Making our new play area

P6/7 are having a really exciting day making our new play area. Everyone is working hard to make it all happen in just ONE day! Karen MacKelvie arrived this morning and explained where everyone would be working and what tools would be used. The P6/7s have been enjoying it so much that they didn’t even want to stop for break. It’s great to have some parents here to help too and the RSPB and Amenity Trust. And there is still time to come along and help and join in the fun too, if you can. So here are a few photos so far…

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Musical Mayhem

Jane Morton and Peter Wood did a superb job of organising our music concert today, with the help of Jeanna Inkster, Joy Duncan and our instrumental teachers. Arthur Nicholson also kindly stood in for Stevie Hook, to play with the Hounds of Jarlshof. P5/6/7 played an impressive range of musical items from their Music Festival pieces and the standard was very high all round. Victoria and Emily in P5/6 also treated us to their winning fiddle tunes. We are very lucky to have such a hardworking and talented music staff to inspire and support our bairns.

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John Muir Activity Day

Primary 6/7 have had their final John Muir day and what a day it was. We set off to Garth’s Ness for a rocky adventure. It was a beautiful dry, sunny day, perfect for exploring the coastline. We climbed over, under and through rocks, jumped across rock pools, climbed up cliffs and explored caves. There were lots of challenges and fun to be had. We all felt that we had achieved a lot by the end of the day. Thanks to Pete and Rob for another wild adventure exploring our beautiful environment.

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Sunday Teas

Well done to the Parent Council for organising and holding the Sunday Teas.  It was super busy today!!

Thanks to everyone who donated, baked or attended.  It seemed like a great success.

Anyone who baked – your baking tins, tubs and plates are now at school.  They are just inside the front door on the shelf.

 

 

Parental Feedback

Thank you very much to all of you who replied to our parental questionnaires.

I have collated the results and am pleased to share these with you.  As a new head teacher I am extremely grateful to you for your feedback and ideas.   I will be using the information you have provided to inform action points for our school improvement plan.

If you have anything you wish to discuss in light of these results, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Again, thank you.  We really do value your opinions.

Dunrossness Primary School parent questionnaire results

Dunrossness Primary School parent questionnaire nursery results

Plea for Help!

We are still desperately in need of help for the parent council teas this Sunday 8th May!  We’re about half way there, so thank you to everyone who has volunteered already.

We still need:

20-25dz homebakes  4 loaves of sandwiches        3/4 quiches or savouries

HELPERS ON THE DAY!    

                1 for 2-4pm                        3 for 4-6pm   

    1 or 2 people to man the raffle (either 1 person 2.30-5.30 or split between 2, 2-4 & 4-6)

    and someone to do the tombola 2-4 (this could be 2 older pupils?!)

If you could email either Janette or Cheryl, or contact us on the School Council Facebook page to let us know if you can help that would be great!  Or the slip that is attached can be put back to the school.

Please let us know ASAP so we can be sure it can still go ahead.  See attached letter, which has already been sent out, for more details.

Parent Council Sunday Teas

The Parent Council are holding their annual fundraising Sunday Teas this coming Sunday, 8th May.

Thank you to those who have replied,  if you have not yet done so can you please return slips as soon as possible.

We really appreciate the hard work of the Parent Council and ask that as many friends and family as are able support this event.