Dairy Dates

Monday 23rd May at 9am

P1/2 Bug Hunt

Thursday 26th May at 7pm

Parent Forum meeting in school hall.

Saturday 28th May at around 10am

South Highland Inter School Sports at Bught Park, Inverness

Tuesday 31st May- morning

Eco-Committee-Travel Survey

Monday 6th June

In-service training day so school is not open to pupils.

Thursday 9th June at 1.30pm

School Sports (Weather permitting).

Monday 31st May- Friday 3rd June

Book Week– Scholastic Book Fair will be in the school for most of the week and we plan to run a Book Week for all classes. We will be doing all kinds of interesting activities around the books being studied in class. Look out for challenges instead of the usual homework and hopefully some extra excitement about books. On the Friday of this week, we will hold our Open Afternoon and we intend to provide some sort of entertainment for the parents to start the afternoon off.

Tuesday 14th June – Thursday 16th June

P7 Edinburgh residential trip

Wednesday 15th June

P1-6 trip to Cawdor Castle- more details to follow.

Monday 27th June at 1.30pm (tbc)

P5-7 Inter school football match with Invergarry Primary School  -1.30pm

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Beyond the Panda

On Monday 16th May, Sandie Robb from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland came to visit the school. She spent time in each classroom and we learned all about pandas, their habitats, their babies and what they eat. The activities were really good fun and helped us with our learning.

Fund Raising for P7 Trip

Abi brought in some tiffin and crispy cakes which were left over from the Loch Ness bike race. P7 decided to sell them to race funds towards their Edinburgh trip. We don’t know the final total yet, but it was around £20.

We are also planning a Bingo night with a raffle. Cakes and refreshments will be included.

We are planning a Mario Kart Wii tournament but we will give details nearer the time.

Watch out for details of our other fund raising efforts.

By Abi and Colla

Shinty and Italian Pizza

Mrs Robson very kindly came in to school last week to tell the P1/2 class about shinty and to let them know how to get involved…so we all wanted to get outside and have a go of course!

 

 

It was Daniela’s last day on Friday, so, having taught us some Italian (we’re really becoming quite the linguists!), she gave us a taste of Italy by cooking Pizza with us. We all had a go at measuring, mixing and rolling the dough, then we put on our toppings, and finally we had the reward of eating the pizza…bellissima!

 

Easter

We’ve had a busy few days! We have been celebrating Easter in all sorts of ways. On Wednesday Tabea came in to school for our Easter service. She told us, with Erin’s help, the Easter story. Then, we all wrote our troubles on leaves and attached them to the ‘Tree of Troubles’. Finally we sang some lovely songs and the younger bus-class pupils were able to lead us.

We had a decorated Easter egg competition on the last day of term. The eggs were placed in baskets and we had 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. The eggs in baskets brought in were ‘eggcellent’. We really had a hard time choosing winners, Mr Peers might have a few sleepless nights because he found it so hard. Mrs Walker judged the nursery eggs and the P1/2 eggs, Mr Peers judged the P3/4 eggs and Miss Starr judged the P5/6/7 eggs. It was very ‘eggciting’.

Finally, we went outside and rolled our eggs. It was quite wet and dreary but the eggs were all finally rolled and nearly all of them cracked (or, more accurately, smashed).

Inverness Caley Thistle

Today we had a lovely visit from the community department of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club. They brought the Scottish Cup with them for us to see, so it was very exciting. The Cup is about 140 years old. This is the first time Caley Thistle have won the Cup but we’re wishing them lots of luck for winning again this year. Jasmine was at the game when they won the Cup last year so she was happy to see them here. DSCF1761[1]

Nursery

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.