Daily Archives: 21/01/2022

Friday Update

Happy Friday everyone,

It has been another very busy and happy week at school.

Enrolment

Enrolment week for our new P1 children is Monday 31st January to Friday 4th February. You can access this form using the link below.

https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/878/schools/887/enrol_your_child_for_school

Enrolment week for nursery children is Monday 14th February to Friday 18th February. You can access this form using the link below.

https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/878/schools/11/enrol_your_child_for_early_learning_and_childcare/2

We would encourage online enrolment however if you require a paper copy for either P1 or nursery then please let us know and we can organise this for you.

Please find attached information regarding the new school at Ness Castle.

Staffing

The team and children said an emotional goodbye to Mrs MacPherson yesterday as she retired from her role as PSA. Mrs MacPherson has worked at Central School for nearly twenty two years and has been an outstanding member of staff who will be missed by all. We wish her all the very best.

Central Two Centuries

Yesterday at 11am the whole school watched “Learn with Lorna” Central School a Case Study. There was a lot of very interesting information about our school history and the children asked plenty of questions.

Thanks to those of you who joined in yesterday, we trust you enjoyed the session as much as we did. Many thanks to Lorna Steele-McGinn who has been supporting us with our project since we started planning it at the beginning of last year for her inspiring presentation yesterday.

You can catch up on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N7ALeCbt4k

Eden Court will return to work with the children on Tuesdays. This term classes will have some experience heritage through dance with Ms Marshall. The children are welcome to come into school in more relaxed clothing.

As we move through this anniversary year we continue to replicate events and learning opportunities that children have experienced over time. This month we will begin to replicate Certificates of Perfect Attendance that were given to children who were present every day of the school year. Given our current challenges with Covid we have decided to issue certificates a week at a time instead of at the end of the school year.

Royal Society for Protection of Birds

Next week is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. Our nurture groups will be leading on this and putting up the bird boxes that were donated to the school in September. You may wish to take part in the survey at home, for more information follow the link.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/

Connect Us and See Saw

We will be moving to our new communication platform from the beginning of February. Our Seesaw subscription ends on the 31st of January and we will not be able to send or receive messages through Seesaw after that date.

We have attached a leaflet with instructions for joining Connect Us. We will begin posting messages on Connect Us next month, and we would ask you to download the app to make sure we can keep you updated with what is happening at Central School.

Parent’s Evenings

We will hold online parent’s evenings on:

Tuesday 8th February from 4pm to 6pm

Thursday 10th February from 6pm to 8pm

February weekend

School is closed to all pupils on Monday 21st Feb, Tuesday 22nd Feb and Wednesday 23rd Feb. Children should return on Thursday 24th February.

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

Wishing you a lovely, restful weekend

Mrs Fraser