General

S4 Online Parents’ Meeting

S4 Online Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 30th November

A letter and accompanying information on the booking system used to book appointments for the S4 Online Parents’ Evening were emailed out to parents/guardians of S4 pupils on Friday. The system opens for bookings on Monday 21st November at 6.30pm. Please get in touch with the school office if you did not receive these documents, or if you have any queries in relation to the Parents’ Evening.

National Discussion on Scottish Education

A National Discussion is currently taking place to develop a vision for the future of education in Scotland. Everyone with an interest in the future of Scotland’s education system is invited to join in. The National Discussion is a chance for you to share your hopes and ideas for the future of all aspects of Scottish education, from early years to options for school leavers.

Please see the letter below which outlines the ways in which you can have your say.

Book Week Scotland

In celebration of Book Week Scotland, Miss Machin and Mrs Ingram tasked pupils to guess what staff were reading, solve cryptic book related puzzles and arranged a spontaneous drop everything and read event for the senior school.

Important – Industrial Action

Highland Council have made the decision that all schools will close to pupils on Thursday 24th November, when industrial action by the EIS and AHDS unions takes place. The attached letter was emailed to all parents and carers last week – this is now confirmed.

Mock COP 27

S6 pupils attended the Highland Council City Chambers on the 15th November 2022 to take part in a ‘Mock COP27’.  Culloden Academy were representing the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and the young people did a tremendous job negotiating the resolutions for the UNHCR.  The students heard from a Youth representative live from COP 27 in Egypt before playing an active role in the climate debate.

Raising Mental Health Awareness – Mikeysline Team

Our Mikeysline Team has been working hard to bring awareness to Mental Health within the school. A reason many children in school struggle with mental illness is being bullied around the school. We want to bring awareness to bullying within the school and around the community. We want everyone to know that they can get support through their guidance teachers and if you are not comfortable speaking with your guidance teacher. Mikeysline provides many different services which you can access to get support.

S3 SNSA Tests

All S3 pupils will soon complete their Scottish National Standardised Assessments. These assessments are taken by all S3 pupils in Scotland and cover Numeracy, Literacy and Writing. At Culloden Academy, pupils will sit their assessments in their English and Maths lessons at the following times:

  • Wednesday 9th November: Practice Assessment (during Maths lesson)
  • Thursday 10th November: Numeracy Assessment (during Maths lesson)
  • Monday 14th November: Reading & Writing Assessments (during English lesson)

Parents / Carers have been emailed the letter below which explains more about these assessments. More information can also be found on the link below.

S1 Parents Evening

S1 Parents’ Evening is on Wednesday 9th November. This will be a face-to-face event here at Culloden Academy, with appointments available between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Appointments are to be made via an online booking system. The system will open for bookings on Monday 31st October at 6.30pm and close for bookings on Monday 7th November at 6.30pm.The video above has information about how to book and about the evening itself.

State Funeral

Monday 19th September 2022

Culloden Academy will be closed on Monday 19th September to observe the national bank holiday for the State Funeral of HM The Queen. The school will be open Wednesday – Friday this week as normal.

The letter below has been emailed to all parents/carers. The Highland Council press release also has more details.