One of our parents, Mrs Vicki Macleod, is taking part in Strictly Inverness this year and is fundraising for Highland Hospice.  She has organised a Day of Dance in conjunction with Kerri Love @ TLC Cheer and Dance.

A Fun, Friendly Day of Dance & Tumble with Team Love Cheer – Choose from Jazz, Pom Dance, Hip Hop or Tumbling.
If you can’t choose do all the classes!

No experience necessary Open to girls & boys age 5 years +

Please contact Kerri Love to book your classes


Lost Property


Has your child lost a pair of glasses?  These are just some of the smaller items of lost property which have not been claimed.

We also have a selection of keys, purses, jewellery etc.  Please check at the office before the end of term next week, otherwise these items will be disposed of.

Gymnastics Success

Huge congratulations to Jack Finnigan, Eve Matheson and Grace Brown who competed at the Scottish Level 4 Gymnastics competition at the weekend and came 3rd overall!  What a fantastic achievement!!

Teams are usually made up of 4 gymnasts with the top 3 scores to count, allowing someone to make a mistake.  No errors from our team though!!

The school would like to send a huge thank you to Mrs Hazel Finnigan for giving up her time after school on a Wednesday afternoon to coach and train our gymnasts.  Without Mrs Finnigan, and not forgetting her willing team of volunteers, this after school club would not take place – or achieve such fabulous results.

Well done EVERYONE.

Health and Wellbeing Learning Pathways

All pupils have been sent home today with their Health and Wellbeing Learning Pathway with an example of your child’s work; child friendly questions to prompt discussion; and an accompanying letter stating that all completed Learning Pathways must be returned to the class teacher by Tuesday 20th March.

On behalf of all the staff, we hope you have a lovely weekend!

Lost property looking homes!


We have a large amount of lost property in reception looking for homes!  Please come in and have a look.

Any uniform items not claimed will be available to purchase at our second hand stall at the Open Afternoon on Tuesday 20th March.  We are also looking for schoolwear items that you no longer require, which are in good clean condition to sell on the stall. These can be handed in to the office.

All other unclaimed items will be donated to charity.

We aslo still require some parent volunteers to help with the stall.  Please contact the school office if you can help.



All week Sports Relief Wristbands will be on sale at break times Monday – Thursday (outside the main door) for a £1 donation.

Friday 23rd March will be a Fitness Day. There will be a “Fitness Trail” with various activities outside for pupils to work on at break and lunchtime. There will also be a “Spot the Sport” competition with various sports hidden around the school grounds.

On Friday 23rd March pupils may wear sports clothes (but not football tops) for a donation to Sports Relief.

Thank you for your support.

Any questions then please ask the Duntelchaig House Captains or Vice Captains Ruby, Calum Macleod, Niamh and Calum Sutherland.

Lost property & second hand sale

Lost property items will be available to view & claim in the school reception at the end of the school day this week on Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th March

Any school uniform items not claimed will be sold at a second hand uniform stall at the Open Afternoon on Tuesday 20th March, with all other items not claimed going to charity.

All uniform items will cost no more than £2, and jackets no more than £5. Proceeds will go to the school fund.

Can you help for half a hour between 3 & 4pm at the open afternoon?  Please contact Mrs Fraser or Mrs MacDonald at the office on 01463 230250.



Easter Tennis & Sports Camp




MONDAY 2nd April  – FRIDAY 6th April

MONDAY 9th April – FRIDAY 13th April

P1-P5 9-12.30pm  PRICE:£15 PER day OR £60 FOR the week

P6 upwards 1-4.30pm   PRICE: :£15 PER day OR £60 FOR the week


SIBLING DISCOUNT OF 20% (on younger child price)


LIZZY BURKE 07983116947 or



Inverness Tennis Academy

Sadie Traill P7 Amazing Charity Cookbook

“For my personal project I made a cookbook with some of my favourite recipes.  I am selling them for a charity called Children 1st for £5, this will go to help children in the local area.  If you would like one please can you put £5 in an envelope with your full name and class and cookbook clearly stated.  Thank you in advance.” Sadie Traill P7

Missing tracksuits

Image result for missingWe are approaching a very busy time for sporting events and discover that a number of school tracksuits and t-shirts have not been returned this year & last.

Please check your cupboards, child’s bedroom, nooks & crannies etc and return found items (washed please!) to the school office by Wednesday 14th March. No questions will be asked!!

Gooseberry Planet E-Safety Webinar – 20th March 2018 at 8pm

Stella James, CEO and founder of Gooseberry Planet is hosting an E-Safety Webinar tailored for parents to give them practical and valuable advice on how to protect themselves and their family online.  Please note the webinar is completely free of charge.

Stella has become a well-known speaker on the subject of Online Safeguarding and regularly speaks at schools and educational events across the UK.  She is passionate about raising the profile of E-Safety in schools and about engaging and educating the whole school community.

The informative webinar will cover ALL aspects of online safety, with particular focus on:

  • Managing Privacy Settings
  • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat etc)
  • Live Video Streaming
  • Sharing Personal Information
  • Latest Apps to be aware of
  • Online Gaming
  • Monitoring a child’s internet usage
  • Advice for parents

Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 8pm

1. Click the link below to start and join at the specified time and date:

2. Choose one of the following audio options:
When the Webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended.

— OR —

If you prefer to use your phone, you must select “Use Telephone” after joining the webinar and call in using the numbers below:
United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5022
Access Code: 225-974-216

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar

We hope you will find this webinar useful and that it will help to keep all of our Lochardil pupils safe online.

Return Outstanding Forms

There are still a number of Consent Forms for the Use of Digital Images of Children to be returned and also the Lochardil Primary School Family Learning and Nurture Questionnaires.  Please can these be returned as soon as possible.

Learning Disability School Anti-bullying Group

We are delighted to welcome the ‘Stop and Think’ Learning Disability School Anti-Bullying Group to Lochardil Primary to work with our young people from P5-P7.

The group of adults with disabilities come in to school to make people more aware of what it is like to have a learning disability and effects that bullying can have on a person.  Our children listen to the group present and interact through discussion to explore important issues surrounding bullying and disability.

This wider learning experience supports our learning and teaching, and helps us to take action to support Children’s Rights Article 23 (Children with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and play an active part in the community, and be a step closer to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities.


New phone system now working!

We previously intimated there would a change in the way calls to the school would be answered. Unfortunately, due to some technical errors beyond our control,this did not happen in the timescale predicted.  We are delighted that these problems have now been resolved.

Below is a reminder of what you will hear when dialling the school number (01463 230250)

Option 1 – Report an absence.     Please leave your child’s full name, class, your relationship to the pupil and the reason for absence (sickness, cold etc)

Option 2 – Speak to a member of staff in Early Learning or Out of School Care

Option 3 – Speak to the school office

If you wish to speak to someone in the canteen regarding lunches, payments etc, please redial using 01463 714931.

NEW!        The security gate now has an added button for gaining access to Early Learing and the Out of School care after 4.30pm only