Inverness College UHI Open Evening

Inverness College UHI are having an Open Evening on Thursday 10th of May (5pm-7pm), which will be one of the most important opportunities available, in the lead up to summer, for those looking to apply for courses for 2018/19. For pupils who are still considering options, there are still some spaces on our Further Education programmes as well as our Higher Education courses.

Open evenings are a great informal way to meet lecturers and managers from our subject departments and also take a tour of the main campus building. For young people and parents, they are a very good opportunity to familiarise themselves with the college environment and get a sense of what it would be like to be a student here.

The Schools team and our colleagues will also be on hand to advise pupils about Foundation and Modern Apprenticeships however it’s also not unusual for Schools programme applicants to visit with parents to see the college and ask questions prior to starting their courses and we will, of course, be happy to assist.

IC Open Evening

SQA Exams

The exam diet starts on Monday 30 April 2018. Full details of the exam dates/times are available on the SQA website (

Pupils received their personalised exam timetable last week at registration with exam dates/times/accommodation/seat numbers. If anyone is unsure about their SQA presentations or exam arrangements they should speak to Mrs Stewart as soon as possible.

The period of Study Leave, as agreed by Highland Council, runs from 30 April-1 June (inclusive). As in previous years, pupils are welcome to access school facilities during Study Leave for support/private study. Pupils are reminded that they must sign in/out at reception if they are in school for study. M6 will be the main study room available. Full dress code is expected for both study and for exams.

Pupils and parents can access a range of SQA support information on the SQA and school websites. Pupils have been issued with booklets ‘Your Course-work’ and ‘Your Exams’ which provide useful advice and exam protocols, for example -mobile phones, punctuality for exams and conduct in the exam room. Electronic copies of these booklets can be found on the school website.

This session our Activities Day is the 24th May during study leave. If any senior pupil wishes to take part they should see Ms Urquhart as soon as possible.

What i’m really thinking….

The young people working on this project want any adults thinking of coming on Tuesday evening to know that all the workshops are drop ins, so they can come for the whole event or just pop in for one or two workshops! There is a great selection from “helping your teenager with anxiety” to “the internet and substance misuse”, “what is NORMAL teenage behaviour?” to “Wellbeing and the Outdoors”, “sexual health and the internet” to “mindful calming techniques and how our brains work!”. In addition there is a lot of funny drama skits, information, teen truths and refreshments…so don’t miss out on this great evening of Nairn teens “What I’m really thinking…”

What i'm really thinking

Update to parents (23 April 2018)

Nairn Academy update – Monday 23 April 2018

Following a letter to parents last Friday 20 April 2018, regarding concerns after moss cleaning works on the school roof, access has been resumed to all areas of the school today (Monday 23 April).

This follows reassurance air testing; swab sampling of surfaces; and environmental cleaning which were carried out last week – results of which confirmed that there was negligible risk to pupils and staff.

The chrysotile (white asbestos) that was found originated from small fragments of roof ceiling paint coating that had fallen and settled on surfaces, samples from dust were found not to contain asbestos. All affected surfaces were environmentally cleaned.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been informed and has advised today that the incident is not reportable under RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 due to the negligible risk present to health and safety.

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Sessions

Advanced Higher Physics Monday, 23 Apr @ 6:00 pm
Higher Chemistry Tuesday, 24 Apr @ 6:00 pm
Advanced Higher Biology Wednesday, 25 Apr @ 6:00 pm
National 5 Maths Thursday, 26 Apr @ 6:00 pm

For more information on how to take part in Online Sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit: SCHOLAR’s Live Online Sessions

Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.

Regular updates via: Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme

Roof Slating and Tiling Apprenticeships

Macleod Roofing are actively searching for enthusiastic, hard-working individuals to take part in a four year CITB approved Apprenticeship in roof slating and tiling. Not only will successful candidates be employed by Macleod Roofing, you’ll learn new skills and be set up with a career path within the industry. Successful applicants will be required to attend Arbroath College on a block release basis.

Interested applicants should apply via email to
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YASS Open University Courses

Applications for YASS Open University Courses will be sent away on Friday 27th April. Please can all S5 pupils who intend to apply speak to their Guidance Teacher and complete the application before this date – applications should be passed to Mr Munro. These courses are SCQF level 7 (Advanced Higher level) so pupils should be sitting Highers in S5. Details on the courses available can be found here –