Portmoak Primary was asked to present our work on the Scotlandwell Wash House project as an example of good practice in partnership working for outdoor learning. The presentation was part of a whole day outdoor learning event, which was organised by Education Scotland and attended by representatives from most of Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities as well as representatives from organisations such as SNH, Forestry Commission, Historic Scotland, John Muir Award and many more. The programme can be viewed on this link: Final Programme 2 March
Mrs Black and Mrs Gordon delivered the following presentation on the day. Outdoor Learning Portmoak
The audience were very complimentary about the work we are doing and about our wonderful school grounds. The network event was a great opportunity for a little school like ours to get recognition on a national stage.
New P1 pupils for 2012 are welcome to register for the next session week beginning 16th January 2012.
If you want your child to benefit from all that Portmoak offers, please make an appointment to visit the school during this week and complete an enrolment form. These will be available on the day or can be downloaded here: Enrolment Form
Please bring your child’s birth certificate and also your Council Tax Assessment Letter/Book and a recent utility bill as proof that you live permanently at your address.
Details of the enrolment process and forms required can be found on the Perth and Kinross website, available by clicking here.
In session 2011-12 the Parent Council led a consultation with the wider parent body on a new supplier for Portmoak’s uniform. We decided to move to Marks and Spencer for our main provider. See other post for details.
Our school policy for uniform is detailed below:
We strongly encourage all learners to wear school uniform and to identify themselves as part of our school community. It is our opinion that when learners wear school uniform their behaviour, and therefore their learning, tends to be better. Portmoak parents have been consulted on the make up of our school uniform and on the supplier of our branded items.
Our preferred everyday items are:
- Grey or white, shirt, blouse or white polo shirt (with or without a tie).
- Maroon sweatshirt with school logo.
- Black or grey trousers, pinafores or skirts.
- Fleece lined reversible jacket with school logo.
- Black shoes – not trainers.
Our preferred items (to be available daily) in gym bags are:
- Black shorts
- White T-shirt
- Black “light” gym shoes with non marking soles– not heavy “trainer” type
- Optional – trainers and tracksuits may be worn for outside gym if desired
- For Health and Safety, no jewellery is allowed to be worn during P.E. sessions. Pupils who wear earrings will need to remove them or tape them up before taking part.
Please note that clothing with designer labels or advertising should not be worn.
Please mark all clothing with your child’s name. Please enquire at the office for details of label suppliers.
In primary 1, 2 and 3 an overall should be provided to protect clothing during art and craft lessons.
During the summer term, girls may, if they wish, wear school dresses in a red or blue checked material. Boys may wish to wear grey school shorts.
We recognise that chain stores and supermarkets offer suitable, self-coloured school-uniform items but we do also have Portmoak Primary School branded items including polo shirts, sweatshirts and jackets. Parents may choose an alternative to the Marks and Spencer option, in line with the above policy, if they so wish.