Weekly update 19th May


Dear Parents/Carers,

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


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


Sharon Fenlon finishes at PPS today and we wish her all the very best in her new role at Young Carers. We are very grateful for all her contributions to our school during her time with us.

The Council are actively recruiting canteen staff and anyone interested in these positions should contact Kevin Fraser, Catering Service Officer 01349 781121

Drumming Tuition

Allan Craig, our Drumming Tutor, expects to have some spaces come available in August for drumming tuition at school.  Allan will offer a come and try session during school time on 14th June for anyone P3 and up who may be interested.

School Meals

Please note that the school canteen are very restricted on alternative options that they can offer on any given day.  For example, where cheese sandwich is noted on the menu, that is the only sandwich option.  Similarly where a pasta dish such as chow mein is offered, these are not able to be made without sauce.  Please have a look at the menus with pupils and if there is not a published option that they will have, a packed lunch is suggested.

After School Activities

There are two upcoming shinty events; The Dewar Shield (Girls Indoor Tournament) takes place tonight at 4.30pm at the Kyleakin Community Centre 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. The Tongadale League, which was cancelled on Wednesday due to the weather, has been rescheduled for 21st June.

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

6th June, 13th June and 20th June. Please note there will be no session on the 30th May.

Singing Club is now finished for this session.

Soccer 7’s

The next Soccer 7’s event takes place on Saturday 27th May in Portree.  Pupils who have taken in permission forms will be issued with further information ahead of the event. The final Soccer 7s of this term will take place on Saturday 24th June in Broadford. 

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.

Volunteer Disclosures

New Highland Council policy states that only parents who hold a current Highland Council PVG are able to volunteer for school activities; trips, helping in classrooms, helping with swimming etc.  In order to facilitate this, we are in a position to arrange PVGs for any parents who wish to have them. The process is free and quite easy and we will hold a register of parents who hold PVGs when seeking volunteers for school activities. If you are interested in completing the PVG process, please contact me directly and I can get the process started for you.

Dates for this term

Friday 19th May               Dewar Shield Shinty Event

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

Tuesday 20th June            School Picnic

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

22nd and 23rd June           PPS Transition Days

Wednesday 28th June      Prizegiving

Thursday 29th June          Last Day of Term 11.50am finish

Please be in touch with any questions you may have.