Moray Firth Ice Hockey Club Ice Disco – Friday 29th June 2018!

Moray Firth Ice Hockey Club are having an end of term fundraising Ice Disco at Inverness Ice Rink on the 29th June to raise money for the Junior Ice Hockey team.  They are also hoping to encourage more children to give this fast paced, disciplined and most importantly fun team sport a try and get more children playing.

It’s a fun Ice disco for children and parents, and they will have the opportunity to speak to coaches and players about trying the sport in the future. 

Free School Meals & Clothing Grant Applications

Free School Meals & Clothing Grant Applications are now open for the new 2018-19 school session.   Application forms and further information can be accessed on the Highland Council website at

OR a paper copy can be obtained from the school office.

P1-3 pupils are automatically entitled to receive a free school meal, but a form must be submitted to receive the clothng grant also.

Not sure if you qulaify?  Check the info below:-

FREE SCHOOL MEALS & ASSISTANCE WITH SCHOOL CLOTHING can be claimed if you are receiving any one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, but NOT in receipt of Working Tax Credit, and an income below £16,105 (as assessed by the HMRC)
  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit, and an income below £6,420 (as assessed by HMRC)
  • If you are 16-18 years old and receive any of these benefits in your own right then you can claim for yourself
  • If you are an asylum seeker receiving support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit where the monthly earned income does not exceed £610
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Please note: Free School Meals and Assistance with School Clothing is available for pupils in Primary or Secondary School classes only (i.e. not including Nursery Pupils)


Junior Jobs Day

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW)

Junior Jobs Day – Thursday 21st June

Children and young people develop interests, strengths, skills and aspirations through experiences as part of the curriculum, and life beyond school. There are many ways in which you can help and support your child – by exploring careers, celebrating achievement, encouraging personal interests and making real life links.

Our DYW working group has arranged a “Junior Jobs Day” on Thursday 21st June to explore the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required for a variety of professions available both within our community and further afield.  For fun, we are encouraging the children to dress up as the job role they would aspire to (please don’t go to any expense).  They will have the opportunity to take part in skills workshops led by various local and national companies including Santander, Scottish National Heritage, local officers from Police Scotland, Moray Firth Radio, A&I Quality Butchers and Engineers from the Stem Hub.

Thank you

DYW Working Group

2018 Lochardil Primary Community Award

In 2014, the year of Lochardil’s 50th Anniversary, it was agreed that the Parent Council would sponsor a new annual award called the Lochardil Primary Community Award.  This is awarded to anyone who has made a significant contribution to the school during the preceding school year(s).  Nomination for the award is open to anyone involved in the school e.g. teacher, non-teaching staff, volunteer parent or a child. 

 We are now seeking nominations for this year’s award which will be judged by representatives of the Parent Council and the school Management Team. Nominations are sought from staff, parents and children of the school.  Please submit your nominations to stating who you wish to nominate and why you feel they are deserving of this award.

 Please submit your nominations by 12pm on Friday 15th June”.


Primary Golf Competition

Fraser Mackenzie (P2) & Calum Macleod (P7) took part in the Highland Primary School Golf competition on Friday 8th June.

Fraser was the overall winner and Calum was second!  A clean sweep for Lochardil!!

As well as receiving  their medals, they were awarded the Hampton Trophy for the winning team, soon to be displayed in the school reception.

What a fanstastic achievement boys. Lochardil are very proud of you.


Baillie Cup

A huge well done to all our superstar pupils from Primary 1 – 4 who take part in the Baillie Cup competiton on Saturday 9th June.  There were lots of individual medals, and of course, all those who took part are winners in our eyes.

A big thank you also goes to all the volunteer parent coaches who shared their expertise and gave up their time to offer our children the chance to take part.

End of Year Disco



Nursery & Primary 1:               5pm – 6.15pm

Primary 2 – Primary 4:              6.30pm  – 7.45pm

Primary 5 – Primary 7:              8pm – 9.15pm

Entry Fee: £4.00 per pupil. This will include drink, snack, tattoos, wristband and prizes.


The Parent Council has arranged for an End of Term School Disco for Lochardil Primary School & Nursery Pupils.

All pupils should be dropped off/ taken into the disco through the main office door.   All children must be collected at the end of their disco at the canteen rear doors (this is to avoid congestion at the office entrance). As there will be temporary tattoos available, please make sure your child knows if he/she is allowed.

No tickets will be issued – money should be taken along on the night. Collection buckets for money will be at the entrance to allow pupils to get in quickly.


Childcare Statements

Childcare Statements –

In some instances incoming statements may have been rejected by payees email providers due to the volume of statements being issued – essentially they see them as spam.

As this happens out-with the system it is very difficult to actually determine whether the statement has been received or not. If you have not yet received your most recent statement which would take your account up to the 24th May 2018 then please contact the school so that we can manually send you a copy of your statement.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation

Sports today – Wed 13th June

A quick reminder of times for sports today.

P4 – 7   commence      09.30            P1 – 3  commence    13.30

House colours  :  Ashie – yellow     Broom – blue     Duntelchaig – green     Ruthven – red

Please park & stride where possible.  Please remember to be courteous & supportive of residents and also local businesses still trading.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Primary Profiles and Reports

Just a quick reminder that our annual Primary Profiles and Reports are being sent home with the children tomorrow, Friday 8th June.  We would be grateful if you could return the pupil report feedback form, complete with any comments you wish to share regarding the information within your child’s report by Tuesday 12 June.


We also need to ensure that all the information and permissions for your child are accurate and in place for the 2018-19 session.  You will also find these inside the brown envelopes being handed to the children tomorrow.  Please could you return all requested information forms and permission slips fully updated, completed and signed, where necessary, and return them to the school by Tuesday 12th June.

Many thanks in advance,

The Lochardil Team