Weekly Update : 8 October


Dear Parents/Carers,

As this is the last update of the term, there are just a few items to bring to your attention this week;

Bra Bank

As we are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month during October we thought it was a good time to remind parents that as part of our Eco agenda, the school have a bra bank in the building which enables any unwanted bras to be recycled, with funds going to the Breast Cancer charity.  Donations can be dropped off any time in the school porch.

Blythswood Appeal

Primary 3 are organising the Blythswood Appeal on behalf of the school this year and a letter is attached with further information about this.  This has always been a very well supported initiative and any donations will be very gratefully received.  Please see the attached note which lists items and also provides dates for donations to be in. 


Over the past weeks there have been several references by pupils to a Netflix series, Squid Game.  There is some growing concern around the level of violent content in this series and we just wish to bring to your attention that the rating of this show is 15+.

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations will take place on Friday 29th October.

Christmas Card Project

The sales of Christmas art projects through Cauliflower Cards has already generated over £400 commission which goes towards school funds.  Many thanks for your orders!


Over this term, I have been working an altered work pattern, mostly from home, due to a family illness and I am hugely grateful to Mrs Templeman and the staff at the school who have been absolutely amazing during this time and have kept things going seamlessly!  While I hope to be back to more in person hours after the October holiday,  I will be taking a Careers Break from January, of one year to allow me to focus fully on family for a short time.  The post of Acting Head for Portree Primary School will likely be advertised over the October break.  Further information around this will be shared once it is available.

It has been a busy start to our session this year and an anxious time for parents. I would like to thank you all very much for your continued support and patience while we have found our way through  every changing circumstances!

Wishing you all a lovely holiday!