No Football until the new year

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Please be advised that due to the Fingal Centre being out of action, there will no after school activities tonight and no Football on Saturday. Please also note, that Football will resume in the new year on Saturday 18th January.

Christmas Events

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On Friday, we will support Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper appeal.  Pupils are invited to wear anything festive in place of their school uniform.  This can be a Christmas Jumper, a Santa hat, tinsel, Christmas accessories etc. This is completely optional and pupils participating are asked to donate £1 to the appeal.

 Next week our Christmas parties takes place; the P1-3 parties will be on Monday 16th December, P4/5 will have their party on Tuesday 17th December and P6/7 will celebrate on Wednesday 18th December.  All parties will take place in the school gym during the afternoon.  Pupils are encouraged to wear party clothes and can take these with them to change into at lunchtime.

Our Christmas service takes place in Portree Church of Scotland on Friday 20th December at 10am.  You are all very welcome to attend.  School will close for the holidays on Friday 20th December.

 

 

Parking

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Could we please remind all parents that Marsco Place is not to be used for picking up or dropping pupils off for school. Marsco Place is not a road adopted by the Highland Council and as such the residents there are responsible for its upkeep.  There have been some safety concerns brought to our attention in regard to driveways being blocked as well as the parking creating blind spots where pupils are walking.

A reminder that the designated drop off zone for pupils being transported by car is the car park at the community centre.  Designated bays are in place there and the council fund a crossing patroller to ensure that children get from there to school safely.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Christmas Concert arrangements

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Our Christmas Concert will be held in the Venue at Portree High School on the evening of Tuesday, December 10th at 6.30pm The concert will involve the P1-3s performing their nativity and the whole school will then present Christmas Around the World.

Tickets will be by donation and will be available from the school office from Tuesday 3rd December. Initially there will be a limit of 2 tickets per family, however, tickets unsold by Friday 6th December will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

The Parent Council will be serving refreshments at the interval and donations of baking would be very much appreciated.

We will be having rehearsal at Portree High School on the mornings of 4th, 9th and 10th December and pupils are asked to take a snack with them these days as tuck will not be available

Due to data protection guidelines, photography will not be permitted at the concert, however, we will have a staff photographer to capture the evening on film and these photos will be made available on the school website.

Online safety reference sites

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Vodafone Digital Parents Magazine https://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html

Childnet Webpages for Parents & Carers https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

Childnet – Music, Film, TV & the Internet https://www.childnet.com/resources/downloading/home

Internet Matters https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/parent-online-safety-stories

Get Safe Online – resources for parents https://www.getsafeonline.org/safeguarding-children/

The Digital Universe of Your Children – animated videos for parents (Insafe) https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/web/portal/practice/awareness/detail?articleId=198334

UKCISS – A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media https://360safescotland.org.uk/Review/Downloads/Social_Media_Guidance_UKCCIS_Final_18122015-pdf.aspx

UKSIC – Safety Rules on Social Media and other online sites https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/safety-tools-social-networks-and-other-online-services

Internet Matters – where to report concerns https://www.internetmatters.org/report-issue/