Posted by at 9:26 am
Jun 242015

The latest issue of the newsletter is available to view here. If you would like a hard copy, please contact the school.

Iceland trip

 Posted by at 8:24 am
Jun 232015

Iceland 2The group arrived safely in Iceland on Sunday night, in time to walk on the beach at midnight on the longest day of the year! You can read more about the trip and see more photos here.

Jun 222015

Pupils from Inverness Royal Academy’s Gaelic Dept (Learners and Fluent) participated in a variety of competitions at the Mòd last week and amassed between them a total of:

            9 x 1st Prizes (Gold Medals)

            7 x 2nd Prizes (Silver Medals)

            2 x 3rd Prizes (Bronze Medals)


A’ chiad àite / Gold Medals

Natalie Cowan                     Solo singing of prescribed song, 13-15, Learners

Amy Murray                         Solo verse speaking, 13-15 Learners

Leila Jack                             Solo singing of a traditional song, 16-18 open

Kirstyn Howarth &

Faith Elson (new S1)          Duet, own-choice, 13-15 Fluent

Angus MacPhee                  Piping, 4-part March, age 13-15

Angus MacPhee                  Piping, Strathspey & Reel, age 13-15

Matilda MacLean                 Art, age 13-18

Eilidh MacPhee                   Conversation, under 13, fluent

Angus MacPhee                  Conversation, 13-15 fluent


An dàrna àite / Silver Medals

Kayleigh Watson                Solo verse speaking, 13-15 Learners

Eilidh O’ Donnell                 Solo singing of a traditional song, under 13, fluent

Kirstyn Howarth                 Solo singing of prescribed song, 13-15, Fluent

Katie Gregson-MacLeod   Art, age 13-18

Christopher Clyne              Reading at sight, 13-15, fluent

Eilidh MacPhee                   Piping, 4-part March, under 13

Eilidh O’Donnell                  Accordion, March, under 13


An Treas Àite / Bronze Medals 

Megan O’ Donnell              Solo singing of a traditional song, 13-15 Fluent

Aileen Wilson                      Conversation, 13-15 fluent


Mod 1Mod 2Congratulations to all who took part,

    whether they won a prize or not.

     The pupils represented the school well

         over the course of the two days.  

         ‘S math a rinn sibh!



 Posted by at 2:50 pm
Jun 192015

Bake off 4After a toughly fought competition the winners of the Parent Council Great IRA Bake Off are team ‘Miss Cake Boss’! Team members include Leanne Maciver, Erin Fraser, Anna Claire dix Massie and Chloe MacGregor. Enjoy your dream ring cake girls!!! It was a brilliant day with all teams putting in a great effort. Well done to everyone who took part!

Jun 192015

We would like to draw the attention of all parents and carers to the recently released ‘Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know’. This is a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images.

The films aim to help parents and carers:

  • Understand young people’s motivations for sending nude selfies.
  • Plan to respond positively and constructively to an incident in which their child has shared a nude selfie.
  • Gain confidence and skills in initiating preventative conversations.
  • Identify risky behaviours or situations and know where to seek help.
  • Know how to get help if a child is at risk after sharing an image.

View the films on:

They are based on research findings from the European Commission-funded SPIRTO (Self-Produced Images: Risk Taking Online) Project and include:

Film One: Understanding Why

Film Two: Talking to your child

Film Three: When should I be worried?

Film Four: How to get help

The films are based on a two-year qualitative investigation led by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the University of Linköping (Sweden), Innocence in Danger (Germany) and the CEOP Command of the National Crime Agency.




S6 Literacy mentor training

 Posted by at 3:30 pm
Jun 152015

Please check out our animation below for some more information on the S6 Literacy Mentor Training. This was a hugely successful day and the mentors are excited about getting started in August.   They will be working with Broad General Education pupils across the curriculum to assist with reading, writing, talking and listening in order to support Literacy across the school. Any further questions please contact Miss Hiorns Principal Teacher of English and Literacy.


For further information on how you can support Literacy at home please click on the link below.

S1 boys in cup final

 Posted by at 2:32 pm
Jun 152015

The S1 boys will be playing in the Highland Cup final against Dingwall this Thursday, in Culbokie. Kick off is at 3:30 pm – good luck to all the boys involved in the match.

Shieling Project visit

 Posted by at 2:09 pm
Jun 152015

Chaidh sinn dhan àirigh is bha e a’ toirt beagan ùine oir  bha e cho fada air falbh ach bha e  fhathast spòrsail. Bha sinn a’ stad bho àm gu àm agus bhiodh sinn ag ionnsachadh  mu dheidhinn na craobhan neo na beinn. Nuair a rànaig sinn an àirigh bha sinn ag ithe lòn agus bha sinn a’ feuchainn ri cuir suas tepee ach cha robh e ag obair, leugh sinn bàrdachd an uair sin choisich sinn air ais. ’S e latha spòrsail a bh’ ann.

We went to the Shieling Project and we had a lot of fun. We walked to the Shieling and it took a lot of time to get there. When we arrived we tried to put up a tepee but it didn’t work. We listened to a story and then walked back. It was a very fun day.

Le Alix Aburn S1

Belgium 2015

 Posted by at 3:22 pm
Jun 122015

You can read an account of the recent school trip to France and Belgium in the Trips and Activities pages of our website or by clicking here.

YPI finals in Perth

 Posted by at 10:48 am
Jun 112015

YPIYesterday, this year’s winning YPI team travelled to Perth Concert Hall for the National final. Lewis , Euan  and Jack not only represented the school at this national event but also featured in a film produced to promote their chosen charity SPEAK. This was shown to an audience of nearly 1000 pupils, teachers and charity representatives, including millionaire philanthropist, Sir Iain Wood.

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