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S1-3 Thurso High School sponsored walk 2017- Wednesday 24th May

The school is having a sponsored walk to raise money for school funds. The route will be the Janetstown/Hill of Forss loop and returning off Castlegreen Road. We have had sponsored walks in the past and they were fantastic fundraisers for school resources, so please make every effort to help us fundraise.


Rocket Cars

S3 Engineering Science pupils have been building rocket powered cars as part of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project. Working in groups, each team had identical kits and had to design and shape their own rocket car. The cars were tested at the regional heat held at North Highland College, where each rocket car was launched along a test track and timed passing through an electronic timing gate. Car 6 was the fastest car from Thurso and recorded a speed of 17.59mph, fractionally behind the winning car from Tain which recorded 17.76mph.

To view a video of the cars in action click the link below.

Rocket Cars Video

Scottish Schools Gymnastics Competition

At the recent finals of the Scottish Schools Gymnastics Competition Emily Flavell received first overall in the Level 1 category. Sophie Sutherland, Sophie Mckay, Emily Flavell,  and Erin Britton received first overall for their team effort, again for level 1.

Ailsa Nicoll, Helena Doherty and Sophie Wilson were also competing in the competition at level 3, unfortunately did not place however this is the highest level the school has competed at and the pupils performed well.

The girls have been coached for the event by Rosie Fidler and Vikki Wright – both former Thurso High School pupils.

taking part

Red Nose DayRed Nose Day 2017

Pupils and staff raise £500 for Red Nose Day.

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Talented Musicians 

Callum and Cameron performing

S1 pupils were treated to an excellent demonstration and performance by S3 pupils Callum Clark (Bagpipes) and Cameron Halle (Cajon). The boys gave an enthusiastic and energetic presentation which was very well received by the S1 pupils. Cameron plays in the Wick RBLS Pipe Band and competes in competitions. Callum has recently passed an audition and is now in the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland Senior Band. He is also a member of the Inverness Pipe Band.

S2 pupils showcased their group performances in the school hall on Friday 24th March. Pupils chose their own pieces and had to organise independent and cooperative rehearsal techniques.

S3 pupils are working hard at developing their Understanding Music, Performing and Composing Skills in preparation of continuing their studies in the Senior Phase.

Battle of the Bands & Caithness Music Festival

June 2017 will see the return of the popular Battle of The Bands. Mr MacLeod will soon be asking bands to sign up for this event. So, get yourselves into a band and start practising! The Caithness Music Festival is also in June with lots of instrumental and vocal solos, duets, groups and High School Choir participating.


Missed the School’s Art Exhibition?

View photos of the exhibits in our Photo Gallery.

Change to the School Week

Highland Council has decided to introduce a change to the structure of the school week in Secondary schools across the region to a 33 period/4.5 day week.  This would mean an earlier start and later finish Monday to Thursday and closing at lunchtime on Friday.  More information to follow.

 animated_newChange of Inset Day

The Highland Council, for financial reasons have announced a change of date for the June 2017 inset day, it will now be Thursday 4th May 2017. This is the May election date.

  Free School Meals and Clothing Grants

Please go to our Parent Information page to find out more details regarding applications for free school meals and clothing grants for session 16/17.

Meal deals available at the school Canteenmeal-deal

Head Teacher

Mrs Kathryn Mackay has been appointed Acting Head Teacher . Should you require to speak with her please contact Reception in the first instance.