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On our way to Ghent, and then on to Switzerland!Orkney has sent us off with its finest weather, as we leave for the Swiss Trip 2024.Thanks to NorthLink Ferries for providing us with sponsorship to help with the costs.Keep up to date with the trip each day on our Facebook page. We’ll try to provide an update each evening if time and signal allows.

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Twitter – Science

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Library Blog

Orkney Library & Archive

Archive Blog

Orkney Islands Council

Orkney Islands Council – Main web pages
Orkney Islands Council: Education & Learning
School Contact Information – contact details for all schools in Orkney
School Placing Requests
Active Schools
OIC Updates

OIC Facebook – general council news and information, including barrier closures
OIC Twitter – for alerts on barrier and adverse weather school closures
School Transport – Latest information on adverse weather school closures or transport issues

“This website was created by The Orkney Childcare and Young People’s Partnership.  The partnership was formed in July 2015 and provides a meeting point for all those working with and providing services to children and young people in Orkney.  Find out more at www.orkney.gov.uk/OCYPP


Orkney Links

Stromness, Orkney – The official site for Stromness
Orkney – Visit Scotland
Orkneyjar- The Heritage of the Orkney Islands
Creative Orkney
Discover Orkney

Travel Links

Northlink Ferries
Pentland Ferries
Orkney Ferries

Local Media

Radio Orkney (Facebook)
Radio Orkney (Twitter)
The Orcadian (Website)
The Orcadian (Facebook)
The Orcadian (Twitter)

Parental Involvement

Parent Zone
Parental Involvement (OIC)
National Parent Forum of Scotland
Connect (formerly Scottish Parent Teacher Council)

Pupil Support

School Health Orkney
Pupil Support Team (OIC)
Educational Psychology Service (OIC)

Anti-bullying Resources

Childline (Bullying) – contains information for parents and children on varying forms of bullying and provides help for parents and children who are affected by bullying.

Respect Me – Scotland’s anti-bullying service.

Anti-Bullying Network

Japan Foundation

Japan Foundation


Education Scotland – provides information and advice for parents as well as support and resources for education in Scotland
Scottish Qualifications Authority
HMIe – Inspection & Review – parents can access school and local authority inspection reports and find out more about the work of Education Scotland.
Scottish Schools Online – find out about individual schools. They can choose a school and select what type of information they need such as Education Scotland reports, exam results, stay on rates and free school meal entitlement.
Skills Development Scotland

My World of Work

My World of Work is Scotland’s careers information and advice web service.

At school and right through to retirement, My World of Work helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:

Subject choices – understand your strengths and make better choices about your subject choices and future career
Career options – find a career that interests you and understand the skills you need to get the job you want
Exam results – straight into a job or onto further learning? Whatever your grades find help in planning your next steps
Preparing for a job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for jobs, build your CV and practice for interviews
Modern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn? Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work

Get the help you need for the career you want.

My World of Work is delivered by Skills Development Scotland, the national skills body which supports the people and businesses of Scotland.

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