Weekly Update 10th February


Dear Parents and Carers,

As we approach the end of another busy week at PPS, please see information for your attention below;

WOW Certificates

Just a reminder of our WOW certificate system.  In order to recognise wider achievements by pupils and to share successes outside of school, parents are encouraged to complete a WOW certificate and send these in to school.  Each certificate is shared with the class, 5 house points are awarded and these are then added to pupil profiles.  A template of certificates is attached above but please also feel free to email class teachers with these good news stories!

Family Reading Sessions

These sessions continue today with Primary 1  families invited to join us at 12.15 and Primary 2 families invited next week.

How We Learn Best at PPS

In all classes and through our Pupil Voice Committee, we have been working on reviewing our Teaching and Learning Policy.  A copy of the policy is attached above, in poster format which children are becoming familiar with.

P7 Raasay Trip

Our P7 Raasay trip has now been confirmed as 13th – 16th June. The next instalment of £75, payable to Portree Primary School is due next Friday 17th February.

After School Clubs

Sarah Ross, Active Schools Coordinator, has arranged training for anyone wishing to become a Bikeability Scotland Instructor, on Saturday the 4th of March at Portree High School from 9am- 5.45pm, with Cycling Scotland. The training will allow participants to run both level 1 and 2 within the school setting.  To become a BSI you should be a competent rider and must be a minimum of 16 years old or 18 where working independently. I would be willing to support any volunteers following the training if required.

In order to book a place then please follow the link below.


The code for the course is: bike23 people will need this to book on the course

Soccer 7’s

Please note a change to the date of the second Soccer 7’s date below.  The first two dates will be run as festival by Active Schools and further information is to follow.

Saturday 25th February – Plockton (Astro) 12-2pm

Saturday 11th March – Portree (Astro)  11-1pm

Saturday 13th May – Kyleakin/Kyle 

Saturday 27th May – Portree (KGV)

Saturday 24th June – Broadford 

Makaton Signs

The Makaton signs for this are good morning, good afternoon, thank you and boy.  Graphics for these are attached above.

Basketball Festivals

Basketball Festival for all P6 and 7 pupils, arranged by Active Schools, will take place in March at Portree High School.  Our P6 class will attend on Tuesday 14th March and our Primary 7 class on Tuesday 21st March.  Pupils will require PE kits, water and packed lunches for this event.

Known dates for this term (further dates TBC)

Friday 10th February                       P1 Family Reading session 12.15pm

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

Tuesday 14th February                   Shinty Taster Sessions

Wednesday 15th February             Youth Speaks @ LAS  Primary 7

Thursday 16th February                  Jammin Fitness Visit

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

Thursday 2nd March                         World Book Day

Friday 3rd March                              P1 Family Reading session 12.15pm

Friday 10th March                            P2 Family Reading session 12.15pm

Tuesday 14th March                         Basketball Festival P6

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

                                                                Basketball Festival  P7

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

As always, please be in touch with any questions you may have.