Weekly Update 20th January 2023


Dear Parents/Carers,

At the end of a very unusual week of winter disruptions, we wish to thank you all again for your continued understanding.  We don’t underestimate the difficulties that school closures cause and appreciate your patience while we have navigated a difficult week of weather!

Family Reading Sessions

A reminder that Family Reading Sessions begin again today for Primary 1 families at 12.15.  Further dates for infant classes are listed below.  We look forward to seeing you at these sessions, if you are able to attend.


Our school Clerical post is currently advertised with a closing date of 23rd January.  Applications are being accepted through My Job Scotland


The supply list for non-teaching staff is also currently open to applications on My Job Scotland


After School Shinty Sessions

A reminder that after school shinty sessions have resumed and a timetable for these is below.  Pupils wishing to attend should return their permission forms at their first session.

P1-2      Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm    PPS School Gym

P3-4       Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm  PPS School Gym

P5-7       Wednesdays 6-7pm       PHS Games Hall

Please also see below, a poster from the Camanachd Association regarding upcoming shinty coaching training for anyone that might be interested.

PPS Running Club

We are very grateful to Scott Templeman, Parent Volunteer, who will be leading a running club for our P5-7 pupils starting next Monday.  The club will run on Mondays from 3.30 – 4.30.  Pupils wishing to take part will require PE kit, warm jacket and water.  Permission forms have been distributed to P5-7 pupils and those wishing to attend should take completed forms along with them to the first session.

Science Skills Roadshow

Our Primary 6 class will visit the Science Skills Roadshow and pop up Newton Room at Portree Community Centre on Wednesday 25th January from 9.30-2.30.  Primary 7 will attend on Thursday 26th January.  All P6 and P7 pupils will require packed lunches on these days.

Soccer 7s

We are still in need of volunteers to help coach teams at the upcoming Soccer 7s events as listed below.  Parents will be responsible for the supervision of their children at these events and volunteers will only be acting in the capacity of coaching and encouraging players.  We have a large number of pupils wishing to take part but this is only going to be possible with enough volunteers.  Please get in touch if you are able to help at any of the sessions.  There is no requirement to help at all of them, even just one would be a huge help.


Our Makaton words this week are; look, help, get up, again. These were introduced at assembly today and graphics for these signs are below for going over at home.

Please note the updated list of known dates for this term as there have been some additions made this week.  These are highlighted in red.

Known dates for this term (further dates TBC)

Friday 20th January                         P1 Family Reading session 12.15pm

Tuesday 24th January                     Flouride Varnishing

Treoir (Lost Songs Project) to visit P6 (continuing for 4 weeks)

Wednesday 25th January               P7 at Science Skills workshop

Thursday 26th January                    P6 at Science Skills Workshop

Friday 27th January                          Uniform Swap

                                                           P2 Family Reading session 12.15pm

Monday 30th January                      P1 Health Check

Tuesday 31st January                        Planned Industrial Action – School closed to pupils

Friday 3rd February                          P3 Family Reading session 12.15pm

Saturday 4th February                     P7 and under & P3 and under shinty tournament TBC

Friday 10th February                        P1 Family Reading session 12.15pm

Saturday 11th February                   P5 and under & girls shinty tournaments TBC

Wednesday 15th February              Youth Speaks @ LAS  Primary 7

Friday 17th February                        P2 Family Reading session 12.15pm

Monday 20th February                    Mid term holiday

Tuesday 21st February                    Mid term holiday

Wednesday 22nd February             Inset Day

Friday 24th February                        P7 Community Café

                                                            P3 Family Reading session 12.15pm

                                                            Uniform Swap

Tuesday 28th February                    Jammin Fitness visit – whole school

Thursday 2nd March                          World Book Day

Friday 3rd March                               P1 Family Reading session 12.15pm

Friday 10th March                             P1 Family Reading session 12.15pm

Wednesday 15th March                  P1 & P3 Community Café

Friday 17th March                             Comic Relief

Monday 20th March                         P3 & P5 Open Afternoon

Tuesday 21st March                         P1 & P4  Open Afternoon

                                                                 World Down Syndrome Day

Thursday 23rd March                       P2 & P7 Open Afternoon

Friday 24th March                            P6 Open Morning

                                                            P3 Family Reading session 12.15pm

Tuesday 28 & 29th March               Parents Evening Appointments

Please get in touch with any questions for queries you may have.