Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  We hope you have all had a wonderful festive break and that the year 2018 brings with it health, happiness and fun to us all!  The children and staff are already in full swing at the start of a long, hard working term.  

Survey – Summer Childcare Provision

The Highland Council is considering offering 4 weeks of Summer Childcare Provision at local schools and would like to assess demand.  Please can you follow the link and complete the ELC Summer Provision Parent Survey.


At present the proposed schools include Ben Wyvis, Miller Academy Primary, Milton of Leys, Merkinch, Aviemore and Inverlochy. This may be subject to change. Parents can access the service at any school based on availability.

Kind Regards

Miss C.Mackenzie

Childcare Manager

Merry Christmas Everyone!

All the staff here at Lochardil would like to to wish all parents, pupils and the wider community of Lochardil, a very Merry Christmas!  We hope you all have a wonderful festive break and that Santa is very good to you all!  Take care everyone and see you all again on Monday 8th January 2018!

Parent Helpers Needed

We kindly ask for any available Parent Volunteers to help escort us along to the Culduthel Christian Centre for our Christmas service on Thursday 21st December. We plan to leave the school at approximately 9.20am in order to be at the Centre for 10.00am.  We should be back at school for about 11.15am. Thank you again for supporting us in this way, it is always very much appreciated.

Christmas Parties 2017

Just a quick reminder of when our Nursery – P7 Parties are taking place this coming week:

Parties            AM         PM      EVE

Mon 18th       P6            P5

Tues 19th      P4            P3       P7 (7pm-9pm)

Wed 20th       P2           P1

Thur 21st      ELCC     ELCC

Looking forward to seeing you all in your party frocks!

Whoops A Daisy Angel!

Article 27
You have the right to food, clothing, a safe
place to live and to have your basic needs met.
You should not be disadvantaged so that you
can’t do many of the things other kids can do

The Pr 1 and 2 Nativity was a super success. Thank you to the community, family and friends of Lochardil who came along to support us.

We appreciated your generous donations of £258.88 for Moray Firth Radio Cash for Kids and the Highland Hospice. What a great way to celebrate the season.


Reminder! Second hand uniform

Bag a bargain!

A reminder to all parents/carers that a second hand uniform stall will be available at the open afternoon tomorrow, Thursday 7th December.  School logo polo shirts & sweatshirts will be available, along with grey/black trousers & skirts and winter jackets.  Uniform items will cost no more than £2 each and jackets £5 each.

Thank you to everyone who has donated items for this stall.

The stall will be manned by parent helpers between 13.45 & 15.00.  Proceeds to school funds.


Christmas Lunch – dress for the occasion!

We look forward to our School Christmas lunch on Wednesday 13th December.  We are now in the tradition of wearing our best Christmas clothes to celebrate! Look out your Santa hats, tinsel  T-shirts, festive footwear or a jolly jumper to wear to school.

We have our Christmas Concert in the afternoon so we look forward to a very special day.



Open Afternoon Numeracy and Maths focus 7.12.17

Just a reminder about our OPEN AFTERNOON.

Thursday 7th DECEMBER 2017

2.00 pm – 2.45 pm  

Numeracy and Maths focus.

Looking forward to having you along to see our range of work and to share in our learning.

UNCRC Article 28   You have the right to education.

Please ensure that you park sensitively if you are bringing the car and are mindful of local businesses and residents. Thank you 



Coffee and Carols Hampers Raffle – donations welcome!

December 9th 2017 11.00 am – 12.15 pm

The themes for the hampers are:

Wine hamper

(and biscuits for cheese – no cheese please!)                                                    ELCC (rainbows),                                                                                                           P7A & P7B

Foodie hamper

(anything that’s a bit of a treat; jams, preserves, tea,

coffee, biscuits…..)                                                                                                         ELCC (buttercups),                                                                                                                P3A, P3B

Pamper hamper

(men’s/women’s toiletries, make up, nail varnish,

bubble bath..)                                                                                                               P1A, P1B, P4

Saturday Night In hamper

(anything to make a good night in;

DVDs, games, crafts, popcorn…)                                                                           P2A, P2B, P5/4

Chocoholic hamper

(anything chocolate!)                                                                                               P5, P6/5, P6


Please could each family donate at least one item which would be suitable for the hampers.  Donations should be made by Thursday 7th December at the latest, and can be dropped off at the school office.  We have allocated classes to hampers to try and get an even spread.  If you have children in more than one class, take your pick. Or if you have something more suitable for another hamper, we will take anything!  The only requirements are that the item is new, unused and in date for the Coffee & Carols on Saturday 9th December.


We need your help to make this a success again!


Thank you

?Help spread the community Christmas Nativity cheer ??

Santa’s helpers wanted…..?

Could you spare an hour from 1.45 – 2.45pm this Monday 11th December to set up and serve teas to our guests after the P1&2 Senior Citizens Nativity Performance? ??

Please e-mail lochardil.primary@highland.gov.uk if you can help. Thank you! 

P1 and P2 parents…. The Nativity tickets are due to be sent home tomorrow, Tuesday, so please send any final ticket request forms in with your child in the morning. 



Coffee and Carols

Parent Council:  COFFEE and CAROLS 


11 am – 12.15 pm

School Dining Hall

Entry £3 /£2 concession. Children free

Includes tea/coffee with mince pies  and shortbread. Entertainment will be provided by the GLEE Club.

Raffle tickets on sale.

In aid of School Funds

Primary 7 Panto

Lochardil Primary 7

Are Proud To Present

Happily Never After – It’s Panto Time!

  • Thursday 14 December at 7:00 pm
  • Friday 15 December at 1:45 pm
  • School Hall

Donations are welcome for our school trip

UNCRC Article 29 I have the right to an education which develops my personality, respect for others rights and the environment. It should develop my personality and talents

P1-P2 Nativity Performances

It is that wonderful time of the year again, when the P1-P2 children perform our school Nativity.   This year it is called ‘Whoops-A-Daisy Angel’. The dates have now been confirmed in the school calendar section of the website and here are the dates below for your information:

Monday 11th December – Senior Citizens Afternoon Nativity Performance at 1.30pm

Tuesday 12th December – Parents/Carers Morning Nativity Performance at 9.30am

Tuesday 12th December – Parents/Carers Afternoon Nativity Performance at 1.30pm

Scottish Book Week 2017

We are delighted to announce that Bookbug will once again be gifting a Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag to every P1 child in Scotland during Book Week Scotland 2017. The Bookbug P1 Family Bags are produced by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Education Scotland and the Scottish Government as part of ‘Read, Write, Count’ which is a literacy and numeracy campaign aimed at children in P1 to P3.

P1 children will be receiving their ‘Bookbug Bags’ which help to create a lasting link between reading at school and at home on the morning of Wednesday 29th November at 9.45-10.15am. All P1 parents and carers are welcome to attend our ‘Books and Buns’ session where you can share what is inside the Bookbug P1 Family Bags with your child whilst also having a taste of some of our lovely buns!

A local Bookbug Librarian will also be visiting our P1 classes to give us a Bookbug Session later on in the term on Tuesday 19th December.

Travelling Books Book Fair

Thank you to everyone who purchased from the recent book fair.  We are delighted to share with you that the commissioned earned allows us to purchase books for the school from Travelling Books to the value of £510.77!

Happy reading everyone!