Lochardil Primary School
Lochardil Road, Inverness, IV2 4LB
Tel. 01463 230250
Acting Head Teacher:
Mrs M MacDonald
Newsletter 10– June 2015
Still a whole month of learning to go before the holidays, so we are still at full steam ahead! Lots of exciting things coming up this month. Don’t blink or you might miss something!
Mrs Miriam MacDonald
Acting Head Teacher
The recent Parent Forum consultation was a great success. 71% of families responded which is a huge percentage for a poll of this type. Thank you for your interest. Of the respondents, 2/3 of families were in favour of a more flexible approach to forming classes from an educational perspective. There will be lots of planned opportunities to discuss this in more detail over the next session.
Parent Focus Groups
In the spirit of having opportunities to discuss plans and share ideas, I have encouraged parents to contact me at any time. Many parents have and from this has developed a number of Parent Focus Groups. These are informal chats where I can gather parental opinion on school developments.
Tuesday 9th sees a visit from an Eco Inspector. There can be no doubt that the inspector will be most impressed with the developments led by Eco Team and Mrs Murray and we will soon be celebrating our 3rd Eco flag.
Parking – Our Responsibilities to Pupils and Residents
A very upset parent came to see me as a result of anti-social and dangerous parking on the corner under the big tree. We have asked for a Police presence to inform drivers of the dangers of parking there. Please DO NOT park on that corner
What a great day we had on Friday 29th dressing in Red White and Blue and raising money for The Red Cross. Around £500 was raised by your children. Very well done!
Thank you to the parents who are able to transport pupils to sporting events, accompany then on learning visits,
help in classrooms and with resources, help in our school garden. Staff really appreciate it. Thanks also to Rebecca Traill for her role as co-ordinator.
Dates for the diary
June 8th P4-7 school sports at IRA (10.00am)
P1-3 school sports at IRA (1.45pm)
June 9th Tennis Competition
June 10th School Meals Summer Picnic
June 11th P1A Pupils to visit Inverness Museum
Group of older pupils to visit Lego exhibition
June12th Reports to be issued
Golf Competition for pupils
June 15th Group of P1-P4 pupils to attend athletics event
June 15th Drumfun for all nursery pupils
June 16th Parents Information Meeting- Improving
Attainment in Numeracy in Lochardil 630-730pm
June 16-18th P7 transition to IRA
June 17th-18th Pupils spend 2 days with their new
classmates and our new P1s spend the
mornings in their classrooms.
June19th Choir compete in Local Mod
June 23rd 930-1030 Ladybird AM sports
June 24th P3/4 go to Glachbeg Farm
930-1030 Butterfly AM sports
130-230 Butterfly PM sports
June24th P5 P5/6 and P6 are going to Findhorn
June 25th 145-230 Come and watch Lochardil Numeracy in
Action as demonstrated by pupils!
June 29th School Discos (see flyer issues this week)
July 1st P7 Leaver assembly
Last day of nursery for pupils
July 2nd School closes at 1200pm. Holidays!!!!
Thanks to the staff who make all this exciting learning possible!
Miriam MacDonald Acting Head Teacher