Dress Down Day

A reminder that it is a dress down day tomorrow. Pupils wishing to
‘dress down’ pay £1 towards school funds and can come in to school in casual clothes. We continue to ask that no team colours/kits are worn as part of this and also remind parents that this is optional.

Scottish Mediation

Scottish Mediation has been supported by the Scottish Government
Wellbeing Fund to raise awareness of its support for schools through its COVID-19 schools mediation programme. Going back to
school and adjusting to new restrictions following lockdown will be
difficult for many pupils, teachers and families and its possible this
may lead to some tensions or breakdowns in relationships. Scottish
Mediation is here to help.

The purpose of this programme is to provide mediation support
within the school setting for whoever needs it, for whatever reason.
The nature of the difficult situation can be wide ranging. It can be a
dispute between pupils, parents or teachers or a combination. It
could be to do with coping with new restrictions and rules around
social distancing, or just day-to-day challenges in the school day
that have been exacerbated by COVID-19. To discuss your situation
and find out how we can help, please contact Sarah Welsh
(sarah@scottishmediation.org.uk).

Find out more information here:
https://www.scottishmediation.org.uk/

Woo Hoo!

Nature Grants | Learning Through Landscapes

I’m delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Local School Nature Grant, thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Our pupils will be benefitting from a wildlife camera and whittling and drilling kit which will be used to enhance our outdoor learning experiences as well as, make further connections with the local care centre and nursery through sharing the wildife camera footage.

In addition staff will receive training to help children learn outdoors. Pupils played an important role in applying for the grant and selected equipment that they felt would continue to improve our outdoor experiences. Thank you also to Mrs MacPherson who highlighted the possibility of funding to us as well as offering ideas for it.

The project is run by Learning through Landscapes and funded by Postcode Local Trust, which receives funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Crane excitement!

We had great excitement this morning as we waved goodbye to the portacabin which is now going to Stratherrick Primary before being replaced here by a double classroom unit.

The Primary 1 children were delighted to be shown round the crane by Colin from Morgan Sindall and finding lots of facts about it before playing with the new toy crane and work vehicles in class.

Inset Closure Days

A reminder that school is closed to pupils on Monday, 14th and Tuesday, 15th September for staff training. During these days staff will work together to look at the refreshed curriculum for excellence narrative and recovery frameworks as well as, complete child protection training.