Author Archives: Paula Maciver

Thank you from Mr Edwards!

A huge thank you to everyone who made a donation on Friday for our ‘Wear Yellow Day’ to support Mr Edwards in raising funds for the Highlands Hospice. The total amount raised was £445!

The photo and article are available in the Highland News today. 🙂

Highland Hospice Wear Yellow Day at Lochardil Primary!

Our ‘Wear Yellow Day’ on Friday to help Mr Edwards and his dancing partner Jenny to raise money for the Highland Hospice was a great success!  Bobby the Bee came to show his support. Mr Edwards and Jenny even gave us a little sneak preview of their fancy dance moves at assembly!  Well done to Mr Edwards and Jenny for taking on the Strictly Challenge and raising money for such a worthwhile charity that does so much for people all over the Highlands!

February Mid Term Break

Just a quick reminder that the school will be closed to all pupils on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st February for the mid-term break!  Take care everyone, enjoy the rest and hope you all have a wonderful time.  We will see you all back bright and early on Thursday 22nd February at the normal time.  

Inverness Airport Travel Fair

The event, open to the public from 2pm – 6pm, will see Alba Travel, Beaver Travel, Spirit Journeys Worldwide, Munros Travel, Marks & Spencer, BA, Loganair, Thomas Cook, Tripp & Debenhams, Europcar, Tesco Bank, Munros Travel, Tui, stagecoach and more showcase what Inverness Airport has to offer travellers in 2018.

Parking at the airport and admission to the event is free to businesses and attendees.

There’s lots for the kids to enjoy as well with face painting and a photo booth from Peek-a-Booth on the day. Watch dances from Performers UK at 2.30pm and tune in to acoustic music from Conner Johnson 3.30-5.30pm.

General Information

Head Lice

Head lice are a common problem, which can affect the whole community, adults and children alike. It is most common amongst children, and it is important to detect and treat as promptly as possible.

The only effective way to detect head lice is to carry out wet combing, and ideally this should be done weekly – if you need a comb, please ask your local pharmacist for advice on purchasing a suitable one.

How to wet comb:

  1. Wash the hair and apply conditioner
  2. Comb through with a wide toothed comb to remove tangles
  3. Taking a section at a time, pull the detection comb through the hair. Make sure the teeth of the comb slot into the hair at the roots and draw down to the ends of the hair with every stroke
  4. Check the comb for lice after each section. Do not confuse lice or their eggs with dandruff
  5. Check all family members at the same time
  6. Treat all infected family members (those in whom live lice are found)
  7. Repeat the process after completion of treatment to ensure that it has been effective

Remember that to be effective wet combing should be done weekly!

Useful information is available at:

A leaflet published by Health Scotland is available at:

Yours sincerely

School Nurse

World Book Day – 1st March 2018

An early reminder that this year, for World Book Day, we kindly ask for children to dress up as their favourite book character for the day at school.  There is no charge for children to come to school wearing their costumes, it is just for fun!  If you need some inspiration as to what book character you would like to dress up as, please click on the following link which will take you to the official World Book Day website to help you.   We look forward to seeing all of your fabulous costumes boys and girls!

O2 NSPCC – Let’s Keep Kids Safe Online Evening Workshop 07/02/18

Will you join us and help keep all children safe online?

O2 and the NSPCC have joined forces on a mission to help all children and their families in the UK stay safe online. Together, they’re offering useful tools, support and guidance to help parents and carers have conversations with their children about their online lives.

Online safety workshops for parents

As part of this, they’re running free online safety workshops for parents and carers and will be hosting one at Lochardil Primary School at 7-8pm on Wednesday 7th February 2018. We would like to invite all parents and carers to join.

The hour-long workshop will help parents and carers understand their child’s online world and build confidence to have those important conversations that can help keep children safe online.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

Until then, if you need any support or guidance, check out the NSPCC or O2 website pages and step-by step guides online, call the O2 and NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002, or pop into your local O2 store for help from a Guru.  Please also click on the following documents below that will give you some more guidance as to keeping your child safe online:

O2 – Your Child’s Online World booklet_A5

Share Aware booklet_A5

Many thanks,

The Lochardil Team

World Book Day – 1st March 2018

Children’s writer Barbara Henderson, author of Highland Clearances novel Fir for Luck and  Victorian boy-on-the-run tale Punch will be visiting Lochardil Primary for World Book Day on Thursday 1st March. Both books currently have only top ratings on Amazon, and Fir for Luck was an Amazon bestseller in its category . Barbara has appeared at a range of book festivals and events and is known for energetic and interactive school events.

RRP for both books is £6.99 each, but children will be able to buy a book for £6.00 on the day, and have it personally signed by the author. There will also be interactive drama activities.

Send correct money in a labelled envelope to the class teacher by Tuesday 27th February if your child would like a book, please.

Find out more about Barbara at

The books are published by Cranachan,

There are book trailers for both books on YouTube, which will give children a flavour:

Book Trailer for Fir for Luck can be viewed at .

Book trailer for Punch can be viewed at

Changes to Resourcing of Schools – IMPORTANT

Please click on the link below to read a HIGH PRIORITY letter from elected members

2018.01.22 – Ed Gov -parents

“This matter is of the greatest importance to the education of Highland’s children”

“We also urge you to consider making a response to the consultation. You can do this at the Scottish Government website” 

Additional links   :-