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South School Newsletter
26 April 2004

26th April 2004

Dear Parent/Guardian,

My apologies for not communicating before now – it’s week 3 of the summer term already! The staff and pupils have all been really busy and so many things have passed us by in such a short time.

¨ The severe roof leaks in the infant area. This has been resolved & we are now waiting for the roof area to be replaced.

¨ Scottish Business in the Community meeting – perhaps we will be supported with resources for the school.

¨ Wick Academy Penalty Kick Offs competition on Saturday 24th April. Jamie Cormack and Ryan Banks represented the school. I’m sure they made admirable attempts at goal scoring but this year North school won. Well done to them!

May Day Holiday
School will be closed on Monday 3rd May for all staff and pupils. School resumes on Tuesday 4th May at the usual time.

Caithness Music Festival
This county event has had to be cancelled this year as it clashes with the European elections. Refunds will be made to those children who paid a £1.50 entrance fee.

Gym shoes
Please ensure that your child has a pair of gym shoes to wear, quite a few children have returned from the Easter break without a pair. Each child has been given a clothes peg to clip together their outdoor shoes or their gym shoes. This is an attempt to keep the cloakrooms tidy and to solve the problem of missing footwear!  Can you please ensure that your child’s name is written inside each gym shoe?

Student placement
Miss Sutherland began a four-week placement in Primary 7 last week. She is currently in her second year of a degree course at Aberdeen University.

Nursery Assistant update
Mrs Durrand has resigned from her post as Nursery Assistant; she has decided to concentrate on being a full time mum!  Mrs Tait will continue to be in the temporary post for the remainder of this session.

Zebra Crossing
At long last we have our crossing and guard rails in place. I’m sure you all welcome this addition to the school environment.  Many thanks to the “Safer Routes To School” group for their commitment and hard work.  Please ensure that you go over the safe way to use the crossing with your child.
¨ Wait at the kerb
¨ Look, listen and check for traffic
¨ Always cross on the stripes

Dates for your diary
¨ Tuesday 4th May. P6 & P7 Parent Information Evening regarding sex education at 6pm. This will be an opportunity to view some of the video material used in school and discuss the “Living and Growing” programme.
¨ Monday 10th May. P7 talk on Alzheimer’s Awareness.
¨ Friday 14th May. Half of P7 class to attend Creative Glass workshop in Lybster. Packed lunch required. Transport provided.
¨ Wednesday 19th May. Other half of P7 class to attend Creative Glass workshop in Lybster. Arrangements as before.
¨ Thursday 20th May. The school photographer will be in school to take class photographs during the afternoon. Please ensure that your child is wearing school uniform for this occasion.
¨ Week beginning Monday 24th May. Walk to School Week.
¨ Monday 31st May. P4 Wildlife Day Trip. Further details will follow.
¨ Tuesday 15th June & Wednesday 16th June. S1 induction days at Wick High School. Further details to follow.
¨ Week beginning Monday 21st June. Healthy Highland Week.
¨ Thursday 1st July. School term ends.

Thank you once again for your continued support. Further dates will be issued to you regarding pupil reports, parents’ evenings and school trips.

Kind regards,

Pat Bowers – Headteacher