Only three weeks left of this term and so many Christmas activities to
Please read this Newsletter carefully and make a note of the relevant
dates for your child/children.
- Parents’ Evening – many thanks to all who
attended. We had a very busy session with lots of positive comments
regarding children’s work and achievements.
- Highland Schools Swimming Gala – well done to
Craig Wilson P7 and Ashley Fairweather P6 for their superb achievements
at the Aquadome in Inverness.
- Winter Warmer Lunch – this was a great success
and enjoyed by 20 parents/friends who joined the children at lunch time.
Many thanks to Andy Green (Hillhead School chef) and our kitchen staff
for their wonderful food display which was appreciated by all.
- Picnic benches – you will have read in the
Caithness Courier that we had considerable damage last weekend. If you
have any information regarding this then contact Wick Police directly on
- Our A Football team from last year visited Ross
County on Saturday to take part in a training session as well as enjoy
the match against St. Mirren. This was their prize for winning the Liam
Henderson Memorial Match this summer. The boys had a great day out as
did Mr Cormack, Colin (their coach), Mr Wu (P.E. teacher from last
session) and the bus driver, Charlie Miller!
All children in P5 – P7 will experience the various activities of
Bibleworld situated in North Primary School playground on Wednesday 7th
December. The children will be transported there and back by bus.
I’m sure the pupils will gain an insight to activities which support our
Religious and Moral Education programme. P6 and some P5 pupils will visit
at 9.15. The children MUST be at school for 9am for the bus pick up. P7
and the remainder of P5 will visit at 1.30 – they must be ready to leave
CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2005
The children are very busy practising with their teachers for their fun
filled concerts on Wednesday 14th 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 12th 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.
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 afternoon show.
Children 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
We welcome Mrs Jan Mackay as our new cook in charge to South School.
Christmas lunch will be on Thursday 15th 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.
Children in P4 & P5 will be going to see the “Mother Goose” pantomime
performed by Wick Players on Thursday 15th December in the Assembly Rooms.
Children will be transported by bus – meeting at school at 7pm and
returning at approximately 10pm. This is a treat to all from the
All parties will take place on Wednesday 21st December during the
afternoon. 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!
Santa 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 next week to complete and return to your child’s teacher for 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 provided from school fund.
CHRISTMAS CHURCH SERVICE
The Service will take place on Thursday 22nd December afternoon in the
Salvation Army Hall at 2pm with all classes including the Nursery joining
with Pulteneytown Academy School. Please ensure that your child brings a
small donation for the collection – our monies will be donated to a local
charity. All children will be transported by bus there and back. Please
come along and join us with this Festive Celebration and we have reserved
the upper gallery for you to sit.
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 22nd December 2005. The
third term starts on Monday 9th January 2006 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 13th January
2006 during the afternoon in the School Hall. No clothes or baking,
This is the perfect time for a clear out before new
items arrive on Christmas Day!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
from myself and all staff at South School