The sun was certainly shining down on the last day of May for our Summer Fete. Lots of adults and children came along to enjoy the event and spend money to support school funds.
There was a wonderful atmosphere and it was great to see the huge variety of stalls, highland dancers, police dogs, fire engine, etc., as well as the enterprise stalls, planned and organised by staff and pupils.
The amount raised far surpassed the Parent Partnership expectations—around £3,500 Wow! What an achievement, thanks to the time, commitment and dedication of the members, who started planning the event a year ago.
On top of this, classes raised a combined total of around £1000 in profit. Pupils will decide how the money is spent. Each class has agreed to donate some of their profit to Mary`s Meals. The pupils have learned that this organisation provides a basic meal every day to pupils, in many countries, to encourage them to break out of poverty and attend school. The cost of feeding one child for a year is only around £12!
A huge thank you to the House and Vice Captains for organising such a successful Sports Relief Day. Assembly gave us the opportunity to share stories and some of the work that goes on with money raised. A baking stall at break time was so popular, it ran out of cakes. While in the afternoon, pupils went into their House groups and completed several laps of the hall, dressed down in sports kit. There was also a competition to see which class could make the longest line of pennies. Well done, P.2, who were the winners. All in all, it was a brilliant day, raising awareness and a record amount of over £550!
A warm welcome to our new school.
All the staff are looking forward to another successful and rewarding session with the children in our second year as Ben Wyvis Primary School.
We strive to create a happy, stimulating and caring environment that will enable your child to develop both academically and socially. At Ben Wyvis Primary, we are proud to work as a TEAM, where together everyone achieves more. The staff are committed to working together to bring challenge, fun and excitement into every child`s learning. We also believe that a strong and supportive partnership between home and school is essential to the health and well-being of our children.
As we embrace our second session as Ben Wyvis Primary, we hope that the information we provide will be useful to you and your family. If you have any further suggestions or queries, please feel free to contact us.
Primary 7 would like to thank everyone for helping them raise around £2000 this session to subsidise the cost of their residential, outdoor activity week to Fairburn. The money was mainly raised by carol singing at Tesco, a Burns` Night, a disco and a family Bingo Night.
Very well done to all the boys and girls who represented the school at Alness Academy in the first round of the cross country championship last Friday, 7th March. All boys and girls had personal bests, with Rachel Johnstone being placed 3rd and Kirsty Arnaud behind her in 4th place out of 200 girls. Amazingly, the girls` team won 1st place and came home with the shield.
Two smaller teams will go forward in a few weeks to the North of Scotland heat.
What a fantastic day was had by all on Tuesday, 22nd October, when we proudly celebrated the school`s birth- day and all that we had achieved in such a short time! 290 children, with staff, went outside into the playground, around the pagoda and sang `Happy Birthday` in front of the fantastic cake of the school building, baked by Audrey Simpson. We then held a reflective assembly with many pupils sharing their photos, thoughts and poems. The clear message that came from the pupils was not just about the wonderful environment that we have, but about their pride in the positive, caring ethos that we have all helped cre- ate. After lunch, the pupils tucked into juice and cupcakes, baked by 10 Mums. Our Open Afternoon, at the end of the day, brought many family members, as well as neighbours, into the school. Again, the feedback, both written and oral was very positive. The day ended with every child being given a tube of bubbles to take outside and blow in the school grounds. Happy memories for all!