Weekly Update : 22 April


As we start what looks to be a very busy term there are a number of updates to be aware of this week.

Swimming Timetable

The weekly swimming sessions for P3-7 at the Fingal Centre will resume from this coming week.  Pupils should bring a swimming costume, towel and goggles on their swimming days.  Individual class teachers will be in touch with parents with any additional information.

Monday              1200-1230            P4

Wednesday        1130-1200            P3

Wednesday        1200-1230            P7

Thursday             1130-1200            P5

Thursday             1200-1230            P6

School Lunches

Due to changes in the Covid Guidance for schools we are making a change to our current lunchtime arrangements.  The P1-3 classes will now go for lunch at 12.30 pm rather than the earlier time of 12.00pm.  

Spors Gaidhlig Sessions

Next week our P6 and P7 classes will be undertaking outdoor activities with the team at Spors Gaidhlig.  These sessions have been rearranged from September and further information including the kit list has been sent to the parents/guardians of these classes. 

Extra-Curricular/After School Activities

As a school community we are looking to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities this term including:

  • Primary Shinty – For the P5-7 age group we are looking to enter as a school into all primary aged competitions this term including the Isle of Skye League.  To enable this to happen I am looking to identify volunteers that will be able to assist me with weekly P5-7 training sessions.  P1 and P2-4 sessions will continue to be organised by Active Schools this term.
  • Soccer 7’s – The first Soccer 7’s festival is due to take place on Saturday 7th May and we have a very healthy number of pupils that are keen to take part.  We will be looking for parent volunteers to help on the day of the events.
  • Gardening Club & Garden Action Day – In previous years the school has run a very successful Gardening Club and this is something that we would be very keen to re-establish.  On Wednesday May 11th we will host a Garden Action Day to help tidy up some of the areas around the school.  Keep an eye out for further information.     

To enable a wide range of activities to take place we are looking for parent volunteers to assist.  Please get in touch with the school if you are able to help out in any way.

Triathlon – Kyle Leisure Centre

Pupils in P5-7 have been invited to take part in the Triathlon at Kyle Swimming Pool.  A considerable number of pupils were keen to participate but the date clashed with the original date of the Soccer 7’s.  The date of the Soccer 7’s has now been moved to allow children to participate in both.  Please see the attached letter for further details.  Anyone that would like to take part either as an individual or as part of a Pals Team will need to contact the school by Monday.  Transport to and from the event will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian.


Community Allotment

We are delighted to have secured a full sized allotment at the new Community Allotments at Home Farm provided by the Portree & Braes Community Trust.  We look forward to developing this space in the coming years.  Primary 7 visited the allotment this week to clear the site of stones and plant some potatoes.  Well done Primary 7!!

Kind regards,