Dear Parent/ Guardian,
My apologies for not writing to you before now – it’s week 4 of the summer
term already! They say, “Time flies past when you’re having fun”? The
children have been involved in so many activities in such a short time.
- Nursery children have all been involved in the
“Safe, Strong and Free” personal safety programme.
- Isobell’s retirement presentation – I’m sure you
all saw the photograph in this week’s Caithness Courier. Many thanks to
all who contributed to her gift. She was presented with a beautiful
bouquet of flowers and a cheque. Isobell will let us know what she
treated herself to and she passes on her many thanks.
- Primary 7 presented a flawless performance last
week to their guests at the V.E. Day Anniversary Concert. The John
O’Groat Journal covered this event last week and the photographs really
capture the atmosphere. The chair that was presented to Mr and Mrs
Cormack is currently on display in the school foyer.
- P3/4 visited St. John’s church in Moray Street
on Tuesday and they had a very informative outing, coming back very
enthusiastic about the church and artefacts. Mrs Thompson commented that
the behaviour of the class was perfect and that they were a credit to
the school. Well done!
Dates for your diary:
- Thursday 12th May 2005 – Parents’ Evening. An
appointment will be given out tomorrow. This will be a chance to meet
with your child’s class teacher and discuss their progress made. The
annual school report will be issued later in the term – June 13th.
- Golden Treats. We have planned that all children
who have abided with the Golden Rules will gain further treats. This
time we are going to the cinema in Thurso. Children who have two
detentions will not be permitted. The date planned is Wednesday 25th
May. Further details will be issued at a later date, as they may have to
be changed to fit in with suitable films. There will be a final treat at
the end of term with the whole school trip to Dunbeath on Friday 24th
June. After each Golden Treat we have a fresh start to encourage all
children to work towards this goal.
Yet again I bring this to your attention, as so many children are not
looking after their property. Each child was issued with a blue shoe bag
to store their gym shoes but so many choose to leave them lying in the
cloakroom and they end up going missing! Please check with your child that
they have a pair of gym shoes in school which fit, are in one piece and
have their name written on!
The school field is used most nights either by MAASK or for school
football training. Please can you ensure that your child (if not involved
in these activities) plays elsewhere until the activity is finished – 5pm
FOOTBALL / NETBALL TRAINING
At present we are fortunate to have Colin Cormack continuing to be the
football coach and really we have to work round his shifts. I try to give
the children as much notice as possible but this can be difficult. Thank
you for your patience. URGENT -We need to have parent volunteers to
train the netball players, if you are interested then please contact me as
soon as possible. The dates for Interschool Football and Netball
games will be set very soon.
These are not permitted for wearing in class apart from P.E. – please
encourage your child to wear their school uniform and bring their football
top in their school bag. They can change beforehand.
Please ensure all entry fees (£1.50) are paid to Mrs Sargent by the end of
We still have quite a number of calendars left at the bargain price of £1.
Why don’t you buy one and keep as a souvenir for your child? I’m sure this
would give some amusement in years to come.