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Kinlochbervie High School

Serving North West Scotland


Kinlochbervie High School

Manse Road
Sutherland IV27 4RG
Susan Robertson
School:  kinlochbervie.high@highland.gov.uk


Head Pupils




School Term Dates
Click here to view information from Highland Council outlining school term dates.

Adverse Weather - School Closures

Highland Council maintains a telephone line to inform students and their families about school closures.  This is updated daily.  To find out whether the school is closed, please telephone: 0800 564 2272.  When prompted for the school's PIN, enter: 04  1130.
Staff  - Click here to view staff list and subjects taught.
Subject Web Sites 
English Expressive Arts Mathematics Homework for Snow Days



Shinty in Caithness

January 2015


Christmas Jumper Day

67 raised for Save the Children


Crofting Connections

Visit to Scottish Parliament

26 November 2014

Children In Need

137 raised


Whole School Trip Sept 2014

Click here to view slide show


Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

Elizabeth Morrison carries baton for

Kinlochbervie High School


Leavers Dinner

Click here to view more photos



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Piping at McBeath Cairn

Click here to view more photos


School Musical

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Shetland Field Trip - June 2014

Crofting Connections

Click here to view full Shetland gallery.


Vancouver Field Trip - June 2014

In Search of a Highland Hero

Click here to view full Vancouver gallery.

London  - March 2014

Pupil Choir in London March 2014

Click here to see slideshow

Shinty Coaching 2014

Clearances Challenge Shinty Match

22 March 2014

Cheque Presentation at Ceilidh House


Winter Concert November 2013

Click here to view slideshow.

Sutherland Shinty Team

University Visits in Glasgow

Scotland Supporters

Inter-District Shinty

Level 1 Shinty Course



Leavers Dinner 2013

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Sports Day

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Logo Competition Winners

Paris 2013

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Click on any of the above photos to view or download large image.


Race for Life

Click here for more pictures

Shinty Sixes

Click here for story and larger picture

Red Nose Day

Click here for more pictures

First Class at KLB 1995

Click here for larger picture

S3 Mural

Click here for report

KLB on BBC Radio Scotland

Click here to listen.

Community Christmas Concert 2012

S1/S2 Trip to Migdale Hospital

Highland Youth Voice - Badaguish

BBC Children in Need

Badaguish Sept 2012






  • Upcoming Dates

Click here to view the list of important dates for the winter term:  January-March 2015.

Added 28 January 2015


  • Parent Newsletter

Click here to view the latest parent newsletter - January 2015.

Click here to access all parent newsletters since 2003.

Added 28 January 2015


  • Position Available for Relief Pupil Support Assistant

Would you like to help our children learn?

The school requires a Pupil Support Assistant to provide relief cover when extra help is needed.  A PSA generally works in the classroom providing support to individual pupils.

If you would like more information and/or to request an application pack, please call Susan Robertson as soon as possible.

Telephone:  01971 521767

Email:   kinlochbervie.high@highland.gov.uk

Added 28 January 2015


  • Fundraising

Throughout the year the school hosts various activities and events raising money both for various charities and to help fund school projects.

This year we have raised the following:


Various Activities for BBC Children In Need



Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children



School Christmas Concert - Donations for Highland Hospice



Christmas Concert - Raffle for School Funds



Burns Night for School funds


Thank you to everyone in our school community (pupils, parents, other family members, local residents) for your continued support of our fundraising efforts (319 for charities and 793 for school funds).

Added 28 January 2015


  • Shinty

The school's shinty players along with some of our former pupils took on the Caithness Shinty team in a friendly match on Saturday 24 January in Thurso.  They played a great game in difficult snowy conditions and won the match 4-2. The photo of our players appears in the opposite panel.

Added 28 January 2015


  • Burns Supper

Last Friday's Burns Supper raised 550 for school funds.  The event was sold out and everyone enjoyed a fine evening of tasty food and superb entertainment. 

Added 28 January 2015


  • Crofting Connections - Visit to Scottish Parliament

On 26 November 2014, three S4 and S5 pupils attended a meeting of the Cross Party Committee on Crofting in Edinburgh at the Scottish Parliament.  The pupils recently made two films as part of their Rural Skills course at school; the films dealt with food from the croft and ways to encourage young people to get involved in crofting. 

One of the films was shown to the committee with a question-and-answer sessions afterwards.  Feedback from committee members was that they were very impressed with the  pupils and the film. 

An unexpected bonus occurred when Nicola Sturgeon chopped by for a chat on her way out of the debating chamber.

See opposite panel for photos.

Visit http://www.croftingconnections.com for more information about the Crofting Connections initiative.

Added 28 January 2015


  • Adverse Weather Advice for Parents

Is the school open/closed? Telephone the Highland Council hotline at 0800 564 2272.  When prompted for the school's PIN, enter: 04 1130.

Click here to download a copy of the Highland Council document Guidelines for Parents - Travelling to School in Adverse Weather.

Homework for Snow Days

Added 14 January 2015


  • Homework for Snow Days

The school is developing a snow day page that will contain homework for pupils on days that the school may be closed due to adverse weather. 

Work for Snow Days

Added 14 December 2014


  • Holiday Dates

Fri Dec 12

Wear A Jumper to School Day

Wed Dec 17

School Dance 7:00-10:00 pm

Thurs Dec 18

School Christmas Concert 7:30 pm

Fri Dec 19

School Carol Service and start of holidays

Mon Jan 5

First day of new term

Click here to view Highland Council term dates.

Added 8 December 2014


  • Wear a Christmas Jumper

On Friday 12 December 2014, all pupils and staff are invited to wear Christmas jumpers and onesies to school.  Cost 2.  All proceeds to Save the Children.

Added 10 December 2014


  • Children in Need 2014

Click here for photos of Children In Need event held on 14 November.  A total of 137.20 was raised from dressing as a hero, holding a bake sale and having a Pointless Game.

Added 25 November 2014


  • Message to Pipers

Piping Pupils:  Click here to for access to audio/video files for Brown Haired Maiden. 

Added 31 October 2014

  • Whole School Trip to Badaguish

The entire school moved to Badaguish (in Aviemore) for 2 nights and a variety of activities.

Click here to view the slide show.

Added 28 October 2014


  • Parent Council

General information about the Parent Council can be found here.  This includes such information as the membership, constitution and handbook for Parent Councils.

The full archive of Parent Council minutes has been migrated from the old web site.  Click here for the table of contents.

Added 4 October 2014


  • Information for Parents from Education Scotland

Education Scotland Home Page

The Curriculum in Scotland

Parent Zone

Added 4 October 2014


  • Vancouver Night

30 September 2014 - 7.00 pm

Parents, friends and family members are invited to come along to the school this Tuesday evening to see and hear about the school's trip to Vancouver in June.

Refreshments, displays, pipers, presentations by pupils.

Added 28 September 2014

  • Parent Council and First Meeting of 2014-2015

All parents and guardians are welcome to attend Parent Council meetings.  If there are any points you would like raised at a meeting, please contact any Council member in confidence or email the secretary at christine.mackenzie@virgin.net

You can access archive of Parent Council minutes, the constitution, membership list and Handbook here

Added 30 September 2013


  • Important  Dates

Click here to view a list of dates for September and October.

Added 8 September 2014


  • Parent Evenings

Click here to view a list of parent evenings for 2014-2015.

Added 8 September 2014


  • Parent Newsletter - August 2014

Click here to view the first parent newsletter of 2014-2015. 

Click here to access all parent newsletters since 2003.

Added 8 September 2014


  • Subject Web Sites

We will be adding information about subject areas during this year.   So far there are three teacher-developed web sites. 

Added 22 August 2014


  • New School Year

Highland Council school term dates may be viewed here.

Added 5 August 2014


  • New Teachers for 2013-2014

At the end of the last year we said goodbye to 3 teachers:  Miss Nikki Nairn (Music) and our 2 probationer teachers - Miss Rachel Meiklejohn (English) and Miss Vicky Shepherd (Maths).

In August we welcome 3 new teachers:  Mr Alberto Sebastien (Maths) and 2 new probationers - Miss Amy Ferguson (Music) and Mr Neil Galbraith (English).

Added 5 August 2014



  • Commonwealth Games - Baton Relay

Commonwealth Games - S6 Pupil Elizabeth Morrison represented Kinlochbervie High School in the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay.  See side panel for photo.

Added 5 August 2014


  • Photo  Gallery Updated

Added 5 July 2014


  • Important Dates

The 2013-2014 school year ends at noon on Thursday 4 July 2014.  School resumes on Tuesday 19 August 2014.  The previous day (18 August) is an in-service for staff.

Check this website over the next few weeks as it will be updated with more photos from this term.

Added 2 July 2014


  • Shetland June 2014 - Crofting Connections

Click here to access the photo gallery and view pictures from the field trip. 

Added 1 July 2014


  • Vancouver June 2014 - On the Trail of a Highland Hero

Click here to access the photo gallery and view pictures from the field trip.

Added 25 June 2014


  • The Final Few Days of Term

Wed June 25

Dress Rehearsal for Musical

Thurs June 26

Musical: A Calamitous June - tickets from school

Fri June 27

Musical: A Calamitous June - tickets from school

Mon June 30  
Tues July 1 Prize Giving (2:00 pm) and Leavers' Dinner (evening)
Wed July 2 Commonwealth Games - all ASG schools
Thurs July 3 Last day of term (12:00 pm)


Click here to view full calendar for school year.

Added 23 June 2014

  • What does Curriculum for Excellence mean for your child?

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has developed resources for parent to help understand Curriculum for Excellence for pupils in S3-S5.  These resources will be available from August on the following website.


Please click here to access the Parents page and view the letter from the National Parent Forum.

Added 25 June 2014


  • Parent Council Minutes

The latest Parent Council meeting was held on 29 April 2014.  View the minutes here and  the Head Teacher's report here.   Click here to access the Parent Council main page. 

The next Parent Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 9 September 2014 at 7:30 pm in the high school.

Added 6 May 2014


  • Announcing:  A New Musical

On June 26 and 27 at the Kinlochbervie Village Hall, KLB pupils will stage the school's first ever musical - 'A Calamitous June'.  Rehearsals are well underway, with a dedicated team of staff and pupils supporting what will be a real showcase of talent.   Almost every pupil in the school is involved, showing off their creativity, collaboration and commitment to this event. Dances have been choreographed, songs practised and perfected, and the staging has been designed and built.

The show is loosely based on the Western musical 'Calamity Jane' but is set in North West Scotland and is a collaboration of Miss Nairn (Music) and MIss Meiklejohn (English).  Songs have been adapted from a wide range of musicals including Hairspray, High School Musical, Grease, Wicked, Rent and, of course, Calamity Jane.

Added 2 May 2014


  • Voice in a Million

In March the Pupil Choir and 4 assisting staff travelled to London to take part in the Voice in a Million, an event for which they had been rehearsing for months.  The choir performed live at Wembley Arena along with 5,000 other young people from across the U.K.  The aim of the event is to raise awareness of fostering and adoption in the U.K.

As well as singing at Wembley, the group made good use of their time in London by packing in as much as possible including a visit to the Houses of Parliament with a meet and greet session with local MP John Thurso, seeing two West End musicals (Matilda and Wicked), attending a musical theatre workshop and spending an afternoon at the Harry Potter Studios.  In addition they explored many of the city's top sightseeing spots such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the London Eye and Downing Street.

After the trip, the choir participated in a school concert where they sang and presented a report on their trip.

Click here to view photos from the trip.

Added 2 May 2014


  • Climate Week Challenge

Eight S3 pupils entered the national Climate Week Challenge in March with one of our teams (Iona Laing, Olivia Corbett and Alick Elrick) winning in their age category (14-16 years).  They competed against thousands of other people from across the U.K. 

The aim is to encourage people to develop creative ideas to help the environment.  The challenge is only revealed in the morning and must be completed by the end of the day.  This year the task was to develop an idea that would help people use less energy heating buildings and water.

The school's winning team proposed a house design that would capture the energy used for heating from sustainable sources including a ground source heat pump, passive solar heating and a polytunnel and feed that energy into the house.

The full story is featured in the Northern Times edition of 2 May 2014 (p 10).

Added 2 May 2014


  • Hygiene, Healthy Eating and Activity in Primary Schools

S5 pupil Mark Dorrian has been delivering Shinty coaching sessions to P5-P7 pupils in Durness, Kinlochbervie and Scourie primary schools as part of the 6-week long HHEAPS programme (Hygiene, Healthy Eating and Activity in Primary Schools).  

The HEAPS programme was initiated by a number of sports organisations including Scottish Rugby and the Scottish Football Association and aims to promote integrated messages about food safety, healthy diet and exercise to primary school pupils.  In our area the initiative has also been supported by Camanachd Association.

Each of the 6 sessions consists of a one-hour teacher-led class followed by a one-hour sports coaching session with a qualified coach.

Mark is well qualified to coach shinty having completed his UKCC Level 1 Coaching Certificate last year along with 8 other members of Kinlochbervie Camanachd.  He is also a valued member of the high school team.  Outside of school he plays league Shinty for Loch Broom Camanachd (based in Ullapool) and football for Brora Rangers Under 17s. 

Mark's coaching has been very well received by both pupils and teachers in the area primary schools.  View a pictgure of Mark and the P5-P7 pupils from Kinlochbervie Primary School in the sidebar to the left or by clicking here.

Added 2 May 2014


  • Calendar Updated

Click here to view the summer term calendar.

Added 25 April 2014


  • Parent Council Minutes

The latest Parent Council meeting was held on 14 February 2014.  Click the links to view the minutes.  Click here to access the Parent Council main page. 

The next Parent Council meeting will be held next week:  Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 7:30 pm in the high school.

Added 25 April 2014

  • Course Choices Booklet

Please click here to view or download the Course Choices booklet for next year's S4-S6 classes.

Added 27 March 2014


  • KLB Team Win the Clearances Challenge Shinty Match - 22 March 2014

Kinlochbervie Camanachd won the inaugural Clearances Challenge Shinty Match in Bettyhill last Saturday.  They took home the silverware with a 4-1 win over Farr.  The match is in memory of the 200th anniversary of the Highland Clearances. 

Click here to view the poster that advertised the match.

Click here to view the photograph of the team.  Download large image here.

Added 27 March 2014


  • Sport Relief - 21 March 2014

The pupils raised 71.85 for Sports Relief by having a bake sale and House Group games of Rounders.  Click here to view how much the school has raised this year for charity and School Funds.  Learn about Sport Relief at http://www.sportrelief.com

Added 27 March 2014


  • Bag Packing at Tesco in Tain - 21 March 2014

Derek, Fraser and James packed bags at Tesco in Tain last Friday afternoon to raise funds for the RG McBeath Vancouver trip.  The folk of Tain were very generous and contributed 208.17 towards the trip.

Added 27 March 2014


  • School Meal Price Increase

After the Easter holidays, the price of a school meal for pupils will increase by 4%  to 1.95.   Any items that are purchased individually (cakes, drinks, sandwiches, etc.) will also increase by 4%.

Added 14 March 2014

  • Upcoming Dates

Mar 18

S1/S2 Parents Evening

4:00-7:00 pm

Mar 25

S3-S5 Course Choice Meeting

4:00-7:00 pm

Apr 3

Spring Concert


Added 7 March 2014


  • Subject Web Sites

Several teachers have developed websites for their subjects.  These can be used for homework, enrichment and subject information.

Added 7 March 2014

  • Voice in A Million

The School Choir will be in London next week.  As well as making best use of their time seeing as much of London as possible, they will be participating in Voice in A Million on 12 March 2014 at Wembley Arena.

This concert brings together 50,000 school pupils from across the U.K. to perform in a massed choir.  It will be an amazing experience for our choir.  The event itself is staged to raise awareness for the millions of children throughout the world who don't have families to take care of them.

Added 7 March 2014

  • Canadian Pancake Brunch

The Canadian Pancake Brunch held on Saturday 1 March 2014 was very well attended.   We raised 450 to go towards the school trip to Vancouver in June.  The event was run by students and their families.  There was waiter service for a brunch of pancakes, syrup, bacon and bagels with cream cheese or salmon.  In addition, there was home baking on sale and a raffle.

Click here to view the poster that advertised the brunch.

Click here to view funds raised by the school so far in the 2013-2014 year for charities and school funds.

Added 14 February 2014 and updated 7 March 2014

  • Valentine's Day Hamper

The Valentine's Day Hamper raised 393.70 for the Vancouver Field trip.

Added 7 March 2014

  • Pupil Council Minutes

Click here to view the minutes Pupil Council meetings.  The most recent meeting was held on 15 January 2014.

Added 21 Februar2014

  • STV News Story - Robert McBeath Watch Uncovered in Vancouver

In December pupils from our school were featured in an STV news story.

Please click here to view the video.

The story also appeared in several newspapers - both local and national.  Click here to learn more about the life of Robert McBeath and to view the newspaper articles that tell the story of the watch.

Modified 21 February 2014 and 7 March 2014


  • Newspaper Articles re Discovery of McBeath's Watch

The story of the school's connection with Robert McBeath and its emergence after nearly a century in Vancouver appeared in several newspapers - both local and national.  Click here to learn more about the life of Robert McBeath and to view the newspaper articles that tell the story of the watch.

Modified 21 February 2014 and 7 March 2014


  • Guardian Schools Competition 2014

The Guardian newspaper is sponsoring a competition for schools across the U.K. with the theme The School We'd Like.  Our entry was put together by Chloe Andrews, Jennifer Ross and Iona Laing and was presented by the girls at the regional finals in Newcastle on January 28.

The KLB entry was selected as one of the 36 regional finalists (12 secondary, 12 primary and 12 special schools) going through to the next stage of the competition.  They were not selected for the final round but received excellent and detailed feedback and invited to revise the project for re-entry next year.

More information can be found on the The Guardian website.

Added 5 February 2014 and updated 16 February 2014


  • Burns Day Lunch

There was a full house for the Burns Day Lunch held on Saturday 25th January.  Hugh Elrick was Master of Ceremonies and Mark MacDonald piped in the haggis.  The food was excellent as was the entertainment of music, dance and poetry. 

It was a very pleasant afternoon for all and a sizeable 334.88 raised for school funds.

Click here to see fundraising totals for this school year.

Added 29 January 2014


  • Christmas Concert

The end-of-term Christmas concert raised 512.  One-half was presented to the Ceilidh House in Kinlochbervie and one-half was earmarked for school funds. 

Added 29 January 2014


  • KLB Pupils on STV News

The discovery of Robert McBeath's watch and the school's longstanding involvement in learning about the life of this Victoria Cross winner were profiled on the STV Evening News on 12 December 2013.

The clip will be uploaded to the website shortly.

Added 13 December 2013


  • Robert McBeath

For several years the school has been involved in an ongoing project gathering information on the life of Robert McBeath, a boy from Kinlochbervie who became a Victoria Cross winner in World War 1 and died only a few years later in Vancouver, Canada when as a member of the Vancouver Police Department, he was fatally wounded while apprehending a criminal. 

For KLB HS, it started in 2006 when a group of S4 pupils did a project on his role in World War 1.  This led to an exhibition about his life in 2009 and the building of a memorial cairn in Kinlochbervie.  We formed links with the Vancouver Police Department who were our hosts in 2010 when a group of pupils visited Vancouver and participated in a memorial ceremony to fallen officers. 

When McBeath won the Victoria Cross in 1919, there was a fundraising drive to honour him.  Donations came from all over Sutherland and further afield in Scotland.  In February of that year, he was presented with an inscribed gold watch from the people of Sutherland and over 367 in war bonds which McBeath intended to use to buy land for a farm

After 95 years, the watch has re-surfaced in Vancouver.  The tale is fascinating.

Click here to learn more about the life of Robert MacBeath.  This is a page containing several links to press releases, videos and web sites.

Added 11 December 2013


  • Christmas Concert

The 2013 Christmas Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday 19 December 2013 in the high school.  There will be performances from both high school and primary pupils as well as the adult choir.  Refreshments and raffle.  Donations at the door; proceeds will be divided equally between school funds and a nominated charity (pupils will vote for the charity in the shortly).  Click here to view the poster ().

Added 6 December 2013


  • Pupil Council Minutes

Click here to view the minutes of the meeting held on 6 November 2013.

Added 28 November 2013


  • Updated KLB Handbook now available

Click here to view of download the new Kinlochbervie High School handbook().

Added 27 November 2013


  • New photos added to website.

We are still in the process of uploading some of the photos from last year.  The most recent are Prizegiving and Sports Day.  Click here to go the Photo Gallery.

Added 27 November 2013


  • Holiday Calendar

Dec 13

Christmas Jumper Day

Dec 18

School Disco

Dec 19

Christmas Concert

Dec 20

Last day of school

Jan 6

First day of new term


Click here to view full calendar for school year.

Added 23 November 2013


  • Winter Concert Photos

Click here to go to the school's Gallery pages and view a slide show of the Winter School and Community Concert.

Added 23 November 2013


  • Updated Information: Dates for Your Diary and Out of School Activities

Click here to view a calendar of upcoming dates for parents and pupils.  Click here to view a list of current lunch time and after school activities.

Added 19 November 2013

  • Children in Need

On Friday 15 November the school raised 117 for Children in Need by paying to wear Onesies and Boiler Suits, hosting a bake sale and playing our own version of Countdown.





Boiler Suits


Added 19 November 2013


  • Commonwealth Games

S6 pupil Lilly Morrison has been named as the Queen's Bearer from KLB  High School for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  Lilly was chosen from among seven pupils who had applied for the role.  She will carry the baton somewhere in the Highlands next July.

Added 19 November 2013


  • Sutherland vs Caithness Shinty

In September some current and past pupils from KLB and Farr High Schools played for the Sutherland Team in a Sutherland vs Caithness match.  It was an exciting game ending in extra time and then penalties.  One of our pupils, Mark Dorrian, scored the only penalty winning the cup for Sutherland.  A photo of the team is in the left column.

Added 19 November 2013


  • Newsletter

Click here to view or download the second newsletter of the 2013-2014 school year.  Remember that the newsletter always contains the latest information about upcoming dates.

Added 13 November 2013


  • Musical Concert

The school hosted a musical concert on Wednesday 8 November 2014.  Those attending were treated to a variety of acts - Pupil Choir, Community Choir, Highland Dancers, young fiddlers and bass player, singers, piano playing, etc.  Entrance was by donation and a raffle was held. 

535 was raised from the raffle and door donations.  This will be used to help send pupils to the Voice In A Million Concert at Wembley Arena in London in March.  This event is an opportunity for 50,000 school pupils from across the U.K. to participate in a massed choir.  The purpose is to raise awareness for the millions of children throughout the world who don't have families to take care of them.

Please click here to view a poster () for the event.  To download the poster, right-click in Internet Explorer and select "Save Target As..."

Added 8 November 2013


  • NWCBA Design Competition Winners

Local company North West Community Bus Association sponsored a competition to design a logo to be used on the community bus and on their letterhead.  Please click here to read more about the competition and view the photo of the winners with the bus and NWCBA reps.

Added 8 November 2013

  Christian Nock Visits KLB High School

Christian Nock is a former soldier who is walking around the coast of Britain in order to raise funds for Help for Heroes.  So far he has raised over 100,000 for Help the Heroes.  He visited the high school on 2 October 2013.  More information can be found on Christian's web site:  http://www.christianaroundbritain.co.uk

Added 6 October 2013


   What is the Correction Code?

The school has instituted a Correction Code to be used by teachers when marking work that will provide important feedback to pupils. This will support the development of literary skills and improved written communication.

                     Letter to Parents

                     Correction Code Poster

Added 28 September 2013

  • Parent Council - AGM and First Meeting of 2013-2014

The next Parent Council meeting will be held in November - the exact date and place will be decided in response to the Parent Survey.   If there are any points you would like raised at the meeting, please contact any Council member in confidence or email the secretary at christine.mackenzie@virgin.net

You can access the Parent Council minutes for 2012-2013, the constitution, membership list and Handbook here.  The archive of minutes for previous years is still being migrated from the old web site.

Added 21 September 2013

  • Policies

Click to read school policies:  Homework and Promoting Positive Behaviour.

Added 21 September 2013


  • Newsletter

Click here to view or download the first newsletter of the 2013-2014 school year. 

Added 15 September 2013


  • New Pupil Council has first meeting

Added 15 September 2013



  • Exam Results on BBC

Several senior pupils opened their exam results live on national television on August 6.  The story aired on the BBC lunchtime and early evening national news as well as a longer feature on BBC Breakfast.

The video is available here.   As it is a large file, it will work better if you download it to your computer before playing it.  In Internet Explorer, right click and select "Save Target As..."

Added 10 November 2013


  • Fundraising

Several times during the school year, we put on events to raise funds for either charity or for school projects.  In 2012-2013, we  raised 918 for various charities and 2,437 for school funds.  Details can be viewed by clicking here.

Added 21 September 2013


  • Prizegiving List

Click here to view the list of prizes awarded at the annual Prizegiving Ceremony on 28 June 2013.

Added 5 July 2013


  • New Head Pupils

Outgoing S6 pupils Jaclyn Ross and Mark McCowan have handed over the baton to the new head pupils for 2013-2014.

New Head Pupils - Mark MacDonald and Jack Hatherall

New Depute Head Pupils - Jennifer Ross and Hugh Elrick

Added 5 July 2013


  • Leavers Dinner

Click here to view photos from the Leavers Dinner held in June 2013.

Added 21 September 2013


  • Sports Day

Click here to view photos from Sports Day June 2013.

Added 21 September 2013


  • Paris Trip June 2013

Click here to view photos of the June trip to Paris.

Added 5 July 2013


  • Poppy Scotland - Moving Stories: What Does Remembrance Mean to Me?

A group of S1 and S2 pupils wrote, performed in and filmed a short video entitled Voices from the War which was entered into a competition run by Poppy Scotland.  Kinlochbervie High School made it to the finals along with one other school - the much larger Kenmay Academy in Aberdeenshire.  The winner was decided through voting on the Poppy Scotland website. 

Although our entry was edged out in the popular vote, the video will remain on the Poppy Scotland web site.  If you haven't already video, take a moment to do so - it is truly amazing effort - written, acted and filmed by KLB pupils. 


Added 29 June 2013


  • S1-S3 Music Videos

Click here to play 3 short music videos with performances by S1-S3 pupils.  Please be patient while the page loads.

Added 22 June 2013


  • Race for Life - Saturday 11 May - Over 800 raised

Over 60 people took part in Saturday's Race for Life and raised over 800 for Cancer Research UK.  Click here to view photos of the event.

Added 14 May 2013

  • Cluster Head Pilot Scheme - Letter to Parents

Click here for information on the Cluster Head Pilot Scheme for Durness Primary School, Kinlochbervie High School and Kinlochbervie Primary School.  This information was sent to parents in a letter dated 3 May 2013; download PDF of letter here.

Added 14 May 2013

  • Rural Education Report

The Scottish Government has released its report on the Delivery of Rural Education.  The KLB High School Parent Council took part in the call for evidence.


Added 1 May 2013


  • Shinty at St Andrews

The KLB shinty team visited St Andrews recently to participate in a Shinty Sixes tournament along with teams from elsewhere in the UK and from as far away as the USA.  Click here for the story and photo.

Added 1 May 2013


  • Race for Life - Saturday 11 May 2013

Help raise money for Cancer Research UK by joining a 5km run/jog/walk in Kinlochbervie.  Open to all - ladies, gents, children.  Race starts at 12:00 noon.  Limited places available.  Registration forms available from the high school.  Click here for full information.

Added 24 April 2013


  • How Parents Can Help With Maths - A list of maths websites

The North West Training Centre has put together a leaflet which gives a good summary of maths resources on the internet.  Click here to open the leaflet.  If you want to download it to your PC, right click on the above link and select "Save target as..."

Added 12 April 2013

  • Chocolate Day

On Saturday 23 March the school was the place to be for Chocolate Tea - home baking, mugs of hot chocolate, raffle, silent auction, chocolate crepes...   An incredible 831.70 was raised to help fund the school trip to France in June.

Click here to see fundraising totals for this year.

Added 26 March 2013

  • Comic Relief/Red Nose Day

We raised 291.60 for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day (15 March 2013).  The pupils (led by Scott Paterson) organised a Wear Red to School Day, Let's Dance for Comic Relief and Head Shaving.  Many thanks to former pupil NIcola Morrison of Miss Nxys Hairdressers for volunteering her time to do the head shaving. 

Click here to view slide show.  Click here to see fundraising totals for this year.

Added 26 March 2013

  • Course Choices for 2013-2014

Click here to view or download the Course Choices booklet for next year ().

Added 14 March 2013

  • Grafitti Day

The S3 class enjoyed a grafitti art workshop on Saturday 23 February with grafitti artist Clair Nichols.  Click here to read about the day and view some photos.

Added 7 March 2013

  • Chocolate Day - 23 March 2013

We are holding a Chocolate Day on Saturday 23 March 2013 between 12:00 and 2:30 pm to raise funds for the French trip.  Click here to view or download the Chocolate Day poster containing full details of the event(PDF).

Added 26 February 2013

  • World of Work Web Site

The following web link is useful for pupils and parents looking at making subject choices or leaving school.


Added 26 February 2013

  • Homework Policy

The school has developed a new homework policy in consultation with staff and the Parent Council.   Click here to view or download the policy.

Added 7 February 2013

  • Information on Careers and Further Education

Mrs Mann is sending careers information  to all pupils via their GLOW email accounts.  This includes information on modern apprenticeship opportunities, job vacancies and Open Days for college and university.  All pupils (and their parents) can access GLOW from their home computers.

Added 25 January 2013

  • Reading Robert Burns on BBC Radio Scotland

Elizabeth and Jennifer were interviewed on the Burns Day edition of the MacAulay and Co show on BBC Radio Scotland (25 January 2013).  Click here to listen to the interview and their reading of  O Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast.

Added 25 January 2013

  • Updated School Handbook

Click here for the latest version of the school handbook (published January 2013).  This PDF file should open in a new window or tab.

The handbook will be going shortly to all P7 pupils in the school's catchment area.

Added 17 January 2013

  • HMI Follow Through Inspection

The HMI Inspection team visited the school in December.  Their report (dated 15 January 2013) may be viewed here.  This PDF file should open in a new window or tab.

Added 17 Jan 2013

  • Quiz Night - December 2013

The Parent Council organised a quiz night in December which raised 130 towards the French trip in June.  Click here to see how much the school has raised so far this year for school funds and charities.

Added 17 January 2013

  • New Photos on Website

Two new photo galleries have been uploaded:  Community Christmas Concert (December 2012) and A Year in Pictures (2011-2012).  

Added 11 January 2013

  • Community Christmas Concert

The concert was a great success.  Thank you to everyone on stage and all the helpers. Thank you too to everyone in the audience who sang with such enthusiasm and supported our fundraising efforts.

The donation bucket at the door raised 236 for the Joanne F. Fotheringham Memorial Fund for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).  This money will directly benefit young people in the Highlands and our pupils will be given the opportunity for cardiac testing in the spring. 

We also raised 190 from the raffle for school funds.

Added 20 December 2012

  • Wear A Christmas Jumper to School

On Friday 14 December, pupils and staff wore a Christmas jumper to school.  A total of 100 was collected for Save the Children.

Added 17 December 2012

  • Highland Outdoor Learning Newsletter Autumn 2012()

Click here to view or download the latest Highland Outdoor Learning Newsletter.  Our trip to Badaguish is profiled on Page 9.

Added 29 November 2012

  • BBC Children in Need

This year we raised 288.36 for Children in Need.  The event was organised by Laxford - one of our 3 house groups.  In addition to paying 3 for the pleasure of not wearing school uniform, they sold cakes at morning interval and ran "hunger games" in the afternoon where student/staff teams competed in various food games such as being the first to eat a lemon.

Added 23 November 2012

  • Fundraising: Soup and Sweet held on 1 September 2012

The Parent Council held a Soup & Sweet on 1 September which raised an incredible 482.50 for school funds.  Many thanks to all parents and community members who helped make the day a success by contributing food and raffle donations and helping on the day.



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