Dear Parent / Guardian,
This term has really flown past so quickly and we have seen every possible
type of weather!!
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during the recent school
closure days due to the adverse weather.
of our February highlights:
- “Kellypipers” demonstration for all classes. The
children heard various different types of pipe music and saw differing
- P3 rugby training with Ricky Coghill.
- Big Heart Day – we raised £125! Well done to
all. Many thanks!
- Nursery pupils enjoyed “Safe, Strong and Free”
workshops focussing on personal safety with the help of puppets.
- Scripture Union assembly and holiday
- P4 had great fun experiencing life in Ancient
Egypt, with P5 being Vikings for a morning and P6 pupils stepped back in
time to 1745 and the Jacobites! These were fantastic workshops which
supported the class topics.
- Major Norman from the Salvation Army has joined
us regularly for assemblies and we all look forward to his stories.
- Fire Drill during assembly time and the whole
school was successfully evacuated within one and a half minutes!
- Goal posts and new gates were constructed and
erected by Dounreay apprentices in the school field. These have been
donated to the school by U.K.A.E.A. Further publicity will follow.
P7 TEACHER UPDATE
Most of you will be aware that Mr Cormack has left South School to take up
his post of principal teacher at Castletown Primary. We wish him every
success in his new position. We have had difficulties recruiting a
replacement teacher so I have been in class over the past two weeks and
will continue until Easter. I am hoping that the situation will be
resolved for the final term and I will keep P7 parents informed of any
changes. Mrs Oag (supply teacher) and Miss Campbell (P6 teacher) will
assist me in covering the class meantime.
PARENT STAFF ASSOCIATION MEETING
There will be a meeting on Thursday 16th March at 3.15pm in the staff room
to discuss the next fund raising event, “Mad March Walk” as well as other
business matters. Everyone is welcome to attend.
SWIMMING GALA 2006
Our annual town schools’ swimming gala takes place on Friday 17th March at
7pm at Wick pool. The children have already signed up for the event and
your support would be appreciated on the night. Please come along and
cheer on our team!
All children will be involved in this now annual event. Some events will
take place in South School which makes life much easier.
- Monday 20th March – P6 & P7. Body & Bones
workshop at Pulteneytown Academy. Children will be transported by bus &
staff cars. Leaving at 1.30pm & returning by 3pm.
- Wednesday 22nd March – Nursery, P1/2, P3 & P4.
Mr Boom show at 10.15am, South School in main hall.
- Wednesday 22nd March – P5, P6 & P7. Earth
Sciences workshops during the morning at South School in Room 4.
Mr Beaumont, out art specialist teacher will be teaching all classes as
from Wednesday 22nd March. There is a rota for input and I would suggest
that your child brings an apron or old shirt to ensure their school
clothes are protected. This garment can be left in their shoe bag.
If your child is
heading into their pre-school year (D.O.B. 1St March 2002 – 28th February
2003 are eligible) then you can enrol them on Thursday 23rd March with Mrs
Place in the Nursery. Please contact Mrs Sargent in the school office to
arrange an appointment. Please pass this information on to your friends,
neighbours and families, if they have children who are eligible. Thank
The school term finishes on Friday 31st March 2006
at 3.10pm and the final term resumes on Wednesday 19th April at 9.10am. I
hope the weather improves dramatically for the Easter break and that we
can all enjoy some spring time activities.