Dear Parent / Guardian,
Only three weeks left of this term as usual
we have been extremely busy and lots more still to come!
Some of our highlights:
- Big Heart Day on Wednesday 21st
February – we raised £110! We had a super fun filled day – the children
had put in so much effort with their outfits. Well done to all and many
thanks for your support.
- The nursery children have been out and
about in the community – visiting “Pets at Home” and also Wick Library.
- “Pets at Home” have very kindly
donated a rather modern fish tank to the school as well as some cold
water fish – we have five minnows and five zebra fish. The children are
delighted with this new feature and enjoy spending a few minutes viewing
- World Book Day - we focussed on our
favourite books in Assembly and the children as well as staff spoke
enthusiastically about many different titles.
Mrs Hourston & Mrs Wilson remain absent this week. Mrs Scott (supply
teacher) will continue to teach the P1/2 class and I will be teaching
Please ensure that you have completed the form and permission slip which
was issued last week and returned them to your child’s teacher. It is
VITAL that you contact the school if your child is absent and follow up
with a letter to confirm the reason. This is extremely important to ensure
your child’s safety and well being.
The NEW SCHOOL NURSE SCREENING SCHEDULE
The school nurses would like to draw parents’ attention to the changes in
vision screening of school pupils. From 2006 all pupils will have their
vision checked prior to school entry by an orthoptist at their local
health clinic or hospital. All routine vision and colour vision testing by
the school nurses has been withdrawn. If you have concerns about your
child’s vision you may discuss this with the school nurse but parents are
asked to seek assessment from an optician of their choice.
For further information regarding your child’s health check:
PARENT STAFF ASSOCIATION MEETING
There will be a meeting on Tuesday 20th March at 6.30pm in the staff room
to discuss the next fund raising event, “Mad March Walk” as well as other
matters. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please come along as your support
is vital to ensure a partnership approach to your child’s education.
See Science Festival Page
All children in P4 – P7 will be involved in this event which is part
of the Highland Promise this year. Some events will take place in South
School which makes the organisation much easier.
- Monday 19th March – P5/6 & P7 will be
involved in an Electronics workshop during the morning and in the
afternoon all P5 - P7 children will be attending “Noiseworks” workshop
at Pulteneytown Academy. They will transported by bus, leaving at 1.40pm
& returning by 3.10pm.
- Tuesday 20th March – “Backchat”
presentation which requires the pupils to bring in their mobile phone
(with some credit for a text message). The presentation is based around
writing software that allows the mobile phone to perform tasks and
control equipment. This will be available to all P7 pupils who bring
their phone to school that day. A permission slip must be completed &
signed by you. This will be issued separately.
- Wednesday 21st March – P4/5, P5/6
and P7 will participate in K’nex Challenge at South School during the
morning; P7 will also take part in Wire Sculpture Workshop. In the
afternoon all P4 – P7 pupils will be fortunate to meet Duane “Digger”
Carey, NASA Astronaut at Pulteneytown Academy for his presentation.
Pupils will be transported by bus – leaving at 1.40pm & returning by
We will have children from Keiss, Canisbay
and Dunbeath participating in our school and perhaps joining us for lunch
and outside play. I’m sure they will receive a warm welcome from all at
BIG HEAD – Eden Court Production
On Thursday 22nd March, all South School P3 – P7 children will be involved
in this performance as part of the Highland Promise programme of events.
The school hall will be used to stage this play and we will be limited for
space for school lunches on that day. The children will eat “picnic” style
on the floor and the menu has been swapped around – the choice will be hot
dogs or salmon kebabs followed by chocolate crispie, fruit or yoghurt.
Thrumster pupils will join us for part of the day.
The Nursery children and P1/2 will be attending this fun filled event at
North School on Thursday 22nd March. They will be involved in a puppet
show, singing songs, face painting and having a healthy snack. Transport
will be provided. The Nursery children will attend during their session
and P1/2 will go in the afternoon.
If your child is heading into their pre-school year (D.O.B. 1St March 2003
– 28th February 2004 are eligible) then you can enrol them on Monday 19th
from 3.30pm, Wednesday 21st from 3.30pm or Friday 23rd during the morning.
Please bring along their birth certificate when you do this. Mrs Sargent
in the school office can be contacted to arrange an appointment. Please
pass this information on to your friends, neighbours and families, if they
have children who are eligible. Thank you!
The school term finishes on Friday 30th
March 2007 at 3.10pm and the final term resumes on Tuesday 17th April at
9.10am (Monday 16th April is an In Service Day for staff).
PS – We are collecting Tesco Voucher for Schools. Please hand them into
the school office. Thank you!