On Wednesday 2nd of March we interviewed candidates for the Early Years Practitioner position in our nursery. We had a successful day and, pending completion of paper-work, the new member of staff will take up position very soon.We will let nursery parents know more details as soon as the paper-work goes through successfully. Thank you for your patience.


Nursery Post

We are very sorry that Sheree Fraser will be leaving the nursery due to other commitments. She has without doubt been an asset and a great team member.

The post is now advertised on My Job Scotland with a closing date of 22nd February. There is a line in the advert which reads, “Applications from Gaelic speakers are essential.” This seems to be a typing error, it should read, “Applications from Gaelic speakers are encouraged.”

Road to Rio

Andy McKechnie is an international motivational speaker and he came to Kilchuimen Primary on Wednesday 13th January to teach us about the Road to Rio 2016 and about how to be a good leader.

We learned that, to be a good leader, you should consider the following:

Learn – Learning in school and out of school is important.

Emotions – Control these when you can and be considerate of others.

Dream – You should have a goal or a dream you want to achieve. Nothing is impossible!

Remember, to be an athlete you must look after your body by exercising and eating well.

Everyone had an energetic and enjoyable afternoon.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to another term at school. The children have all settled back in again well and are ready for lots of hard work and learning. This term is quite a long and busy one but don’t forget that we have a holiday weekend in February. Monday 15th February and Tuesday 16th February are holidays, and Wednesday 17th February is an In-service day.

As you will know, HMIe are visiting the week beginning 1st February. They will be inspecting the whole school; nursery, primary and secondary. The staff are already busy gathering the evidence the inspectors will want to see.

We have seen a real change in the weather this week; the snow caused quite a lot of excitement. Spare clothes in schoolbags are useful when the weather is like this, especially spare socks! We all know how lovely it is to have warm, dry feet after being out in the snow.

Keep an eye on the Highland Council website; it is kept up-to-date with any school closures. We always update the telephone line too when there is adverse weather information you need. Remember that the telephone line is only updated when we have something we need to tell you so, if you hear an old message; it means that everything should be running as normal.

Christmas Party

The Christmas party went very well. The children were well behaved and keen to join in the fun. We managed to fit in Pass the Parcel and Musical Statues games. We had a break from dancing for some food and then we had a very special visitor…..SANTA!! Santa was very kind because he had bags and bags of lovely presents, every pupil got one.

Reporting to Parents

We’d like to give a reminder to parents about what information we will routinely send out to you. Please remember that you can contact the school at any time if you would like more information.

Please find below a summary of our Reporting to Parents Schedule:

  • September- Parents Night
  • February- Parents Night
  • May- Annual Report
  • June- Open afternoon
  • Parental Curricular Information– September, January, May
  • Every term- Newsletters
  • Most terms- pupil Newspapers, we will try to stagger these so that they are not issued at the same time as the school newsletter, however please be patient as the end of term is often the logical time for this
  • The School Blog is up and running, please visit us at
  • ‘Learning Logs’: September, November, January, March, May and June

We plan to replace the November ‘Learning Log’ with an interim report but this is a work in progress.

Craft Fair

Thank you all for coming to our Craft Fair on Friday. We raised around £450 which is fantastic. Thank you to all the pupils, parents and staff who worked hard to support this.We will let you know the final figure as soon as we have it. Some of the money is for the Pupil Council, some for Nursery Fund, some for P7 Edinburgh trip and the rest for School Fund. We will let you know how it all breaks down as soon as possible.

Children in Need

We had a dress-up or dress-down day for Children in Need, we saw a lot of onesies! We raised £84.12 which we’re quite proud of. Thank you to Jessie Lumsden, Muirren MacDonald, Phoebe Lloyd and Phoebe Drummond from the academy for painting faces so well.