Newsletter for March

Please find the link to the March newsletter:

March 2017

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Pupil Equity Fund at Ben Wyvis

Last night at the Parent Council meeting, we presented some ideas about how we could use the Pupil Equity fund to support literacy, numeracy and health and well-being in the school. There is lots of discussion on-going, but if you have any ideas – please share them with us.

So far we have lots of suggestions, but also need helpers too. If you would like to be involved in running a small cafe or even work with small groups to help with literacy / numeracy please see Mrs Mackie.

We need lots of folk with different skills… if you could run a coding or puzzle club, give any time to setting up an orienteering course in the school or organise for us (there is lots to do) please contact the school.

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Presentation – please click on the link:

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World Book Day

A whole host of characters have ‘replaced’ our normal pupils and lots of children are enjoying sharing their favourite books. ‘Where’s Wally’ arrived at school today and some teachers even forgot to change out of their PJs!!

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Internet Safety Workshop for Parents

Last night we held an Internet Safety evening for parents and carers. Thank you to all those who attended. Some classes worked together and others presented in their own class base. We had a variety of workshops and all gave a clear message that we need to be very careful when we are on social media and that our children at Ben Wyvis are working towards being ‘Digital Citizens’.

We also received some very positive comments about our on-line learning profiles, (Seesaw) including, ‘I enjoy sharing in my daughter’s daily education,’ and ‘really enjoy seeing what the children are learning – brilliant idea.’

Please remember Parent Contact next week and then join us at our ‘Open Afternoon on Friday 12th May, here you can view your child’s learning profile, jotters and join us with our learning conversations. Our school report will also be in a different format this year and will be with you near the end of the summer term.

Please remember if you haven’t signed up to Seesaw – drop us an email or note and we will make sure that you have an invite printed.

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January Newsletter – update

Please find the second newsletter for January with a curriculum update.

 

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ENROLLING ONLINE FOR PRIMARY 1 & EARLY LEARNING AND CHILDCARE IN A SCHOOL – NEW FOR 2017!

If your child will be five years of age on or before 28th February 2018, they are eligible to enrol for Primary 1.

Children born between 1 March 2013 and 28 February 2015 are entitled to a funded Early Learning and Childcare place.

The new session starts on 15th August 2017.

We are pleased to announce that for enrolment into school or early learning and childcare, a new enrolment process has been developed to enable parents and carers to register children for school places online.

The P1 enrolment week for Highland schools is Monday 30th January to Friday 3rd February 2017.

For Early Learning and Childcare places it will be Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February 2017.

Once you have enrolled your child online, the school will contact you to arrange an induction.

Further information on completing the online form, the enrolment process, catchment areas, Gaelic Medium education, school transport and placing requests can be found online at www.highland.gov.uk/schoolenrolment or visit your local primary school during enrolment week.

A paper copy of the enrolment form can still be completed at your local school office during enrolment week. Please note that if you are enrolling in person at a school, you are required to take your child’s birth certificate and proof of your address with you.

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Shinty – cancellation 12 /01/17

Shinty after school club today is cancelled due to the weather. Children will be contacting parents / carers to organise lifts home if they need to.

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