Weekly Update : 25 February


As we come to the end of another busy month at Portree Primary, we have a few things we wish to share with you.

Winter Weather

With the unpredictable winter weather continuing, a reminder of our arrangements for Adverse Weather are detailed below. 

Adverse Weather Arrangements

It is the responsibility of parents or carers to decide if a pupil should attempt to travel to school, by transport or on foot, in adverse weather conditions.  The council encourages full attendance at school but in severe weather condition the safety of pupil is much more important. 

Parents and pupils are often concerned about content that may be missed, but this should not over-ride good judgement.


Every effort will be made to keep parents informed of details of school closures, early closures etc. brought about by adverse weather.

When the school is not going to open, this will be communicated by the school Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/portreeprimary/ on the Highland Council Website www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures and on the schools telephone information service line, which is available by dialling 0800 564 2272 and entering the school’s PIN 042810

Outdoor Clothing and Footwear

A reminder all pupils should dress appropriately for the weather conditions.  Pupils benefit from having time outside in the playground and as a school we encourage pupils to spend time outdoors.  It is important pupils have suitable jackets and footwear for outside play.  It is also recommended that pupils carry a spare pair of socks with them to change into if required.

Highland Council Position Statement

In light of the recent changes to the restrictions that have been made by the Scottish Government in their response to Covid-19, Highland Council have issued an updated Position Statement to all schools.  We will take time to look at the changes and how they can be applied within our own setting.  Any changes that we make will be communicated in due course

World Book Day

We will celebrate World Book Day on Friday 4th March.  Pupils are allowed to come dressed in pyjamas for a big bedtime read which they will take part in within their own classrooms. They are asked to bring either their favourite book or a book they would like to read for the day. Individual classes will be involved in lots of different activities to celebrate reading and support reading for fun. No donation is required for this event.  We look forward to a relaxed, fun and enjoyable morning of reading activities.  Further details of activities will follow next week.

P7 Raasay Trip Payment Reminder

The second instalment for the P7 Trip to Raasay is due today.  Can all parents of the pupils attending please ensure payments are sent in to the school as soon as possible, thank you.

Nut Free School

A reminder that Portree Primary School is a nut free school.  There are members of our school community who have nut allergies and it is important to ensure all packed lunches and snacks do not contain nuts.  Your co-operation with this is appreciated.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you,