Criomagan a Sgoil Mhicneacail - Nicolson Notes

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The regular round up of news from Secondary School the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway.


Pupils and staff at The Nicolson Institute are on holiday on Monday (2 May).

SQA exams start on Wednesday, 4 May and arrangements for study leave can be found on the school website homepage ( in a letter from the Rector entitled ‘End of term, 1st April 2016’. SQA exams finish on Friday, 3 June.

Other forthcoming events include:-

Sports Day S1-S3 Wednesday, 25 May

S6 Leavers’ Ceremony Monday, 6 June (pm)

P7 Induction Thursday and Friday, 8-9 June

Sports Day S5-S6 Thursday, 16 June

School Concert Thursday, 16 June

Junior Prize Giving Thursday, 23 June

Senior Prize Giving Friday, 24 June


The BBC, in collaboration with other partners, has donated a micro:bit to every S1 pupil in Scotland, including those at The Nicolson Institute. The aspiration is that pupils will become more digitally creative, and develop their core skills in science, technology, engineering and maths. It is an ambitious initiative but one that the school is ready and willing to tackle.


The school’s cross country runners had yet another successful weekend at the Western Isles Cross Country Championships in Hosta, North Uist on Saturday, winning medals galore in the final XC race of the season!


U17 Girls - Joanna Gillies (Gold) Sophie Graham (Silver)

U17 Boys - Kyle Munro (Silver)

U15 Girls - Isla Budge (Gold) Lizzie Donner (Silver)

U15 Boys - Finlay Emmott (Gold) Daniel Stewart (4th place)

U13 Girls - Gemma MacRitchie (Gold)

U13 Boys -David Morrison (Gold) Seb Connelly (7th place)


Two members of staff from the Bank of Scotland recently visited the ‘Basic Skills for Work’ course to talk about managing money and budgeting. They delivered a presentation about ‘Money Matters’ and pupils did a pair work exercise to consolidate.

The photo (top) shows Miss Karen Macdonald (left) and Mrs Angela Macleod from the Bank of Scotland.