Wishing all our families a fantastic October break. We looking forward to welcoming you all back on the 29th October.
We had a wonderful morning today at the SHSAA Cross Country Championships with the P6-7 children. Everyone put in an excellent effort and were delighted to represent their school. It was the first competition for a few of our team and everyone encouraged, supported and cheered on each other. Shannon finished 3rd out of over 150 runners and received a medal – a great achievement! Well done to all! A big thank you to Abbi Thorp for help supervising and throughout the day.
A huge well done to all who took part in the Great Glen Football League. Glenurquhart did superbly coming second in a very close tournament. All the children were excellent team players and had some tremendous passes, saves and goals, ensuring everyone had the chance for success. Another member of a team also commented that they were a nice team as they had looked out for them on the field; making me exceptionally proud! Well done all!
A big thank you to Mr Thorp for coaching, transporting and helping supervise over the three weeks. Without such support, this would not be possible. Also, to Mr Peers at Kilchuimen who organises this every year and offers us a very warm and friendly reception each week.
Thank you to all who attended our parent meetings over the last few days. A big thank you to parents from Parent Council who have encouraged other parents to join the Council and work more closely with the school, to Storm Fraser, Active School Coordinator, who came along on Wednesday afternoon to discuss how parents can support the various after school activities we have on offer and to all parents who signed up to help in the various areas it was requested.
We hope you enjoyed seeing some of our improvement work in the hall. A huge well done to the Prefects and Digital Leaders, who were stars in ensuring everyone was welcomed, was offered tea and coffee and had the opportunity to see the new Chromebooks.
Miss MacLennan, P4/5 teacher, was unable to attend her graduation for her PGDE (Primary) qualification yesterday. We therefore had our own wee presentation and graduation in the staffroom for her.
As part of the Ness Book Fest, we took part in the ‘Let’s Break a Record’ attempt to have as many Highland children reading between 9.15 and 9.45 this morning. All the children took a book into the hall and we did some silent reading followed by Mrs Laird reading, ‘The Great Big Book of Familes’ to everyone.
We were delighted to welcome several visitors from Sweden to our school today along with Ian Kyle from Highland Council. They had particularly come to visit to see the work we had been completing in relation to Health and Wellbeing. I was immensly proud of our Prefects who gave our visitors a tour of the school and explained various aspects of our work to them. Feedback included; very polite children who showed great pride in their school, they spoke very well about the wellbeing indicators and what these meant to them as well as how this was demonstrated through their learning and experiences. WEE STARS! We even learnt some Swedish words and shared some Gaelic in return.
After the holidays, the P7 children will be offering sessions at the library to support digital skills – details on the poster above.
If you would like to come along or, have family members who may be interested then please pass this on.
We have two extra exciting events taking place this week:
Tomorrow afternoon we have a delegation of Swedish visitors to the school who have come to see the work we are completing around Health and Wellbeing.
On Thursday morning we will take part in the Ness Book Fest reading record attempt to try to have as many Highland children reading together.