Easter Egg Competition

Each year we ask the children to decorate a hard-boiled egg in class.  These are then judged and a winner and a runner up from each year receive an Easter egg at our assembly.  Children are asked to bring an undecorated hard-boiled egg on Wednesday, 3rd April.  They can also bring in egg cups/holders and extra art materials if they wish.  The school will provide glue, paint and various art resources so that everyone can create something in the time given.  (Polystyrene eggs can be provided for anyone who requires an alternative e.g. for allergies.)

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Euroquiz Success

We had more success today with our P6 Euroquiz team who came first in the main round and runners up overall following a difficult head to head. A huge well done to Christa, Tessa, Thomas, Alba and Alfie for their hard work in revising for this event and to Fiona MacKenzie for her support.

McRoberts Cup

We are all very proud of all our McRobert Cross Country runners today.  Running with 1048 children competing, they were great representatives for Glenurquhart.  All put into fabulous efforts and behaved excellently.  We were delighted for the P4/5 boys team who came in second in our group and then for the P6/7 boys team who WON!  We’d unfortunately had to leave due to it running over but, the cheer which welcomed the team in assembly was fantastic.  A huge thank you to the parents and subs who stayed to help in various ways and cheered the children on.  Today would not have been possible without you.

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McRobert Cup

A reminder for all those taking part in McRobert cross country that this takes place tomorrow morning at Bught Park.  We have hired a bus from Fraser’s Bus Company and those who are being transported by parents should be collected from school at 9.30am.  We will return from Bught for a late lunch.  Children should wear a school jumper/hoody, their own black shorts/leggings and a red t-shirt.  They will also require suitable running trainers (no spikes allowed), outdoor warm and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves, a change of clothes, packed lunch, drink and snack.

Approximate race times are:

10.50 am              Girls P2/3 rac
11.00am               Boys P2/3 race
11.10 am              Girls P4/5 race
11.20 am               Boys P4/5 race
11.30 am               Girls P6/7 race
11.40 am               Boys P6/7 race

Some children are still to hand in permission slips.  New ones have been issued today and will be required prior to departure tomorrow.

Scotmid Visits

All the classes had a great time visiting our new Scotmid store in Drumnadrochit yesterday. Alex, the Store Manager and Lynn, the Community link greeted us with a very warm and friendly reception. The children learnt about the day in the life of the store – seeing round it, the security, the way the store is more energy efficient and learning about the cooperatives. Both the store and school are very keen to continue our links and we thank them for their ongoing support.

Fair Aware Award

We are delighted to have received our Fair Aware Award following our work on Fairtrade over the last fortnight.  We will now go on to work towards the Fair Active Award over the next year which will be led by the Rights Respecting group.  Well done to all the classes and staff for their work towards this also, to Mr Christie for his help with our pop-up cafe on Friday and to Scotmid for their generous donation to allow us to purchase food towards this.  £70 was raised to support farmers.

Parent Meeting Feedback

It was great to see our parents over the last two days for meetings with teachers.  We hope you enjoyed seeing some our ongoing work in the hall and thank you for the comments provided as part of our feedback.  These have now been collated and can be found on the ‘Improvement Report and Plan’ page in the ‘Our School’ section of the website.

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