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. 

S4 Slab Boys Trip

On a full belly of Chinese food from the Panda Buffet on Pacific Quay, 48 pupils saw the acclaimed John Byrne play 'The Slab Boys' in the Citizens Theatre. It was greatly enjoyed by all and the jokes were repeated throughout the bus journey home by those who were still awake. The Scottish comedy set in a carpet factory in the late 1950s was a hilarious insight to the banter in a work place.

slab boys

New Rugby Kit

Lochgilphead High School's junior rugby team will be looking smart in their forthcoming competitions thanks to the help of S6 Young Ambassadors - Patrick Feeney and Emily Brown.

The junior team had been competing in old jerseys and some pupils approached Patrick and Emily to discuss the possibility of fundraising for new strips. With the help of Active Schools Coordinator – Innes Paterson and Youth Worker - Raymond Flanagan, the Young Ambassadors ran a World Cup prediction competition which raised half of the funds required. The pupils then received the rest of the money after writing a letter to the school's PTA explaining the need for a new kit.

Patrick, a keen rugby player, said that he hopes the stylish shirts can encourage more young players to take up the sport at the school. Training sessions for the school rugby club take place on Tuesdays between 4-5pm.

new rugby kit

S6 pupil Coll McCallum models the new kit with Emily and Patrick.

MAKI Volleyball 2015

Secondary school pupils from Lochgilphead, Tarbert and Campbeltown travelled to Islay on Wednesday to participate in the MAKI (Mid Argyll, Kintyre & Islay) volleyball competition and it was Campbeltown Grammar that were celebrating after an impressive display of power and skill led to another victory in the MAKI league series.

The schools had previously competed in football Campbeltown back in October. Each school provided two teams for the competition consisting of S5 and S6 pupils. All eight teams played each other twice in a round robin format before the overall scores were calculated.

Campbeltown Grammar A came out on top after winning 13 of their 14 games. Lochgilphead High School B finished in 4th place with the A team one place behind in 5th. This resulted in a 2nd place finish overall for the Lochgilphead pupils.

The standard of play throughout the tournament was excellent, and good sportsmanship was evident throughout the day.

The schools will meet again in April for the badminton competition which will be hosted by Lochgilphead High School.



Success for Tom Graham at Hayling Island

Late last year an S5 pupil at Lochgilphead Joint Campus, Tom Graham, travelled to Hayling Island in Hampshire to take part in the most important event of his sailing career so far - the Autumn Qualifiers for the GBR Youth Squad. Competing in the Laser Radio class Tom  finished a very creditable 11th out of almost 100 entrants. For a full report from Toms perspective of this exciting event please click here.


Subject Choices

Subject choices are a huge decision for young people to make. They can have an impact on what careers are open to them when they leave school. The My World of Work website has information for parents and carers to help them give the best possible advice to their child feels fully informed when making their decision.

Have a look at the 5 top tips for helping your child make the right subject choices.

Think about your child's choices in terms of what they're good at and the future world of work – try the My Strengths tool with them or have a look at Careers A-Z together to help your child discover what subject they'll need for different careers.

Visit myworldofwork.co.uk/subjectchoices to find out more.

icon S3 Choice Booklet (869.54 kB)

icon S4 Course Choice Booklet (908.03 kB)

New Hoodies for Fusion

Members of Lochgilphead High School Fusion dance group are looking sharp in their new hoodies. The girls have been performing at school shows recently and will be attending the Argyll and Bute schools dance competition in a few months’ time. For any pupils interested in joining the dance group, practices take place at 3:45pm every Tuesday at the school.

fusion hoodies


WoBoD Competition

This year, the school decided to enter this year's World Book Day (WOBOD) competition. The competition, funded by author James Paterson, presents the challenge of conveying the message; 'Why We Can't Live Without Books.' The winning school will be announced on World Book Day, 5th of March, and will receive £10 000 of books for their school library.

Three pupils from the school, Holly Smith, Jura MacMillan and Ruby Bosomworth, submitted the schools entry, a piece incorporating both art and literature. It included many quotes from pupils and teachers expressing their opinion on why we can't live without books.

The piece is on show outside the library in the school.

wobod competition

Sports Leaders Deliver Badminton Masterclass

As part of Active Schools primary outreach programme, LHS Sports Leaders Ryan McCuaig (S6) and Shannon Wilson (S5) visited Tayvallich Primary School to give the P6/7 class a badminton taster session.After the success of this session, Ryan and Shannon hope to start a regular badminton lunchtime club at the school.

sports leaders badminton

Two Titles for McGeachy at Argyll & Bute Badminton Championships

Twenty eight pupils from Lochgilphead High School travelled to Oban last week to take part in the Argyll and Bute Schools Badminton Championship and returned to Mid Argyll with two trophies.

The LHS pupils competed in singles, doubles and mixed doubles competitions across three age groups and competed well against players from Oban, Dunoon, Hermitage and Campbeltown.

In the under 14s boys doubles competition, Alistair Cupples and his partner Gregor McGeachy earned a place in the final after some great performances throughout the day. The boys produced another excellent display in the final as they defeated a pairing from Dunoon Grammar School to take home the title.

Gregor McGeachy added to his own trophy haul in the under 14s mixed doubles competition when paired with Katie Todd. The LHS duo defeated two Oban High School competitors to seal another trophy for the school.

Organisers of the event felt that the standard of play was particularly high this year and all LHS participants must be proud of their performances. The pupils were a credit to the school and will have gained valuable experience from this competition.


Campus Handbook 2015

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

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