News Archive (Session 2017-2018)

Queen’s Scout Award
2 former Milnes High School pupils received the Queen’s Scout Award at Windsor Castle on 22 April. Hannah McKay and Eleanor Brownlie have worked for this award for the last 5 years. The girls had a rehearsal from 9 in the morning until 12 at which point they were shown a personal message from Barack Obama. In the afternoon guests were allowed into the Castle to watch the parade and inspection of them by Princess Beatrice and Bear Grylls who spoke to all the award winners. This was followed by a church service by the Dean of Windsor. It was a brilliant day, the sun shone and many proud parents and guests enjoyed the celebration.

33-Period Week
Please see the Parental Letters section for information regarding the upcoming change to a 33-period school week.

Career Ready
Jennifer Walker from Milne’s High School won the AstrazenecaUK STEM award. Jennifer was mentored by Brian McAuley from Chivas Brothers and completed her internship with them. During this time she has blossomed and now has a love for the distilling industry and as a result will be pursuing a career in this industry. This is a great achievement for Jennifer personally and one we are very proud of in Moray. Jennifer’s school coordinator is Miss Gardiner.

School Dux
We are delighted to announce that this year’s Dux is Peter McHattie. We would like to congratulate him on this award, which recognises his excellent achievement in all subjects, and commend him for his hard work and dedication.

Education Scotland Inspection Update
Please click here for an update from the Head Teacher about the progress one year from our inspection.

Unicef Rights Respecting School award
Milne’s High School aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to
improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. As part of this plan
we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of
Unicef UK. More information can be found here.

Parental Engagement Evening – 33 period week
Please click here for responses to the questions asked at the Parental Engagement Evening on Tuesday 9 January 2018. Thank you to all who attended the evening.

Blue Peter
As you may have seen recently on national TV, one of our S2 pupils, Rory Milne has won a Blue Peter competition. This involved designing a prehistoric creature that could work well as an animation – in line with the new Nick Park film being released in January, ‘Early Man’. Nick Park has chosen Rory’s design as the overall winner out of over 9000 entries! This is a massive achievement and Rory has spent the day at the Aardman Animation Studio in Bristol, working with the team including Nick Park. Rory also spent time being part of the filming process in the Blue Peter studio where he met the cast and crew of the film and attending the premiere. He then had the chance to meet and interview Nick Park and many of the actors from Early Man, plus attend the film’s preview with them. This has been such a brilliant achievement for him. Rory has been sought after by the press and he describes this as an amazing experience. Well done Rory!

The episode of Blue Peter on which Rory is featured can be viewed on BBC iPlayer here.