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Mount Pleasant Primary School
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Castletown Road
Thurso KW14 8HL
Head Teacher: Mrs Kait Farmer
Telephone: 01847 893419


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Inspection Reports
Published 27/02/2007
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Published 29/03/2006
Integrated Inspection of Nursery Class [HTML]
Integrated Inspection of Nursery Class [PDF]

12 May 09
Hedge Of Native Trees Planted At Mount Pleasant School, Thurso
Some pupils from Mount Pleasant's Primary 7, with help from the Countryside Rangers, planted a hedge of native trees in the school grounds. The funding came from CSV Action Earth which is supported by Morrison's supermarkets. The hedging will provide shelter and good habitat for wildlife.

13 May 07
Viewfirth Diary Room At Mount Pleasant
Children at Mount Pleasant gave their ideas for new community facilities that might be put on the site of the former social club at Viewfirth in Thurso


1 May 07
Mock Election At Mount Pleasant School
P6 & P7 at Mount Pleasant School in Thurso held a mock election on Tuesday 1st May. Two classes were involved with 7 candidates making speeches to outline their policies. The SNP were the winners.

27 February 07
HMIe Report on Mount Pleasant Primary School

The HMIe report on Mount Pleasant Primary School, Thurso, has praised the good standards of attainment, particularly in mathematics, together with teachers' high expectations of pupils' overall achievements. Also highlighted are the very positive and inclusive ethos and the attractive and welcoming environment fostered by the staff. The inspectors identified the strong sense of teamwork among all teaching and non-teaching staff. The good quality of relationships between the school, home and the wider community is mentioned and the report commends the committed teachers and the effective leadership of the head teacher.

The inspectors recommend that teachers consider how their questioning might be improved to extend pupils' responses and that staff and pupils be more involved in the process of self-evaluation. They also recommend that the school and education authority work together to improve the accommodation and the quality of leadership in the resource base.

Mrs Kait Farmer, headteacher, commented: "I am extremely pleased that the report gives recognition to the effort that staff and pupils have put into creating a school we are all very proud of. The inspection was a positive experience for all of us and the points for action will be included in our School Development Plan for the coming session. Some work has already begun to address immediate issues."

On reading the report, Mr Sandy Duncan, chair of the School Board, said: "The school is well supported by parents, carers and the local community. As the school progresses towards more Parental Involvement we expect it to go from strength to strength. The HMIe report has given us tremendous encouragement to continue working at increasing the strong links between the Parent Forum and the school for the benefit of everyone involved."

Music Festival 2006

Music Festival 2006

1 February 06
Burns Supper

12 February 05
Mount Pleasant School, Thurso Raise 524 For Tsanami Appeal
Mount Pleasant school staff and pupils in Thurso after their fundraising efforts for Highland Council's Big Heart Day to raise funds for the Tsunami Appeal. They had a variety of activities ranging from a Burns lunch for staff to a mini fair for the children. In total we raised 524.88.

27 January 05

A part-time 20mph speed limit around a Caithness school went into operation this week (Monday 24th January) at Mount Pleasant Primary in Thurso.


7 June 04
Mount Pleasant School Visit To Dounreay Visitor Centre
Primary 1 from Mount Pleasant Primary School visited on Monday 7 June 2004 Dounreay's Visitor Centre for their school outing.  During their visit they seen a great display from Chaz the police dog, had rides in the fire engine and ambulance and played with the water hoses. A great time was had by all, including the adults.  The children are pictured here with staff from Dounreay's fire brigade, ambulance service and constabulary, teaching staff and Marie Mackay from Dounreay Communications Department.

25 June 2003
Mount Pleasant Caithness Netball Champions
Mount Pleasant Primary School won the netball title with a 6-5 victory over Pulteneytown Academy at Castletown


2002 Music Festival

11 June 2002

P6 & P7 Winners Music Making

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