It’s less than three weeks left of this term and so many Christmas
activities to take place!
Please read this Newsletter carefully and make a note of the relevant
dates for your child/children.
Keeping up to date:
St Andrew’s Lunch – this was
a great success and enjoyed by all. Many thanks to Jan Mackay, our school
cook and the kitchen staff for their efforts which was appreciated by the
children. The Hall was decorated with many flags and posters. We even had
our Christmas tree decorated in St Andrew’s style!
Picnic benches – we have had two
picnic benches damaged at the weekend. If you have any information
regarding this then contact Wick Police directly on 603551. Please ensure
that your child/children do not enter the school grounds, after the school
Ashley Fairweather and Blain
Mathieson attended Junior Road Safety Officer training last week and they
have already put up a display board in the Hall. They plan to run a
competition soon. Good luck to them!
The school choir will be singing at
the Town & County Hospital tomorrow – Wednesday 6th December. They will
travel by bus and be escorted by Mrs Ferguson & Mrs Bremner. Please ensure
your child wears their school uniform.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2006
The children are very
busy practising with their teachers for their fun filled concerts on
Wednesday 13th December. Tickets will be on sale as from tomorrow priced
at £2. Each family may purchase two tickets this week for either the 2pm
or 7pm show. Any additional tickets will be on sale as from next Monday
11th December. We are very limited with number of seats due to the
capacity of the school hall. There will be a raffle at each performance.
Please hand in any donations for a special Christmas hamper e.g. biscuits,
tin of ham, trifle sponges, Christmas pudding etc. There P.S.A. will run a
bottle stall in the evening – all donations will be gratefully received as
well as help on the night.
Pre-school children/babies may attend the afternoon show and please ensure
they are quiet during each performance. The children have worked very hard
to present their items and babies crying or little ones shouting out can
really dent their confidence.
Your child may come home this week asking for items
for their costume, please try to accommodate our requests.
The nursery children will only perform in the
in P1 – P7 will need to be back at school for 6.40pm to allow them to
prepare in their class rooms. Children must be collected straight after
the evening show by an adult. We expect the show to finish by 8.15pm.
Christmas lunch will be on Thursday 14th December.
This is always a popular event in the school calendar so please ensure
your child has booked their place by this Friday at the school kitchen.
SPECIAL OUTING FOR P4 & P5
Children in P4 & P5 will be going to see the “Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory” show performed by Wick High School pupils on Thursday 14th
December in the Assembly Rooms. Children will be transported by minibus –
meeting at school at 7pm and returning at approximately 8.30pm. This is a
treat to all from the Parent/Staff Association.
Parties will take place on Tuesday 19th for P4/5, P5/6 & P7 and Wednesday
20th December for P1/2 & P3/4 during the afternoon. The Nursery party is
on Thursday 21st December – morning session for all children.
If you wish your child to go home to get changed after
lunch then please inform their class teacher with a note. Children will
not be allowed home if not!
Claus will visit the Nursery children and we hope he will leave a small
gift for the rest of the classes.
It would be appreciated by school staff if you could
help out with food items for the parties.
An additional slip will be sent home for you to complete and return to
your child’s teacher for all P1 – P7 pupils.
If every child brought in a few items it would present
as quite a party feast –
small cakes, biscuits, crisps and sausage rolls. Juice will be provided by
The Service will take
place on Thursday 21st December in the Salvation Army Hall at 2pm with
Pulteneytown Academy School. Please ensure that your child brings a small
donation for the collection – our monies will be donated to charity. All
children will be transported by bus. Please come along and join us with
this Festive Celebration and we have reserved the upper gallery for you to
All children will be dismissed when we return to school at 3pm.
Please ensure you have arrangements in place if you collect your child.
School closes for all pupils and staff on Thursday 21st December 2006. The
third term starts on Monday 8th January 2007 for all pupils and staff.
Please ensure that your child plays away from the school playground during
the holiday period – thank you!
Please make a note in your diary of this Parent Staff Association Event
and keep any toys, games, books, ornaments to sell on Friday 19th January
2007 during the afternoon in the School Hall. No clothes or baking,
please. This will be one of the events during Highland Healthy Week.
This is the perfect time for a clear out before new items arrive on
Christmas and a Happy New Year
from myself and all staff at South School