Information for August

As we come to the close of another school year we would like to wish you all a very happy school holidays. We return for the new academic year on Monday 20th August. We are also in the process of sending out letters for our annual Award Ceremony which takes place on Wednesday 29th August. If you receive a letter through the post inviting you to attend, please could you return the acknowledgement slip back to the school office asap. We also have the School Photographer in school on Tuesday 21st August to take photos of individuals and family groups. If you have ordered school uniform this will be available to collect from the school office either on Thursday 16th or Friday 17th August.

P7 Transition

The P7’s during their transition to the High School had lots of fun developing their persuasive writing and speaking skills. Creating recycled fashion with Mrs Early in English lessons!

Girls in Sport

Well done to the girls who competed for Arran High in rugby this year! Coached last week by a member of the Scottish Women’s Rugby

Mathematics Visit – Professor Adam McBride

On Monday 11th June, Arran High School will host a visit from Professor Adam McBride of Strathclyde University. He will spend the morning working with National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher students. In the afternoon he will be giving a talk about the latest developments in Mathematics.

Amanda Hogge (Faculty Leader of Mathematics and Numeracy) says “Professor Adam McBride is an influential character. His enthusiasm for the subject is amazing. I am so excited to work with him and our youngsters to help develop their love and passion for Mathematics.”

There will be an open evening session for any interested parties in the High School Theatre starting at 7.30pm. As Adam says, no experience necessary!

This is what Professor has sent us

Maths is BEST

During the last 40 years Mathematics has seen many spectacular developments. On the one hand, problems that have been around for many years (in some cases hundreds of years) have finally been solved. On the other hand, whole new areas have developed in response to the needs of Business, Engineering, Science (including medicine) and Technology. It can be said that Mathematics is the language of the modern world.

However, there is another side to the subject wherein we meet things of great beauty, showing that Mathematics is an Art as well as a Science. We shall explore all these aspects as well as including audience participation and a bit of fun. (Don’t be afraid! No specialist knowledge is required.)

S1 Goatfell Challenge

All the S1 students completed the Goatfell Challenge by walking up Goatfell on the Isle of Arran in small groups by different routes. All students made it to the top and had a lovely day

Arran High School Show

This year’s Arran High School musical production is called… OUR HOUSE
It’s a sliding doors story about a teenager, his mix-ups with the right and wrong crowds, his childhood sweetheart
and his very funny and entertaining best friends. All based around the songs of Madness, this is a great, feel good show.

We are now well in to rehearsals for this years school show
We can now confirm that tickets are now available to purchase from the High School office – Adults £8 Children £6. The show takes place at the school over 4 nights from Tuesday 19th June to Friday 22nd June. A small amount of tickets will also be available for purchase from the Book and Card Shop in Brodick from Monday 21st May.

Health & Wellbeing Week

Last week Arran High School held a very successful Health & Wellbeing week for S1-3 pupils. On Tuesday there were many trips both on and off the island which included visits to a musical in Glasgow, Trampoline Park, Ski/Climbing at Braehead, Lasertag & Go-Karting and Mountain Biking amongst a few. On Wednesday the day was spent at the Arran Community Land Initiative in Whiting Bay (a very wet day !!). Thursday saw the pupils take part in several activities in the school which included several sporting activities and workshops. A group of pupils also took part in a Rugby tournament on the island. And finally on Friday each year group took part in year group activites. S1 prepared for their walk up Goatfell which takes place this Friday, S2 took part in a Lamlash ramble and S3 did a beach clean in Lamlash and collected an amazing array of rubbish.
More photos to follow …..

Enactus Childhood Event

Fantastic social event organised by our @enactus team! Our team address issues of mentalhealth and loneliness through the sharing of memories and artefacts from across the decades!Many thanks to @EnactusGCU for your help, support and encouragement

Scottish Aquathlon

A group of Students competed at the Scottish National Schools Aquathlon on Friday. One of the girls came a fantastic fifth place in S1/2 girls Heat 1.