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.

head teacher

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

11-12-2018 13:15: Tuesday Lunchtime Activities

Start Time: 11-12-2018 13:15

End Time: 11-12-2018 14:05

Additional Info: Film Club with Miss Putton in Room 104
Kinlochlovin’ Craft and CRe8 in the Kinlochlovin' Studio
Badminton run by Active Schools in the Leven Centre
Robotics run by Mr Martin and Thomas Foster Day

12-12-2018 13:15: Wednesday lunchtime activities

Start Time: 12-12-2018 13:15

End Time: 12-12-2018 14:05

Additional Info: Kinlochlovin' Craft and CRe8 in the Kinlochlovin' Workshop
Apps for Good with Mr Simpson
Musical Theatre Lunchtime Session in the Assembly Hall
Table Tennis and Badminton in the Leven Centre

13-12-2018 13:15: Thursday Lunchtime Activities

Start Time: 13-12-2018 13:15

End Time: 13-12-2018 14:05

Additional Info: Kinlochlovin’ Craft and CRe8 in teh Kinlochlovin' Workshop

Youth Development Drop In with Kara Gillespie in the Active Schools office
Cafe Kinloch with Reverend Amanda in St Pauls Church

Football
 with Maria MacDonald in the Leven Centre
 
 

18-12-2018 13:15: Tuesday Lunchtime Activities

Start Time: 18-12-2018 13:15

End Time: 18-12-2018 14:05

Additional Info: Film Club with Miss Putton in Room 104
Kinlochlovin’ Craft and CRe8 in the Kinlochlovin' Studio
Badminton run by Active Schools in the Leven Centre
Robotics run by Mr Martin and Thomas Foster Day

19-12-2018 13:15: Wednesday lunchtime activities

Start Time: 19-12-2018 13:15

End Time: 19-12-2018 14:05

Additional Info: Kinlochlovin' Craft and CRe8 in the Kinlochlovin' Workshop
Apps for Good with Mr Simpson
Musical Theatre Lunchtime Session in the Assembly Hall
Table Tennis and Badminton in the Leven Centre

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SCHOLAR Online Tutorials this week

SCHOLAR's upcoming Online Tutor sessions this week are:- Higher Physics - Monday 10th Dec @ 6pm Advanced Higher Chemistry - Tues 11th Dec @ 6pm Advanced higher Biology - Thurs 12th Dec @ 6pm

08-12-2018

New School Bus

We have a new beautiful, 70 seater, single decker, single axle School Bus! Thank you Shiel Buses! For more information have a look at News on the App!

08-12-2018

S6 Secret trip

And the S6 Secret Trip this year is in.......... Find out on News on the App!

08-12-2018

News about prelims and SQA exams

Draft Prelim timetable and final SQA timetable are now available. For more information, have a look at News on the App. Happy studying!

08-12-2018

SCHOLAR Online tutorials this week

SCHOLAR's upcoming Online Tutor sessions this week are:- Advanced Higher Modern Languages - Monday 3rd Dec @ 6pm Higher English - Tues 4th Dec @ 6pm National 5 Maths - Thurs 6th Dec @ 6pm

01-12-2018

Safer Routes to School

We are trying to ensure safer access routes to school for pupils who live in Kinlochleven. To do this we need your help. There is a parent survey, which should take less than a minute. The link is on News on the App. Please help by completing it :-)

30-11-2018

S1/2 Parents Evening

It's the S1/2 Parents Evening on Thursday 6th December from 5.30 - 7.30pm. S1/2 pupils are also putting on an Enterprise Fayre for you, with lots of Christmas gifts made by them especially for you. For more information about the Fayre see News on the App.

29-11-2018

Assembly - Friday 30th November

Dear all, just to let you know that we have a whole school assembly tomorrow during period 2. Lots of things - merits and awards, huge donation from Co-op to Kinlochlovin' and St Andrews Day celebration. Looking forward to seeing you there!

29-11-2018

SCHOLAR

SCHOLAR's upcoming Online Tutor sessions this week are:- Higher Chemistry - Tues 27th Nov 6pm Higher Maths - Thurs 29th Nov 6pm

27-11-2018

SCHOLAR

SCHOLAR is an excellent on-line learning resource, which is available to all S4-6 students. There is no charge. All you need is to be enrolled at the school. If you are interested the is more information on News on the App

27-11-2018