100 days to go!!

 Posted by at 12:58 pm
Feb 242016
 

Today marks the 100 days to go to completion mark for the new school. So, 100 calendar days from today the new building is due to be commissioned and completed.

Morrisons are still reporting that the building is on schedule and that it will be ready 100 days from now. Already a lot of the fixed furniture is in place. Most of the learning walls are in the teaching rooms (with the exception of a handful on the second and ground floors), the HE kitchens are complete apart from the cookers, work has started on fitting out the Science labs and all the other furniture has been ordered and is being or already has been manufactured.  By the end of March/beginning of April the building should have water, heat and power to all areas and commissioning of systems should have begun.

Gaelic Success

 Posted by at 4:52 pm
Feb 232016
 

Film G Success in Glasgow

Katie Gregson-MacLeod, Inverness Royal Academy S3 pupil, was one of a team of three who won the People’s Choice Award in the FilmG Short Gaelic Film Awards at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket on the evening of Friday 19.2.16. The film was entitled ‘Tuiteam à Gràs’ (Falling from Grace)

)Katie Gregson-Macleod Film G

Help Required!

 Posted by at 4:48 pm
Feb 232016
 

We have Our trip to watch the British Basketball Trophy Final this Saturday at Emirates Arena Glasgow, we require a  female parent helper to come along! Transport and tickets are FREE (RRP £40) Please contact the PE Department ASAP if you are interested in coming along!

February Newsletter

 Posted by at 5:31 pm
Feb 122016
 

The latest edition of the School newsletter is now available on the school website! Enjoy the long weekend!

Music Department Events

 Posted by at 11:39 am
Feb 112016
 

The music department are offering a number of events for our young people over the coming weeks.

Students are being given to opportunity to attend performances of ‘Hairspray’ at Eden Court. Junior pupils are going on the afternoon of Thursday March 3rd and seniors on the evening of March the 2nd.

There are still places available.

The String Group are taking part in the Inverness Music Festival on the evening of March 2nd in the ‘One Touch’  at Eden Court Theatre.

The school choir is to be performing in a choral concert, ‘Songs For Spring’ in the Old High Church on Church St, Inverness, on Thursday 10th March at 7.30pm.

Please come along to these performances and support our young musicians/singers.

The SQA music performance exams for all Nat 5 and Higher candidates will take place between March 15th – 18th.

Good Luck Josie!

 Posted by at 2:30 pm
Feb 102016
 

Josie Steele (4S1) has been selected to take part in a European cup (judo) in Spain this weekend.   This is her first competition where she will be fighting for Great Britain!  Good Luck Josie!!

 

‘Let’s talk about maths’

 Posted by at 1:24 pm
Feb 102016
 

A group set up to challenge negative attitudes towards maths wants to hear the views of parents’ and young people. The Making Maths Count expert group, established by  Education Secretary Angela Constance, has launched a short online questionnaire to find out how people feel about maths and how they use their maths skills. The group, which brings together expertise from industry, academia and science, has been tasked with identifying which factors can create negative attitudes towards maths, before making its recommendations on how to improve the nation’s enthusiasm for and participation in the subject. Teachers, parents, carers and young people are all encouraged to contribute their thoughts as part of the group’s call for evidence.

Further information and the online questionnaire is at www.gov.scot/makingmathscount.

 

Feb 012016
 

S3 SCILT Languages Brunch – Gaelic and Modern Languages

 

A visit to Scilt’s Business Brunch held at the Kingsmills on Tuesday 26th January has gone down very well with S3 pupils. Inverness Royal Academy was allocated 20 spaces – 10 Gaelic and 10 Modern Languages – at the event which aimed to promote language learning among pupils. Presentations and workshops were run in order to encourage pupils to view languages as an asset when applying for jobs. With the added bonus of tea, coffee and bacon rolls, the day has been highly praised by those who attended, with many saying they are now more likely to continue with language as they progress through the school.

 

Photos and reviews of the event by the S3 Gaelic pupils can be read on the Gaelic department blog page – https://gaidhliginbhirnis.wordpress.com/

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