WELCOME TO KINLOCHLEVEN HIGH SCHOOL

Kinlochleven High School serves the South Lochaber area drawing pupils from the following primary schools: Kinlochleven, Ballachulish ,Glencoe, St Brides and Duror.

HEADTEACHER'S WELCOME

Welcome to Kinlochleven High School

Starting at a new school has always filled me, in equal parts, with excitement and apprehension.
Every school is different, with slightly different routines, structures and ways of doing things. As
Head teacher I want to make sure that you know you are all welcomed, whether a new pupil, a new
parent or a new member of staff. As a new and valued member of our team, we are keen to support
you and to capitalise on your learning, energy, and enthusiasm.

At Kinlochleven High School we aim to be inclusive, determined, patient, generous and
compassionate and to build confidence, offering high standards of teaching and learning across a
broad curriculum. Our curriculum, based on the recommendations of Curriculum for Excellence,
offers pupils the opportunity to develop skills and abilities across a wide range of subject areas and
extra-curricular activities.

We offer a wide range of social, creative, cultural and sporting activities. Pupils, throughout their
time in the school, benefit from a range of opportunities for out of school learning. Through
activities like the Outward Bound program, the S3 expedition to Norway and the Duke of Edinburgh
Award, as well as the support throughout their school career to take part in volunteering, recognised
by the SALTIRE Award, pupils gain tremendously in terms of developing confidence and an ethic of
team work.

We are fortunate, in the school, to have an active and supportive Parent Council. New parent
members will be warmly welcomed. Dates of meetings are advertised via the school website and
mobile phone app. This partnership of teachers, parents and the wider community is an essential
strand in helping our pupils to achieve their full potential.

Pupils too can have an input into the development of the school via the Pupil Council which
represents their views on various aspects of school life. In the past the pupil council were
instrumental in agreeing the school uniform policy and suggested amendments to discipline policies
and curricular structures. Pupils’ views are treated with respect and taken in to account when
decisions are made.

Parents are kept informed of their child’s progress through reports and also through bi-annual
Parents’ Evenings. Pupils also work on producing a profile which reflects on their progress in school
as well as providing a way of recording your child’s wider achievements. A two-way flow of
communication is a key aspect of the partnership between home and school, and members of the
school community are encouraged to contact the school – at any time – if a problem should arise or
if you require further information.

We look forward to getting to know you in the years ahead and wish you a rewarding association
with Kinlochleven High School

Rebecca Machin
Head Teacher



 

Events

23-02-2019 10:30: Ballachulish Coffee Morning

Start Time: 23-02-2019 10:30

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Additional Info: The Ballachulish Coffee morning is an annual event, organised by our parent council, to raise funds for extra-curricular trips and activities

21-03-2019 19:00: Family Quiz

Start Time: 21-03-2019 19:00

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Additional Info: The Family Quiz is an annual event, organised by our Parent Council, to raise funds for extra-curricular trips and activities.

25-04-2019 18:00: Parent Council Meeting

Start Time: 25-04-2019 18:00

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Additional Info: At Ballachulish Primary School

04-05-2019 06:00: Pre 65's All Day Breakfasts

Start Time: 04-05-2019 06:00

End Time: 04-05-2019 16:00

Additional Info: Parent Council take over the canteen and provide all-day breakfasts at the Pre 65 event to raise funds for extra-curricular activities and trips for our youngsters.

13-06-2019 18:00: Parent Council Meeting

Start Time: 13-06-2019 18:00

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Additional Info: In Kinlochleven Library

Messages

Whole School Assembly

Whole school assembly tomorrow (for all but Higher English) P3. Please go and register first and then come down to the hall. Thank you!

13-02-2019

Ballachulish Coffee Morning

Less than 2 weeks to Ballachulish Coffee Morning - Sat 23rd Feb -10.30-1pm. Thanks for the donations we have received so far! All proceeds help fund school trips & activities. To find out about more ways to help us fundraise have a look at News on the App

13-02-2019

House Hampers for the Ballachulish Coffee Morning

Thanks for the donations we have already received for House Hampers! Still plenty of time to donate. Why not find out what house your child is in & help them win House competition! Callart - Italian Theme Garbhein - Anything Yellow Mamore -Highland Theme

06-02-2019

Valentine's Dance

Valentine's Dance on 14th February from 7-10pm. Food and soft drinks available. All proceeds go towards The British Heat Foundation. More information on News on the App

06-02-2019

Looking for Volunteers

Looking for volunteers to help with Primary School Bingo. Would you be willing to play games with younger children so parents can play Bingo? If so, let Mrs Machin or Mrs Chishom know. (More details on News on the App)

06-02-2019

Coffee Morning

Thanks for the donations we have already received for House Hampers! Still plenty of time to donate. Why not find out what house your child is in & help them win House competition! Callart - Italian Theme Garbhein - Anything Yellow Mamore -Highland Theme

31-01-2019

Buses

Good morning. It is very cold but there has been no more snow and the roads are clear. First service bus already in the village. Buses running as normal and school will be open.

31-01-2019

Buses

High road has been gritted and first service bus is in the village just now. Bus company happy so will be running as normal. The school will be open as normal.

30-01-2019

Update

Gritter has arrived and buses are on their way :-)

29-01-2019

Update

Gritter went down High Road but has cleared wrong side of the road. Is being sent back. Expecting it to be down again within the next 30 minutes.

29-01-2019