Young Musician of the Year 2019
The music department, in partnership with Buckie Rotary has decided to run a Young Musicians of the Year Award this session. The final round will take place on Wednesday 17th of April at 7pm in the GP Hall at the school. We want to share with our wider school community some of our talented youngsters that are developing the skills necessary to be successful in their music performance and contribute positively to the local cultural.
We hope you can join us for the concert and support our learners on their musical journey to develop their skills on their chosen instrument. As a school community we are passionate about providing learners with the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and determination to improve their skills. Tickets are priced at £3.00 each and are available from the school office.
As part of our work to promote tourism as a career choice we have been working with @MilnesHigh. S3 pupils were tasked to create a Scottish #tourism advert for the #French market using our footage. Congrats to Heidi and Daisy, creators of the 2019 winning video ??#Moray pic.twitter.com/WKY34PXXvP
— VisitScotland News (@VisitScotNews) 20 March 2019
Library Closure/Reduction of Hours Questionnaire
The Library Service would like to know your views on the proposed closure/reduction of hours of local Libraries. A letter and questionnaire is available at the school library until Friday 22nd March 2019.
The questionnaire is also available online to complete here.
As part of our education programme, we tasked S3 pupils at Milne’s High School to create a Scottish #tourism advert for the French market. Have a look at the winning video. Congratulations Hannah and Rachel! ?? #YOYP2018 #ScotlandIsNow @MilnesHigh pic.twitter.com/uWHU1t0XNz
— VisitScotland News (@VisitScotNews) December 13, 2018
Junior Bake-Off Competition
Moray School Bank is organising a Junior Bake-Off competition open to children aged 8 to 12, please see here for more information.
We are holding a Quiz Night at Milne’s High on Wednesday 3rd October to raise money for school funds. Please see here for more information.
We are currently revisiting our vision, values and mission to ensure that the whole school community are unified in purpose.
We would very much appreciate you taking the time to complete this online survey to help us capture our parent voice. The survey has been reopened for further submissions and will close at noon on Monday 27 August. Thanks to all previous correspondents, resubmissions are not required.
School Uniform Ordering
The online ordering set-up procedures for school uniform have now been completed. All uniform can now be ordered online by going to
Samples of jumpers, cardigans, hoodies and blazers are available to try on at the office.
A reminder that the Milne’s High School uniform is:
• Black Footwear
• Black trousers or skirt (no jeans or leggings)
• Black V-neck jumper
• White shirt or blouse
• School tie
• S1/2/3 Black hoodie with school badge (Optional)
• S4/5/6 Blazer with school badge (Optional)
• S6 Prefects – Blazer
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.
Please see the Parental Letters section for information regarding the upcoming change to a 33-period school week.
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.
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.
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.