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Public Awareness Event

Pre-planning application drop-in session

The Highland Council is proposing to construct a pavilion and to refurbish the existing changing facilities at the rear of the existing stand at Bught park, along with proposals to refurbish the existing stand and construct a community pavilion at the Northern Meeting Park, Inverness.


A drop-in session is planned for the above proposal at Canal Park (Highland Rugby Club), Bught Road, Inverness from 10am-3 pm, and Cameron Youth Centre, Planefield Road, Inverness from 6.30-8.30pm on Tuesday 21st of June 2022.

The awareness event is open to all members of the community and comment sheets will be available for completion.  Please note that comments are not representations to the planning authority (The Highland Council).  If a planning application is submitted, there will be an opportunity to make representations on that application to the planning authority at that time.

Weekly update

We had a really lovely time at Eden Court this morning watching the RNSO performance of Gaspard’s Foxtrot.  It was such a treat to experience the story through music. 

Class Trips

Classes will be out and about over the next week.  Everyone is looking forward to spending some time locally and we hope parents are able to join us where possible.

End of year reports

The children will bring their report home at the beginning of next week.

Northern Meeting Park

On Tuesday 21st June there is a levelling Up Fund Pre Application Drop in Event for members of the community.

10 to 3 at Rugby Club, Canal Park  and 6.30 to 8.30 at Cameron Centre Planefield Road.

Questionnaires

It is a wee while since we have put out a questionnaire seeking your views.  I would be really grateful if you can take some time to share your thoughts on how we are doing as a school.  The questionnaires are on google form.  The questions are based on HMIe, however please feel free to be anonymous.  We genuinely value all contributions so that we can make the continuous school improvement journey together. Questionnaire links on Connect Us only.  Thank you.

Eden Court Event 23rd June.

We have now finalised our arrangements for the final event of our Central Two Centuries next Thursday.

The plan is to leave Central with a whole school procession at 12.30pm.  We hope parents will join us for this to start the afternoon

We will walk to Eden Court and should arrive for 12.45.

On arrival there will be entertainment on the lawn.

We will then go into the One Touch Theatre to see a performance by the older pupils. (1- 1.30)

Once the performance is over classes will have time to explore the exhibition of our project. 

We will finish around 2.30 – 2.45pm

Due to numbers we are only able to offer one ticket per family to go into the One Touch Theatre from 1-1.30pm.  We had hoped this would be two tickets per family, however this just proved impossible. 

Whilst this may be disappointing we hope other family members will still come and join us for the procession and lawn entertainment at beginning of the event exhibition or come to see the exhibition from 1.30 – 2.30 approx.

We would appreciate if families can let us know if they wish to take up their ticket.

If families wish to take responsibility for their child after the One Touch performance then please let us know.

A paper copy for your preferences will come home tomorrow for return on Monday.  This is attached on Connect Us.

End of term arrangements

ELC ceremony on Tuesday 28th June 2.00 – 2.30 Parents are welcome.

P7 Dinner at Pizza Express on Tuesday 28th.

Meet the teacher on Wednesday 29th June.

Whole school end of year and P7 Leavers assembly Wednesday 29th June.  P7 parents are invited.  Doors open 1pm for a 1.15 start.

Whole school closes for the summer break at 12 noon on Thursday 30th June.  This includes nursery and Out of School Club.

Friday update

Happy Friday everyone!

We have all enjoyed this week.

It was especially lovely to have Sports Day and for families to be able to attend.  We hope you enjoyed it as well 😊

Levelling up Fund

A few children went to the Northern Meeting Park today to meet the UK Government minister from the Scottish Office as part of the Levelling Up project.

We are delighted to be involved, as one of the schools who use NMP, and look forward to the improvements that will be made over time.

RSNO

We look forward to our visit to Eden Court on Thursday to see the RNSO.

The children will leave Central and walk across to Eden Court for 10.00 am.

The performance lasts approximately 45 minutes so we will have break on return to school about 11am.

Staffing

Mrs Cameron returns from maternity leave on Monday and will be working with P4-P7 until the end of term to cover non-contact time for the class teachers.

Transition

P7 are looking forward to their mixing morning at Inverness High School next Friday, followed by their transition days the following week.

End of year reports

The team are finalising the end of year reports for the children which we will send home week beginning 20th June.

Central Two Centuries

The preparations for our final event of the project on 23rd June are well underway.

I can now confirm we have arrangements to leave Central School at 12.30 to walk to Eden Court as part of the celebrations.

Parents are welcome to join us for the walk over.

Arrival at Eden Court should be 12.45 approx.

The event consists of an exhibition and entertainment and we will be finished around 2.30 – 2.45.

It is anticipated most families will wish to leave from Eden Court, so class teachers will be seeking end of day information over the next week.

Remember to check google classroom and class blogs for what else has been happening in school.

Wishing you a lovely, restful weekend,

Mrs Fraser

Thursday Update

Happy Thursday!

The  Queen’s Jubilee

We have had a wonderful week celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. To make the event memorable, we had an assembly where each class was able to perform a song or poem. We learned about the history of the Queen and her long reign. The children made some wonderful crowns, bunting and posters which added to the sense of celebrations and fun. Excellent work everyone! Delighted Mr Woolley our Parent council chair was able to join us.  Everyone enjoyed the summer picnic and thankfully it really felt like summer as the sun shone!! 

Sports Day

Sport’s Day will be held on Wednesday, 8th June at 09:30am at the Northern Meeting Park. 

The races and potted sports will start after 9.30am and we aim to have a relaxed morning. 

The races will begin with ELC and P1-3 and likely run until school break around 10.30. P4-7 will start their races after break. 

Recovery Visit

Delighted to let you know we had a successful visit and lovely feedback about how we are doing at Central School.  Our next task is to update our annual standards and quality Report and we are now confidently able to self evaluate as good in most areas.  This is a fantastic achievement which we are really proud of.  We thank our parents and partners for their input to the visit and for the positive feedback given.

Wishing everyone a really lovely Jubilee weekend. 

We are looking forward to another exciting week ahead and especially to welcoming parents to Sports Day.

Kind Regards

Mrs Fraser  

Friday Update

Happy Friday everyone.

It’s getting to that time of year when we wonder where the week has gone.  Our classes have all been busy and you can check out what they have been up to on the class google blogs.

HMIe

We are really looking forward to the visit from Her Majesty’s Inspection Team next week. 

Summer Picnic and Jubilee Celebrations

Fingers crossed for good weather on Thursday 2nd June when we have our summer picnic planned to take place in the playground.  The picnic is free to all pupils from P1-P5 as part of free school meals.  Classes are planning celebrations to mark this very special occasion and we would encourage everyone to dress up if they wish.                                         

                                 

Home School Partnership Learning

What can you find out about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth?

You may wish to draw along with Steve Anthony to celebrate at home?

https://literacytrust.org.uk/about-us/queens-platinum-jubilee-2022/

Craggan

Primary 7 have their final day at Craggan next Wednesday.  They have laser tag, mountain biking and raft building planned!

Central Two Centuries

Unfortunately due to illness we have not yet been able to finalise the plan for 23rd June with the Eden Court Team.  We will send out final details soon however at this stage we are working on two tickets per family to attend the performance.  We hope to leave Central around 12.30 to arrive at Eden Court for a 12.45 start.  The afternoon will run to 2.45pm, which is a slightly later finish for the younger pupils.

Connect Us

A wee reminder that we post dates on our Connect us app. 

Wishing you a lovely, restful weekend.

Kind regards

Mrs Fraser

Friday Update

Happy Friday everyone,

What a super week we have had at school with a buzz everywhere.

It was especially lovely to wave our P7 pupils off on their outdoor learning days to Craggan Outdoors.

They have been having a brilliant time with lots of opportunities for fun, personal growth and team building – super job!  I am sure they will arrive back later today feeling a bit tired. after two full days in the fresh air, mountain biking, canoeing, bush crafting, climbing high ropes and raft building. We are really proud of the children as the Craggan Centre staff commented on how well P7 worked together and how kind they were to one another – great example of our children living the school values of safe, mindful, aspirational. 😊  The children will have their last visit to Craggan on Wednesday 1st June.

It has been really good to get back to the Northern Meeting park this week for Sports Day practice.  The children have loved using the space.  Sports Day will be on 8th June in the morning.  Details of exact times will be posted soon. Parents are welcome to watch.

The team are really looking forward to welcoming Education Scotland Inspectors on 31st May where the school will share our journey of continuity of learning, health and well-being and safeguarding in relation to the pandemic. Great excitement for this week as we will finish with our summer picnic and Queen’s Jubilee celebrations on 2nd June.

This week the trees we received from the Queen’s Canopy as part of the Jubilee, have been planted in the new planters. Well done to Mrs Whiting and the children for overseeing planting, just in time to celebrate the Jubilee! We are very grateful to Morrison Construction’s, Mr Fraser and Mr Farquharson, for helping to provide soil for our planters. We look forward to the remaining planters being filled soon.  Also a big thank you to Mr C MacLennan for volunteering to help tidy the garden.  It is looking lovely.

Next year we will be making regular visits to the Farm at inverness High School, as we have kindly been offered and accepted a plot. We hope to grow some flowers and veggies and develop lots of little green fingers!

Home School Partnership Learning

As the weather continues to improve can you take the opportunity to look at nature and find out about the types of trees in the community?  In the 50’s and 60’s children at Central had to write Nature Notes every weekend. Perhaps you would like to replicate this with your own drawings and notes which you can bring in next week?

Our team are highly committed to continuous improvement and recently we have been reflecting on how to improve the inside environment in our ELC.  This means we are trying to create better visibility for our different learning areas.  We will continue to work on this and address some of the storage challenges we face.  Thanks to the team for their creativity and enthusiasm.

Virtual Session at The Pines

The next Pines Virtual Session is on Thursday 9th June 2022.  The session is with Robert Quigley, online safety officer for Highland Council.  You can book your place now.  Parents & Carers Click Here to book or alternatively use the.pines@highland.gov.uk

Mellow Babies, please see information attached.

Wishing everyone a lovely, restful weekend,

Mrs Fraser