, but we will need to confirm final numbers for catering purposes very soon, so if you are thinking about it, please do come. We accept cheques as well as cash payments.

Friends and family very welcome. Please support us at this great annual event. Please email: Millburn.Academy@highland.gov.uk.

  • Wine Tasting Fundraising eveningFriday 3rd March 2017 – 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

A wine tasting evening with a difference. Tickets will be available from next week from the school –email: millburn.academy@highland.gov.uk, at the S2 parent’s evening and at the Burns Night Supper.

 

Supporting MAFIAwe are always looking for more members for our small Committee or for any support that parents/carers are able to give, be it through attending some of our fundraising events, donating raffle prizes or helping us to sell tickets for events. Please just get in touch if you are able to help in any way. Many thanks.

MAFIA now has an events Facebook page; please visit our page for event updates.

https://www.facebook.com/MAFIA-Fundraising-Group-1154196124674539

S2 into S3 Options Course Choice Booklet & Option Form

S2 Option Form

S3 Options Booklet DRAFT 19.01.17

 

Pupil Notices Friday 20th January 2017

click on link below to view pupil daily notices

Friday 20th January 2017

Pupil Notices Thursday 19th January 2017

click on link below to view Pupil Notices

Thursday 19th January 2017

 

Pupil Notices Wednesday 18th January 2017

click on link below to view pupil daily notices

Wednesday 18th January 2017