Friday Update

Happy Friday everyone,

We have had a really busy, happy and successful term. Thanks to the team for creating positive learning opportunities for the children, thank you to the children for working hard and thank you to parents for working together with us.

A number of parents have asked staff about how to support their child with learning over the holidays.

We would encourage you to:

• Spend time reading and discussing stories

• Make up stories

• Talk about everyday maths at home

• Try to be physically active each day

• Work together on practical tasks such as washing up at home, sorting washing out

• Chat about opinions, for example when watching TV what do you like and what do you not like?

• For older children, consider any media influences that are apparent such as targeted advertising.

And, of course, have fun and enjoy your holidays!

Early Learning and Childcare Centre Welly Waddle

Our nursery children and parents have gone above and beyond to raise funds for the nursery through the Welly Waddle last week. The total fund raised ELC raised is £766 which is fantastic and will go towards purchasing resources to improve play experiences in the nursery. We will post details in due course.

Central Two Centuries

Mr JD and Mr Dave were busy recording voices and recreating sound pictures from photographs taken in the past. We look forward to seeing the finished product once it has been edited.

The Eden Court Engagement Team will continue to work with us next term. We look forward to working with different members of the Engagement Team next term.

Staffing

We are delighted Miss Bartkiewicz will remain in place as support teacher from Monday to Wednesday for the next two terms. She will also work on Thursdays and Fridays with small groups of children across the school to help with their learning.

Mrs Gibb will return for three days a week after the October holidays. She has kept in touch with the team and was in teaching P7 one day this week. As you are already aware Mrs Mitchell is retiring and after the October holidays Mrs Gibb will assume her duties of working from P4-7 to give teachers their contractual time out of class. In this role she will still be Principal Teacher to the school and Mr Monteith will continue as Acting Principal for two days as Mrs Gibb has reduced her hours.

Miss MacDonald will continue with P6 full time for now.

Our permanent Depute post is to be advertised shortly. We hope to make an appointment before Christmas to this permanent position. In the meantime Mrs Guzowski will continue.

Mrs Picker our clerical assistant has been successful in securing a promoted post. Mrs Skrzypek has been appointed to another post within Highland Council. Miss Mackay will be working less in the nursery as she engages in further study.

Although we will miss the staff who are moving on, we are pleased they have been successful in progressing their careers.

On behalf of the team, I wish everyone a lovely and restful break.

We look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 25th October.

Please find some photos of learning from this week on Seesaw.

Warm regards,

Mrs Fraser