Please click on the link above to access our term 1 overview. Have a great weekend!
Any parents who would be interested in co-ordinating Lochardil entries for the up-coming:
Highland/Western Isles Heat for the Scottish Schools Swimming Championships to be held in Inverness on 4 November.
Please contact Mrs MacDonald on email@example.com
Next week’s social skill is:
A massive thank you to the Parent Council for their donation of ice cream today. It was a lovely way to end the year. The children all said ‘it was the best day ever!!!!!!!’
Wishing you all a fantastic holiday and look forward to seeing you all again when school re-opens on Tuesday 18th August 2015.
THE LOCHARDIL PARENT COUNCIL IS PROPOSING A CHRISTMAS FAYRE ON SATURDAY 28TH NOVEMBER TO BE HELD AT THE SCHOOL. WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE/ ORGANISATIONS WHO WOULD TAKE A STALL AT THE EVENT.
THE CHARGE FOR TAKING A STALL WOULD BE £15 AND WE WOULD ALSO BE LOOKING FOR A DONATION OF A WEE PRIZE FOR THE RAFFLE.
IF YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN TAKING A STALL AT THIS, COULD YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org
Acting Head Teacher:
Mrs M MacDonald
Newsletter 11– July 2015
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.
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.
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.
To assist with administration, any school lunch cash or cheque pre-payments for the new term, or payments for the current year, should be made to the canteen by Tuesday 30th June.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Application forms for Free School Meals and Assistance with School Clothing are now available either from the school office or on the council website.
The last Parent Focus Session will take place on Friday 26th June at 9am. Please come along for an informal chat over coffee and biscuits. All welcome !
Look forward to seeing you then.
Black Isle Farmers’ Society Open Flower Show 5-6 August 2015.
Please see the flyer link for further details. There are lots and lots of fun classes to take part in!
Flyer – Children’s Classes 2015
Thank you to everyone who turned out for our numeracy information evening. It was a huge success. The presentation delivered on the evening is now available to view below.
The RSPCA Young Photographer Awards is the only national animal photography competition for under -19s that is FREE to enter. This years competition is open now and closes on 23rd August 2015, so is a great project for summer!
There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs! Please see the link below for further details.
Lochardil Primary is hosting a Parent information evening on Numeracy. The aims of the evening will be to raise awareness of:
The event will take place on Tuesday 16th June from 6.30-7.15 in room 9.
A further session will take place in the hall on Thursday 25th June from 1.45-2.15 to experience how numeracy is delivered in the classroom.
We look forward to seeing you there.
JUNIOR TENNIS AND SPORTSCAMPS
This is a sports camp based on tennis with the addition of Bubble Football, Putting, Frisbee, Parachutes and much more fun and exciting activities. Come and join in the award winning summer camps and hope to see you there.
Mini tots classes, Adult coaching and Individual coaching available throughout the holidays. Please contact for more info. Details below.
Inverness Tennis Academy, Bellfield Park, IV24SZ Email – email@example.com
Website – www.bellfieldpark.co.uk Contact – 07795 323245
|*There are no camps on week 2 due to the Inverness Open Junior & adult tournament that is being held. Entries can be given to Mike Martin on 07795 323245|
Full day 0900-1600 Weekly £70/Daily £18
Mornings only 0900-1200 Weekly £40/Daily £10
Afternoons only 1300-1600 Weekly £40/Daily £10
Tiny Tots (4-7 yrs) 1200-1300 Weekly £25/Daily £6
Early Bird Drop Off 0800-0900 Weekly £10/Daily £3
Week 1 – 6th Jul – 10th Jul If you would like to book your child in for
Week 3 – 20th Jul – 24th Jul Summer Camps please contact details above
Week 4 – 27th Jul – 31st Jul with Name, Age, DOB, Med conditions of child
Week 5 – 3rd Aug – 7th Aug and also email, contact and name of parent
Week 6 – 10th Aug – 14th Aug alongside the dates and sessions attending.
Lochardil Primary School
Lochardil Road, Inverness, IV2 4LB
Tel. 01463 230250
Acting Head Teacher:
Mrs M MacDonald
Newsletter 10– June 2015
Still a whole month of learning to go before the holidays, so we are still at full steam ahead! Lots of exciting things coming up this month. Don’t blink or you might miss something!
Mrs Miriam MacDonald
Acting Head Teacher
The recent Parent Forum consultation was a great success. 71% of families responded which is a huge percentage for a poll of this type. Thank you for your interest. Of the respondents, 2/3 of families were in favour of a more flexible approach to forming classes from an educational perspective. There will be lots of planned opportunities to discuss this in more detail over the next session.
Parent Focus Groups
In the spirit of having opportunities to discuss plans and share ideas, I have encouraged parents to contact me at any time. Many parents have and from this has developed a number of Parent Focus Groups. These are informal chats where I can gather parental opinion on school developments.
Tuesday 9th sees a visit from an Eco Inspector. There can be no doubt that the inspector will be most impressed with the developments led by Eco Team and Mrs Murray and we will soon be celebrating our 3rd Eco flag.
Parking – Our Responsibilities to Pupils and Residents
A very upset parent came to see me as a result of anti-social and dangerous parking on the corner under the big tree. We have asked for a Police presence to inform drivers of the dangers of parking there. Please DO NOT park on that corner
What a great day we had on Friday 29th dressing in Red White and Blue and raising money for The Red Cross. Around £500 was raised by your children. Very well done!
Thank you to the parents who are able to transport pupils to sporting events, accompany then on learning visits,
help in classrooms and with resources, help in our school garden. Staff really appreciate it. Thanks also to Rebecca Traill for her role as co-ordinator.
Dates for the diary
June 8th P4-7 school sports at IRA (10.00am)
P1-3 school sports at IRA (1.45pm)
June 9th Tennis Competition
June 10th School Meals Summer Picnic
June 11th P1A Pupils to visit Inverness Museum
Group of older pupils to visit Lego exhibition
June12th Reports to be issued
Golf Competition for pupils
June 15th Group of P1-P4 pupils to attend athletics event
June 15th Drumfun for all nursery pupils
June 16th Parents Information Meeting- Improving
Attainment in Numeracy in Lochardil 630-730pm
June 16-18th P7 transition to IRA
June 17th-18th Pupils spend 2 days with their new
classmates and our new P1s spend the
mornings in their classrooms.
June19th Choir compete in Local Mod
June 23rd 930-1030 Ladybird AM sports
June 24th P3/4 go to Glachbeg Farm
930-1030 Butterfly AM sports
130-230 Butterfly PM sports
June24th P5 P5/6 and P6 are going to Findhorn
June 25th 145-230 Come and watch Lochardil Numeracy in
Action as demonstrated by pupils!
June 29th School Discos (see flyer issues this week)
July 1st P7 Leaver assembly
Last day of nursery for pupils
July 2nd School closes at 1200pm. Holidays!!!!
Thanks to the staff who make all this exciting learning possible!
Miriam MacDonald Acting Head Teacher
Well done to everyone who turned out in red, blue and white today to support our ICT day. There was a lot going on in school including face painting, beat the goalie and lots more.
All proceeds are going to The Red Cross and so far we have a total in excess of £500! Go Lochardil!
More pictures can be seen on class blogs.
As your children may have told you, there is a red,white and blue day on Friday 29th May as Lochardil is celebrating the impending victory of Caledonian Thistle and supporting them into the final. If your child wishes to dress up they can wear any Highland team or Scotland strip. Please bring in a small donation (£1). All donations will be going to the Red Cross.
There will also be baking so if pupils would like to bring extra money they can. If you would like to donate baking we would be delighted. Pupils will also have a chance to beat the goalie – made up of pupils from P7.
It’s guaranteed to be a fun day!
Here is this month’s newsletter.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend. See you all on Tuesday.
Just to update all parents that tonight’s performance begins at 6pm and not 6.30 as printed on the tickets.
We look forward to seeing you all later this evening.
The Parent Council have set up a fundraising account with Easyfundraising. If you are shopping online the company you are buying from will then donate money to the Parent Council through the school’s Easyfundraising account with no additional cost to you. It is a great way of raising money for the school whilst doing your online shop. Lots of companies have signed up!
Please support the parent council and school at:
Join them on a family day – suitable for families with children aged 3 and over – or drop off your 6-11 year olds at Aigas Adventurers and enjoy a couple of hours to yourself!
Migration Mysteries family day, Tuesday 7th April, 10.00 – 2.00.
Wonderful Worms family day, Thursday 16th April, 10.00 – 2.00.
They have changed our policy of charging for family days this season and are taking donations to the Aigas Trust for Environmental Education instead.
Aigas Adventurers, for 6-11 year old’s, runs on Wednesdays 10-12, during the school holidays. A session costs £5 per child. Season tickets are available – £40 for 10 sessions – our total number of Aigas Adventurers meetings over the year (Easter, Summer and October holidays). A saving of £10! Existing members can introduce a friend to Aigas Adventurers and both children pay half price for the first meeting.