Outdoor provision

To support equity of provision we are delighted to now have spare sets of waterproof jackets, trousers and wellies in various sizes for any child who requires them to enjoy outdoor learning or in the playground.

We also have full sets for Primary 1 to enjoy the outdoor garden area in all weathers.

Flu vaccination for 2-5 year olds

Parents encouraged to ensure children receive flu vaccination

NHS Highland is encouraging the parents and guardians of all children aged between two and five to ensure their child receives the flu vaccination this year.

The flu vaccine is offered to all children in this age group (on 1st September 2020), who are not yet in primary school, through their GP practice.

Vaccination will help protect children against flu which can be a serious illness, even for healthy children.

Dr Tim Allison, NHS Highland’s Director of Public Health, said: “We would strongly recommend that all children aged between two and five living in Highland receive their flu vaccine this year.

“Immunisation will reduce the risk of children spreading flu to their friends and family, and vaccination will help GP practices and hospitals across NHS Highland avoid the additional pressure that a spike in seasonal flu would add on top of pressures caused by Covid-19.

“Practices across NHS Highland have sufficient vaccine available to immunise children. Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact their GP to arrange appointments for their children. Almost all children can have the flu vaccine as a simple, painless nasal spray which is safe and effective.”

Further information about flu vaccination for pre-school children is available on the NHS Inform website at https://www.nhsinform.scot/childflu.

P2 Health Checks

Due to the lockdown closures, last years P1 children did not have their P1 Health Checks. The nursing team will join us on the morning of Monday, 30th November to complete these for the children that are now in P2. They will follow all guidelines and safety precautions related to Covid 19.

MFR Cash for Kids Christmas

Every year we make a confidential nomination to MFR Cash for Kids Mission Christmas for any families living in difficult circumstances. The criteria is clear that we are looking to support children that may wake up on Christmas morning to nothing.

I am aware that due to current circumstances around Covid, we may be unaware of individual families current situations. If you are in this position, please can I ask you to contact me directly so we can arrange support – either through kerrie.laird@highland.gov.uk or on the school phone number 01456 450458 and asking for Kerrie Laird. I assure you that all contact will be kept confidential between us and hope that we are able to help some families.

Cars

Please can I remind parents/carers that cars should not be taken into the St. Drostans side of the school. This is causing residents to be unable to access their drives. We have also had some very close calls with the children running across the road to cars. All parents/carers are requested to park at the old shop or the playpark and walk the very short distance to collect your children from either gate. Thank you.