Numeracy Booklet 2016

The importance of learning how to use numbers is vital and many techniques are available to assist us before we reach for a pocket calculator. Like all tools we need to know how to use it and those skills are part of a group referred to as numeracy. All S1-S3 now have now been issued with our newly developed Numeracy booklet. The booklet is intended to be kept alongside their School Planner and used in all classes to assist with basic number work. The booklet is an aid reminding pupils how to do certain basic numeracy tasks. Teachers are now using an agreed set of techniques for teaching pupils and will be encouraging pupils to refer to the booklet. Work has also taken part over the last year to develop a shared understanding with our Primary colleagues and this has helped in the creation of this booklet.

The Numeracy booklet is a pdf file available for viewing or download by clicking herenum boiok


Ordering uniform

June 2015

Our new supplier, Schoolwear Made Easy, provide the same brand of clothing that we have previously used, Russell Jerzees, and there will be no increase in price. In addition they are able to offer polo shirts in house colours which may be worn for P.E. and all sports activities.

Maree: Classic Red, Tollaidh: Pure Gold and Kerry: Royal Blue

Order form are available from the office or here: School Uniform Order.  Send your order to school with your payment.

Guidance on school uniform which we expect all pupils to adhere to is available here: School Uniform Guidance

I would appreciate your support in encouraging full school uniform.

List of S5/6 courses

S3/4 Option Booklet for parents


1  Introduction including:

  • Curriculum for Excellence
  • A broad general education
  • Skills for learning, for life and for work
  • A worthwhile and flexible education
  • Why are pupils making choices at the end of S2?
  • Partnership with parents
  • Overview of the Secondary School Curriculum
  • Careers’ information for pupils
  • Making your S3 and S4 course choice

2  S3-6 course structure

3  Subject details arranged in alphabetical order

Outdoor Learning

We make full use of our magnificent natural surroundings to enhance the learning opportunities available to our pupils.   A high proportion of school staff are qualified to lead one or more outdoor activities and we are able to provide a wide range of outdoor experiences for our pupils.

With the assistance of partners such as Scottish Natural Heritage, John Muir Trust, Crofting Commission and National Trust for Scotland we encourage pupils to learn about their environment. We also expect pupils to contribute to the community and each year, early in the tourist season, staff organise a beach clean with pupils near the school.


S1 Beach Clean 2013

Our S1 group visited Kincraig Christian Centre, near Aviemore, for their first residential stay in May 2014 where, among other activities, they took part in hill walking, mountain biking, orienteering and water sports. The trip is an integral part of the personal and social development of the child and we expect all pupils to attend.   Find out more here and access lots of photos.

Our S1 pupils also work with rangers at Inverewe Gardens to control invasive plant species and learn to build woodland shelters. S1 participate in the John Muir Award.

1A at Forest School in Inverewe

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Senior Geography pupils visit the Cairngorm National Park to explore and understand landscape.

Learning outdoors is an integral part of the biology courses, at all levels. Pupils are taken on fieldwork excursions to the Beinn Eighe mountain trails and to the local seashore. They are regularly taken out, as time and weather permit, to reinforce and enhance classroom work. One of the aims of these trips to is to extend pupils’ knowledge of the flora and fauna of the local area.

S3 Enterprise Day 3

In S5/6, the outdoor education and fitness course is designed to develop an interest in a range of outdoor activities. This course is of value to those interested in a career in sports and fitness coaching, in outdoor activity instruction or in the armed forces. In the past, many pupils intending to pursue academic courses at University have chosen this option to enhance their sixth year experience and their UCAS application.

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Pupils have also worked to build a series of raised beds at the school and produce vegetables, some of which have won prizes in the Gairloch Show. Canteen staff then cooked the vegetables as part of the school lunches available to staff and pupils.

Raised Beds August 2012

Gairloch Show Winners

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