Free School Meals & Clothing Grant Applications are now open for the new 2018-19 school session. Application forms and further information can be accessed on the Highland Council website at https://highland.gov.uk/downloads/file/13587/free_school_meals_and_assistance_with_schoolwear_application_form
OR a paper copy can be obtained from the school office.
P1-3 pupils are automatically entitled to receive a free school meal, but a form must be submitted to receive the clothng grant also.
Not sure if you qulaify? Check the info below:-
FREE SCHOOL MEALS & ASSISTANCE WITH SCHOOL CLOTHING can be claimed if you are receiving any one of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
- Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, but NOT in receipt of Working Tax Credit, and an income below £16,105 (as assessed by the HMRC)
- Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit, and an income below £6,420 (as assessed by HMRC)
- If you are 16-18 years old and receive any of these benefits in your own right then you can claim for yourself
- If you are an asylum seeker receiving support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
- Universal Credit where the monthly earned income does not exceed £610
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- Please note: Free School Meals and Assistance with School Clothing is available for pupils in Primary or Secondary School classes only (i.e. not including Nursery Pupils)
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW)
Junior Jobs Day – Thursday 21st June
Children and young people develop interests, strengths, skills and aspirations through experiences as part of the curriculum, and life beyond school. There are many ways in which you can help and support your child – by exploring careers, celebrating achievement, encouraging personal interests and making real life links.
Our DYW working group has arranged a “Junior Jobs Day” on Thursday 21st June to explore the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required for a variety of professions available both within our community and further afield. For fun, we are encouraging the children to dress up as the job role they would aspire to (please don’t go to any expense). They will have the opportunity to take part in skills workshops led by various local and national companies including Santander, Scottish National Heritage, local officers from Police Scotland, Moray Firth Radio, A&I Quality Butchers and Engineers from the Stem Hub.
DYW Working Group
In 2014, the year of Lochardil’s 50th Anniversary, it was agreed that the Parent Council would sponsor a new annual award called the Lochardil Primary Community Award. This is awarded to anyone who has made a significant contribution to the school during the preceding school year(s). Nomination for the award is open to anyone involved in the school e.g. teacher, non-teaching staff, volunteer parent or a child.
We are now seeking nominations for this year’s award which will be judged by representatives of the Parent Council and the school Management Team. Nominations are sought from staff, parents and children of the school. Please submit your nominations to email@example.com stating who you wish to nominate and why you feel they are deserving of this award.
Please submit your nominations by 12pm on Friday 15th June”.
Fraser was the overall winner and Calum was second! A clean sweep for Lochardil!!
As well as receiving their medals, they were awarded the Hampton Trophy for the winning team, soon to be displayed in the school reception.
What a fanstastic achievement boys. Lochardil are very proud of you.
A huge well done to all our superstar pupils from Primary 1 – 4 who take part in the Baillie Cup competiton on Saturday 9th June. There were lots of individual medals, and of course, all those who took part are winners in our eyes.
A big thank you also goes to all the volunteer parent coaches who shared their expertise and gave up their time to offer our children the chance to take part.
WHEN: TUESDAY 26 JUNE 2018
Nursery & Primary 1: 5pm – 6.15pm
Primary 2 – Primary 4: 6.30pm – 7.45pm
Primary 5 – Primary 7: 8pm – 9.15pm
Entry Fee: £4.00 per pupil. This will include drink, snack, tattoos, wristband and prizes.
The Parent Council has arranged for an End of Term School Disco for Lochardil Primary School & Nursery Pupils.
All pupils should be dropped off/ taken into the disco through the main office door. All children must be collected at the end of their disco at the canteen rear doors (this is to avoid congestion at the office entrance). As there will be temporary tattoos available, please make sure your child knows if he/she is allowed.
No tickets will be issued – money should be taken along on the night. Collection buckets for money will be at the entrance to allow pupils to get in quickly.
Childcare Statements –
In some instances incoming statements may have been rejected by payees email providers due to the volume of statements being issued – essentially they see them as spam.
As this happens out-with the system it is very difficult to actually determine whether the statement has been received or not. If you have not yet received your most recent statement which would take your account up to the 24th May 2018 then please contact the school so that we can manually send you a copy of your statement.
Thank you for your patience and co-operation
Unfortunately our ELC Sports are cancelled today due to windy & forecast wet weather. We apologise for this.
ELC sports will now go ahead at the same times planned on Wednesday 20th June.
A quick reminder of times for sports today.
P4 – 7 commence 09.30 P1 – 3 commence 13.30
House colours : Ashie – yellow Broom – blue Duntelchaig – green Ruthven – red
Please park & stride where possible. Please remember to be courteous & supportive of residents and also local businesses still trading. Thank you for your co-operation.
Just a quick reminder that our annual Primary Profiles and Reports are being sent home with the children tomorrow, Friday 8th June. We would be grateful if you could return the pupil report feedback form, complete with any comments you wish to share regarding the information within your child’s report by Tuesday 12 June.
We also need to ensure that all the information and permissions for your child are accurate and in place for the 2018-19 session. You will also find these inside the brown envelopes being handed to the children tomorrow. Please could you return all requested information forms and permission slips fully updated, completed and signed, where necessary, and return them to the school by Tuesday 12th June.
Many thanks in advance,
The Lochardil Team
Lochardil pupils and staff are taking part in Soccer Aid tomorrow, Friday 8th June. We would like to remind pupils to wear sports clothes/ football kit (trainers no football boots). We have some exciting activities planned for the children to rotate around tomorrow. Please bring £1 donation and some extra money if you want to try and Beat the Goalie at lunchtime.