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Merger Of UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides And UHI West Highland First Consultation Phase ConcludedThumbnail for article : Merger Of UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides And UHI West Highland First Consultation Phase Concluded
Initial consultation finds support for proposed college merger project THE first phase of consultation around the proposed merger of UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland has concluded.   The majority of respondents were supportive of the rationale for the merger and the overall direction and vision for the proposed new college.  
Wick High School Open Again - Thursday 17th March
We are glad to report that the school will be open tomorrow, Thursday 17th March.   Tomorrow is also a fundraiser for Ukraine with staff and pupils being asked to wear something blue or yellow to support the aid effort.  
Wick High Closed At 11.35am Today Due To Heating System Failure
Pupils living in the town will be allowed to make their own way home from 11.35 onwards.  If there are any issues with pupils being received at home they are welcome to stay in the building until they can be picked up.  
Wick High S2 Computing Students Excel In National ChallengeThumbnail for article : Wick High S2 Computing Students Excel In National Challenge
This year, Wick High S2 Computing Science pupils took part in the BEBRAS UK Challenge.  The challenge aims to introduce computational thinking to students and is designed to get students all over the world excited about Computing.  
Wick High School Re-opening Tomorrow - Wednesday 1 December
Wick High School Re-opening Tomorrow - Wednesday 1st December 2021 the school conformed today.   Wick Community Campus will reopen tomorrow (Wednesday 1 December 2021) now that interim repairs have been completed following damage caused by Storm Arwen.  
Wick High School Closed Another Day - Tuesday 30th November
Please be advised that the school will remain closed to staff and pupils tomorrow, Tuesday 30th November.  This is to allow an independent engineer's inspection and report to be carried out on the building following damage caused in Friday's storm.  
New Vice-principal At University Of Highland And IslandsThumbnail for article : New Vice-principal At University Of Highland And Islands
Vicki Nairn has been appointed as vice-principal operations at the University of the Highlands and Islands.   She will lead on the design, development and service delivery of the university's professional services which support both the academic and corporate areas, and the management of strategic change programmes.  
Dounreay Collaborates With University To Inspire A Culture Of InnovationThumbnail for article : Dounreay Collaborates With University To Inspire A Culture Of Innovation
DSRL, the University of the Highlands and Islands and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) have collaborated to develop an innovation workshop for some of Dounreay's future talent.   Dounreay was a former nuclear research centre for 50 years, and now wishes to trial innovative ideas as it decommissions, by challenging conventional methods and bringing in ideas from other industries.  
Three Colleges Embark on Merger ProjectThumbnail for article : Three Colleges Embark on Merger Project
Lews Castle College UHI, North Highland College UHI and West Highland College UHI align to unlock new opportunities for students, staff and local communities in the Highlands and Islands.   Three colleges are involved in a strategic project that seeks to bring together Lews Castle College UHI, North Highland College UHI and West Highland College UHI.  
Wick High Pupils Determination Shows At Annual Prize Ceremony
Yesterday, in slightly unfamiliar circumstamces due to Covid, we held our annual prizegiving ceremony.  Sadly, it was not the same without parents/carers and associated guests, but nevertheless the outstanding achievements of so many of our pupils were evident.  
Covid Vaccination Drop-in Sessions For Secondary School PupilsThumbnail for article : Covid Vaccination Drop-in Sessions For Secondary School Pupils
Covid vaccination times for Caithness Secondary pupils.   The link below will take you to the NHS Highland website where you will find the link to the consent form and information leaflet, if you require it, together with dates of all clinics.  
Milestone For Equality In Schools
Roll-out of LGBT inclusive education.   Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusive education across the school curriculum.  
Wick High School Begins LGBT CharterThumbnail for article : Wick High School Begins LGBT Charter
Wick High has taken a progressive step towards LGBTQIA+ awareness and inclusion by beginning their LGBT Youth Scotland School Charter Award.   The LGBT Charter is a programme that supports schools in developing policies and undertaking training to ensure that their school is being as inclusive as possible.  
East Caithness Community Facility reopening SaturdaysThumbnail for article : East Caithness Community Facility reopening Saturdays
East Caithness Community Facility (ECCF) will be reopening on Saturdays from this weekend, High Life Highland (HLH) has revealed.   From Saturday (September 4) the Newton Road, Wick facility will be open from 10am until 12.30pm for public swimming and until 1.30pm for gym goers.  
Letter To Parents Regarding A Covid Case In Wick High School
A letter has been sent to parents and guardians of pupils in S1 and S3 at Wick High School on Friday 27th August 2021.   Dear Parent or Guardian, We have identified a possible case of COVID-19 in a pupil in your child's year group.  
University of the Highlands and Islands elects new rectorThumbnail for article : University of the Highlands and Islands elects new rector
Dr Fiona McLean, a passionate advocate for the role of education in communities, has been elected as the University of the Highlands and Islands' sixth rector.  Dr McLean, who lives in Newtonmore, was selected by staff, students and community representatives.  
Virtual school initiative gains national recognition
Three colleges in the University of the Highlands and Islands partnership have been recognised with a national award for their use of technology to deliver courses to secondary school pupils in remote and rural areas across the Highland Council region.   West Highland College UHI, North Highland College UHI and Inverness College UHI were named winners of the ‘Outstanding Use of Technology in Delivering Remote Teaching and Learning' Award at the Tes FE Awards on Friday 28 May 2021.  
Carbon Planet: a journey into the science of peatlands - An online lectureThumbnail for article : Carbon Planet: a journey into the science of peatlands - An online lecture
Professor Roxane Andersen's free, public seminar on 2nd of June - World Peatlands Day (at 4 pm).  The online talk will explore the science of peatlands, touching on subjects including climate change, biodiversity and restoration.  
University forges new links with Icelandic communityThumbnail for article : University forges new links with Icelandic community
The University of the Highlands and Islands has embarked on a new initiative to promote closer connections between communities in the Highlands and Islands and Iceland.  The university has signed an agreement with representatives from Múlaþing, a municipality in east Iceland.  
Researchers trial assessing renewable energy sites with dronesThumbnail for article : Researchers trial assessing renewable energy sites with drones
Researchers in the north of Scotland and Wales are trialling a new method of measuring tidal currents which could revolutionise the marine renewables industry.  The project, led by scientists from the University of the Highlands and Islands, will use drones to film the movement of water then apply algorithms to determine its speed.