Loch Insh family information session reminder.
630pm – 730pm
Portakabin. Enter school via the reception
Thank you to the canteen staff for providing the whole school with another amazing Christmas lunch. We have a CRACKING time!
A note from our Scripture Union team.
Scripture Union Round Up
It’s been a fun two terms at Holm Primary so far and here’s a flavour of what we’ve been up to on Tuesday lunchtimes.
We kicked off Scripture Union with the girls and boys organising the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal in the school. This year marked the 25th year of the Appeal and the children were a great help in making posters, organising leaflets for classes, sorting through knitted hats/scarves, making up Lego bags, designing Christmas cards and checking boxes. As well as hearing about the Appeal in Assembly, the group heard from four sixth year pupils from Millburn Academy who spent two weeks in the summer volunteering in Romania with Blythswood. It was great to hear first hand about what life in Romania is like for young people and what a difference the shoe boxes make.
A fantastic total of 68 boxes were handed in to the school and thanks again to all who supported the Appeal! On November 15th we walked along to the Culduthel Christian Centre to help pack and check the boxes alongside volunteers from the local community. The group played their part in checking some of the 6,668 boxes that have since been distributed to folks of all ages in Bulgaria. Danny Muschate, Grants, PR & Marketing Manager for Blythswood contacted us to thank the pupils for all their hard work – they were a real credit to the school and their families.
In November we enjoyed a visit from SU Regional Worker Colin Carmichael who popped along to visit the group. The group also enjoyed a visit from school chaplain Fiona Smith who we put to the test with some tough questions such as how many stories are there in the Bible, who made the world and how many people go to your church!!
Leading up to Christmas, parent volunteer Aneta Zielinska came along to make some beautiful Christmas craft nativity jars with the group – they looked amazing! Thanks to all our visitors to SU this year.
We have introduced the group to the Bible as a library of books (66 books in total!) and gone right back to the beginning in looking at the creation story.
Finally, we finished off this term with our Christmas Party – the group showed off some first class gingerbread decorating skills as well as enjoying some fun party games!
We watched the Well Good News of Christmas – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgrOwFKeGWg&t=4s which helped us think about why Christmas is so special for Christians.
Our first session of 2019 is on Tuesday 8th January – we have a few spaces still available and any p5-p7 pupils who would like to join the group, please pick up an information letter from class teachers or the school office.
Merry Christmas from the SU Team!
If any pupils are interested in joining our wonderful SU group then please fill in the form and hand it into reception. Thank you
Please note that the Parent Council meeting due to be held tonight has
now been rearranged to Monday 3rd December at 7.15 pm
**Reminder- please make sure you get your Christmas card order forms to the office ASAP **
Calling all readers of ‘The Sun’
Please remember to brin in any book tokens you have collected so we can get more books for the school. Please hand them into the office ASAP.
Thank you to all those parents who have already signed up to receive the Newsletter and other school information via email. We have a handful of parents who have signed up whose email addresses are now bouncing back and no longer seem to exist (tesco.net is one them), therefore, you may be missing out on receiving information. Newsletters are sent out fortnightly and flyers and posters for events more frequently. If you have not been receiving very much information from school, please email email@example.com with the details of your children (names/class) so I can update your details and ensure you are receiving everything you should be.
Please find attached a copy of our new Relax kids information letters
Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal at Holm Primary
If you would like to help out with the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal at Holm, here’s how you can get involved…..
If you want to fill a box with items from the checklist and hand it into the school office that would be great thanks! Alternatively if you would like to hand in loose items from the checklist eg. toothpaste/toothbrushes, soap, stationery etc. that would be great too!
To help you get started, if needed there are some pre-wrapped boxes and a stack of knitted hats and scarves in the school office you can ask for.
Also, Smyths have given us an incredibly generous donation of Lego and mini figures to pop in the boxes. If needed, you can select some of these to stick in your completed box when you are handing it in to the office.
These boxes really make a huge difference to children and their families living in absolute poverty and your support would be massively appreciated.
The deadline for the Appeal in school is Friday 2nd November.
Pupils can keep up to date with how many boxes have been handed in on the Shoeboxometer next to the office!
Thank you from the Scripture Union Group
Literacy Family Learning event:
Wednesday 3rd October. 6-730pm. Holm Primary School hall.
Mr Ross is hosting an event to share the new approach to spelling within the school.
The event will share:
- Information about the new approach
- the rationale behind it
- examples of the activities your children are involved in each day
- ways to support this at home
All families are welcome to attend, but the event is mainly aimed at families with children ranging from P3 to P7.
There will be another event soon aimed at the children in P1 and P2.
Children are welcome at the meeting.
We hope to see you all there.
Do you want to help raise funds for the school?
Do you have ideas for fundraising events we could hold?
if this sounds like you then please come along on Friday 28th Sept at 0930 to the cafe at Holm Mills and help the Parent Council.
All parents/grandparents/carers of Holm Primary & Nursery children welcome
Inverness Military wives choir are doing two nights this year raising money for Poppy Scotland, Royal British Legion and Mikey’s Line.This link also takes you straight to the Eventbrite page to buy tickets, so if anyone is interested and can’t get to the Legion or Poppy Scotland to buy them, they can go to this site and buy them directly. Tickets are also available from choir members.
MON 22nd – FRI 26th OCTOBER
MILLBURN ACADEMY, INVERNESS
9.30 – 4pm
£85 per child (£80 for siblings)
A jam packed week of music and activities for 8-18 year olds. Come along and try 3 different instruments, from fiddle, accordion, drums, chanter, keyboard, whistle, harp, singing, drama, guitar and mandolin, plus art, shinty, dancing and group work – all taught by our fantastic team of tutors.
No previous musical experience is necessary and all abilities are catered for. Bring your own instruments if you have them or we can lend you them for the week.
For more information and to book please see the Feis a Bhaile Facebook page
or contact Irene on 07917 869047 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October Hotshots timetable
Please find below some information on synchronized ice skating!
See below new information on how information is collected on funding Earlt Learning and Childcare places in Scotland.
Please see the below information leaflet about our amazing Holm drama club! All are welcome.
Please find below a copy of the P1 newspaper letter
Congratulations to everyone that took part in the Baillie Cup at the weekend! Holm Primary came first in our category. All the boys and girls behaved so well and showed great sportsmanship. We were very proud of you all. A big thank you to the parents and teachers that gave up their time to support the event. We really appreciate it.
Come along and see the pupils of Culloden Academy in their production of Beauty and the Beast.
Please see attached for information on upcoming Tennis Summer Camps at Inverness Tennis and Squash Club and the I.R.A Ross county soccer.
Due to the weather today both nursery and infants sports have been postponed.
Nursery sports will now take place on Thursday (24th May) morning. Infant’s sports will now take place on Monday 28th May at 1:30pm. We are sorry for any inconvenience this caused and cross our fingers for better weather tomorrow!
Walk to school week
Walk to School Week 21-25 May 2018
This week is walk to school week. We are encouraging all families to leave their cars (for even part of the way) and walk to school. All the classess have their walking charts ready to go in preparation for health week which starts on Monday.
For any more information please see the link below.
Please find attatched a link to various athletic events for nursery and Primary 1.
Please remember that school will be closed on Monday May 7th for the Bank Holiday.
We will see everyone back at school on Tuesday morning, usual times.
Weekly Classes April 2018 Please see attatched some ICT Football class dates.
We are delighted to have received a cheque from Tesco for £2,650.00 to be used towards Kids Football. The money was raised instore via the government’s 5p bag charge set up to help fund local projects. Thank you to those involved in applying for this scheme.
**Breakfast Club and Out of School Care booking form**
SUMMER HOLIDAY CHILDCARE
The booking deadline for Summer Holiday Childcare (16 July – 10 August 2018) at Milton of Leys and Ben Wyvis Primary School’s has now passed.
Parents/carers were encouraged to enrol their children for Summer Holiday Childcare before 19 March 2018.
Late booking requests will be considered during the week beginning 5 June 2018 and confirmation of a place will be subject to availability of both space and staff.
Following on from our Internet safety workshops, please find information here about Strategies and skills to support your child’s safe use of digital media at home.
Parentalk are holding a course at Culduthel Christian Centre on Monday evenings – the last three before the Easter holidays and then continuing for the first three Mondays in the summer term. It is a good chance for parents to chat about things and bounce ideas around. Please see the video link below for more information
International Mother Language Day 2018
On Wednesday 21st February the Inverness Museum and Inverness Library are celebration Mother languages day with a range of activities. Please see the attached posters below for more information.
Founders’ Day/ Thinking Day
On Thursday 22nd February we will be celebrating Founders’ day/ Thinking Day. This is a day that celebrates Scouting and Guiding across the world. If you are a member of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies or Guides we encourage you to wear your uniform to school with pride.
Dress as your dream occupation Friday 16th February
Throughout the school at different levels we have been learning about Developing the Young Workforce. This is about raising awareness of the skills each child has and how they could be important in the workplace. As well as this the school has recently been awarded Level 1 status in Rights Respecting Schools.
To join these two important initiatives we have decided to have a fundraiser where children can come in dressed in the clothing needed for their dream job. This fundraiser will take place on Friday 16th February. We ask that each child brings in £1 which will be collected for MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship). This is an international aid agency which works in partnership with churches and charities including Save the Children, Unicef and Tearfund. Please note that due to school policy football strips are not permitted on this day however should your child like to dress as a football player or coach, tracksuits will be permitted.
Come-And-Try Harp Session
If you have always wanted to try the harp, this free event is the perfect opportunity. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. Harps to try will be provided. Follow on workshops are available. The harp, or clarsach, is a beautiful instrument that has a long history in Scotland. Saturday 24th February, 1pm and 2pm sessions. Inverness Ice Centre (Bught Lane, Inverness, IV3 5SR). To book, email or phone Cheyenne Brown at email@example.com or 07791018761.
As Part of our work in school on Internet Safety Miss Moffat (P1/2) would like to invite you to a parent’s workshop on Tuesday 27th of February 2018. It will be covering the positive impact that the internet has for you and your child/children as well as different strategies that can help keep your child safe online. This will benefit parents and carers of children of all ages.
There will be two workshops, one at 2pm and another at 5.30pm. They will last between half an hour and 45 minutes. This will be an informal workshop so feel free to come with as many questions or comments as you wish.
Please see the following posters regarding enrolment for Primary 1 and Nursery for session beginning 2018/19
Please see the Nursery and School Handbooks
*Parent Survey – Please follow the link to complete the survey.*
The Highland Council is considering offering 4 weeks of Summer Childcare Provision at local schools and would like to assess demand. Please can you follow the link and complete the ELC Summer Provision Parent Survey.
At present the proposed schools include Ben Wyvis, Miller Academy Primary, Milton of Leys, Merkinch, Aviemore and Inverlochy. This may be subject to change. Parents can access the service at any school based on availability.
Please find attatched information on upcoming football training.
Drama Classes at Holm Primary School
Come and join The Highland Youth Theatre’s next production od Pinocchio.
Classes will be held in the main hall every Wednesday from 3 – 4:15 pm.
Classes start Wednesday 10th January.
Fees £58 including costume, script and tuition.
Show to be staged at The Spectrum Centre in March.
E mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to book your place now
Primary 1 Booklet – P1 Booklet 2017
At Holm Primary School and Nursery we aim to create a positive ethos of mutual respect, trust, responsibility and shared values. We aim to create a variety of stimulating learning contexts where everyone is encouraged to fulfil their potential and achievement is celebrated. We seek to involve children, parents, staff, partner organisations and the wider school community in working together to provide relevant and motivating experiences.
Please feel free to explore our school’s website by clicking on the various tabs and class blogs which we are constantly updating.
Standards and Qualities Report click here
School Improvement Plan click here
HMIe report – click here
Recent Care Inspectorate report – Document-Inspection Documents – Inspection Report (16-17) – 2894961 (1)