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Press Notes – 9th Dec

Young Enterprise

This year’s Nairn Academy Young Enterprise team is basing its products on a green theme that encourages children to grow their own grass (named ‘Grow a Fro’) or their own cress (named ‘Grab and Grow’). The team have started selling their creations in a bid to try and win the prize for the best product.


All pupils are reminded that snowballs are not to be thrown inside the school. An area beside the outside P.E. changing rooms has been designated as the only place where pupils are permitted to throw snowballs outside. Pupils are also advised to be respectful for the community and not to throw snowballs at any member of the public.

Parent Council Bag- Packing

S4 pupils have been asked to take part in a bag- packing session at Sainsbury’s on Wednesday 21st December from 4-7 in support of the Parent Council. Funds raised will also go towards the end of year leavers’ party.

Christmas Parties

The dates for this year’s Christmas parties are: S1/2- Thursday 15th, S3/4- Monday 19th, S5/6- Wednesday 21st. Pupils are reminded that these are formal events so should dress appropriately.


The Nairn Academy steel band performed at Sainsbury’s to support Liz and Danny Dow who organised a bag- packing for CLIC Sargent. On Tuesday 20th the steel band will also perform at Inverness Airport. In the evening there will be a Christmas Sing- a- long at Nairn United Reformed Church where music will be played by Nairn Academy pupils and friends. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased by phoning the school.


Maths Challenge

The Maths department would like to congratulate pupils for significant achievements in their participation of the United Kingdom Senior Maths Challenge. Silver awards were won by Heather Winfield (S6), Andrew Fife (S6) and Abigail Hay (S5). A bronze award was won by Kirsten Scott (S6).

End Of Term

School will close at 3.40 on Thursday 22nd December.


The next school newsletter will be issued on Friday 16th December.

UCAS Applications

The deadline for university applicants to submit their applications for September 2012 entry is 15th January and with effectively 3 school weeks to go applicants are being encouraged to complete and submit the related questionnaires they have been given so that Guidance Staff are able to have their academic references available in time.  Given the current level of competition for Scottish University places it is not advisable for candidates to submit applications after the deadline if it can be avoided.

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