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Please be aware ……

We would like to make you aware we now have a number of reported cases of slapped cheek syndrome in P2A. 

Unless you or your child is feeling unwell, there is no need to stay away from school once the rash has developed, as the infection is no longer contagious by this point.

However, please be aware of early symptoms and let us know immediately if your child has the infection, so other children can be spotted quickly and vulnerable people can be made aware that they may need to get medical advice.

Please follow the link for further information and advice –

Please remind your child to wash their hands regularly and bring in plenty of tissues during this winter period.

Many thanks.



Lochardil is open

Lochardil Primary is remaining OPEN.

Please do not phone the school office for an update but please check the adverse weather line Tel : 0800 564 2272 school’s pin number 04 2500.  We will be updating the weather line again at 1.30pm.

Enrolling pupils for August 2018


Primary 1

If your child will be five years of age on or before 28 February 2019, they are eligible to enrol for Primary 1.

P1 enrolment week is Monday 29 January to Friday 2 February 2018.

Early Learning & Childcare

Children born between 1 March 2014 and 29 February 2016 are entitled to a funded Early Learning and Childcare place.

For Early Learning and Childcare places enrolment week will be Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February 2018

Children must be enrolled into their catchment school. Check your catchment area.

The enrolment process for school or early learning and childcare, can now be completed online. The enrolment form and further information on completing the online form, the enrolment process, catchment areas, Gaelic Medium education, school transport and placing requests can be found online at or visit your local primary school during enrolment week.

Once you have enrolled your child online, the school will contact you to arrange an induction.

A paper copy of the enrolment form can still be completed during enrolment week. If you require a paper copy please contact the school office on 01463 230250 to request an enrolment form. Please note that if you are enrolling in person at a school, you are required to take your child’s birth certificate and proof of your address (council tax bill) with you.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  We hope you have all had a wonderful festive break and that the year 2018 brings with it health, happiness and fun to us all!  The children and staff are already in full swing at the start of a long, hard working term.  

Survey – Summer Childcare Provision

The Highland Council is considering offering 4 weeks of Summer Childcare Provision at local schools and would like to assess demand.  Please can you follow the link and complete the ELC Summer Provision Parent Survey.

At present the proposed schools include Ben Wyvis, Miller Academy Primary, Milton of Leys, Merkinch, Aviemore and Inverlochy. This may be subject to change. Parents can access the service at any school based on availability.

Kind Regards

Miss C.Mackenzie

Childcare Manager

Merry Christmas Everyone!

All the staff here at Lochardil would like to to wish all parents, pupils and the wider community of Lochardil, a very Merry Christmas!  We hope you all have a wonderful festive break and that Santa is very good to you all!  Take care everyone and see you all again on Monday 8th January 2018!

Parent Helpers Needed

We kindly ask for any available Parent Volunteers to help escort us along to the Culduthel Christian Centre for our Christmas service on Thursday 21st December. We plan to leave the school at approximately 9.20am in order to be at the Centre for 10.00am.  We should be back at school for about 11.15am. Thank you again for supporting us in this way, it is always very much appreciated.

Christmas Parties 2017

Just a quick reminder of when our Nursery – P7 Parties are taking place this coming week:

Parties            AM         PM      EVE

Mon 18th       P6            P5

Tues 19th      P4            P3       P7 (7pm-9pm)

Wed 20th       P2           P1

Thur 21st      ELCC     ELCC

Looking forward to seeing you all in your party frocks!

Whoops A Daisy Angel!

Article 27
You have the right to food, clothing, a safe
place to live and to have your basic needs met.
You should not be disadvantaged so that you
can’t do many of the things other kids can do

The Pr 1 and 2 Nativity was a super success. Thank you to the community, family and friends of Lochardil who came along to support us.

We appreciated your generous donations of £258.88 for Moray Firth Radio Cash for Kids and the Highland Hospice. What a great way to celebrate the season.


Reminder! Second hand uniform

Bag a bargain!

A reminder to all parents/carers that a second hand uniform stall will be available at the open afternoon tomorrow, Thursday 7th December.  School logo polo shirts & sweatshirts will be available, along with grey/black trousers & skirts and winter jackets.  Uniform items will cost no more than £2 each and jackets £5 each.

Thank you to everyone who has donated items for this stall.

The stall will be manned by parent helpers between 13.45 & 15.00.  Proceeds to school funds.


Christmas Lunch – dress for the occasion!

We look forward to our School Christmas lunch on Wednesday 13th December.  We are now in the tradition of wearing our best Christmas clothes to celebrate! Look out your Santa hats, tinsel  T-shirts, festive footwear or a jolly jumper to wear to school.

We have our Christmas Concert in the afternoon so we look forward to a very special day.



Open Afternoon Numeracy and Maths focus 7.12.17

Just a reminder about our OPEN AFTERNOON.

Thursday 7th DECEMBER 2017

2.00 pm – 2.45 pm  

Numeracy and Maths focus.

Looking forward to having you along to see our range of work and to share in our learning.

UNCRC Article 28   You have the right to education.

Please ensure that you park sensitively if you are bringing the car and are mindful of local businesses and residents. Thank you 



Coffee and Carols Hampers Raffle – donations welcome!

December 9th 2017 11.00 am – 12.15 pm

The themes for the hampers are:

Wine hamper

(and biscuits for cheese – no cheese please!)                                                    ELCC (rainbows),                                                                                                           P7A & P7B

Foodie hamper

(anything that’s a bit of a treat; jams, preserves, tea,

coffee, biscuits…..)                                                                                                         ELCC (buttercups),                                                                                                                P3A, P3B

Pamper hamper

(men’s/women’s toiletries, make up, nail varnish,

bubble bath..)                                                                                                               P1A, P1B, P4

Saturday Night In hamper

(anything to make a good night in;

DVDs, games, crafts, popcorn…)                                                                           P2A, P2B, P5/4

Chocoholic hamper

(anything chocolate!)                                                                                               P5, P6/5, P6


Please could each family donate at least one item which would be suitable for the hampers.  Donations should be made by Thursday 7th December at the latest, and can be dropped off at the school office.  We have allocated classes to hampers to try and get an even spread.  If you have children in more than one class, take your pick. Or if you have something more suitable for another hamper, we will take anything!  The only requirements are that the item is new, unused and in date for the Coffee & Carols on Saturday 9th December.


We need your help to make this a success again!


Thank you

?Help spread the community Christmas Nativity cheer ??

Santa’s helpers wanted…..?

Could you spare an hour from 1.45 – 2.45pm this Monday 11th December to set up and serve teas to our guests after the P1&2 Senior Citizens Nativity Performance? ??

Please e-mail if you can help. Thank you! 

P1 and P2 parents…. The Nativity tickets are due to be sent home tomorrow, Tuesday, so please send any final ticket request forms in with your child in the morning. 



Coffee and Carols

Parent Council:  COFFEE and CAROLS 


11 am – 12.15 pm

School Dining Hall

Entry £3 /£2 concession. Children free

Includes tea/coffee with mince pies  and shortbread. Entertainment will be provided by the GLEE Club.

Raffle tickets on sale.

In aid of School Funds