Friday Bundle 17.09.21

Good afternoon everyone

Please find attachments for this week:

It has been another busy, but very productive, week in Netherlee.  Our children and staff are working hard and we are all thoroughly enjoying being able to continue to move forwards with a now full primary curriculum, whilst also continuing to benefit from learning outdoors too.  The first half of our Meet the Teacher Sessions have been very well attended by parents with most parents being able to join their child’s teacher and stage leader on the night.  We have more sessions next week, for the remaining stages, and I hope you have, and will, find these reassuring and helpful.  Thank you to my teachers for providing these in “live” format.


I would firstly like to, once again, take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our PTA Parent Volunteer, Garden Group who have, and continue to, play a very important role in improving our outdoor spaces. Our group of volunteers have supported and guided us throughout our outdoors journey with regards to enhancing our gardens and outdoors. Most recently, our raised beds in the internal garden have been filled with a mix of compost and soil ready for a variety of vegetables and bulbs to be planted. Some of our fruit trees and bushes have been given a much needed prune and we look forward to harvesting them in the new year.   Please look at our Twitter Feed to see just some of the fantastic work of this group- on behalf of all of our pupils and staff- thank you very much, Team Netherlee- Volunteering Parents J.

As well as supporting our outdoor endeavours, the PTA have also been working hard to organise several events for our children and families and you will find information about all of these events in this week’s attachments.


Please click on the following links which will take you to the Meeting Highlights Flyer and also Netherlee’s PC updated constitution.  Thank you to the PC, Communications Group for producing the Meeting Highlight Flyers after each PC Meeting which gives parents and cares a quick, east read update from each PC Meeting.  The PC have requested that, if you have any feedback comments in relation to the Constitution, that you get in touch with them via the PC Email address by 8th October, following which it will be finalised.


Please see a message below from Netherlee’s Active Schools contact Chris Cox.

On Wednesday 22nd September it is National Fitness Day.  To celebrate there will be a virtual clubbercise class on twitter (4.15pm – 5.00pm)- @activeschoolser.  The details are as follows:

CLUBBERCISE (Clubbercise® is a fun full body workout with a banging soundtrack that gets great results. One session burns around 600 calories. The routines combine dance, toning and combat moves with options to suit all fitness levels.) 

Anyone – pupils/staff/parents/grandparents/friends – can join by following @activeschoolser and clicking on the live stream.  All participants will need is a water bottle and a towel.  See you there, Chris.


Myself and Mrs Sweeney had a thoroughly fantastic first meeting with our newly Elected P7 House Councillors- I am always impressed by our Netherlee pupils and this group of P7 pupils truly excelled themselves with their team work, creativity and enthusiastic and polite attitude.  I am absolutely certain that Mrs Sweeney and myself can rely on them to rise to the responsibility of being a positive role model to all other children within the school as well as organising lots of exciting House Events for us all to enjoy.  Please read the attached letter which will explain a little more about our House Councillors and also our refreshed House System.

PARENTS PORTAL – CONSENTS AND DOCTOR SURGERIES (message from the school office team)

As you will be aware schools in ERC are now using the ParentsPortal system so can we please ask if you haven’t already signed up, please use the following LINK to register as soon as possible. To those parents/carers who have attempted to sign up please be aware we are working through your queries and will be in touch shortly. We are also aware that there are currently discrepancies with doctor’s surgeries within the system, which is centrally managed. We have been alerted that there is an issue with some of the surgeries so please bear with us as we try and rectify these.


And finally, a little reminder that school is closed on Friday 24th and Monday 27th September for the holiday weekend.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Mrs Yvonne Donaldson

Head Teacher