Weekly update 28th April


Dear Parents/Carers,

I am not sure how another week has passed already but here we are again with a few items of information for your attention;


Over the course of this term we will be learning one Makaton sign each week.  This week’s sign is who and the graphic for this is below;


A reminder that school will be closed on Monday 8th May for the Coronation National Holiday.  We will mark the occasion of the Coronation in school on Friday 5th May with a village walk, followed by dancing and ice cream.  Pupils will be involved in activities through the week; designing crowns, bunting etc. for the event.  Pupils are invited to wear their party clothes that day.

Soccer 7’s

Please see the remaining dates for the upcoming Soccer 7’s tournaments this session.  Permission forms will be given out ahead of each event, to pupils who wish to take part.

Saturday 13th May – Kyleakin/Kyle 

Saturday 27th May – Portree (KGV)

Saturday 24th June – Broadford 

Internet Safety

Robert Quigley, who heads up the Highland Council’s digital literacy team will be delivering an online assembly to our P5-7 pupils on Tuesday 2nd May and will also host a virtual presentation for parents on Monday 15th May at 6.30pm around Internet Safety.  Robert has a wealth of information and is always up to date with the latest guidance as this changes daily.  This will be a very worthwhile session for all parents and the code for joining is below.

Online Safety Presentation for Parents with Robert Quiqley

Monday, 15 May · 6:30 – 7:30pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/kij-yqkg-ysm


Just a reminder to those taking part in the Lochalsh Leisure Centre Triathlon event on Saturday that registration will begin at 9.00am at the Leisure Centre with the swimming element of the event starting immediately after registration.  Parents will be asked to help marshal for the running and cycling portions of the event.  Best of luck to all competitors!

Cross Country

Well done again to our pupils who participated in the Cross Country run last Friday.  Those selected to represent the school have been informed and will take part in the Skye Schools Cross Country Event on Wednesday 3rd May at the KGV at 11am.  Pupils taking part require their running gear, water and a packed lunch. PPS strips will be given out the day before.

School Trips

Class teacher are currently organizing end of year trips for all classes and will be in touch with further details.  These trips are made possible through generous donations from the Parent Council and would not be able to happen otherwise.

Parent Coffee Drop In

Further to the email sent out yesterday just a reminder that current Parent Council Office Bearers,  Mrs Templeman and myself, welcome you to drop in for a coffee an cake on Thursday 18th May to chat very informally about your ideas for moving forward with Parent Voice at the school.  We home to change the traditional Parent Council role to one that involved a more representative group of families to move forward school initiatives.  We would really appreciate hearing from all families at this event.  The event runs from 3-4 pm to allow for those who wish to attend during school hours and those who wish to attend after school.  Our Young Leaders will supervise outdoor games on the MUGA from 3.30 – 4pm for pupils whose parents wish to attend after school.  There will be no formal agenda just an opportunity for a coffee and a chat.

Dates for this term

Friday 28th April              P1 Family Reading Session 12.15pm

                                         Uniform Swap 12.15pm

Saturday 29th April          Lochalsh Leisure Centre Triathlon (pupils who have registered)

Monday 1st May               May Day Holiday

Tuesday 2nd May              Online Safety Presentation for P5-7

Wednesday 3rd May         Skye Schools Cross Country Championships

Friday 5th May                Coronation Walk and Party

Monday 8th May              Coronation Holiday

Friday 12th May               Sports Day 10am – Noon KGV

Monday 15th May             Online Safety presentation for parents via GoogleMeets 6.30pm

Tuesday 16th May             Flouride Varnishing

Thursday 18th May           Parent Drop In Coffee Session 3-4pm

Friday 19th May                Sports Day (Raindate)

Tuesday 23rd May             Fluoride Varnishing

Friday 26th May               P2 & P6 Community Café

                                          P3  Family Reading Session

                                         Uniform Swap

Friday 2nd June               P2 Family Reading Session

Monday 5th June              In Service Day

Friday 9th June                 Whole School Open Morning 11.15am

12th & 20th June               P7 Sailing Sessions

Friday 16th June               P4 & P5 Community Cafe

13th – 16th June                P7 Raasay Residential Trip

21st – 23rd June                P7 Transition days at Portree High School

Wednesday 28th June      Prizegiving

Thursday 29th June          Last Day of Term 11.50am finish

Please be in touch with any questions you may have.



Sara Matheson

Head Teacher

Portree Primary School

Blaven Road Portree

Isle of Skye IV51 9PH