**Happy New Year to everyone and welcome to Term
Highland Healthy Week
takes place next week and as a school there are a number of things which
we are doing to support this –
Each child will be given a diary of
health related activities which they will complete in class daily for
this week. They will then take it home on the Friday so that they can
complete Saturdays and Sundays activities. Can you please support
them in this and ensure that they take it back to school with them on
A special ‘Highland Helping’ lunch will
be served to the children on Tuesday 16th and the menu for
this is –
Highland Minced Beef
Crispy Bread Topped Fish Pie
Served with Tatties, Neeps and Broccoli
Clootie Dumpling and Custard
The cost of this will be £1.50
for those children who need to pay and should be booked on the Tuesday
morning in the usual way.
Highland Literacy Project
Just to let you know that Lorna Sim, Highland Literacy Project
Officer, will be in school next Thursday (18th) and Friday
(19th) to support teachers in their teaching of Reading for
Information. All of the teachers are looking forward to this learning
opportunity and we are sure that the children will also enjoy learning
Burns Day Lunch
We are planning to hold a special whole school lunch to celebrate
this on Thursday 25/1/07 and more information about this will follow
Blue Peter Shoe Biz Appeal
Just a final reminder for this so if you do have any shoes/boots
that you no longer wear, can you please hand them into school by Friday
19th January. Many thanks to all of you who have already
donated to this.
The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 was recently
passed by the Scottish Parliament and all of you were given a leaflet
entitled ‘Making the difference – a new law to support parents’ as a
result of this. It states that from August 2007 School Boards are to be
abolished and Parent Councils are to be established in their place.
Details of the procedures for setting up our own Parent Council will
Please DO NOT PARK ON THE ZIG ZAGS in the school car park as these
are where the designated school transport needs to park to safely
collect children. Please use a parking bay to park your car and take
care to watch your speed as you enter the school car park. In a
previous newsletter Miss Wark advised 5mph. The safety of all children
is of the utmost importance so please do as advised above.
*Laura Richards, Claire Risbridger, Joni Baikie,
Katie Mackay, Morven Smart*
would like to congratulate the above children who cleverly went Carol
singing on the night of Friday 22nd December to raise money
for the ‘Water Fund’. They had learned about this charity from Major
Norman during our Christmas Service at the Salvation Army on Thursday 21st
December and were struck by some of the things that Major Norman said.
actually collected the wonderful total of £130 which they will give to
Major Norman tomorrow afternoon at the start of our Assembly. I am sure
that he will be delighted when he learns of their carolling and the
feel very proud of them for thinking of others and for raising money for
them in a fun and enjoyable way. I think that they are a credit to
their families and our school!
All of the class teachers are currently working hard to write these
and you will receive these next week.
term, cake days are on –
Tuesday 16 January
Tuesday 6 February
Tuesday 6 March and all cakes cost 35p.
Although Miss Wark is enjoying her time as Acting Head Teacher at
Miller Academy Primary in Thurso, she is keen to come home and following
the recent appointment of a new Head Teacher to Miller Academy, Miss
Wark will return to us on Thursday 1st March.
There is a large number of unclaimed uniform, gloves, hats etc.
Please check to see if your child has any missing items. Could you also
ensure that ALL clothing is named. If your child wears an aged 7-8
black sweatshirt can you please check to see if the name Kyle Sutherland
is on it as he has lost one.
May I please remind you to telephone the school on 602649
between 8.15–9.10 each morning if your child is going to be absent or
warn in advance of any planned absence.
February Long week-end
The children will not attend school on Thursday 8th as it
is an In-Service training day for staff and Friday 9th and
Monday 12th are the dates of the long week-end break.
These begin on Friday 30th March at 3.10pm and children
then return on Tuesday 17th April, as the Monday 16th
is an In-Service training day for staff.
Thank you for your continuing support and I will be in touch shortly
about the Burns Lunch and Parent Councils.
Acting Head Teacher