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Canisbay Primary School
Canisbay, KW1 4YH
Head Teacher:Mrs C M Shearer  Telephone:01955 611337 
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10 March 08
Canisbay Pupils Promote The Recycling Message
As part of a drive to encourage everyone in the Highlands to recycle more of their waste, the Council's Waste Awareness team have recently visited 13 primary schools in the Caithness area to raise awareness of the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle message. At the schools pupils and staff took part in a number of sessions discussing how much waste we all produce and what can be done to minimise and recycle this waste. The sessions all finished off with pupils playing a giant recycling floor game which allowed them to have a bit of fun whilst putting into practice what they had learned during the day. Larger Photo

22 September 07
Canisbay School Journey Books Project
Earlier this year, the 8 Highland based cultural co-ordinators received funding from the Scottish Arts Council to provide arts projects for children on a theme of 'Heritage'. The Highland Print Studio in Inverness has been working in partnership with the co-ordinators to provide a range of activities for each area that makes use of the facilities they offer which ranged from traditional printmaking to digital imaging techniques. Christine Russell, the cultural co-ordinator for Caithness schools enlisted a team of local talent to help P6 and P7 of Canisbay Primary School to produce a series of illustrated books on events which unfolded in the landscape to be seen from their school.  See all the Journey Books HERETo see each book in full you will need to scroll sideways.

13 March 07
HMIe report on Canisbay Primary School, Caithness
A recently published HMIe report on Canisbay Primary School, Caithness has praised pupils~ attainment in English language and mathematic.

The inspectors were impressed with the positive climate for learning and the effective use of ICT across the curriculum. They noted the friendly and welcoming atmosphere in the three-teacher school, together with the high standard of behaviour and the positive approach to learning.

Also highlighted in the report are the high quality of pastoral care of the pupils and the very good arrangements to include pupils with additional support needs in all aspects of the life of the school. The report commends the committed teachers and the good strategic leadership of the head teacher.

Recommendations for action include the need for greater involvement of pupils in their own learning; greater use of assessment to meet pupils~ needs; and improvement to the school's process of self-evaluation. They also wish the school to involve parents more in supporting their children's learning.

Head Teacher, Maureen Miller, said: "The inspection report has come at a very useful time for Canisbay School. It has confirmed the development needs that the staff and I had identified during the last year. I am pleased that the report acknowledges the positive impact of recent improvements in literacy, ICT and additional support needs Addressing the action points highlighted in the report will dovetail effectively with developments already planned for the school."
Full Report HERE

Dounreay Visit 4 May 2005
Canisbay Playgroup and Canisbay Primary School P2 had their school outing on Wednesday 4th May at Dounreay's Visitor Centre. The highlight of the children's trip was to meet the Civil Nuclear Constabulary's dog and sit in the police vehicles. Marie Mackay, Dounreay Communications said "This is the first of many nursery and school visits to the Visitor Centre this year. UKAEA Dounreay are delighted to host these trips for the local schools and playgroups which everyone enjoys, the children, teachers and visitor centre staff. The children always leave with big smiles on their faces."

Rural Schools Sports Day 2003

Class Projects 2003

Planting 3 April 2003

Viking Boat Gallery

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