Friday 9th December 2018 saw the children of Tolsta Primary School coming together for their Remembrance Day Assembly. They were joined by family members, friends and neighbours who came to the school to hear what the children had been learning about the Iolaire tragedy. Rev Roddy John Campbell spoke to the children about when Joshua crossed the River Jordan and commanded the tribes of Israel to pick up memorial stones and Cathie Mary Smith from North Tolsta Historical Society shared with all present the plans the Society had to work with the children in making some memorial stones to remember those from North and New Tolsta who perished in the tragedy. It was a very poignant day and one which we are sure the children will remember for some time to come.


Tolsta Primary School Choir headed off to the Mod this morning to sing in the Unison Singing competition for Schools with under 70 pupils.  They are singing “Oh Hi Ri Ri, Tha e Tighinn” and Miss Mackinnon is conducting them. All the best guys!


And They’re Off!

Primary 6 and 7 pupils from Tolsta School and Primary 7 Pupils from Sgoil a’ Bhac all headed off this morning on their residential school trip to Alltnacriche Outdoor Centre near Aviemore. We hope they have a fab time and all come home safe and sound and in one piece on Wednesday evening.


Congratulations to the girls of Back and Tolsta who last night won their Netball competition in the Lewis Sports Centre in style! This session there were not enough girls in Sgoil a’ Bhac to make two teams for Netball and so an invitation was extended to the P6-7 girls in Tolsta School to join them. Six girls from Tolsta joined the Sgoil a’ Bhac girls weekly for Netball coaching and practice and new friendships were formed over the course of the session. When it came time to enter the annual Netball Competition in the Sport and Health Team’s calendar two mixed teams comprising the girls from Back and Tolsta were entered. To our amazement and utter delight the teams took 1st and 2nd place in the competition. A massive well done to BTTB and the BT Bone Crushers. We also wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the three coaches of the teams Angela Mackay, Margaret Macritchie and Norma Maciver who give up their time every Wednesday afternoon to coach the girls and put them through their paces. Well done ladies. Your efforts have helped to ensure that the pupils from Tolsta Primary School experience success along with their Sgoil a’ Bhac friends.

Cross Country

Well done to the Under 11 girls Sarah Maciver, Mairi Maciver and Elizabeth Greenstock who received the under 11’s trophy for Tolsta. Sarah Maciver came first and Mairi Maciver came second in the under 11 girls individual competition across the series.  Jordan Nicolson came joint first in the Under 11’s across the whole series. Francesca Greenstock received the medal for coming second across the whole series. Congratulations to all our Cross Country competitors.

Cross Country Second Race

The second cross country race of this season took place on the 20th of January. Pictured above are the runners from Tolsta School. As ever the pupils performed very well on the day. The Under 9 Girls came away with a second place, the Under 11 Girls got a first, second and third! We also got a first in the Under 11 Boys and a second in the Under 13 girls.

We are hugely proud of all our pupils taking part in these races and wish them all the best for the final race of the season in February.

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