Latest Information April 2024

            Date: 18.04.24

Dear Parents and Carers

We are delighted to welcome everybody back to school for the final term of this session. As usual it will be a busy term and with more events in the pipeline but this should give you a good idea of what is being planned.

Class arrangements for next school year.

We plan to have a P1 – 4 class of 8 with Miss Laurenson and a P5-7 class of 12 with Mrs Robertson and Mrs Fraser.  Please let me know if you have any queries.


We are implementing a programme of transitions for new P1 and new P5 pupils starting this Friday .  This will mean current ELC pupils coming into P1 at Urafirth and P4 children will spend 2 sessions per week in their new classroom on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Separate arrangements are being made for ELC pupils transitioning to P1 at Ollaberry and we will keep you informed of these plans.

Gym lessons

Miss Mhairi Gifford will be taking gym for the rest of the term starting Thursday 2nd May.  There will be additional gym lessons by the class teacher or Mrs Fraser taking place at other times so could children please have suitable kit with them or left at school? We have a box of gym shoes of all sizes in the school if anybody needs to borrow a pair as well as a good supply of clothing.

Please find below a guide to what’s on this term that we have planned already:-


Date Event
Wed 24th April Primary classes visiting Lerwick for the Day. P4 – 7 at performance at Mareel and P2 and 3 are having a day out in Lerwick. Please take a packed lunch.  Separate letter will be issued.
Fri 26th April Voar Redd Up on the beach.  Please wear warm clothes.
Tues 30th April till Thursday 2nd May. Team Improvement Visit to the school from Hayfield House staff.
Thurs 2nd May Health and Wellbeing Open Afternoon – an opportunity for parents and carers to visit the school.
  ELC Stay and Play – parents are welcomed to join their child in the ELC setting.
Mon 13th May Ben Mullay taking school photos
Thurs 16th May P7 Maths and Science day at Brae High School
Mon 20th May Holiday
Wed 22nd May Library Van
Tues 28th May P7 PE and Literacy Day at Brae High School
Wed 29th May Northmavine Sports Day at Urafirth School
Thurs 30th May Parent Council at 7pm
Tues 4th June – Fri 7th June P5 – 7 3 day residential trip to Unst – more info to follow soon.
Mon 10th June Django’s Journey – Childrens Classic Concert workshop for Primary children
Wed 12 and Thurs 13th June Transition days for P7 to Brae High School
Thurs 27th June Leavers assembly and lunch
Fri 28th June Last day of term – school reopens for pupils on Wed 14th August

As always.  If you have any queries, concerns or suggestions please get in touch with me.

Kind Regards

Wendy Fraser

Head Teacher

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