Ardnamurchan High School News



24 September 2018WW1 Project

Our S1-S3 pupils have been involved in a WW1 project in conjunction with the 3 Lochs Festival which concluded in an evening of music, stories and sketches from the period performed by pupils from Ardnamurchan and Kinlochleven High Schools.
The evening was a great success.
Well done to everyone involved.

21 September 2018Scholar on-Line Sessions

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SCHOLAR's upcoming Online Tutor Sessions are:










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National 5

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

You can see regular updates via Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme.


21 September 2018Duke of Edinburgh Silver Group 17/18

The group of young people who completed the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award hosted an evening in AHS on Thursday night.

They shared a presentation and photographs of their experiences and gave an overview of the tasks and skills completed to gain their award.

A thank you was presented to Elaine Jackson, AHS Parent Council Treasurer and Duke of Edinburgh mentor while their expedition leaders Paul Kelly and Ali Connolly were given their specially printed t-shirts to celebrate the young people's achievement.

Congratulations and a big well done to the whole team

Chris McCowan; Dugald Macintyre, Janie Patterson, Rebekah Connolly, Rachel Ford, Bethan White, Fern MacGillivray, Niamh MacLellan, Alistair Tait and Rachel White. Ben Gregg and Innes Ferguson completed the award but were unable to attend the presentation.

20 September 2018SCHOLAR Biology Online Tutor Sessions

SCHOLAR's upcoming online tutor sessions for Higher Biology, Advanced Higher Biology and Higher Human Biology the academic year 2018/19 are:

20 September 2018Celebration of Success Assembly

Today's Assembly celebrated success.

Congratulations to Kay Christian who is the recipient of the Lochaber House Academic Award for 17/18

Big well done to last year's S2 class for their success in the Scottish Engineering Awards. The group all received Certificates and some were awarded a Merit for their work. Distinctions were awarded to Cheryl MacIntyre and Indigo Grier. Their entries were considered for the Scottish Schools' Final of the competition.

Frances MacDonald was presented with her trophies won at the Lochaber Music Festival in March


Big well done to all our pupils for their continued contribution to curricular and extra curricular events.

14 September 2018Lochaber Music Festival

Lochaber Music Festival
The Lochaber Music festival took place in March this year and we would like to share our pupil's success in this.

Elizabeth Findlay Memorial Trophy (for Scot's Violin Solo (Age 17 and under)
Frances MacDonald

Isobel MacPhee Quaich(for Violin Solo - Scots)
Frances MacDonald

Clarsach Solo - Elementary
1st prize - Frances MacDonald

14 September 2018Skyrunning World Championship Event

A big well done to all our pupils who took part in the joint event with Kinlochleven High School last night. The orchestra/media pupils performed before the opening ceremony and were involved later as well. More details to follow

14 September 2018Scholar on-Line Sessions

SCHOLAR's upcoming online tutor sessions are:
















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

You can see regular updates via Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme.


13 September 2018Mull Mod results

Congratulations to our pupils who were successful in the Mull Mod last Friday

Rachel Bolton came first in 16-18yrs open solo singing, first in 13-18yrs learners poetry recitation, first in 13-18yrs duet and 3rd in 13-18yrs open traditional solo singing.
Rachel was also awarded the Gallacher Prize for the highest mark across all learner oral competitions

Archie Kennedy came 2nd equal in 13-15yrs learners solo singing

Isla Crosbie came 1st in poetry 11-12 years and 3rd in solo singing 11-12 years
Megan Curtis came 2nd in poetry 11-12 years
Holly Cameron came 1st in solo singing 11-12 years

These are the results we know about. If there are more successes, we are happy to share them.

13 September 2018Sports' Ambassadors 2018/19

Sports' Ambassadors 2018/19

Congratulations to Frances MacDonald and Dugald Macintyre who have been chosen to be the Sports' Ambassadors for AHS for this coming year. They will be attending the conference next Wednesday.

03 September 2018Assembly Thursday 30th August

At our recent Assembly, the new Pupil Council were introduced.  These pupils were elected by year groups to represent them for the coming year:

S1 Mya Carmichael and Duncan Cameron

S2 Iona Willis and T-Jay Haining

S3 Iona Cameron and Craig McCowan

S4 Frances MacDonald and Herbie Patterson

S5 Ian Kammerath and Rachel Bolton

S6 Kay Christian and Samuel O'Brien

The following pupils also received their Volunteering Certificates:

Maighsi Rough 100 hours, Ian kammerath 50 hours and Arlo Van De Peer 50, 15 and 10 hours.

03 September 2018Parent Council Meeting 3rd September 2018

The next Parent Council meeting will be held on Monday 3rd September at 7 pm in AHS. It would be lovely to see some of our new parents there. Please feel welcome to come along and find out a bit more about our involvement in school life.

24 August 2018WW1 Trip to Smirisary

On Thursday 23rd August, nearly all of the S1-S3 pupils were taken on a trip to Smirisary to view the village which is famous in local culture as having been deserted following WW1.

This is part of a project running through the auspices of The Three Lochs Books festival and will involve a drama presentation by the pupils at a later stage.

The weather stayed dry and everyone enjoyed the walk and the interesting facts shared.

24 August 2018School Photographer

School Photographer

The School Photographer will be here on Monday 27th August from 9.00 a.m. We would ask that all pupils wear full dress code for the photographs. The S1 pupils will have their photograph taken for their Young Scot cards so it is important that they attend unless it is unavoidable. Thanks.

08 August 2018SQA Results

Congratulations to so many of your young people who achieved well this year in their exams. I am particularly pleased that a number of our young people are having success with one or more Higher qualification in S4.  In S4, particular mentions go to those pupils, who achieved to a high standard in two Highers in addition to their National 5 exams; Janie Patterson, Alistair Tait and Ben Gregg.  In S5, particular mentions go to Kay Christian and Lyall Morris  for achieving  5 Highers. Well done too, to so many of our young people this year for the huge range of wider achievement and volunteering they have been engaged in, and of particular note, is the continued success with the  Duke of Edinburgh award where  Ardnamurchan High School has highest percentage uptake in Highland.  I wish all our leavers the very best as they move on to their positive destinations with apprenticeships, employment and Further and Higher Education

C Millar-Craig

10 July 2018World Challenge Update

The two communications received to date have been very positive and our young people are safe, well and achieving successful outcomes!

Communication 1 from Mrs Rough on arrival praised the young people for their organisation and taking responsibility

Communication 2 from Mr O'Rua received just after the team had finished their trek - to quote "it was challenging but all completed it successfully".

They are now at the project stage at Pokhara.

10 July 2018World Challenge

Our World Challenge team set off for their adventure to Nepal on 1st July feeling a mix of excitement and apprehension (and that was just the parents!). The team are trekking in the Himalyas and working on a charitable project based on a school in Pokhara with the Mother Children's Art Foundation.
We wish them the best possible experience and look forward to welcoming them home safely on 16th July.

10 July 2018Clic Sargent Fundraiser

The last day of term saw our annual Clic Sargent Fundraiser with our pupils forming teams with staff managers. The winning team was managed by Mr Aitken and Mrs Campbell (substitute).
A total of £203.40 was raised. A great effort!

29 June 2018Head Boy/Head Girl

Head Boy/Head Girl

Congratulations to our newly appointed Head Boy and Head Girl for 18/19 as elected by staff and pupils

Kay Christian and Samuel O'Brien

29 June 2018Sports' Day

Sports' Day
Our annual Sports' Day results meant a win for Luis House this year - a change of colour for the cup which has been blue for a few years! 
Individual Champions were:
Katie Emma Connolly Jnr Girls
Arlo Van De Peer: Jnr Boy
Charlotte Adam Prosser: Snr Girl
Herbie Patterson: Snr Boy

Big well done to all the pupils who supported their houses by taking part!

29 June 2018Celebration of Success

Celebration of Success
Our annual Celebration of Success took place on 26th June.
Trophies were presented the following pupils
Special Award Winners this year were
• German Embassy (Edinburgh)’s award for the school’s Best German student for the year. Ian Kammerath
• Overall School Nomination Winners: (pupils with the most staff nominations under the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence) :Bethan White and Ben Gregg
• Rural Excellence Award : Colin MacDonald
• ‘Sgeulachd’ Award for Enterprise : AJ Macleod 
• Rotary Club of Lochaber Prize for Endeavour: Innes Ferguson
• Ewan Gillespie Memorial Trophy: Kate Bradley
• Lochaber Housing Association Cup for Academic Achievement in 2016-17: Charlie Pleming

29 June 2018Spinal Injuries Fundraiser 22nd June

A fantastic evening of community football with very generous contributions successfully organised by Mrs Green took place on 22nd June. The evening was great fun and brought new and former pupils and friends together in aid of Spinal Injuries Fund, a charity close to the hearts of pupils at AHS.

The fantastic sum of £642.50 was raised.

Well done to everyone involved

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