Ardnamurchan High School News

 

 

12 January 2018Scholar On-line Sessions

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Sessions are:

 

AH Modern Languages          Monday, 15 Jan @ 6:00 pm

National 5 English                  Tuesday, 16 Jan @ 6:00 pm

Higher Biology                        Wednesday, 17 Jan @ 6:00 pm

Higher Maths                         Thursday, 18 Jan @ 6:00 pm

 

For more information on how to take part in our Online Sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit: SCHOLAR's Live Online Sessions

Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.

 

Regular updates via: Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme

15 December 2017Scholar On Line Sessions

 

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Sessions are:

 

Higher Physics                         Monday, 18 Dec @ 6:00 pm

AH Chemistry                          Tuesday, 19 Dec @ 6:00 pm

AH Computing Science           Wednesday, 20 Nov @ 6:30 pm

 

Join a session by following this link: http://heriot-watt.adobeconnect.com/scholarhomework and enter as a guest.

 

For more information on how to take part in our Online Sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit: SCHOLAR's Live Online Sessions

Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.

 

Regular updates via: Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme

15 December 2017Christmas Concert Tuesday 12th December

A fantastic night on Tuesday night. The Venue was packed with a wholly appreciative audience who enjoyed the multitude of acts demonstrating talents of our young people. 

Head Teacher, Chris Millar-Craig, thanked all involved for their efforts and said how overwhelmed he was by the audience turnout  on such an icy and cold night in support of the young people of whom the school is so proud.  A special thank you went to music teacher, Jillian Campbell for all her hard work and encouragement of the pupils to make the concert possible.

08 December 2017SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Sessions are:

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Sessions are:

 

Advanced Higher Physics                    Monday, 11 Dec @ 6:00 pm

Higher Chemistry                                Tuesday, 12 Dec @ 6:00 pm

Higher Computing Science                 Wednesday, 13 Dec @ 6:30 pm

 

Join a session by following this link: http://heriot-watt.adobeconnect.com/scholarhomework and enter as a guest.

 

For more information on how to take part in our Online Sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit: SCHOLAR's Live Online Sessions

Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.

 

Regular updates via: Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme

 

 

07 December 2017S2 Chemistry trip to Arivegaig Water Treatment Plant

Most of the S2 Chemistry class travelled to Acharacle yesterday morning to look at the Water Treatment Plant as part of their curricular programme. Thanks very much to Scottish Water Staff for their commitment to delivering an interesting tour on a live site as well as for the tea and biscuits. Some facts about our water consumption were surprising but as long as it keeps raining we should all be ok!

04 December 2017Resipole Art Trip

The S3 Art Class travelled to the Resipole Studio on Thursday 30th November to view the exhibition by John Hodgeson as well as  the gallery items. Thanks to Andrew Sinclair for welcoming us to his studio.

04 December 2017Wear it Tartan Day - St Andrew's Day

The Pupil Council chose to fundraise for the Glasgow Sick Children's Hospital on St Andrew's Day.  Pupils wore tartan (and kilts) and there was a lunchtime ceilidh in the PE Hall.

A total of £225 was raised which is a great effort - thanks to some extra additions from our bus drivers!

30 November 2017ASSEMBLY AWARDS

Our charity focus assembly shared the fundraising events and totals to date and invited everyone to participate in our Wear it Tartan day on St Andrew's Day
The school celebrated the Maths Challenge Team Win and trophies were presented
Volunteering hoodies were presented to:
• Hoodies presented to:  Blue Hoodies for 25 hours Roslyn, Scott, Esme, Jodie, Maisghi, Jonny and Sam MacKenzie
Green Hoodies:  50 hours which can only be awarded after gaining either Sports’ Leaders or Dance leaders qualification, Iona, Lilijana, Charlotte , Ella and Rachel
Purple Hoodie – 140 hours plus qualification - Innes Ferguson

28 November 2017The Scottish Mathematical Council Enterprising Mathematics in Scotland Final


We did it!! Ardnamurchan High School are the Scottish Champions for 2017/18. A huge well done to Bethan White, Alistair Tait, Dugald MacIntyre, Ben Gregg and of course Mr Aitken and Miss Wallace, their proud coaches and mentors!

The competition took place in the Glasgow Science Centre On Tuesday against 70 regional finalist teams from all over Scotland!

Fantastic result!! 

The link takes you to the ranked list of schools that took part in the competition

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UdHqUxGx2ObMuIE0fArmlFpdD9ahPBiGP_F_mRsDiZE/htmlview

Please follow the link to the Mathematical Challenge website for a full report:

http://www.scottishmathematicalcouncil.org/wp1/enterprising-mathematics/enterprising-maths-in-scotland-final-2017/

 

27 November 2017Film G Filming

S1-3 Gaidhlig medium pupils enjoyed filming at the Salen wood-school and  editing their Film G last week – glè spòrsail !

24 November 2017Scholar On Line Sessions

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Homework Sessions are:

 

Advanced Higher Chemistry                         Tuesday, 28 Nov @ 6:00 pm

Higher Biology                                                Wednesday, 29 Nov @ 6:00 pm

Higher Maths                                                  Thursday, 30 Nov @ 6:00 pm

 

For more information on how to take part in our Online Sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit: SCHOLAR's Live Online Sessions. Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.

 

Regular updates via: Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme

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24 November 2017St Andrew's Day - 30th Novemner

St Andrew's Day at AHS - 30th November
This will be a dress tartan day in aid of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow. £2 dress down, £1 tartan, dress code free. There will be the usual lunchtime Ceilidh.

23 November 2017Small Schools' Football Tournament

Small Schools' Football Tournament
Our Snr Boy's Team played against Glenurquhart and Kinlochleven on Monday night in Kinlochleven. Our team played well but didn't get through to the next round. Well done to everyone! Next year is just round the corner.

22 November 2017Building Positive Relationships and Anti-Bullying

Assembly

Our assembly today focused on anti-bullying and building positive relationships and was led by our Visitor Alan Gray who shared his own experiences.

The sponsored walk total was announced - an amazing £3419.30 and Cheryl MacIntyre received a prize for raising the most money - an incredible £280.

Letters of thanks from Poppy Scotland and The Spinal Injuries Unit for donations from the school were read out.

22 November 2017Sponsored Walk Fundraising

The most fantastic total of £3419.30 has been reached for the Sponsored Walk fundraising this year.  

We would like to thank all the family members and community supporters who sponsored our young people to reach this incredible total.

We are still struggling to believe how much we raised!

The funds will go to support all pupil trips, both curricular and ex curricular including the foreign trip and the activities week in 2019.

20 November 2017World Challenge Fundraiser

20 November 2017Children in Need Fundraiser

AHS pupils took up the challenge to take part in a cup cake competition in aid of Children in Need. Rachel Ford took first prize for her beautiful Children in Need cakes and Kate Bradley came a close second with her intricate designs. The event raised just over £50 for Children in Need.

Well done to everyone who took part and made such a beautiful display of cakes on Friday.

16 November 20172018 Calendars for Sale in aid of School Funds


Profits are being shared by three participating schools, Ardgour, Ardnamurchan and Kilchoan. Calendars with two front page designs featuring local photographic competition prizewinners and a selection of beautiful local photographs are on sale now from AHS school office or at the Christmas Fair tomorrow. £7 each or 3 for £20.

15 November 2017S1 Football - Tuesday 14th November

Our newly formed S1 football team were engaged in 3 well played matches last night against Mallaig and Glenurquhart High School.

Commiserations to the S1 boys who played very well but came up against very strong opposition in Mallaig and Glen Urquhart High schools.   Well done for taking part!

Thank you to the pupils who helped Mrs Green and those who came along to support.

15 November 2017Christmas Concert 12th December 2017

Tickets and seat reservations are available from the School Office

14 November 2017Snr Pupils Visit to BA Smelter and to Ben Nevis Distillery

As part of our DYW programme, on Tuesday 14th November our Snr Phase Chemistry Pupils travelled to Fort William to tour the BA Smelter facility and the Ben Nevis Distillery.
A really interesting day was had by all. Thanks to our hosts and Lochaber Chamber of Commerce for their support of this event.

14 November 2017Rotary Young Chef of the year Local Final

Rotary Young Chef of the year Local Final
Congratulations to both our competitors today! Angus Dunn took first place and the title and trophy of Rotary Young Chef of the Year while Katie MacGillivray shared the runner-up position and trophy with a pupil from Mallaig High School.
Angus will go forward to the District Final of Rotary Young Chef in East Kilbride in January while Katie, who won our school heat, will represent AHS at the local final of the Springboard Future Chef competition in Fort William, also in January.
Well done to both of them and thanks to parents and Michael Campbell, WHC tutor for their support.
Thanks also to the Rotary Club of Fort William, in particular Donald Young, Marine Harvest sponsor represented by Rosie Curtis, Brian Hume and local Head Chef Gary Phillips of Kilcamb Lodge Hotel

 

14 November 2017Children in Need Fundraiser

Children in Need Fundraiser

The Pupil Council have decided to run a Cup Cake Competition on Friday 17th November in aid of Children in Need.
Entry to the competition is £1 and cup cakes will be sold for 50p each. We need lots of cup cakes........come on bakers!

13 November 2017

Remembrance Assembly

On Friday, some of our S3 pupils presented a Remembrance Assembly and shared some of the thoughts they had during the French Trip visit to the war cemeteries last year. The school observed the two minute silence at 11.00 a.m.

10 November 2017Scholar On Line Sessions

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Sessions will be:

 

Higher Modern Languages                             Monday, 13 Nov          @ 6.00 pm

Advanced Higher Modern Languages            Monday, 13 Nov          @ 6.45 pm

National 5 English                                           Tuesday, 14 Nov          @ 6.00 pm

Advanced Higher Biology                               Wednesday,15 Nov     @ 6.00 pm

Higher Human Biology                                   Thursday,16 Nov         @ 6.00 pm

 

For more information on how to take part in our online sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit our Live Online Sessions page. Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.

 

Regular updates are also available via Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme

10 November 2017Dun Deardail Hill Fort Archaeological Session

S1 and S2 pupils enjoyed an interactive session from the archaeological dig team at Dun Deardail Hill Fort yesterday

 

The sessions involved a mix of the following:

introduction to archaeology, skills, careers, etc.

a presentation on the dig

opportunity to handle artefacts

group activity

 

Thanks to the team for their interesting visit which was enjoyed by our pupils (and staff)!

03 November 2017MFR and Highlife Highland spooky and special Halloween writing competition.

Congratulations to Maigshi Rough who took first prize in the Gaelic category of this competition. She received a £25 book voucher !

02 November 2017Scholar On Line Sessions

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Sessions are:

 

Higher Physics                                     Monday, 06 Nov @ 6:00 pm

Higher English                                     Tuesday, 07 Nov @ 6:00 pm

Higher Computing Science                 Wednesday, 08 Nov @ 6:30 pm

National 5 Maths                                Thursday, 09 Nov @ 6:00 pm

 

For more information on how to take part in our Online Sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit: SCHOLAR's Live Online Sessions

Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.

 

Regular updates via: Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme

02 November 2017DYW Visit to Sabhal Mor Ostaig

4 of our young people and two staff travelled to Skye for this overnight event this week. as part of our DYW programme. The event organised by one of our own past pupils Katie MacPhee was a great success from our team winning the Quiz on Monday evening to the yummy food provided during the trip.

02 November 2017Highland Schools' Swimming Championship 1st November 2017

Highland Schools' Swimming Championship 1st November 2017
Lyall Morris, Rachel and Lisa Ford, Alistair Tait and Indigo Grier took part in this event yesterday in Inverness as part of the Lochaber Swim team. They achieved results from 1st to 10th place in the various age categories and types of events. Some events were well subscribed and others did not have so many entrants.
The swimming team membership requires a huge training commitment from our young people and we are proud of all of them for their part in this event. Well done!

02 November 2017World Challenge Bag Packing 7th October

The World Challenge Team  ‘bagpacking’ day in Morrisons on Saturday 7th October raised £625 towards the cost of their trip.  Well done to them and to everyone who supported them

26 October 2017Scholar On Line Sessions

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Sessions will be:

 

Higher Modern Languages                Monday,         30 Oct 6.00 pm

AH Modern Languages                      Monday,         30 Oct 6.45 pm

AH Chemistry (new level!)                Tuesday,         31 Oct 6.00 pm

Higher Biology (new subject!)           Wednesday,   01 Nov 6.00 pm

Higher Mathematics                          Thursday,        02 Nov 6.00 pm

 

For more information on how to take part in our Online Sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit our Live Online Sessions page. Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.

 

Regular updates are also available via Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme

25 October 2017Girls' Football - 24th October 217

Well Done to the girls – both the Senior and Junior Girls teams have qualified for the Highland Small Schools Finals. Both teams played very well last night with the Junior team winning both their matches and the Senior losing 1-0 to Kinlochleven but beating Mallaig 5-0. Also a big thank you to Alasdair and Innes who refereed the matches.

25 October 2017Amazing Animals, Brilliant Science… Brilliant Pupils!

Ardnamurchan High School has done it again. At a recent national competition organised by ARC (Amphibian and Reptile Conservation) Cheryl MacIntyre won first prize and Craig MacCowan and Archie Campbell were highly commended for their entries. The literary S2s had written stories and poems about Scottish Wildlife winning them a place at the award ceremony held at Edinburgh Zoo on Saturday 21st October.

25 October 2017PSA Vacancy - Ardnamurchan ASG

Please see the link beklow for details of this vacancy for the Ardnamurchan Associated School Group

https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/highland-council/jobs/pupil-support-assistant-1-275-hpw-fixed-term-until-29-june-2018-base-ardnamurchan-high-school-98339

23 October 2017Assembly today

Congratulations to our pupils who received certificates at our Assembly today.
Springboard Scotland Future Chef Certificates were awarded to:
Archie Green, Kirsty MacDonald, Alex MacKinnon, Rona McIntyre, Calum McIntyre, Runner up Angus Dunn and Winner Katie MacGillivray

The following certificates were awarded by Highlife Highland
Jodi Maclennan – 10 hours and 25 hours
Lilijana – 50 hours
Kate – Red High Life Highland Leadership Programme Hoody

 

 

23 October 2017National Mod Success

National Mod in Fort William brought success for several pupils -

Updated information below:

• 1st in Poster competition Under 13 : Lisa Ford

• 1st in Poetry recitation learners 13-15, winning the Sabhal mor Ostaig Silver medal : Rachel Bolton

• 3rd in U-13 choirs : Acharacle Primary school choir : Freddie Patterson / Maighsi Rough / Lisa Ford

• 3rd in Clarsach 13-18 : Frances MacDonald

• 3rd in Highland Dancing : Lilijana Alexander

• 3rd in Folk group 13-18 : AHS folk group ‘Ard-an-iar’

• Kilchoan PS choir : Emma MacLachlan , Stuart MacLachlan & Chloe Curtis

• Solo singing / Oigridh Shuaineirt : Isabella Sutherland

• Oigridh Shuaineirt members

23 October 2017Scholar On Line Sessions

This week's SCHOLAR online sessions will be:

 

Advanced Higher Physics                               Monday, 23 Oct @ 6.00pm

Higher Chemistry                                           Tuesday, 24 Oct @ 6.00pm

Advanced Higher Computing Science            Wednesday, 25 Oct @ 6.30pm

Higher Maths                                                  Thursday, 26 Oct @ 6.00pm

 

For more information on how to take part in our online sessions as well as upcoming sessions please visit: SCHOLAR's Live Online Sessions

 

Regular updates via: Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme

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