Canisbay Pupils Promote The Recycling Message
part of a drive to encourage everyone in the Highlands to recycle more
of their waste, the Council's Waste Awareness team have recently visited
13 primary schools in the Caithness area to raise awareness of the
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle message. At the schools pupils and staff took
part in a number of sessions discussing how much waste we all produce
and what can be done to minimise and recycle this waste. The sessions
all finished off with pupils playing a giant recycling floor game which
allowed them to have a bit of fun whilst putting into practice what they
had learned during the day.
Canisbay School Journey Books Project
this year, the 8 Highland based cultural co-ordinators received funding
from the Scottish Arts Council to provide arts projects for children on
a theme of 'Heritage'. The Highland Print Studio in Inverness has been
working in partnership with the co-ordinators to provide a range of
activities for each area that makes use of the facilities they offer
which ranged from traditional printmaking to digital imaging techniques.
Christine Russell, the cultural co-ordinator for Caithness schools
enlisted a team of local talent to help P6 and P7 of Canisbay Primary
School to produce a series of illustrated books on events which
unfolded in the landscape to be seen from their school.
See all the Journey Books HERE.
To see each book in full you will need to scroll sideways.
HMIe report on Canisbay Primary School, Caithness
A recently published HMIe report on Canisbay Primary School, Caithness
has praised pupils~ attainment in English language and mathematic.
The inspectors were
impressed with the positive climate for learning and the effective use
of ICT across the curriculum. They noted the friendly and welcoming
atmosphere in the three-teacher school, together with the high standard
of behaviour and the positive approach to learning.
Also highlighted in the
report are the high quality of pastoral care of the pupils and the very
good arrangements to include pupils with additional support needs in all
aspects of the life of the school. The report commends the committed
teachers and the good strategic leadership of the head teacher.
action include the need for greater involvement of pupils in their own
learning; greater use of assessment to meet pupils~ needs; and
improvement to the school's process of self-evaluation. They also wish
the school to involve parents more in supporting their children's
Head Teacher, Maureen
Miller, said: "The inspection report has come at a very useful time for
Canisbay School. It has confirmed the development needs that the staff
and I had identified during the last year. I am pleased that the report
acknowledges the positive impact of recent improvements in literacy, ICT
and additional support needs Addressing the action points highlighted in
the report will dovetail effectively with developments already planned
for the school."
Full Report HERE
Dounreay Visit 4 May 2005
Playgroup and Canisbay Primary School P2 had their school outing on
Wednesday 4th May at Dounreay's Visitor Centre. The highlight of the
children's trip was to meet the Civil Nuclear Constabulary's dog and sit
in the police vehicles. Marie Mackay, Dounreay Communications said "This
is the first of many nursery and school visits to the Visitor Centre
this year. UKAEA Dounreay are delighted to host these trips for the
local schools and playgroups which everyone enjoys, the children,
teachers and visitor centre staff. The children always leave with big
smiles on their faces."