Staff visit their new workplace

Staff members of Wick High were recently given the chance to visit the site of the new school. It was an ideal opportunity to get a feel for the size and scale of the building and to see the current progress of the project. Below are a selection of photos taken on the day. Many thanks to the staff of Morrison Construction for helping to organise the visit.

Summer Holidays and Reopening Date

The summer holidays are almost upon us! Everyone at Wick High School would like to wish you a pleasant and relaxing break.

If you are already thinking about coming back we reopen to pupils on Tuesday 18th August. Full term dates for session 2015-16 can be found by clicking HERE.

Although we are closed this site will still be live and any news relevant to the school will be posted here first.

Thank you, see you again soon.

New Wick High School – Aerial Photo

You may have recently seen on-line a wonderful photo of our new school taken from the air. The photo, kindly donated to this site, was taken by former pupil Chris Sinclair who is the Managing Director of Sinclair Aerial Surveys 

As you can see the site is progressing well and gives a clear idea of the layout and scale of this exciting new chapter in the life of our school.

Many thanks, Chris, for your kind donation.

An aerial view of Wick Community Campus. (kindly donated by Chris Sinclair)
An aerial view of Wick Community Campus. (kindly donated by Chris Sinclair)

Surfing Trip 2: Photos

Mr McColl and Miss Davis recently braved the icy Caithness waves at Dunnet Beach to allow some more of our pupils the chance to experience surfing. This is the second of such trips organised by Mr McColl and he is keen to establish a school club around the activity; more on this next term.

Many thanks once more to Mr McColl and Miss Davis who accompanied our students.

More “Chocolatey Creativity” in English

Following on from the success of 3F’s venture into the world of chocolate marketing 3R have created been involved in a similar project in English with Ms Macarthur. Photos of their work as well as the superb presentations that they made are available to view below. Two participants, Chloe Dunnett and Kerry Plowman tell us more:

This term we were given the exciting project of the marketing of chocolate. We studied how the advertising and marketing of chocolate has changed and developed over the years. We also looked at slogans and how they have the power to encourage you to buy something. Slogans work in different ways, some use alliteration and repetition whilst others can use rhymes, “The Rule of Three”, an order, puns and even rhetorical questions.

Our next task was to look at a chocolate product that Ms MacArthur kindly bought. We had to fill out a sheet about our chocolate bar, describing the wrapper, adverts for the product, the target market and the slogan. We then got to EAT our chocolate bar! Another task we were given was to look at a chocolate bar through our senses. Ms Macarthur bought us another bar which we had to fill out a chart on how the bar looked, smelled, felt, tasted and how it made us feel.

Our main task was to create a chocolate bar and create an advert and marketing plan with all our new knowledge on chocolate marketing. We made power points on our product which we presented to the class which Ms Macarthur judged. The winning team was Shooting Star (Clarabelle Martens, Natalia Kalamarska, Charlie Taylor and Coran Murphy) The team created a star shaped bar filled with Nutella, biscuit and popping candy. All Time (Isla Miller, Kaitlin Gunn, Jamie Shepherd, Aidan Sutherland and Danny Nicholson) and Blast (Kathryn Carter, Freya Stott and Louise Gunn) closely followed in second place. All Time made a fruit brownie and Blast made a strawberry and caramel chocolate coated ice cream bar. The joint runners up in third place were team Marshcler – Mollie-Jo Milner and Kerrie Sutherland and team PopBar with Chloe Dunnett and Kerry Plowman.

Ms Macarthur said she was very impressed with the standard of all our presentations and the work we all put into the project. An enjoyable experience in every way!

Sports Day Results – 2015

It has been a hugely busy time for the PE department in the school with each year group participating in sports days. Below are the winners of each prize along with a selection of photos from the prize giving ceremony held in the school. Many thanks to all who took part as well as the PE staff for organising the events so well.

Fitness – Beep test award 2015

1st year Boys

Angus Hendry 1S – 86 shuttles

Grant Aitkenhead 1F – 73

Lewis Shepherd 1F – 66

1st year Girls

Paige Rosie 1S – 70

Kevagh Bremner 1R – 70

Erin Bremner 1F – 53

2nd year Boys

Ross Gunn 2M – 113

Graeme Buchan 2M – 93

Conor Hendry 2M – 74

 2nd year Girls

Katie Jolly 2S – 70

Rhea Sinclair 2N – 57

Rebecca McDougal 2N – 55

3rd year Boys

Brandon Sinclair 3R – 97

Scott Bremner 3F – 96

Luke McDowell 3F – 96

3rd  year Girls

Lesley Christie 3R – 48

Marie-Ann Ganson 3M – 48

Shannon McPhee 3N – 46

Pupil of the Year in PE Award 2015

S1 Boys

Robbie Gunn 1M & Lewis Shepherd 1F

S1 Girls

Shannon Campbell 1M

S2 Boys

Ross Gunn 2M

S2 Girls

Morven Coghill 2S & Carly Sinclair

S3 Boys

Brandon Sinclair 3R

S3 Girls

Shannon McPhee 3N

Senior Boys

Ryan Campbell 4R & Kyle Henderson 4N

Senior Girls

Katie Mackay 5F

Sport Days Winners 2015

S2 Boys Basketball – 2F

Grant Aitkenhead

Ryan Calder

Cailean Fraser

Lewis Shepherd

S2 Girls Basketball – 2F

Erin Miller

Anabelle Brightman

Chloe O’Neill

Erin MacGregor

Isla McLeod

Mia Banks


S2 Football – 2M

Mackenzie Barton-Ogg

Archie Budge

Cameron Carter

Robbie Gunn

Ross Mackay

Allan McGregor

David Teixeira

Shannon Campbell

Devin Stuart

S2 Netball – 2S

Kirsty Bain

Leane Buchan

Beth Dunnett

Courtney John

Jade Kirk

Paige Rosie

Shaolin Warnock

S3 Boys Basketball – 3S

Kyle Sutherland

Kieran Davis

Robbie McIvor

Greg Mackay

S3 Girls Basketball – 3S

Carly Sinclair

Chloe Dunnett

Abbie Cook

Vikki Dunnett


S3 Football – 3M

Ross Bain

Graeme Buchan

Max Hagan

Ben Gunn

Ross Gunn

Conor Hendry

Steven Rollo

George Rothera

Colin Mackay

S3 Netball – 3S

Carly Sinclair

Morven Coghill

Kate Jolly

Abbey Cook

Mollie Jo Miller

Chloe Dunnett

Vikki Dunnett

Erin Mackenzie

S4 Boys Basketball – 4R

Colin Henstridge

Shaun Robertson

Cameron Mackenzie

Brandon Sinclair

S4 Girls Basketball – 4N

Jade Holland

Lucie Harper

Shannon McPhee

Shannen Wilson

Lauren Robertson

S4 Football  – 4M

Ben Barkley

Billy Miller

Callum Gow

Joe Swanson

Jack Duffy

Elliot Geddes

Lewis Newlands

Dean Salim

Jack Falconer

S4 Netball – 4N

Erin Green

Ellora James

Lauren Robertson

Fiona Steven

Lucie Harper

Sophie Harper

Jade Holland

Shannen Wilson

S5/6 Boys Basketball

Connor Dunnet

Jaimie  Green

Liam Dunnett

Greg Morgan

Joshua Sutherland

Jack Gow

Greame  Sutherland

Aidan Young

S5/6 Girls Basketball

Robyn Macdougall

Katie Dunnett

Morven Smart

Ella Green

Claire Risbridger

Megan Warning

Jade Sinclair

 S5/6 Football

Ross Davidson

Kyle Henderson

Kai Tait

Ryan Campbell

Jack Coghill

Connor Harcus

Owen Christie

Danmon Meikle

S5/6 Netball

Robyn Aitkenhead

Megan Mackay

Sarah Begg

Natalie Cornwall

Loryn Duffus

Fay Arnold

Emily Kelly

Photos and news from France 2015 trip

Mrs Darmady has been in touch from Paris to let us know how the trip is going. She writes:

Hello everyone,

After a very long journey we were greeted with a great meal  and nice, practical bedrooms. 

Today we went to visit Giverny’s Monet gardens and climbed all the way up to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. It was well worth effort as the view was awesome. Enclosed are photos of the Eiffel Tower seen from the top and a group photo.

Kids also had a great time back at the Youth center with the outdoor pool opened especially for them. A photo is enclosed too. For the less aquatic, tennis, football, French TV and a pool table are available.

Tomorrow it is Asterix Parc which everyone is very much looking forward to. I will try to send some photos tomorrow night too.

Weather is very hot but all are bearing up well. A great atmosphere too.

Take care,

Mrs Darmady

Thank you Mrs Darmady. We hope to hear from you all again soon!