Work to strip out and demolish the old school building will start on Monday 28th November. Initially the work will focus on the removal of asbestos from inside the building as well as removal of fixed items of furnishings and M& E from areas such as PE, the Theatre etc.. All the asbestos will be removed by a team of specialists working in a tightly controlled environment. All asbestos will be wrapped, bagged , sealed and passed through decontamination chambers before being removed from the building for collection and safe disposal. The specialist team will enter and leave the building via a decontamination chamber and will wear full protective suits. Please do not be alarmed if you see them wandering about in their suits. It is our understanding that there is no need to wrap the building for this stage of the work and that it may not be necessary to wrap it at any stage – even later on in the demolition. This phase of the work is due to be completed by February 2017. The actual demolition will take longer to complete as this can only be done once the asbestos has been safely removed.
This entire phase of work will be monitored closely by Highland Council staff and regular air testing will be carried out by an independent company both inside the old school and outside in the immediate surroundings to ensure that procedures are being adhered to and are working.
WINTER FAYRE this Thursday, 1st December!!
From 6.30- 8.30pm at the School.
Tickets available at the door, £2 for adults and £1 for pupils/kids.
Santa’s Grotto will be there!!!!!
Home Economics department:
As part of our Food Culture theme, all first and second year pupils have been making Sadza and Beef Relish this week. Mrs Mususa has kindly shared this traditional Zimbabwean recipe with us and most pupils were pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoyed the end result. They have also had a chance to think about what it is like to live in Zimbabwe and how that compares to their own everyday experiences.
The S4 prelims begin on Monday, 21st November and will run until Thursday, 8th December.
For most courses at National 5 level, pupils will sit a final exam in May. Please encourage your son/daughter to revise thoroughly for each of their prelim exams as their results will be used to generate estimate grades.
For courses at National 4 level, there will be no final exam in May. All aspects of these courses are internally assessed, and the work done during any scheduled prelim exam will be part of this internal assessment.
Mealaibh ur naidheachd Alix Aburn is Eilidh MacPhee! Congratulations to Alix and Eilidh S3 who came back from the annual Gaelic debate in Stornoway with the highest marks of any team! This is a huge achievement in S3 against senior teams from a number of schools across Scotland. Read about their experience on the Gaelic department blog. https://gaidhliginbhirnis.wordpress.com/
S2 Gaelic were busy filming their entry for FilmG across the school yesterday. See the Gaelic department blog for an update on their progress and some photos of the action – https://gaidhliginbhirnis.wordpress.com/
Parents should note that they should park in the rear car park (the one behind the old school) on Parents Evening. Thank you.