P7 Leavers Gifts

Primary 7 ~ Miss Mullin and Mrs James

When our P7s collect their belongings (and drop off their Chrome Book cases) on Tuesday, they will each receive a gift from Glenurquhart Primary School Parent Council. The Parent Council have bought each of our P7s a Casio Scientific Calculator, as recommended by our colleagues at Glen Urquhart High School. This will be an important piece of equipment for their secondary education.

We are hugely grateful to our Parent Council for their ongoing support and generosity, and to Lynn Milton (Chairperson) for organising the purchase of the calculators.

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Return to School in August

I had planned to issue letters today detailing for all our approach to blended learning in August and plans for days and times. However, following John Swinney’s announcement this afternoon (a full copy below) that ALL pupils could come back to schools full time in August (if conditions are met), I will discuss with Highland Council and pass on information as soon as I am able. I thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support as we adapt our plans for going forward.

Soirbheas Photography Competition

A reminder that this competition closes this Friday 19th June at midnight. Details and entry forms in previous posts.

Classes for under 18’s and adults

Three themes – you can enter one photo to each themes:

  1. Hobbies or new projects undertaken due to lockdown– the projects we have started or finished because of lockdown and new hobbies to keep us occupied.
  2. Out and about on my daily excursion – local views or points of interest
  3. Life in Lockdown – what or who made me smile, inspired me or kept me going when things got tough.

£50 voucher to the winner in each theme class

£100 to a nominated local charity/constituted group selected by the winner in each class. There are so many to choose from across Glenurquhart and Strathglass including  school boards, nursery and toddler groups, Care Centre, Befrienders, Men’s Shed, the Wednesday Whist Group, youth clubs, heritage groups, bowling clubs, shinty clubs, Community Associations, Community Councils etc.

The entries will be published (anonymously) on Monday. How people can vote via the digital survey will be circulated next week.

Update

Please see the letter from our Head of Education below.

We are working to plan our way forward and for children’s return in August within these and government guidelines. Staff have begun work in school to clear and set up classrooms and develop risk assessments. Following collation of pupil and parent consultations, we will also discuss plans and options with Parent Council this evening.

When these plans are in place, we will communicate with parents and continue to thank you for your patience, understanding and support while we draw them together.

Return to School Consultations

A reminder that the consultation questionnaires that were sent last week to parent emails will be closed for responses and collated at the end of today. These are as follows:

P1-P6 parents https://forms.gle/w24pRYNRaSjCLuhq9

P7 parents https://forms.gle/gbsjhviMxqZzXJDH7

New P1 parents https://forms.gle/883oGDzg2eYc4nyy6

Many thanks to those who have completed these already. We have some great feedback and ideas which will support us moving forward.