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P3 – Roots of Empathy

This week Primary 3 have been discussing why babies cry.  We know that crying babies are not “bad” babies; they are babies that have a problem that they need help with.  We made a book of reasons why a baby might cry.

We are all very excited to see Baby Isla again next week!

Blythswood Boxes

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2018

Thanks to everyone who donated boxes to the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal this year.

Primary 6 have helped to load the Blythswood van. It’s great to think that these gifts are now on their way to make this Christmas extra special for those who receive them.


Football Success

Congratulations and a huge well done to our P6 & P7 team – Sam Thompson, Toryn Eaglesham, Scott Mackay, Gavin Thomson, Ross Macleod, Ellis Morrison, Michael Miller & Sean Kavanagh, who won the HIghland heat of the North of Scotland Soccer 7’s tournament at Millburn Academy on Thursday 22nd November – without conceding a single goal!

The boys will travel to Dundee in the Spring to compete against other regional winning teams from all over the North of Scotland, keeping up what seems to becoming a Lochardil tradition!!  This will be the third year running that a P6/7 team from the school has reached the this stage.

A massive thank you to the team coaches for all their hard work and for giving up their time to coach the boys.  Thank you also to Peter Thompson and Tony & Anna Miller who accompanied & transported the boys to the tournament .  They commented after the tournament that “the boys represented the school superbly, with excellent behaviour and genuine teamwork”.

Well done boys, Lochardil are very proud of you all.


Parking Issues – again!!

The school have received various complaints regarding the parking of vehicles in the school vicinity from both local residents & parents.

The safety of our children is at risk due to consistent inconsiderate parking on yellow lines, zig-zag lines, corners, at the bus stops and across people’s driveways.  Our children need to have a clear view of the road to be able to cross safely, and equally other road-users need a clear view of the road to prevent accidents happening.

We are very grateful to all parents and guardians who do park responsibly around the school. Not only does this keep our children safe, but it helps maintain goodwill from local residents to show consideration in how we park.

Could everyone please be “Park Aware” and keep our children safe.

Children in Need 2018

Children in Need

Thank you so much to everyone who helped, donated and got involved in our Children in Need fundraising day.

The fabulous total raised so far is £686.02!

Well done everyone!

From Primary 6 and Miss MacArthur


Christmas Fayre – see you there!

Lochardil Industries are all set to sell our fantastic Rocks n Crosses game at the Inverness Royal Academy’s Christmas Fayre on Thursday 29th November 2018. (6.30 pm – 8.30 pm)

Come and say hello and use the chance to buy a few extra little pressies for Christmas. The money raised all goes to the Highland Hospice. Help support our entry to the Hospice Junior Apprentice competition.

Only £2. Great Value and fun

Hand made with care


Black and White Kitten

Good morning,

There is a young black and white kitten in the school playground.  We think she has recently had an operation as her side is shaved.  Please let us know if it is your kitten?  She has been hanging around for a couple of days now.

Thank you 🙂

Children in Need 2018

Children in Need 2018

An amazing £607 was raised today! A massive thank you to everyone who donated, helped and joined in with all the fun. A great time was had by all!

Primary 6, you did a fabulous job of organising and running all of the activities! Well done everyone!


ELC – P7 Scottish Sun tokens – REMINDER

This is the last week that tokens will be available for free books with the Scottish Sun.  They are printing 50 tokens every day this week.  We need 3,500 tokens to be able to claim, so please help us to reach this target.  Please hand all tokens in to the school office by Wednesday 21st November.  Thank you.