We are planning to raise money for STV Children Appeal/The Big Scottish Breakfast on Friday 9th October (the day we break up for the October holidays).

For this dress-down day, we ask pupils  to wear a hat: top hat, posh hat, silly hat, wedding hat, any hat and to give a suggested  donation of 50 p per family. We  will also have a best hat competition and a best healthy breakfast recipe comp.

Please everyone, take part and make this a big success.

 Breakfast Poster



Pupils Amy Naulls, Alasdair MacQuarrie, Finlay Maclennan, Calum MacQuarrie, and Angus Walker from the Inverness Royal Academy (as well as Kyle Powell from Grantown Grammar High School) released their first single, Causeway, last weekend as Cala Ceilidh Band. Their single is now available to purchase or stream across popular music platforms including Spotify and iTunes. Congratulations to the above pupils who composed, arranged, recorded, and mixed the single on their own!

Album Cover


This year, as we cannot share food, we are going to have a dress down day to raise money for the STV Children’s Appeal. Please bring 50p to dress down with a funny hat! Any hat will do; a funny hat, top hat, wedding hat, posh hat, silly hat…
The Big Scottish Breakfast will take place on Friday 9th October (the day we break up for the October Holidays).
We will have competitions on the day as follows;
Best hat competition
Best healthy breakfast recipe competition.
The Romania 2020 Team are looking for donations towards the 2020 Blythswood Care Shoebox appeal.
The donation list can also be found on the Blythswood Care website.
Donation boxes will be available during the last week of term, 5th October-9th October, and another week after the October holidays, 26th October-30th October by the flagpole when you arrive in school. You can hand them in to Mrs Kish in Room 112.
Any questions, please speak to Miss Bruce Rm 233 or Mrs Kish Rm 112.




Just a reminder to all pupils that PE lessons will remain outside for the foreseeable future so please ensure that you have a full change of kit that is suitable for our changeable weather.

I heard his cough from about four hundred metres away from the direction of the AstroTurf pitches. As he drew nearer to the building it became louder and more persistent.  By the time he was passing my office window I know what you think I was thinking.

So I leant out of my office window to ask him if he was alright and where he was going.

“To the nurse”, he spluttered.

“How long have you had the cough?”, I asked.

“About five minutes”, he replied.

“How did it start?”

“I didn’t have my P.E. kit and fell over, ripped my trousers and cut my knee.”

Now, as you know I’m not a doctor…

“So the cough started when you fell over, ripped your trousers and cut your knee?”

“No sir, I was fine until I stood up. And swallowed a fly.”

I don’t want to bring issues of gender into any of this but in my experience of young people it does seem to be boys (and I say that as one myself) that I quite often end up in these kinds of conversations with.

We’ve had a lot of coughs and colds this week and it understandably isn’t good for the people affected but it can also cause anxiety to staff and parents alike. Hand hygiene, distancing and face coverings remain our ‘go tos’ and so far we’ve avoided a positive Covid 19 case in the school. As I’ve said before, however, it probably is just a matter of time. And if it comes we need to respond in the same way as we’ve so far managed the re-opening of the school: with calmness; with a sense of community and with concrete facts.

As ‘Fly Boy’ bloodily limped off to the nurse my attention turned to lunchtime.

And another boy. Let’s call him ‘Charlie’; a really wee S1 boy. I’d told him off the previous day about all of the litter he’d dropped and that if I caught him in that area again or dropping litter he’d be in trouble. As I approached from behind there he was again: entertaining a group of S4 girls (all about three feet taller than him; he’s what is termed a ‘Cheeky Chappy’). The girls in this case- as in many cases-were clever enough to vanish like they’d never been there. I think Charlie was still talking to their shadows when he became aware of me behind him.

‘I thought I told you not to be in this area Charlie?’

‘Yes Sir, but I reflected on what you said and thought I should patrol the area for litter droppers”, he said. He shifted uncomfortably from foot to foot, one heel stuck to the remnant of a cheesy baguette; a crisp packet dropped sadly from his pocket and blew off. In the direction of the sound of coughing…

A reminder that you should bring your chromebooks to school fully charged, ready for the day. We only have a very limited amount to lend out.
If you have borrowed a charger recently and not returned it to the office please do so immediately.
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