Absence

Please let the school know if your child is going to be absent from school. We would ask that you do this before 9.30am, but preferably before 9am. We would rather not have to track parents down if it can be avoided. For any planned absences, please let the school know in good time in writing.

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Water Bottles

Can we remind parents that children are only allowed to drink water during class time. They are welcome to drink fruit juices and squash at playtime and lunchtime but not during class. We realise that fruit juices are healthy too, but it often difficult to know what exactly is in their bottle and so we prefer to just stick to water.

A Journey with Trees – 10.09.16

On Saturday 10th September a team from Trees for Life came over the old military road from Glenmoriston. The came with two ponies and they planted some trees on the way. They left some trees with the school so that we can plant them in the playground. Ariel Killick told a story about the forest in Gaelic and English. The story was interactive and lots of fun. Well done to Julina who was a real star and to Katie for her involvement too. Ariel will be coming back to the school on a school day around November/ December to work some more with us

Assembly – 09.09.16

Assembly- 09.09.16

On Friday we had an assembly about Zacchaeus. From this story we learned that we shouldn’t hold grudges and that everyone should have a second chance, especially in school. We enjoyed singing about Zacchaeus, especially P1/2.

We had lots of Head Teacher awards and Casey had the honour of being in the Golden Book. The mighty Tarff won the house points.

Kilchuimen Primary School Olympics (Day Three and closing ceremony)

On Friday we came to the final day of competition. Each pupil was taking part in five different events covering six different sports. It turned out to be another glorious day which provided a great back drop for some excellent competition.

The hockey silver and bronze medals were contested in another tightly fought shoot out and there were mere centimetres separating some of the distances in the throwing events. Throughout the competition the pupils have been fantastic, they have tried their best and achieved some fantastic results.

There were also some outstanding individual performances which made a huge impression on the final medal table.

The results are below.

Shot Putt
P1/2
1st Jacob Sutton Hungary
2nd Scott Cameron Canada
3rd Murreann Frost USA
 
P3/4
1st Ruby Robson Brazil
2nd Abby Miller Spain
3rd Erin MacLean USA
 
P5/6/7
1st Kai Frost Germany
2nd Toni Demirev Hungary
3rd Colla MacDonald Canada

Hockey
P3/4
1st Morgan Byron France
2nd Jim Chalmers USA
3rd Sophie Gordon Hungary
 
P5/6/7
1st Jamie Gray France
2nd Grace Bremner Italy
3rd Caitlyn Milne France

 

Discus
P1/2
1st Jacob Sutton Hungary
2nd Murreann Frost USA
3rd Scott Cameron Canada
 
P3/4
1st Lucy Burnett Japan
2nd Jim Chalmers USA
3rd Connor Smith China
 
P5/6/7
1st Kai Frost Germany
2nd Caitlyn Milne France
3rd Loulou Nisbet The Netherlands

 

Bean Bag Throw
P1/2
1st Jacob Sutton Hungary
2nd Murrean Frost USA
3rd Eden Harradine Japan
 
P3/4
1st Lucy Burnett Japan
2nd Innes MacDonald Canada
3rd Connor Smith China
 
P5/6/7
1st Kai Frost Germany
2nd Colla MacDonald Canada
3rd Toni Demirev Hungary

 

Hoop-la
P1/2
1st Jacob Sutton Hungary
2nd Leon Jackson Germany
3rd Robynne Smith Hungary
 
P5/6/7
1st Kai Frost Germany
2nd Samir Chowdhury Spain
3rd Laura Fraser Australia

 

Standing Jump
P1/2
1st Jacob Sutton Hungary
2nd Robynne Smith Hungary
3rd Isla Chalmers Italy
 
P3/4
1st Lewis Murray China
2nd Innes MacDonald Canada
3rd Kieran Smith The Netherlands
 
P5/6/7
1st Colla MacDonald Canada
2nd Loulou Nisbet The Netherlands
3rd Kai Frost Germany

After so much competition the only thing left to do was to share the final standings in the medal table. Well done to Hungary for their excellent performance and to all the pupils taking part. The final medal table is below.

Medal Standings (Day Three)

And then the Prime Minister of Kilchuimen Primary School (as her final act in that temporary position created specially for the games), Mrs Walker and the President of the Kilchuimen Olympic Committee, Miss Starr, declared the games officially over. We look forward to the next Kilchuimen Olympics in four years time.

Kilchuimen Primary School Olympics (Day Two)

Another day, another round of exciting Olympic competition. On day two we headed to the track for our running races. Everyone took part in the sprint races (50m) and the older class stretched their legs on a longer distance (200m & 400m). There were a number of excellent performances and close contests. A number of French athletes finished fourth in the running events which allowed us to discuss the heartbreak of finishing just outside the medals for those competing in Rio.

The results are shown below.

50m

P1
1st Jacob Sutton Hungary
2nd Scott Cameron Canada
3rd Leon Jackson Germany
 
P2
1st Murrean Frost USA
2nd Eden Harradine Japan
3rd Isla Chalmers Italy
 
P3
1st Freddie Blakey Italy
2nd Lewis Murray China
3rd Abbi Miller Spain
 
P4
1st Jim Chalmers USA
2nd Maisie Dallas Canada
3rd Megan Dallas Spain
 
P5/6
1st Lillyanna MacDonald Brazil
2nd Connor Kelly Germany
3rd Laura Fraser Australia
 
P7
1st Colla MacDonald Canada
2nd Jack West Japan
3rd Lisa Findlay USA
200m
P5/6  
1st Lillyanna MacDonald Brazil
2nd Laura Fraser Australia
3rd Jack Gray USA

The 200m race was particularly close, while Lilly produced an excellent performance giving her a clear advantage into the final straight, the sprint for the silver and bronze was very exciting. Jack came home very fast overtaking two other athletes and closed quickly on Laura. However, Laura held enough back to give a final kick of speed at the end and just hold the charging Jack off on the line.

400m
P7  
1st Kai Frost Germany
2nd Isla MacArthur China
3rd Toni Demirev Hungary

Following these events we were able to discuss with pupils about the challenges of sporting competition, the joy of winning and the disappointment of not doing as well as you hoped. It was a great opportunity to recognise our own strengths and, while we can’t be good at everything, there is always something we excel at.

Medal Standings (Day Two)

Kilchuimen Primary School Olympics (Day One)

Following the opening ceremony from the previous day, the first events got started under brilliant blue skies (we have borrowed some of the weather from Rio). The competition was as good as the weather with close contests throughout the first day.

Three different sports were on display: Football, Basketball and Golf. With a gold, silver and bronze available for each sport in each class, there were a total of 27 medals to compete for.

The competition was excellent with tight battles taking place across all the sports. By the end of the P5/6/7 basketball events there were eight athletes still challenging for the gold medal and in the end we had to extend the event into a ‘shootout’ to find the eventual winner. The medalists from day one are below.

Basketball

P1/2
1st Toby Mead Spain
2nd Murrean Frost USA
3rd Casey Palmer Australia
 
P3/4
1st Tosia Wisneiwska The Netherlands
2nd Lexie Cameron Germany
3rd Ruby Robson Brazil
 
P5/6/7
1st Samir Chowdhury Spain
2nd Toni Demirev Hungary
3rd Caitlyn Milne France

 

Golf

P1/2
1st Aiden Gordon China
2nd Murrean Frost USA
3rd Casey Palmer Australia
 
P3/4
1st Tessa Findlay Italy
2nd Joey MacKay Australia
3rd Ruby Robson Brazil
 
P5/6/7
1st Molly Nisbet Italy
2nd Kai Frost Germany
3rd Nikkita Smith Hungary

 

Football

P1/2
1st Jacob Sutton Hungary
2nd Isla Chalmers Italy
3rd Eden Harradine Japan
 
P3/4
1st Lewis Murray China
2nd Lexie Cameron Germany
3rd Connor Smith Germany
 
P5/6/7
1st Adrian Sitek Japan
2nd Jack West Japan
3rd Kai Frost Germany

At the end of the first day the medal table stands as below.

Medal Standings (Day One)

Kilchuimen Primary School Olympics (Opening Ceremony)

The weather report suggested the first week back at school would be glorious; complete sunshine from one horizon to the other. After a mild but mainly cloudy holiday we thought it a shame to not take the opportunity to enjoy the warmth with some outside learning.

Given the continued success of Team GB at the Olympics this summer we thought it presented the perfect topic to enjoy the sun. This first week we have organised the school into teams, each representing a different nation at the Olympics (twelve in total). In these teams they will compete in a number of different events for the usual gold, silver and bronze medals given out during the games.

The first thing we needed to do was conduct an opening ceremony. The P3/4 class created brilliant flags for each country which, with the help of bamboo canes, were carried by the team captains (P7s) while each team paraded into our purpose built Olympic stadium (the MUGA). A short speech was given by the president of the Kilchuimen Primary Olympic Commitee (Miss Starr) before the brand new Prime Minister of Kilchuimen Primary School, Mrs Walker (for the duration of these games at least), declared the Olympics officially open.

We then headed inside to our respective classrooms and learned as much as we could about the Olympic games, and their history, in the time we had remaining. The KPS Olympics have now officially begun.

K Factor 2016

What a terrific show today! Congratulations to everyone who took part, it was a most enjoyable performance. Thanks too to everyone involved in producing the show.

There was a consistently high standard and the judges found it incredibly tough to decide on the winners, but they were unanimous in their decision. Here are our winners with the galant P6 organisers behind them.

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Here too, are the performers caught in the act!