Moy Easter Egg Hunt


Moy Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 19th April


The Old Manse


All ages welcome!

Bring your wellies and a plate of food for tea!

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Miss Leakey Update

Stage 2:  Miss Leakey finished the 42km Stage 2 today! Phew! There’s a webcam at the finish line and I saw her wave and smile at the camera!!  More running tomorrow!

Ms B :)

Stage 1:

The race has started and Miss Leakey is on her way!  If you want to track her progress here is the weblink.

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Some pics from today.  Miss Leakey finished stage 1 in approx. 5hrs 45 mins!

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Good Luck Miss Leakey!

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  Miss Leakey is about to do the challenge of a lifetime.  She is running in the Marathon Des Sables, which is a six-day, 251 km (156 mile) ultramarathon, which is the equivalent of six regular marathons. This tough race is held every year in southern Morrocco,  in the Sahara desert. It is considered the toughest foot race on earth. Miss Leakey will start running tomorrow and we wish her the very best of luck!!  We’re all cheering you on from here! :)

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Tea, Coffee and Cake Sucess

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 What a wonderful morning at the school.  About 80 family, friends and local peole enjoyed tea, coffee and delicious home baking, followed by superb entertainment from the children.   I am so proud of everybody who performed so confidently.  What amazing superstars we have at our school.

Ms Banks :)



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Tea, Coffee and Cake Morning

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On Friday 4th April, we are holding a Tea, Coffee and Cake Morning in the school from 10.30am – 12pm, to which all parents, family and friends are invited. Please contact the school and let us know if you are coming.  We have invited many local people too. Some children will be performing their Scottish Dance, which they performed at the festival; others will be reciting poems and the Strathdearn Primary School Choir will sing.

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Newsletter No.10



Please check your emails as the latest newsletter was emailed out today.  Lots of important information and dates!

The newsletter can also be found on the Newsletters page of this blog.


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At last week’s assembly, many children were awarded Silver and Gold certificates.  Well done to you all.

A reminder that Achievement Points can be earned in various ways.  Here are some examples – excellent effort in learning, great listening, excellent learning, acts of kindness, showing responsible behaviour, entering competitions, being helpful.  Achievements outside of school are alos recognised, for example, taking part in swimming gals, brownie/cub/pony club camps and badges, martial arts awards, helping at home, doing something for the first time, new skills learned.

These are just some examples.  We do recognise a wide variety of achivements and children are alwayds encouraged and praised for these.

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More Amazing News!

proud 1   Wow!!  We have so many superstars at Strathdearn Primary!

Today, we won the Choral Verse Class, with a fantastic score of 87 (Distinction).  Well done to all those children who were part of the Choral Verse group.  A huge thanks to Mrs Pringle who spent time rehearsing with the children.

Solo Verse Speaking

Many children showed today just what Confident Individuals they are.  A huge well done to Niamh and Anna, who came first in their classes; Lindsay, 2nd and Libby-Jo 3rd.

Here’s how everybody did…

Class 66 Anna – Distinction, 1st place

Elle – Commended

Class 64

Libby -Jo – Commended, 3rd place

Rhuairdh – Merit

Megan – Merit

Tom – Merit

Class 60 Niamh – Commended, 1st place

Lindsay – Commended, 2nd place

Aileas – Merit

Fraser – Merit

Jessica – Merit

Lois – (awaiting result)

Well done to you all..from the proudest Headteacher ever!!

Ms Banks :)

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Active Schools Coordintor


I would like to welcome Tim Allan as our new Active Schools Coordinator.  Tim has replaced Jake Williams, who has now moved to Invergordon ASG.  Tim will be working in all schools in the Millburn ASG. 

Please leave a comment with suggestions about what sports you would like to see in school and the Sports Court.

I would like to thank Jake for all his hard work over the years helping make many children more active and to wish him well in his new post.
Ms Banks :)

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A huge congratulations to all the children who have performed at the Badenoch and Strathspey Music Festival.  You have all shown that you are very confident individuals indeed and I am extremely proud of each and every one of you.

The School Choir scored an Outstanding and won their category.  Well done to Nathan, Libby-Jo, Grace, Anna, Elle, Melissa and Rachel for a brilliant performance.

Anna won the Solo Singing with a beautiful rendition of The Skye Boat Song.  Well done to Elle, Melissa and Libby-Jo to singing this song so well too.

Rachel was awarded a Distinction in her violin class, while Anna was awarded a Merit.  Libby-Jo was awarded a Commended and Finn also did extremely well earning a Distinction.

In the Piano classes, Anna was awarded a Commended and Melissa was awarded a Merit.

Good luck to all those in the Choral Verse and Solo Verse Speaking!

Ms Banks


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