Ardnamurchan High School News



03 July 2019Mod Aird nam Murchan

Mod Aird nam Murchan/Ardnamurchan Mod

As usual our High School pupils did really well in a number of competitions. 

More photos on:  https://www.facebook.com/Ardnamurchan.High.School/


03 July 2019Celebration of Success

Celebration of Success
We had a wonderful evening last night celebrating the success of our young people. 
Awards were presented throughout the evening culminating in our Cups and Trophies and Special Awards shown below.
It was lovely so many parents and partners joined us. The section celebrating wider achievement participation demonstrated the huge commitment of pupils, parents, partners and staff in ensuring every pupil in the school is involved in some way. A visual spectacle and well as a musical one with amazing performances from all the contributors and technical support. Thanks also to our young video presenters for demonstrating Partnership in Action!
Community Partnership Award - 3 Lochs Education Arm for WW1 Project
Rural Excellence Award - Fern MacGillivray
Overall School Winner - Niamh MacLellan
Lochaber Housing Academic Cup (17/18) - Kay Christian
Sgeulachd Award - Katie Emma Connolly
Rotary Club of Lochaber Endeavour Award - Kay Christian
Ewen Gillespie Memorial Trophy - Niamh MacLellan

We wish all our young people leaving us a happy and successful future.

26 June 2019Holland Trip

Holland Trip
We welcomed our Holland Trip back on Friday last week. It was a great trip and the feedback so far has been very positive. Our pupils were a credit to the school and thanks to them for making the trip worthwhile and so enjoyable.

26 June 2019MacPherson Cup Boy's Shinty Team

26 June 2019Highland Youth Parliament

Highland Youth Parliament
Our 2019/20 representatives attended their first conference in Inverness this week. We look forward to their feedback.

19 June 2019School Trip - Return journey

For the return journey on Friday, arrangements will be made for suitable transport across the Corran ferry.

15 June 2019School Trip

Our school trip left safely for Europe on  Saturday....after a 'slight' delay at the ferry.  A big thank you to the ferry boys and all helpers for getting the bus on its way!

13 June 2019Transition's weekend

Our annual Transition's weekend took place at the Abernethy Centre, Ardgour over the weekend of 7th-9th June.
As usual our incoming P7s built on their existing relationships and teamwork to prepare themselves for their new high school experience.

Feedback from the weekend is always positive. Thanks to all who were involved.

13 June 2019Bourblaig Trip

On 23rd May, the S3 History pupils took a trip to Bourblaig Clearance Village.

A interesting trip in which pupils used skills in map reading, maths and measurement and used previous research on clearance villages to identify areas and building types.

The day stayed fine and pupils left with a better idea of what life may have been like in the 18th Century as young people in a village settlement in the West Coast.


13 June 2019Pròiseact Eadar Ghluasadan / GM P7-S1 Transitions project

Pròiseact Eadar Ghluasadan / GM P7-S1 Transitions project

Tha na sgoilearan GM P5-P7 ann am Bunsgoil Ath Tharracail air a bhith an-sàs ann am Pròiseact mu Loch Seile a tha air a dheasachadh is a lìbhrigeadh leis na tidsearan Gàidhlig às Àrdsgoil Àird nam Murchan.


(P5-7 pupils in Acharacle GM unit have been enjoying a project delivered by their future AHS teachers through which they learning about the History and Geography of Loch Shiel - this is part of our new Transitions project. We are looking forward to seeing you all again soon!)

13 June 2019Scots Makar Poet visit AHS

Scots Makar Poet visit AHS
We welcomed Jackie Kay, the Scots Makar poet, on 29th May.

Jackie Kay gave a presentation in the Venue and spoke to all our pupils about life as a writer and presented some of her poetry.

This was an immense privilege for the school, as Kay’s work is part of the set text for National Five English Set Scottish Text paper.

A visit, celebrated and enjoyed by all our pupils and staff.


13 June 2019Graduation Dinner June 2019

A wonderful evening was enjoyed by staff and senior pupils in the Ardshealach Lodge, Acharacle on Tuesday 11th June to celebrate the graduation of our S6 leavers.

A lovely ambience, fantastic organisation and sharing of stories, new and old made for a relaxing evening in good company.  

Thanks S6, particularly Niamh Maclellan, for your fantastic organisation and Ardshealch Lodge for accommodating us and serving fine food.

13 June 2019School Captains 2019_20

Congratulations to our newly appointed Head Boy and Head Girl who were clear choices from both staff and pupils. We look forward to working with our new captains as part of our school leadership team!

13 June 2019Annual Charity Football Tournament

The annual charity community football tournament will take place this year after the Summer holidays due to staff absence.
We hope those interested will still be able to take part and look forward to another good competition!

Thanks for expressions of interest so far.  

06 June 2019Girls' Shinty

Well done to both our teams yesterday.


Both teams reached the semis and our young B TEAM beat Lochaber High on the way!


AHS A 3-1 Kingussie High

AHS A 4-0 Uddingston Grammar

AHS A 0-3 Glenurquhart High



AHS B 5-0 Oban High

AHS B 0-1 Culloden High

AHS B 1-0 Lochaber High

Semi finals

AHS A 0-0 Culloden  (Culloden win 1-0 on penalties)

AHS B 1-4 Glenurquhart High

05 June 2019Best Start Grant School Age Payment


Social Security Scotland’s new Best Start Grant School Age Payment went live yesterday Monday 3 June 2019 for applications on-line and by phone. Please find attached a Q&A factsheet which provides further information.

The payment provides families in Scotland, who are on a low income, with £250 to help with the costs of a child starting school.  People can apply around the time a child normally starts Primary 1 and if they get certain benefits or tax credits.  For this year that means if their child is born on or between 1 March 2014 to 28 Feb 2015.

Applications can be made from 3 June 2019 until 29 February 2020 either:

The Best Start Grant School Age Payment is the third of the Best Start Grant package of payments to families in Scotland who are on a low income to help support their child during their early years. For help to apply for all benefits or entitlements including the Best Start Grants, please contact the Welfare Support Team: telephone 0800 090 1004 or email welfare.support@highland.gov.uk. (Where appropriate home visits can be made).

24 May 2019Merchant Navy Cadet Programme - starting September 2019

Please see link for more details of this opportunity. 

The programme is fully sponsored and there is selected suitable accommodation in the Peterhead area for those cadets who do not live locally.


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