Welcome to February
School is as busy as ever and thankfully most of
the children have now recovered from the various bugs. Below I have
listed the various exciting things that are due to happen over the next
- As the kitchen is getting painted over the
long weekend there will be a change to the school dinner menu on this
day. The choice for the main course will be Hot Dogs on a roll or
Salmon Kebabs with salad and dessert will be Ice Cream, Fruit or
- OPEN AFTERNOON Please come along any time
between 1.30-3.10 p.m. and do bring grannies, grand-dads, aunts,
childminders, etc along to enjoy seeing what the children have been
learning about. The children will act as your guides and will show you
their work and take you around the school. We are very pleased that
various organisations have agreed to set up information areas about
themselves, e.g. Caithness Mini Rugby Club, Badminton, Making Waves,
MAASK (after school clubs) and the School Nurse. You will also be able
to enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits which will be served in the hall.
8, 9 & 12th
- The good news is that the children have these
3 days off school and I do hope that you have a lovely long weekend
· There will be a PSA Meeting in the school at 7 p.m. Please do try to
come along as I am hoping that we can arrange an Easter activity for the
parents and children to enjoy. I know that we are all VERY busy but I
would really appreciate your time and ideas for this.
· We are very fortunate to have Major Norman from the Salvation Army
with us to lead the Afternoon Assembly. He is going to speak to the
children about friendship.
· P3 are very fortunate in that they are to receive training from Ricky
Coghill the Co-ordinator of the Caithness Mini Rugby Club.
· Our nursery co-ordinator teacher, Miss Oag, is travelling to China to
spend some time there learning about early education. We wish her luck
on her travels and look forward to learning from her on her return on 12
· We are planning to celebrate World Book Day by holding these various
9.30 a.m. 10.50 a.m.
The Risbridger boys, who are past pupils, are coming to speak to the
children about the Novel which they wrote together. I am sure that the
children will enjoy listening to the boys and we are hoping that this
will inspire the children in their own story writing and reading.
11.05 a.m. 12.15 p.m.
We would like to hold a Book Bonanza so that children can take in books
they are finished with and then have the opportunity to buy others.
Therefore, can you please encourage your children to have a book tidy
and to take in any books so that we can sell them. All money raised from
this book sale will go to the Tsunami Appeal. We will be happy to
receive books any time from now on.
1.30 p.m. 3 p.m./
1.30 p.m. 3 p.m.
All children will be involved in shared reading on this afternoon and
classes will double up for this. Therefore, P7 pupils will read to and
with P2 pupils, P6 pupils with P1 pupils, P5 pupils with P3 pupils and
P4 pupils will read to the nursery pupils.
We are also very pleased that all children will
receive a £1 book token and this can be used to buy the specially
published £1 books or can be put towards the cost of any other book. We
have contacted D R Simpsons and they will be selling these £1 titles as
· Miss Wark will return to us on this day after
her secondment as Acting Head Teacher at Miller Academy in Thurso.
Thereafter I revert to my post of Depute Head Teacher and Mrs Harper
will return to being Principal Teacher.
· We look forward to welcoming Scott McRoberts from Scripture Union who
will be here to lead the Afternoon Assembly.
I will be in touch with you shortly to update you
what has been decided at the PSA meeting and also to give you dates for
Information Evenings about how we now teach reading. In the meantime I
would like to thank you for your continuing support.
Acting Head Teacher
The World Book Day token can be exchanged for any
one of these 10 special £1 titles: