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November Newsletter 05

Dear Parent or Carer
Over the recent weeks our children have had the benefit of watching various theatre productions in school and else where.

Children travelled to the High School to watch a production of Katie Morag performed by the Mull Theatre. Staff and pupils reported that they were treated to an extremely professional show which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Next was a visit from Eduardo the Peruvian mime artists who entertained them very well in the school gym.

The next production they attended was in Pulteneytown Academy where they were treated to a wonderful performance of the Snow Queen starring Louise Allan a former pupil of Wick North school.

Last, but by no means least, a portable Planetarium visited the school and P5-7 pupils had an opportunity to learn about the way the universe works in a very enjoyable and entertaining manner.

All of these events proved very successful and enjoyable and we hope to continue to bring quality entertainment to our children in the future.

Loo of the Year Award
As Wick North School has won the top award in Scotland for our school toilets, I have been asked to attend an awards ceremony in Inverness on December 5th. Our school P6/7 choir has also been asked go along to sing to the assembled prize winners and dignitaries.

My sincere thanks go to Mrs. Banks, her cleaning staff and Mr. Banks for all the very valuable work they have done to win this award.

Nursery Inspection
Wick North Nursery class was inspected by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools on Wednesday 23rd of November. The nursery received a very good report. Congratulations are due to our very hard working and enthusiastic staff. Well done.

Eden Court Pantomime
Once again P 5, 6 and 7 pupils will be travelling to Inverness on Tuesday 13th. December for the Eden Court Pantomime. This year it will take place in a Big Top as the Theatre is closed for refurbishment.
Children will require to take with them a packed lunch and packed tea.
Could you also make sure they have had any travel medication that they require for the journey.
The bus will leave for the pantomime at 9.10am.

Playground games
My thanks to all for all the hard work you have done over the last year to raise money for playground games. We have now purchased a very good selection of games which are being well used around the school.

School Council
Wick North school council has now been elected and is in place to help us try to make the school as responsive as possible to the needs of our children.  The school council consists of two children from each class who have been elected by their classmates. The job of these class representatives is to bring any problems or wishes that their classmates have to the council meetings so that we can, hopefully do something about them.  Of course, we cannot not do everything that the children want, such as school only on a Saturday and Sunday and the rest of the week off, but there are lots of other things we can. To try to allow our children to have their say at the Council meetings there will be a suggestion box in each class. Sensible suggestions will be taken seriously and we will try to implement them.

Children in Need 18/11/05
Our no uniform day raised £200 for Children in Need. This was a magnificent effort and I thank everyone who contributed to this.  A special mention for P2 children who made crispy cakes and raised £44 on their own.

Wildlife Garden
Our wildlife garden is now taking shape at the front of the school. The trees are growing well and the fencing is looking good. Let us hope it will go from strength to strength in the years to come.

Church Service.
Our Christmas Church Service will take place in the Bridge Street Church on Thursday 22nd. December at 11.00 am. You are all very warmly invited to join us.

Christmas Show
Our Christmas show will take place on the evening of Thursday 15th December from 7.00pm till 9.00pm and on Friday 16th from 1.00pm till 3.00pm. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis and tickets will be numbered at each performance.  Tickets will be available from Thursday 1st December, priced at £2.00 for adults and £1.00 for children.

School Holidays
The school will close on Thursday 22nd December 2005 at 3.10pm and re-open on Monday 9th January 2006.

Thank you.

Head Teacher.