Message from Fiona Shearer, South Area Manager, Education & Learning, Highland Council
As you know, the First Minister announced at the weekend that there will be some changes to the way schools return after the Christmas break. Tomorrow (Tuesday 22 December) a letter will be issued to all parents and carers of children and young people in Highland schools to give you the key information about this. Please do not contact schools today about the new arrangements, to allow School leaders and staff to focus on planning for the new term.

We would like to thank every registration class who took part in the Christmas door competition. It was fantastic to see all the effort you all put into them! It was a very difficult choice but 3 winners have been chosen. They are;

  • Mrs Cochrane for her fabulous falalalalama tree.
  • Dr Rose and the registration classes wonderful drawings.
  • Miss Reid and her meaningful Christmas day truce.

And an extra prize goes to Mrs Muluzi for her extra efforts in classroom decorations.


Who needs to self isolate?

Everyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 – a new, continuous cough; fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste – should isolate straight away and arrange a test via or, if you can’t get online, by calling 0800 028 2816.

People who live in the same household as a person with symptoms should also isolate straight away.

If the test result for the symptomatic person is negative, and they are not already isolating as a ‘close contact’ of a confirmed case, they can end isolation and return to work or school when they are well enough and have not had a fever for 48 hours. The rest of their household can end isolation straight away.

If the test is positive, the symptomatic person should remain in isolation until 10 days from symptom onset, or longer if certain symptoms persist. The rest of the household should remain in isolation for 10 days from symptom onset in the symptomatic person, even if they don’t have symptoms themselves.



More information can be found here: –


Sales of the Inverness Royal Academy 2021 Calendar are going well – there is a limited number remaining so you still have an opportunity to purchase one (or some?) to support this project and our school…but you’ll have to act quick.

Priced £5 –  a great last minute stocking filler for family & friends.

Orders to Mrs Breau in the Admin corridor– Orders & payment must be received together to secure your purchase.


Many thanks to those who have already purchased calendars –your positive feedback & support is much appreciated!

The Art Department have been busy putting together a school calendar exhibiting some of our pupils’ artwork which has been professionally printed.  These are now available to purchase for £5.  If you are interested in purchasing a calendar please have your order form and money with us as soon as possible.  Return details are on the attached form.  The Art Dept. is immensely proud of the efforts & contribution that the pupils made to this project.

Order Form

First and second year pupils in the English Department have been working on writing letters to the residents of local care homes.  The BGE pupils wanted to send letters as a gesture of goodwill when many of the traditional visits aren’t able to go ahead.  Some pupils also wrote a letter to staff members thanking them for all their hard work this year.   The pupils worked hard on these and Miss Hiorns would like to thank all of the pupils and English teachers involved in this.  The pupils put a lot of effort into these and showed some brilliant creativity and literacy skills for a real audience.  These will be delivered this week just in time for  a Christmas treat for the residents and staff.

Christmas Letters

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