I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Mr Peers, Mrs Fraser and P5/6/7 for the successful visit to Alltnachriche last week.
Thank you Sheree for going, we really appreciate that you attended and so willingly gave up three days and two nights of your own time to make it all possible.
Many thanks to Mr Peers, the staff volunteer for the trip, who also gave of his own time so that the trip could go ahead. Not only did this mean that Mr Peers was on duty 24 hours a day while away, but he also spent a considerable amount of time beforehand on planning and preparation.
Finally, thank you to the P5/6/7s who attended who were, unsurprisingly, a credit to us all with their good behaviour and good spirits, enthusiasm and engagement.
Please have a look at the presentation below.
On Wednesday 21st December we had our Christmas parties. A special visitor, Santa Claus, came and gave all the children presents, thank you Santa!
The Nativity and Carol Service was lovely this year. The P1/2s were very sweet and seemed to enjoy themselves. P3-7 sang beautifully, they really should be proud of themselves. P7s made a great job of reading out the story of Jesus’ birth.
Thank you for supporting this. Across Nursery, Primary and Secondary we raised £83 for Save the Children.
Our Craft Fair was a huge success this year, many thanks to all of you who supported it with raffle prizes, baking, coming along and buying the various wares the children produced. Thank you to the pupils who worked with such enthusiasm.
We raised around £650 which is wonderful. We did spend over £100 on craft materials for items to sell, but this profit has delighted us. The money raised will be used for Christmas expenses for the nursery and the primary.
Just a few of our recent notable events…
We welcome visits from pets (safe ones of course!)… here are Myah and Ziggy
We had two birthdays in one day recently…
And we were lucky enough to go to the nursery to share in a henna design activity…
As part of our trees for life project, we were taken on a tour of the forest via the alphabet of gaelic trees this week. In this highly interactive event, the children found out the gaelic names of several native trees as well as a number of products they provide to those who might live in the forest such as willow (suil) for boats, elder (ruis) for cordial, hazel (coll) for nuts and yew (lubhar) for wands. Thanks to Ariel Killick, the storyteller, for her presentation.
Over the past few weeks Kilchuimen Primary School has been hosting an interschool football league competition. Teams from Balnain, Glen Urquhart, Stratherrick, Foyers and Kilchuimen Primaries competed over three days of matches.
Every team played extremely well and it was clear all the children involved relished the chance to take part in a fun but serious competition. All the teachers were particularly impressed with the positive attitudes, willingness to work hard and teamwork displayed by all the players.
After three days of competition, with each team playing twelve matches, it came down to the final game. Glen Urquhart B were playing Balnain A in the final match which, through serendipity, would decide the eventual winners of the league. Balnain A were trailing by three points (27) from Glen Urquhart B (30) and given they were both equal on goal difference the final result would be decisive. A win for either team would mean they topped the league but a draw would see Glen Urquhart B crowned as champions. The match itself was very tense with Glen Urquhart B taking an early lead only for Balnain A to quickly equalize. Following another two goals, leaving the game delicately poised at 2 – 2, the final four minutes were fraught as both teams were attacking hard leading to a number of desperate goal mouth scrambles.
In the end the game finished as a draw leaving Glen Urquhart B as the first Great Glen Football League champions, deserving winners of a great competition. It was a fantastic tournament played, by all, with great sporting spirit and determination. Thank you to all who took part and to the teachers and parents who gave up their time to help organise the event. We also need to thank Kenny and Emo, senior pupils in the Academy, whose help setting up, refereeing and clearing away was invaluable. It would not have happened without them.
We hope to run the league again next year given the success of the first league (unfortunately I don’t have a picture of the winning team to upload at the moment, I will add it as soon as I get hold of it!).