Category Archives: ELCC Blog 2018-2019

Highland Children and Young People Allied Health Professionals (AHP) enquiry line 12th March 2019

Every Tuesday between 2pm and 5pm there will be AHP’s available to answer questions you may have.

AHP’s are Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, and Speech and Language Therapists.

The enquiry line is for all young people, parents, carers and professionals in Highland Council area to access.

Please call them on 07785477686


ELC – New Interest

The children have been busy voting for what they would like their next interest to be.  We had a choice of Space, Spring or Dinosaurs and by writing their name or mark making on our voting sheet, the subject with the majority of the votes was SPRING !!

If the children would like to learn more about space or dinosaurs, there will be this opportunity  within personal learning steps with key workers.

ELC- Ach an Eas, 5th March 2019

This week at Ach an Eas the children were very excited to make pancakes with the residents. The lovely staff at Ach an Eas prepared an amazing selection of toppings for the children to enjoy.

ELC – Comic Relief

As you may be aware the school is participating in a dress down day for Comic Relief on Friday 15th March.  As everyday in nursery is ‘dress down’ day, we are requesting for children to fill the ELC with RED by wearing anything red you may already have !!

A donation of £1 is requested which will be put together with the school for a grand total.

Thank you.

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Attention All Parents!!

Important E-safety Information for Parents

It has become apparent in a number of classes across the school, that there has been a significant amount of discussion regarding the ‘Momo Challenge’.  As a school, we are keen to promote digital safety and encourage our pupils to stay safe whilst online, at both school and home, by making responsible choices.  This also encompasses our core values as a school and we therefore try to promote and encourage our pupils to share concerns and be responsible in their online usage.

Many parents/carers may already be fully aware from national media coverage that this is a challenge presented on certain social media outlets that many of our children use frequently.

We are always working hard to ensure online safety, and in light of current topics in the media we have attached some parent information as support below for you to peruse:

What Is the Dangerous Momo Challenge on Social Media? (Parent Video)

We hope you find all of this information useful in supporting your children and all our pupils and ultimately keeping them safe online.

The Lochardil Team.

ELC – World Book Day

Thursday 7th March 2019

We would like to invite ELC pupils to take part in World Book Day by dressing up as a character from their favourite book or to bring in their favourite book from home… Or both !!

We look forward to seeing all the great costumes.

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ELC – Painted Stones

In remembrance of Mrs Martin-Hodgson, the school are creating a tranquil place within the grounds of the school where a tree will be planted.  With this in mind, pupils are being asked to bring in a painted stone, around the size of a fist by Friday 1st March, if they wish.  We plan to place all the stones around the tree. 

Stones are required to be painted and they will be varnished at school.  You may bring a stone in and paint them at school if this is easier for you.

Thank you in advance.

ELC – A BIG Thank You

We would like to say a big thank you to Ali Traquair (Teddy’s Dad) who has worked so hard to provide the nursery children a new climbing frame.  Ali built this with his own fair hands and we are delighted to report it is a big hit with all and the children have added bits to make an assault course !!

ELC- Ach an Eas 12th February 2019

This week at Ach an Eas love was in the air! We created beautiful love hearts using a variety of different materials. The children wrote about their favourite part of visiting the care home. Archie said his “favourite thing was the biscuits”. Lotte decided she loved “making love hearts.” One of the residents Alice decided that she enjoyed making the bird feeders with the children and said she “loves a cup of tea, especially in the morning!” We then attached the hearts together to make some bunting which we added to their existing Valentine’s Day display.