June’s Newsletter


Acting Head Teacher:

Mrs M MacDonald




Newsletter 11– July 2015


Dear Parents/Carers,

Well, we’ve made it! What a great year we’ve had at Lochardil. The support from staff and parents has been fantastic, thank you. Here’s hoping for good weather so the children can get outside during their holidays.

Mrs Miriam MacDonald

Acting Head Teacher


Parent Focus Groups

We have had another Parent Focus Group and I’m delighted to say numbers are increasing. One of the parents is going to send out a summary newsletter early next session so everyone can see the types of discussions we have. It is so important to have parental views on school improvement.


Eco News

Congratulations to The Eco Committee and Mrs Murray for having all their hard work and commitment recognised through Lochardil Primary bring awarded our THIRD Green Flag! The inspector was very impressed with the pupils and how well they presented themselves.


Free School Meals

Free School Meals and Assistance with School Clothing forms are now available either from the school office or on the council website.


Classes for next year

Nursery staff members remain the same.

P1A Miss E Cameron

P1B Mrs A McArthur

P2A Miss L McLean/Miss D MacArthur

P2B Mrs A Beattie

P3 Mrs H Fraser + Miss Giblin

P4/3 Miss O Melville (DHT)

P4 Mrs J Wilson/ Mrs F Peace

P5 Mrs M Murray(PT)

P5/4 Mrs A Martin-Hodgson

P 7/6 Mrs M Macleod

P7 Mrs A Prentice

Thanks to Mrs Beattie for her recent efforts in her role as Acting PT.

Leaving Lochardil

As well as our beloved P7s, a number of other pupils will be leaving this week. We are certain you will be successful wherever you go after the great start you have had at Lochardil!

Sadly this time of year usually means saying goodbye to staff members too and this year is no exception.

We have 2 members of staff retiring. Mrs Maggie Macdonald (Gaelic CCR teacher and Gaelic choirmaster supreme) and Mrs Heather Skelton(class teacher extraordinaire) have served the school for many years and along with their considerable teaching skills, their laughter and humour will be a great loss to us all. I’m certain that the relaxation, travelling, visiting friends and not-having-a-bell-decide-when-they-can-have-a-cup-of-coffee of retirement won’t be a match for Lochardil and they’ll be back among us soon….!!

Mrs Joanna Smith one of our Pupil Support Assistants is also leaving and we are very reluctant to see her go. Her calm and reassuring manner is of great support to pupils and staff alike. One of her roles is to keep the House Points scores, so maybe she will miss seeing numbers in her sleep and will quickly come back to Lochardil. We hope so!

Mrs Dianne MacQueen has given a huge amount of support to staff and pupils through her role as Additional Support Needs Teacher- thank you. Lucky Milton of Leys have snapped her up as a class teacher next session.


End of Term

Service for pupils and parents of P7s only:

10am Wed 1st July at Culduthel Christian Centre.


All school lunches for the last day have now been booked and no further requests can be met. Any outstanding money must be in on Wednesday.


The Parent Council are kindly treating everyone to an ice-cream on the last morning of school. As previously advised, please let the school know asap if you do not want your child to have ice cream.

Happy holidays!