Just a reminder of school closures on two days next week. We will be closed on Monday 1st May for the bank holiday and also closed to pupils on Thursday 4th May for the council elections when the school will be open for polling only.
It’s fair to say that there are a few teething problems with the changeover in school transport provider from D and E Coaches to Stagecoach.
Please keep informing us of any issues via the school office and we will continue to pass these on to Stagecoach until the problems of timing and children being picked up are resolved.
Hopefully the school bus service will be running efficiently as soon as possible.
Due to a late food delivery Mrs Omand is making a slight change to tomorrow’s menu (Tue 25.4.17). Instead of cook’s chicken curry it will be chicken fillet bites on the menu along with the original option of cod fillet bites.
A busy Term 4 starts as we mean to go on with swimming for P5,6,7 on the first day back. Remember to pack your swimming kit!
Mr Baillie will be putting pupils through their athletic paces on Tuesdays. Mr Scott-Woodhouse will be teaching PE as usual on Wednesdays. It might be an idea to consider keeping a pair of outdoor trainers in school bags as we will be outdoors as much as possible for PE.
Term 4 is always busy and we are looking forward to working with the children and helping them to enjoy reaching their potential.
Everyone enjoyed our visit from the ladies from Messy Church. They brought the whole story of Easter to life in a fun and “crafty” way.
Thank you so much from us all.
Everyone looked very different today dressed in red, wearing silly socks and sporting red noses.
By this afternoon lots of us had some fantastic face art painted by Claire and Sarah from Out Of School Club.
We raised the superb sum of £137.75! And that’s not including the money raised by Sarah and Claire – total to follow.
Thank you to everyone for joining in and helping to raise money for Comic Relief.
Don’t forget it’s Red Nose Day tomorrow! Red noses are still on sale today and tomorrow for £1.
Come dressed in something red and/or wear your silliest socks. Suggested donation £1.
Please see below for a message regarding the next Parent Council meeting. It would be great to see you there!
The next Parent Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 at 6.30pm in the school. Your valuable input into school matters is always greatly appreciated, so it would be fantastic if you could come along to make your contribution.
A number of questions and concerns were raised by parents following our meeting with representatives from the Highland Council a couple of weeks ago regarding the Strathdearn and Daviot Primary School cluster. I met with Fiona Shearer from the Highland Council (HC) and the Daviot Primary School Parent Council Chair, Steve Bone, for an update on the matters we raised. I am hoping Fiona Shearer may be able to join us to update you on the HC’s response, if not, I will be able to provide further information.
I look forward to seeing you.
Strathdearn Parent Council, Chair
Appointment times were issued on Monday. Please check school bags if you haven’t received yours yet!
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday.
Due to high winds we were unable to ski on the hill today but Natural Retreats were kind enough to organise a session on the dry slope at Glenmore Lodge.
The children are really improving their ski skills and confidence. The instructors are delighted with their progress.
Thanks to our parent helpers for accompanying us to our ski school lessons.