IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ

Dear Parent/Carer

Following on from my letter of Thursday 25th June you will have read the three plans staff are working on to ensure we are ready to start with pupils in school in August. A copy of the letter can be viewed HERE.

Whilst we are very hopeful that we will have all learners in school every day this may not be possible.  We have issued an email to all parent/carers with details on the days your child/children will be in school if we run plan B or C. 

If you have not received this email please contact us at jennifer.allan@kingussiehigh.org.uk

Stay safe and take care.

Mr I Adamson

Head Teacher

KHS Activity Week Monday 29th June – Thursday 2nd July 2020

Dear Parent/Carer/Student

Mr Adamson outlined in his letter to parents last week that we are breaking from our current timetable for the last week of term (beginning Monday 29th June). At this time of year we would usually be enjoying lots of fun activities and we wanted to build that into this term too. Please have a look at the suggested activities HERE

All of the activities can earn house points if you complete the Google Form at the end of the slide by Thursday 2nd July.

We hope you enjoy as many of these activities as possible – have fun.

Great Job!

Well done to our senior students who received a commendation last week (worth 250 points). Great Job 👍

Becky Allen
Rory Anderson
Ellie Bain
Morven Bayton
Lauren Beattie
Megan Birkby
Hope Borthwick
Lily Carswell
Olivia Clark
Max Conneely
Kirsten Corson
Rebecca Courts
Ross Cuthbert
Andrew Dare
Andrew Dare
Nicole Davies
Duncan Docker
Cameron Duff
Georgia Duke
Courtney Evans
Ryan Gamble
Freya Gunning
Hamish Henderson
Hannah Henderson
Corran Hood
Emma Jones
Ethan Justice
Fiona MacDonnell
Natasha Mackay
Madeline Mackellaig
Rachel MacPherson
Sarrane McClure
Cara McCubbin
Shannon McNeill
Rory Mellis
Isla Millar
Ashley Minto
Paul Mojecki
Izzy Olds
Catrin Owens
Ella Pedersen
Max Richards
Louise Robertson
Dylan Sangster
Dylan Sangster
Megan Short
Dafydd Simon
Rianna Straw
Megan Swan
Georgia Tate
Somhairle Thomson
Macy Whyte
Ev Williams

Well done to everyone who received a postcard last week….

Lucy Adamson
Jenna Allan
Zoe Allen
Carrick Amos
Mac Annand
Zoe Atkinson
Ewan Avery
Laura Bailey
Lina Bailey
Sasha Bailey
Niamh Bain
Finlay Bayton
Finn Benbow
Emily Birkby
Felicity Carstairs
Hayden Cassidy
Calum Clark
Kuba Clark
David Coyle
Joshua Crofts
Saoirse Derry
Isla Easto
Harvey Fishpool
Charlotte Fraser
Kain Garden
Ruby Gilfillan
Holly Gordon
Mercedes Heneghan
Rachel Hull
Cameron Inglis
Charlotte Irons
Shannon Irvine
Xander Johnston
Maia Jones
Lucy Jones
Nicholas Macdonald
Catrin MacLeod
Gregor Maka
Gordon Matthew
Max McKeever
Oscar Milbauer
Robbie Milne
Jason Minard
Tia Morrison
Creag Muir
Jess Nagle
Gabi Nagle
Leo NEAL
Callum Scott
Andrew Scrogie Findlay
Seamus Stewart
Nayeema Sultana
Charlie Taylor
Iona Taylor
Sam Thain
Heidi Toop
Sarah Turner
Oliver Walker
Kelly Wilson
Jamie Younie

Children in Scotland – FREE webinars for parents and carers

Children in Scotland

We are a national charity working to improve children’s lives. One of our key priorities is to strengthen the children’s sector workforce across Scotland.

We do this by providing around 200 learning events annually, attended by 5,000+ people.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re working hard to bring as many of these as possible online, because we understand that your training needs are not diminished by the restrictions introduced as a result of the pandemic. Now more than ever, it’s vital that you’re able to learn, connect with others and share your own experiences.

We would really appreciate you sharing this page as we try to reach and support as many of you as possible, and we welcome any suggestions or volunteers to lead future events.

STEM Clubs Week 22nd – 26th June 2020

Next week is STEM Clubs Week and the theme this year is sustainability. Each day they will cover a different area of sustainability; clean air, water and sanitation, sustainable energy, sustainable food, sustainable materials and construction.
 
Throughout the week there will be challenges, case studies, talks and webinars on topics ranging from climate science and extreme engineering to environmental sustainability and resilience.
 
I’ve added the week’s timetable of events in case you’d like to do something a bit different this week and get involved in some of the activities here. Send us photos of any of the activities you do!
 
You’ll see from the timetable that if you go to their YouTube channel (link below) they will set each day’s activity between 10 – 10.30am. There are also lots of careers talks (coloured green in the timetable).
 
Try some things out and enjoy!
 
Miss E Oates
Technology Teacher
The YouTube channel is HERE and the timetable is HERE.

Highland pupils to receive free school meals during summer holidays

Following the First Minister’s announcement on Tuesday, 16 June 2020, eligible school pupils are to receive free school meals during the summer break to help tackle food poverty.

In Highland, P1-3 pupils entitled to school clothing grants and P4-S6 pupils who are eligible for free school meals have been receiving £15 per pupil, per week, which is paid fortnightly using a voucher system.

Councillor John Finlayson, Chair of the Education Committee said: “I very much welcome the announcement by the First Minister which will enable the Council to continue provision of free school meals between the end of June and when the schools return in August. I am delighted that the Scottish Government has been able to provide such vital funding.

He added, “Given the financial pressures facing the Council, this important income stream will help us to provide the much needed support for the most vulnerable families in our communities, particularly at a time when so many are juggling a drop in their incomes and are already worrying about the costs of keeping their kids amused during the holidays.”

All lower income families who haven’t already claimed free school meals and school clothing grants are being encouraged to do so as quickly as possible using the Council’s Apply Once online application form which can be accessed at https://www.highland.gov.uk/a_to_z/service/561/apply_once_-_find_out_what_benefits_youre_entitled_to

The Council’s Welfare Support Officers are on hand to complete the application form on behalf of families.  They also carry out benefit checks to ensure that all eligible benefits are being claimed according to a household’s individual circumstances.  To access their help, email welfare.support@highland.gov.uk or call 0800 090 1004. All calls from landlines and mobiles are free.

Around 4,500 Highland pupils have benefited from the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 funding package since lockdown began. By the time the summer school holidays begin, 67,500 vouchers will have been issued across the Highlands, amounting to more than £1m.

Council Leader, Councillor Margaret Davidson, also welcomed the news and said: “We have 32,200 people in Highland who are furloughed which is equivalent to 27% of our workforce.  This targeted ongoing financial support from the Scottish Government for free school meals will help our children and young people to access nutritional food during what is an expensive, and all too often, a worrying time for parents.”

She added, “We estimate that since March this year, we will have paid £1m for free school meals by the time pupils return to school in August.  This is money being spent in our local supermarkets and food stores which also helps to support local businesses and the Highland economy.”