Wick High Pupils Determination Shows At Annual Prize Ceremony
8th October 2021
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.
Mr Sandecki, Acting Rector, welcomed the group of senior pupils and told them how proud we are of them as a cohort considering the resilience and determination that they had to show in achieveing so much during two academic years of lockdowns and disrupted learning.
Lucy Durrand was named as Dux of Wick High School for Session 2020-21 with an outstanding performance in her Higher subjects, gaining six 'A' grades. Joint runners up to the Dux (Proxime Accessit) were Caleb James and Eve Watt.
Other notable prize winners were Joanne Sutherland, winner of The Kevin Costello Prize for endeavour in Science; William Bullen, winner of The Subsea 7 Trophy for S4 Technical; and Molly Miller, Winner of the BBM Solicitors Prize for English & Social Subjects.
A full list of prize winners is available HERE
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.
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.
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.
High Life Highland is continuing its bounceback campaign with additional swimming provision planned during September and October. Graeme Ross, Principal Facilities Manager said, "In getting our locations reopen, our priority was, and continues to be to make our premises safe and welcoming for customers and staff.
Education specialists from across the North-east, North and West of Scotland are to deliver a week-long series of digital professional learning events for teachers and practitioners from the end of September as part of a drive to increase awareness about child poverty in Scotland and the impact this has on learning. Led by the Northern Alliance (Regional lmprovement Collaborative for the area's eight local authorities) in collaboration with Education Scotland, Promoting Equity Week will run from Monday 28 September.
On Tuesday 11 August 2020, Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, announced in the Scottish Parliament a change to the way that SQA results would be decided. In some cases, the moderation process carried out by the SQA during July and August had meant that candidates might be awarded a lower or higher grade than their teacher had estimated.
Pupils whose results were downgraded by the SQA are to receive new grades based solely on teacher estimates. The SQA's alternative certification model was put in place after exams were cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19).