Happy Holidays

As we head into what looks to be a lovely, warm summer break, all at Glenurquhart Primary would like to wish everyone a fantastic, enjoyable holiday and thank you all for your hard work this year and ongoing support.  We look forward to welcoming you back when school returns for the children on August 20th and hearing all about your adventures.  Enjoy!

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School Improvement Report and Plan

Our School Improvement Report for our 2017/18 session and Plan for 2018/19 has now been approved and published on the Improvement Plan section of the Parents page on our website.  A paper copy is available on request.  We are excited about taking forward the priorities around Sustainability and continuing our work towards the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design and Mathematics) subjects this coming year.

Karate

Dolina Ross had informed us that Karate is ON tomorrow after school finishes.

Last week we held a very successful first grading at our After School Karate Club.

Layla, Elsa, Matthew, Conon, Daniel and Aiden all passed their 9th Mon 1 (One orange stripe).

Eva C, Freya, Isla, Andrew, Rhys and James all double graded up to 9th Mon 2 (2 orange stripes).

Isabella, Finlay and Thomas passed a TRIPLE junior grade up to Orange belt.

Rory passed his 4th Kyu grading (Purple Belt)

New P1 lunch

Yesterday we welcomed the new Primary 1 children and their parents in to try our school lunch and experience the dining hall.  They all seemed to really enjoy it and then had the chance to go out and play in the big playground.  The current P1/2 and P6/7 buddies were very caring and supportive.  Well done!

 

End of term

We hope all the children enjoyed moving up to their new stages this morning.  It was lovely to meet all our new children for August too.

As we head into our last week of term, a couple of updates for the final week….

Tuesday, 26th – 12pm Parents and new P1 children join us for lunch
Shinty World Cup for the team involved (have been informed)

Wednesday, 27th 2pm Gaelic Class Cafe ~ Parents invited to join us

Thursday, 28th –  2pm Moving Up Assembly in Craigmonie Theatre

Friday, 29th School closes for all at 12.10pm
Children can order a Grab&Go lunch as normal

LOST PROPERTY – This is in bags at the senior entrance.  Please could you have a look through.  All property left behind on Friday will be bagged, washed and sold at Parent Meetings in September or, donated to charity.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS/ CLOTHING GRANT
For all new P1s and those who receive free school meals applications will be required for the coming sessions.  These can be made here:- https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/899/schools_-_grants_and_benefits/10/free_school_meals_and_assistance_with_clothing
We would encourage all those eligible to apply.  If you require a paper copy or support with completing this, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school.

Dingwall Football Tournament

A big well done to all those who played in the Dingwall Football Club tournament on Sunday.  The team performed fantastically with four wins, one draw and one defeat to the winners Dingwall Football Club.  A great day of football.  Thank you to Michael Thorp for supporting the organisation of this and supervising on the day.

Photos

We are posting class photos tomorrow so, please return any outstanding orders to the office by tomorrow morning.  Orders after that will have to pay for postage. Thanks

Transition Dance

P6s and P7s from Balnain, Cannich Bridge and Glenurquhart Primaries had a great night last night, enjoying the photo booth, dancing, playing games and eating together.  Mrs Woodhouse was very impressed by some of the dance moves on show!  The P7s enjoyed meeting their new S1 classmates, who they will spend Tues – Fri with at the high school next week.  Huge thanks to the new S6s and the staff at all four schools who made it happen!