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In-Service Days – Assessments

On the In-Service Days on 7th & 8th June, some senior pupils will be completing assessments in school. Only those pupils with assessments scheduled need to come in to school on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th June. Buses will run as normal for those pupils who require transport but the canteen will not be open. The letter below explains the assessment arrangements for these two days in detail.

In-Service Days

As you know, Thursday 6th May is an In-Service Day and the school is closed to all pupils. In addition the Scottish Government has allocated two additional In-Service Days, which in Highland will be:

  • Monday 7th June (All Schools)
  • Tuesday 8th June (Secondary Schools ONLY)

The letter below clarifies the rationale and arrangements for these additional In-Service Days.

Covid-19 Update

At the end of last week, two positive cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in school. Parents of those pupils who have been identified as close contacts have been informed and the pupils concerned are isolating for a period of 10 days.

Please see the the letter below from NHS Highland for more details.

Revision and Study Skills

Staff in school have produced a guide to revision and study skills that may prove useful in helping students prepare for future assessments. The guide below features advice about:

  • Organisation and Resources
  • Routine and Scheduling
  • Learning Styles
  • Revision Techniques
  • Revision Games
  • Revision Resources

Scottish Youth Parliament

Do you know a young person interested in becoming a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliamemt for Highland?

Are you a young person interested in becoming a MSYP

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) represents Scotland’s young people. SYP has democratically elected members, aged 14-25 who listen to and recognise the issues that are most important to young people, ensuring that their voices are heard by decision makers. SYP encourage all of Scotland’s young people to play their part in achieving their vision and provide a national platform for their participation in democracy.

In Highland, there is the opportunity for 6 young people who are 14-25 years old to stand as MSYPs:

  • 2 in Inverness and Nairn
  • 2 in Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch
  • 2 in Caitlhness, Sutherland and Ross

Nominations officially open TODAY, 1st April 2021. Candidate Expressions of Interest must be received by 30th June 2021.

Please see the link below for more information.

Scottish Parliament Elections

Anyone aged 16 or over is able to vote in the Scottish Parliament Elections on 6th May 2021. You must register before you can vote and the deadline for this is 19th April. This can be done online. You must also be either a British citizen, an Irish citizen or a citizen of another country living in Scotland who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission. Please see the slides on the link below or watch the short video explaining how elections to the Scottish Parliament work.

Alternative Certification

Like all Scottish secondary schools, we are using the alternative certification model to deliver results for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses this session. Our teachers will use assessments that pupils have taken part in over the course of the year as evidence to decide the grades that our pupils should be awarded. Unlike last session, all grades will be awarded based on a young person’s demonstrated attainment. It was always our intention to carry out further assessments towards the end of the year and give our pupils the opportunity to be assessed when they had completed their learning. Please see the link below for details of our plans for carrying out these assessments and a calendar of when they will take place.

Re-Opening of School Q & A

Dr. Vance invited questions from parents / carers and pupils about the re-opening on 15th March. Please see the link below for answers to the questions we have received.