Newsletter August 2019

It is great to see all the pupils back at school and welcome to the new nursery and primary 1 pupils. We have a busy term planned so here is some initial information and dates for your diaries.

Staffing update

Wendy Fraser is contracted to continue as Acting Head Teacher until 5th January 2020. We are delighted that Luc Wood is joining the Early Years team as a modern apprentice and will be working in the nursery for the next 2 years.



With your support we will continue to communicate with parents through a range of media, including our closed Facebook groups, email, and paper (when necessary/on request), telephone and face-to-face. Please have a look at our new website by searching Urafirth School or


Parent pay will operate the same as last year. The school will add on your child’s attendance so you can see how much you owe. School dinners cost £2.20 per day for P4 – 7 and £1.80 per day for Nursery. Milk for Primary pupils costs 90p per week.


Breakfast Club

Could you please inform the office by Friday the week before if you would like your child to attend breakfast club the next week. This will allow us time to make the necessary arrangements.


FREE School meals and Clothing Grant

Please see the SIC website for more information.


Primary topics in term 1

P1-4 People who help us

P5-7 Shetland



School Handbook

All new starts should have received a copy of the revised School Handbook/ Nursery Handbook. These are accessible on the school website, with paper copies available on request. The School’s Development Plan and Curriculum Rationale will also be added to the website in due course.


What’s On

These are the events already in the diary and you will be informed of other events as soon as they are organised. We are also planning a range of visits to complement the ‘My World of Work’ skills development priority.

Date Event Intended audience
Wednesday 28th August


SPCA school visit Primary pupils
Monday 2nd September


The Giant Pear @ Mareel P1 – 3
Monday 2nd September Crofting and fishing in the past workshop at the museum. P4 – 7
Every second Thursday starting 5th September 3.15 – 5.00 Urafirth School Youth Club P1 – 7
Monday 16th September


Shoe Box Appeal presentation P1 – 7 (parents welcome)
Wednesday 25th September

9.45 – 10.45

Under 5’s literacy morning Under 5’s and parents
Wednesday 25th September


Parent Council Parents
Thursday 26th September

2.00 – 3.00

Clan Coffee afternoon

And GO for Purple school event

Primary pupils

Parents and members of the community

Thursday 3rd October

3.15 – 5pm

After school learner event Pupils , parents and family members
Tuesday 10th October Settling in Catch up P1 parents and pupils

P4 and 5 parents and pupils.

Friday 11th October


Last Day of term Pupils are back to school on Wednesday 30th October



Please remember that parents and other visitors are always welcome and if you have any concerns, queries or suggestions I will be delighted to discuss these with you.


We look forward to seeing you soon in the school.


Wendy Fraser

Acting Head Teacher

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