A big thank you to our super Lochardil pupils who were great ambassadors for our school at the Scottish Education Awards. Their good manners, enthusiasm and behaviour were award winning too!
In preparation for the new session 2018/2019 please see attached copy of our Class Structure Guide. As soon as our staffing is confirmed new class lists will be shared.Class structure 2018.2019
That’s us on our way to the Scottish Education Awards 2018 ceremony in Glasgow today! We are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted as finalists in the Learning for Sustainability category and we are looking forward to the day ahead.
LfS is at the heart of all we do & we are excited to hear about all the fab work going on in education across our country. People & community are at the centre of our learning & teaching, so thank you to everyone for helping us to get here! Let’s keep up our strong work!
Remember school is closed for INSET on Monday so we will see you all back on Tuesday. Enjoy the extended weekend.
Here is confirmation of the in-service days for 2018-2019 :
Monday 20 August 2018
Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 September 2018 (Monday 17 being the authority in-service day)
Wednesday 20 February 2019 (authority in-service day)
Monday 3 June 2019
The term dates for 2018-2019 are available on the website at http://www.highland.gov.uk/info/878/schools/32/school_term_dates
Pop along tomorrow for Open Morning 9.15am – 10am to share your child’s learning. Then drop in to meet with Mrs Kellacher and Mrs MacIver in the hall before you leave (from 10am- 10.40am) to share your thoughts and ideas on our school. Let’s continue to work together to be the best we can be!
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We look forward to seeing you all!
Congratulations to the Pr 6’s and Pr 7’s who achieved successes in the Inter School Sports on Saturday. The morning events were shot putt, long jump and high jump. Thanks to Laura, Ewan, Jamie, Reuben and Harry G in Pr 7 for their contribution to the team points too.
It has become apparent in a number of classes across the school, that there has been a significant increased interest in the online game titled, ‘Fortnite’. 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 aim to promote and encourage our pupils to develop their creativity and imagination through imaginative play in the playground amongst many other methods.
Many parents/carers will be fully aware that this is a game which is well on track to become one of the most immersive and addictive fictional games of all time and is sweeping the gaming nation worldwide.
Below are some links to some useful articles/guides that we have received from the local authority for you to peruse, in order to become more familiar with what this latest gaming craze is all about:
- https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/parents-guide-fortnite-battle-royale (a very informative parents guide to what the game is all about, very worthwhile reading)
- https://smartsocial.com/fortnite-parent-guide/ (a handy video guide for parents about this game)
- https://metro.co.uk/2018/03/07/fortnite-addictive-not-blame-childs-bad-behaviour-7368985/ (an interesting perspective on the game, along with a reminder that the game itself cannot be blamed for ‘poor’ behaviour and that parents/schools still need to take responsibility for how our children conduct themselves in the offline world)
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.