Friday Bundle 30.04.21

Hello again everyone

As there are quite a few attachments and links this week, which contain important information from the Parent Council, PTA and the school, I am going to make my update a little more brief than usual.  

WELLY WEEK  However, I simply have to mention the fact that we have had a fantastic Outdoor Welly Week this week in Netherlee- if you haven’t had a chance to pop on to our Twitter Feed  yet, please take a few moments to do so.  This is a great way for you to find out about lots of the learning experiences that are happening in school and I hope will very much reassure you that the children are working really hard, whilst also having lots of fun, as they enjoy the fantastic experiences that have been planned for them by their teachers.  A huge thanks to my staff and everyone involved in making this week such a great experience for our children and a special thanks to my Principal Teacher, Jilly Bell and the wonderful PTA for all their hard work in the lead up to get everything ready.   One of the very first priorities that I had identified when I started as Head Teacher at Netherlee was the need to really make much better use of the school grounds and surrounding areas so that we could incorporate invaluable and meaningful outdoor learning as much as possible.  As such, I simply can’t say how appreciative I am of the PTA and volunteer parents for helping with this and also to my staff for embracing learning outdoors so readily, understanding the importance, relevance and benefits that this has for our children.  All I needed to do was simply give the “green light” to lots of wonderful suggestions that our enthusiastic pupils, parents, Jilly and the staff in school had, and the grounds have literally been transformed!   There is still more to do J but I know that you will be just as amazed and appreciative as I am when you click on the PTA “thank you” link.

The PTA has some fun activities lined up as part of the Summer term. Please register for the events that interest you and an email with zoom details and any other necessary instructions will be sent before the event. All events are offered free although you will need to provide the ingredients for the baking sessions. Netherlee PTA (

PTA Summer Term Activities

PC HIGHLIGHTS  Please remember to visit our school website where you can find lots of interesting and useful information including agendas and minutes from the regular Parent Council Meetings.  In case you missed the last Parent Council minutes issued last week, please find attached the “PC Highlights”.  This is a newly introduced way for the PC to share the main points with you after each meeting.

P6 EURO QUIZ  I am delighted to let you know that, following a very tough and hard fought ERC Euro Quiz Competition this week, one of our outstanding P6 Teams came in at a superb 3rd place.  This is a fantastic achievement as this annual event involves all primary schools across the authority and is always a very competitive and challenging competition.  A huge well done to all of the P6 pupils who were involved and a special well done to our 3rd place team! 

SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS  Please find attached further information relating to the upcoming school photographs.  We are so pleased that we are able to take these photographs this year as, at one point, we really didn’t think this would be possible.

Photograph Information
Photographs w/c 3rd May
Photographs w/c 10th May

NEW UNIFORM RECYCLING SYSTEM  Please also find attached further details about our uniform recycling initiative.  We really do hope that families will make use of this new system.  As always, please get in touch if you have suggestions of how we could tweak or develop this further in any way.  We would like to make this as useful as possible for all parents so please do let us know. 

(P3-6 ONLY) – INSTRUMENTAL TUITION  If your child would like to learn a musical instrument through the music service, is interested in any of the instruments available for their year group and would like to be considered for instrumental tuition starting in August of next session, please complete and return the form below no later than Friday 14th May 2021

(P7 ONLY) – BIKEABILITY If you haven’t already, please complete the Microsoft Form so that your child can participate in the Bikeability in June.

And finally, I hope you have a lovely weekend and holiday Monday.  We will look forward to seeing all children back, refreshed after the long weekend and ready for another busy week at school.

Mrs Yvonne Donaldson
Head Teacher