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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



23-10-2018 13:15: Tuesday Lunchtime Activities

Start Time: 23-10-2018 13:15
End Time: 04-12-2018 14:05
Additional Info: Film Club with Miss Putton in Room 104
Kinlochlovin’ Craft and CRe8 in the Kinlochlovin' Studio
Basketball run by Active Schools in the Leven Centre

23-10-2018 16:00: Tuesday After-school Activities

Start Time: 23-10-2018 16:00
End Time: 04-12-2018 17:30
Additional Info: Teen Gym  in the Leven Centre with Maria 4pm – 5.30pm   
Lego Club In the Library 4-5 pm
Art Club in the Art Classroom 4 - 5pm
Adult Drama (over 16's)  with Dramafish 7-9pm

24-10-2018 16:00: Wednesday After-school Activities

Start Time: 24-10-2018 16:00
End Time: 05-12-2018 17:30
Additional Info: S1-S6 Gymnastics from 4-5pm in the Leven Centre (£24 for 8 weeks)
Girls Football After school with Maria
Ballachulish Youth Club 7.30 – 9.30pm at the Ballachulish Village Hall

25-10-2018 13:15: Thursday Lunchtime Activities

Start Time: 25-10-2018 13:15
End Time: 06-12-2018 14:05
Additional Info: Kinlochlovin’ Craft and CRe8 in teh Kinlochlovin' Workshop

Role Playing Club with Miss Putton and Mr Simpson in the French Classroom

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

 with Maria MacDonald in the Leven Centre

25-10-2018 16:00: Thursday After-school Activities

Start Time: 25-10-2018 16:00
End Time: 06-12-2018 17:30
Additional Info: Tennis in the Leven Centre from 3.45 – 5.15pm with Maria MacDonald (free)
Maths Club with Mr Simpson 3.45 – 5pm
Two Lochs Youth Club 6-8.30pm in the Leven Centre
Scouts at the Ballachulish Village Hall from 8 – 9.15pm


It's International Porridge Day tomorrow!

It's International Porridge Day tomorrow! And we are raising money for Mary's Meals! For more information on how you can help have a look at News on the App.


S3 Norway Trip

Just a wee reminder that the parents evening for the S3 Norway Trip is tonight, in the High School Assembly Hall, starting at 7pm.


Variety Show at the High School - 10th and 11th October

Variety Show at the High School - Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th October. Curtains up at 7pm. For more details see News on the App. Looks amazing! Tickets on sale already!


S3 Norway Trip

For S3 pupils and parents - just a wee reminder about the information evening for Norway Trip on Thursday night (4th Oct). In the school assembly hall, 7PM start. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Assembly tomorrow

Dear all, We have an assembly tomorrow P6. This will be for Sports for Champions & Scottish High Jumper Nikki Manson. Also S6, who are fundraising for Mary's Meals & merit marks for those who have gone above and beyond :-) Please register & then come down


Beetle Drive

Don't forget the Beetle Drive tomorrow! Doors open at 7 for a 7.30 start at Duror Village Hall. Great way to have fun & help raise money for extra-curricular activities. Thanks for amazing raffle prizes. All we need now is home baking on the night :-)


Driving Ambition - for S5 and S6 pupils

Driving Ambition is a half-day, young driver road safety course aimed at students who are 16 years plus that have started driving or are interested in driving, with practical information. It will be running on Tues 2nd Oct.For more info see News on the App


S3 Trip to Norway

Just to let you know that there is an information evening for S3 parents and youngsters about the trip to Norway in May. 7pm start on Thursday 4th October in the School Assembly Hall. For more information look at News on the App.


Beetle Drive

Don't forget the Beetle Drive this Thursday! Doors open at 7 for a 7.30 start at Duror Village Hall. Great way to have fun & help raise money for extra-curricular activities. Thanks for amazing raffle prizes. All we need now is home baking on the night :-)


For those of you (S3) who are going to Norway

For those of you (S3) who are going to Norway, don't forget that your deposits need to be in by the end of this week! If you have lost your letter, I am just about to put a PDF version on News on the App. Also more about an Information Evening for you...