No 111 Ardersier Bus Changes

Work will be taking place on Station Road in Ardersier for 12 weeks, from Monday 3rd April. This means that after the Easter break the No 111 Stagecoach service for Ardersier will be diverted. The No 111 will operate along Stuart Street into and out of Ardersier. However the No 111 will not service Nairn Road as the bus will not be able to turn.

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Parent Information Evening

On Wednesday 1st March at 6.30 we have our S4/5 Parents Information Evening. At the event we will explain our Choice of Course system and outline the options for next session and the timeline. We will also explain SQA’s processes and then we have heads of department coming from most departments to talk about the new courses that are on offer. Thereafter there will be a short presentation about how Guidance can help your child at this time. This part of the evening will finish with a chance to ask questions of the heads of department or senior managers to get more detail.

In the social area from 7pm there will be representatives of Highland Council Apprenticeships, Lifescan, Breedon, Dicksons of Inverness, QA Apprentices and UHI. They are keen to meet our parents and young people and talk about Apprenticeship opportunities that they have now or in the near future. S6 Pupils and Parents considering an Apprenticeship are more than welcome to call in about 7pm and chat to the employers. Skills Development Scotland will also be in attendance to offer information and support.

No booking required- we hope to see you there.

Exam Preparation 2023

Please see the letter below detailing arrangements for Study Leave for pupils in S4-S6. This year, Study Leave takes place from 24th April to 26th May 2023.

Industrial Action – School Closures

Tuesday 28th February & Wednesday 1st March

Culloden Academy will be closed to all pupils on Tuesday 28th February and Wednesday 1st March due to industrial action by some teaching unions. Please see the link below for information from Highland Council

UHI Open Evening

Are you interested in experiencing learning at UHI Inverness during your senior phase? Do you want to find out more about the course choices on offer?

6:00 – 8:30pm Tuesday 28th February

Parking at The Barn Church

The Barn Church car park used by some parents to pick up and dop off pupils will be unavailable to all from late February for 6/8 weeks. In the interest of safety, children who currently walk up and down the drive way should follow the Gruffalo path at the back of the Church as there will be heavy machinery moving around.Following this work the Barn Church will have a carpark fit for purpose with 70 spaces and no muddy field.The driveway into the Church is a public walk way belonging to the council and is not intended for parking on.

Valentine’s Day Book Events

The English Department and Library hosted a “book speed dating” event at lunchtime on Tuesday where pupils sampled some of the new stock before it hits the library shelves. Pupils spent a short amount of time getting to know a potential new read before giving it a quick review and moving onto their next “book date”. Love was definitely in the air for many of the new books! We have also added a “book blind date section” in the library for those who prefer a bit of mystery in their reading!

Time to Talk

Tuesday 2nd February is Time to Talk Day. Local charity Mikeysline provide a confidential service, details below. Tap/Click to enlarge.