Dear Parent / Guardian,
This term has whizzed past so quickly with so many activities taking place
and many more to come before we break up for the summer holidays on Friday
30th June 2006.
Some of our highlights of the term:
- In April an American author, Berwyn Butler
visited the school and spoke to all classes about her book - “Dinky the
Doorknob” which is set in a fictional house in Thurso Road, Wick. We
have copies of the book in the Home Reader Libraries.
- Our Open Afternoon on Thursday 27th April was a
success – lots of parents, grandparents and extended family members came
to view the children’s work, taste some samples of our school meals, had
a go at First Club Golf as well as chat to Nurse Skea about health
- P6 and P3 pupils took part in the Highland Book
Awards – reading various books and reviewing them. Many thanks to them
for their efforts.
- All pupils in P5, P6 & P7 have had some input
from Paul Robinson, the Active Schools Coordinator in First Club Golf
and some children have extended this to regularly visiting Wick Golf
Club for further sessions.
- P5 & P6 pupils have continued to enjoy the
traditional music workshops with Gordon Gunn and Addie Harper. This is
part of a Youth Music Initiative throughout Highland Council called Feis
- P7 pupils have met with guidance staff from Wick
High School in preparation for their two day visit on Tuesday 13th and
Wednesday 14th June 2006. Further details will follow.
- Mrs Cormack, the Oral Health Educator met with
all pupils during National Smile Month and focussed on effective tooth
brushing. The children took part in a smiley face colouring competition
as part of this campaign. The winners received dental goody bags:
- P1/2 - Lee Durrand, P3 - Ronnie Wood, P4 –Holly
Mackay, P5 - Alan Farquhar,
P6 - Kayleigh Simpson and P7 - Shauna Warnock. Well done to all!
NETBALL / FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
The children in P5 – P7 are in the throws of practising and training for
the forthcoming matches against the other Wick schools and Lybster.
Please come along and support the school at these matches.
Tuesday 30th May 1.30pm – South V Hillhead (HOME)
Friday 2nd June 1.45pm – Pulteneytown Academy V South (AWAY)
Monday 12th June 1.45pm – North V South (AWAY)
Thursday 15th June 1.45pm – South V Lybster (HOME)
CAITHNESS MUSIC FESTIVAL
This annual event takes place next week (w/b 5th June 2006) and I hope
that if your child is taking part that they are practising their poem,
recorder or song at home. Please ensure that you have paid the £1.50 entry
fee for any solo performances. Further details regarding transport and
supervision will be issued this week. Children participating must wear
school uniform which includes black, navy or grey trousers or skirt.
Please no jeans to be worn.
All children MUST order their meal with the school cook before 9.10am. The
hall door is open to allow pupils access to the kitchen.
Please ensure that you pay for your child’s meal in advance or on the
actual day – no credit will be given!
WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK
Please accept my extreme apologies for not highlighting this campaign
which took place last week.
We are constantly reminding the children to walk to school safely so this
campaign completely slipped my mind!
Leaflets, stickers etc. will be issued this
Please continue to encourage your child to take the safe route to school
and to remind them to stay on the pavements, use the Green Cross Code and
the zebra crossing.
The hall floor continues to have adhesive seeping from the vinyl joins and
this has become a daily task for Mr Whitelegge to clean and tape over the
affected areas. The plan is for investigative work to be done over the
summer holidays as well as the floor covering to be replaced.