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This year we are trying a new idea to help parents / carer’s understand what pupils in will be learning about at Kingussie High School between now and the October break. The Planned Learning in S1 Booklet that was sent home today (4th September) is the result. It contains some information for you on what your child is currently studying (between now and October), who their teachers are, what our expectations are from home learning and how you might be able to help your child develop their learning at home.

The booklet is personalised (up to a point) for each child and also reminds you who their guidance teacher is, who their registration teacher is and who their personal support tutor is. They see their personal support tutor on a Wednesday morning for about 25mins and they will sometimes use this time to have a learning conversation or to set targets. They will also see their guidance teacher at least once a week for social education. Over the next few weeks guidance staff will also be facilitating settling in interviews with everyone in S1.

If you like the idea of the planned learning booklet we will continue to produce it over the course of the year and look at the logistics are developing it for other year groups. For us to do this, we will require your feedback – if you get a chance perhaps you could leave some feedback at www.kingussiehigh.org.uk/feedback. If we do develop this idea further we will probably look at how we will deliver the same information electronically.Digital School Bag

You can download Mr Bray’s covering letter that accompanies the booklet directly from here.

If you didn’t get a booklet please get in touch with the school (after you have checked the schoolbag!).

Remember you can read a digital copy of all of the important correspondence from the school in the Digital School Bag. 

 

 

Our NC Course in Activity Tourism were making the most of the good weather last week and they were out and about exploring facilities at Laggan Wolftrax. As well as skills they were finding out  what Mountain Bike hubs are all about. 

The NC in Adventure Tourism is available to S6 Students and is being run in partnership with University of the Highlands and Islands (Inverness College) and KHS. The first practical unit is Mountain Biking and the Mountain Bike Industry. As part of the course the group are required to learn a variety of new skills including bike skills, bike maintenance and leadership skills.

Malawi 2014

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Samson Nursery

words by Rachel McGuigan (S5) and pictures by James Finlayson (S6)

On June 2014 18 pupils and 3 staff  journeyed from Kingussie High School to Malawi. During the trip we visited our partner school, Muloza Community Day School and experienced their school day. We spent a good amount of time joining in classes and helping them to expand their knowledge of English.   Part of our work while we were there was to help with a Sustainability project which both KHS and Muloza Community Day School  have been working on over the past year. Throughout the day we organised several sports games and different activities that the pupils could take part in, however most of the Kingussie pupils ended up joining in the fun!

Lianne Menzies and Rhona StewartOn the trip we also visited Samson Nursery which everyone thoroughly enjoyed as the children from Malawi greeted us with an amazing welcome song. Observing them as they recited the colours was a definite highlight of the trip. Again we organised some activities for the children at the nursery to participate in such as, wheel barrow races and team games.

During the second week we visited a primary school, the experience was both enjoyable and terrifying as the pupils chanted our arrival with loud voices. It was clear that they did not experience visitors that often as they insisted we take pictures with them and give multiple high-fives. That afternoon we attended a Malawian church which entailed traditional dancing, singing and the balancing of bowls on the African women’s heads.

In our second week in Malawi we ventured to a Safari Park where we stayed overnight and enjoyed a bush walk, boat safari and jeep safari in the very early hours of the morning! Another highlight of the trip for most pupils was seeing various wild animals such as hippo, elephants and zebra roaming freely around us. Some of the group were lucky enough to stay in the honeymoon suite.  They could see zebra at the waterhole whilst taking an open air shower, and even had a warthog in their bathroom!

Kara Mitchel and Caitlin

On the last night of the trip we were treated to an evening of live music from a traditional Malawian band during which we were all soon found dancing and laughing as they played several songs we recognised including some of Bob Marley’s most famous tracks.  Our accommodation that night was in traditional African huts, with NO electricity! We spent the evening reflecting on the trip and what an amazing experience it had been and although we were excited to return home, everyone wished that we could stay longer. The expedition was incredibly enlightening and all the pupils involved had a better view on how different life can be in other parts of the world.

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Mrs Duthie has sent a letter home to students who are thinking about applying for university this year to let them know about the UCAS Higher Education Convention at Gordonstoun School on the 15 September. The letter contains other important information about deadlines for applying to UCAS / University. If you have questions about the process then please contact us at the school.

You can access the letter directly here.

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You can read a digital copy of all of the important correspondence from the school in the Digital School Bag. 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Thursday Miss Seymour asked her S1 class to play detectives to find out who killed Mr Adamson.

Pupils learned about forensic science and managed to rule out each of the teacher suspects until they could prove it was Miss Seymour herself that was guilty. She will have to be watched closely from now on!

(In case you were worried Mr Adamson was not harmed in the making of this lesson).

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Mr Bray has sent a ‘welcome to the new term’ letter to all parents – it should be arriving though your post boxes soon. It contains important information on new staffing, parent council, new rewards system, uniform and how to keep in touch with the school.

You can access the letter directly here.

Digital School Bag

You can read a digital copy of all of the important correspondence from the school in the Digital School Bag. 

Referendum Flags
Referendum Debate – 29th August (2pm – 3.30pm)

As part of our social subjects curriculum we have organised for S4 – S6 students to watch a debate on the referendum. The debate will be hosted at Kingussie High School on the afternoon on Friday 29th August (2pm – 3.30pm).

Panel members:

  • Danny Alexander MP – Lib.Dem.
  • Dave Thompson MSP – SNP
  • John Finnie MSP – Ind.
  • Mary Scanlon MSP – Cons.

Chair:

  • Catherine Deveney (Author and A former Scottish Journalist of the Year)

As part of our commitment to community involvement we have arrange for some seats to be available for members of the public. Please note that seats for members of the public are free BUT available on a strictly ‘ticketed’ basis.

We are also limited to 50 extra seats that will distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 You can register for a free ticket below:

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It is always great to hear about the successes of our pupils both inside and outside of school time.

Here is a picture of the talented Rona Strivens (S6) yesterday she won the British Jersey for the Youth DownHill (Mountain Biking) – she is sharing the podium with cycling legends Rachel Atherton and Josh Bryceland.

Well done Rona! Just brilliant!