Weekly Update 12th May


Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find this week’s update below with information and dates about upcoming events.


This week’s sign is sad and the graphic for this is below;


From Monday, Korri Henderson will be joining us as part time PSA and we look forward to having her at PPS.

Fiona Robertson, one of our PSA’s will be moving to Inverness next month and will finish at PPS on 5th June.  We will miss Fiona greatly here at PPS but wish her and her family well in their next chapter.

We are actively looking for PSA supply until the end of session and while we are required to fill hours from the supply list, this list is currently open for anyone wishing to be added. Anyone interested in being added to list is encouraged to apply through My Job Scotland at https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/highland-council/jobs/non-teaching-casual-posts-west-area-wester-ross-skye-lochaber-248718

Please get in touch with me at the school with any questions.

The Council are actively recruiting canteen staff and anyone interested in these positions should contact Kevin Fraser, Catering Service Officer 01349781121

After School Activities

P5-7 shinty continues this week from 4- 5.15pm on the KGV.  Pupils attending are required to take their outdoor stick, helmet and shin guards along to training. There are two upcoming shinty events; The Tongadale League takes place on Wednesday at the Skye Camanachd Clubhouse at 5pm and the Skye Sixes tournament will take place on Thursday 25th May in Kyleakin.  Pupils involved in these will receive further information as it becomes available.

Instrumental Lessons with Nan will take place on the following dates for the remainder of this term;

30th May, 6th June, 13th June and 20th June.

Singing Club is now finished for this session.

Soccer 7’s

Soccer 7’s takes place this Saturday in Kyleakin and we are very grateful to Ross Hill and Ronan Taylor for helping out with this event.  A reminder that transportation and supervision of pupils at this event is parental responsibility. All pupils who are playing on Saturday have been issued a letter and a strip today.  Future events will take place on;

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 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

School Trips

Class teachers 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 last week, just a reminder that current Parent Council Office Bearers,  Mrs Templeman and myself, welcome you to drop in for a coffee and 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 12th May               Sports Day 10am – Noon KGV

Saturday 13th May           Soccer 7’s Kyleakin

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

Tuesday 16th May            Additional Transition Day P7 to PHS

                                         Fluoride Varnishing

Wednesday 17th May      Tongadale Shinty League event – 5pm – Skye Camanachd Clubhouse

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

Thursday 25th May           Skye Sixes Shinty Event – 5pm – Kyleakin

Friday 26th May              P2 & P6 Community Café

                                        P3  Family Reading Session

                                        Uniform Swap

Saturday 27th May          Soccer 7’s Portree

Friday 2nd June               P2 Family Reading Session

Monday 5th June             In Service Day

Wednesday 7th June        P4 Viking 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