Lochgilphead Joint Campus

Lochgilphead Joint Campus
Welcome to Lochgilphead Joint Campus

The campus opened in October 2007 and provides education in a fantastic environment for pupils in mid-Argyll between the ages of 3 – 18. 

Campus Handbook 2015

The Campus Handbook 2015 and New Horizons 2015 booklet are both now available in our General Documents Section

Lochgilphead High School Christmas Concert

Parents, pupils and friends of the school enjoyed an outstanding musical  evening on Wednesday.  The Christmas Concert is always a highlight of the school year and this year’s was no exception with some outstanding talents being showcased. There was a wide range of music throughout the evening, including pipers, wind band, flutes, piano duets, choir, percussion ensemble and a number of soloists and groups. What a huge number of talented pupils we have at the High School!

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Christmas Market 2014

A huge thank you to everybody who supported our Christmas Market this year. The final total raised was a magnificent £2630.81

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Sumdog Maths Competition

Both S1 and S2 Maths classes of Miss Shaw and Mrs McGarry have been taking part in an Argyll & Bute Maths contest on the Sumdog mathematics website. The contest ran from 28th November to 4th December and during this period the pupils could log on and answer up to 1000 maths based questions. Both classes spent a full period doing this and had great fun. There were 38 classes from schools across the whole of Argyll and Bute taking part so competition to top the leaderboard was fiercely contested. Although narrowly missing out on the top spot, Mrs McGarry's class came a very creditable third overall and Miss Shaw's class following closely behind in fourth. Miss Shaw's class also topped the daily leader board on 3rd December as highest scoring class of that day. Best pupil from Lochgilphead Joint Campus was Fergus Weldon (S2) coming 7th overall

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Senior Boys Reach Last 32!

Lochgilphead High School senior boys football team have progressed to the 4th round of the School's Scottish Cup with a convincing 3-0 win over St Andrew's Secondary School. For a full match report click here

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World Aids Day

Pupils at Lochgilphead High School were exceptionally fortunate to welcome Katrina Mitchell from Waverley Care into school to provide HIV awareness sessions on December 1st, World Aids Day.

Katrina is a very experienced trainer and facilitator who has been involved in developing materials relating to Sexual Health and Awareness that are used across Argyll and Bute. Her presentations and workshops are tailored to suit individual schools. This work is fully funded and supported by NHS Highland.

In Scotland last year there were 354 new diagnoses of HIV; almost one every day. The total number of people living with the virus in Scotland is now around 6000. It is estimated that one third of those are undiagnosed. Waverley Care provides HIV support, prevention, testing and information services across Argyll & Bute. It is crucial that our young people are made aware of the facts surrounding HIV and given knowledge and information that will enable them to stay safe now and in the future.

Pupils in S1 to S4 attended awareness raising assemblies and pupils in S5 and S6 attended workshops in smaller groups. They responded extremely well to the sessions and the feedback from staff and pupils was overwhelmingly positive.

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Remembrance Day 2014

This year, we commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First World War. Pupils from P6/7 and S1/2 were involved in some preparatory research and activities which included workshops organised by members of our Chaplaincy Team. Pupils learned a lot in these interactive sessions, with positive feedback – and a very successful peace sculpture.

S1 and S2 volunteers worked hard at lunchtimes creating posters and researching topics connected to the First World War such as the role of women, aviation and how animal were used at the front line. On Remembrance Day itself, they presented this information to a packed hall – S1 and S2 pupils, guests, parents and P6/7 pupils from several local Primaries. We also had a very interesting account of the History trip to the Battlefields from S5 pupils then P7 – S2 pupils, led by S3, sang a selection of First World War songs. Pipers helped set the scene and welcomed S3 – 6 pupils as they joined us in the hall. Members of our Chaplaincy Team took us to the 2 minutes silence at 11.00am, marked by our bugler. To finish off we had some Wartime cake made by our Home Economics Department.

Many thanks to all involved in the preparations and on Remembrance Day itself. We were able to reflect on what we had learned, on the significance of the First World War and on the many sacrifices which people made.

Over the course of the week, our Poppy sellers did a great job and everyone was very generous .We managed to raise a grand total of £334.66 towards this very good cause – helping members of the armed forces and their families.


Shoebox Appeal

Lochgilphead High School 5/6 PDA gave 19 shoe boxes to charity. They chose a variety of age groups and collected items to fill the shoe boxes.Well done to Lorne Harvey, Nicola Ellis, Ben McGlyn, Lewis King, David Hatton and special thanks to Ewen White, Margaret Morrison from NHS Highland and Raymond Flanagan from Youth Services for their help.

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Children In Need Update

Congratulations to S6 Charity Committee, pictured with a more conventionally attired Mr Powell, on their final tally of £2040.66. Well done everybody!

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Congratulations to Argyll Brass

Congratulations to Argyll Brass on getting bronze at the Scottish Brass Band Championships in Perth last weekend. Facing strong opposition from much larger and more established bands from all around Scotland the band performed a selection of 4 pieces from their extensive repetoire to a packed Perth Concert Hall. Well done to all those who took part!

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More Success for LHS in Schools Scottish Cup

Lochgilphead High School senior boys football team continued their winning ways with a convincing victory over Drumchapel High School to progress to the third round of the School Scottish Cup. For a full report on this exciting match click here

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Homework Questionnaire

One of our action plan targets for this year was to review our homework policy and consult staff, parents and pupils as to how we could ensure that any homework was beneficial and improved attainment. As part of our review a questionnaire was sent out to parents and over 100 replies have been received. If you haven't yet completed our homework questionnaire and wish to do so then please use the link below and e-mail it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A huge amount of research into the effectiveness of homework has been undertaken in recent years and for those wishing further information a selection of articles on the subject are available here.  Please note that the views expressed in these articles are not necessarily those of Lochgilphead Joint Campus but are listed to show the wide and varied views on the subject of homework.

The school will shortly be undertaking a trial of a web based homework monitoring system called Show My Homework. Further information will be issued to all pupils and parents prior to launch. General information can be obtained from the Show My Homework Website

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Parent Council AGM 2014

The Parent Council AGM took place on Wednesday, 12th November.  The meeting opened with a presentation on “Curriculum for Excellence – the story so far” which was followed by the business of the AGM, including the annual report. Both the annual report and the presentation on CfE are available  here.   New members to the Parent Council are always welcome and the next meeting is on Wednesday 14th January at 7 p.m.

Sports Leaders Conference 2014

Thirteen S5 pupils from Lochgilphead High School attended the inaugural Argyll and Bute Sports Leaders Conference in Oban. The pupils have recently been appointed as Sports Leaders at the school where they will work closely with Active Schools to help with the delivery of extra-curricular sports clubs across Mid Argyll.

Over the two day event, the pupils completed two different coaching qualifications with courses being run in football, shinty, athletics, rugby, first aid, badminton and Community TOPS.

Active Schools Coordinator - Innes Paterson said,

“The Sports Leaders Conference has been an excellent way of getting a large number of pupils qualified to coach a range of sports in just two days. It has also been great to see the pupils mixing with other schools and making new friends.”

The newly qualified coaches will now develop their skills further by volunteering at a range of school and community clubs.

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