Weekly Update : 9th September


We have enjoyed another busy week at Portree Primary School this week and there are a few updates to share with you.

New Bus Route

We are continuing to look at ways to reduce the congestion around the school at the beginning and end of the school day. We recently contacted Stagecoach to discuss the possibility of extending the bus route to include an extra stop and they have very kindly agreed. The new extended route will include the bus stop at the top of Woodpark Road, near the Dental Surgery.  Stagecoach have asked us to give them an indication of how many pupils are likely to use the bus to ensure they provide a bus with enough seats for everyone.  Please see below a link to further information and a short questionnaire for parents to complete.  Your input is very much appreciated and we would encourage parents to consider this option for travel to and from the school.


WOW Certificates

Please continue to notify us of all of the many achievements being made outside of school no matter how small.  If they are important to pupils, they are important to us.  Each of these is recorded on a WOW certificate and 5 house points given out.  As many out of school activities resume, we love to hear what everyone is up to!

Dathes Diner

The P7 enterprise was a great success on Wednesday.  The P7 class provided toast for many of our pupils at breaktime and they plan to do this each week this term.


Childsmile forms have been issued to pupils this week, can all forms please be returned to class teachers or the school office by Friday 16th September.

PE kit and Football Strips

Just a reminder that with the exception of National Strips, Football colours are not to be worn in school.  We appreciate that pupils are keen to wear these but thank you for your understanding that these are not permitted during the school day for PE etc.  We are still asking that pupils come to school in their kit on PE days but also remind parents that school jumpers must still be worn.

Water Bottles

It remains essential that all pupils have a water bottle with them each day.  Please note that only water is to be consumed in classrooms throughout the day.  While juice is permitted at lunch and snack time, bottles in class should contain water only.

In Service Days

The school will be closed to pupils on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th September for staff in service days.

Have a lovely weekend,