Ardnamurchan High School News
16 September 2020DYW West Highland Construction Webinar (30th Sept)
The next online careers webinar will focus on construction careers (30th Sept, 2.30 -3.30pm).
More information about speakers and tickets can be purchased through clicking: https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dywwesthighland.org%2Fbuild-your-highland-career%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C9992575a3c4e46695d1d08d8558a4b16%7C89f0b56e6d164fe89dba176fa940f7c9%7C0%7C0%7C637353399738257870&sdata=5yngeQOrwMgp5%2BKY9vYFMIdzR71pgLk8RIAZJdm%2FNZw%3D&reserved=0 <https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dywwesthighland.org%2Fbuild-your-highland-career%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C9992575a3c4e46695d1d08d8558a4b16%7C89f0b56e6d164fe89dba176fa940f7c9%7C0%7C0%7C637353399738257870&sdata=5yngeQOrwMgp5%2BKY9vYFMIdzR71pgLk8RIAZJdm%2FNZw%3D&reserved=0>
The webinar will be recorded and available to view on our YouTube channels afterwards
14 September 2020Scholar On Line Sessions
During lockdown, working in partnership with SCHOLAR and SCILT, e-Sgoil delivered a programme of live
interactive lessons to in-home learners using video conferencing technology.
e-Sgoil are now offering live webinar sessions that complement SCHOLAR’s e-learning resources for over a dozen
National 5 and Higher courses.
These webinars give learners the opportunity to:
The current live webinar lessons for part of an initial block of eight sessions.
Upcoming online webinars from e-Sgoil:
Please note: For e-Sgoil webinars, advance registration is required. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
For more information on how to take part in upcoming sessions, please visit SCHOLAR's Online Tutor Sessions.
SCHOLAR Development Team
07 September 2020Pupil Council
Following year group elections, our Pupil Council for 20/21 has been established. Well done to the following pupils who were chosen to repesent their Year Groups on the Council.
S1 Maggie Jackson and Jack Bungey
S2 Nicholas Tait and Helen Jones
S3 Erin McIntosh and JJ Blackley
S4 Freddie Patterson and Katie Emma Connolly
S5 Esme Tilling and Leo Green
S6 Dugald Macintyre and Rachel Ford
07 September 2020Senior Team
Congratulations to our Senior Team who were appointed to their positions last week.
Head Boy - Dugald Macintyre, Head Girl - Rachel Ford
Depute Head Boy - Herbie Patterson, Depute Head Girl - Frances MacDonald.
02 September 2020Guidance if your child is ill
Approved by Public Health”
‘Please find the link below as guidance on how to proceed if your child is ill’
28 August 2020Face Coverings in schools
Please see below, information on the use of face coverings in schools. Please use the #YSCOVID19Info hashtag on Twitter and The Young Scot website for more info: https://young.scot/get-informed/national/facts-at-secondary school
27 August 2020Vacancy at Ardnamurchan High School
Please see the link below for a vacancy for a Modern Languages Teacher
20 August 2020Message from the Highland Council
We are aware that positive cases of Covid-19 can cause some local anxiety in the community. Please be reassured that our Health Protection Team is working closely with colleagues within the Highland Council to continually monitor the situation in Highland. Guidance has been provided to teachers in all our schools regarding any incidence of Covid-19 or similar symptoms within the school community.
Pupils and staff should not attend school if any symptoms develop. Please inform the school.
The key message is don’t go to school or work if you are ill
For most people, Covid-19 will be a mild illness. If you develop symptoms you should remain self-isolating at home for 10 days from the date when your symptoms appeared, even if this takes you over the 14 day period currently advised.
Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and further information on testing can be found on NHS Inform. In the event that you develop symptoms, all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature and/or
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Please also follow the five rules that are highlighted in the national FACTS campaign -
- Face coverings in enclosed spaces
- Avoid crowded places indoors or outdoors
- Clean your hands regularly and remember to clean hard surfaces that you might be touching
- Two metre physical distancing remains in place – this is especially important at the school gates when dropping off or collecting your children.
- Self-isolate and book a test if you have any of the symptoms of Covid19 - a cough, a temperature, or a loss of, or change in your sense of taste or smell
There is evidence of increasing transmission across Scotland. Covid19 is still here and it is important that everyone takes responsibility and follows the national guidance to keep them and others safe. Everyone in Highland, Argyll and Bute has a role to play to keep the number of positive cases as low as possible.
17 August 2020Welcome back
We have been delighted to welcome pupils back to Ardnamurchan High School on a phased basis this week and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday. Have a great weekend!
14 August 2020Highland Council Information
Parents might be interested to read this information:
15 July 2020Information from DYW Team
Information from DYW Team
After the success of our first career webinar featuring MOWI, our second webinar which will focus on outdoor careers and courses has been organised. The event is free and for 16- 24 year olds looking to enter the industry. The webinar is scheduled to take place on the 22nd July, 2.30 -3.30pm.
Speakers will include Brodie Hood, mountain biker, Chris Ball, Marketing staff from Nevis Range, outdoor instructor, Keir Coupland and lots more!
All information can be found on our website at https://www.dywwesthighland.org/make-adventure-your-highland-career/
Registration for tickets can be done at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-career-session-your-adventure-starts-here-in-the-highlands-tickets-113095758458
14 July 2020Music Videos from Celebration of Success
Ardnamurchan High School
Ardnamurchan High School lockdown music class 2020
29 June 2020DYW Summer Leavers Programme
The summer leavers programme has been designed to give young people, looking for their next career steps, advice and guidance regarding opportunities. The programme will run throughout July and August and comprises of Scotland’s Biggest Parents Evening and the Skills Academy. Scotland’s Biggest Parents Evening will include online pathways to industry, vocational pathways and pathways to priority industry sessions/ webinars. The online, Skills Academy will run throughout the months of July and August consisting of industry career talks, skills sessions, E-Learning, the #NoWrongPathCampaign and job application guidance, comprising of a virtual mock interview, CV and cover letter feedback. The e-learning and mock interviews/CV checks are only for those progressing into employment from school as a priority.
Summer leavers can register now to the Skills Academy through https://www.dyw.scot/skills-academy.html and must do so before the 12th July. Can you please circulate to any leavers or to any pupils planning to leave in the current 4th, 5th and 6th year? More information will be on our website soon.
29 June 2020CLAS Gaidhlig Writing Competition
Well done to Lisa Ford who won first prize in the annual CLAS Gaidhlig writing competition for 2020.
Her creative piece of writing on the them 'Glaiste' ( locked up) has earned her a 50 pound gift voucher. Well done to the other pupils who entered as well , Alexander Pervan and Roanna Rough - you will get your vouchers in August Mr MacInnes
24 June 2020Pupils need your votes
During lock down, Alistair and Dugald have been busy and they have entered an International Sustainable Development Challenge. Their pitch could give AHS a nice bit of promotion if they make it through to the next round, but they need votes to do this. If you like the idea, please can you vote and promote? They have been taking part in the Moonshot Pirates #beapirate challenge to develop ideas towards the worlds Sustainable Development Goals. You can take a look at their pitch here, and they need as many votes as possible to get to the next round where they can present their ideas in more detail. Voting is open from today, Monday 22nd June and closes at noon on Monday 28th June 2020. You can place a vote every day. They would like to develop a solution that would help to end world fuel poverty. They think their solution could be implemented all over Africa, but they have come up with their proposal with Mali in mind. In Mali only 55% of the urban population, and a tiny minority of the rural population have access to electricity. Their idea is to develop a unit, to be placed in both rural communities and urban districts, that uses organic solar cells to generate electricity for basic amenities. The unit then uses any excess electricity to generate ammonia through ammonia electro-synthesis, using only nitrogen (filtered from the air), and water. Ammonia is a carbon free fuel and when burnt with a catalyst (CuOx/3A25), produces no greenhouse gases or harmful emissions - allowing it to replace wood as a major fuel source in places such as Mali. Using ammonia as a heat source could lead to reducing deforestation in these areas, which in turn reduces soil erosion and desertification, alleviating many environmental problems in these regions. If you like their idea, then please vote for it on the link below - and share as much as you can. Only the top few projects get through to the next round. Voting is open from today, Monday 22nd June and closes at noon on Monday 28th June 2020, and you can place a vote every day. https://app.moonshotpirates.com/bootcamps/previews/srZ7X8Z8oIVU0FsG/voting/vCeJpF2GcxkFLck8 For more details you can email them on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also like then on Instagram and Twitter @ardnapirates Many thanks Helen
24 June 2020Sgoil-Shamhraidh Dràma Air Loidhne / Gaelic Drama Summer School Online
Sgoil-Shamhraidh Dràma Air Loidhne / Gaelic Drama Summer School Online
6 - 10 Iuchar/ July 2020
Bh'againn ris an Sgoil-Shamhraidh Dhràma a chur dheth na bu thràithe sa bhliadhna air sgàth buaidh a chorona bhìorais ach na h-àite bi mi fhèin 's Lana Pheutan, stiùriche ealain na Sgoile, a lìbhrigeadh dreach air loidhne dhith eadar 6 agus 10 den Iuchar. Tha an sgoil saor 's an asgaidh 's tha i fosgailte do dheugairean a tha fileanta sa Ghàidhlig le ùidh ann an dràma eadar 13 - 17 bliadhna a dh'aois.
Lorgar postair agus tuilleadh fiosrachaidh mun Sgoil le ceangal gu foirm-iarrtais air loidhne an seo aig www.feisean.org/ssd/ agus tha dreach den fhiosrachadh sa Bheurla an seo https://www.feisean.org/en/gaelic-drama-summer-school/
S e Diciadain 1 den Iuchar an ceann latha a th'againn son iarrtasan.
We had to cancel this years residential Gaelic Drama Summer School because of the corona virus but myself and Lana Pheutan, the School's artistic director, will be delivering an online alternative between the 6th and 10th of July. The Sgoil is free of charge and is open to Gaelic speaking teenagers interested in drama aged between 13 and 17.
More information with a poster and link to an online application form can be found at www.feisean.org/ssd/ and an English version of the info here: https://www.feisean.org/en/gaelic-drama-summer-school/
Wednesday 1st July is the deadline for applications.