Choose Life

 

Members of the public are being invited to attend five drop-in sessions aimed at promoting the ‘Choose Life’ message to peers and parents.

Following joint meetings with Police Scotland and The Highland Council secondary school head teachers, the Police Scotland Inverness Community Beats team in partnership with ‘Choices for Life’ will be holding informal drop in sessions aimed at parents, carers and young people to provide information in relation to drugs, alcohol and online safety.

The drop-in sessions will be held at the following venues, and times:

  • Monday 27th February 2017 : 5-7pm at Culloden Academy, Inverness
  • Wednesday 1st March 2017 : 5 – 7pm at Charleston Academy, Inverness
  • Thursday 2nd March 2017 : 10am -2pm at UHI Campus, Inverness; and 3-7pm at Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness.

Bill Alexander, Highland Council’s Director of Care and Learning said: “We have been working closely with Police Scotland recently on drugs awareness and I am pleased that these events in our schools will provide opportunities for people to find out more about how to stay safe.”

Constable Laura Kerr, School Liaison Officer, said: “By holding drop-in events for parents, students and anyone who is interested in learning more about a range of issues, we hope to provide useful information and a level of reassurance that partners continue to work very closely to keep young people in the Highlands safe.”

The events will allow parents, carers and young people to ask questions and gain information such as:

  • What do drugs look like and what effects do they have?
  • How can drugs and alcohol affect you /your child’s future?
  • Why is internet safety important?

The events are open to all parents, carers and young people in the Highland region regardless of school catchment areas. The events will be supported and attended by Highland Secondary schools, Police Scotland, Highland Alcohol and Drug Partnership, Youth Action Service and Crimestoppers.

Highland Drug and Alcohol Partnership also recommend the use of the online “Highland Substance Awareness Toolkit” which can be found at: http://www.highlandsubstancemisuse.scot.nhs.uk/

The toolkit is an on-line resource for pupils, parents, carers, teachers and other professionals. It provides a wide range of up to date information, advice and resources on drugs and alcohol. Content includes guidance for parents on talking to teenagers about alcohol and drugs and support for young people to deal with peer pressure.

 

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Curricular information evening

This Monday, 25th January, we shall be holding a curricular information evening in the school hall for parents of all pupils from S2 through to S5.

There will be two main presentations: the first will be about the course choice procedure for next session and the second, from Inverness College / UHI, will give details of the courses it offers to High School pupils. There are many different subjects available at many different levels which will be of interest to pupils. More details can be found by clicking here.

The presentations will be followed by an opportunity to talk to our principal teachers, guidance staff, careers adviser and senior management about any matters you may have of concern or if you would like further details about any particular subjects.

Tea and coffee will be provided. It would be great to see as many of you there as possible.

New reports and school improvement plan

Just uploaded to the Information pages are this year’s Standards and Quality Report, our Curriculum Rationale and the diagrams which show this year’s plans for school improvement.

Please take the time to have a look at the documents. If you have any further questions or find the way they are presented a little difficult to understand please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

John Rutter
Headteacher