Portree Primary School were well represented at the EILEAN A’ CHEÒ CIVIC RECOGNITION AWARDs held yesterday at Tigh Na Sgire. Ingrid Bruce was the recipient of the Environment Award. Ingrid was nominated for her dedication to our eco agenda and particularly the creation of our school garden and nature walk. Our coaches, collectively, received the Sport award. They were nominated for their time and efforts in offering such a huge range of after school sporting activities and for the role the played in helping the school achieve our recent sportscotland Gold Award. Both recipients received a specially commissioned plate by Uig Pottery which they will hold for a 12 month period. The awards were presented by our former Head Teacher, Councillor John Finlayson. Well done to all involved!
Please click here to see dates for your diary in December!
Christmas Jumper Day!
Friday 15 December pay a £1 to wear a Christmas Jumper to school in aid of Save the Children.
Last week, we all bought raffle tickets, guessed the name of the robot and dressed in non uniform to raise money for Children in Need.
We raised a massive £770.82 at the last count, but we’re sure there’s more to come!
Thank you everyone! Amazing achievement and the money raised will go to a good cause!
Photos to follow!
All parents of pupils in Portree Primary school are invited to an Open Afternoon on Wednesday 15th November at 1.45 pm.
The afternoon will begin with a quick discussion in the gym on Mental Maths and how you can support your child. Mrs Shona Macdonald and Mrs Marion MacAskill will lead this part of the afternoon and they will give you information about resources which are available to you at home and will demonstrate some activities you can use with your child. Numeracy is a particular focus on our School Improvement Plan this session as we wish to raise our attainment in this area and support from parents has proven to be a factor in helping children to become more confident and accurate with their number work.
From 2pm onwards you may visit your child’s classroom and see their work. You will be asked to make comments in the children’s profiles.
There will be parents’ evenings on Tuesday 21st November and/or Wednesday 22nd November for parents who wish to have individual appointments. There will be a sheet in each classroom and you can add your name to this list and select a time that suits you.
Any parent who cannot attend either the Open Afternoon or the Parents’ Evening are invited to contact the school to make an alternative arrangement.
Samples of the new Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh uniform will be available for you to view and we would encourage parents of EM pupils to have a look at these items too, as we will be consulting you all as to whether you may wish to purchase items from this supplier too.
Lost Property will be on display in the afternoon.
We look forward to seeing you in school next week.
Friday will be Hector’s last day in Portree Primary School as he has decided to take up another post elsewhere. We would like to thank him for his dedicated service to the school and we all know he will be hugely missed. We are holding an Assembly for Hector on Friday morning and pupils will have the opportunity to thank him and wish him well for the future. He has been such a large part of the life of the school and we hope he will come back and visit us.
His post has been advertised and we have interim arrangements in place until the post is filled. Maggie Cowie, Chris Nicolson and Angie Cardiff will be taking on some of Hector’s roles and responsibilities.
Out of School Club
I regret to say that due to the low uptake, we are unable to run the Out of School Club at the October Holidays. Please find attached an updated information leaflet. We hope more parents could consider using this service after October holidays.
If you wish to use the out of school care during the October holidays, please see the letter attached for the booking form.
Without confirmed bookings Highland Council will not be able to provide a service during the holiday. We would therefore greatly appreciate a prompt response by completing and returning forms to school by Monday 25 September.