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P1/2 – Lighthouse Learning

P1/2 were busy this morning learning about lighthouses and why they are positioned high up on rocks, rather than low down on sand.  We discussed the important job that lighthouses have and what they do to keep sailors safe in particular weather. Here we are decorating rocks to go along with our fabulous mini lighthouses that we made last week.  We also painted some lovely whelk shells in seaside colours which will complement our textured shells ever so nicely!

P1 Open Evening for Parents – Tuesday 2nd October 2018

All P1 parents/carers are welcome to attend an open evening on Tuesday 2nd October, from 6.30-7.30pm at the school.  During this Open Evening, we would like to share what the P1 pupils get up to in class with regards to literacy.  A variety of  active literacy resources will be available to peruse, and play with if you wish, as well as information on what staff use to help support our P1 pupils and what parents/carers can be doing to help support their child at home.

It would be most helpful if parents could write a small note stating that they wish to attend the open evening in their child’s red reading record books/diaries, so that the class teachers can have an insight as to how many people may be coming.

Ages 8 – 18 Feis a Bhaile

MON 22nd – FRI 26th OCTOBER


9.30 – 4pm

£85 per child (£80 for siblings)

A jam packed week of music and activities for 8-18 year olds.  Come along and try 3 different instruments, from fiddle, accordion, drums, chanter, keyboard, whistle, harp, singing, drama, guitar and mandolin, plus art, shinty, dancing and group work – all taught by our fantastic team of tutors.

No previous musical experience is necessary and all abilities are catered for.  Bring your own instruments if you have them or we can lend you them for the week.

For more information and to book please see the Feis a Bhaile Facebook page

or contact Irene on 07917 869047 or

Nursery-P7 Pupils Sponsored 20 by 10!

The Ashie House Captains and Vice Captains are organising a sponsored run on Wednesday 3rd October, to raise money for school funds as we would really like to purchase a new overhead projection system for our school gym hall to be used by everyone across the school.

The activity involves the children running around a 20 metre by 10 metre track on the school playing fields, weather permitting.  The Ashie House Captains and Vice House Captains would like to add that children are allowed to wear their pajamas to run around the track to make the event even more fun and interesting! The children will be able to run (or jog or walk if they prefer) around the track at their own pace.  They will have a partner recording the number of laps they successfully complete around the track.  The children are being asked to run as many laps as is manageable for them on the day.  

Please could you return all sponsor money to the school by Wednesday 10th October.  The school is very grateful for any sponsorship money you are willing to give to Lochardil Primary for completing the Sponsored 20 by 10!

Car Park Safety

We would like to remind all parents, carers, child minders that when they are collecting their child/children from school, to remain mindful of where you park your car.  It has come to our attention that small children have emerged from behind parked cars near the traffic lights at Lochardil House Hotel and we want to ensure that all of our pupils are safe.

We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation with this matter.

The Lochardil Team.

Equipping Parents in a Digital Age!

An evening aiming to equip parents with practical wisdom, and aid understanding of some of the issues our families face in the digital age.  Featuring short presentations from Jonathan Fraser the Youth Minister at Hilton Church and Iain MacLelland, followed by a Q&A session. 

1800 hrs         30/09/2018           @Culduthel Christian Centre

UNIKIDS Meeting 1

Unikids met and had our photographs taken for the RRS noticeboard. We looked at what it means to be a Rights Respecting School and we hope to get our gold award by May 2019.

We completed a Pupil Survey from UNICEF about rights in our school and how we all felt about being in school. Each class will also try the survey too.

We hope to make our Action Plan soon.


ECO Team Meetings 1, 2

Our new team have met and had our photos taken for the ECO wall. We are going to organise a time at assembly to make sure everyone knows about our LItter Policy. Every class has a copy of the Policy on display.  Thank you to all the classes who have already helped with Litter Duty.

After School Cheer Club

We are pleased to welcome Team Love Cheer into our school to provide a new after school club. They are offering cheer and dance tuition that is fun and friendly and gives the opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends. Age 6+

Classes start on Tuesday 25th September, 3-4pm

To book, please follow the link – Password TLC

As classes are being run independently from the school, please contact Kerri on 07511 036208 should you have any questions.






Photographs have been sent home in schoolbags today.  Unfortunately one of the printers was not working properly, so some of the pictures on the order forms have not printed very well,  This will not affect the prints you order.

Please return all photograph orders to the school by Thursday 20th September, to ensure they are included in the school order and so avoiding having to pay late fees.